does anyone here have any experience with royal enfield? i am curious about their quality.the yuppies have driven even the price of a 45 basket case to unreasonable levels and the enfield looks quite affordable
The India Enfields still have a lousy reputation.
You buy one new and rebuild it to non Indian standards(they have difficultys to understand what's a thou off an inch) with good quality bearings all around...and you can go riding.
Otherwise they are just a pain in the butt!
P.S. the Kawa 650W is a good looking cheap machine with a kickstart!
Local Bro buddy of mine bought one of the new ones. Made in India. Bike looks nice, gets tremendous fuel milage, but has all kinds of problems as he puts on the miles. Problems have ranged so far as, parts falling off of the scoot to never be found again and loosing of fasteners all over consistantly and electrical shorting here and there. No engine related or tranny mechanical failures as of yet. BIke has less than 4000 miles on it so far. We will see how additional miles will affect it as ime goes by.
the one i was thinking of goes back to the late 60's or so as the w1 and then the w2 kawi copied and reengineered a bsa to do this but i have seen the other one you mention as well in a dealer wasnt aware they were still produced i'll give em a look see. right now after a 20 yr absence from the road due to life and family etc. i am looking at something economical once i have that then i will start building flatties again than smitty