IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT GOING FOR WEEKEND RIDES . DO NOT BUY ANY ROYAL ENFILEDs
Royal enfield sucks big time.
"leave home" - but with a fear that it might stop anywhere .
Dont get me wrong , but royal enfields are the most unreliable bikes on indian roads.. Just because they have 350cc and 500cc engine doenst mean they are good .
I have a royal enfield thunderbird 2010 at home and i always get scared to go for long rides .
Its almost 3 years old now and run 45000+ km.
Speedometer cable keeps breaking ,
Throttle cable keeps breaking very often 500-1000km ,
Clutch cable keeps breaking every 100 -200 km ,
Oil leaks ,
Tappet sounds ,
Once my self start got jammed while riding from mangalore-bangalore . and it jammed the kicker too . i had to hire a tempo to get it across . i dont know if the designer was stoned or had a fight with his wife before he designed the system !!! .
Cant handle rains . the bike doesnt start once its drenched .
i can go on with the problems ..
Add all this and the amount of time you spend with a half knowledged "royal enfiled" mechanics . Well. Lets just say that this bike is just BULL-shit! .
This bike is just not practical .
May be a good timepass , trying to fix it half of the year to go for a 100km ride, while you are getting retired and have a huge amount of money in your bank account to drain it on crappy parts for this bull-shit! .
Trust me .. i had better experince with my old yamaha rx-100 and old hero honda cbz .
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