Royal Enfield motorcycles now in Cambodia

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RE certainly have a lot of new bikes in the pipeline over the next year..

Classic 350, Hunter 350, 650 Cruiser, 650 Scrambler and a Himalayan Scrambler. Exciting times if you're in the market.

Sorry for no english vid of Classic 350 above. It's the only pre release vid I could find. I have to say, I like the look of this 350 more than the 500 Classic. The 500 has the old engine tech and is a bit of a beast with the vibrations. I suspect the 350 will be more popular here in Cambodia whenever it gets here.

Of course, then there's the other upcoming models to consider..
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The last time I rode a Royal Enfield 350 Classic I took it and myself up the Rohtang Pass - Rohtang La रोहतांग दर्रा Himachal Pradesh, India. It was a very reliable motorcycle, and a enjoyable trip, but difficult in some places where the road was under ice water flooding, with many large submerged rocks to negotiate.
The pass is well-known for riding bikes and also hiking (I had done plenty of both in the area) but both activities can be treacherous depending on weather. The views of the Himalaya in the area are stunning, and beforehand we had done much trekking and climbing in the surrounding areas, and once we knew the snow ploughs started to clear the road, it was time to rent a bike. In some areas along the route the ice walls would be 15 feet high, but still along the way you can find camps serving hot food and beer, sometimes interesting areas where, not only were there the mountain views but the well off people of Dehli out learning to ski and enjoying the time that the pass is open, being approximately half of the year.
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The photo my nephew sent to me only a few days ago of our trip up the pass starting from Manali.
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Just released in India...

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Two good videos above on clutchcargo's posts. I wonder how Royal Enfield are doing with there sale in the KOW, more so with the pandemic situation. The price of the Lekh always seems a little confusing to myself.
A little bit more about comparison of the two bikes -

Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Price starts at Rs. 1.92 Lakh which is Rs. 12,327 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Classic 350 priced at Rs. 1.79 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Royal Enfield Classic 350 is 41.9 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is 41.9 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by 346 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is powered by 349 cc engine. Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available in 14 different colours while Royal Enfield Meteor 350 comes with 7 colours. 62% users have chosen Royal Enfield Meteor 350 over Royal Enfield Classic 350 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

https://www.zigwheels.com/bike-comparis ... c%20engine.
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As a hardcore fan of both of the Lawrence of Arabias - the legend, and the real thing - and a nominal fan of some British bikes and cars, I am wondering what you Royal Enfield fans think of this...

This Menacing New Retro-Style Motorcycle Was Inspired by Lawrence of Arabia’s Dagger

The Brough Superior 103 hp Lawrence reflects its namesake most notably in design

We can see the appeal of swapping camels for motorcycles, which is exactly what the real Lawrence of Arabia did after the first World War. T. E. Lawrence—the fabled Welsh-born military officer, archaeologist and author—served in the deserts of the Middle East during the war, becoming known for his role in uniting bedouin tribes against the Ottoman Empire and making a grueling 70-hour dromedary trek. Afterward, his fondness for motorbikes was also renowned, especially those from Britain’s Brough Superior, founded by racer George Brough in 1919 but shuttered in 1940.

Who could blame him? Lawrence owned seven and, in his autobiographical work The Mint, waxes poetic about riding one: “He ambles at forty-five and when roaring his utmost, surpasses the hundred. A skittish motor-bike with a touch of blood in it is better than all the riding animals on earth, because of its logical extension of our faculties, and the hint, the provocation, to excess conferred by its honeyed untiring smoothness.” Tragically, it was while on the SS100 model that Lawrence swerved to miss children and crashed, dying from his injuries a few days later.

Brough Superior, revived in the new millennium by motorcycle connoisseur Mark Upham and industry veterans Thierry Henriette and Albert Castaigne and now based in France, recently debuted a model that salutes the brand’s ardent admirer. The 103 hp Lawrence reflects its namesake most notably in design. According to Castaigne, the executive director, “the model’s muscular and fluid line is inspired by the bedouin dagger that T. E. Lawrence wore on his belt… also evoked by the two protruding knife-like ridges that energize the shape of the tank.”

The hand-built bike features a titanium frame, carbon-fiber bodywork and a 997 cc V-twin four-stroke engine developed with French specialist Akira. In another nod to Lawrence, who was born in 1888, only 188 examples are planned, with European pricing set at roughly $80,000.


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https://robbreport.com/motors/motorcycl ... 234608430/
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Stern, its a very interesting story about the history of the bike, here is also the 2014 model

https://thekneeslider.com/brough-superi ... brand-new/

My dad had a Sunbeam S7, and a few of my old friends had British motorcycles, some still have today. I have never had one myself, due to the advise by the ones who did have them. I was told to leave well alone and get a Japanese model for its reliability.
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Closest i ever got to owning a British motorcycle was my Triumph Mk 1 sedan. 1961. (quite rare, most of them are Mk 2's)
Bought it in 1991 with only 38,000 miles. Best car i ever owned - hands down.
Originally owned by that crusty old conservative sod Sir Howard Beale who bought it when he returned from being Au ambassador to Washington. (crusty - but he knew a good sports sedan with style when he saw one)
Immaculate, original condition. It had been in his family's garage since he died.

I love that British 1960's thing.
Despite what they say about British '60's machinery, it was as reliable as a Swiss cuckoo clock.
I had it all through the '90's. Still love it to death, well after it has passed on to some other lucky bastard.
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