Royal Enfield Motorcycles: Royal Enfield Sixty-5 brought new features

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ES Deluxe

Friday, December 4, 2009

Enfield Sixty-5 brought new

The Royal Enfield Bullet has in an increasing variety of flavors in years.

By 2004 the United was used to Classic, Deluxe and models. Then something new along: the Royal Enfield

It had new features, came in special and had been named in England, not in The name implied that Royal Enfield was more Sixties than Nifty But what was it, exactly?

It was the platform the new five-speed gearbox was introduced on, Kevin Mahoney, of Classic the U.S. importer.

The initial was that the five speed was available on this new model. The was that we would keep the regular four speeds the conventional Bullet. This was in to the higher price point of the speed as well as perceived from some quarters moving away from the speed.

As for the name, Mahoney provided note of explanation from Williams, managing director of Squire, the importer for the United

The electric-start Bullet with the speed box came from without a name and it clearly (to us) one. Three of us and some came up with ‘sixty’ we wanted to present it as having on from the ’50s of the earlier and ‘5’ for five speed, ‘Sixty-5.’

Far too subtle for anyone to without it being explained but we it sounded OK, so that was it. We told the what we had decided (for and nobody argued. As soon as we it it took 60 per cent of the sales.

Confusion about the unusual was inevitable, as this contemporary Motorworks advertisement for the Bullet 65 The toolboxes bear the proper spelling, however.

Mahoney the Sixty-5 was never as popular in the as in Europe, but he noticed an effect

It became apparent very that the five speed was a huge improvement that the for the four speed evaporated. The increase in price turned out to be to the market. (Whenever we have a big improvement, such as the addition of the ES or the speed, our fears about resistance have been

Prior to the five speed the common support issues we with had to do with shifting with the four speed. they evaporated.

For 2005, the speed transmission and electric were standard on all new Royal in the U.S.

Very quickly we to putting five speeds in all of our which didn’t help sales, Mahoney said. Our stayed with the conventional with a five speed. the Sixty-5 and the Electra have great sellers in the European and less so in the U.S.

The U.S. the older styles.

Soon the Europeans had moved on to the Electra, left just us ordering the Since they had unique and the factory wanted to reduce the of colors they were especially for this very low product, the Sixty-5 was dropped the line.

Its short life-span (2004-2006 in the unique colors and special in the modern history of Royal should give owners the they have something a bit The Sixty-5 was never intended to be a edition model. The number of Sixty-5s that come up for indicate that there are a lot of them out there.

The Sixty-5 was listed on the Classic Motorworks web in April, 2006 but its place as the modern Bullet was shortly to be by the Electra X.

Prowling the Internet, I came some of the information offered the Sixty-5 on Classic Motorworks’ web of the time. Here are some

Along with new period paint, body work many new technical and aesthetic the Bullet Sixty-5 features the designed 5 speed transmission. The new shifts ‘as smooth as and makes for a very reliable combination.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ES Deluxe

Other new features

* Rubber fork gaiters.

* New tank shape.

* ‘Goldstar’ exhaust pipe.

* Variable chrome rear springs.

* New ribbed dual seat.

* points cover.

* Comes with both an electric and a starter.

* Excellent gas mileage!

The Sixty-5 was last year in England and has one of the top selling bikes in its class. In the market the Bullet Sixty-5 is the likes of Buell and Moto-Guzzi.

is available in four beautiful correct metallic colors:

* Blue

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