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Hi,I am a Veteran of the Armed Forces. An avid bike enthusiast. Owned a Royal Enfield for over fifteen years. Always wanted a HARLEY, but was not comfortable with the size and manoeuvrability of the Harley line up, being a light weight.
Test rode the Street 750 and found it to be just what I wanted! So folks, here I am trying to learn from all you more experienced riders on this forum.
 

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Hi,I am a Veteran of the Armed Forces. An avid bike enthusiast. Owned a Royal Enfield for over fifteen years. Always wanted a HARLEY, but was not comfortable with the size and manoeuvrability of the Harley line up, being a light weight.
Test rode the Street 750 and found it to be just what I wanted! So folks, here I am trying to learn from all you more experienced riders on this forum.


Welcome aboard.


Tell me about the Enfield you owned. I remember them from the 1960's and they were a unique British motorcycle that were highly respected by many. I don't have any real knowledge about them since then as I don't believe a lot were sold in the US.


I've always loved Harleys as well although I've owned many different brands of motorcycles. I've not been much of a fan of the larger Harley cruisers but love my Sportster as it's more of an old school bobber type motorcycle. With you I believe the Street 500/750 is an excellent addition to the Harley line because it is nimble allowing a smaller rider to feel more in control. I can understand why you liked it when you did your test ride.


Did you get a chance to ride the 500? Curious as I've ridden both although I purchased a 750 just to use the engine for an old school chopper project that required a 750cc engine. My partner is building an old school bobber using the Street 500. The 500cc and 750cc engines are ideal for old school bobbers and choppers because those are typical of displacement sizes in the 60's that rarely exceeded 1000cc.
 

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Welcome aboard..... this is a friendly asylum.....
 

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Great to have you here! Welcome.

Love Royal Enfield. What made you sell that bike. Did you like it while you had it?

Cheers
 

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I still have my Enfield. Love it! It's a 350 cc engine a bit slow but beautifully balanced. It's rock steady in almost every situation, which is what I love about it. The bike is. 1982 model all black. The curious thing about it is that it's rear brake is on the left unlike all other bikes, while the gear shifter is on the right with a neutral finder. I have now to get used to a brake pedal on the right foot for the Street 750. I have been promised delivery in the 1st week of October.
 

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Okay Guys, I think I missed out on an important issue when I joined the forum. I think it is assumed that I am US based. No, actually I am from India. Presently located in the city of Bangalore in the south of the country.
 

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I too have an Enfield, Ayedee.
I had never known of a Royal Enfield until about a year ago and I was completely set back when I saw one. I was instantaneously sent back to the late 60's. The look of the old BSA's and Triumphs and Nortons flashed in my mind. I had to have one. I bought the 500 Military model Bullet. It draws a crowd where ever I ride it. There are no dealers in Tennessee so I drove about 600 miles to the DC area of Virginia to buy it.
This got me back into riding again, Hence the Street 750.
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I too have an Enfield, Ayedee.
I had never know of a Royal Enfield until about a year ago and I was completely set back when I saw one. I was instantaneously sent back to the late 60's. The look of the old BSA's and Triumphs and Nortons flashed in my mind. I had to have one. I bought the 500 Military model Bullet. It draws a crowd where ever I rid it. There are no dealers in Tennessee so I drove about 600 miles to the DC area of Virginia to buy it.
This got me back into riding again, Hence the Street 750.
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The Enfield is very sweet looking and certainly reminds me of the British motorcycles of the 1960's. Like you I'm also lost in the 60's when it comes to motorcycle style although I'm more into the old school bobbers and choppers of the era.


I assume yours is a 2013 as you mentioned buying it last year.
 

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It's a beauty! It's a little different from my bike, but the differences are minor except the brake pedal and the gear shifter. The shape of the gear box is slightly different, the seat on my bike is a single piece two seater. I have drum brakes, the silencer is slightly shorter but the same shape without the heat shield and the brake pedal is on the left foot with the gear shifter on the right along with a small lever which is the neutral finder. The rest is the same.
 
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