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Author Topic: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?  (Read 3219 times)

Offline grancuda

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Stumbled across a Royal Enfield Cafe Racer that they have came out with for 2013.  Looks pretty cool but I doubt it has any performance updates. 

http://austin.craigslist.org/mcd/3405473594.html

found more info
http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2012/01/royal-enfield-cafe-racer.html
« Last Edit: Nov 16, 2012, 09:35:01 by grancuda »

Offline jsharpphoto

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2012, 09:57:11 »
looks like fish 'n chips, tastes like curry.

Offline DUEX EX

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2012, 11:11:32 »
Nice looking bike,though i would eliminate that rear fender.
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Offline AgentX

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 16, 2012, 11:13:04 »
They're not out in India yet.

It's more than a cosmetic update to the standard Bullet, but it's not exactly a Norton...

They have a new double-downtube frame on it, and 41mm fork tubes vs. the old 35mm, and a rear disc brake.  It's the new-style unit engine (edit: which means fuel-injected too), and they claim some kind of performance improvements through, I think, sportier cams than the standard Bullets.
« Last Edit: Nov 16, 2012, 11:31:09 by AgentX »

Offline grancuda

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 16, 2012, 11:17:19 »
So will they do the ton?

Offline Garage Rat

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 16, 2012, 11:23:10 »
Nothing wrong with that.
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Offline AgentX

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 16, 2012, 11:24:58 »
So will they do the ton?

Stock, maybe if you dropped it out of a plane?  (apologies to Yinzer...)

There's a company Ace Engineering LLC that does serious performance work (in relative terms) for the old-school engines, and they're working on a unit engine job now.  I bet it could hit the Ton after they've had their way with it.


Offline Garage Rat

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 16, 2012, 12:41:04 »
What the hell do you guys want? A modern bike that looks like its old skin deep or an old bike built today the same as back then?

If your going authentic, as I have read from Beach' most bikes back in the day did not do the ton, it was the goal, it was the magic number.

Those rear shocks and fender hoops gotta go but I like it.
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Offline ProSimex

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 16, 2012, 14:37:15 »
Id ride it.  I have absolutely no problem with curry or Indian Enfields.  Cant "do the ton"? who cares?  That's the magic number, something to work towards.  I can buy a $600 eighties sportbike that will do the ton all day everyday..
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Offline Rat_ranger

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 16, 2012, 17:29:11 »
I like it,  I would rather have some nice Hagon, or repro style shocks on it though.  If I had the money and a place for it I would ride it to work.
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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 16, 2012, 17:48:17 »
Ti like it and "those who like it,like it a lot"..  I'd buy one if I could. The RE cafe bike on the CDN  ( www.enfieldmotorcycles.ca)site is different.  Called the Chrome Cafe Racer. I like the red one better.   I wonder if the red was a special done by the Texas dealer.  Saw a show on RE India awhile back...the pin striping on the tanks of the other models is/was still hand painted, no decals.   Nice bike I like it,  now for a Constellation...

Offline beachcomber

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 19, 2012, 13:51:05 »
Stock, maybe if you dropped it out of a plane?  (apologies to Yinzer...)

There's a company Ace Engineering LLC that does serious performance work (in relative terms) for the old-school engines, and they're working on a unit engine job now.  I bet it could hit the Ton after they've had their way with it.

A British tuned 500 Indian Bullet reached 112 mph 2 years ago [ officially timed ]. Cafe Racer'd and with a small Avon half fairing.

My own "Race " Bullet [ 500 ] topped out in the flying kilo at 111.8 mph back in 1968.
I'll dig out some details.

BTW - when the current CEO took over there was talk of resurrecting the 700 Constellation they had been working on around 1999. ............................. oh er.
« Last Edit: Nov 19, 2012, 13:52:49 by beachcomber »
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Offline JRK5892

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 19, 2012, 16:33:55 »
i had a royal enfield 500 bullet it would hit 100mph... granted was working it's ass off and peaked but it would

personally i love the bike as it is fnder and all has a very vintage feel





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Offline JRK5892

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Re: 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer - anyone seen these yet?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 19, 2012, 16:34:53 »
ooh i should add mine had upgraded carb, intake, filter, and pipes... was not 100% stock
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