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Oct 25th 2018, 11:52 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Royal Enfield’s Millennial Love

https://qz.com/india/1438810/enfield...n-millennials/
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Oct 26th 2018, 05:58 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Man, that was a long drawn out article! It was almost like they needed an extra bunch of words to fill out an article.
I am looking forward to seeing the 650 twin early this next year as it is coming to the US. Not high HP, but it looks interesting and fun to me.

https://auto.ndtv.com/news/royal-enf...tation-1923019
Oct 26th 2018, 07:48 AM   #3
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77 (AMA Nat'l landspeed record holder), CB750K, CB750F
There was one running at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, and it got a lot of attention.

https://wheelbhp.com/royal-enfield-c...d-05092018888/
Oct 26th 2018, 08:12 AM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

My wife is interested in these and wants to check them out when available.
Oct 26th 2018, 09:47 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
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Originally Posted by Parilla125
Man, that was a long drawn out article! It was almost like they needed an extra bunch of words to fill out an article.
I am looking forward to seeing the 650 twin early this next year as it is coming to the US. Not high HP, but it looks interesting and fun to me.

https://auto.ndtv.com/news/royal-enf...tation-1923019
I thought it may have been they wanted to use the bike as a metaphor for Millennial passions but they had to cut the article short before returning to the bike theme. But it was fascinating to realize India has 440 million Millennials, more than we have people in our entire country. That is going to be a huge force in India and around the world as they take power.
Oct 26th 2018, 12:20 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

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There was one running at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, and it got a lot of attention.

https://wheelbhp.com/royal-enfield-c...d-05092018888/
I read an article (Cycle World?) about her and the bike/team. Pretty cool. Neat seeing younger folks getting into bikes in general and any type of racing with them but I particularly enjoy seeing more women getting involved!
Oct 26th 2018, 05:53 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

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It's a sure sign of my age I guess. I sort of dismissed the population densities, the politics, the performance angles, the changes in the Indian economy and the millennial psychology. I just enjoyed reading about people enjoying motorcycles. Miles of smiles.
Oct 27th 2018, 11:22 AM   #8
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  Portland

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That is interesting, Jeff. At my advancing age, I am becoming more sensitive to the world I will depart. Our lofty Boomers really didn’t achieve much and most of it was taken away by the conservative backlash. I am heartened by the young today. They seem to have their heads in a better place than prior generations. Being able to appreciate a classic motorcycle that makes no apologies for its deficiencies says a lot. Hoping they stay centered, if that is indeed what it means.
Nov 2nd 2018, 05:13 PM   #9
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Our lofty Boomers really didn’t achieve much
You may have just typed your opinion on a smart phone and sent it via cell tower across the ether to a domain on the World Wide Web where it could be read by every human on the planet instantly.

Boomers achieved that.
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Nov 2nd 2018, 10:28 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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If you measure achievement that way, then my point was made.
Nov 3rd 2018, 12:07 AM   #11
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

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There was one running at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, and it got a lot of attention.

https://wheelbhp.com/royal-enfield-c...d-05092018888/
Did it get a lot of attention because it was running .

I am not convinced of the manufacturing quality coming out of India yet...of course I am old enough to remember Japanese cars with questionable quality and now they are world class.
Nov 6th 2018, 10:09 AM   #12
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  Apr 2018
  N Idaho

  Yamaha 650
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If you measure achievement that way, then my point was made.
I agree in principal
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Our lofty Boomers really didn’t achieve much and most of it was taken away by the conservative backlash.
But then I look at the double digit returns on my 401k and think "WINNING".
Nov 6th 2018, 02:35 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
It would be like the Greatest Generation admitting they didn’t succeed in defeating worldwide fascism, but they did get telephones, radios and washing machines in most of the developed world’s houses.
Nov 6th 2018, 05:00 PM   #14
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Going to be an interesting night. I’m constantly amazed at the power of cognitive dissonance. People’s ability to beat up old guys for exercising their right to free speech, while honestly thinking they are anti fascist.

“You have an idea that differs slightly from my own, so I am going to smash you because I am an anti-fascist...” the point may be lost on some people.

I just wish everybody would get a fucking job and get to work. Taking care of oneself has an amazing ability to reshape people’s mental outlook...

Speaking of, something made me want to check my 401k, and look, all is right in the world.
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Nov 6th 2018, 10:32 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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While we are on a rant, let me say that the antifascists aren’t going after people for having slightly different opinions. It is because they are white supremicists (aka Neo Nazis) who intentionally provoke just to stir up resistance. And their violence far outstrips those they come to battle.

At this point, everybody does have a job. And with wages and benefits still stagnant since the Nixon era, often they have two or three of them.

Finally, I believe about 80% of stocks are owned by the top 10%. So it is a tiny sliver who are benefiting from the stock boom. And what goes up comes back down, as far as the market goes. Have you forgotten how many people lost their entire retirement in the Bush Great Recession, along with their home value?
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