New Bullet Electra or Bullet Classic 350 or Standard 350

Hello, I've booked a bullet classic 350 and due for delivery in March 2011. It has been a long wait for the bullet however the dealer has agreed to give Electra or the standard bullet in Jan 2011. Please suggest which one do I chose. Is it worth waiting for Classic 350. It has the same engine specifications like a Electra. Or to save some money do i buy a standard bullet. I've couple of my friends not satisfied with Classic 500. Im not sure of Classic 350 though.your advice is much appreciated.

Asked by Viju P K on 03-01-2012

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If it's in Jan 2011, then you dont need any advice as the bike has already been delivered. If it's in Jan 2012, however, you should go for the Standard 350 and get a disc brake installed on it's front wheel from the dealer (Rs. 7000) before taking delivery. The Classic 500 and Electra both come with electric stzart which is a useless feature for Enfields because all Enfield models suffer from the sprag clutch issue when the electric start is used. The Standard 350 comes with kick start only, which is much more reliable and trouble free. However, from the way you have asked your question, you do not seem to be an Enfield type of guy. Those who buy Enfields are already aware of it's mechanical maladies and do not go about town asking such questions as you have asked on a forum like this. So you must avoid buying an Enfield and go for any other reliable and trouble free Japanese motorcycle. There is still some time.
Answered by Sam Dinkar on 04-01-2012
if you like classic look then wait otherwise everything is same
Answered by Dev on 04-01-2012
Hi, go for the Royal Enfield Electra Twinspark at any cost. The bike has kick and electric start, gas filled back shock absorbers, disc brakes and is available in 3 color variants and has good solid looks than Royal Enfield Standard model. Currently all the new Royal Enfield 350cc bike models have the same reliable 346cc, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, Twinspark, Tci, UCE engines with 19.8 hp @ 5250 rpm of power and has 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm of torque and gives mileage of around 34 to 40 kmpl depending upon the riding style and conditions.
Answered by Rj on 04-01-2012

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