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I am planning on flying into Delhi in the next two weeks and buying a 500cc. For three months I will ride alone across the north. After that time I plan on meeting my girlfriend in Delhi. So the question I am asking is if the enfield 500cc is strong enough to carry myself and my girlfriend (maybe 260 lbs. both of us, plus luggage) up to the highlands of Ladakh. How powerfull is that little beast?
Power? Enfield 500? You're having a laugh....
Will happily carry you, your girlfriend and all your luggage over the Himalaya and up to Ladakh. Have done the same trip 2-up on a 350 with a mega 18HP. Enjoy.
Either way in India, You cannot get anything Bigger than an Enfield! and moreover the reception / response that you will get form the locals if you are on an enfield cannot be compared with any other bike.
Enfield is no doubt the right choice!!
PS: If you come towards Bombay / Poona , drop me a note maybe we can meet up for a Chai or something!:-)
That's right, it's got bugger all power, but anything more would be wasted in Indian traffic conditions. Also, the Enfield is really comfortable to ride for long distances. The perfect touring bike for India, although the reliability is suspect.
Yep, power and enfields not two words often used together. Might be worth getting a free flowing filter and bigger carb jet for an extra couple of HP if youre going to altitude? enfields are very tuneable. Although I`d ask someone with experience of riding them at altitude as I`m only speculating. Parts like this for the bullet are very cheap.
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Originally posted by seanh: Enfields will get over high altitude ok without tuning. They will lose a bit of power like any bike, but i travelled with a couple of guys on Enfields over Kudung La (5600m) without a problem.
I can't see how the bullet is right tool for travelling in India or anywhere else, esp. for non-Indians, unless the financial situation is really tight. You would want something with better perf and reliability. A dual sport bike a la BMW GS bikes, KTMs etc. will be much better. Most bullet supporters in India ultimately revert to bashing "Jap bikes" to glorify bullets when all they have seen/experienced are small, single-cyl, aircooled, carb japanese bikes. It was the same story with the Ambassador cars and what not.
As for the reception one gets on a bullet that "cannot be compared with any other bike", not that this really matters, I doubt there will be a bigger crowd around a bullet in front of something like a BMW GS Adventure.
@ Yogesh >> Your Website with the trip logs is indeed very interesting,
And having reading Sumit's Blog earlier, now its time to read the other end of the story!
Thanks for posting the link in Signature!
dont worry codyblake, 500 has enough power to take you both to ladakh easily. if my 180cc 4st bike can take me (220+lbs.) and around 30kg luggage to ladakh, a 500 would do the duty easily
@ Mantan >> True, BMW GS bikes, KTMs etc will be much better. My post there was considering the fact that Codyblake did not bring with him his bike into India. Maybe because I am a bullet rider I support the bullets much more than they are worthy of ! :-)
Originally Posted by mantan
I can't see how the bullet is right tool for travelling in India or anywhere else, esp. for non-Indians, unless the financial situation is really tight. A dual sport bike a la BMW GS bikes, KTMs etc. will be much better.
and finally as Br Clarke said sometimes its not the bike ,, its the Ride.
Sometimes it's not the bike that's important, it's the ride.
why sometimes, I think the ride is always more important than the bike, however, having the right tool for the job will not hurt. Some people get so caught up in promoting certain make/model that objectivity is lost.
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