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i know there are a bunch of old guys on this forum, i'm surprised i haven't heard a lot about this bike. i thought the old 650 was a peach, this one is even better. it addresses the only handicap. if the W650 was a better Bonnie than the new Bonnie (which it was) what does that make an 800 version?

here's a pic:

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oh, so THAT's how you embed a vid: by accident!

edit: this is my definition of a "cruiser."

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Love it! Had a W650 for 21K miles and it was one of the most enjoyable motorcycles I ever owned.




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i know there are a bunch of old guys on this forum, i'm surprised i haven't heard a lot about this bike. i thought the old 650 was a peach, this one is even better. it addresses the only handicap. if the W650 was a better Bonnie than the new Bonnie (which it was) what does that make an 800 version?

there's a vid. here's a pic:
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I love the looks of that bike. Even the Jade Green color.

Too bad its not offered in the U.S.
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Timeless! I just like sayin that cause I'm not.

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So who's gonna buy a Royal Enfield ?

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So who's gonna buy a Royal Enfield ?
i scoped them out at the local dealer, they look like fun. but if i wanted to spin wrenches i could just buy and HD. or a beemer.

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i scoped them out at the local dealer, they look like fun. but if i wanted to spin wrenches......
That's what I have been reading about them. You need to tinker with them A LOT.

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Does the pillion in the video come as standard?


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I hope Kawasaki brings this bike to the U.S. I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

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