I love Royal Enfields. I’ve heard that they’re really fun in other countries on all kinds of back roads, for put-putting around the city here, etc. The first time I heard about these bikes was before I rode, a friend told me about a Diesel motorcycle in Portland someone had converted to bio-diesel. I was immediately in love.
Back to the classic gas consuming little retro styled motorcycles. Again, I love them. I can’t speak for their reliability, overall ability to be worked on, etc… but I’ve known quite a few people who really dig them as well. While I have overheard non-Enfield owners talking smack about how they’re “made in India, and cheap”, I have never heard a person who actually owns one say that.
I have not yet been on one but someone offered to let me ride theirs the other day, soo… I’ll go take him up on that and get back to you.