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    Was out on a demo bike today....My real world riding point of view.

    The bike pulled away from low revs as though it was a twin with no jerking and jumping etc. It surprised
    me the way it's power built through the gears up to the national speed limit with relative ease.
    30mph could be achieved in top but felt better in fourth (it has five gears) which was 2,200rpm.
    Quite responsive from this speed in fourth re overtakes in traffic.
    I counted in my head 5 seconds from 0 to 60, counting 1000 and one....one th.....etc. So quite inaccurate
    but you get the idea.
    50mph overtakes where easily done with a 'roll on' in top gear but dropping down to forth for a swifter
    response gave me more confidence. Perhaps changing down was unnesseary and was a Job's comforter
    on an unfamiliar bike.
    I reached 70mph with ease and I'm no doubt it would be fine on the motorway.

    The bike felt light and easy to manoeuvre. Once going it felt very light and easy to ride at slow speeds.
    It was a breeze to ride down A and B roads and was very planted when I picked the speed up. I'd like to
    have tested it's lean angle a tad more but surfaces were a bit damp and greasy today.
    I took it down a lane with a really bumpy surface with tarmac missing etc and it coped very well indeed.
    I was expecting the rear shocks to bottom out but they didn't even though they were set on the second
    lowest setting of five.

    I'm 6'1" with a 31" inside leg. Rode the bike for an hour and didn't suffer any cramp, leg ache etc.
    The seat was quite wide and firm causing no bum ache, and felt as though it would be all day comfy.
    It's a great looking no nonsense machine and a thing of beauty IMHO, with service intervals of 6000 miles.

    The bad bits....

    The engine cases had BSA decal stickers on them.
    No centre stand.
    Mirror stalks not long enough (I could only see my arms).
    Oh, and it has the radiator off a Hillman Imp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brut33 View Post
    Was out on a demo bike today....My real world riding point of view.

    The bike pulled away from low revs as though it was a twin with no jerking and jumping etc. It surprised
    me the way it's power built through the gears up to the national speed limit with relative ease.
    30mph could be achieved in top but felt better in fourth (it has five gears) which was 2,200rpm.
    Quite responsive from this speed in fourth re overtakes in traffic.
    I counted in my head 5 seconds from 0 to 60, counting 1000 and one....one th.....etc. So quite inaccurate
    but you get the idea.
    50mph overtakes where easily done with a 'roll on' in top gear but dropping down to forth for a swifter
    response gave me more confidence. Perhaps changing down was unnesseary and was a Job's comforter
    on an unfamiliar bike.
    I reached 70mph with ease and I'm no doubt it would be fine on the motorway.

    The bike felt light and easy to manoeuvre. Once going it felt very light and easy to ride at slow speeds.
    It was a breeze to ride down A and B roads and was very planted when I picked the speed up. I'd like to
    have tested it's lean angle a tad more but surfaces were a bit damp and greasy today.
    I took it down a lane with a really bumpy surface with tarmac missing etc and it coped very well indeed.
    I was expecting the rear shocks to bottom out but they didn't even though they were set on the second
    lowest setting of five.

    I'm 6'1" with a 31" inside leg. Rode the bike for an hour and didn't suffer any cramp, leg ache etc.
    The seat was quite wide and firm causing no bum ache, and felt as though it would be all day comfy.
    It's a great looking no nonsense machine and a thing of beauty IMHO, with service intervals of 6000 miles.

    The bad bits....

    The engine cases had BSA decal stickers on them.
    No centre stand.
    Mirror stalks not long enough (I could only see my arms).
    Oh, and it has the radiator off a Hillman Imp.
    Nice review

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    Will we be seeing you on one at Strontian then Stu?
    "But you're not posh."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Posh Pete View Post
    Will we be seeing you on one at Strontian then Stu?
    I'll be on something with a little more luggage capacity, therefore it'll be the...

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    Looks like the Interceptor wins in the suspension department.

    MCN yesterday....


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    It does Brut but in the full article in MCN the Goldstar just edges it on quality of parts I believe , see below
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve hughes View Post
    It does Brut but in the full article in MCN the Goldstar just edges it on quality of parts I believe , see below
    Save the £800 and buy YSS shocks, the brakes on the Inty are ByBre (Brembo of India), my tyres are Pirelli, The exhaust (headers) is quality chromed. Its a Harris frame...... and its a twin with an 865cc big bore option should anyone want to up the power. Lets see how well the BSA ages and how reliability stacks up, Interceptor is in its 4th year now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve hughes View Post
    It does Brut but in the full article in MCN the Goldstar just edges it on quality of parts I believe , see below


    Quote Originally Posted by Jazbee View Post
    Save the £800 and buy YSS shocks, the brakes on the Inty are ByBre (Brembo of India), my tyres are Pirelli, The exhaust (headers) is quality chromed. Its a Harris frame...... and its a twin with an 865cc big bore option should anyone want to up the power. Lets see how well the BSA ages and how reliability stacks up, Interceptor is in its 4th year now.
    Lots of good points on both sides of the coin.

    The Enfield has four years of production under its belt with no issues. All credit to them.
    I'm pinning my hopes the Gold Star will be as durable due to its Rotax designed engine and
    long period of testing that BSA have carried out.
    A leap of faith indeed. Just like the early adopters of the Interceptor who trusted Indian motorcycle
    build quality of a newly developed engine, albeit by a long established company.

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    I think its terrific that we as bike enthusiasts have the wide choice of bikes from either one of these up to and including the latest offerings from BMW, Ducati, Honda.............the list is near endless. A good time to be a biker me thinks.

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