2012 Royal Enfield MotorcycleThe top of the G5 line, which draws its styling inspiration from the 1955 Royal Enfield Bullet, the G5 Deluxe is distinguished by its chrome tank, rubber knee pads and plentiful chrome accents.
A large seat makes it appropriate for two-up riding, though the limited power output will keep you off the highway.It may not look it, but the unit construction engine is new and is fuel injected. Starting is via electricity or leg power.A less-adorned Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Classic is also available and runs $200 less than the G5 Deluxe.2012 Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Deluxe Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod single
WHEELBASE: 54 inches
BORE x STROKE: 84mm x 90mm
FUEL CAPACITY: 3.8 gallons
MAXIMUM HP: 27 @ 5250 rpm
CURB WEIGHT: 412 pounds
MAX. TORQUE: 30 ft/lbs @ 4000 rpm
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Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!