That is exactly the type of thing that gives a bad name to all those big SUVs that we drive in the US. We would never think of putting that many people in one of our vehicles!:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:
What I understand about the Royal Enfield is that it is the best 1954 bike you can buy!
But I've also been told it's the perfect bike for India: simple, rugged, field-repairable, and every mechanic in India knows how to tape and wire them back together. Has anyone seenthe videoof that Indian photographer riding one around in the Himalayas? He's does it all himself..... he carries the camera out, sets it up, goes back, gets on his bike and rides by his camera.....thenturns around and goes back to get it! Respect..... doing it all on his own..... no support vehicles, no support staff, just himself.....respect!
My KLR is kind of like that: I carry a spare tube, tire boot material, an inflator, tire irons, wheel removal wrench, and a jack I made out of a big ol' turnbuckle (plus a big can of Fix-a-Flat, which I will try first!).... at least in theory, I like a bike I could fix on the road and keep on riding. When I get way into my dotage, I'm kind of looking at those geared-wheel, sidecar rig Urals........ kind of like the Royal Enfield....