Overall, in my opinion, they are a much better ride in every scenario than, for example, Harley’s Street 500. And dynamically, it is a sweeter handling machine than the outgoing Triumph Street Twin.
Royal Enfield really do need to be congratulated on taking this massive step forward. I would not hesitate in recommending one of these to a new rider in Australia. Or an experienced rider.
These new twins are a successful marriage of Royal Enfield’s basic roots of mechanical simplicity, but with just enough modern technology to ensure that the ride is fun, but without the fuss.
I think perhaps the best chapters in Royal Enfield’s long history are still to be written.