Royal Enfield At Cooperb – In The Beginning
In February 2015 we took a used 500cc Bullet in part exchange. It was a cold but bright sunny day & I decided to use the bike to visit the sandwich shop in the next village some 3 miles away. Before I was even half way there I decided I loved this bike & ended up taking a massive detour that had me out on the bike for a couple of hours! As a lover of big, fast modern sports bikes I simply didn’t understand why this bike felt so special. I just could not explain to myself why this bike made me smile & made me feel so good. It was unlike anything I’d ever ridden before and on paper it’s vital statistic’s just didn’t compete with any of my usual favourite bikes. However, I loved it!
It was only after I’d advertised the bike & spoken to some Enfield enthusiast’s the answer came to me. The Royal Enfield makes you smile because it is so basic, so innocent that it takes me back to my youth when all of my riding was a mix full of learning & fun. The handling is compliant & sweet enough to be hustled along enthusiastically – but it doesn’t make you want to get your knee down. The engine responds directly to the rider & it takes throttle control & a learned skill to get the best from it – but it isn’t too slow nor will it ever intimidate you. The bike has a wonderful sound that frankly anyone with ears will enjoy – it is simply impossible to be offended by these bikes.
Having become a firm Royal Enfield fan, by April we became official dealers.
If you buy one, I guarantee you will become more closely connected to it than any other bike you may have had before. The charm will get you & then you will find yourself truly loving it!
In order to promote our new venture we started organising ride outs for the customers who bought their Royal Enfield’s from us.
Riding in a group simply ramps up the fun! The sound of a “gaggle” of Royal Enfield’s is fantastic! What makes this so special is that under the helmets the riders could be anyone. We have customers with an age range from 22 to 86 & they often ride in groups. They mix together so well because of a shared interest. Each one having as much fun as it is humanly possible to have on two wheels. There is no other bike that reinforces the sensation of camaraderie like the Enfield!
There are so many different things you can do to these bikes for very little outlay. All the models can be made to look completely individual using a choice of extras from all over the world. Our own bikes are proudly on display in the showroom & we think they look & feel very different – using accessories available from our own stock.
It doesn’t matter if customers arrive in our showroom as hardened bikers or looking for their first bike. By the time they leave having bought one – they’ve turned into giggling teenagers! And when our customers meet as a group, although some of them are among societies most learned & civilised people, they revert back to the cheeky teenager’s once more! All talking at once about what they’ve done to their bikes this week, where they’ve been & enthusing about the next trip together!
Find out more about our customer ride outs at our Facebook page EVERYTHING ENFIELD
Its heart warming & at Cooperb we are proud to be part of the Royal Enfield family.
So if you’re fairly local to us & you buy a Royal Enfield, you too will be made very welcome on any of our ride outs. Many riders find that having an average annual riding mileage of under a thousand miles on other bikes for many years, on an Enfield this goes up to around 3000 just because of the riding opportunities that the RE community can offer.
We have a demo fleet always available & our own bikes have lots of goodies fitted that can show the difference these goodies make. So come & see us today & join the fun!