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The Beauty of Simple Machines

Sometimes when I go out for a ride on one of our simpler machines, I become acutely aware of just how much beauty and enjoyment there is in that simplicity.

Two wheels, a set of bars and a little heart that thumps out passion.

Sometimes I feel like we’re just chasing out tails with all of the bits and bobs, the computers and jog wheels.

The ride is the thing. The love is in the doing. What more could I possibly need?

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Kathy
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Well said.

bob b
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Keep it simple and do the Midnight Run on your Enfield. I plan to ride my ’65 Honda 305 Scrambler. Bob B

RichardM
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You need that RE sidecar accessory…

Rick
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“The ride is the thing.” Indeed.

Shybiker
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Perfectly expressed. Too many motorcyclists get wrapped up in mechanical and technological innovations that obscure the real reason for riding — to enjoy the experience. Simple machines can be as good as complex ones.

VStarLady
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The Enfield looks like it was painted just to be in that photo.

Raindog
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Simple is beautiful… The more complicated the machine, the likelier it is to experience component failure and interfere with the ride at hand.

lekdjie mumet-ndhase.com
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What more could Ipossibly need?

maybe you need a boncenger-in indonesian style mean as a passenger behind a rider…

btw,it so great picture miss..

Steve Williams
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Things get a whole lot simpler on a Vespa!

Love the Royal Enfield. Nice. Very nice.

Walter Cronenburg
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Yes, I remember now on my last Enfield Bullet 500 – all that lovely chromework to be polished and paintwork waxed each weekend. What hard work! Thankfully, my present bike, a Suzuki Inazuma 250, can stand in rain without rusting as much as my Enfield did.

George F
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Well said, a lot of riders think the bike makes the ride, for me a bike has always just been a tool to accomplish adventure.

Drew
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Simple machines still get the job done… Always a fun time no matter what. Also, I love the pictures… Bike looks great.

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