Newbie here too. Welcome, seems like a solid forum so far. Admins seem to care.
Love that classic look. I made a couple of trips to India earlier this year and was amazed at how many Royal Enfields are on the streets. A lot of them are 125 cc but they have that style that is unmistakable.Hi, I'm John and I live in Chicago Il.
I ride a 2012 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm, and I like to work on motorcycles as well as ride.
I'd like to share my adventures in wrenching and ask for advice here in the Forums.
I don't think that Royal Enfield has made a 125 since the Flying Flea in WW2, and that was military production only as far as I know. But they did make the Fury 163cc and various other sub-250 cc models up until 1995. As far as I know since then it's been 350cc and up, but I'm only going by what I can read, I haven't been to India.
The smaller bikes are well suited to their domestic market from what I've read and seen in online video. I've seen more than one U-Tube video from India where the host talks about the 500s as being a big bike with arm socket yanking torque and awe inspiring sound and power. Feel the Thump!
It's all a matter of perspective, I guess.