Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Buying a Royal Enfield is like a booster shot for your ego

Royal Enfield Military model motorcycle.
Royal Enfield motorcycle will kick start your ego. If it starts.
Buying a Royal Enfield motorcycle is the road to happiness. This is according to a man who, ironically, is selling his Royal Enfield on CraigsList in Oklahoma.

"Tired? No drive? Uninterested in your partner? Before you contact Universal Men's Clinic, please save yourself potential disappointment and at least read this ad," he urges.

The subject of the ad is his 2007 Royal Enfield Military motorcycle. It will transform your life, the seller alleges:

"Tired of getting sand kicked in your face? Don't want to be the last one picked for teams at the company picnic? This may very well be the answer for you! Put that bottle of Rogaine down and cancel your membership at the Men's Hair Club. Your life is about to change! If you find yourself hitting the hay at 8:30 on a Saturday and your idea of excitement is getting carded at Chili's, then your life is about to take a turn for the better."

How? Just purchase his Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Military edition motorcycle!

It'd be good for your ego, the seller suggests:

"You can't ride this bike anywhere without being stopped for photos and questions."

And that much is true, as I can verify, having been stopped just this morning in the church parking lot as I was preparing to head home. A gentleman approached me and expressed admiration for my 1999 Royal Enfield Bullet.

"I am from Brazil," he said. "I appreciate motorcycles."

I wasn't sure what to say except "thank you," and, turning to the Bullet, I prayed that it would not embarrass me by refusing to start.

First kick: Nothing. Oh-oh. But, then, it never starts on the first kick.

Second kick: Roarrrrr! Thank Heaven.

Good for my ego? You bet.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10/30/2019

    A gentleman from Brazil eh ? Ever see how they ride motorcycles in Brazil ?? I did. Absolutely scary !
    They go anywhere the handlebars will clear,and wearing not much more than the obligatory helmet..or "hamlet" as my Brazilian fiancee says !


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