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Old 15th October 2014, 08:31   #391
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Thanks Ganesh for the feedback. I am unable to get exide. So planning to go for amaron. Bike is stranded for a week now without battery. I guess 1A increase should not matter, am I right ?
I too faced the same problem of getting replacement battery for my D200, no one seem to stock it and the SVC which had it in stock quoted 1K more than the actual price.

Found a small exide seller in HSR layout who was able to get it for me and later also mentioned it can be bought from exide office somewhere near Kudlu gate junction. Let me know if you need the details of the shop from where I got the battery from.

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Is the clutch showing any signs of wear?
God grace...nothing so far, don't know when it would though I've been checking regularly for every 5K km since 60000 Km

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I guess 1A increase should not matter, am I right ?
Nope, it doesn't matter

Sorry about the late reply as I was traveling
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Is there any confirmed information / scoop on the plans for the new face-lifted CBR250R or the CBR300R? Is it wiser to book the bike now or hold the plans till Honda comes with the updated CBR? I was hoping for a festive season launch, but Diwali is here and no news yet from the Honda stable!
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Old 20th October 2014, 18:00   #394
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Thanks Ganesh for the update. Got the battery replaced last week. Went in for Amaron. In fact factory fitted exide is also 7A but the manual says it as 6A. Amaron comes with a 2+2 years warranty.
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Is there any confirmed information / scoop on the plans for the new face-lifted CBR250R or the CBR300R? Is it wiser to book the bike now or hold the plans till Honda comes with the updated CBR? I was hoping for a festive season launch, but Diwali is here and no news yet from the Honda stable!
I am in the same boat as you are. But I have decided to wait for the 300 since for sure Honda will bring it in and I don't want to repent when the new Model is launched. Besides I love the front fairing of the new ceeber

Sorry for going off topic on your thread aargee saar
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Thanks Ganesh for the update. Got the battery replaced last week. Went in for Amaron. In fact factory fitted exide is also 7A but the manual says it as 6A. Amaron comes with a 2+2 years warranty.
Sir, factory fitted is 6A also the OE replacement that you get in market is also 6A & very identical to OE - http://www.exidereachout.com/product...pack-vrla.aspx

So for Amaron, did you have to retrofit the battery clamp?
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No retrofit. Fits perfectly fine with the existing clamps.
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No retrofit. Fits perfectly fine with the existing clamps.
Please show me the model you've bought. Thanks.
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It was quite a sad day, as I set out on a shopping spree to get test rides of the 200+ CC bikes in the market. I visited three separate Honda showrooms, none of them had a CBR250R to test ride. All three also seemed to be least interested in selling this bike. Maybe they are happy selling Activas and Dream Yugas? Is the premium bike segment that tiny in our country?

Showroom 1: Sorry no bike to test. You can book, but we cannot tell you when you will receive the bike, not even a tentative time frame.

Showroom 2: CBR250R? we had one bike, but the battery has drained - will be back in 10 days. ( 10 days??? )

Showroom 3: No you can't test the bike, we have only customer's vehicles. You can give me your name and 1000 Rs, I will take a booking, but can't guarantee anything. I think Honda is getting CBR250'RR', yes, an extra R - maybe they will have new colours, but I am not sure.

None of them cared to hand me a brochure or even take my name and number so that they can get back to me.

This was at Coimbatore, and the story is very similar when I walked into Suzuki showroom for the Inazuma and the KTM showroom for the Duke 200 !
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Is there some way to raise the handlebars of the CBR 250 so that the riding posture becomes slightly more comfortable i.e. upright? Will the cables also need to be replaced with longer ones? Anyone in Bangalore who does this ?
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Parked last Friday; bike was in covered shed, not fully covered though, this is what I see this morning. Nice quality isn't it?
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Parked last Friday; bike was in covered shed, not fully covered though, this is what I see this morning. Nice quality isn't it?
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I suppose that is quite normal. At least I have seen it in my Fiesta and people have asked me not to bother about it much. And after my first braking for the day, this gets wiped off... Though I am not sure if that would affect the brake pads.
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Hi

I just called Honda dealer in Bangalore for the CBR 250, the sales person clarified that the new model is coming up and the old design CBR 250 is no more shipped to them from the factory

Hope they launch with a reduction in price with the heat from its competitors getting intense

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Hi,
I wanted to know about some tyres for tea CBR. The ContiGo's that come standard on the bike don't really inspire confidence in the corners and wet grip is questionable. I've currently shortlisted the Michelin Pilot Radial, The IRC roadwinners and a Pirelli one (I'm not sure about the model). Which one should i choose?
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