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Old 11th March 2012, 12:03   #91
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Shubz, same age, same dilemma, man. I have been riding an AVL machismo for ten years and also have a Thunderbird, but I will not touch another Enfield, so I totally support your decision of ruling out the RE. Out of all RE bikes, only the Thunderbird is reliable (any guy renting out bullets for tours will secretly tell you "sir, if you want trouble-free performance, take only the Thunderbird"). But although I currently am riding one, I personally hate its looks, ape-hanging handlebars, and pansy-sounding exhaust. Also, need something faster. At 100 kmph, the Thunderbird is a pain to ride.

Will keep watching this thread. Am really keen on the KTM, following Ebonho's thread very keenly, but am holding on. Let me know what you finally decide to buy. Am afraid of making a sudden, impulsive decision and then watching all the good bikes being launched. Like someone mentioned, there's a KTM 350 coming, a VTR 250 coming, and some other 600s. Wait another year, maybe?
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Let me know what you finally decide to buy
Shubz already decided and got the bike too!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...uke-200-a.html (The Duke Finally arrives! (KTM Duke 200))
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Thank you everybody for the overwhelming response. Am now a proud owner of the Duke 200 and loving every moment of it.
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Congrats on your purchase of Duke. Biking has got no age restrictions. Two memebers of my riding group, both in their early 60's rode all the way from Gurgaon to chennai in less than a week. Its your mental makeup, physical fitness and passion for riding. Hope you make the best out of your duke. Cheers.
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Bumping this old thread.

Went to Hyosung motorcycles showroom on Ulsoor, the liked the bikes that were displayed in the showroom. The 650cc one comes to about 5.9L OTR.

What are others views on this bike? and one thing that shocked me was he was asking for Rs.500/- as deposit for letting me test drive it, saying it will be adjusted in the bill once i book.

I asked, What if i do not book?
You loose that money sir.

Seems surprising, gave him some high level gyan, told him even when i bought my Civic (15L car) i was not charged for a TD. So he better let his senior folks know that this is stupidity.

Is this normal?
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Seems surprising, gave him some high level gyan, told him even when i bought my Civic (15L car) i was not charged for a TD. So he better let his senior folks know that this is stupidity.

Is this normal?
This is utter non sense , do they want to do business or not ?. Even I was asked to 500 Rs ,I just walked out of the showroom. They are losing customers even before test rides .

mayank, you should look at Ninja 650 R ,much more better built , good service backup and price . Don't know when why-sung will wind up
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Do you believe that 40 is an advanced age to revive your love for motorbiking? I revived mine when I was 48... and am still riding now that I am almost 56 (next month... here is a thread I had posted a while back which will tell you which is the ultimate weekend (and more) touring bike for the roads of India... http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/superb...-xl1000va.html (My 2008 Honda Varadero XL1000VA)
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Do you believe that 40 is an advanced age to revive your love for motorbiking? I revived mine when I was 48... and am still riding now that I am almost 56 (next month...
Wow! Hats off to you sir. All this is just encouraging me to get higher in the cc. Waiting for the Triumphs to make their entry. None too keen to go for the KTM 390 though.

Almost tried hands at some imports but withdrew because of the suspect paper work. Don't want to land up with something illegal just to satisfy the urge (@ 40)
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Do you believe that 40 is an advanced age to revive your love for motorbiking? I revived mine when I was 48... and am still riding now that I am almost 56 (next month... here is a thread I had posted a while back which will tell you which is the ultimate weekend (and more) touring bike for the roads of India... http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/superb...-xl1000va.html (My 2008 Honda Varadero XL1000VA)
That's not a bike , its a truck ,earth ship , motorhome . Varaman you make a lot of us feel like very old and lazy and amateurs .
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That's not a bike , its a truck ,earth ship , motorhome . Varaman you make a lot of us feel like very old and lazy and amateurs .
Shubz, Black12RR ~ you guys are too nice! Honestly, I feel as fit as a 35 year-old; bicycle 16 kms every morning. Heck, motorbiking is God's gift to men... we are the chosen few
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Wow! Hats off to you sir. All this is just encouraging me to get higher in the cc. Waiting for the Triumphs to make their entry. None too keen to go for the KTM 390 though.

Almost tried hands at some imports but withdrew because of the suspect paper work. Don't want to land up with something illegal just to satisfy the urge (@ 40)
You should look at buying the Ducati Multistrada advertised for sale on Team BHP Classifieds... lovely bike... pity I am not three inches taller ...
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