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Old 5th April 2013, 20:12   #46
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Only if Bajaj could have launched the Special Edition. It looks cool with the black graphics on the green body. I guess in India we cant be real choosers compared to the International market.
I can understand why Bajaj decided not to bring the SE, the bike already costs a bomb and their assumption would have been that not many people would be willing to spend another ~10k for the decals; but not giving ABS as an option is something I just don't get.
I mean ABS is not for aesthetics, its for safety. The bike is being marketed all over the world as a "Beginner's" bike, so compromising on safety features is just stupid.

The only possible reason I can think of is the fact that the bigger brother(N650) doesn't come with ABS either and they didn't want to give the baby better features. It's like they're making more mistakes to cover up the ones they already made..
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I can understand why Bajaj decided not to bring the SE, the bike already costs a bomb and their assumption would have been that not many people would be willing to spend another ~10k for the decals; but not giving ABS as an option is something I just don't get.
I mean ABS is not for aesthetics, its for safety. The bike is being marketed all over the world as a "Beginner's" bike, so compromising on safety features is just stupid.

The only possible reason I can think of is the fact that the bigger brother(N650) doesn't come with ABS either and they didn't want to give the baby better features. It's like they're making more mistakes to cover up the ones they already made..
You are absolutely right. ABS is a must safty feature specially in a country like ours where you have people with such unpredictable driving sense on the roads. I guess the Kawasaki team has not seen the ceat tyre advertisement.....it could have got them thinking.
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More pics of 300 just came on powerdrifts' Fb page . venue is KTM store
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
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It would have been a pretty smooth move if bajaj/kawasaki could have brought the price of the older ninja to something less than 2.8 lakh. If only it were possible.
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those who don't know their limits and their ride's capabilities will crash.... with or without ABS. in my humble opinion.. its a plus point yeah but not something that one can't live without. ABS "will" save lives or someone "will" crash due to absence of ABS... its just absurd in my opinion.
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those who don't know their limits and their ride's capabilities will crash.... with or without ABS. in my humble opinion.. its a plus point yeah but not something that one can't live without. ABS "will" save lives or someone "will" crash due to absence of ABS... its just absurd in my opinion.
Second that. There had been times when monster bikes were tamed without the fear of locked wheels when braked. Its a good option considering Indian driving conditions but not necessarily indispensable

...the wait continues for sub 1L inline 4.
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ABS or no ABS.....i guess it is better to appreciate that at least the Indian market is maturing and opening up to launching newer models in the sports category and that too with in a year or so of the international launch. Hope the competition among manufacturers becomes healthier and we see some real good high capacity bikes being launched in our country.
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those who don't know their limits and their ride's capabilities will crash.... with or without ABS. in my humble opinion.. its a plus point yeah but not something that one can't live without. ABS "will" save lives or someone "will" crash due to absence of ABS... its just absurd in my opinion.
ABS prevents crashes and that simply cannot be disputed. Now if someone is willing to save some money to make do without the feature that is up to the individual.

I once had a near fatal incident at an intersection where I panic braked from around 100 km/h and with just intuition steered around the oncoming van. Without ABS this would have been a serious crash and I would have been toast. No ABS means I wouldn't have been able to steer.

Anyway I just wanted to say that people should be taking these features seriously and not think of them as optional in my opinion.
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those who don't know their limits and their ride's capabilities will crash.... with or without ABS. in my humble opinion.. its a plus point yeah but not something that one can't live without. ABS "will" save lives or someone "will" crash due to absence of ABS... its just absurd in my opinion.
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ABS prevents crashes and that simply cannot be disputed. Now if someone is willing to save some money to make do without the feature that is up to the individual.

I once had a near fatal incident at an intersection where I panic braked from around 100 km/h and with just intuition steered around the oncoming van. Without ABS this would have been a serious crash and I would have been toast. No ABS means I wouldn't have been able to steer.

Anyway I just wanted to say that people should be taking these features seriously and not think of them as optional in my opinion.
ABS and similar are life saving stuff. I just love it on my RTR. Gives you more confidence.

Companies should give it my default, car or bike ; actually the government should make it mandatory.
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ABS prevents crashes and that simply cannot be disputed. Now if someone is willing to save some money to make do without the feature that is up to the individual.
ABS is only rider-aid tool and can't prevent crash in all circumstances. Good number of 2 wheeler crashes are due to bike slipping on sand or gravel, where ABS is least effective.

It is, no doubt, very important security feature on bikes and should be adopted wherever possible, but it is not be mandatory "save-all-crashes" feature. In most cases, rider than the ABS decides the crash vulnerability.

Most of us have been driving non-ABS bikes for decades and have reasonably good crash-resistance.
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I guess we should now think beyond the ABS (as nothing can be done about it) and wait for the launch. The countdown has begun for the 10th.
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Kawasaki Ninja 300 Reaches Dealerships


http://www.motorbeam.com/bikes/kawas...n-dealerships/
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Kawasaki Ninja 300 Reaches Dealerships


http://www.motorbeam.com/bikes/kawas...n-dealerships/
Pro Biking Vashi quotes Rs 3.80L on road. Breakdown available tomorrow.
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Got a call from the KTM dealership where I had enquired for the 390, they had called to update on the Ninja 300 and RC8 available on display at their dealership from next week onwards.

The cost for Ninja 300 is 3. 5 Ex Showroom (Delhi)

The cost of RC* is 20 lacs Ex Showroom (Delhi)


** This is as per the phone converstaion from the dealers.

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The price is official.....it is 3.5 L ex showroom Delhi.
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