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Old 25th October 2014, 00:21   #226
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Congratulations BalenoPower! That is one pretty bike. Wishing u many miles of fun. Ride safe!
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As far as the status till Wednesday (22nd Oct), the Bangalore RTO approval is yet to come. I visited OMBR layout KTM showroom and the showroom guy was telling me that the first batch of RC390 would be on road either by the end of next week. Hope the RTO approval happens by the start of next week.
I saw two RC390's on the road today, so that's a relief to those waiting for a long time.
Now, waiting for the Test Ride.
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Saw two RCs today near Cox Town. One of them was riding without a helmet - IDIOT. The other strangely had parked his bike by the side and was sitting on the footpath and looking at his bike in quite a despondent way. Hope it wasnt the case of a stalled bike.
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Old 30th October 2014, 18:29   #229
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Planning to buy a new bike at a price range of less than 2.5 lakhs. The exact needs are good looks and atleast 150kmph touching power. Any suggestions? RC 390 is currently topping the list!
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The exact needs are good looks and atleast 150kmph touching power. Any suggestions? RC 390 is currently topping the list!
"Good looks" is hardly an exact need - you seem to like the RC390, many hate its (and any KTM's) looks. Need more specifics there. :-)

The RC is a good bet if you want a faired single cylinder performer, and will leave you with some change from your 2.5.
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Old 30th October 2014, 21:05   #231
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"Good looks" is hardly an exact need - you seem to like the RC390, many hate its (and any KTM's) looks. Need more specifics there. :-)

The RC is a good bet if you want a faired single cylinder performer, and will leave you with some change from your 2.5.
What other options do I have below 2.5 lakhs?
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What other options do I have below 2.5 lakhs?
Below 2.5 Lakhs, you have 100s of options

Leaving fun aside, if you are looking for something around 2L and 2.5L, here are some which I can think of, but at the end of the day, you need to decide the one which suits you the most. There is nothing to be called as the absolute best and it is up to you on choosing the one which meets your requirements.
- Duke 390
- Honda CBR250
- Suzuki Inazuma (close to 2.5L)
- RE Classic 500 (around 1.9L)
- RE Thunderbird 500
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^to add to that list , continental gt from enfield . Many find it looks very good and worth a check , at that price one of the things that might attract some(I for one value exclusiveness) is the exclusivity and the conti-g is as exclusive as it gets in and around 2L but seeing as how you have shortlisted the ktm , doubt you will like the enfield .

Kawasaki recently launched a 250cc parallel twin bike called Z250 . Marked up at 3.3 on road in some states and not a value for money proposition at that amount but one person here posted they might revise the price by margin of up to 50-60 thousand. As such might check the price before you make a decision . Looks very good and sober .

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Below 2.5 Lakhs, you have 100s of options

Leaving fun aside, if you are looking for something around 2L and 2.5L, here are some which I can think of, but at the end of the day, you need to decide the one which suits you the most. There is nothing to be called as the absolute best and it is up to you on choosing the one which meets your requirements.
- Duke 390
- Honda CBR250
- Suzuki Inazuma (close to 2.5L)
- RE Classic 500 (around 1.9L)
- RE Thunderbird 500
No RE I know is going to hit the 150 kmph mark he wants unmodded. That leaves both 390 KTMs, the CBR250, the 'zuma.
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No RE I know is going to hit the 150 kmph mark he wants unmodded. That leaves both 390 KTMs, the CBR250, the 'zuma.
Yeah! Speed is anotehr concern for me and RE's are not on my list. Any news of CBR300 hitting the streets? WHat about the Benelli 302?
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What other options do I have below 2.5 lakhs?
Why not consider a second hand Ninja 250R?
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What other options do I have below 2.5 lakhs?
The Duke 390, the RC 390, a CBR 250, or a used Ninja 250. Used Ninja 300s are still in the 3 lacs or thereabouts range (some deals have just now started closing at lower levels like 2.75 or thereabouts).

The Con GT does about 140 on a (very) optimistic day. A day when you let your creative and imaginative juices run wild.

The CBR 250 just about does 150. Its a touch and come back sort of thing. So frankly it does not really belng in the above list, if I were not trying to expand your options.

I don't know much about the Suzuki. Probably aided by the fact that I've never even seen one yet - after the fact that I've seen its front mudguard on the Internet .....
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The Duke 390, the RC 390, a CBR 250, or a used Ninja 250. Used Ninja 300s are still in the 3 lacs or thereabouts range (some deals have just now started closing at lower levels like 2.75 or thereabouts).

The Con GT does about 140 on a (very) optimistic day. A day when you let your creative and imaginative juices run wild.

The CBR 250 just about does 150. Its a touch and come back sort of thing. So frankly it does not really belng in the above list, if I were not trying to expand your options.

I don't know much about the Suzuki. Probably aided by the fact that I've never even seen one yet - after the fact that I've seen its front mudguard on the Internet .....
Cash boss cash..I dont have that amount with me...loan is my only way out and so is the 2.5 lakh limit. Nobody answered my Benelli query
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Cash boss cash..I dont have that amount with me...loan is my only way out and so is the 2.5 lakh limit. Nobody answered my Benelli query
Aah sorry then. Its only the Duke/RC then. Look no further honestly. The baby Benelli I read somewhere would be 4 lacs plus.
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Cash boss cash..I dont have that amount with me...loan is my only way out and so is the 2.5 lakh limit.
Got your point. But you can avail loan for even second hand vehicles. Just saying
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