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Old 2nd August 2013, 22:07   #61
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Is it only me?,i feel that superlow or iron will look too small on a person who is 6 feet tall.
If a 260 kg Superlow looks too small to you, what about the 6 footers riding a 154 kg 390 or a 211 kg 650?
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If a 260 kg Superlow looks too small to you, what about the 6 footers riding a 154 kg 390 or a 211 kg 650?
Its not the weight that counts
390 is pretty small as well,but the 650's proportions are perfect,my friend is 6 and weighs a shade over 100,looks perfect on the 650.
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650 is actually a BIG bike. 150kgs and 6 ft actually fit the bike while it looks bigger for smaller folks

Having said that if its a Harley start at their cheapest offering of biggest engine. I am not for the lower end harley's. The bigger harleys will outgrow you so fast that you already see a whole lot of used 883's and 1200 on sale in various markets.

To me Street bob fits all your needs and i will keep recommending them over the 1200 or 883.

Actor Abbas has one and he rides almost all weekends in chennai and i can say the street bob is very attractive and has enough punch to match the 650 on long rides.

Chuck the starting models and up your ante and pluck the SB from the stable.
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But, when you have niggles in your lifestyle product, it completely distracts you of the very idea of having a lifestyle product.
Is that comment coming from owning the latest EFI bullet?

I have one from last 1.5 years and havent faced a single niggle that is worth creating a brohuaha about
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To me Street bob fits all your needs and i will keep recommending them over the 1200 or 883.
Actor Abbas has one and he rides almost all weekends in chennai and i can say the street bob is very attractive and has enough punch to match the 650 on long rides.
+1 to that, Street Bob has been one of the most understated bike in the HD stable. My recommendation is to look in for the Street Bob if you have had the loot. Only suggestion would be to get the rear wheel with a good mag wheel which will help the tubeless tires. Facing a puncture on such monstrous truck-bikes will be a pain.

Yes Sir, Abbas does ride the Street Bob and he does it pretty well. A very aggressive rider for the street bob
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I rode back with a Street Bob (its the one that retails for around 11 L right?) from Goa. Nice bike. Pulled away effortlessly from me once we hit the wide straights of the NH4. But he was doing around 155+ while I was screaming at 139 (both of us crouched - its a sight to see a fully geared 110+ kilo rider crouched - over a Harley! ), and the owner says he has maxed out only up to around 160 and the bike would not really do a lot more if at all. So there is really no way this bike is going to be able to punch toe to toe with a 650. In any terrain. But I agree with the view of others here. Its the best "big" Harley at a sensible price.

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Its the best "big" Harley at a sensible price.
But then that's twice my budget. Also didn't like its blacked out looks. There is no price for passion but then I would like to retain this discussion on a sensible keel.
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So there is really no way this bike is going to be able to punch toe to toe with a 650.
Disclaimer is that in Indian roads where maxing 160 for a long stretch is a dream that comes true for a minute or so max

With cost constraint and available money, just go for the 650. I am not in favor of 883 or 1200 in harley.

The 650 is so refined and VERY highly reliable and has enough punch that can give you more smiles/miles.

The reason i say is because of cost and nothing else. 650 is a terrific machine and with an after market exhaust the cry from the engine will make you smile.
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I rode back with a Street Bob (its the one that retails for around 11 L right?) from Goa. Nice bike. Pulled away effortlessly from me once we hit the wide straights of the NH4. But he was doing around 155+
Bro,
With all due respects to the rider, I have seen street bobs with a stage 2 mods run a good 190Kays with power left for more. Was this bone stock? But then the bike maxing out at 160 would be something that I find it hard to believe. Thought they do a decent 180s atleast
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I am being offered a 2011 Superlow done only 1100kms with full service history, no warranty left, in brand new condition (as per photos I have received) at around 5L, maybe lower on face to face negotiations. It has screaming eagles and pillion seat, pegs etc. (worth about 1lac) accessories also attached. Total on-road today is upward of 7L, so say at a discount of about 2L.

Is it a good deal/worth it or should I go for new? How much should I offer him?

Also, if I transfer this bike in my name and state (U.P.) from other state after getting NOC from that RTO, do I have to pay road tax again? What are the charges in such inter-state name change? Any ideas?

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Do you like the Karizma ? The Ninja 650 is a lot like a grown up Karizma. Of course, that might be the reason you want something different, but like most here, I'll say it's the pick of the lot, the least hassling to maintain/ride, other than perhaps the 390.
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Do you like the Karizma ? The Ninja 650 is a lot like a grown up Karizma. Of course, that might be the reason you want something different, but like most here, I'll say it's the pick of the lot, the least hassling to maintain/ride, other than perhaps the 390.
Sourcing parts is another story though,and parts are pretty expensive.
How does 40K+ for a rear alloy wheel sounds to you?
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How does this look (details mentioned in my previous post)? Worth at this price or should I bargain more?

What Bike? Ninja650 vs HD Superlow vs Duke390 vs Bullet500. Edit: HD Superlow it is !-harley-superlow_2-copy.jpg

Also could some Harley owner/enthusiast throw some light whether there are any differences at all in the 2011 and the current 2013 model of the Superlow?
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Sourcing parts is another story though,and parts are pretty expensive.
How does 40K+ for a rear alloy wheel sounds to you?
Spoke to a Ninja 650 owner friend of mine last Saturday to get his ownership inputs. Buying a bike is one thing. Keeping it in top running condition and living with it is another.

If you ride, somewhere sometime you will go down. We all do.

So that becomes one of my standard questions - damage repair cost to bring bike back to near normal. Especially since each side panel of the younger sibling, the Ninja 250 would cost you around 25K.

On the Ninja 650, a standing fall at rest could put you back by about 30-35K.

Going down on the move, depending on your speed, would set you back by around 75K to 1.15L.
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How does this look (details mentioned in my previous post)? Worth at this price or should I bargain more?
Bike looks good, is this owned by HD Dealer or by an individual?
Generally it has been a practise with HD that they sell their display bikes after a couple of years. During these couple of years the display bikes will be used for brand promotion, ridden by multiple people & vaghera, vaghera.

500k for a 2 year old bike however does seem to be slightly on the higher side but HD does have a fantastic resale value and owner refuse to let go off their bikes unless it is a distress sale.
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