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Old 16th September 2014, 03:57   #106
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RC390 (375 BHP and .....
But the value a 375 BHP, pure sporty DNA, light bike that is KTM RC390, will still be unmatched by all above.
Is it 375 BHP or 375 CC?

If you have a budget for KTM RC390, go for it, or else wait for the launch of HERO HX250. Then you have options between different bikes below 1 lakh budget.
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Is it 375 BHP or 375 CC?

If you have a budget for KTM RC390, go for it, or else wait for the launch of HERO HX250. Then you have options between different bikes below 1 lakh budget.
Edit : It's 375cc not 375 BHP
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Old 16th September 2014, 14:20   #108
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I feel like you've arrived at your decision in your post itself(RC390)

As for it being used less than a week per month.Well,I personally know a few people who upon owning a nice motorcycle,literally couldn't get off of it.

The HX-250 would be worth a wait.I like how it looks.The Karizma IMO looks bad.Bulls,well its quite easy to get attached to em.But stress free ownership might not be their motto.
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To the OP, Parrys.

Have you made up your mind yet? Or did I miss something?
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Old 29th September 2014, 18:22   #110
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To the OP, Parrys.

Have you made up your mind yet? Or did I miss something?
Hey,

Sorry for not being to active lately.
I reviewed the RC390 over the weekend.

It has everything it takes to put the sales charts on fire, but does not interest me.

Acceleration is punch and it is the best money can buy for under 2.5 lakh without any doubt, but the refinement levels are a notch below. Highway and city commuting can be divided into 49"60, ok 50:50 for some. So riding with less than pleasant refinements 50% of the time does not make the cut for me.

The RC200 on the other hand revvs much cleaner, relatively less vibes on the bike as well.

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The RC200 on the other hand revvs much cleaner, relatively less vibes on the bike as well.
Maybe that's because the naked Duke 200 is a lot less vibey and slicker than the comparatively cruder Duke 390 itself. Though I must admit the newer 2014 "black" lot 390s are a lot smoother and much more refined than the white 2013 ones.
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Maybe that's because the naked Duke 200 is a lot less vibey and slicker than the comparatively cruder Duke 390 itself. Though I must admit the newer 2014 "black" lot 390s are a lot smoother and much more refined than the white 2013 ones.
Yes, they are.
Also, the newer 2014 lot has better alloy wheels. KTM (Bajaj) has made them stronger addressing the rim cracking cases.

But both the bikes are gaining lot of attention, and the price

Cannot imagine what is going to happen to the streets when the Pulsar SS400 arrives.
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Also, the newer 2014 lot has better alloy wheels. KTM (Bajaj) has made them stronger addressing the rim cracking cases.
We've been discussing the same on the Duke Rim Cracking thread.

Don't know if they are better per se. Just heavier (read thicker).
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We've been discussing the same on the Duke Rim Cracking thread.

Don't know if they are better per se. Just heavier (read thicker).
Not an owner, so cannot comment much deeper.
But they confirmed this during the launch of the RC series.
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Having lot of choices sounds good on paper, but in reality this seems to confuse people a lot since none of the bikes are good as a overall package. I wanted to add a weekend bike to my garage but to be frank none of the bikes suit my requirements well, so I have decided to wait longer and get something more expensive. Those of you who are extremely confused right now can google "Paradox of choice" this is what most of the bikers in India are going through right now.

This can IMO be avoided if we are extremely specific about what we want from our next bike, I prefer reliability, decent value for money and extremely good handling when choosing bikes in the 200-400CC range. When looking at higher segment for me it would be Quality, reliability, power, handling and looks. Note that I left out value for money here. hope my post helps people to avoid spending too much time to decide on their next bike.

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Well, putting an end to my story, with the most bizarre purchase decision ever.

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Well, putting an end to my story, with the most bizarre purchase decision ever.

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So you became a Rocker finally!! Congrats on acquring the Conti. She looks so gorgeous in black--oh so full of character!! Wish you many safe miles. More pics awaited. I bet you won't regret this decision. Welcome to the RE family.
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Well, putting an end to my story, with the most bizarre purchase decision ever.
Woah! Congratulations and welcome to the RE family!

Would be looking forward to an ownership thread, the purchase process, and more importantly, the decision process.

I'm especially intereste in the latter, because in all out interactions, you've come across as a biker who's into the small details, the fit and finish, the attention to build quality, finesse, more than outright punch and performance.

So when I see you with a Royal Enfield, I know the emotions, the tug on the heart, and the basic barebone reason. I just want to hear your spin on it in light of all you've shared before.

Love the look and the color btw. First black one I've seen. Enjoy the experience.
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May I just drop in to say that the Continental GT looks ravishing in Black. Good choice there, mate.

Looking forward to reading the ownership thread, and as Doc rightly said, the decision making process.

Congratulations on a very well thought purchase and wishing you plenty of thump-happy kilometres!
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So you became a Rocker finally!
Always loved that era of motorcycling. Was more inclined towards the likes of a Triumph Thruxton. But pockets ain't deep right now.

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Woah! Congratulations and welcome to the RE family!

Would be looking forward to an ownership thread, the purchase process, and more importantly, the decision process.

I'm especially intereste in the latter, because in all out interactions, you've come across as a biker who's into the small details, the fit and finish, the attention to build quality, finesse, more than outright punch and performance.

So when I see you with a Royal Enfield, I know the emotions, the tug on the heart, and the basic barebone reason. I just want to hear your spin on it in light of all you've shared before.

Love the look and the color btw. First black one I've seen. Enjoy the experience.
I mean, I got to be nuts when I buy this right?

With riding getting more and more limited, I wanted to have something exclusive. Superbikes & sportsbikes such as the KTMs were too common a sight on a day to day basis.

Always loved the rocker culture, and I had mentioned it to Rehaan the first time I saw the Continental GT in red @ the 2012 Auto Expo that I just love it so much. But then, it's a RE and the little we talk about quality, the better.

Why did I buy it? Slowly, year-on-year, I plan to modify it into an old-school (looking) ton-up motorcycle.

I'm still very much into finer details. And honestly, I've been to the workshop a couple of times already to clarify stuff. Within a week of ownership, the tail lamp bulb went off. So, I know this is not the best set of wheels money can buy.

But every time I walk towards it.... buying decision justified.

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May I just drop in to say that the Continental GT looks ravishing in Black.
Ravishing? Totally!

Attention & road presence on the streets is massive. And the number of uncles walking up to know more about the bike is more than any other motorcycle i've ridden down the usual route.

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