Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd March 2015, 17:21   #31
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chennai
Posts: 32
Thanked: 21 Times
Default Re: Entry-level Cruiser Motorcycles: Dearth of Japanese options

Interesting thread. The way I look at it is this: as they say, all are created equal, some are just a little more equal than the others. This adage holds good for HD as far as this thread goes. What starts as a fad grows into a cult and even into a religion in some cases (HD for bikes, cricket in India to give an example, maybe not anymore...). I agree with most of you, the cruiser market is definitely on the rise in India and I think Honda/Yamaha should launch smartly priced cruisers (3.5 lakh upwards maybe) and am sure there will be takers. True, they may not get the numbers or the "cult following" of the HD (even RE for that matter in India) but if a relatively lesser known name like Aquila sells the numbers it does, I don't see why Honda/Yamaha can't match those numbers, if not sell more. Its not like they have to set up shop fresh, they can easily leverage their existing base in India and use it to cater to niche audiences as well.

Last edited by Srikji : 3rd March 2015 at 17:40. Reason: Duplicate post, kindly remove, my apologies
Srikji is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2015, 18:45   #32
PAWS's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 6
Thanked: 5 Times
Default Re: Entry-level Cruiser Motorcycles: Dearth of Japanese options

Interesting thread indeed. As one of the first owners of Kawasaki Eliminator 175, I have experienced many of the comments here first hand.
When I bought it back in 2003, people would stop me and ask questions. Is it a custom built one?, is it a modified Bullet? How much did it cost. When I mention the cost which was almost double the regular bikes at that time the typical response was you could buy a Maruthi for that money.
The ride culture hadn't arrived yet and people didn't understand the spirit of owning a cruiser.
I still love the Eliminator as it has the low cruiser stance, is very comfortable and is very much affordable. I really wish I could upgrade from that to an Eliminator 250 for around 2.5L
PAWS is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which is 'car of your choice' in Entry level C segment? sathya_nars The Indian Car Scene 80 8th August 2007 21:21
Tata to become entry level brand-Fiat premium rahul_intlad The Indian Car Scene 65 31st May 2007 13:45
Now DICOR in entry level Indigo LS - 5.25 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi) autocrazy The Indian Car Scene 54 26th May 2007 14:25
what entry level car would you buy? Realistically. tifosikrishna The Indian Car Scene 56 22nd February 2006 10:29
Entry level Innova pkaushal The Indian Car Scene 22 26th November 2005 19:36

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:51.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks