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Old 17th March 2010, 13:11   #796
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Thanks for the wishes guys.She is finally home, still on temp reg though. hadn't been sleeping the whole week in anticipation. Finally after 67 days of waiting. She feels brilliant, butter smooth refinement, gearbox worked like clockwork and she is still going to get better. i can hardly wait. Manual said under 4k rpm till a 1k km, but after riding a whole hour at around 60, decided to chase some revs, 9k rpm and she felt awesommme. No parking cover available, so put some big "chaddars" on it and sadly left for Pune. The feeling of owning her still hasnt sunk in since i barely got any time. Here are some pics.
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Old 17th March 2010, 16:12   #797
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Congrats Dude, she looks Hot

Please do post more & better pics
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Old 17th March 2010, 16:18   #798
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Thanks for the wishes guys.She is finally home, still on temp reg though. hadn't been sleeping the whole week in anticipation. Finally after 67 days of waiting. She feels brilliant, butter smooth refinement, gearbox worked like clockwork and she is still going to get better. i can hardly wait. Manual said under 4k rpm till a 1k km, but after riding a whole hour at around 60, decided to chase some revs, 9k rpm and she felt awesommme. No parking cover available, so put some big "chaddars" on it and sadly left for Pune. The feeling of owning her still hasnt sunk in since i barely got any time. Here are some pics.
You seem all prepped up for the delivery, wearing a Monster T-shirt and sporting a Monster keychain Very nice bike. Please post more pics and a detailed review soon. Till then, safe riding.
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Old 17th March 2010, 17:06   #799
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Congrats Balenopower, FYI cover for ninja is available with Probiking SC now, you can get one for 981 Rs, you can specifiy the part number in case they are not informed,71111020.

I do understand that keeping the Ninja in the specified rev limit is tough task, but still i would suggset you to control your urge to rev it hard and stick to run-in rev limit which is 4k till 800kms and 6k for next 800kms.

Enjoy your new ride and ride safe.
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Old 17th March 2010, 17:24   #800
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@ Bandhav - What is Probiking SC? i asked the Probiking guys here in mumbai and they said its not available yet.
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Congrats Balenopower. The bike looks great.

You have got a good taste for automobiles. Baleno, RXZ, Karizma (Sold) and Ninja - Great!!

Keep us updated with the ownership experience.
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Congrats on the bike!!!

The speedo console looks way outdated for the new Kwacker. They probably shold have made it better.
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@ Bandhav - What is Probiking SC? i asked the Probiking guys here in mumbai and they said its not available yet.
Its probiking service station, it might not be available outrightly, but you can order it.
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congrats on your buy!.
I recently Drove my friends Ninja 250.
it rather lacks low end grunt. But after 8k-9k Rpm(which is rarely touched in Indian traffic) the story is completely different.
But after the launch of the R15 and the Hype that it has generated.
The Ninja Looks fairly "Low Profile" on road with not too much attention apart from people who actually know about the bike and its price.

Would i personally buy one?
No
I would rather invest 70odd thousand on a RD350 and Have unlimited fun!. Cheap frills you may call it
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congrats balenopower on HOT bike! Those number plate position look little odd to me, is there any better place to fix them up, say below headlamp!
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Congrats!

How comfortable is it to sit on? do you think is comfortable for taller guys? (6' 2'', 100kg)
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congrats balenopower on HOT bike! Those number plate position look little odd to me, is there any better place to fix them up, say below headlamp!
No number plate cant really be fixed anywhere else, though you can remove the plate and sticker the number on bubble or front mudguard.

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Congrats!

How comfortable is it to sit on? do you think is comfortable for taller guys? (6' 2'', 100kg)
This is very comfortable, the riding stance is very neutral. I havnt ridden it extensively but during my short stints on it i found it very very comfortable (I am 6'+ and 105 Kgs).
One of my friend just done a GQ ride on his ninja, he did 1103 kms in one single day. Even he is 5'11 but he is on the leaner side and wont be more than 80+ kg.
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The bike's plain brilliant. Even a six footer should be pretty comfortable on it. Come saturday, will have the saree guard and number plate removed, will put a sticker on the front mudguard instead. Next begins the hunt for a parking cover and frame sliders. Other than that will get the oil changed at 300 or 400 km(1st recommended oil change is at 1000km). Will start riding her back and forth to pune, that will take care of the run-in quickly. More pics coming up once i get home on the weekend.
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That's heartening to note.

@ 3+ Lacs... Do you think it's worth it, balenopower?
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well, one of my biking buddies who owned an RD and was a die hard RD fan(atic) feels that the RD has finally met its match or rather has been outshone by the Ninja. I quizzed him on initial acceleration as well and he still maintains that the Ninja is actually QUICKER while being more linear in acceleration while the raw power of the RD only makes you FEEL so. In terms of handling, the Ninja of course is in a different league altogether.
In my friend's opinion, The Ninja is well worth 3 lacs and can keep up with the bigger 600's as well till 100-120 kmph.

But if u gave ME 3 lacs, I'd either go for a fully blown RD or for a slightly older 600.
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