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Old 27th March 2008, 11:09   #181
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Wow ! such a good news. After I sold my bullet, I bought a Pulsar 180 ( first lot) but now I dont use it any more. I always loved RD350 and more for its twin cylinders than anything else- the resonating sound when the two cylinders would kick in and the trust that I used to feel( I had rented it for few months but never bought). Ever since, then had made up my mind that I will not buy anything that doesnt have more than 1 cylinder and it must be sensibly priced.
I am still waiting for something under 2.5 lakhs for a good spec bike- Does Ninja ( that is mentioned here) lhave twin cylinders?
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Old 27th March 2008, 11:29   #182
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^^ inline twin cylinders like the RD350...
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Old 27th March 2008, 15:43   #183
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6 Gears and 2 cylinders for a 150cc? does not make any sense to me.
sorry its single cylinders but yeah it has a 6 speed gear box
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Old 27th March 2008, 16:35   #184
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Interesting times for the Indian biker fraternity. But I would wait to see how the R 1-5 looks in flesh. Those at Auto Expo might be able to comment, if its a fair deal to the Indian bike community.

Personally, I would wait for the Kwacker 250. And please Bajaj, price it between 1.5-2 L and I promise to be one of the first few customers for it
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Old 27th March 2008, 21:50   #185
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Personally, I would wait for the Kwacker 250. And please Bajaj, price it between 1.5-2 L and I promise to be one of the first few customers for it
I guess the 250 will be more towards the 2.5L range (if not more,thanks to all the Govt laws/requirements).
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Old 28th March 2008, 13:47   #186
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...Nevertheless it's a (again as per speculation) 4 valve setup so you should look at a relaxed initial power curve at the compared to (conventional) 2 valve Indian bikes which have a steeper initial power curve hence ...
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How does a 4-valve/cylinder setup in place of 2 valves/cylinder setup affect the power delivery (initial/otherwise)?
Great bike, though; the sheer amount of technology going in is impressive: oil cooling, delta box frame, hemi engine, ... good show, Yamaha!
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Old 28th March 2008, 14:43   #187
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I guess the 250 will be more towards the 2.5L range (if not more,thanks to all the Govt laws/requirements).
That would be a downer. However, I suspect it will not be in the 2.5 L price range. It would be brought to India via the CKD (Completely Knocked down) or SKD (Semi-Knocked down) route which attracts far less duty (dont know the exact number here) than compared to a CBU (Completely Built Unit which attracts 110% duty for a new bike or car). The Kwacker 250 retails for about 7500 USD in foreign markets if I am not wrong.

Anyways, all we can do is wait and watch for Bajaj's moves. Knowing Bajaj, I think they will try their bit to make it affordable to the biker community. One would not expect it to sell huge numbers purely because of the desi mentality of 'if you spend 1.5-2 lacs on a bike, might as well go for a four-wheeler by adding some more money'. But nonetheless, the enthusiasts will be delighted the day the 250 lands in India

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Old 28th March 2008, 14:44   #188
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got this pic from yamaha india website...
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I guess this would be the most awaited bike of the year. With twin headlamps and a SBK faring, this bike has all it takes to be an instant hit. I just hope Yamaha gets the pricing right, in order to woo the wannabe buyers of the P200/220 and the ZMA.

A.S.S. is a totally different story though :(
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amazing!! hope it comes and is affordable! I will definitely go for this one...
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The Kwacker 250 retails for about 7500 USD in foreign markets if I am not wrong.
MSRP of 3499 dollars in the US for 2008 Ninja 250.

So a price tag of approximately 2 lakhs in India for a CKD/ SKD unit is a definite possibility.
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MSRP of 3499 dollars in the US for 2008 Ninja 250.

So a price tag of approximately 2 lakhs in India for a CKD/ SKD unit is a definite possibility.
Thanks for the correction. Yes, 2 lacs in India for a CKD/SKD looks a possibility if Bajaj do us the favors.
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When can we see this beast on road?
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Hopefully by June 2008, if not then it will be around Oct 2008 or so
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When can we see this beast on road?
If you mean the Ninja, chances are that its not coming our way until early 2009. Its speculative and rather optimistic to hope that its coming this year.
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