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Old 19th June 2008, 19:14   #61
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Hope it comes around 2L. Like the Comet.
The Comet was rubbish. The Ninja is an awesome bike so expect to pay more .
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I have heard that Bajaj has bought 40% stake in duke and KTM950R already.Is it true?

Is it gonna be imported and assembled in India or manufactured from scratch here?
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The Comet was not Rubbish, May I know the reasons why you say so ?
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The Comet was not Rubbish, May I know the reasons why you say so ?
Why wasn't it rubbish? Because it was bigger and faster than a Karizma? How many bikes did they sell? Astounding numbers?

Now watch the Ninja 250 sell.
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Now watch the Ninja 250 sell.
Let them launch it first.
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Let them launch it first.
Oh, trust me, that that will happen.
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Oh, trust me, that that will happen.
How credible is your information?
Can I trust this and not buy R15?
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How credible is your information?
Can I trust this and not buy R15?
I am in the same dilemma. I need a bike at the end of this year. Will Ninja be launched by then?
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How credible is your information?
Can I trust this and not buy R15?
My uncle is the editor-in-chief of one of the best magazines around. He was involved with the big Yamaha's being launched here. I was talking to him before he boarded the flight with the Yamaha guys for Japan. I was with him in Pune today and spoke to him about the Ninja. Is that credible enough?

Don't get into the rat race. Have patience and wait for the Ninja. You will regret buying the R15 when you see the Ninja's smoking you every now and then. Yes, it will cost more than the Yamaha but, you need to decide whether you want something substantial(Ninja)that you will keep for a long time or be one of those who is riding the "new" bike that looks like a sportbike(R15)and then probably get bored of it and have no option but to keep it because you spent your money too soon.

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My uncle is the editor-in-chief of one of the best magazines around. He was involved with the big Yamaha's being launched here. I was talking to him before he boarded the flight with the Yamaha guys for Japan. I was with him in Pune today and spoke to him about the Ninja. Is that credible enough?

Don't get into the rat race. Have patience and wait for the Ninja. You will regret buying the R15 when you see the Ninja's smoking you every now and then. Yes, it will cost more than the Yamaha but, you need to decide whether you want something substantial(Ninja)that you will keep for a long time or be one of those who is riding the "new" bike that looks like a sportbike(R15)and then probably get bored of it and have no option but to keep it because you spent your money too soon.
Thanks. I know it will be worth the wait.
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How many bikes did they sell? Astounding numbers?
Comet was launched with limited number of bikes.
500 to the best of my knowledge.
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Thanks. I know it will be worth the wait.
No problem, your nickname says it all .
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No problem, your nickname says it all .

Trust me on this, the R15 will become as common as the pulsar in no time, The Ninja, well this bike is at a compleatly different level in itself.

I strongly suggest every one waits this one out. its wotth the wait.
I have all ready started sourcing accessories for this . A new Yoshimura exhaust, hid's and a power commander unit .

This is the bike for all those who cannot get their hands on a GSXR or an R1 but will not settle for anything else with a lower standard.

The R15 is a nice bike in itself. But should never be compared to the Ninja
This bike WILL kick butt.cheers:
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Trust me on this, the R15 will become as common as the pulsar in no time, The Ninja, well this bike is at a compleatly different level in itself.

I strongly suggest every one waits this one out. its wotth the wait.
I have all ready started sourcing accessories for this . A new Yoshimura exhaust, hid's and a power commander unit .

This is the bike for all those who cannot get their hands on a GSXR or an R1 but will not settle for anything else with a lower standard.

The R15 is a nice bike in itself. But should never be compared to the Ninja
This bike WILL kick butt.cheers:
Last week I was scanning through the Kwacker 250 specs.

Its marketed in the US as a ladies bike and a beginners bike. Dont get carried away this is the US I am talking about where a 600cc - 1200cc is a standard sized bike.

I saw the specs of the bike, Bhp - 32.5, Top speed - 176kmph, etc

Then moved on to some You tube vids, where speed runs, performance reviews etc of the bike. The 2008 is a all new bike which is very very nimble as well. also the 08 model is almost a new engine with 70% of the engine is new and refined.

I saw also saw clips of MagnaFlow and Carbon fiber Yoshimura (funny that Vis should mention that) slip ons which were added to my imaginary wish list.

After recently riding a '89 VFR400 and hitting 145 kmph on it. I am personally sure I will be very very happy with a 170kmph two wheeler. I am sure the '08 parallel twin 250R should have more refined acceleration as well.

So back to R15 Vs 250R - no contest. However with (my minimum est) 2.9L price tag, its still not really a VFM buy.

Straight6 any news if any of these bike makers plan to actually start manufacturing such bikes here rather than import em?

When we are exporting quality cars around the world, why cannot Honda/Suzuki/Yamaha et all start making super sport or super bikes here?

So
a) wait for this one
b) save up
c) 250R club (bangalore) memberships open.
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Guess what foreigners call the likes of Pulsar & Splendor? Mopeds! Let me tell a story. One client was told by a local dude "we'll reach X place in 10 minutes on my bike". They went down & he saw the P180 standing and above was his reaction. True, if someone is used to see the likes of Ninja being a beginners' bike!
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