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Old 7th December 2011, 11:15   #256
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My first bike was a Zundapp Fury DX 175 with Brembo Disc Brakes on the front. Enfiled had got these bikes down. It was a bike too advanced for its time in India.

The Enfield mechanics did not know how to service the bike and spares were an issue, sold it and then bought a beautiful Yezdi RoadKing, repent for selling it.

Now saving up for a HD or a Triumph!
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The first bike for us ( me and my elder brother ) was a Fury 175, though I wanted a Kawasaki Bajaj KB100.

We used the Fury for 2 years and then my brother left for the US. I did not waste any time and sold it and got myself a KB100 RTZ.

Later also got a used Bullet 350.

Sold all those and for some years without any bike. Then in 2002 bought a Pulsar 180, sold last year around August.

I do not have a bike now and do not plan to buy one in the near future.
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The first bike (two-wheeler) that I ever rode was a Vijay Super (owned by my uncle).
The first bike that we (me and my elder brother) bought was a KB100 RTZ. Wanted the KB100 specifically for it's tacho
Then, I got a used Kinetic Honda when I was doing my second year PU.
When I was in Engg college, I finally got a HH CBZ with front disc and it's still with my cousin.
My uncle had a small used bike business long ago and I was lucky because of this. Could ride most of the models at that time and we have a large collection of tools, including the yoke shaped jack which came with the scooters.
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Old 7th December 2011, 13:22   #259
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My first bike was a Bullet 350. I bought it way back in the early 80s and it cost me Rs. 18k (seems like "only" now; but in those day it was a tidy sum) with front and rear leg-guards fitted. I enjoyed it for 6 years and then managed to buy a Kawasaki 4 cylinder 400CC bike which the owner had rotting away in his garage. Restoring it took 6 months but frankly, I never had "fun" on that bike, the way I had on my Bull. I was always scared of breaking something and parts were not available atall in India, those days. On my Bull, I could take cheap thrills like scraping the silencer on the road in a high-speed tight turn (and skid a couple of times); never on the Kawa.

After that I bought a used car for the family and a Kinetic Honda for myself.
I haven't owned a bike for 20 years now but hope to buy a Bonneville if launched at a reasonable price.
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Old 6th January 2012, 00:19   #260
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Hero Honda Glamour. It served me for 3 years, after which I got rid of it. Have used it to get to Kushal Nagar, MM Hills, Bandipur and it survived 3 years of Bangalore traffic.I do miss it though. Good fuel efficiency, sturdy and trouble free.
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Old 7th January 2012, 02:04   #261
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Mine was a Bajaj Pulsar 150 2004 model. It was the second launch with the spoked wheel and the headlight fairing. Its still running good with regular servicing and delivers a 40 per liter.

Before that I used to ride my dad's Kinetic Honda (in college) which he still owns and has done 78k KM :eek
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Old 6th March 2012, 11:20   #262
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It was the year 2005. My first Bike was a Honda Unicorn. I remember , I had to pester my dad to buy it for me. It is an amazing bike and has done wonders over the past 7 years. It is extremely stable and smooth to ride even after ~42000kms..
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Old 6th March 2012, 12:11   #263
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My first and only bike with my money is my Hero Honda Achiever. Bought it in 2006 and it is still going strong though spares are a little harder than normal because it is probably HH's biggest sales flop. Of the 100 or so Achiever's I have ever seen, 95 have been in the showroom. Scary.
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The first bike i rode and learnt riding on was an IND-Suzuki of a friend way back in '98.My first bike was Bajaj Pulsar 150cc kickstart in July 2002 in Manipal.It served me well for 6 years from Manipal to Delhi to MHOW and back to Manipal and then sold it off there itself.It was a fantastic bike.Now am planning to go in for an Activa/Aviator.
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Started off with a 1st Gen Bajaj Caliber. After using it for 3 years,moved on to a Caliber 115. It is a peppy bike which happily does 70-90kmph and delivers 50-55kmpl. Still in my family but in a bad shape,has clocked 65k+ kms.

Currently using a 2004 Pulsar 150 ES. It has clocked 40k kms and delivers about 55kmpl in city and 65kmpl in highway.
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I ride a Jan 2008 Pulsar 150 gifted by my dad. It has done 35000 kms and running great. Presently I am awaiting delivery of my Classic 500 Desert Storm which is scheduled to be delivered by mid-May 2012.
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Old 14th June 2012, 11:30   #267
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My First bike was a scooter! Kinetic Honda DX100 (1995) First actual Bike was a 1980 STD 350 Bullet bought secondhand in 1998.
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Old 14th June 2012, 11:43   #268
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My First bike suzuki fiero which i got from cousin in seconds during my first year of college, its black colour with number 7786, later after a speed bug bit me , did quite a lot of modification mechanically like raised the cc from 150 to 175cc, had memorable moments with that bike, infact many of my friends call by the name fiero.
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My first bike was a 2001 HH Passion gifted by dad. Later in 2003 given that bike to brother and took Pulsar 150 with ES.
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Can people share pictures of their first bike? It will be nice to see such old rides and relive the memories associated with them.

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