Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th March 2010, 13:19   #16
BHPian
 
balenopower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 909
Thanked: 211 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sinner View Post
Congrats dude... surprised to see in Black... i though you'd go for the green.. Anyways Well wishes on the monster and ride well.
Nah man, the F2 was black and so was the zma, i like my bikes black

Quote:
Originally Posted by safari_lover View Post
Congratulations on the beauty, @BP. She's a scorcher. Wish you loads of fun filled riding.

BTW, what's the OTR price for her in Mumbai?
3.09 on road!
balenopower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2010, 23:09   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
straight6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bombay
Posts: 2,343
Thanked: 112 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MurtazaGhiya View Post
Yes, that's a really important accessory to have. Where do you plan to install them? On the frame or the fairing? From the pics I guess it should be on the fairing...
Frame sliders are always fitted on the frame, hence the name.

There are the no cut ones where you don't have to drill a hole in the fairing and there are the ones where you do have to drill a hole.
straight6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 00:22   #18
BHPian
 
Proxima's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 801
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

great report, please continue updating with your trip details and experience
Proxima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 00:40   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,301
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Congrats on the buy. I hope you've also picked up some decent riding gear, boots & gloves, jacket et al?
Ride safe!
Nitin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 01:59   #20
BHPian
 
balenopower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 909
Thanked: 211 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nitin View Post
Congrats on the buy. I hope you've also picked up some decent riding gear, boots & gloves, jacket et al?
Ride safe!
Yes mate, was equipped with the same before the Ninja itself
balenopower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 02:07   #21
v12
Distinguished - BHPian
 
v12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 5,897
Thanked: 3,356 Times
Default

Congrats on the Ninja 250R, balenopower. First the RX-Z and now the 250R. Wonder whats next!

Looking forward to a Long-Term ownership update.
v12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 12:35   #22
BHPian
 
MurtazaGhiya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 218
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by straight6 View Post
Frame sliders are always fitted on the frame, hence the name.

There are the no cut ones where you don't have to drill a hole in the fairing and there are the ones where you do have to drill a hole.
Ok. Guess I framed my question wrongly.

Was just asking which one of the 2 is he opting for? I guess he will need to drill a hole in the fairing. Correct me if I am wrong.
MurtazaGhiya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 13:43   #23
BHPian
 
balenopower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 909
Thanked: 211 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MurtazaGhiya View Post
Ok. Guess I framed my question wrongly.

Was just asking which one of the 2 is he opting for? I guess he will need to drill a hole in the fairing. Correct me if I am wrong.
Nope. no need to drill a hole. Here's a pic
Attached Images
 
balenopower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 15:26   #24
BHPian
 
Proxima's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 801
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by balenopower View Post
Just 50 km into the ride and i could feel my bum getting a little sore. took a break at panvel bypass for 10 min and then was on my way again. Getting to the riding position, its more upright and comfortable than an R15 but compared to my earlier ZMA, it definitely puts more strain on the wrists. but hugging the tank a little tighter quicky rids of the excess weigh on the wrist.Just that it will take some tiem to get used to the new riding position. Overall id say the ergonomics are pretty good.
Hmm.. so the seating position is not great, is that correct? I also noticed a very thin cushion for the rider. Maybe that is also to blame?
Proxima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 15:57   #25
BHPian
 
chintan15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 83
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Proxima View Post
Hmm.. so the seating position is not great, is that correct? I also noticed a very thin cushion for the rider. Maybe that is also to blame?
The seating position is pretty comfortable its just that the seat is typical sports bike-ish so one has to get used to it.. I am sure BP's bum will get used to it before he finishes the run in.

So when are we going for the photo shoot Abhi?
chintan15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 16:21   #26
BHPian
 
balenopower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 909
Thanked: 211 Times
Default

saturday, the LB the 15 and the Ninjaa!!
balenopower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 16:51   #27
BHPian
 
SpinWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 80
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

Hi balenopower, That's a very hot looking bike congrats
Could you please shed some light on the acceleration of the bike and also how easy/difficult it is to ride the baby within city limits ?

Thanks
SpinWizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 17:21   #28
BHPian
 
MurtazaGhiya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 218
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by balenopower View Post
Nope. no need to drill a hole. Here's a pic
Thanks for the clarification baleno. Is there any solution to the seat thingy. I mean can it be made more rider friendly. Am still waiting for some more pics

BTW, does the headlamp always stay on when you start the bike? I heard it has Daytime lights.

Last edited by MurtazaGhiya : 25th March 2010 at 17:38. Reason: additional question
MurtazaGhiya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 17:32   #29
BHPian
 
balenopower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 909
Thanked: 211 Times
Default

@spinwizard - Coming from singles, the acceleration id pretty fierce but also very linear. No problem whatsoever riding it around town, apart from temperature needle rising in very hot and trafficky conditions.

@murtaza - The seat is pretty comfortable. Infact any litre or 600 cc sport bike will be even more uncomfortable thanks to the aggressive riding position coupled with the thin seat. its just a matter of getting used to in the Ninja.
balenopower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2010, 17:43   #30
bhp
BHPian
 
bhp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: lokhandwala mumbai
Posts: 835
Thanked: 151 Times
Default

congrats on your new ride abhi...ride safe
hope to see it soon
bhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R. EDIT - Launched at Rs. 2.7L Ex Showroom tsxei Motorbikes 959 10th April 2013 14:01
Kawasaki Ninja 250R: another ownership review isodope Motorbikes 65 25th June 2012 12:25
Got my new Kawasaki Ninja 250R Maibaa Motorbikes 45 17th November 2010 11:19
Kawasaki Ninja 250R Voted as The IMOTY 2009 Technocrat Motorbikes 4 25th December 2009 12:43
any info on 2006 kawasaki ninja 250r chetanhanda Motorbikes 4 9th August 2006 03:05


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:29.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks