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Old 26th June 2010, 19:10   #16
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Congrats on the new purchase! Even I love the ad a lot! Downloaded the video around a week back and watch it almost everyday
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Old 27th June 2010, 13:24   #17
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Avenger is a great choice Dry Ice. I'm a big admirer of this bike. Bullets are ofcourse favourites but the Avenger also comes pretty close. Congratulations.
Bullets are Bullets. Theres 'something' about them. I haven't been able to figure out what it is but it sure pulls all the right strings!
Avenger pretty much sells for this reason I guess, it comes close

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Cogratulations on the new bike Dry Ice, I have an Avenger and have done 13000 kms in an year, it is a good one for higway rides I am sure you will enjoy it.
Your ownership thread? Travelogues? Would love to go through them!
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Congrats on the new purchase. Ride safe.
Ride safe I will Sir. Thank you.

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Congrats on the new purchase! Even I love the ad a lot! Downloaded the video around a week back and watch it almost everyday
We are in the same boat then. These days, I have lost count as to how many times I watch that ad!!

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I weigh in at a measly 72 in comparison to the behemoth which weighs almost the same about the Jupiter.
I was less than 70 kgs when I bought a bullet. And I wasn't the tallest or very well built. My mechanic was probably just 60 kgs and couldn't get his legs to the road easily but rode a bullet like it was a moped and virtually did 180s on it!

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Why am I not buying a bullet then?
Simple. I am scared.
What for? The bullet is a mere 30 kgs of extra metal under you, over your new bike . Ride your Avenger like you're God this time but the next time around, bite the bullet!
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Thanks for the kind, encouraging words Motorholic, here is why I don't want to buy a Bullet just yet.

Firsty, Bullet for me is :


And right now the Bullets that I can get are:


OR


Classic, you see, is like enjoying a horse ride, peace, calm, tranquility and just you. For me, it doesn't work. I want an elephant ride which I can enjoy with my pals!

The kind of people it appeals to, the pros of biking. I am just not there yet.

Coming to the ThunderBird. I have no reason to back my views but, it just doesn't have that 'Bullet' charm.

There is a 350 also on sale though, something UCE, which lacks the 'thump' that gave Bullet its name!! So, what's the point?

So that leaves me with just one option, used market. That is one place I don't want to go with ZERO knowledge about bikes. I hope to learn over the years. And when I am confident enough of owning one, I will Bite the Bullet. Untill then, Avenger it is.
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All right, continuation of how I 'found' the Avenger.

Once you are sure of what you want it is easy to convince people.
And so I convinced my folks of how a bike is perfect for me at this point of time.

I strategically chose not to answer their questions like
Baarish mein kya karoge? [What happens it if rains?]
Tez dhoop mein? [What if its super hot afternoons?]
Sardi mein? [What if it gets chilly?]

and rather distracted them to other points. I have the answers, they are simple enough but can't disclose it to them

if its OFFICE >> HOME, who cares what it is!!
if its HOME >> OFFICE, gives you reason enough to grap a cup of coffee at CCD!!

With my family convinced, I slept peacefully. I was going to LIVE my dream at last. I was going to get an Avenger.
Next day, I am at the Pro-biking showroom and oogling at the squeaky clean Black Ninja!!. My cell beeps.

Where are you since the last 3 days?

I look at the sender and I know what it is. Damn!! How could I forget. How could I NOT remember I have a GF!!
The Ninja vanishes and I retreat to a lone corner of the showroom and call her up.

All this Avenger-mania since the past few days and I hadn't even messaged her, so engrossed I was in the Avenger. I dare not tell her the truth!!

Hi, actually I was . . .

[ After 10 mins and a nice story of how work was hectic and all ]

Anyways, get this, I am getting a bike.
Which one?

Haven't decided yet, you tell which one you like?
I don't know, Pulsars are good.

Hmmm, how about Avenger?
What? what is that?

A bike obviously, those, kinda low bikes, hmmm... (It is a tough job explaining the 'which one is it' ) wait, remember RHTDM? The one Maddy had!!
Oh, arn't those for short people? I mean the kinda bloke who wants to look cool and all, kinda wanna-be?? Movies is fine, but you gotta live with it in real life!!

There goes all my Feel Like God feeling!!

Are you out of your mind? Ever seen the Harleys? They have a cult following and are amongst the most popular bikes in the world..
The whole point . . . .

[ 10 minutes later ]

. . . and it is much more comfortable than your regular Pulsars.
Whatever, told your folks? They agreed?

Ya, and I thought of asking you too ( Thanks to your timely message :P)
Cool, buy then, ride safe. And stay away from whatever this thing is, cruiser and all. Get a regular Pulsar. It looks wayyyyy better!!!

ok, any particular color you like?
Blueee!!!

I like the red one more!! Looks awesome!!
Red?

Ya red,
Hmm, red is also nice, but seems too common!!

Haah!! Being unique on a 'Pulsar' ??

I'll get a red one.
Ok. red is good.

Cya!! Bye!!
Bye!!

Girls. How the hell can one not like a Harley man!!!
Anyways, I get up and start walking ( Her words still banging inside my head ). Door or counter? I get to the counter and book it.

I want a Red Avenger.
She wants Blue Pulsar.

Its for ME.
I want it.
Ok if she doesn't like it. Anyways she's not gonna be seeing it everyday. (She works in BLR)

So, what the heck!!


MORE LATER ...
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Old 18th July 2010, 15:08   #21
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Smile Got it home!!

Finally, got some time to update the thread.
I got the bike on 1st July. Was in Bangalore from 4th - 15th. So, couldn't spend much time with it. Here are a few pictures.

Completed 100 kms yesterday evening! 400 more to go














(PS: clicked by the pillion!)

More soon . . .
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Old 30th July 2010, 01:43   #22
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Finally, got some time to update the thread.
I got the bike on 1st July. Was in Bangalore from 4th - 15th. So, couldn't spend much time with it. Here are a few pictures.

Completed 100 kms yesterday evening! 400 more to go


(PS: clicked by the pillion!)

More soon . . .
where the hell did the pics go??

sorry guys uploading them now.
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Old 30th July 2010, 01:54   #23
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Well for the last month that this bike has been with me, it has changed me quite a bit.

Now I look for the longer way to office, and a different longer way to get back home.
I feel hungry at mid-night and no near by places are good enough for me.
I drop and pick up my laundry after office or before office even though its the company laundry(within our campus)!!
The ricks don't bother me now, they are gone with the twist of my wrist anyways!!
The weather seems so much nicer!

I have already visited quite a few places I wouldn't have if I didn't have this cool-blue ride of mine!!

The ride experience so far has been real goood!! The only sad part being, everytime I start to enjoy the ride, I am well past the 50kmph mark so let it ease off a little. The thought that keeps me going is I can do 50 and more after just about 200 more kms!! hehehe!!

Now some issues, after all nothings all rosy in this world.

The fuel meter fogged up when it rained, got it checked, no spare for now, job card opened, will be replaced next week.
That is it. [Grinning again, used up my 2 per post!!]

Seriously guys, I am on cloud nine or if there is any above that, on that one.
This bike has made me a kid again!!! [Grinning ear to ear!!]

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Congrats on your purchase mate. Did you get the 200 cc one or the new 220cc Avenger? Hope you really are feeling like god.
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Awesome is the word. Love the Avenger to the bits. The blue looks cool too. My personal favourite would have been the purple shade that used to come in the Eliminator. Sad that Bajaj discontinued this shade. Have fun with your new machine. Drive safe.
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thanks for the wishes guys, i got it a month back, its 200cc.

M, rightly said about the shade, purplet was THE color to have on the eliminator.
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Congrats on the new bike Dry Ice. My friend has a blue one. It just looks terrific in that color.

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The ricks don't bother me now, they are gone with the twist of my wrist anyways!!
This is the point every biker enjoys.

Oh.. and this brings my 100th post. Congrats to me.
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thanks chipz for the wishes, initially i was torn between red and blue, even went to book a red one.
A blue avenger at the showroom made me ditch red!!

I am glad i changed my mind.

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Congratulations on the Avenger bro. Its been a while I read about a new ownership report of one Enjoy yourself and ride safe .
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thanks sammyboy,
I'll try to keep the thread up to date with my experiences, good or bad. i do hope its all good though!!


Have to buy a helmet soon. Before you guys bash me up, let me explain, i am using a friend's spare one. I want to buy one now.

People praise studds no end, is it that good??
From the studds, i like the open face ones, but thinking about the level of protection, mind says to go for a covered one.

Need your advices guys.
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