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Old 13th May 2011, 14:33   #601
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Okay so no to haiku and on my way to dream for a test ride shortly.
They were giving test ride only to people who have booked the bike there, so better to call and go. They returned a guy when I was there.

Some guy in xBHP who booked the bike in Saphire managed to get a test ride in Dream. So, give it a try.
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Yes EW is very much required. Even i too think it better get polishing donr rather than teflon.
Can you share the exclusions in EW.
I spoke with the engineer & sales rep about the extended warranty. The details are as follows :-

Month/Kms :- 24 months / 24,000 kms comes as basic plan + 36 months / 36,000kms come with extended warranty = 60 months or 60,000kms (whichever is earlier)

Plan Cost :- 1200 /- INR

Plan includes :- Crank Shafts, Bearings, Piston, Anything engine related, wirings (not cables - but wires only), Clutch Plates (only with EW), Casing for leaks (no physical damage), Head, Cylinders.

I will get the documents tomorrow - 370 parts are covered under warranty. I will scan and upload once I have it in my hand.

Battery is under warranty only for 12 months.

No Plastics, cables, filter, bulbs etc.. are covered under warranty.

Conditions Apply :- All services should be conducted at authorized Honda A.S.S. else the warranty would be void / I asked, what if I am travelling and have no access to a Honda service center and it becomes imperative that I get the service done. He said that should not be a problem, all I need to do is call the Honda service center and inform them about the issues and location and it will be considered. But a prior authorization is required to ensure my warranty is intact.

Charges/Intervals :-

1st Servicing is to be done after 1000kms
Post that, the service interval is 6000 Kms. Oil change also after every 6K kms.
Since I was skeptical, I asked him that it sounds like a long interval. He responded saying, we also asked the company engineers the same question and they said with the synthetic oil being used this stands true. Also, the bike (engine) is designed keeping in mind the sports tourer image of the bike.

Servicing Cost @ Honda A.S.S :- 450/- INR

Cost of Oil Change :- He was not completely sure, but said it is approximately in the range of 650/- to 700/- bucks.

My registration # is on its way and am scheduled to take the delivery tomorrow post-lunch.

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For the price quoted, the oil cannot be fully synthetic.
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My friend got his bike a couple of days back.

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As indicated by Bradhey, 650-700 is too low for a fully synth oil. And the 6000 kms interval is too long for a semi-synth.

How much oil does it take?

The warranty plan looks good and worth the extra cash.
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Had a chance to test ride the CBR today, went up to Silicon Honda RV road. The GM there is Mr. Azas, quite a nice chap, realistic person. Told me clearly i have to wait for the delivery for quite some time as they have to clear the back log off a lot of bikes. Came up to me after the test ride and took feedback as well.

Feelers:
1) Bike had done only 19 kms, so felt a little tight up the revs.
2) Mid range packs a pretty good punch enough to do quick over-takings.
3) Bike should not be compared/expected to perform like a track/sports bike. Power delivery is even and feels quite strained at higher revs (because its new). The bike somehow makes you feel its not going fast but actually its doing good speeds
4) Sporty riding position but a perfect fit for my height (5 11")
5) Handles like a dream, amidst traffic felt like knife going through butter. Weight of 167 kg bike is only felt while parking, handling the bike
6) Has very good road presence. Absolutely no vibrations from the body. Satin smooth.
7) Side stand does not fold back on a single push,
8) Worth the money. Period.

p.S: I am riding a Karizma from the past 8 years, Custom exhaust, ported head, Big bore kit, jetting + K&N. After the ride i did feel my modified bike feels faster initially off the revs and builds up much quicker. But also i did realize how tight she was i.e. the day i test rode the ZMA 8 years back . I hope the CBR once after run in and smoothing up will be much much better. I am going in for the CBR for sure.
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it's been quite some time since the cbr release, but yet to see the initial ownership review.
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As indicated by Bradhey, 650-700 is too low for a fully synth oil. And the 6000 kms interval is too long for a semi-synth.

How much oil does it take?

The warranty plan looks good and worth the extra cash.
I don't think thats low for the fully synthetic oil.The Honda OEM fully synthetic oil for the Honda civic retails for Rs.2800 for 4 Liters.You do the maths.
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I don't think thats low for the fully synthetic oil.The Honda OEM fully synthetic oil for the Honda civic retails for Rs.2800 for 4 Liters.You do the maths.
Well even then I am sure the CBR does not run on just 1 ltr of oil! Who does Honda source its oil from?
Motul full synths are far more expensive!

PS: All synth oil brands advocate a change interval of ~10000 kms. Why would Honda indicate a 6000 km interval is it were a synth oil?

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The CBR requires 1.4 L of engine oil.
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Well even then I am sure the CBR does not run on just 1 ltr of oil! Who does Honda source its oil from?
Motul full synths are far more expensive!

PS: All synth oil brands advocate a change interval of ~10000 kms. Why would Honda indicate a 6000 km interval is it were a synth oil?

Well The motul 1Lt packing is for close to 950.Even i have been using Motul but i have a whole 20Lt bulk pack which had cost 450/Lt thanks to a wonderful Punjabi friend of mine, Rajat Narang.

Even Mobil One is for 2800-2900 for 4 Lts.Don't know why these motorcycle oils are so expensive.Maybe its to do with being used on a wet clutch.

I think because of the wet clutch it is advised to change the oil earlier than 10k.Thats what i have been doing in each and every bike of mine and they have held strong even after years and kilometers of use.Wear and tear of each part get delayed and i haven't been changing parts as often as a few friends have been.

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Absolutely agree with you on this. I run Motul 300v on my Bull, and I have a planned oil change interval of 6000-7000 kms. Even though it works out to be far more expensive than using the Motul 5100T, it keeps the engine cooler and smoother.

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Well The motul 1Lt packing is for close to 950.Even i have been using Motul but i have a whole 20Lt bulk pack which had cost 450/Lt thanks to a wonderful Punjabi friend of mine, Rajat Narang.
Do you always do everything in excess?
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Do you always do everything in excess?

That'll be Punjabiness for you!!
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Just spoke to my dealer (Venetian Honda - Kandivli-Mumbai).

To my utter disbelief, they have not even started the deliveries yet. My waiting number is 167 and my waiting period has suddenly shot up from 45 days at the time of booking to 6 months !

If you ever do plan to buy any Honda two wheeler, I think you should stick to Om Sai Honda or something. Extremely unprofessional staff at Venetian Honda showroom..
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Petronas Sprinta 5000 fully synth comes at 450 per liter. Many of us have been using the same for the last 3-4 years.
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