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Old 13th July 2006, 04:41   #121
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Ladies and Gentlemen, lets give a big hand Rajiv Bajaj for bringing this bike to Indians.

Its a lot of effort for a Indian company like Bajaj to bring all this tech to us, where as companies like Yamaha/Honda which have awesome products in their portfolio give us only boring stuff.

It may not have the solid big bike feel due to the puny P150 chassis but the tire and fork will help.

Interesting points. No kickstarter at all and exposed chain.

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I don't know, Mpower, I just don't know. How expensive is it to have FI on a bike? Does it justify a 1 lakh price tag?

I hope you realise that this means any customer now HAS to take his bike to the Bajaj service folk. Very few standalone garages/mechanics can afford electronics to read and diagnose electronic systems, as I'm sure this bike will use.

Still, Bajaj HAS pioneered this in the Indian market, and for what it's worth, I appreciate that.
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wasnt it supposed to be oil cooled or so?

nice find Techno

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I don't know, Mpower, I just don't know. How expensive is it to have FI on a bike? Does it justify a 1 lakh price tag?

I hope you realise that this means any customer now HAS to take his bike to the Bajaj service folk.
Frankly, I think EFI is an overkill, Bajaj is on a ego trip that's all.

If sales dont take off, expect Bajaj to launch a cut price version with carb+rear drum+kickstart and many other P180 parts. But first it will sell as many Rs.1 lakh bikes to all the power freaks out there....and yes its air+oil cooled.
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@jkdas: Thanks Mate.. btw it IS oil cooled
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Old 13th July 2006, 10:27   #126
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That scares me! The electric starter on my classic P180 always caused problems! Though to be fair to Bajaj, that was a few years ago!
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This bike needs bigger tyres so badly. They shouldnt care about reducing mileage: it looks so awkard on those skinny-looking tyres!!

Fatter and larger dia rear tyres along with fatter front one will completley transform the looks.

So anyone buying this bike, you knwo what mod you have to do first.
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120 section rubber is more than enough for 20bhp (at the crank that to!).
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Have a look at the Business standard motoring article. He predicts a price tag of 92K and says this motrocycle is going to be a commecial success.

http://bsmotoring.com/2006/jul08_1.htm
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Kudos to Bajaj for all the new technology being deployed.

P.S. Is a 230 mm rear disc necessary? Even SBKs I think have 220 mm rear discs with so much power at the rear wheel..
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Kudos to Bajaj for all the new technology being deployed.

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P.S. Is a 230 mm rear disc necessary? Even SBKs I think have 220 mm rear discs with so much power at the rear wheel..
The 2005 Honda Hornet CB900 and the 2006 Buell XB12S have 240 mm rear discs. the hornet is 919cc and the buell 1200cc, both with 240mm. so i guess the 230mm rear disc isn't that necessary. but ofcourse Buell riders dont have to deal with pedestrians and cows !!!
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Thanks Rahul for the Fuel Injection, the rear Discs, the Projector beam, the Oil cooling, the Front Forks, the snazzy electricals and display and for the attempt at breaking the Great Indian FE Obsession.

However, 20bhp is little too less and the bike's styling is rather forced, almost like you were trying hard to be different. I'm sure you could've done better.

Kudos anyway, and hope this will be a commercial success. Enough to warrant a more adventurous excursion into 'performance'.
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One more feature is there, self cancelling indicators like cars and also scratch resistant petrol tank.
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55w Headlights also .....this is one thing thats needed on all indian bikes .....other bikes have useless 35 w headlights ...as if bike makers are doing some favour by giving headlights ....only teh caliber had 40 w headlights
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so this bike will sure give future comet imports a run for its money.
the bike looks cool and lets hope the handling is like the 180 classic. wonder why they reduced tank size possibly for some aerodynamics i assume.

only dissapointments theres no kick start option in case the battery dies

request for upside down forks to make it look unique

saw it on ndtv and looks good.

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