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Old 12th October 2009, 19:02   #1
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Hi Guys!
I need your advice or suggestion for my weird needs.

Location : Currently in Mumbai, shift to Pune.
Budget : 5L (might stretch to 6L)
Category : Used vehicle

I am an avid car lover and a superbike dreamer (never owned one yet)
I was planning to divide the whole budget for -

Option 1 : A good used car (Cedia, Optra etc) + A modified Enfield {stretched budget}
Option 2 : A normal used sedan (Lancer, OHC) + Superbike (old 600RR, R6)
{stretched budget }
Option 3 : A good used diesel car (Skoda)

I am in no hurry to buy now, Want to go slow.

Please suggest which option(s), car and bike
If possible any idea of a superbike (<=600 cc) cost ?

You can see i'm pretty much confused, Sorry if I confused you
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Old 12th October 2009, 19:23   #2
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Mikon, the budget that you have allocated for the superbike will not get you a decent bike. Plus superbikes are a big quagmire in themselves. If you are an avid superbike fan, then I suggest that yourself a new one if possible. You can get a Ninja 250 for about 2.75 new of if you can stretch your budget get yourself a R1/Hayabusa.
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Old 12th October 2009, 19:47   #3
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A decent used 600 would cost around 4.5-5L at least
so with left over change you can buy a used M800 or a new Nano
or best bet would be a new ninja 250 and rest you can use for a used sedan of your choice

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@ Mile Cruncher : Thank you very much.. i liked the idea
@ Akshay : I was offered a used 600RR (2005) for around 4L, Would that be a good deal? Thanks for your advice!
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Search for used Cedia.A true rally bread.Else look in for OHC-vtec if you can.
All the best for the hunt.
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Used Skoda for about 4-5L - Keep 2 L spare for maintenance over the next 3 years.

Gets you a good drive, effeciency, high quality car, maintenance is expensive but if you buy for 4L and keep 2 L spare you are safe.
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Get a secondhand Fiesta 1.6; mod it and enjoy.

Cedia too is a nice buy.

Last option; used Swift ZXi or VDi, turbo the ZXi or get biger turbo/works for VDi.
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Option 2 : A normal used sedan (Lancer, OHC) + Superbike (old 600RR, R6)
{stretched budget }
Can be done for 6.5 lakhs easily, if you're lucky for 6 lakhs. I would think 4-4.5 for the 600, 1.5-2 for the used sedan.

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If I was in your place, I would go for NHC and Bullet (stretched budget).
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you already seem to hve a GLx d and a Type1 OHC, why not look a decently run lancer petrol ~2.5-3L, and buy a new bullet (~1L) you still have about 2L.

save up another 75K over 6 months and buy a new Ninja 250!

Unless the papers of the SBK are clean, finding a good one will come with its own set of hassles rather than joys. So keep that in mind. there is one R6 for sale here in chennai (2001 registered IIRC) asking price - 3.5-4L.
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If I was in your place, I would go for NHC and Bullet (stretched budget).
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you already seem to hve a GLx d and a Type1 OHC, why not look a decently run lancer petrol ~2.5-3L, and buy a new bullet (~1L) you still have about 2L.
I dont think a SBK can be compared to a Bullet. Both are totally different genres.
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Whatever you choose, please keep of a Skoda

Again, that is my opinion, not meant to hurt anyone's!
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you already seem to hve a GLx d and a Type1 OHC, why not look a decently run lancer petrol ~2.5-3L, and buy a new bullet (~1L) you still have about 2L.

save up another 75K over 6 months and buy a new Ninja 250!

Unless the papers of the SBK are clean, finding a good one will come with its own set of hassles rather than joys. So keep that in mind. there is one R6 for sale here in chennai (2001 registered IIRC) asking price - 3.5-4L.
He is looking for a SBK and you recommending him a Bullet,same goes for Jack sparrow.
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He is looking for a SBK and you recommending him a Bullet,same goes for Jack sparrow.
Do you seriously think NHC & SBK would fit in his budget? No kidding!
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Do you seriously think NHC & SBK would fit in his budget? No kidding!
we are not talking of budget here
if they do not fit in his budget
then you could have recommended M800 over NHC
a bullet and a SBK are worlds apart,thats what i wanted to say
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