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Old 2nd January 2006, 15:39   #1
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Default CBR 600 for 3.25 lacs only -- SOLD!

After a lot of procrastination and with a very heavy heart,
I'm finally putting up my baby for sale 'officially'.
Officially, because I had offered it earlier to a few members but never really made
an effort to sell it, probably because I did not feel like parting with it.
Recently I'm into a major reshuffle of my finances and as some of you might be aware,
I'm planning to buy a new house and a car.
In fact I've already booked the swift last month and would be taking delivery in a few days.
I need all the money I can manage to minimize the loan amount.
That is the reason for selling my bike.
Later next year, I might go in for a CBR F4i, once my financial situation has stabilised.
Why not a more powerful bike ?? (some of you might be thinking)
Because I firmly believe that, in India a 600 cc bike is just what you need !!
Anything more is a waste of power and a pain to handle.
Of course if you're flush with money, there are no limits

OK now about the bike . . . . . .
It's a Honda CBR 600 F2 imported brand new in India in dec' 93.
I'm expecting 3.25 lacs OBO.
It has an MH 12 registration and a vip #.
It is in my name and located in Navi Mumbai.

<Mobile number removed as bike has been sold long back>


Model: 1992 CBR600F2, 1991- 1994
Displacement: 599 cc,
Engine Type: Liquid cooled, vertical inline 4
Valves: DOHC, 16 (4 per cylinder, 2 intake and 2 exhaust)
Valve Adjustment: Shim under bucket
Carburetion: 4 - 34mm
Compression Ratio: 11.6:1
Bore and Stroke: 65.0 x 45.2 mm
Firing Order: 1-2-4-3
Overall Length: 80.3 inches
Wheel Base: 54.7 inches
Overall Height: 44.5 inches
Overall Width: 27.4 inches
Footpeg Height: 14.4 inches
Seat Height: 32.0 inches
Dry Weight: 405 pounds
Wet Weight: 452 pounds
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.2 gallons
Front Tire: 120/60/17, 36psi
Rear Tire: 160/60/17, 42 psi
Coolant Capacity: 2.5 quarts
Crankcase Capacity: 3.7 quarts (with filter change)
Recommended Oil: SAE 10W-40
Final Drive: #525 o-ring sealed chain
Rake and Trail: 25' and 94 mm

It's an awesome piece of machine in a terrific condition and definitely the best bike you could get for around 3 lacs !!!
Ask Jhonny about its condition and the care with which it has been maintained.
For those who do not know, Jhonny is one of the best SBK mechanics in Mumbai.
All the parts for this bikes have come from the US and there has been no compromise what so ever.
A lot of old SBK owners use duplicate / fabricated parts and hence don't have the guts to take their bike to the limits.
They're mostly posers.
Because even a slight error at a speed of 200 would be fatal.
I ride my bike with much newer litre class and higher powered bikes and have never had any problem.
If you've noticed in the pics of my rides, there's hardly any bike as old / older than mine.
I'm stressing on this point to prove the excellent condition of my bike.
In fact some of the parts like the chain, sprockets, cables, brake pads were replaced much before they wore out.
Even if kept idle in this weather for a week it starts in the first attempt.
I've personally touched 210 kmph on it. I'm sure it can easily do better but I did not have the guts or the roads.
Believe it or not, it gives me an average of above 20 kmpl !!

It has parts of over a lac that have been put in over the last couple of years.
Vance & Hines S4 Titanium exhaust
K & N filter
'made in Japan' dry battery
speedo & clutch cables
timing chain
honda levers
honda front fork seals
frame sliders
'CBR' colour matched harris grips
progrip tank pad.
Front indicators.
MRA double bubble visor
Complete chain and sprokets set
Front & rear brake pads.

Now, with most of the consumables having been changed,
it is not going to require any significant expenditure for the next couple of years.
Just change oil regularly and enjoy !!

+ve points.
= HONDA, it is a well accepted fact that in secondhand bikes Hondas are the safest bet and have the highest resale value.
= They are supposed to be very 'forgiving' bikes and their engines are supposed to be bulletproof
(a term that I never understood - any metallic engine would be) :rolleyes:
= 100 bhp (probably more with the Vance&Hines and K&N). In comparasion the F4i is 96 bhp
= Does 0-100 in less than 4 seconds easily.
= One of the most easy to ride bikes in the city. Very wide power band.
You could go to 100 kmph in first gear or cruise at 40 kmph in 6th.
You could also also pick up the bike from a stationary position (if required) in 3rd gear !
= It is one of the commonest SBKs without a doubt and as such spare parts are very easy to get.
In fact many of its parts are still being manufactured in some countries including the US.
= Has a main stand which is a boon if you want to park it for some time in an unattended place.
= Very comfortable sitting posture unlike most other jap bikes.
= Awesome sound because of the Vance & Hines.
= U're getting it at a price of a slightly younger 400rr but with almost double the power (55 vs 100 bhp)
= Whatever bikes are launched in India in the next decade would probably
over shadow the 250, 350s & the 400s, but this will retain its power advantage.

- ve points. Something that most sellers hide, but not what I believe in.
= The bike like any other 12 yr old bike, has had its share of falls and in one of them the top
and right side fairing were damaged and have been replaced by locally made ones.
= While the right side one is absolutely fine, the top is not cosmetically perfect & has a few minor cracks and blisters in the paint
The bike could do with another one which could be made for about 6,000/-.
Of course it does not hamper the performance of the bike at all or else I would have changed it long back.
= Other than this, there is no other evidence of any damage due to the fall,
on the engine, radiator, frame, chasis, forks, mudguard, headlight etc all of which are original.
The damage was limited to the plastics on the right upper area.
= During the recent bad roads, the can had become slightly loose and a couple of rivets had to be redone
because of which some paint on the can has come off.

If you're not interested in the bike, please do not post.
It's my bike and I have full right to decide what price I want to sell it for.
I do not want to hear rumours of comparative deals, lectures on depreciation
and such other juvenile crap, or else be prepared for nasty replies.

Genuine questions are welcome.
Interested buyers can give me offers but not anything lesser than 3.
This reasonable rate has been arrived at, after years of market survey
and if you find a better bike in this price range, buy it
I would be interested in closing this deal at the earliest because once I've taken all
my loans / made alternate arrangements, I would be in no hurry to sell it.

This is a recent pic taken earlier this month during one of our rides to Manor.

There are more pics in other threads.

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Old 3rd January 2006, 00:53   #2
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I wish every bike owner was like u. I'll put word to my friends in chennai.
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I agree. 600 is plenty for India. How many kms has she run?
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Old 3rd January 2006, 11:06   #4
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i know you didnt want comparisions and wanted only genuine buyers to post replies,etc, etc... but being part of a leading automotive forum dont you think that it is the right of other members to advise/inform of current prices for that model as well comparitive models that can be had for 3.25 lakhs?

If not what is the use of having a forum other than to have a one on one discussion. you would have done better by putting a post in the newspaper classifieds. i for one think that paying 3.25 lakhs for a 1992 bike with whatever accessories on it is a bit too high.

upto the moderators to take this off if they feel we should not be highlighting this to the newbies who are not aware or not in touch with the real world prices.

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yep 92 model is like 13 years old...
and 13 years Old Bike for 3.25 its on higher side...
what ever condition its in...

and again its your Bike and you can quote the Price you want...
no offence...

Best of Luck...

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Old 3rd January 2006, 16:57   #6
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Guys who are well aware of the SBK market would not make such comments.
SBK prices do not follow conventional depreciation norms.
Many of you must have heard of CBR 400 RRs of the year 94-95 being sold for the same price and they have HALF the power !!

I'm not here to fool newbies ! These ARE real world prices !!
Let an SBK 'OWNER' tell me that this is too high a price for my bike (after seeing & riding it), and I'll sell it at whatever price he thinks is right for it !!!
I know of a 4 yr older bike (CBR 600 F1) in a poor condition that was quoted for 3.25 and sold for 3 in Mumbai some time back.
Recently there was an ad in ebay for a F2 (same as mine) in Bandra and the starting bid was 4.25 lacs !
Now these are only a couple of close examples.
Besides bikes with MH registration are always more expensive than bikes from the south (TN reg).

I'm not saying that u should not inform / advise but do that when u have adequate knowledge about the SBK market situation in Mumbai and have some idea about the bike that is up for sale & not on the basis of what u 'think'!!
That only confuses a prospective buyer and deprives him of a good bike.
BTW, I already have a buyer at my doorstep who's offered me 3 and if nothing better comes up by next week, I'll most probably close the deal.

@ mpower : She's run about 35k kms. And it is this regular running that has kept her in good shape.

@ nitrous : Thanks
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Old 26th September 2008, 15:44   #7
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(for those who still keep calling me to enquire !!)

After this I bought a 954 which I sold in 07 and then bought another 954 which is now on sale
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WOW thats a stunner.....great looking bike!
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