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Old 19th July 2011, 10:01   #16
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Thanks a ton - GTO - I finally discovered why the bike felt heavy, the front wheel air pressure was 12 psi, i remembered to have checked with Probiking before the delivery if the air pressure was checked and they did confirm. Now post filling it up, this dame feels as nimble as any other bike in the city driving conditions.

@ Bluevolt , ravi 23, patience wins & Acclero - Thanks a lot for your wishes guys.

@ Mantrig - I am planning to upgrade to either a Akrapovic or Two brothers exhaust, currently doing a small comparo on the two, sad we cant audition the actual sound, need to rely on you tube.

@ Blackpearl - I am planning to have that removed, had infact instructed them to do so during the PDI but they expressed their inability to do so in the showroom as its a good 2 hour job and they didnt have the requisite tools. The issue with the mirrors are that after i wear my riding gear almost 60% of the mirror is covered, guess using mirror extenders would solve this issue. The helmet is a HJC Ninja Dragon, it cost me about 400SG$ with an additional visor, apparently they had some sale going on then almost 2 years back.

With the rain gods blessing Mumbai big time, my weekend ride seems to be a distant dream. Havent been able to ride her since Sunday noon, getting a little impatient. Keeping my fingers crossed for the weekend. Will write a short feedback once back, "That is If am able to ride out ".

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Congratulations

Please do post more about your experiences (when rains simmer down) sometimes vis a vis with the 250R (except the performance part)

Is it bikefreak's bike parked alongside yours? When is Guru getting his bike?

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Hi Sheel,

Yes it is Bikefreaks bike next to mine, we got our rides delivered almost at the same time. Am not sure when Guru is getting his.
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The big sister is finally here. Congrats Speedfreak. Wishing you many miles and years of happy and safe rides.

I saw her in the flesh a few weeks back and she looked awesome. Has the big bike feel compared to the 250R and looks so damn comfy and the ergo's are also suited for long rides.

Nice initial impression report. Do keep us updated as you munch miles. I'm still not over the 250 so i'm just gonna wait and watch and learn from you folks before i get mine.

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I finally discovered why the bike felt heavy, the front wheel air pressure was 12 psi, i remembered to have checked with Probiking before the delivery if the air pressure was checked and they did confirm. Now post filling it up, this dame feels as nimble as any other bike in the city driving conditions. I am planning to upgrade to either a Akrapovic or Two brothers exhaust, currently doing a small comparo on the two, sad we cant audition the actual sound, need to rely on you tube.
Whoa. Glad you got the air pressure checked and corrected. Just to be safe, check the level of all other fluids such as brake fluids, engine oil, coolant, etc.

On the exhaust part, pay a visit to Performance Racing Store. They stock Akra's and TwoBros. Vicky might be able to help you decide. Do also consider the Leo Vince available at Bachoo Motors. It sounds mad too.

All the best again.
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The issue with the mirrors are that after i wear my riding gear almost 60% of the mirror is covered, guess using mirror extenders would solve this issue.
It took me several days to align the mirriors to a reasonable position. I will not say it is perfect, but manageable. I think you will be able to find the same after a few days of riding. It is a twin cylinder bike with more vibration than the I4s. So I am not sure if mirror extender would be a good idea. Mirror extenders may induce more vibrations. Just my 2 cents.
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Congrats to both the Freaks! I hope the rain gods give a reprieve in next few weekends, so that you ride the babe and provide detailed feedback.

Any news on when they are opening up the booking again.

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Thanks a ton - GTO - I finally discovered why the bike felt heavy, the front wheel air pressure was 12 psi, i remembered to have checked with Probiking before the delivery if the air pressure was checked and they did confirm. Now post filling it up, this dame feels as nimble as any other bike in the city driving conditions.
I always wondered if there was any hand held device to check and refill air pressure at home itself rather than relying on the guys at petrol pumps/road side stalls to ensure correct psi in tyres.

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I always wondered if there was any hand held device to check air pressure at home itself rather than relying on the guys at petrol pumps/road side stalls to ensure correct psi in tyres.
Shrek,
You can buy any hand held device through any tire dealer/showroom. If you are lucky then you might even get it as a compliment
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Congrats man, you are lucky one to have this. Booking is closed and they are saying it might reopen in 2 months time with 120 days waiting.
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Congrats man ! The bike looks simply great. Now I can't wait for mine to come through...
I look forward to your feedback on the aftermarket slip ons.
One question - Is there any warranty issue when replacing stock can with aftermarket one?
Am number 5 or 6 in the orderline at Bajaj PBK Pune... Is anyone aware of the Pune delivery status?
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One question - Is there any warranty issue when replacing stock can with aftermarket one?
Warranty is void with any aftermarket fitment, even with a K&N replacement type air filter. But these engines are bullet proof so one has nothing to worry about.

Safest bet is to install these mod's after the run-in is over. I installed a replacement type K&N air filter on my 250R after it clocked 10,000 kms just to be safe.

Its also advisable to go in for a juice box or aftermarket ECU like a power commander if one is installing a free flow air filter like K&N and a slip-on pipe. The engine is known to run lean with these components so a PC is highly recommended to correct the AFR. The stock ECU cannot compensate the change in AFR due to intake and exhaust modifications.
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Thanks for all your wishes guys.

I finally have an answer to India's most favorite question - "Kitna deti hai ? " - 156kms / 12.67L = 12.31kmpl, mind you this is pure in-city driving with heavy bursts of acceleration in lower gears, seldom driven on top gear during this period. Also since its a new model to be launced hence a lot of curios friends would want to ride it with different styles.

First modification to this babe is done, Zero Gravity Windscreen added.

No countryside rides so far, waiting desperately for one, will post a detailed review whenever possible.
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Bloody awesome , a number plate with 650 Number ! .Show off , offcourse why not ? .Get us more pictures speedfreak .Ride safe .
What tires they come with ? .Do they stick nice in wet and dry ? .Cornering ?

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Thanks for all your wishes guys.

I finally have an answer to India's most favorite question - "Kitna deti hai ? " - 156kms / 12.67L = 12.31kmpl, mind you this is pure in-city driving with heavy bursts of acceleration in lower gears, seldom driven on top gear during this period. Also since its a new model to be launced hence a lot of curios friends would want to ride it with different styles.
12.3 kmpl ! Even in city riding it should have given 17-18 kmpl. Not sure if its due to the run in period.

Maybe Blackpearl can guide on the mileage of the bike, if he has driven it in heavy city traffic. As the rain gods open up, you may have sunny weekends to take the babe out.
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Hey Black12rr,

This is the first time i have opted for a choice number, looks chick. The tyres are Bridgestone, they stick pretty well, i just love the way this babe handles. havent really tried my hands on cornering as yet, thanks to the weather.
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