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Old 14th December 2013, 12:17   #166
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No offense absolutely to Harley guys but I have NEVER understood why it is ok for Harley to sell bikes in India with suspension that is not suited to our conditions and yet there is not even a hint of grumbling from the community and everyone simply and matter of factly discusses "upgrading" (I frankly call it right-grading) of suspension - something that would cost a further 60K to 1+ lacs to a customer who has already spent multiple lacs of rupees on his dream ride.

Look at any Harley man. Even when mostly ridden solo. The rear end simply is sagging - no its not a low rider look - its sagging - with the fender almost on the wheel. Add a pillion and you have those fancy exhaust pipes slanting downwards and pointing to (and almost touching) the ground. Isn't this something that Harley should have rectified by now having been in India for quite some time now and having obviously already heard feedback from many hundreds of Indian HOG riders?
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Had an awesome ride with Ram sir and a couple of friends, to Nandi. Amazing feeling!



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Had an awesome ride with Ram sir and a couple of friends, to Nandi. Amazing feeling!
Nice! No tachometer?
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Nice! No tachometer?
There is. I just have to tap the settings for the tachometer to show up. But I don't really care to see the rpms at least for now.
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There is. I just have to tap the settings for the tachometer to show up. But I don't really care to see the rpms at least for now.
On the same dial? How does that work? Or do you mean you have to add one, and the pick-up etc. is already inbuilt into the bike? What's the redline of your Harley?
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On the same dial? How does that work? Or do you mean you have to add one, and the pick-up etc. is already inbuilt into the bike? What's the redline of your Harley?
Not the same dial doc. It's in the display. Redline.. not sure if there is a limiter of sorts in this. I could touch 140/150 and ran out of road, but there still was a lot of juice left.
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Not the same dial doc. It's in the display. Redline.. not sure if there is a limiter of sorts in this. I could touch 140/150 and ran out of road, but there still was a lot of juice left.
Oh so you mean the digital strip at the bottom gives you Odo, Trip (1 and 2?), as well as RPM?

I did not mean a rpm limiter. I meant what is the engine reline (danger zone rpm-wise). Must be mentioned in the manual for sure?

At what rpm does the bike develop peak power and torque?
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Congrats Shubz!!!The bike looks absolutely brilliant in that color!!!Nice choice i must say.
You will be grabbing eyeballs everywhere you go now and do not be surprised if you become the most sought after male in your office (if you are not already one that is).
Wishing you many many many happy miles in it.

PS: Just as gthang's mentioned, i'm not too sure about having two plates at the back. It somehow spoils the look, if i may say that. My suggestion is to remove the plate with your handle,along with the plastic bracket. Let the number plate be where it is now and this will give a clean,rugged look i feel.
But hey, if you are convinced with the two plates, then you stick with it. Just offering my 2 cents.
And,i know you will be busy enjoying riding your machine but,could you please post a small review along with loads of pictures for people like us to ogle at!?
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Congrats Shubz!!!The bike looks absolutely brilliant in that color!!!Nice choice i must say.
You will be grabbing eyeballs everywhere you go now and do not be surprised if you become the most sought after male in your office (if you are not already one that is).
Wishing you many many many happy miles in it.

PS: Just as gthang's mentioned, i'm not too sure about having two plates at the back. It somehow spoils the look, if i may say that. My suggestion is to remove the plate with your handle,along with the plastic bracket. Let the number plate be where it is now and this will give a clean,rugged look i feel.
But hey, if you are convinced with the two plates, then you stick with it. Just offering my 2 cents.
And,i know you will be busy enjoying riding your machine but,could you please post a small review along with loads of pictures for people like us to ogle at!?
Thanks for your feedback sir. Will post a review soon. Meanwhile, some good quality pics..


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Shubz- Must have been a very heart tingling feeling on that first longish ride. The sound of the exhaust note reverberating along side walls, mountain sides etc along the ride would have been an absolute joy I guess.

So Ram's Bonnie also had its first longish ride on India. Wonderful.

Maybe you can share your likes and dislikes of your bike from the initial long ride.

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I picked up the half leather Jacket and Matte Black open faced helmet @ INR 18000 and INR 9939 respectively. )
Bro, congratulations on the iron, the color looks really nice. How was the ride experience today? Do tell, would love to hear your feedback .

The jacket looks pretty cool, and depends on where you are buying it from on whether it's cheap or expensive.
I think it's a good price , uk is closer to 250 Gbp and us close to 200 usd, conversions can get a smile or a frown

Please do post more pics and details of the experience. All the best, ride safe.
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Had an awesome ride with Ram sir and a couple of friends, to Nandi. Amazing feeling!



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So Ram's Bonnie also had its first longish ride on India. Wonderful.
Shubz, thanks for taking time out on a Saturday to make the ride possible. Alaso please thank Surya and Harsha

The Ride in to the morning mist on top of the Nandi Hills was a good experience. The Bikes look nice in the mist

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Haroon - Yes Bonnie had her first longish ride - 115 KM in all.

Best Regards & Ride Safe

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Thanks to you too Ram sir. The stars of the show were...

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The Ride in to the morning mist on top of the Nandi Hills was a good experience. The Bikes look nice in the mist
Four heavy weights coming together for one mission. That pic is just too good. Not something you would see everyday.
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