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Old 23rd August 2015, 02:08   #136
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Went to EVM HONDA Wing world , Kochi for enquiry and test drive.The test bike will be ready by Monday.
Here is the breakup of the pricing...
Ex.Showroom Price......Rs.7,40,826
Insurance ......Rs. 9942
Road Tax/Regn .......Rs, 1,49,155
On Road price ........Rs.8,99,923😟
Also enquired about loan from HDFC Bank for 2L with a repayment period of 48 months.
The EMI comes to Rs.5315.
I have submitted necessary documents for processing but till now is unable to decide whether to go with the purchase.
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Old 23rd August 2015, 12:06   #137
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On Road price ........Rs.8,99,923😟
Whoa. And a few of us were cribbing about the price in Bangalore

Take a test ride and then decide. Surprising that Kochi still doesn't have test ride bikes yet while other cities got them a couple of weeks ago. The one in Bangalore is same bike which was shown on the ramp during Revfest.
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Whoa. And a few of us were cribbing about the price in Bangalore

Take a test ride and then decide. Surprising that Kochi still doesn't have test ride bikes yet while other cities got them a couple of weeks ago. The one in Bangalore is same bike which was shown on the ramp during Revfest.
The bike got registered yesterday only. The service advisor has offered me test drive on Monday. The thing is that I am not certain whether I can handle all that power. My previous experience with bikes ended in 2007 when I sold off my Hero Honda CBZ owing to family pressure and since then my rides are limited to occasional use of my friends cbr 250 and unicorn.
But the itch for riding continues and has since landed me in this dilemma
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Will there be a T-BHP official review of this bike?

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Djay saar, I disagree about the traffic bit for run in.
For the same reason I always believed in riding on Bangalore-Mysore Highway for breaking in. The amount of nuisance and traffic on that highway makes it ideal for those initial 1600 kms.
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The EMI comes to Rs.5315.
Hey Dilip,
Did you miss a 1 in the EMI value?
Is it 15315 per month?
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Hey Dilip,
Did you miss a 1 in the EMI value?
Is it 15315 per month?
Cheers,
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He talks about a loan of 2L for 4 years , so 5315 seems correct.
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He talks about a loan of 2L for 4 years , so 5315 seems correct.

Thanks Sammy. I mis-read Dilip's post as 2L of down payment.
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The 650F at Wing World for test rides.
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Yesterday was the official inauguration of Wing World Kochi at EVM Honda. They are the only dealer for 650f in kerala as of now. The top honda officials were present on the occasion.
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Short Test Ride Summary of CBR 650F

Sit on the bike and riding position feels very similar to Ninja 300. Typical Sports Tourer riding stance. Not very up right like adventure bikes and not very aggressive like Supersport. The console could have been better. Battery warning lamp not present. However does show Av KMPL, RTMI, Trips, etc. Buttons / Switch qualities are very good. Pass button is part of the high beam button. Good tactile feel. Press the starter and the engine sounds pleasant. Typical silent inline 4 sound. Rev the bike in idle and the bike vibrates like crazy. You can feel the vibrations in your hands and your gonads too :P

The clutch is tad hard but can get used to it. Wish it was adjustable (Brake lever is adjustable though). On the road, the bike is good to move around in traffic. Ample power to keep the owner happy for years. Sounds fantastic and the vibes in idle are not felt while riding. Not one bit!

Heats up quite a bit in stop and go traffic. Bearable heat but yeah it does heat up. Brakes have decent bite & bike stops gradually but not very sharp. ABS kicked in once during my test ride when I braked very hard and it may come handy some day when in emergency. Good to have!

The seats are nice and comfy so those long 600+ kms rides would not end up in sore butt. Banana seat means your pillion would also be a happy person. Bike has good road presence but I wish the bike came with dual headlamps rather than a single headlamp cluster. Tires are Dunlop so they are good in Dry but not that great in wet & gravel / loose sand (From prior experience of N650). For some strange reason the tire info sticker on the swing arm reads rear tire as Metzeler when it is not. Also it read 36 PSI for front and 42 PSI for rear. I don't know if that's ideal?

Mileage - cant say but I guess should deliver 21-22 kmpl with sane riding. At 8.25L is it worth it? Few things could have been better & price could have been 50K odd cheaper at least to make it a sound proposition but going by the market and bikes available in this price range, This is still a HOT PICK!
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Mileage - cant say but I guess should deliver 21-22 kmpl with sane riding. At 8.25L is it worth it
Unfortunatley we pay twice the price. No 600's are worth 8L. Heck R1 is probably worth lower than 8L in reality.

Thanks to the government who cannot open up the import route to make this affordable.

Its sad we are paying twice the cost to own these bikes. Take as much loan as possible and tricle you payment over 5 years.

Pure cost perspective the z800 is more value for money. but a Honda is a Honda.
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Also it read 36 PSI for front and 42 PSI for rear. I don't know if that's ideal?
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Thanks for the review.
Why do think tyre pressure rating is not ideal?
The Z800 has the same recommendation.
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Nice review Sachin, and welcome to Tbhp! I think you'll find it far better than the other bhp that you've come to love

I also gotta get to test ride this thing, but I'm sure I won't be able to tell anything about it at such short distances. You gotta take it at least some 50 kms, if not a 100, before you can really tell what's good and what's not. Unfortunately, that's never going to happen over here, ever.
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Why do think tyre pressure rating is not ideal?

The Z800 has the same recommendation.

Most of the big bikes I have seen (including my FZ1) have similar tyre pressure recommendation. But i feel that it is on higher side especially on your not so even surfaced highways. Also after having 36-42 on my FZ1 (recommended tyre pressure according to manual) I felt that ride is bouncy and not so confident inspiring. I run 34-36 now a days and find it a lot better than the recommended tyre pressures. However running a low pressure might wear off the tyre faster, but I am ok with that.

I suggest you to lower the tyre pressure and see how it feels.

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