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Old 18th March 2017, 17:55   #16
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Good to hear.
They had quoted the same for the VnH exhaust and the whole kit, so it made sense. Didn't realize your exhaust is different

Completely agree on the original tail being better than the tail tidy. The tail tidy isn't tidy enough for my liking
There are much better ones in the market like a single led strip.
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The bike I was being offered was manufactured and imported in April 2016

Hence I have postponed the plan to buy it for now, given there is already a lot of chaos surrounding BS3 and BS4 bikes.

Was your bike this old too or was very recent? The most recent bike he is ready to offer me is an October 2016, but its Red and I am gunning for Matte Black.
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Old 23rd March 2017, 15:31   #18
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The bike I was being offered was manufactured and imported in April 2016

Hence I have postponed the plan to buy it for now, given there is already a lot of chaos surrounding BS3 and BS4 bikes.

Was your bike this old too or was very recent? The most recent bike he is ready to offer me is an October 2016, but its Red and I am gunning for Matte Black.
The last lot of Street Twins was imported into India on 3rd November 2016, so the manufacturing dates could be much earlier

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The last lot of Street Twins was imported into India on 3rd November 2016, so the manufacturing dates could be much earlier

That's what Zauba shows. It's not updated after November for lot of articles. As I said dealer has stock from October manufactured bikes but in red color which I am not going to buy. Any chance someone knows the fate of BS4 transition? Even if I get a recent manufactured bike now, register it post 1st April, and then at a later point if I want to sell it, will it be a problem to sell it in tier 1 cities?
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The current stock of street twins in stock with dealers is from the Nov 3 import as I checked my proposed bikes vin number on zauba.
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The last lot of Street Twins was imported into India on 3rd November 2016, so the manufacturing dates could be much earlier
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That's what Zauba shows. It's not updated after November for lot of articles.
I heard that import-export data will not be published anymore due to privacy concerns. That is probably the reason why zauba has not updated since November.
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The current stock of street twins in stock with dealers is from the Nov 3 import as I checked my proposed bikes vin number on zauba.
Gautam99, what is the month of manufacture as derived from the VIN?
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The bike I was being offered was manufactured and imported in April 2016

Hence I have postponed the plan to buy it for now, given there is already a lot of chaos surrounding BS3 and BS4 bikes.

Was your bike this old too or was very recent? The most recent bike he is ready to offer me is an October 2016, but its Red and I am gunning for Matte Black.
Well! I got mine in August and the bike was in warehouse for a month or so. Hence I'm assuming its April imported. Anyways it didn't matter much as it was in the middle of the year and also for the fact that I'm not going to sell this machine ever. But just have the conversation with the dealer and get some assurance on when it was imported if that's important to you. Or you can always book a colour that's not available thus guaranteeing you that it's from a new lot when you get it.
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Does anybody have an idea about how GST will impact the price specially in Maharashtra where the RTO taxes are highest taking on road price to nearly 9.26 lakhs? Also would liketo know more about heating in city traffic...
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Gautam99, what is the month of manufacture as derived from the VIN?

I got the import month but could not find a vin decoder for the triumph - if u know of a good one let me know.
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Does anybody have an idea about how GST will impact the price specially in Maharashtra where the RTO taxes are highest taking on road price to nearly 9.26 lakhs? Also would liketo know more about heating in city traffic...
Wow! 9.26? I thought Bangalore and Hyderabad are the highest. GST might decrease prices by 1-3% but I'm sure the manufacturer would increase prices if they haven't already.
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Booked the Street Twin in Pune. Hope to get it before 15 May. Looking forward for an exhilarating ownership experience!
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Hey classic86, wanted to know if you could share the link to the add on seat you have installed. After about 100 kms, it's impossible to continue riding without a break!
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Great Review!
A couple of questions if you dont mind:
1. I am also 6 feet tall. How is the seating? Is it upright or more hunched?
2. Does the engine heat up a lot? How about in summer?
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Hey classic86, wanted to know if you could share the link to the add on seat you have installed. After about 100 kms, it's impossible to continue riding without a break!
Strange! Is it Street Twin? Older Bonnie's were quite comfortable at least till about 175kms-200kms range

If its Street Twin then I can understand as they have narrowed the seat and even the cushioning is not as good as the old one

Look for a good gel seat solution to make it comfortable for long rides

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Great Review!
A couple of questions if you dont mind:
1. I am also 6 feet tall. How is the seating? Is it upright or more hunched?
2. Does the engine heat up a lot? How about in summer?
I have ridden the Street Twin briefly and I'm 6.1 tall and have a large frame

1. Seating is quite low for my height and overall the bike has super compact dimensions and it felt like I engulfed the whole bike so for 6 footers the bike will certainly feel small

2. Having owned the old Bonnie the bike never used to heat up even in summers but, that was water cooled and Street Twin is liquid cooled but, generally Triumph bikes are good in heat management and should not be a concern at all
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