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Old 22nd January 2008, 07:51   #346
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I think there is a custom made one in punjab somewhere with a Gypsy engine.
Make that two. And a few more with some other car engines.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 09:52   #347
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A modification in the rule something to the effect:
  • no bikes WITH saree/chunni/any free flowing garment clad ppl is allowed without a saree guard
  • all bikes >200cc MUST be ridden with protective gear including helmets, protective jackets, proper gloves, etc
Interesting point Zenx. But dont you think this will dent the sales figures of these bikes then? How do we ride to office in protective gear?
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Old 28th January 2008, 17:50   #348
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It is possible, people in Europe do use bikes to commute to work and change into formal attire at the office.

Agreed, not the most convenient option but if you are a die hard biker... Go For It !!!
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Old 28th January 2008, 21:23   #349
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It is possible, people in Europe do use bikes to commute to work and change into formal attire at the office.

Agreed, not the most convenient option but if you are a die hard biker... Go For It !!!
Quite common to see that. Men/women dressed up in office wear on a bike,cruising along the freeway. Some of them wear proper biking gear,and jump into business wear once they get to work.
Ah well..the pleasures of biking!
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Old 28th January 2008, 22:53   #350
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saw the invoice and finance option and i LOL @ myself
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Old 28th January 2008, 22:56   #351
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[*]all bikes >200cc MUST be ridden with protective gear including helmets, protective jackets, proper gloves, etc[/list]
ALL 2 wheelers should be driven !! Including bicycles !! when will we learn !!
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Old 29th January 2008, 08:02   #352
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ALL 2 wheelers should be driven !! Including bicycles !! when will we learn !!
True. But this point was more to bring in deltas for higher end bikes, and highlight that the rules are not "dumb" but merely out of context.

Yep, we're learning
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Guys,
Went to Orion Motors (Opp Forum) to check out the MT01. The dealer had just received his display piece (still in the steel packing cage-that itself must have cost a couple of grand). What an awesome bike, specs are better suited to driving in India than the supersports. Here are some financials :-
- 11.9 lac/Rs on road (both the R1 and MT01). As usual there were guys in the showroom contradicting each other , couple originally said 10.5 lac/Rs on road
- 3 year finance option for 5.9 lacs @ 11% interest by ICICI, EMI approx 25k per month
- service every 1000 kms including oil+filter change approx 3-3.5k
- claims to have booked over 10 units already
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Good work,Vicki..
So it looks like these bikes will hit the roads pretty soon. For 10 units to have sold already,seems like there are gonna be a huge number of takers.
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Two of them have already crashed in bangalore.
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Old 1st February 2008, 07:19   #356
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ALL 2 wheelers should be driven !! Including bicycles !! when will we learn !!
Is this a joke, that I do not get? Why would anyone "drive" a bicycle?
You ride a bike, just like you ride the wave, & ridden is a valid word.

Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online
transitive verb1 a: to travel on <ride a bike>
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I have seen 2 R1s lately. Look damn hot. Somebody sponsor me so i can buy one
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Hi there Straight6,
Two have crashed!!
Tell us more man.
Dealer did mention that they will train first time users.

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Went to Orion Motors ----

----service every 1000 kms including oil+filter change approx 3-3.5k
- claims to have booked over 10 units already
service every 1000kms??? why? due to the heat and dust? some parts of north america are no less when it comes to heat and dust and the same bikes run there for about 3000 miles before oil change. am sure that fully synthetic oils suitable for the ambient temperature would be used here. so why such a short interval?
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Hi there Straight6,
Two have crashed!!
Tell us more man.
Dealer did mention that they will train first time users.

Vicki_Rau
What more can I say? Probably some idiots who are not good enough to ride the R1 but had the dough to buy it. DOH!!
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