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Old 4th July 2007, 21:06   #1
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Default New 800cc+ bikes possible for India

I thought it might be a good idea to list out all the bikes that are capable being imported into India under the new rule. Its too bad that the whole 600 cc crowd gets knocked out. The 600 cc bikes are really ideal for India with their low price, great performance and high tech features.

We know that all liter bikes and big bores will make it but I am not sure which bikes are around the 800 cc mark. BMW R80 comes to mind but I am not sure if its still around? I think both the 750 and 900 cc sportbikes segments come and go but are currently dead
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mpower, i'm quite unaware of this new import rule. could you please post details of the same??? would be really helpful.
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I think both the 750 and 900 cc sportbikes segments come and go but are currently dead
Naah. 4 bikes in that segment I'd LOVE to see here;
1) Triumph Daytona 675 (kinda odd, but still),
2) Gixxer 750,
3) KTM
4) Honda Hornet 900....

Other possibilities suitable for India;

1) ZX 9R
2) Yamaha TDM 900...can't recollect more...will post later after remembering...
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1) ZX 9R
Except they don't make it anymore.

I'd really like to see Honda launch the VFR 800.
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Other possibilities suitable for India;

1) ZX 9R
zx10 R, rings any bells, yeah?

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mpower, i'm quite unaware of this new import rule. could you please post details of the same??? would be really helpful.
In a nutshell..bikes which are 800 cc and above can now be homologated w/o meeting the superstrict Indian emission requirements. Duty is unchanged
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Isn't it the other way around? Bikes above 800cc now do not have to be homologated but must meet the BSIII emissions before they can be sold here.
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practical bikes like the bandit 1200 or the fazer 1000 make sense to me. The fully faired bikes are fast but then 90% of times u wont be able to make use of the full power they have. plus, in rains, its a pain to get all the muck and dirt (stuck inside the fairin) off the bike. Plus, the low ground clearance is another issue in places where u have speedbreakers inside colonies. Plus, in traffic, the back and wrist go for a toss!
The likes of the Bandit/FZ1 any day for me and they are 20-30% cheaper too

rtech : but then why was the r1 homologated?
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The R1 meets Euro3 emissions (uses 2 cats). Per my understanding all of the top bikes also do.
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Except they don't make it anymore.
Ah. Yes. But VFR is, um, how you say...too...decent?

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zx10 R, rings any bells, yeah?
Hallelujah...more brutal, more nasty...

FZ1's good as well...maybe we could get the Beemers back..the K1200 is superb. Or the R1150/GS...

Ah...wishes...

P.S- I believe RT is right on the homologation part, Mpower...
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thats a lame excuse! the autos here pollute like anything! and no one cares.. why cause trouble for bikes?
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If the R1 was already meeting Euro3 before the law was passed, then what is it that was preventing these bikes from being homologated?
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