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Old 23rd February 2010, 12:28   #1921
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The zx9's were the last crop of the 'big' liter class bikes, and how someday I'd want to bring home one of these or the 98-99 smiley Ninja.
YC, what registration plates is this Ninja running? Looks reasonbly well kept (?) besides the thrashed 'Z' on the left hand side fairing. Any inputs on this one?

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It has PB plates, and no it is not well kept, the other side if the fairing is not present, the forks are mis-aligned, front visor(as you can seee) is missing, tank is mis-aligned, it is basically accidental and was waiting for a repair job.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:35   #1922
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Interesting fact here, the Ninjas through the eras seem to be the most abused motorcycles in India. And the damage on them is not only limited to the cosmetics, I'm talking blown gaskets, broken pistons, abused suspensions, inexistant brakes, the works. This applies to Ninjas from the 400 cc right through the 9s. The 10, 12 & 14 are comparitively quite new just yet.
There was only one well kept example, a 98 carb spec in kwacker green. But that was superbly well maintained and everything on that bike was crisp, so nice that I yet have that feeling of bringing home a Ninja someday.

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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:50   #1923
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Interesting fact here, the Ninjas through the eras seem to be the most abused motorcycles in India. And the damage on them is not only limited to the cosmetics, I'm talking blown gaskets, broken pistons, abused suspensions, inexistant brakes, the works.
Does it have to do with the bike itself or the way they are ridden / maintained?

I mean, do the ninja's last well through the years or do they demand a lot of attention on the maintanence front as they age?
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Old 23rd February 2010, 19:26   #1924
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Honestly, I am as clueless as you are. But I'm mostly talking about bikes from the 90's which was a decade of evolution of superbikes.
A lot changed in the late 80s & the 90's, highlights being the legendary gixxer 750 with the earth shattering power delivery with super handling capabilities, followed by the 6 year super dominant reign of the fireblade in the liter class.
The fireblade launch in 1993 changed how liter class motorycles handled compared to the earlier bulky lot. Then came showdown time, the R1. Yamaha struck and how. The R1changed the rules of the game forever. Motorcycles got sexier, lighter, more powerful than ever, and handled like a size lower.
I have missed mentioning how much a great the ZXR - 750 was, and how cocky and close the ZX - 9 was to the fireblade, but how they could never manage to lap it up, will leave that for sometime later. Wasnt even around motorcycles back so early in the 90s, but the reviews I've read in the last few years indicate that it was a friggin' good decade to be around.

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Old 23rd February 2010, 20:11   #1925
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Does it have to do with the bike itself or the way they are ridden / maintained?

I mean, do the ninja's last well through the years or do they demand a lot of attention on the maintanence front as they age?
I think it basically has to do with non-availability of spare parts and expertise/technical know how/ experience in maintaining, servicing and repairing bikes.

Its hard to find a good mechanic whom i can trust with the engine work of my pulsar, leave alone superbikes.
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one of the '05 10R riders says that his motorcycle runs as good on 91RON as on 97RON,
and as per him his mates on other litre Japs have knocking problem, true?
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I use regular Speed on my 954, and the same for my Thunderace. Never any knocking issue whatsoever.

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I use regular Speed on my 954, and the same for my Thunderace. Never any knocking issue whatsoever.

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Speed 93 or normal=91?
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Scorcher's Suzuki Hayabusa. Loved the bike. He sold it.
Busa rocks forever
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Old 24th February 2010, 16:17   #1930
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Busa Spotted in Delhi. My Bro send me this pic.

Kawasaki Ninja and Suzuki Volusia Intruder in TVM.
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Cbr,GIXXER,Cbr 929r,Kawasaki ninja ZX-12r in mumbai
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Wow Anupam! You are on a roll here! Great finds buddy!
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Thanks anupam, these pics were already posted by hanmust and concluding part by me including the videos. Anyways, thanks again.

The pic of the volusia and ninja were also shot at my home, the owner is my best friend(the guy who owns the black slk350).
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Spotted this Honda touring bike yesterday in Bandra. Dunno which one is it?
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Old 25th February 2010, 14:26   #1935
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That's no Honda for sure. Looks more like an oddball BMW or Moto Guzzi.
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