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Old 7th July 2008, 12:12   #31
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I did get what you wanted to say. I was just saying that you shouldn't buy an R1 at all and when the official Busa's are launched, even the used ones will be cheaper.
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I hope Honda and Kawasaki come in with their big bikes soon. Things will really get exciting then.
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Old 8th July 2008, 11:09   #32
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its just an observation. but any model of a particular maker sold in their authorized showroom hasnt done well at all. the best example I can give you are the MT-01's which were sent back as they didnt sell, despite the discount offered. Is that because people are looking for a bike thats not usually seen on the roads or...?
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Bah, why can't Suzi just launch the GS500. Great bike, good FE, 200 kay top whack, and stonking reliability, what with the air-cooled engine... Just about enough. At least for a daily rider/tourer.

Instead of the Gixxer 600, Suzuki should consider the SV650 vee-twin. Costing about 2.7L INR in the US, it could well be THE bike for India, even at 5L INR odd......
For starters, i don't see any of the above happening anytime soon. You cannot import any two wheeler under 800 cc on an individual name, a company can certainly bring down CBUs, but then they are subject to ARAI regulations, which the motorcycles mentioned above will not clear.

Straight6 was mentioning lifting up of some clause by the ARAI, lets see how it eventually works out though.

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For starters, i don't see any of the above happening anytime soon. You cannot import any two wheeler under 800 cc on an individual name, a company can certainly bring down CBUs, but then they are subject to ARAI regulations, which the motorcycles mentioned above will not clear.

Straight6 was mentioning lifting up of some clause by the ARAI, lets see how it eventually works out though.

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From now on only bikes under 800 will need homologation from ARAI.
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not a good idea discussing grey market or even putting up snaps with number plate. just an friendly advice
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not a good idea discussing grey market or even putting up snaps with number plate. just an friendly advice
I agree with putting up pictures of grey market bikes is not a good idea. I see nothing wrong in discussing those bikes.

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attracts attention from the wrong crowd. plus as per my info, dont really want to be a screwed once the full on checking happens... which aint far away!!! that was a hint to all sbk riders.
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attracts attention from the wrong crowd. plus as per my info, dont really want to be a screwed once the full on checking happens... which aint far away!!! that was a hint to all sbk riders.
Aha, I see what you're talking about. This happened a few years ago when some people were caught off guard at the Speedrun in Kharghar. Having said that, it just goes to show why its best to buy bikes with clean paperwork.

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So the 800cc rule ? does not mean the tax is less for <800 or >800cc right ?

GSX600 at 7L would be quite tempting an option. Kwacker 250 would be more viable option for me if under 2.5L.
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Ironwolf - Thats Less for >800 cc (greater than 800cc) . I think this was made to accomodate the Harleys (the mango exchange scheme )
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An article about SBK's.

Demand for aspirational bikes likely to swell- Two-wheelers-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
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Just had a query,probably is slightly off topic.What if i travel to US or Singapore and purchase say a GSXR 600 new and then plan to ship it down here.Would that be cheaper or the grey import work's out to be better and trouble free?
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I have a few queries.

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Does this include any 150cc bike ?

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Will these bikes be available at all regular showrooms or will there be any new showroom like " Pro-Biking " from Bajaj ?
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Just had a query,probably is slightly off topic.What if i travel to US or Singapore and purchase say a GSXR 600 new and then plan to ship it down here.Would that be cheaper or the grey import work's out to be better and trouble free?
Getting it from abroad yourself will be safer even though it will be more expensive. That way you will pay the duty that is officially required and no one can point fingers at your bike.

How long will you be living there? Do you plan to get it on TR or just go there to import it?

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I have a few queries.

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Does this include any 150cc bike ?

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Will these bikes be available at all regular showrooms or will there be any new showroom like " Pro-Biking " from Bajaj ?
There will be no 150 in the line up. There will be a showroom in Pune first and then some other cities but not Bombay.

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No Straight6, i would not be staying there for long.would be visiting these places on for a month.so the TR way is ruled out.Also my elder brother lives in states,he has been there for 2 year's now,can he purchase a bike in his name and transfer it here for my usage.What is the minimum time frame the bike should be used under his ownership before getting transfered and how substantially would the price go down vis-a-vis getting it myself?
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