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brand new shining comet 24 47.06%
7-10 year old 400 or a 600 cc (good condition ) 27 52.94%
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Old 2nd March 2005, 19:06   #16
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Akkiben, hope we get to see more hot machines come here at cheaper rates.....
But RSV1000R at 6.5lakhs would be awesome man....... Is it really true??!

The 3.6 lk 650cc cruiser(the new aquila).. When is that coming man??!! Looks pretty good in the pic that was in Overdrive.. And the price too seems pretty good......

_Its raining bike, alleluia.. It's raining bikes.. Wait a min, it'l take time. grrrrrr_
Yes Buddy the RVS is coming but, like all things that come here its gonna take time. Hopefully Suzuki will bring in their bikes too and others will surely follow suit, finally it would be a bikers PARADISE here.
The 650cc Aquila is nothing but the 650cc comet, that's gonna take more that a YEAR at the most to come to our shores.
All we can do is wait man and hope that the petrol prices don't sky rocket by then.

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Old 2nd March 2005, 21:10   #17
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Don't hold your breath for these imports just yet. Sadly the lackluster response to the Comet may have put any plans other companies had for CBU's on hold.

As for the Aprillia, well, that would be a dream now wouldn't it, but if it comes, don't expect it to be priced at 6.5 lakhs.
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Old 2nd March 2005, 23:10   #18
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Don't hold your breath for these imports just yet. Sadly the lackluster response to the Comet may have put any plans other companies had for CBU's on hold.

As for the Aprillia, well, that would be a dream now wouldn't it, but if it comes, don't expect it to be priced at 6.5 lakhs.
I guess you're right, hoping to get an RSV for that price is pushing hope a little too far I guess. Also Italian beauties don't come cheap.
Perhaps Suzuki should pitch in with 400-600cc bikes.
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I guess you're right, hoping to get an RSV for that price is pushing hope a little too far I guess. Also Italian beauties don't come cheap.
Perhaps Suzuki should pitch in with 400-600cc bikes.


No dude the suzuki apparently has only a 125 cc i think for a launch this year . . . nuthin elz is really on for this year for sure !


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Old 3rd March 2005, 00:48   #20
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No dude the suzuki apparently has only a 125 cc i think for a launch this year . . . nuthin elz is really on for this year for sure !


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That's bad man, really bad. Why the hell can't they release one bike for the common Janata and one high performance bike for us power freraks?????
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Old 3rd March 2005, 09:16   #21
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The 650cc Aquila is nothing but the 650cc comet, that's gonna take more that a YEAR at the most to come to our shores.
Akkiben,
No the both are not same..

650cc comet is a sportsbike, with fairings....

650 cc Aquila is a cruiser.. Looks pretty decent in the pic.. for 3.5 lks it sounds good... Donno when it'l come though
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No the both are not same..

650cc comet is a sportsbike, with fairings....

650 cc Aquila is a cruiser.. Looks pretty decent in the pic.. for 3.5 lks it sounds good... Donno when it'l come though
My error, what I meant was, both the bikes use the same 650cc oil cooled engine.

The 650cc comet comes in two versions, one with fairings which is the "s" model and the other a naked one. Same as the suzuki SV650s and SV650.
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Ok pal,
I some how like the cruiser for it looks.. Performance, only time will tell... But the cost sounds pretty reasonable....
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No dude the suzuki apparently has only a 125 cc i think for a launch this year . . . nuthin elz is really on for this year for sure !

True unfortunately. I mailed the Suzuki India rep, and he confirmed that Suzuki's first independent bike in independent India is a 125 pot machine.

And they've got the RSX 750 on their "in production" website.

Sad stuff. But then they've got to survive. India is an unforgiving market.
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An inline 4 400, because you get IHI and garrett turbos small enuff to boost it, Imagine 100+bhp(or possibly much more) from a bike weighing almost as much as a karizma.
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Well, to conclude this topic, I went ahead for the older 400...and loving every moment of it!

The Comet deliveries have yet to begin, and it is now April! i think I made the right choice.

Turbo...hmm...interesting....
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Hey Rt,
Some guy(forgot his name) has already purchased a yellow comet.. Check x-bhp..

But good u went for the older 400...
Any thoughts of removing the fairings and getting her naked... Would look much sportier I guess.. But its all upto u man..
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no man i like rtech s bike just the way it is , it s a really clean bike which you would not want to play around with !

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[quote=Rtech]Well, to conclude this topic, I went ahead for the older 400...and loving every moment of it!

thats one serious understatement !

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Hey Rtech, how about some pics & details ?
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