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Old 13th August 2010, 17:58   #16
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ENVY!

Brilliant looking bike BP.

Time to change your handle to GB

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P.S. inevitable question... not mileage or cost but why not an inline four?
I will ask ~ how much you secured this pristine condition Ninja for?

Also how was it held onto the trailer just with those front straps?
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Old 13th August 2010, 22:26   #17
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Sweet set of wheels! One of the few bikes I was looking around for before getting the SV650S.
I'd love to have one from the Kawasaki stable some day. From what I hear, these newer bikes are sheer fun to ride!
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Old 13th August 2010, 22:30   #18
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Lovely looking ride there. Atleast when you ship it back to India, they wont ask you to do a left to right hand drive conversion!!

Knee guard, saree guard, utility box is missing though. What mileage are you getting?
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WOW! mate you are one lucky after sales service!!!
Congratulations! and a big one on that!!
Thanks anilisanil

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Congrats mate, the bike looks awesome. Can you please put on some specs?
Thanks mate. put up the specs, but I am not sure about the BHP as there is no mention of bhp anywhere in the manual. But found online that it is somewhere between 60 and 65 bhp.

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Congrats on the Ninja BP. Awesome choice. The ZX6R is one of the best 600's you can lay your hands down.

We'll leave you alone for a while now so you can enjoy the bike but expecting a detailed pictorial report and a running ownership report on this thread.

Pick up Sport Riding Techniques by Nick Ienatsch. Its an awesome book that'll help you ride safe and enjoy each ride. Highly recommended.

Ride safe mate.

P.S. inevitable question... not mileage or cost but why not an inline four?
This in not the ZX6R. ZX6R is $3000 costlier and has 30 bhp more. It is a track machine. I am new to riding, so it would be an over kill for me. All the inline fours (yamaha, honda, suzuki) were much costlier and way above my budget.

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Congrats!! That is an awesome choice.
Thanks PatienceWins.

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@sumitro, wow. i am stunned. you got yourself a Kwacker? So that means you aint coming back to India anytime soon. Enjoy your ride.

The 650R is more of a tourer style bike, much like the Fazer we have in India.
Thanks Joseph. Yes, this is more of a sports tourer.

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Congrats Sumitro....I hope you're bringing this back with you when you return.
Thanks sabret00the. Will try to get her to India, but I have to find out the formalities and cost involved.

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Congrats!! thats a beautifully mean looking bike!!
Thanks Navpreet.

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Congrats Sumitro

From a Yammy to a Ninja - Wow! ride safe bro. What happened to the accord?

The bike is looking gorgeous - nimbu-mirchi??

Looks like you don't any any plans of coming back
Thanks Planet.

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Mamma mia ! Love ! Respect ! Envy !!!

And this after wifey returned? Is there a connection ?
Yes, there is definitely a connection. Life without wife is boring, so had to do something to spice it up till she comes back.

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ER-6F, brilliant touring machine. Gobs of torque and gr8 handling. Good choice mate
Err.. may be stupid question, but I am not familiar with the terms, what is ER-6F?

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is this the same one that's gonna be launched in india this diwali?
No idea.

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Just one word, Awesome !!!

A few dumb questions though:
1. What was the USP for choosing this and not the R6?
2. Did you undertake any special training for riding a sports bike?
3. How difficult is it to get a riding license compared to a driving license?
Thanks Saurabh. Whay do you call these dumb questions!!!

1. What was the USP for choosing this and not the R6?
Ans: Cost

2. Did you undertake any special training for riding a sports bike?
3. How difficult is it to get a riding license compared to a driving license?
Ans: I have registered for a basic rider training course. Here in New Jersey, you have 2 options of getting a motor cycle license. After passing the written test, you can give the road test after 20 days or go through a basic rider training course. If you opt for the rider training course you will most probably get a waiver for road test. I have opted for this training and it will be a 3 day course starting today. Hopefully I will be able to get a waiver.

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congrats man. awesome bike.

BTW how did you shoot the pics of the arriving vehicle.
were you waiting ouside your home for the baby to be delivered?
Thanks Daewood. Yes, I was waiting outside

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ENVY!

Brilliant looking bike BP.

Time to change your handle to GB
Thanks Ironwolf.

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I will ask ~ how much you secured this pristine condition Ninja for?

Also how was it held onto the trailer just with those front straps?
That is a big story. Initially the on road price was coming to $6906.30, but after some strange negotiations the final price came down to $6100 . This includes a 7% tax, $125 registration cost etc. It is not a pre-owned vehicle. This is a 2009 model which I got from the showroom. I must say that the dealership - XtremeMachines (Xtreme Machines 700 HWY 33 Millstone NJ 732-786-9696) is simply awesome.

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Old 14th August 2010, 08:05   #20
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Sweet set of wheels!
Thanks Nitin

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Lovely looking ride there. Atleast when you ship it back to India, they wont ask you to do a left to right hand drive conversion!!

Knee guard, saree guard, utility box is missing though. What mileage are you getting?
Thanks 1100D. Not checked the mileage as I have put up only 11 miles on the bike. Have heard that it gives around 50 miles/gallon on the highway.
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Old 14th August 2010, 18:06   #21
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Blackpearl,

Congrats and Happy Riding!

You should get about 150 miles to a full tank once you are through the first service.


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Lovely looking ride there. Atleast when you ship it back to India, they wont ask you to do a left to right hand drive conversion!!

Knee guard, saree guard, utility box is missing though. What mileage are you getting?
Arun, that was calssic!

Kithne Dethe Hai?

Are you watching too much TV these days - (The Maruti one about the "nation obsessed with milage")

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram

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Old 14th August 2010, 18:38   #22
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Wow! That is one awesome bike. Congrats Man!
The headlights look amazing at night. Love the photos.
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Old 14th August 2010, 20:31   #23
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@BlackPearl - Awesome bike. My heartiest congratulations. Hope you put up a long term report of the bike. You have one guaranteed reader.
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Old 15th August 2010, 03:18   #24
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Blackpearl,

Congrats and Happy Riding!

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
Thanks Ram.

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Wow! That is one awesome bike. Congrats Man!
The headlights look amazing at night. Love the photos.
Thanks PaddleShifter

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@BlackPearl - Awesome bike. My heartiest congratulations. Hope you put up a long term report of the bike. You have one guaranteed reader.
Thanks Nutty Nair. I will definitely put up a long term report. Here are a few more pics. Call me old school, but one thing I do not like is the MID. I would love to have a speedo and a tacho.
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Old 16th August 2010, 08:57   #25
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Completed the Basic Rider Training course today, passed the evaluation test and got my waiver from CJRT (Central Jersey Rider Training). Tomorrow I will get the license. It was amazing experience and learnt a lot of things. Here are a few pictures from the range -
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Err.. may be stupid question, but I am not familiar with the terms, what is ER-6F?
The ER-6F is basically the european name for the 650R you have.
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Congrats Black Pearl, its an amazing machine at unbelievable price. Man I envy you
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cool ride man ! Awesome pictures.
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Thanks Turbohead and shan2129.

What I really liked about this bike is that it is so approachable. I am not an avid biker and I rode for only 1 and half years in India on rx 135s. Once I rode a friend's unicorn and I was not very comfortable with the change in seating position compared to the rx. I did not ride for last 2 years since I came to USA. But when I sat on this Kwacker, I somehow felt that everything falls into place perfectly. I started without any sort of hiccup. This bike is a joy for beginners. There is very cool feature like you cannot shift to 2nd gear when the bike is not moving which prevents the rider from accidentally starting in 2nd gear from standstill.
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what bikes are those ? congrats on the ninja . and thats a hot evaluator
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