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|21st October 2010, 21:37||#1|
Impulsive Buying: Booked The Ducati Monster 796 - RED!!!
I dont know if this is the right thread for the post, if it isnt ...moderator please move it to the right one.
I always wanted to own a SBK like most of us do. Few years back the bug really bit me hard and i was going crazy to own an SBK but the cost as well as the whole customs thing kept me back. A year back I was considering for the Suzuki Intruder but it was way out of budget & yet again I had to suppess my desires.
On the 17th of Otober, I got the news that one of my friends had booked the Ducati 1198s & my initial reaction was like.....Ducati = over priced (heard it was 48 lakhs). To my surprise he informed that the bike was of 19 Lakhs. As the conversation went on, he informed me about the monster 796 & its price (9.17 on road - Mumbai Registration) and right there he had my full attention. I went back home to check out the bike on the Internet & for the price it did pleased me.
So I planned to visit the showroom at Atria - Worli on 21st of october. I had called them to inform that I would be coming right at 7pm as they close by then. The sales lady informed me that she would wait. I reached the showroom & there it was standing in bright Red colour. Without wasting time , I quickly climbed on the bike and asked the Sales girl to start the bike which she did. The bike was started & I just gave a bit of accelerator & I was taken back by the sound & felt the power right there. And then my worst habit till date kicked me real hard & I just removed my cheque book from my car & got back inside to give the first booking amount.
Frankly speaking, I dont have much knowledge about SBK's so I have come here for all the expert suggestions. The bike will be delivered around 20th December 2010. I want you guys to help me out with your valuable suggestions about the bike & the brand. Please do let me know if it is a good buy or not. I have opened this thread to gain as much knowledge on SKB's & the Ducati monster as I can.
It is an impulsive buy & it has wiped my bank account clean but still I am loving it. So please do help with your suggestions.
|21st October 2010, 21:46||#3|
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Congrats on your buy Nadim!
This thread would definitely be useful to you :
ARTICLE: How to Buy and live with a Superbike in India
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|21st October 2010, 22:14||#5|
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Congrats nadim , the bike looks awesome. I am waiting for your first review. Kindly give some details about the specifications.
|21st October 2010, 22:18||#6|
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wow that is some impulsive purchase. sexy ride man. I guess this one will be treated with more care then wife/gf for quite sometime.
|21st October 2010, 22:33||#7|
Here are the specification:-
L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Bore x Stroke
88 x 66 mm
64kW - 87hp @ 8250rpm
8.0kgm - 58lb-ft @ 6250rpm
Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes
1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Marzocchi 43mm upside-down forks
Front wheel travel
Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x17
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Progressive linkage with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock
Rear wheel travel
Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 5.50 x 17
180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper
245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel tank capacity
15l - 3.8gallon (US) / 13.5l - 3.6gallon (US) ABS version
167kg (369lb) / 169kg (373lb) ABS version
2 years unlimited mileage
|21st October 2010, 23:27||#8|
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Congrats Nadim! I was speaking about her (monster m796) a few seconds before I opened Team-BHP. I am so happy for you! All the very best and wishing you great times with the Monster.
I had decided to buy it in Aug and even spoke to Nikhat from Bombay showroom. However, a personal emergency took away my downpayment. Will try again after sometime
|21st October 2010, 23:30||#9|
Sriramv - It was Nikhat who helped me out with the booking. When you had cancelled the booking how much did they charged you for the same ( something I forgot to ask..thanks to my Impulse buying habbit :-( ).
|21st October 2010, 23:41||#10|
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|22nd October 2010, 10:07||#12|
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So, let this impulse buy remain that way! I have done enough research to call myself a PhD in Ducati Monster M796 - You've made a right decision. You'll have tons of fun for sure!
Just keep us posted!
|22nd October 2010, 12:03||#13|
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Do invest in a good quality helmet such as Arai, Shoei, Shark, Nolan, HJC, etc., riding jacket with built in armor for the shoulder and elbows. Buy a CE approved back protector (jackets come with foam back protector but wont suffice) and a good pair of riding boots from either Sidi or Alpinestars.
Read up on ducati forums for issues, maintenance tips, etc.
All the best and ride safe mate.
|22nd October 2010, 13:10||#14|
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^^ perfectly said.. it is a exotic among bikes unlike other SBKs. 2 year unlimited warranty sounds sweet too - especially if you are planning to pile on the miles. and yeah a very big CONGRATULATIONS!!
|22nd October 2010, 13:17||#15|
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Just enjoy it nadim!! I know you are going to do a lot of reading up since the wait is a long one. But trust me, when you get on it and ride it home, you are going to forget most of it and just be grinning for a few days!! Like the new vista ad Only then are you going to really need all the suggestions.
Congratulations!! I personally feel it is a very sensible choice for our conditions. Have fun with it.
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