|speedy ||30th August 2010 13:23 |
Originally Posted by anupam9557
My cake goes for Buying a Gixxer or a busa.paying 3-4 times the amount and buying a duke aint practical. Paying more and you don't get the power of suzuki's. The Duke 1198s got 147PS power.Thats bad. The gixxer pouts out 193 ps and it is cheaper. Which does make sense here?:D
I think you have gone over the top my friend. Gixxer 1000 is for 12.75 lakhs and the Ducati 848 is for 15-17 odd lakhs. The 1198s runs in 35 Lakhs odd. I dont see a 3-4 times the value here, unless u meant 3 to 4 lakhs difference.
As far as power goes no two companies make enough power to satisfy anyones need, we have become greedy you know. There are different power bands to suit everyones needs. Its like saying take a drag car and go for a cross country offroad condition drive, while you have a SUV standing in the garage. So the point being is i would not hold Bhp of a bike as the reason to buy it. I would see my riding style and the reason i want it (tack, street or interstate) and choose accordingly.
Originally Posted by Haroon
but when making a huge investment, most people would look at the best bang for money and ease of ownership.
In India thats how it is seen. Value for money. I have seen people asking for discounts when purchasing a Rolls Royce, this is a humble bike :).
Originally Posted by kau_therock
3. You cannot compare an italian bike with a japanese bike. It is like comparing penelope cruz to rakhi sawant. (no offence meant to anyone :) )
and last but not the least. To quote "Paying more and you don't get the power of suzuki's.", ever wondered why a Ducati wins more points than the Suzuki in motogp? ;)
I dont quite think thats the case anymore. Italian bikes some are fully hand built and some use part hand and part robots. The Japanese bikes use the same. The only difference is one is mass produced and the other is in limited numbers. Knowledge gained from watching Twist the Throttle on discovery turbo. The only thing that differenciates them is ones a legacy thats built by the heart and the other is like a nuvo rich built with profits in mind.
This unfortunatly is not a Suzuki versus Ducati battle but Price battle of the Superbikes in India. The Japs combined would take the maximum Motogp points over the Italian stallions :D.
Originally Posted by VLOCT
Where in India can you ride at these speeds except on highways? I don't see our twisties in India safe for these speeds due to the road conditions and driving habits of most drivers. Going in a straight line at 200 mph will get old real fast and a sport bike is definitely the wrong choice for that kind of riding.
agree:, The ideal bikes for Indian conditions would be the Bandit kinds or cruisers. A sportsbike above say 600cc or max 1000cc would be enough for our country. The biggest problem is you have to anticipate what the person next to you is going to do. You have your fair share of rash and unsafe drivers and riders who think they have bought the road as they hold a license.