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Bought a Kawasaki Vulcan instead of a Royal Enfield Meteor

The manager at the Royal Enfield showroom said that it was a mistake and requested us to give him another day to bring the motorcycle that was assigned to us.

Here is what happened.

RE showroom had asked for a week to get the bike ready etc. and we went to pick the bike - with full family and lemons.

The silver / grey Meteor was parked majestically and all shiny. The day I had gone to the godown to check the Meteor I spotted one more Silver one - with February manufacturing date and full of dust. Had taken a photo of the chassis number just in case.

Lo and Behold - this new one was the same dusty February manufactured one when I compared the chassis number.

Did the RE guys try to push us an old untaken model - or was it a genuine mistake? We will never know and are not ready to find out.

The Manager said it was a mistake, give us another day we will bring the actual one. I was ready to give them the benefit of doubt, but San did not want any of it. If they bungle this little thing - what will happen tomorrow on service.

We went back home dejected. San was saying let me just continue riding my Goldie (her Avenger).

I renewed the chats with the Kawasaki rep. Had earlier told him we are getting a Meteor. Again - no test ride vehicle. Anyway convinced San to go to the Kawasaki showroom the coming Sunday. Let's test ride a Ninja - and see if you like it. We can book Vulcan.

We went to the showroom on that Sunday - she rode the Ninja and was impressed with the 650cc engine - the same engine as the Vulcan. And we put the 50,000 booking amount.

It took another 2 weeks and the bike finally arrived in the godown. It was the only Vulcan in a bunch of some 10+ Ninjas and Versys. It took 2 days for them to unpack the Vulcan.

We then went to have a look at the bike. San sat on it and started the bike. She loved it. It was perfect.

Meanwhile, at home, I changed the wallpaper of my monitors [this is my jugaad standing desk].

Pros

  • Silky smooth.
  • Superbikes are a different class and one can feel it once you ride them.

Cons

  • Damn expensive.
  • The parts are also expensive.
  • Each service is going to cost 7000.
  • Drinks petrol like a car.

I have to convince myself and Adventure 390 - I still love you.

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