First off, thank you for including me in this forum!
After years of contemplation and more than 6 years of exclusive car usage, finally decided to get back to biking. Why? I really miss the freedom it brings. With a car, it is difficult to say no to the wife and the kids. But with a bike - and a not too pillion friendly one at that - its easy to take off on solo jaunts, I am hoping!
After spending a month on various forums, particularly xBhp, I zeroed in on the Ninja 250r. A decision made easy since it was always on the top of my list since my youth. Plus it being an entry level sports bike, I am hoping it will make future transitions easier.
Went to Probiking Chennai and booked the black Ninja (not comfortable with the green color) last Saturday. 40k INR downpayment. Not comfortable with the green color. Was told the waiting period was a month. Not an issue since I wasn't in a hurry. Have placed orders for Black frame sliders (Bachoo motors on ebay), Tank pads, Rim Strips and basic gloves (Panet DSG). Looking to pick up Jacket and Helmet (pants later) Got a call yesterday saying that the bike has already arrived! Pleasant surprise! Making the payment over the weekend. Expecting to bring her home mid week post the RTO formalities and assignment of the number.
Need input on Jacket (hellish summer use)
Helmet - full face or flip open
Budget 15k total
Will keep posting with more information moving forward