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    Default Re: Had enought of my Thunderbird ;( Need a new bike.!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dexterz View Post
    what's your budget? dont think it was mentioned in your op. i'm also getting a new bike in a few days. gixxer/ns200/fz25 are some options out there right now. there are also reasonable number of upcoming launches in march-apr.
    Sorry I had missed it completely.

    I can spend up to 3 Lakhs. But I like a naked bike.

    So Duke 390 (not sure how the new one is for touring and city)
    Dominar 400 all come with in it AFAIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arjunpaliath View Post
    Thanks Vikram Its not that I hate the bike, but the after sales service is literally the worst from RE specially the ones in Chennai. And I have a couple of people from work who have the dominar and are extremely happy with it. More over the reviews are also mostly positive with the negatives being very nit-picky ones. Anyways like you said, I will keep my options open but I feel this bike (Dominar) is the best bang for the buck. PS If someone knows a good service center for RE please tell me.
    It is the same in Bangalore as well. Frustrated with after sale service and quality of RE. I own a TB500, 2 years old. Even i was thinking of Dominar 400, as someone said here, I'm just waiting to hear the initial niggles of the bike if it has and buy it after few months. By the time hopefully BMW G310R also will come.
    Currently D400 seems to be the best for the budget.
    For your TB, Find a really good local RE mechanic. I don't take the bike to ASC anymore and pretty happy with the work the local mechanic does, although the bike isn't reliable at all.
    I guess we're in the same boat

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    Mate, just one question. Are you selling the bike solely because you're irritated with the service while still loving the bike ? If yes, then there are some descent third party SVCs in Chennai and I suggest you start looking out for them. There's one on Taramani, more like a small shop, exclusively for REs.

    I second the horror stories of RE SVC in Chennai. I'm also looking for a bike for the past 3 months and just one visit to Pallikaranai RE showroom's SVC made me run away from REs. There are close to 100 odd bikes stranded outside their SVC, some of the bikes were even turned on and the battery was draining. The merciless way the SVC guys treat those bikes will be a nightmare for the bikes' owners. When questioned they give some answers like only if the bike is driven that way it'll be helpful for them to find problems and I don't find that reasonable at all.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zikzak View Post
    It is the same in Bangalore as well. Frustrated with after sale service and quality of RE. I own a TB500, 2 years old. Even i was thinking of Dominar 400, as someone said here, I'm just waiting to hear the initial niggles of the bike if it has and buy it after few months. By the time hopefully BMW G310R also will come.
    Currently D400 seems to be the best for the budget.
    For your TB, Find a really good local RE mechanic. I don't take the bike to ASC anymore and pretty happy with the work the local mechanic does, although the bike isn't reliable at all.
    I guess we're in the same boat
    Yeah I like the G310R. It was recently reviewed on YT and they said it's a wonderful bike with good VFM.

    I mainly do city commute for work around 40kms and on weekends tour to places like Mahabs or Nagallapuram. And I also mostly have a pillion so Duke is out of the question since all my colleagues who own a Duke say it's a one man bike.

    Next closest is the Dominar which I really like and adore. I know Bajaj has good service coverage as well so thinking of getting that.

    Quote Originally Posted by GandalfTheGrey View Post
    Mate, just one question. Are you selling the bike solely because you're irritated with the service while still loving the bike ? If yes, then there are some descent third party SVCs in Chennai and I suggest you start looking out for them. There's one on Taramani, more like a small shop, exclusively for REs.

    I second the horror stories of RE SVC in Chennai. I'm also looking for a bike for the past 3 months and just one visit to Pallikaranai RE showroom's SVC made me run away from REs. There are close to 100 odd bikes stranded outside their SVC, some of the bikes were even turned on and the battery was draining. The merciless way the SVC guys treat those bikes will be a nightmare for the bikes' owners. When questioned they give some answers like only if the bike is driven that way it'll be helpful for them to find problems and I don't find that reasonable at all.

    Cheers!
    I have tried the Taramani one since my office is close to there but still not satisfactory. May be it's just my luck but I am fed up.

    And now I am looking for options.
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    [QUOTE=arjunpaliath;1279763]Yeah I like the G310R. It was recently reviewed on YT and they said it's a wonderful bike with good VFM.

    Hi Arjun,

    I didnt know the review was out for the Beemer. Have the prices officially been released too? I ask this because of the VFM comment. Would be interesting to see this bike in the flesh specially if its in the same ballpark in terms of the pricing as the 390 - wishful thinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjunpaliath View Post
    Yeah I like the G310R. It was recently reviewed on YT and they said it's a wonderful bike with good VFM.

    Hi Arjun,

    I didnt know the review was out for the Beemer. Have the prices officially been released too? I ask this because of the VFM comment. Would be interesting to see this bike in the flesh specially if its in the same ballpark in terms of the pricing as the 390 - wishful thinking
    Not the Indian version but the EU version which has pretty much the same specs AFAIK.

    The link is below.
    https://youtu.be/aK1Fh9KOOtw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikramaditya View Post

    Not the Indian version but the EU version which has pretty much the same specs AFAIK.

    The link is below.
    https://youtu.be/aK1Fh9KOOtw
    The video or rather the presenter gives a very good feel for the bike in the 5 mins. Also liked the fact that they didnt bash it since it will be made in India. I say this since some websites abroad do pass that verdict. In the brief shot they showed the switchgear it looked very premium and good quality.

    Also the presenters are correct, this will be an aspirational bike in our market compared to the developed market where 34 bhp is considered commuter segment

    Nice video
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    Yeah the bike is awesome but I'm not sure I can wait anymore🙄 Let me see if I can find one decent service here
    And if there any more options please let me know guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arjunpaliath View Post
    Yeah the bike is awesome but I'm not sure I can wait anymore🙄 Let me see if I can find one decent service here
    And if there any more options please let me know guys.
    I understand your dilemma. Other than what has been discussed above, another naked which fits your budget is the 250 cc Benelli. I have never ridden it nor do any of my friends own it but i think its about 2.25 on road or something. The 300 cc which actually looks desirable is close to 4 lakhs. I had gone for a test ride and the sales executive was arrogant and didnt let us take a test ride with the fake excuse of the test ride bike being in service!

    These bikes have no ABS or slipper clutch though.

    Anyway you can look into that as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikramaditya View Post
    I understand your dilemma. Other than what has been discussed above, another naked which fits your budget is the 250 cc Benelli. I have never ridden it nor do any of my friends own it but i think its about 2.25 on road or something. The 300 cc which actually looks desirable is close to 4 lakhs. I had gone for a test ride and the sales executive was arrogant and didnt let us take a test ride with the fake excuse of the test ride bike being in service!

    These bikes have no ABS or slipper clutch though.

    Anyway you can look into that as well.
    Bro... R u talking about BMWv G 310r ??? If yes Where did u go for a test ride ??

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