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  • #46
    if it has better top speed and if the bike accelerates faster than RTR. i am selling my RTR180 and getting this one...i have fallen in love with this girl you know.....waiting for the full review!!!!

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    • #47
      Originally posted by abhijitkn View Post
      Hi Abhi,

      Congratulations. Ride safe. How is the riding posture? I found it little aggressive than the older version. Have you tried riding for longer duration like 1 hr or so? Any strain on shoulders or back?
      ^^ I second your question!
      Need to know this urgently!
      The comfort for long rides is a question?
      Money can get a 1942 BSA these days, but even Warren Buffet's whole Bank account can't get us our leg back!
      -ShReYaS
      1> '97 RX 135
      2> Arrived Alone!

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      • #48
        @ Abhichoco - hey dude, congrats on your new ride... do proper run-in n enjoy the ride..
        do share some pics with us and keeps us updated on the performance front and overall experience... take care of your ride..
        ride safe...
        A crash on d road may kill d biker n d bike, but d relationship btwn d bike n d biker never dies.

        Its only next to d relationship btwn d mother n her baby.

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        • #49
          ALICE in praveen land.

          Well as wierd as it may sound, but yes my bike has a name, on the lines of Casey Stoners Ducati. I got the black "smokin hot" beauty today at 10 am.

          90 kms in a single day and well all the apprehensions about back pain and shoulder pain were thrown out the window. yes wrist pain is persistent. may be it will take some time getting used to it

          the bike revs with the enthusiasm of a teenager down wid 13 redbulls, its a proper hoot to ride. The sad part is that i havent crossed the 5000rpm mark in any gear and the 4000rpm mark on the 6th. Its so bloody difficult to keep down the speed below 60kmph. ( please do suggest me on the RUN IN period and what precautions to be taken ). the exhaust note has this shrill note wid a classy thump to it. the engine does get heated superquick. i noticed the bike venting hot air out the vents when it was stationery. i guess its normal as i already read this somewhere. the gear shift is a bit notchy, the gear changes with a "clink" but 4th, 5th and 6th dont make such sound, may be its me and i am shifting in wrong. getting used to the 6 speed tryanny is bit wierd, shifting down 3 gears when we brake is unsual for someone who has till date ridden a bike with only 4 gears.

          The seating position is a perfect even for a tall guy like me. the recess on the tank accomadated by knees perfectly. the seating is superb. its large and a variety of "bums" can rest there in peace . the rear seat is too high, but once up der the feeling is just superb. a mini escalator should be given free with the bike , just in case ur gurlfrds hover around the 5ft 2 inch mark.

          Its a head-turner, people look at it with awe!!!! it just feels so superb, when people come up and inquire about the bike.

          Detailed report coming up soon.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by rixBhp View Post
            Congrats Abhi, Here in Kochi the dealers insist that the delivery will be done only by Santaclose I mean I need to wait 2+ months . Waiting for ur pics, reviews on low and mid torque, top speed (but take ur time for run in). I think we need to practice side kick or leg stretch to get on the bike without hitting our foot on the pillion seat (May be coz I'm 5' 7")
            Did you try with PSN Yamaha at mamangalam?AFAIK the shinrai Yamaha is the worst Yamaha service centre in kochi,our cochin fellow xbhpians had experienced it.
            A LOST RACE IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN A LOST LIMB

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            • #51
              @kwacker
              Congrats on your new bike,by the way what is your height???

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              • #52
                Originally posted by msb View Post
                @kwacker
                Congrats on your new bike,by the way what is your height???
                i am 183 cms tall. the bike does look a lil tiny..not as much as the v1.0 but yes obv...superbikes (or in dis case 150cc superbikes) were never meant for tall folks.

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                • #53
                  @ kwacker - congrats on your new ride... waiting for detailed report once u done with run-in period..
                  Ride Safe..
                  A crash on d road may kill d biker n d bike, but d relationship btwn d bike n d biker never dies.

                  Its only next to d relationship btwn d mother n her baby.

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                  • #54
                    Sorry guys, Uploaded the pictures in the other thread by mistake.
                    Here's the link to the post:

                    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post711995
                    Jimmy smokes crack and I do not care!

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                    • #55
                      The bike is extremely relaxed in the 6th gear. I could do 82kmph at 5k RPM.
                      At 80, the engine felt like I was doing 50 and the composure was that of 40kmph!
                      Jimmy smokes crack and I do not care!

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by vishnups17 View Post
                        Did you try with PSN Yamaha at mamangalam?AFAIK the shinrai Yamaha is the worst Yamaha service centre in kochi,our cochin fellow xbhpians had experienced it.
                        I didn't try psn. May be I can do the services at psn even if I buy at shinrai.
                        Love the ride, not the destination

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                        • #57
                          Completed 100 kms in the bike today.

                          I rode the bike today in heavy traffic(Mysore Dasara!) and the radiator fan switched on.
                          The first 2 gears are rather clunky and sometimes, I engage neutral while trying to engage 2nd gear. It is very annoying when that happens.

                          Riding this bike is truly a religious experience. The attention it grabs is also awesome.
                          Jimmy smokes crack and I do not care!

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                          • #58
                            I got a call from Yamaha, Regarding my December 2010 enquiry about the new R15 They asked me to visit and yes I did, At-least to check the bike And hoping for a test drive. So I reach there and the agent who called me got a sober face ... Yes he noticed my ride ... Still I got a chance to check the bike, I would say! Definitely would have bought that one if it had come a little earlier

                            Looks bulky! Far far better than the previous version, Pictures wouldn't satisfy the feel Have a peek by yourself, Will be satisfied much

                            Didn't check for much other details! Rear seat was a little mess up! And no grab rails even! Okay with your lady friends, they can hold ya tight! Doesn't work so well with the guy friends lol! Lovely 130mm rear tier btw, MRF again! Not sure whether its a soft compound. And tier hugger was pathetic Hopes its removable!
                            2011 - CBR 250R (RED, Delivered) - Happy Man! - SOLD
                            2014 - Royal Enfield - Classic 500 Desert Storm - Awaiting

                            iPhotograph (too!) - Giridhar Sathyanarayanan Photography

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Abhichoco View Post
                              The bike is extremely relaxed in the 6th gear. I could do 82kmph at 5k RPM.
                              At 80, the engine felt like I was doing 50 and the composure was that of 40kmph!
                              The older one, v1.0 used to do 80kph at 5.5k rpm, and the new one as Abhichoco stated, does 82kph at 5k rpm...so can we conclude from these results that a better top end can be expected from this machine, the latter one...?
                              Last edited by sunny_; 10-02-2011, 12:33 AM.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Abhichoco View Post
                                Completed 100 kms in the bike today.

                                I rode the bike today in heavy traffic(Mysore Dasara!) and the radiator fan switched on.
                                The first 2 gears are rather clunky and sometimes, I engage neutral while trying to engage 2nd gear. It is very annoying when that happens.

                                Riding this bike is truly a religious experience. The attention it grabs is also awesome.

                                Man pointed out the the problem to the tee. the gear shifting in the first 3 gears is a hastle and downshifting from 6th to 3rd goes like "clink-clink-clink". and the radiator fan switches on...the handle bar settles into a hum..but it feels sci-fi. theres a lil humming sound that comes asa the bike starts, i dont know if its only limited to my bike but yes..it does.

                                i have completed around 240kms in 2 days and boy do my shoulders and wrist cry out for mercy.. i dont know if its just me getting used to the riding position or is what a racing bike offers???

                                experienced guys out there please let us "the newbies" know the perfect sitting position, the exercise to strech out, the run-in period tips

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