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  • 2 important things peoples should know bout euro specs before comparing it with existings bikes in India

    1- Head lights will be always on, wht really bothers u with that? electricity bill?

    2- Side stand - there will be an engine shut-off swith attached to it,, so it prevents u from riding with side-stand down,,

    its all made with a purpose, ur safety!
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    • City tastes power rush on two wheels

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      • Originally posted by prafultripathy View Post
        Ah! So f***ing TEMPTING......
        Wow! Lovely. Please post more photos.

        Thanks for the news.


        City tastes power rush on two wheels

        KOLKATA: They could have got two Nanos for the price, but then they wouldn't have felt the wind rush through their hair as they accelerated from 0-100 kmph in less than six seconds. For these five bike enthusiasts the first owners of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R in the city it was the thrill and adrenaline that drew them to the powerbikes.

        Each of them shelled out a cool Rs 2.69 lakh for the electric green Ninjas. Twelve other bikers from the city have booked the supersport motorcycle that draws its lineage from the legendary larger Kawasaki Ninjas. The passion for super-priced bikes indicates that the budget-conscious city is turning a flashy new leaf. It's not only bikes, Kolkata has suddenly found a love for luxury cars with price tags of Rs 1 crore, as well.

        "What makes this motorcycle unique is its near-perfect combination of performance, riding comfort and ease of handling. It is as popular among casual riders as it is among serious enthusiasts," said Sudipto Ray, a professional biker who bought one of the bikes. He is a member of XBHP, the leading biking forum in India.

        The four others who will be zooming around the city on Ninjas are Palash Ray, Jyoti Pandey, Md Alfi and Takral Kamal all first generation businessmen from various parts of the city. Ray and Pandey are in the hospitality business while Komal is into construction activity. Alfi is into the apparel business.

        Bajaj Probiking regional manager Tanuj Mandal said the response to the high-value bikes has been tremendous in Kolkata. "We had anticipated a decent demand but we are overwhelmed by the response. Five bikes have been delivered today. The 12 other bookings that we have in hand will be met next month," he said at the Chowringhee showroom.

        The Kawasaki Ninja 250R is powered by a liquid-cooled 249cc, 4-stroke engine belting out 33 PS of raw power.

        Bajaj Auto general manager (Probiking) Amit Nandi, who was in the city, said more high performance bikes would be introduced from the Kawasaki and KTM stables in future to cater to the growing demand for powerful and responsive bikes.

        "Probiking caters to enthusiasts who look for performance bikes. After the Bajaj Avenger 200 DTS-i, and the Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i, the Kawasaki Ninja 250R is one of many more performance products lined up for launch through Bajaj Probiking. There will be more in the offing," he said.

        At the Auto Expo 2008, Bajaj had also showcased several other bikes from the Kawasaki range, including the 900cc Vulcan cruiser, 599cc Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, and 953cc Z1000. Sources said the ZX-6R that sells for nearly $10,000 could be launched in a year's time.

        The next bike to make it to the Probiking showrooms will, however, be a product from the KTM stable. KTM is the second-largest European bikemaker after Ducati. Among the models that are in the reckoning are Adventure 990, Duke 69 and 1,190-cc RC8.

        Sources said Bajaj could also collaborate with KTM to develop the next generation of Pulsar bikes. "The motorcycles may bear a different brand. But they will be a lot more sophisticated in terms of design and performance," a source said.
        Last edited by moeed; 11-01-2009, 09:25 PM.

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        • I am a bit confused, is the fuel to be used is 91 octane or 93 octane? Can somebody clarify this? I am 90% sure that it will be 91 octane that is the Speed or Power options of petrom available.

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          • Originally posted by dushyant View Post
            I am a bit confused, is the fuel to be used is 91 octane or 93 octane? Can somebody clarify this? I am 90% sure that it will be 91 octane that is the Speed or Power options of petrom available.
            91 Octane fuel would do just fine for the 250R, Dushayant.
            :)

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            • tx aryan for the confirmation.

              By the way, Bajaj has recently introduced pillion seat covers for the Ninja. U can buy the cover and convert it into a single seater. The cover is available for Rs. 3,900 approx.

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              • Originally posted by dushyant View Post
                tx aryan for the confirmation.

                By the way, Bajaj has recently introduced pillion seat covers for the Ninja. U can buy the cover and convert it into a single seater. The cover is available for Rs. 3,900 approx.
                Thats great! The cowl is not mentioned under the 10 Ninja 250 accessories list in the EU site, it was there for the '09 model though. Hope they get the other things like bubble screen, paddock spools etc.too. Whats required first is the tankpad.
                Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                • yup, really need a tankpad because the rider keeps shifting towards the tank.

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                  • Another thing I wanted to convey but forgot earlier.

                    The gearshift is like a rifle bolt. Absolutely no slack, no delay, just shift to the next gear and bike is already in peak power band. Great.

                    Secondly, I had raised the issue of daytime running lights just because I was irritated by continuous gestures by oncoming traffic about my headlight. It made me feel like a dork who has borrowed a bike from a friend and who dosen't know how to turn off the light. At 2.96L, I should have a choice of turning the lights off.

                    I am not worried about increased fuel consumption (if any) due to headlights. I seriously doubt any Ninja owner would be worried about it. If we were so worried about fuel consumption, we would have bought a CD100.
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                    • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
                      I am not worried about increased fuel consumption (if any) due to headlights. I seriously doubt any Ninja owner would be worried about it. If we were so worried about fuel consumption, we would have bought a CD100.
                      Fuel consumption&headlight are not related in any way! If someone says battery, yes I can agree to a certain extent-even that is not much valid due to DC electricals!
                      Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                      • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
                        Another thing I wanted to convey but forgot earlier.

                        The gearshift is like a rifle bolt. Absolutely no slack, no delay, just shift to the next gear and bike is already in peak power band. Great.

                        Secondly, I had raised the issue of daytime running lights just because I was irritated by continuous gestures by oncoming traffic about my headlight. It made me feel like a dork who has borrowed a bike from a friend and who dosen't know how to turn off the light. At 2.96L, I should have a choice of turning the lights off.

                        I am not worried about increased fuel consumption (if any) due to headlights. I seriously doubt any Ninja owner would be worried about it. If we were so worried about fuel consumption, we would have bought a CD100.
                        Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                        Fuel consumption&headlight are not related in any way! If someone says battery, yes I can agree to a certain extent-even that is not much valid due to DC electricals!
                        i do not agree, read this complete article why DRL were started and yes it effects fuel consumption not much but yes, it also effects carbon release. DRL holds no value in India as indian days are pretty bright due to tropical weather...i would say bajaj should have thought about this once.

                        Daytime running lamp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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                        • Originally posted by Mindgrinder View Post
                          i do not agree, read this complete article why DRL were started and yes it effects fuel consumption not much but yes, it also effects carbon release. DRL holds no value in India as indian days are pretty bright due to tropical weather...i would say bajaj should have thought about this once.

                          Daytime running lamp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                          holds value or not, it is still a safety measure. I run my bike with head light on even during day time. Yes, some people try to tell me that my head light is on... but I tell myself "purpose served. thank you. at least you are able to see that there is an object coming your way"

                          May be it is time we add the Indian perspective to the DRL.

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                          • Originally posted by HydBiker View Post
                            holds value or not, it is still a safety measure. I run my bike with head light on even during day time. Yes, some people try to tell me that my head light is on... but I tell myself "purpose served. thank you. at least you are able to see that there is an object coming your way"
                            exactly...

                            I dont understand why there is such a hush hush about headlights in our "educated" forum.
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                            • Originally posted by HydBiker View Post
                              holds value or not, it is still a safety measure. I run my bike with head light on even during day time. Yes, some people try to tell me that my head light is on... but I tell myself "purpose served. thank you. at least you are able to see that there is an object coming your way"

                              May be it is time we add the Indian perspective to the DRL.
                              nope you cannot justifiy things by saying educated forums or you do it, read the link it says scandavian had dark days, so these things might work in Delhi dark winters, but you have to accept indian days are 10 times brighter....and believe me in Delhi summers at 1 pm in day, ppl would not even notice your headlight its so damn bright...the point is if you are paying a customized price of 3 lakh due to Indian duties, bajaj should have made an effort to give this option...
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                              • Originally posted by dushyant View Post
                                tx aryan for the confirmation.

                                By the way, Bajaj has recently introduced pillion seat covers for the Ninja. U can buy the cover and convert it into a single seater. The cover is available for Rs. 3,900 approx.
                                Hope these are the original Kawasaki ones and not made-in-India Bajaj stuff. Not that I have anything against Bajaj, but all accessories should be genuine Kawasaki!

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