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  • Originally posted by pc2211 View Post
    picked my Ninja up from Pune on saturday. had an awesome ride back to bbay. great weather in Lonavala/Khandala added to the joy of the ride. Random people riding alongside & having a chat was fun. It really is an attention magnet. The most common question "Kitna deti hai"
    However, the break-in restrictions are really painful
    almost wondered if the bike was worth it... but then read some of the old posts in this thread and felt relieved with what lies post 1600 kms

    also bought the bike cover from Sai Service Pune itself. Paid 380 for it, but dont think its original.... doesnt say Ninja or Kawasaki anywhere... is that so for the cover?

    Really felt the need for saddle bags on this trip itself. With the back problem that i anyways have, this will be definitely worthwhile.
    PC: did you get a the green 1 ? I think I saw you on palm beach rd.
    P.S. saw 3 Ninjas yest 1 black, 2 green, all of them were in the run-in I guess and looks like its a sign I might get my hands on one I guess
    The only thing standing in your way, the ONLY thing you can count on, at any given time.. Is YOU

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    • Originally posted by pc2211 View Post
      picked my Ninja up from Pune on saturday.
      Congrats buddy...don't worry about the run in period..will be gone in a flash

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      • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
        launch of mahindra or any other new bike with digital speedo etc will have no effect on the 250R !
        The 250R is an import. Trends in indian market cannot bring about any changes on an international bike !

        The plastics look dated, the bike is heavy and there are other minor downsides to the ninja 250R ! But thats also because its a budget bike that needs to deliver performance while keeping the costs down. And it does that splendidly !
        The 250R is a Japanese and I for one would think twice before spending my money on any Indianised/Italiansed (made wherever/re badged wherever) product.
        And a V can never ever match a I.

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        • Originally posted by sheelpriye View Post
          And a V can never ever match a I.
          Are you sure??!!
          Arguable one

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          • the Mojo is a V ?
            sigpic
            when i ride bullet before my bullet was solid condition but i once race with a Ceilo car and my engine size. mechancic say bullet is good bike but no racing. it is good for three people and very powerful.
            one day when i become rich i but ducati and then I race with cars. not now.
            kamlesh kanda
            NO PACE TOO SLOW
            IF you're at all going to be a respectable rider one day, leave your pride at the "door."

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            • that's what they say.

              based on a screen capture from the teaser video indicating a twin exhaust setup.



              Last edited by xionite; 09-28-2010, 02:45 AM. Reason: added pics
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              • Originally posted by sreehari_r1 View Post
                Are you sure??!!
                Arguable one
                This topic is debatable indeed, but we can carry it else where.
                A V is all about torque (pork), and I is about flogging till kingdom comes, I prefer the later and stand by it.
                Put Ducati's V in a Jap chassis to know the best. (ducks for cover & runs far far away)
                Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                the Mojo is a V ?
                The new Mahindra? Perhaps, this is what is being hinted at and hope it is one.
                Many are waiting for a V-Twin.

                OT--Gosh! I am about to ride a RE for full 350kms, dunno how will I manage it.
                Last edited by sheelpriye; 09-28-2010, 04:23 PM.

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                • Originally posted by maraque View Post
                  I agree. For a premium bike, in Indian terms, the instrument console is a bit old-school. It's very clear and legible, though. The only thing I can't get over is the lack of a fuel gauge. Not that Ninja owners will be looking to keep an eye on the mileage, but it would be nice to have an idea of the amount of fuel in the tank, especially on long rides where fuel stations are sparse.
                  Reason for 250r not having a digital console is because its a entry level motorcycle.In north america ppl buy the 250 r bikes to learn to ride bikes and needles in the speedo are easier to read than digital,initially to begin with.Just one glance at the needle u can guess the speed.Its like those conventional pressure gauges in 2-seater planes as apposed to glass-cockpit in the boeing's and airbus's.
                  Last edited by rajivenky; 09-28-2010, 07:32 PM.
                  RINGADINGDOO!!!!

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                  • Originally posted by rajivenky View Post
                    Reason for 250r not having a digital console is because its a entry level motorcycle.In north america ppl buy the 250 r bikes to learn to ride bikes and needles in the speedo are easier to read than digital,initially to begin with.Just one glance at the needle u can guess the speed.Its like those conventional pressure gauges in 2-seater planes as apposed to glass-cockpit in the boeing's and airbus's.
                    Bikes under 250cc (I think 33BHP counts here, more than CC) are used by people holding restricted license (below 17/18/21 years) in US; understood. Also this might change in future.

                    But digital speedometer!! Is that your perspective??

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                    • Originally posted by burninrubbr View Post
                      PC: did you get a the green 1 ? I think I saw you on palm beach rd.
                      P.S. saw 3 Ninjas yest 1 black, 2 green, all of them were in the run-in I guess and looks like its a sign I might get my hands on one I guess
                      Yup, shiny, sparkly, attention grabbing lime green

                      Originally posted by gouravkatyal View Post
                      Congrats buddy...don't worry about the run in period..will be gone in a flash
                      oh yea, so looking fwd to that....
                      If you are not afraid, you have probably chosen too easy a mountain to climb!!

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                      • hey

                        thnx n aditya and harikeshpk ..rode for about 10 km slowly after lubing...will check again tomorrow and if needed will lube again ......


                        cheers
                        "It's impossible." said pride. "It's risky." said experience. "It's
                        pointless." said reason. "Give it a try." whispered the heart ....

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                        • Anybody know how / where I can buy Racefit Growler for my Ninja! Is it available for N250R?! i went thru TenHut's CBR 1000RR thread and I'm a fan on the Racefit Growler now after seeing the video he has made....

                          @ TH: Maybe you can give me the best input on my above query.
                          To be The Best, You got to beat The Celebrity...
                          xBHP Trivandrum ICE sheet
                          - RX 100 ('87)
                          - Ninja 250 ('10)
                          - Impulse ('11)
                          - Tiger 800 ('20)

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                          • Racefit does not have an exhaust for the Ninja 250R. Just remember that Tenhut's bike is a 1000cc superbike and you will never get that sound on a 250R, no matter which exhaust you buy.

                            I have heard a lot of aftermarket exhausts for the 250R, and I now realize that the stock pipe sounds the best on this bike.

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                            • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                              Racefit does not have an exhaust for the Ninja 250R. Just remember that Tenhut's bike is a 1000cc superbike and you will never get that sound on a 250R, no matter which exhaust you buy.

                              I have heard a lot of aftermarket exhausts for the 250R, and I now realize that the stock pipe sounds the best on this bike.
                              I did feel the difference in CC cud be a reason for me to not get a racefit for my ninja...

                              even like i like the stock ninja sound but after going to thru TH's 45pages thread on the CBR plus the growler videos made me ask the above question...

                              thanks for confirming that i can only dream of the same for my N250R... maybe i can look forward for it when i do an upgrade frm the ninja...
                              To be The Best, You got to beat The Celebrity...
                              xBHP Trivandrum ICE sheet
                              - RX 100 ('87)
                              - Ninja 250 ('10)
                              - Impulse ('11)
                              - Tiger 800 ('20)

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                              • Yup - exhaust upgrades make sense only when you buy an inline four bike or equivalent (Duc/HD). Spending money on an aftermarket exhaust for the 250 is a waste of good money, IMHO.

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