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    Bangalore , Nov. 20

    AFTER Aquila, it will be the 250 cc Comet, the stylish looking sports bike from the stable of Hyosung, to make heads turn and Kinetic is negotiating with the South Korean company to bring it into the country.

    "We are considering the possibility of launching Comet, the 250 cc sports bike from Hyosung," a Kinetic Engineering official told Business Line.

    The sports bike is expected to be launched as early as next year.

    The price tag will be around Rs 1.5 lakh, around the same as that of Aquila. The official said the duties will more than double the price of Comet and hence will remain out of the reach of most customers.

    Popularly known as the naked bike, the V2 150 cc four-stroke sports bike weighs over 150 kg and is available in red and black. It has a fuel capacity of around 17 litres.

    The official said initially 100 of these bikes could be imported, though the numbers has not been firmed up yet.

    The company found a huge demand for the 250 cc Aquila, the cruiser bike from Hyosung in the country. It sold all the 200 vehicles it imported from the South Korean company.

    Kinetic recently launched four new bikes in the market. These include, the 115 cc Boss, positioned in the high volume economy segment, 115 cc Velocity, the deluxe commuter segment bike and GF 170 and GF Laser 170 cc, both positioned as sports bike.

    The 115 cc Velocity is expected to account for over one lakh units of total sales in 2004-05, which is projected to be around two lakh units. The Boss has been priced Rs 33,500, Velocity Rs 40,000, GF 170 around Rs 46,000 and GF Laser is priced around Rs 50,500.

    Kinetic had invested around Rs 60 crore in its plant to manufacture new motorcycles including the GF series. It expects to achieve a sales target of around one-lakh motorcycles during 2003-04.

    During 2002-03, Kinetic recorded a 29.4 per cent growth by selling 55,120 motorcycles.

    In October, the Kinetic group consisting of Kinetic Engineering and Kinetic Motor Company, sold 24,573 two-wheelers which was over 50 per cent higher than September, 2003. This includes 14,284 units sold by motorcycle and moped-maker Kinetic Engineering and 10,280 units by automatic scooter-maker Kinetic Motor Company.

    The sale of `Velocity' touched 7,000 units within six weeks of its launch, while the `Zing' has claimed 25 per cent market share in the first year.

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...2102320200.htm


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    • #3
      i'll buy it for the price.also i get the disc front and rear and good tyres,liquid cooled engine.only catch-i want the quarter mile time to be similar or less than the RD.else i'll be smoked even after spending a buck LOL
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      • #4
        These guys r definitely gonna play with the power and that rear disc brake to reduce the price of the bike and make it economical for the customer.
        And that is not good. These guys should launch the bike the way it is in the pic.
        If they launched this bike in competition with Karizma and Pulsar DTSi then again we will be getting that 17-20 Bhp bike.

        God give them some mind so that they can think about bikes lovers like us.

        Life is short ...Break some rules!
        "Learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly"

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        • #5
          guys,

          i dont think they will detune the engine or remove any components from the bike.

          I mean they would launch this 250cc bike, and just seal off the compitetion.

          When they introduced the aqila, i dont think they made any changes to the bike

          Correct me if im wrong...

          God, plz plz plz , let me have one of these bikes
          You will pay for your sins. If you have already paid, please disregard this message.

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          • #6
            Wait & Watch.

            Kya hoga next...

            If they r launching the bike in the same way then we have a good bike to buy in the market. And this bike is gonna give a good thrust.

            Life is short ...Break some rules!
            "Learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly"

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            • #7
              Definetly one of it is MINE.
              Kinetic sorry for thinking u have no idea of good bikes.
              U have increased the kinetic energy in me.
              Einsteins equation
              E=m*c*c
              where E= energy in me
              m=my mass
              c= comet
              Accelerate and feel ur ass vibrate
              http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/...os/matrix4.jpg

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              • #8
                take a look at this link
                http://www.hyosungmotors.com.au/gt250.html
                Accelerate and feel ur ass vibrate
                http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/...os/matrix4.jpg

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by sabby

                  guys,

                  When they introduced the aqila, i dont think they made any changes to the bike

                  Correct me if im wrong...

                  YES U R WRONG !!! ITS AQ"U"ILA AND NOT AQILA....
                  Just kidding man...

                  I think that the Honda and the so called 350cc Sports bike from TVS might be good contenders for this bike.
                  The Pulsar DTSi and the ZMA are no where in the picture...our are single cylinder bikes and this is a V-TWIN.

                  But are u sure that the 250cc bike that kinetic mentioned "will surely" be the Comet ? Or it may even be something else..something much smaller...
                  http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rash_rp/sig.jpg
                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/18649556@N00/

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                  • #10
                    Two bad things about this bike

                    1. Front has single side disc brakes -> You WILL slip when braking given this bike's power

                    2. No crash-guard -> Your legs will get multiple fractures if you crash. The crash guard on my Pulsie has a deep gash... it saved me from getting seriously hurt!!
                    Keep Smiling and Ride Safe
                    Riding along on a Black Pulsar 180 DTSi \"Shadow\"

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                    • #11
                      Guys take a look at this pic and tell me do think what I think.
                      The Comet looks like YZF without fairing.
                      http://www.xbhp.com/media/images/fot.../2001r1/03.jpg
                      http://www.xbhp.com/media/images/fot.../2001r1/06.jpg
                      Accelerate and feel ur ass vibrate
                      http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/...os/matrix4.jpg

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                      • #12
                        WHOA !!!! THATS A BOLD COMPARISON !!!!
                        Man don;t compare this bike's frame with the Deltabrox II !!!!

                        All the sport bikes have more or less the same side profile...
                        http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rash_rp/sig.jpg
                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/18649556@N00/

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                        • #13
                          I survived a crash w/o crashguard , no leg fractures .
                          And few foreign bikes ( no sportbikes at all ) have crashguards , yet it doesn't quite indicate any higer leg fracture incidents , Aspirin .

                          get well soon , broken bones ! []
                          Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by Ricci

                            I survived a crash w/o crashguard , no leg fractures .
                            Ricci, someday you'll learn.
                            Keep Smiling and Ride Safe
                            Riding along on a Black Pulsar 180 DTSi \"Shadow\"

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                            • #15
                              Aspirin , mate , I'm not saying the crashguard is useless , what I'm saying is it not having a crashguard does not significanly alter the chances of having aleg fractures - your case is the crash-guard protects the legs from being hit by the bike but the purpose of the said is to protect the bike rather than the rider , the rider should move away from the bike to avoid injury ( of course risk of other traffic hitting you exists ).

                              If the crash guard was so important foreign bikes wouldn't be without them .
                              Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

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