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  • Originally posted by Samy View Post
    Cool video. I have done 4 track days in California. For a bike enthusiast, It's one of the best moments of life
    I was not riding at the times but rider is OK. He has a dislocated wrist and some stitches on his hip. Tip do not wear anyting under leather suit which as a zip....I always insist on protective gear being worn and it definately saved a life in this case.

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    • Originally posted by Sumit_Singh View Post
      Import it Buddy...............
      I bought mine from Performance Racing and they have in stock.

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      • Originally posted by stewarch View Post
        I bought mine from Performance Racing and they have in stock.
        Really? How much did it cost? I dont see any details about this in their webiste though...

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        • Originally posted by blore_biker View Post
          Really? How much did it cost? I dont see any details about this in their webiste though...
          Give them a call. I can't remember what it cost but what memory I have approx 15K and it does look good.

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          • Originally posted by stewarch View Post
            Performance Racing Store
            SHOWROOM:
            Shop No. 7/8, Ground Floor,
            Adam Mahal, 143-147,
            Tardeo, Mumbai 400034.
            INDIA.


            Tel No. : 022 - 23526038
            022 - 65879696

            [email protected]

            www.performanceracingstore.net


            hey thanx once again dude ...i will definitely go check it out once im in mumbai .plz post pics of your bikes if u can .
            "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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            • My 'D' Day: Ninja 250r

              "Behold as the mystique enlightens to en wrap all, withhold as the prowess hit all... truly now 'Let the good times roll'!"

              The Kwacker was touted as one of the most awaited bike, much more then any hoarded wealth for serious performance bikers. After much anticipated wait of long 2 years, finally it hit the shore and for many including me it was a dream come true. The stout stance, the nimble eyes, the power band, the aesthetics... it carried all!

              The passion for 2 wheels ensued since long time back, a time (1995) when I couldn't even touch the ground with my bare foot but used to ride in circles near 'Beas' river side (Poanta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh), thereon I just gravitated more into the realm of bikes and biking. The first steed, my first lady love: 'Yamaha YBX', it was this bike that nurtured my true skills, honed my resistance for long rides, taught me the ABC's... wheelie, burnouts, skidding etc. Apart from ripping the throttle, I used to rip it off (rather strip it off completely )... tank, both tyres, lil body fairing, side panels.. except for the front fork assembly and the engine, the baby used to stand in complete diffidence, but she never knew that it was my utmost care for her (bearing check, lubrication, greasing, air filter cleaning etc).
              An emotional bond that we shared for years, but lastly, I had to part away with it... the time when I upgraded (upgrade, really??? need to re-think!) to Hero Honda CBZ (not the CBZ star or Xtreme).

              Apart from the aforementioned, the other steeds in my stable included Yamaha Fazer, Hero Honda Karizma, Pulsar 220 DTSfi (not the DTS i) and presently Yamaha R15 + riding experience of Karizma R, Pulsar 150UG1, Pulsar 180UG2, Yamaha RXZ, RX135, LML Energy and Bajaj Caliber 115s. In terms of personal choice and the 4 primers (at least for me).. Top Speed, Handling, Braking and Ergonomics the clear winner is the exemplary 'Yamaha R15', the technology embedded to such a puny cc bike is indeed awe-striken!

              Hence, I cannot part away with R15 and will be retaining it most likely forever, the greed for more never ends and to devour such need 'Ninja 250r' finally hit Bangalore (Bangalore was the only city where it was launched most lately, as there was no dedicated pro-biking showroom here). The gleam of Green hit me (Kawasaki's patent color) and I booked one.

              The inexorable waiting period of 88 days, where I drooled in dreams, had sleepless nights.... finally paid off and the 'D' day came:

              13\03\2010 Saturday 11:00 AM IST: There she was, covered, waiting gravely to get unfolded.. as was I to unleash the power!


              Few pics:
              My Ninja 250R










              Ninja 250R will suffice my 25% need (250 cc counts 25% of 1000 cc ), shall live for the day till I get hands on the litre class (R1/Fireblade 1000RR/GSXR1000)... till time will enjoy the persona of the entry level sports bike: Ninja 250R.
              Adieu!
              abhirajcb

              (P.S.: For all Bangaloreans, the addition of around Rs. 6000 as Road Tax lately, was a result of a norm which says that for imported bikes an additional 2% shall be charged, this is yet to be passed as a legitimate one and shall be intimated to all the owners by end of April month (as told by Mr. Sheshadhiri), if it doesn't, the same shall be reimbursed by the RTO)
              Last edited by abhirajcb; 03-17-2010, 09:56 PM. Reason: Pictures not visible, changed privacy settings, hence updated the image URL links

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              • Cant see the pics
                Congrats!
                Speak Less,Speak Wise!

                Sarcasm is my automatic response to stupidity.

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                • Congrats !
                  pulsar 150 - 02

                  unicorn150 - 04

                  apache150 - 06

                  cbz ext - 08

                  Yzf R15 - 09

                  ninja 250 - 10

                  Twister - 11

                  Passion xpro -14

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                  • congrats to another twin bro.. ( me also got R15 and ninja )


                    My offerings to the gods of speed -

                    - KTM Duke 200
                    - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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                    • Originally posted by jd666 View Post
                      congrats to another twin bro.. ( me also got R15 and ninja )

                      congrats mate... when you take her above 9000 rpm u will then say it is truly an Entry level sports bike.

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                      • Originally posted by haxor View Post
                        Congrats!
                        Originally posted by pulsar_flame View Post
                        Congrats !
                        Thanks haxor and pulsar_frame!
                        Originally posted by jd666 View Post
                        congrats to another twin bro.. ( me also got R15 and ninja )
                        So, what holds next in your store.. may be a litre class!
                        Originally posted by invincible2110 View Post
                        congrats mate... when you take her above 9000 rpm u will then say it is truly an Entry level sports bike.
                        That's what I am die-heartedly waiting for, want to shove off the run-in ASAP and set the bird free.

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                        • Originally posted by abhirajcb View Post
                          (P.S.: For all Bangaloreans, the addition of around Rs. 6000 as Road Tax lately, was a result of a norm which says that for imported bikes an additional 2% shall be charged, this is yet to be passed as a legitimate one and shall be intimated to all the owners by end of April month (as told by Mr. Sheshadhiri), if it doesn't, the same shall be reimbursed by the RTO)
                          Heartiest congratulations to you!!

                          I have also paid the full amount yesterday.
                          They are going to take a week further before they hand it over to me.
                          Just one more week though
                          The total price i paid was 316452.

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                          • Finally I paid the booking amount today at the Blore PBK center. Expecting the bike to be delivered in 90 days (Mr. J said it could come sooner) so fingers crossed. Gotta save up for the accessories now.

                            The black ninja on display was placed on the ground and not on its regular pedestal. Mr. J was kind enough to let me sit on the bike again. Man it was so lovely. Was like a dream. Loved the ergonomics of the bike. Cant wait to ride it. Didnt feel a wee bit heavy despite the kerb weight of 172 kilos.

                            I have to say that I am elated to be a part of this elite club of ninja owners and the other members as well.

                            Below are a few queries that I have. Will be thankful if the Ninja owners could comment on it.

                            Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                            Well, if I had some spare cash, I would spend it on:

                            1) A Frame slider - Shogun seems the best, though you have to grind the plastic Sprocket cover to get the mounting bar on. -- saw the shogun crash kit on fatbikez.com and apparently even though it says "no cut", the installation guide says that the crank case cover needs to be cut. Any idea if the REAL NO CUT sliders for this ninja are available and where can i source them?

                            2) Tank pad - go for original Ninja ones (available online,maybe?) or the Progrip ones, like the one I have. -- where can i source the progrip ones? Are they good and how much do they cost approx.? If one would compare is it better to buy the original ninja tank pad or progrip is sufficient ?

                            4) Puig bubble windscreen - alternative to the OEM exhaust. I saw this in Oz, looks great, but I had run out of money! -- what is the advantage of an aftermarket windscreen?

                            6) Bike cover - get a good quality cover for the motorcycle. -- I heard that Khivraj stocks the ninja covers which cost under 1k INR. Are they any good?

                            7) Rim tapes - gives the wheels a cool racing look! -- where are these available and how much do they cost approx.?

                            9) 3M Scotchgard paintguard: Useful to keep the paint scratch free. But very pricey. -- can I avail this at the service center? How much do they charge? hopefully it doesnt screw up the paint quality.

                            10) Xena alarm lock - lets a shrieking sound loud enough to puncture the ear-drums of would be thieves! -- where is this available and cost? will bajaj fit this on the bike for me?
                            Will look forward to riding with the boys once my bike is delivered. thanks in anticipation for the replies.

                            P.S. check out this link. Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power Sounds too good to be true. Please share comments and views on this.
                            ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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                            • @n_aditya

                              Answers to point 2 > You can decent tankpads from Orion motors (infront of Forum Mall Koramangala) or order from ebay.com (which I did).

                              Point 6> The covers available here is infact a bullet cover. You can order from ebay.com .. I got a good cover for 710 bucks from ebay.

                              Point 10> Asked a friend to bring the Xena disc lock from US. Getting it shipped from amazon or ebay is gonna cost a lot. But its really good. Scares away people who wanna "feel" your babe. Theres nothing there to fit, chk the link for details>

                              XENA Motorcycle Security: disc-lock alarms for motorcycles, scooters and ATVS
                              sigpicI feel like Clark Kent on the streets riding the Pulsar, On the track.. with my Ninja.. I feel like Superman.

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                              • I could not resist posting this, since there was so much heated discussion about the pricing. I was in NYC recently, and had a chance to walk over the Kawasaki dealership. The on-road price of the EX250 Carb version is approximately $5,600 (Base $4,598+taxes+insurance+blah blah). The insurance is a killer and depends on the age, location, previous claims and type of motorcycle. The Ninja 250 is classified as a Sports Bike in the US, which means that the insurance for the bike might be higher than, say a bigger capacity cruiser bike. Unlike India, where the insurance is calculated on the basis of sticker price.





                                So the cheapest India price(Chandigarh) is almost equal to the US price, and mind you, the Ex250 US is a carb version. So apple to apple, we might be actually cheaper.

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