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    A new beginning to my life as I made booking of Iron 883 from Harley. It was a narrow decision between Superlow and Iron. After brainstorming for couple of hours () with the guys at showroom, I decided to book Iron 883.

    I don't like faired bikes and always liked the naked FZ1 and Intruder. Over a period of time, I started feeling very comfortable riding my Gladiator and didn't want to go for forward leaning sports bike. My trials on Pulsars and Apache was disaster and I wasn't able to ride for more than 40 kms without a troubled back. This took away FZ from my list and Intruder is way outside my reach. Then, I started looking was cruisers. Did some research on our two desi cruisers i.e., avenger and RE. Both of them felt lack of torque in the new biking world. Also remembered Enticer, but a cruiser with such low power was a joke.

    In my recent trip to Malaysia, I visited Harley showroom in Petronas. I had a chance to see sportsters to cvo and was very excited to see them in India. After some time I came to know that Tusker showroom has been opened in Bangalore and another good news flowed in about CKD. I visited the showroom during the last week of December and again went today to have a feel of all the bikes in display. No test rides were available as the display bikes were sold to customers. We can sit on it, switch on and hear the sweet sound . The vibrations were not too much as I had imagined, which might be due to better mounting of engine. I observed various other aspects of the bike like tank finish, wiring, seat finish, chrome and started loving it. May be I am soft hearted and this was good enough for me to take the decision of buying a Harley. I liked the superlow design, but the ground clearance of 100 mm is never going to be sufficient for Indian roads. My plan is to use the bike regularly for commuting to office. After discussing all the pros and cons for a long time with Koushik and Zac, I made the decision to go for Iron 883. These two guys were very patient and helpful. Srinivas Reddy, who is the owner of Tusker was also very friendly. He understood the needs (usage/budget/profile) of customers very well. Finally, I gave a cheque for 50k booking amount.

    Bikes would be available for test ride during first or second week of Feb. Delivery would happen in March. The wait is frustrating and I would have to start doing some meditation

    BTW, need to save some more money for buying one more seat which costs 36K
    IBA 47577

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    Congratulations srisetty
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    • #3
      Congratulations!

      You didn't even give us a hint on Sunday that you were planning to pick one.
      Should be the first Harley in B'lore xBhp chapter.

      btw, when have they promised you the delivery?

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      • #4
        congratulations bro.
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        • #5
          Iron 883???? Man!!! HD India brought them very silently . I'm glad you booked Iron 883. Like you said, its better than the XL. Congratulations & have fun.

          Just a clarification - I hope these are still CBUs.
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          • #6
            Congrats, the HD is kinda too tempting for now. Its gonna be a nice old age bike for me, but the heart seems to search for something else, elsewhere!

            I wonder what was the thought process of getting the super low here! We have larger potholes than 100mm back here in Mumbai!
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            • #7
              Congrats on your booking...

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              • #8
                OMG! That's awesome, congrats. The bike looks super cool and daily use?? I really envy you man. Enjoy and happy waiting period !
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                • #9
                  Congrats man.. the Iron 883 in the all black theme looks really good..

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                  • #10
                    Awesome Sri. This is great news. Congrats on the Harley. This has gotta be the first "Indian" harley on the Blore Xbhp arena. Wishing you many miles and years of happy and safe riding.

                    Please invest in good riding gear. Have you planned any custom bits on the bike?

                    Originally posted by tibby View Post
                    You didn't even give us a hint on Sunday that you were planning to pick one.
                    +1. And just for that Sri, what are you going to do to make it up to us? No party or treat, just accompany us on a ride. That will do just fine
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                    • #11
                      Thank you all. I managed quickly to flash that cheque for 50K. Rest is going to be a tough one. Beg, borrow, no steal

                      Originally posted by tibby View Post
                      Congratulations!

                      You didn't even give us a hint on Sunday that you were planning to pick one.
                      Should be the first Harley in B'lore xBhp chapter.

                      btw, when have they promised you the delivery?
                      Even I was not sure till yesterday. After our ride, I discussed with Haroon for some time to understand his experience with sportster.

                      Originally posted by aargee View Post
                      Iron 883???? Man!!! HD India brought them very silently . I'm glad you booked Iron 883. Like you said, its better than the XL. Congratulations & have fun.

                      Just a clarification - I hope these are still CBUs.
                      It is via CKD route, by which we would save around 1 lakh.

                      Originally posted by shelton_jh View Post
                      OMG! That's awesome, congrats. The bike looks super cool and daily use?? I really envy you man. Enjoy and happy waiting period !
                      Most of my ride is over ring road. I can use it daily.

                      Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                      Awesome Sri. This is great news. Congrats on the Harley. This has gotta be the first "Indian" harley on the Blore Xbhp arena. Wishing you many miles and years of happy and safe riding.

                      Please invest in good riding gear. Have you planned any custom bits on the bike?



                      +1. And just for that Sri, what are you going to do to make it up to us? No party or treat, just accompany us on a ride. That will do just fine
                      I have some cramster gear. The extra seat set would cost 36k and might be my first immediate accessory. Screaming Eagle is in the list, which is another 22k. It all depends on budget and the showroom has a "bible" for customizing harleys.
                      IBA 47577

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                      • #12
                        Congratulations!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by srisetty View Post
                          It is via CKD route, by which we would save around 1 lakh.
                          CKD??? Yea, going by the price tag of 5.5L, it seems to be CKD otherwise it should've costed more than the XL883. But I'm still wondering how & where HD India will be assembling the parts in India.
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                          • #14
                            look really nice ...
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                            • #15
                              The blacked out Iron 883 and the Xr1200 are the best looking HD Sportsters. Congratulations on your booking!

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