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    Default Buying a used SBK within 5 to 6 Lakhs in Delhi/ Gurgaon

    I am well aware that there are a few threads on buying a used SBK, both listing the Pros and the Cons but the help I am looking for is the more difficult kind i.e., People contacts (not just of people trying to sell their bikes, but more so of trusted mechanics and workshops who could help gauge the mechanical condition of these bikes). Just to give the xBhp junta a little more insight on my problem

    Firstly the budget: 5 6 lakhs
    The requirement: A liter class bike (preferably not more )
    Current ride: Pulsar 220
    Reason for this purchase: Chasing the dream before the clock runs out or social/ family responsibility creeps up

    So far my story might sound like a common one, but a closer look at the facts may help you decide if you can or want to help me out. At 28 years of age, I still dont own or drive a car, in fact I barely know how to drive one . This has not been because of a lack of funds but more so because I am not just a car guy. Bikes have always been my love from the days of putting up posters all over my room as a kid till this post today.

    How can my fellow xBhpians help? If you know of any bikes for sale in the Delhi/ Gurgaon area, do let me know (And yes I will put up my request in the classifieds as well). But more importantly, to help me sieve through the plethora of contacts on all the sites/ forums I would love to get the contact details of any workshops/ mechanics that could road test the bike and let me know what mechanical problems I can face. My hope is that any future buyers would benefit from such details as well given that SBKs in India are still a rare breed.

    Also a stupid newbie question if I may, any used bike always has the potential for taking some damage (my bike has taken a beating as well but have replaced everything with genuine OEM parts) but if it had been fixed well (i.e., new fairings, repairs), would it still be a bad buy? Or does it mean that I may end up with a very large showpiece?

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    Delhi is full of used superbikes waiting to be sold. However at your budget i dont see alot of clean examples in terms of documentation and/or condition filtering through. All the legal litre class bikes in india touch over 13 lakhs ex showroom. i dont see them depreciating over 50% of their value in 2 to 3 years. You are probably looking at 06/07 models. Now a bike over 5 years old could have seen alot of action. its always a gamble . get in touch with a few dealers. bittu suzuki in lajpat nagar is one. he will have access to bikes you are looking at. however , all i would say is proceed with caution. You need to search around , ask bike owners and generally scan the classifieds. Its a tedious process but then again thats the only way of getting about it. unless you know someone who has a superbike who is selling buying used could be dicey and its better to take all precautions. lastly , you need to increase your budget if you looking at clean examples. i am not saying you l ll not find the bike you looking for in your budget hell i know someone selling a 06 gen 1 busa for 6 odd but a budget of 7/8 will get you indian invoiced bikes easily.
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    Thanks for the response bigron....So as recommended I will increase my budget to the 6-7 range (Unfortunately shifting it any more would mean I would have to live on the superbike) Also while I am fine with a '06/'07 model, I wonder if there are many with clean papers.

    I will look into the Bitto Suzuki lead this weekend itself

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    Well I am being offered a Gen 1 Busa ('06) and was wondering if any of the experienced superbikers/ busa riders would have some time this weekend to help me check out the bike. Do let me know as any help would be appreciated. The particular busa is white and has run about 13000 kms, with ads on most of the websites, if any of the xBhpians know any more details about this ride, then that would be appreciated as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman_Sd View Post
    Well I am being offered a Gen 1 Busa ('06) and was wondering if any of the experienced superbikers/ busa riders would have some time this weekend to help me check out the bike. Do let me know as any help would be appreciated. The particular busa is white and has run about 13000 kms, with ads on most of the websites, if any of the xBhpians know any more details about this ride, then that would be appreciated as well
    Did you get a quote? If Yes, can you please share?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The One View Post
    Did you get a quote? If Yes, can you please share?
    Even I m searching for busa around 5 to 6 lakhs .
    Contact me 9981355555

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    Hey buddy , its good to see you that you are jumping over to sbk range. But I have few points to discuss over here. The Busa that you are being offered has been ridden too much that means that some or other parts either has been changed or will be changed (small parts), secondly if you spend all the money on the bike you will have to think again for riding gears and the servicing.
    Try this group on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sbkclsfd/ to get better deals.
    IMO rather than spending so much for an old litre class, you could get a post 2007 600cc easily and honestly supersports will quench your thirst.

    Coming to the mechanics, yes Bittoo Sir is there, alongwith that KRP (Kaulson Racing ...... GO !!!!!!!!!!!! For KRP) have also vast knowledge and network when it comes to the bikes that are doing rounds for sale. My friend gets his 600RR serviced from him and trust me, we both trust him. Even KRP can get OEM parts for you, have a word with them and you will know, even meet them and let them know about the busa that you are offered, they could give you the entire history of the bike.

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    Well the update so far is as follows –
    1. Bittoo didn’t pan out as they have a 2011 Hayabusa and 2012 Gixxer for sale both in high 10+ range. So no vehicles right now
    2. The Gen 1 Busa I was being offered was for 6.5 but the owner is unresponsive when I ask for the paperwork ( I promised to even pay for the scanning). So I am gonna assume that the paperwork is not right
    3. Have been offered another Gen 1 Busa for 5.5 but owner says partial duty paid (which means CKD = grey market)
    4. Lastly I was offered a grey market 2008 R1 for 7lacs. At least in this case the dealer was kind enough to let me know it was a grey market piece. He also has a 2008 R1 indian invoiced, low mileage (4500 km), 2 owners for 8.5 so if anyone has that much of a budget, drop me a line and I will give you the contact details

    @Prateek: I know that the 600cc should be enough for a quick zip but the problem is the market for them seems to be even worse than that for the litre class bike. Given the <800 cc regulations a large number of them appear to be grey market compared to litre class where there are atleast some good eggs

    Lessons learnt so far –
    Indian invoiced bikes are mostly from 2008 onwards and the pricing on them is 8.5 and up (Atleast what I have seen so far)
    Pre-2007 means wear and tear but the bigger concern is paperwork, since wear and tear will damage your wallet but potentially not as much as a grey market piece
    Used SBK market is definitely a long haul thing, so you potentially have to wait for a while before even a decent piece comes your way

    Well so I continue my search and will keep updating the thread as I find more lemons or lemonade

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    @ prateek.- 13000 kms is hardly any mileage on a superbike. At that stage , it has gone over couple of tyre changes , spark plugs once and regular service. Nothing else needs change. You could look at the brake pads but they should be fine. I say this coz my busa has covered 17000 kms in 1 year and apart from the above mentioned i dint touch anything , no throttle body sync , still on ebc pads i changed from day 1 , clutch and r]brake bleeding once maybe but thats about it. If the bike has been regularly serviced it does not need any other attention. At 13000 kms the engine has only just started settling down.
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