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    Default Re: Operational and Maintenance cost of a SBK in India

    Any updates here for ownership cost of triumph striple or daytona?

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    Default Re: Operational and Maintenance cost of a SBK in India

    Any experience on owning a Ducati- Scrambler or a Monster perhaps?

    I have heard that Ducatis are back in india that too with lot of fanfare this time around. Any fellow brother had the pleasure of owning this beast?

    thanks!

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    Default Cost of ownership

    We all know buying a superbike is like a childhood dream coming to fruitition.. all that hard work and penny saving just to have a grin plastered on your face as you ride into the setting sun on a long long hopefully not pothole ridden highway..
    Many amongst us just consider the initial investment of buying a bike and 'usually' dont pay much consideration to owning it.. with this thought in mind i thought why not start a thread where superbike owners can post their cost of ownership.. like the OTR cost. Cost of each service and service interval.. service centre ratings.. Spare parts cost.. etc..

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    Default Re: Operational and Maintenance cost of a SBK in India

    Quote Originally Posted by drdanishkhannew.540 View Post
    Any updates here for ownership cost of triumph striple or daytona?
    By the way, as I keep getting inquiries about the amounts of money I am spending on the bike, I have taken excerpts from my other discussion and putting it here for everyone's information:

    Triumph Street Triple ABS:

    Bike = 8.9 Lakh (Bought in September 2015, Pune Location)
    Arrow Exhaust = 24 k (Bought a low usage one from a fellow rider - new one costs about Rs 40K)
    Fully Open Transition Air Box = 2 k
    Frame/Fork/Swing Arm protectors = 23 k
    Cyclops LED head lights = 12 k
    LED Pilot Lamps = 1.1 k
    Metzeler Tyres = 23K
    Services = 1st and 1 year = 9000+16000 = 25k
    Paddock Stand = 3.1 k
    Flyscreen = 9 k

    Riding Gear (Helmet, Gloves, Boots, Jacket, Pants) = 16+9+16.5+30+8 = 79.5 k

    Electronic Accessories (GoPro Session, Sena 20S Blue Tooth Helmet Communicator) = 12 + 16 = 28 k

    Radiator Guard (just purchased) = 7 k

    Still thinking of buying
    Engine Cover Protectors
    Opticoat Colour Protection
    Belly Pan

    Now, add at least Rs 1500 petrol cost per week for last 75 weeks or so as sometimes one does weekend ride and sometimes one doesn't but this is average :-)

    One will also have to keep changing some or the other components in riding gear every 2-3 years depending on wear and tear!

    Basically it is a money sucking white elephant and I have to really find ways to gradually finance all this! One shouldn't get into this segment without sufficient thoughts. I thought for nearly 1.5-2 years before jumping in as my age was also running out and I wanted to do this before becoming old!!

    But - don't let money become an obstacle in fulfilling your dream. If you are in a decent salary or business income bracket, then please do take the plunge - do calculations first and then surely do it.
    No point in thinking about this when you are 60 years and having Crores of rupees in your account but now you can't really ride fast (well there are people riding fast at 60 but that is not possible for all).

    Just ensure you don't go overboard and buy something that will overwhelm you right from the word go because then you are taking way too much risk. That is true even if you have lots of money already and are still young! You can refer to my discussions in other forums about my suggestions related to a gradual upgrade approach for SBK category.
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    This is obviously true that buying, running and maintaining are very different tasks when it comes to SBKs in India. I went for a very practical choice (Street Triple) which for me works as an all rounder. I got a fairly new bike and in my 10-11 months of ownership it sits at little over 11k kms now. Here is the list of expenses I have had till now.

    First Service: 6900
    Accessories: 1 lac
    Exhaust pipes (2): 90k
    Brake pads: 7k
    Tyres: 23k
    Extra OEM air filter: 1800
    Riding gear: over 1 lac
    Bike care stuff: 10k
    Insurance: 15k
    Fuel: 55k

    I never thought of spending this much after paying upfront for the bike. But this thirst is unending and you just keep on spending. Second service is now due and that will add up soon.
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    Default Re: Operational and Maintenance cost of a SBK in India

    Quote Originally Posted by rocker View Post
    This is obviously true that buying, running and maintaining are very different tasks when it comes to SBKs in India. I went for a very practical choice (Street Triple) which for me works as an all rounder. I got a fairly new bike and in my 10-11 months of ownership it sits at little over 11k kms now. Here is the list of expenses I have had till now.

    First Service: 6900
    Accessories: 1 lac
    Exhaust pipes (2): 90k
    Brake pads: 7k
    Tyres: 23k
    Extra OEM air filter: 1800
    Riding gear: over 1 lac
    Bike care stuff: 10k
    Insurance: 15k
    Fuel: 55k

    I never thought of spending this much after paying upfront for the bike. But this thirst is unending and you just keep on spending. Second service is now due and that will add up soon.

    Could you elaborate more on the riding gear and accessories, what do you procure. The price tag you have mentioned is making me curious.
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    Default Re: Operational and Maintenance cost of a SBK in India

    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    Could you elaborate more on the riding gear and accessories, what do you procure. The price tag you have mentioned is making me curious.
    Currently, this bike have

    K&N air filter
    Cyclops LED headlights
    Triumph Quick shifter
    Fly screen
    Belly pan
    Tank grips (tech spec)
    Triumph paddock Spools
    Evotech Radiator Guard
    Evotech Frame sliders
    Triumph Engine case covers
    R&G slider for Arrow exhaust
    And some others

    Riding Gear (procured from India)

    Bell RS-1 helmet
    Bell dark smoke visor
    Sena 3S communicator
    Mecna Sunrise summer jacket
    Custom 2 piece leather suit
    RE riding denim with knee guards
    Aspida leather short gloves
    Komine summer gloves with carbon fiber inserts
    TCX sportour evo boots
    Orazo full length touring boots
    Via Tara Hydration backpack
    Pinlock ear plugs
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    || My Doc says bhp is directly proportional to testosterone. I want more I want more .............. ||

    2003 Bajaj Caliber 115 (SOLD)
    2009 TVS Apache RTR 160
    2012 TVS Apache RTR 180 (SOLD)
    2013 Yamaha R15 V2.0 SE (SOLD)
    2015 Yamaha Ray Z
    2016 KTM RC390
    2016 Triumph Street Triple

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    Default Re: Operational and Maintenance cost of a SBK in India

    Guessing this is the right thread to post my out of the blue weird query!

    How much should a guy actually earn to buy a motorcycle of 10lakhs and maintain it.

    PS- I actually have a car loan emi too.

    All the brothers who are owners of such a bike can please help. Please?!

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    Default Re: Operational and Maintenance cost of a SBK in India

    Quote Originally Posted by jackofsome View Post

    How much should a guy actually earn to buy a motorcycle of 10lakhs and maintain it.


    ?!
    There's no cut off limit as such. It would depend on financial constraints and financial goals of a person plus how much he is willing to compromise on other expenditure in his life.
    One thing is for sure though- your sbk in most cases won't be an all out substitute for your daily commuter. So if u must, u have to have an additional commuter bike too. And in india, with not sos ocialist public transport, a car is absolute necessity too.
    In its most simplest terms any guy with absolutely zero liabilities( for next 5 6 yrs) can get himself an sbk if her earns between 1 to 1.5 lakhs.
    But things are rarely so simple. Factor in your monthly savings ( Wch no matter who you are , should be done. It has to be a habit from day 1 of earning), home rent AND home loan EMI, expenditure on ur kids upbringing... ur aged non earning parents allowance and upkeep of things at your hometown, fees and education of your siblings which has become your liability in case of parents not able to do it , any non curable ailment causing perpetual long term medical expenses of self/spouse/kids/parents etc etc etc....
    In another most simplest terms, a guy with lots of liabilities may not be able to buy himself a sbk despite earning 4 5 lakhs INR a month.
    There's no point discussing this hypothetical scenario.
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    Default Re: Operational and Maintenance cost of a SBK in India

    Quote Originally Posted by entsurgeon View Post
    There's no cut off limit as such...
    There's no point discussing this hypothetical scenario.
    Umm okay! Interesting

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