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    Default Re: Kawasaki Z900 -

    This conundrum exists because the Z900 in spite of being a CBU retails at a very VFM Rs.7.68 lakh ex-shwroom undercutting it's rivals significantly.

    The new Street Triple S has marginally better suspension by Showa right out of the gate. I really loved the way it soaked bumps like a Versys, during multiple test rides. The stock damping is so good for our roads. But the flaw I see in Street Triple is, it opens up like a rocket only after 7000 rpm. This is where z900 even though cheaper trumps it with tons of low end and mid-range grunt, and peaks earlier too.

    I was reading from another international forum, where an experienced rider mentioned that after riding for forty years, he places only two machines very close to his heart, one being the Hayabusa, and another being the Z900. The versatility of Hayabusa is legendary, and he feels only the Z900 comes close to it in terms of this character!

    The Street Triple RS on the other hand is a very precise track tool which can be enjoyed to it's full potential only on track days, but also can be tuned for road riding. It enjoys a premium and exclusivity with it's pricing.

    But the Z900 enjoys an exclusive character by it's very being. It's pricing, engine size, and zero electronics, offer a very unique experience never before seen in this segment, and that's why it has won the hearts of many intermediate and expert riders world over. So eagerly waiting to get my hands on one!

    If Kawasaki India can slowly offer similar Triumph level of customer service, there will be many new takers for their explosive new line up!

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    Default Re: Kawasaki Z900 -

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzysaravana View Post
    This conundrum exists because the Z900 in spite of being a CBU retails at a very VFM Rs.7.68 lakh ex-shwroom undercutting it's rivals significantly.


    If Kawasaki India can slowly offer similar Triumph level of customer service, there will be many new takers for their explosive new line up!
    Of course the bike is brilliant. Its cheap to buy! But imagine the plight of us waiting for a month to change the sprocket and chain set..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJ_CHN View Post
    Congrats @ady2k.I took the test drive at cochin dealer ship last week.Although it was a short spin,absolutely liked the character of the bike.Hope you are going to put a detailed review ..Wishing you a wonderful ownership...
    @RAJ_CHN Thanks dude, I will be taking the bike for first service break after two weeks, I will surely let you know my ride experience. Personally I feel its the size of a Dominar 400 when I am in the saddle and I can feel a smooth grunt when I pull the accelerator. I think I will get to understand the bike after riding around 2000 Kms or so..
    Damn happy in this holiday season as a dream come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackofsome View Post
    Of course the bike is brilliant. Its cheap to buy! But imagine the plight of us waiting for a month to change the sprocket and chain set..
    True, worried about it as well.
    Checked with the dealer and they were not sure about the waiting period for spares. I guess it happens on all CBU from Kawasaki.

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    Hi! I'm planning to buy my first and last super street bike. Initially i was confused between Street triple rs,z900,cbr650f. But i ruled out because of honda's spare part availability and premium they are charging for the bike. Triple rs because of my height, i'm 5ft and 8 inch tall and also extra 2 to 3 lakh. Z900 is winner in every section.
    Problem is that in Delhi it cost 10+ lakh with accessories and 8 lakh without accessories. So should i go with standard version and buy them from AliExpress etc.
    And what are the minimum down-payment required for it and what is longest finance period available.
    What about the availability of consumables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aakash Singh View Post
    Hi! I'm planning to buy my first and last super street bike. Initially i was confused between Street triple rs,z900,cbr650f. But i ruled out because of honda's spare part availability and premium they are charging for the bike. Triple rs because of my height, i'm 5ft and 8 inch tall and also extra 2 to 3 lakh. Z900 is winner in every section.
    Problem is that in Delhi it cost 10+ lakh with accessories and 8 lakh without accessories. So should i go with standard version and buy them from AliExpress etc.
    And what are the minimum down-payment required for it and what is longest finance period available.
    What about the availability of consumables.
    Hi, Z900 is a good choice, It can be your first bike and pretty sure that it wont be your last. Once you get into superbikes there is always something to upgrade down the years. I recommend you to test drive both the bikes. I am 5 7' and can easily be on Z900. I got the one without accessories and in my region the dealers offer only the non accessories version. I would say, only half of the accessories are needed for protection and you can buy them online. Downpayment is 1 Lak and some dealers take 2 Lak. Most of the banks offer 3 years period and please check with Bank of India I have heard good reputation from a friend.

    Spare Parts - Its a well known issue with Kawsaki - the parts are imported hence the delay in everything which test our patience. I am not sure about Honda and Triumph. As its being imported the spare cost is high. The dealer warned me not to lose my key, If I lose one key the spare key costs around 18K Rs and if i lose both the keys the complete replacement set costs around 1.5L Rs. I was flabbergasted. Damn man the keys are valuable.

    Well all these seems to be cons, but a raw (no electronics) in-line 4 Japanese engine powered bike makes you forget about the cons.

    Please test drive and experience it.

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    Default Re: Kawasaki Z900 -

    Hi,

    I was planning to buy z900, but turns out the on road cost in Mumbai is 10,1700 INR!

    Is it still a good buy at this price or are there better alternatives in this price range?

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    Default Re: Kawasaki Z900 -

    Quote Originally Posted by nishikant View Post
    Hi,

    I was planning to buy z900, but turns out the on road cost in Mumbai is 10,1700 INR!

    Is it still a good buy at this price or are there better alternatives in this price range?
    Damn, that's Rs 1,25,000 more than Chennai on road price!

    If you feel for your height and riding style it suits you, it still makes sense to go for it right?. Because even at this price it's better than Street Triple S version in terms of power and looks in my opinion.

    See how much is the price difference between new Ninja 1000 and Z900, if that's not very high you can go for that too if you like sports touring style/design.

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