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    Quote Originally Posted by niks_devil666 View Post
    @Akhil : I agree with you but one question , directly jumping to a 1000cc+ bike from a 150-200 cc , is it advisable? should a 1000 cc bike be your first sbk ?
    I can only speak for myself about this. I was very careful the initial days of getting the bike. While it can be very forgiving when it comes to some smaller mistakes, whacking the throttle open, speed bursts on public roads, etc.. that is just asking for trouble.

    My view is, there is no set rule as to what engine capacity your first SBK should be. A sportbike, especially 600 and up, will require some amount of restraint and respect, so as long as you have that covered until you get to grips with the performance potential of the machine, things will be fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aryan View Post
    I, personally don't see ANY reason why it should not! If you are a mature rider, then you sure can ride a 1000cc motorcycle. Whatever experience of riding an R1 I had was just after riding the P180 Classsic! I mean, I didn't get to ride a 600cc first and then ride the 1000cc.

    But, I really felt the 'big' bike to be nimble, ofcourse powerful and really user friendly (if I can call it that)!

    P.S: That's my experience.
    Well said Aryan. But the new Blade is even more nimble and user friendly than the R1, new/old. But that's another discussion altogether

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    @Aryan/Aparajith/Akhil : Thanks for your inputs , I (I think) am mature enuf to ride any 1000cc+ bike but its just the fact that since I have never ridden one , feel that I might be underestimating the bikes potential.I think I have self restraint and respect for power and wouldn't be whacking the throttle open and will stay within speed limits and in control.

    Thanks guys , now I can start channelising my thoughts
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    Rossiter time and again this has gone in my head, because I own a official import (read: car) but dont have any documentation regarding the duties. What would you do incase they confiscated the vehicle for no homoligation certificate/ bill of entry? Run to the dealer/company?
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    just out of curiosity, if an SBK is confiscated how is one suppose to get it back or there is no way at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nirvana View Post
    just out of curiosity, if an SBK is confiscated how is one suppose to get it back or there is no way at all
    pay the duties and fine with interest on it , i guess
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    ^ the duties and fine itself account to more than the bike itself.
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    With regard to buying a legal or illegal please note that all the illegal dealers are now being raided on a regular basis by the DRI and most buyers of illegal imports will have to deal with inquiries from the authorities.

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    pune and mumbai had a raid yesterday. Delhi is next i guess!
    and this comes a day before Honda's SBK launches - [NEWS INDIA]: Honda to launch another 125+cc bike, along with CBR Fireblade before March 2009 - Page 15 - xBhp.com : The Global Indian Biking Community
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    Can we not discuss about 'illegal imports' here, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by niks_devil666 View Post
    should a 1000 cc bike be your first sbk ?
    Most have a serious misconception that a liter class bike is difficulkt to ride around in traffic and least fun, etc
    Infact it is actually the other way around, liter class bikes have their power band much lower on the rpm range which makes them more fun to ride in traffic rather than having to revv the tits off a 400 or 600 to enter the power band. By the time you enter the power band on a smaller bike you will mostly be stopping again.

    That said, if I was in a country where I could swap bikes easily I would have started with a 400/600 to master cornering before I jumped onto the 1000 cc wagon.

    A foolish rider does not need a liter class to get into trouble, even a moped would be reason enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossiter View Post

    All said and done, it is a bike we are talking about here. Does one really want to potentially get entangled with the government agencies, liaising with middlemen, paying umpteen number of people off just to own an SBK by saving a few lakhs? That is in my books, a huge waste of time and resources. But again, what you do is completely left to you. No offence by the way
    Exactly my thoughts. Superbikes are a luxury, and I certainly do not feel the need to takeup a tension/pressure upon me after spending so much money.

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