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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Thunderbird or Harely Iron

    @Vinit Monga I was trying to do something and tagged you by mistake in the thread. Btw, this is off topic, there is always a protest in Kerala :P

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Thunderbird or Harely Iron

    Iron 883 has low ground clearance which, i don't think is suited for the Indian roads.
    & regarding the TB500 : well, its a Enfield which means it would carry the good old vibrations. (obviously, its a single cylinder)
    Well, if you can invest in a Harley, why not try the Triumph Bonneville. / Bonneville T100, which comes along with 2 years mileage warranty. (Why buy a single cylinder bike when you can afford better)
    Also you can give a try to Hyosung GV 650 Aquilla pro.
    Personally, i would any day go with the Bonneville.
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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Thunderbird or Harely Iron

    Quote Originally Posted by Karthik Mathur (Orange) View Post
    @Vinit Monga I was trying to do something and tagged you by mistake in the thread. Btw, this is off topic, there is always a protest in Kerala :P
    rightly said brother!there are as much protests as there are number of holidays here. but finally this was a protest for the right reasons.by the fed up owners.I opened a thread here on xbhp itself regarding the Harley service issue.

    @kadate,since you are in pune I think there are more than one service center for the ninja.check the ownership threads here and on tbhp.the KTM/bajaj service guys here in my place are ****.screwed up my new 390's engine.luckily Kawasaki as such is a good product and imported too.hence so much less chance of problems.I had looked at the tbts 500 but too long a waiting period and reliability factor put me off.

    oh I'm not recommeding the 390 since u prefer maybe a more relaxed ride? test drive it just for fun.same showroom as the 650.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kadate View Post
    @somen1984, how is the service assured by Kawasaki? I am little cynical because Bajaj is handling this affair.

    I will get a ride on Kawasaki now. Cannot wait for a better ride. :P

    Thank you for the suggestion mates. If there are much better in the league I hope you could help me out.

    Thanks.
    I personally feel to spend money where I don't need to wait for any Spare parts and SVC is reachable.

    In case of Kawasaki, it has more SVC compare to HD. Going for HD is real pain actually. It is very limited SVC all over.

    Kawasaki SVC is good but the waiting period for parts is what makes me off whether it's HD or Kawasaki.
    When I asked the kawasaki SVC why parts are not readily available, then he said "there are very few bikes in India, as well as parts are expensive so we don't keep is as stock, ,If needed we take advance 50% and order it, once received then inform the customer" "this process takes 10-15 days".

    Actually it's never a 10-14 days but a good month wait.

    So I am better off with honda CBR or Duke 390 where we can get spare parts easily rather than long waits.

    But if you ask me about the SVC then I would say which ever is closer to you get that one.

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