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    Default Re: A BIG HI and a Mid-life bike selector for a Returning Biker

    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead31 View Post
    R3 is a brilliant machine, but the 2019 version has just been unveiled and if R3 is the one then I would recommend waiting for the updated version to reach our shores.
    Thanks. I will look up Slip On options for Apache. Right now that is the biggest deal breaker for that bike. Also, let's see whether I am able to reign in my impatience to wait for the R3.

    Quote Originally Posted by thumpmeister View Post
    Hey Roy,

    To cut a long story short, I know others before me have given their inputs on your options, but I think considering your need and the budget which I feel is a reasonable one, you should atleast give the Dominar a chance by taking a Test ride.

    I know you have said an emphatic no to the RE, but you may want to check out the forthcoming 650 twins from the RE stable considering the sweet exhaust notes and the typical street bike kind of demeanour they have been made to portray. Not to forget every Indian auto journalist who had been invited for the press junket in California for the global launch is going ga ga over the Interceptor 650 especially.
    Cheers..
    Thanks - I think I will look at the Dominar once more, particularly if they are launching the new version soon. As you rightly say, it does offer decent power at a lower price. But, if you know what I mean, it doesn't allow for air-bags on one's shoulders.
    RE, with all due respect is out - I simply don't trust that company any more to have the capability to produce something reliable and high quality.
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    If I had such money to expand I would have opted Ninja 300 anyday. As it is now more affordable and that too with Abs now.

    And those kawasaki twins are gem. They will happily serve your kids as well. In my opinion it have decent power as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d_lonerider View Post
    If I had such money to expand I would have opted Ninja 300 anyday. As it is now more affordable and that too with Abs now.

    And those kawasaki twins are gem. They will happily serve your kids as well. In my opinion it have decent power as well.
    I have now test ridden the new N300 as well, and as I had said earlier too, despite everything being good about this bike, my major grouse is the fact that it comes to life only in higher RPM's and that's no fun for commuting in the city.
    Same is the problem with the RC390 as well, but at least it is more powerful and way cheaper. Plus the showroom/service station is 1 km from my house, as against 30 kms for the Kawasaki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy_libran View Post
    Thanks. I will look up Slip On options for Apache. Right now that is the biggest deal breaker for that bike. Also, let's see whether I am able to reign in my impatience to wait for the R3.


    Thanks - I think I will look at the Dominar once more, particularly if they are launching the new version soon. As you rightly say, it does offer decent power at a lower price. But, if you know what I mean, it doesn't allow for air-bags on one's shoulders.
    RE, with all due respect is out - I simply don't trust that company any more to have the capability to produce something reliable and high quality.
    Thank you Roy for considering my opinion. The D400 is a complete VFM package with hardly any compromises done.

    If RE is completely out, then I would suggest in that budget (i.e. upto 5.5 lacs) , you can look out for a 2014-2016 preowned / preworshipped Triumph ST or Bonnie, though the service and maintenance costs would set you back by a good deal but the depreciation hit would have been taken by the first / previous owner.

    Cheers.
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    You live in ghaziabad,and i know riding conditions there.
    So buying anything above 400cc would not be practical.

    RR310 is a phenomenal machine,but dont take me wrong,as you are 40 now, it has track oriented riding position,you need to bend down,which may put pressure on your back,specially in the awesome traffic of NCR and would result in back pain. See if you are OK to it. Its my experience.

    If i was in your place i would go for the dominar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Om1234 View Post
    You live in ghaziabad,and i know riding conditions there.
    So buying anything above 400cc would not be practical.

    RR310 is a phenomenal machine,but dont take me wrong,as you are 40 now, it has track oriented riding position,you need to bend down,which may put pressure on your back,specially in the awesome traffic of NCR and would result in back pain. See if you are OK to it. Its my experience.

    If i was in your place i would go for the dominar.
    Thanks mate. You're correct about the riding conditions although my commute isn't bad, actually quite fast.
    Not too worried about the committed riding position because I recently did 200 & 400 km brevets on a track oriented road bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roy_libran View Post
    Thanks mate. You're correct about the riding conditions although my commute isn't bad, actually quite fast.
    Not too worried about the committed riding position because I recently did 200 & 400 km brevets on a track oriented road bike.
    if thats the case,close your eyes and go for rr310.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thumpmeister View Post
    If RE is completely out, then I would suggest in that budget (i.e. upto 5.5 lacs) , you can look out for a 2014-2016 preowned / preworshipped Triumph ST or Bonnie, though the service and maintenance costs would set you back by a good deal but the depreciation hit would have been taken by the first / previous owner.
    Cheers.
    While D400 I will have a go at again (mainly for it's price to value ratio), the Triumphs are out. After having ridden a Thunderbird for 15 years now (not very regularly though), I now want something that is lighter and more sporty. So, the stance and style is important for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Om1234 View Post
    if thats the case,close your eyes and go for rr310.
    Yeah, trying to find out slip-ons as I said earlier. But, am absolutely in love with the way this bike looks. And at my advancing age, looks become doubly important.

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    Default Re: A BIG HI and a Mid-life bike selector for a Returning Biker

    Sir, I'd still suggest you to prefer bikes with comfort.

    D400 is an allrounder good package.

    CBR 250 is an old but a trusted tourer with sportiness.

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    Default Re: A BIG HI and a Mid-life bike selector for a Returning Biker

    Quick update:

    Just came back from nearby TVS showroom Street yet another test ride of the RR310. The way these guys treat customers makes you feel as if they are doing you a favour by selling you a bike! I mean... this isn't a ration shop, right?
    I'm not sure that I want to have a product and service relationship with such idiots.
    For comparison, the KTM showroom less than a kilometer away is treating me so nicely and being so patient with me. I'm feeling like chucking everything and just picking the RC. :X

    Need to sleep on this.....
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