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    Default Re: Need help And Advice Regarding Selecting 300cc Bike

    I had recently visited anzen kawasaki in bombay for the launch of ninja 300.....and these were my first impressions! It might help you!

    https://youtu.be/hrzve6-GLuI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fmeeran View Post
    From what i understand, TVS A.S.S experience is pretty bad in north india. It's only in the south, especially Tamil Nadu, that they have reasonable levels of service.
    As about reliability, I've owned 2 TVS bikes for a total period of 23 years and they have been good. The 310 however comes with technological knowhow from BMW. Not sure how that affects things.
    Yes in south its good because they have HQ and production there itself, its their home turf :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by bharatheshk View Post
    Coming from a R15 if you have a good Yamaha dealer go for the R3 ,though i prefer the looks of the older R3 over the 2019 model ,with ABS and Metzeler tyres touring and commuting is more comfortable over the more committed riding position of the RC 390. Though the 2019 model may look like an R15 it also looks like the latest R1 ,since all the R series family have gone for a uniform look.
    Quick Update
    Test Drove a Ninja 300 and liked the sitting posture and everything, overall decent experience, only issue ground clearance is very very less.

    Also as per the dealers info, availability was a issue several months back parts taking 30 days to come

    But now slowly things are changing from what he told

    N as per him costs are more than Yamaha by 2-3k

    Again his words not mine

    Would be glad if others can verify this

    There is a handling charge of 16k and overall costs comes to 3.5 Including everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckn View Post
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    RC 390 is getting an upgrade in 2019, spending this amount i don't want the bike to become old within a year :-)
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    Buddy, I picked up a RC390 in October, after trying out everything from Dominar to z650. A couple of things, in my opinion:

    1. The 2019 update makes the RC a more tame bike. So, you can look at it as perhaps the last chance to pick up a true hot blooded RC.

    2. The RC390 offers maximum value (power, comfort, reliability, costs), followed next by the z650 (if you can stretch). If you can afford the z650, do pick it up.

    The only other motorcycle really worth picking out of everything else, is the R3. Everything else is too much of a compromise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roy_libran View Post
    comfort
    Being a fellow owner, hearing some else say comfort on an RC390 is such a nice feel that only I can relate to personally
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    If you are looking for comfort and long distance touring, N300 or the R3 should be your choice. RC is more focussed and committed and not relaxing posture.

    When it comes to cost, N300 OTR is less, but maintenance is high. R3 OTR is high since it's still a CKD and maintenance wise is lesser than N300. I have ridden both, my opinion was R3 was more refined and punchy compared to N3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiran2508 View Post
    Being a fellow owner, hearing some else say comfort on an RC390 is such a nice feel that only I can relate to personally
    Loose wrists, bent elbows, relaxed shoulders, firm grip with thighs, and the ample room to move around offered by that brilliant little seat - Isn't that your recipe too? I just love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckn View Post
    Yes in south its good because they have HQ and production there itself, its their home turf :-P

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    Quick Update
    Test Drove a Ninja 300 and liked the sitting posture and everything, overall decent experience, only issue ground clearance is very very less.

    Also as per the dealers info, availability was a issue several months back parts taking 30 days to come

    But now slowly things are changing from what he told

    N as per him costs are more than Yamaha by 2-3k

    Again his words not mine

    Would be glad if others can verify this

    There is a handling charge of 16k and overall costs comes to 3.5 Including everything.
    U can also look for Apache rr310 pretty good bike it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    If you are looking for comfort and long distance touring, N300 or the R3 should be your choice. RC is more focussed and committed and not relaxing posture.

    When it comes to cost, N300 OTR is less, but maintenance is high. R3 OTR is high since it's still a CKD and maintenance wise is lesser than N300. I have ridden both, my opinion was R3 was more refined and punchy compared to N3.
    As mentioned before I was very inclined towards R3, but looks wise i don't see much difference between R15 V3 and R3 both look nearly identical which somewhat makes me reluctant towards it. I know performance wise its awesome but look is something I can't ignore. May be the reasoning is not good enough for many, but for me personally i would have loved it if there some bigger differentiation between V3 and R3

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy_libran View Post
    Loose wrists, bent elbows, relaxed shoulders, firm grip with thighs, and the ample room to move around offered by that brilliant little seat - Isn't that your recipe too? I just love it!
    Is this all sarcasm?

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    Any major impact?

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    Default Re: Need help And Advice Regarding Selecting 300cc Bike

    If budget isn't a constraint , then go blindly for R3.

    Better in all aspects (ABS ready) and an interesting fact is , we can ride that beast even in
    60 kmph or 180kmph @6th Gear being a twin cylinder !!!

    RC isn't bad (must accept heat issues) but definitely R3 is the king of this segment.

    Choose wisely

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