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    Quote Originally Posted by ckn View Post
    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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    Is this all sarcasm?

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    Any major impact?
    R3 looks like hybrid between the R15 v2 and v3 IMO. Anyone except bike nerds will dismiss it for an R15 which means less unwanted attention. It is a good pick if you're ready to spend for it. Buy it before the 2019 model arrives as it will be more track oriented.


    I don't think BS6 will have a major impact.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aswinlogi View Post
    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
    The RR310 can pull from 40-45 kmph in 6th gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckn View Post

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    Is this all sarcasm?

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    It isn't! In all sincerity I find it quite a comfortable motorcycle, despite my years.

    Of all the options thrown in on this thread, you can't go wrong with R3, N300, RC390 and RR310.

    R3 is indeed the king of this segment, but pricey.
    RC390 offers the best value overall.
    N300 is reliable and fun too, but then R3 is within striking range.
    RR310 again very high in value terms and to my eyes, the best looking gal!

    Choose any one that appeals to your heart and pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckn View Post
    Is this all sarcasm?
    Quote Originally Posted by roy_libran View Post
    It isn't! In all sincerity I find it quite a comfortable motorcycle, despite my years.
    Not a sarcasm, that's how you can find and make riding the RC390 comfortable inspite of its aggressive seating posture, even for people who say you can't tour on for long, if you find a proper seating position for your height, you can pretty much conquer all highways.

    Just the trick is to hold the handles with loose grip, at the 3/4th edges or half way, straight flat back instead of curved back, seated way back in the seat, gripping the tanks, wide and loose shoulders, with this you can pretty much ride non-stop 100kms+ on highways without any of the infamous mentioned wrist numbing and pain, shoulder pain, butt pain etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiran2508 View Post
    Not a sarcasm, that's how you can find and make riding the RC390 comfortable inspite of its aggressive seating posture, even for people who say you can't tour on for long, if you find a proper seating position for your height, you can pretty much conquer all highways.
    Someone mentioned this position and said, holding the handlebar should be like one holds the steering wheel in a car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roy_libran View Post
    R3 is indeed the king of this segment, but pricey.
    RC390 offers the best value overall.
    N300 is reliable and fun too, but then R3 is within striking range.
    RR310 again very high in value terms and to my eyes, the best looking gal!
    ++Benelli 302r

    Everyone tends to forget the existence of another fully faired, twin cylinder with ABS, awesome machine in the 300cc. Benelli has one of the best sounding and powerful 300cc engine. Looks are personal, but I like it though.

    Only that it's not popular due to limited showrooms and transition from DSK to Adishwar etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiran2508 View Post
    ++Benelli 302r

    Everyone tends to forget the existence of another fully faired, twin cylinder with ABS, awesome machine in the 300cc. Benelli has one of the best sounding and powerful 300cc engine. Looks are personal, but I like it though.

    Only that it's not popular due to limited showrooms and transition from DSK to Adishwar etc etc
    IMO Benelli would be a terrible choice considering the after sales and service record complemented by the services intervals which are quite often and exorbitantly high. To give you a perspective; in the SBK servicing thread someone put the servicing bill for a Benelli 600i which was a whopping 40k+ for 20k kms service. That's higher than most exotic Europeans.
    So stay as far away from Benelli as possible. They've put a lot of money for R&D of its sound engineering but the service is horrible.

    You could go with the newer R3, it doesn't look as sharp as the one we have right now but it'll be different in terms of appearance from the R15 v2/3. Kawasaki is good but availability of parts is always an issue and the service costs are high. But overall a great bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purnakalik View Post
    Benelli would be a terrible choice considering the after sales and service record complemented by the services intervals which are quite often and exorbitantly high ... ... ... but the service is horrible.
    True, this is all due to they do not have a direct hand in anything, be it sales or service everything is handled by 3rd party tie up India, they don't have a registered office in India, beat that

    Every other manufacturer atleast have their own subsidiary here in India and have direct hand in both in sales and service, but again with their new tie up and they have promised to invest more here, I hope situation only improves. But their machines are awesome, all only let down by whatever you have mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiran2508 View Post
    True, this is all due to they do not have a direct hand in anything, be it sales or service everything is handled by 3rd party tie up India, they don't have a registered office in India, beat that

    Every other manufacturer atleast have their own subsidiary here in India and have direct hand in both in sales and service, but again with their new tie up and they have promised to invest more here, I hope situation only improves. But their machines are awesome, all only let down by whatever you have mentioned.
    That's great if the thread owner won't mind waiting till all the problems Benelli has; dissipates. But if he wants to buy it in a few months then Benelli would not be my pick.

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    From what I read about big bikes, Japs are preferred due to reliability and mass production of bikes as well as parts. While, they say that Europeans are more costly to maintain. How well does this hold true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purnakalik View Post
    That's great if the thread owner won't mind waiting till all the problems Benelli has; dissipates. But if he wants to buy it in a few months then Benelli would not be my pick.
    I don't think problems mentioned are going away anytime soon. Its going to take sometime

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy_libran View Post
    It isn't! In all sincerity I find it quite a comfortable motorcycle, despite my years.

    Of all the options thrown in on this thread, you can't go wrong with R3, N300, RC390 and RR310.

    R3 is indeed the king of this segment, but pricey.
    RC390 offers the best value overall.
    N300 is reliable and fun too, but then R3 is within striking range.
    RR310 again very high in value terms and to my eyes, the best looking gal!

    Choose any one that appeals to your heart and pocket.
    R3 yes it is logically the best in the segment, but again will wait to see how different is the new one from R15 V3 and then decide. This is my 2nd choice currently. After driving R15 V2 don't want the new one to look remotely similar to first one. Am ready to compromise on few things for the sake of a completely fresh or different look that what i have now.

    RC390- Tied 1st choice, waiting for any word or update on the 2019 edition if its actually going to be announced by 2019 won't mind waiting after all

    N300- Tied 1st choice, as per the dealer info servicing is indeed costlier but availability of parts is now less of a headache due to localization of few parts. As per him previously time was 20-30 days now maximum 2 weeks. But then i don't know if its honest statement or not

    RR310- Last choice, i may sound stupid, but don't want to buy TVS at all. No reason as such. But haven't done TD yet. May be will do a TD even though have no desire to buy it. Just for the heck of it :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapps View Post
    From what I read about big bikes, Japs are preferred due to reliability and mass production of bikes as well as parts. While, they say that Europeans are more costly to maintain. How well does this hold true?
    Don't know about first part
    But i think second part depends on the network by network i mean service center/dealership, factories, localization etc. It all depends on how much of focus the manufacturer has in the market they are in. I may be wrong
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