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    Default Re: Preowned superbike for 5-5.5L

    Are you getting second hand z800 in your budget of 5L? A quick glance on olx shows 6.5L as the cheapest one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_rock098 View Post
    Are you getting second hand z800 in your budget of 5L? A quick glance on olx shows 6.5L as the cheapest one.
    Not in 5L but i can see many in 5.25-5.5L bracket.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwing View Post
    I'd like to add another thing, the Honda is cheaper and easier to live with. The average cost of service is like 4-6k and chain sprocket cost is 5-6k just to give you a brief idea. Kawasaki is much more expensive btw.
    Incase i went for kawasaki, I'd stick to aftermarket parts for sure. OEM chain sprocket costs 42k AFAIK. Buying CBR650F would mean I won't have any hassle of importing such parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by rachitkdogra View Post
    Thank you for your kind words brother!!

    Yeah, Honda and Kawasaki both recommend 91 RON even for their litre class bikes. Their fuel tanks also say above 95 RON only. I have tried to discuss this in details with Honda guys, but never got very satisfactory answer. They say, you will get issues in bikes like loosing compression etc with 97 RON. Maybe it is India specific fuel quality issue, I am not sure. I am using 93 RON.

    At slow speeds or when taking U-turns or pushing these bikes, all of them feel very heavy and scary. But once you are at move, I think you generally dont feel the weight that much. Also, whatever you will buy, you will get used to it, you will learn to maximize its use.

    Between Z800 and CBR650F, in my opinion weight is not that big of a difference. The difference is in being faired and not faired and the riding position. Unfortunately what works for you in this case is something that only you will be able to find once you ride.

    I think you should maybe start with test riding the used bikes that you are considering then. Any friend who owns a bigger bike? If yes, take him along for his advice if the bike feels ok. You might not be able to judge it riding it first time.

    Best of Luck!!

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    None of my friends own a big bike. I guess TD is the only way to know how i would manage weight of these bikes
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    Out of all the bikes that you have shirtlisted, my vote goes for the CBR 650F as mainatining it would be easier for you.
    I have owned Kawasaki and its maintainance will be on the higher side.
    A normal service which includes bike wash, chain clean and lube and oil and oil filter change costs around 8-10k. Parts availability is another pain. Kawasaki SVC has stock of the most basic parts.
    From what I have heard from fellow bikers who have switched from Kawi to Honda, part availability is way better, atleast in Bangalore.
    DO NOT get Z900 as there is next to no pillion seat. Home ministry will be not be happy to say the least. Z800 fares marginally better for pillion comfort as compared to Z900.

    I am in the same boat as you are. Planning to buy something by end of August 2019. Below is my list:
    1. N1000 - 2017 and up as it has major changes. Very good pillion comfort.
    2. CBR 650R - need to TR and see how commited the seating position is. Pillion comfort should be good.
    3. Z800/Z900 - Pillion comfort goes for a toss. Need to get gel seat or air cushion seat.
    4. Triumph - Street Triple or Daytona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellgate View Post
    Out of all the bikes that you have shirtlisted, my vote goes for the CBR 650F as mainatining it would be easier for you.
    I have owned Kawasaki and its maintainance will be on the higher side.
    A normal service which includes bike wash, chain clean and lube and oil and oil filter change costs around 8-10k. Parts availability is another pain. Kawasaki SVC has stock of the most basic parts.
    From what I have heard from fellow bikers who have switched from Kawi to Honda, part availability is way better, atleast in Bangalore.
    DO NOT get Z900 as there is next to no pillion seat. Home ministry will be not be happy to say the least. Z800 fares marginally better for pillion comfort as compared to Z900.

    I am in the same boat as you are. Planning to buy something by end of August 2019. Below is my list:
    1. N1000 - 2017 and up as it has major changes. Very good pillion comfort.
    2. CBR 650R - need to TR and see how commited the seating position is. Pillion comfort should be good.
    3. Z800/Z900 - Pillion comfort goes for a toss. Need to get gel seat or air cushion seat.
    4. Triumph - Street Triple or Daytona.
    I will be doing basic oil/filters/brake pads/chain lube etc myself (have been doing DIY with all my bikes, no faith in ASC). But still, considering i will be paying EMI for the bike as well, spare parts availability and cost is a major concern.
    Wish i could afford a CBR650R or Ninja 1000. Street triple is a tailor made bike for my requirement but reliability concern and lust for inline four is keeping me away from it.
    There is no destination, I just want to keep riding.

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    Just curious, How much a 2008-2013 CBR1000RR fireblade cost in used bikes market? I can increase my budget to 6.5-6.8L if i wait till august. Wanted to see if it'll fit my budget then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hgps View Post
    I will be doing basic oil/filters/brake pads/chain lube etc myself (have been doing DIY with all my bikes, no faith in ASC). But still, considering i will be paying EMI for the bike as well, spare parts availability and cost is a major concern.
    Wish i could afford a CBR650R or Ninja 1000. Street triple is a tailor made bike for my requirement but reliability concern and lust for inline four is keeping me away from it.
    Even I maintain my bikes myself.
    Its the parts price and availability which is a concern with Kawasaki. Most of the time they wont sell you parts off counter and will make you bring your bike to the SVC and thery will fix the parts. This way they will charge you both for the part and labour (which is around Rs.2000 per hour in Bangalore).

    Even I have the urge of a Inline 4 as have been using parallel twins for quite sometime, however I am not adverse to a triple as well. At the end, its the ride quality that will bring a smile.
    Going for a 2008-2013 bike does not make sense as you would be entirely dependant on imports for spares.
    My suggestion is to avoid Kawasaki since you want cheap maintainance. Just for e.g. N1000 chain and sprocket costs 40k as compared to 14-18k for CBR 650F.
    Kawasaki bikes are good, but spares cost a bomb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellgate View Post
    Even I maintain my bikes myself.
    Its the parts price and availability which is a concern with Kawasaki. Most of the time they wont sell you parts off counter and will make you bring your bike to the SVC and thery will fix the parts. This way they will charge you both for the part and labour (which is around Rs.2000 per hour in Bangalore).

    Even I have the urge of a Inline 4 as have been using parallel twins for quite sometime, however I am not adverse to a triple as well. At the end, its the ride quality that will bring a smile.
    Going for a 2008-2013 bike does not make sense as you would be entirely dependant on imports for spares.
    My suggestion is to avoid Kawasaki since you want cheap maintainance. Just for e.g. N1000 chain and sprocket costs 40k as compared to 14-18k for CBR 650F.
    Kawasaki bikes are good, but spares cost a bomb.
    I was thinking about going aftermarket Chain sprocket setup once my OEM wear off. Ditto for brake pads and other stuff. Seems like CBR650F is the way to go right now. I am concerned if i will regret not jumping to liter class once i get the taste of 650.
    There is no destination, I just want to keep riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hgps View Post
    I was thinking about going aftermarket Chain sprocket setup once my OEM wear off. Ditto for brake pads and other stuff. Seems like CBR650F is the way to go right now. I am concerned if i will regret not jumping to liter class once i get the taste of 650.
    One can never be satisfied with the power. Your body will get used to the acceleration of the 650 within few months (provided you do enough highway runs and open up the trottle liberally). I grew used to the N650 within 2-3 months and the craving started for a litre class.
    You can always upgrade few years down the line.
    As of now your best bet is CBR 650F.
    To be honest the bike that fits the bill would be a N1000 (2017 and above) but its going to cost around 8lacs. Also maintaince will be quite high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellgate View Post
    One can never be satisfied with the power. Your body will get used to the acceleration of the 650 within few months (provided you do enough highway runs and open up the trottle liberally). I grew used to the N650 within 2-3 months and the craving started for a litre class.
    You can always upgrade few years down the line.
    As of now your best bet is CBR 650F.
    To be honest the bike that fits the bill would be a N1000 (2017 and above) but its going to cost around 8lacs. Also maintaince will be quite high.
    I won't be doing high speed highway runs. No long/group highway rides. I am buying it to make my once a week commute to office more fun. Or sunday ride to nearby coffee shop. Short burst of thrilling 30-100kph acceleration is what i seek. I surely wouldn't be crossing 120kph with the kind of usage i have.
    Coming to the point of upgrading, I don't know if i will be able to convince (or justify) my family for the jump to a liter class after 650. With new responsibilities coming soon. This could be my only superbike i'll ever own. (or atleast for next 6-8 years, option of upgrade seems unlikely). This is where confusion starts, jump directly to a liter class or will 650 keep me happy with my above mentioned usage. I would've waited 1 more year to save some more moolah for a fireblade/ninja 1000. But in current situation, I am sure my upcoming responsibilities and pressure from family would kill off my dream eventually if i wait any longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hgps View Post
    I won't be doing high speed highway runs. No long/group highway rides. I am buying it to make my once a week commute to office more fun. Or sunday ride to nearby coffee shop. Short burst of thrilling 30-100kph acceleration is what i seek. I surely wouldn't be crossing 120kph with the kind of usage i have.
    Coming to the point of upgrading, I don't know if i will be able to convince (or justify) my family for the jump to a liter class after 650. With new responsibilities coming soon. This could be my only superbike i'll ever own. (or atleast for next 6-8 years, option of upgrade seems unlikely). This is where confusion starts, jump directly to a liter class or will 650 keep me happy with my above mentioned usage. I would've waited 1 more year to save some more moolah for a fireblade/ninja 1000. But in current situation, I am sure my upcoming responsibilities and pressure from family would kill off my dream eventually if i wait any longer.
    Since you never plan to go above 120kmph, then a CBR650F would be more than enough.
    However I would recommend you to test ride these bikes and get a feel of how they perform.
    I do have the feeling that you would cross the 120kmph barrier in no time once you get used to the bike.
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