spinz, on 26 February 2012 - 01:20 PM, said:
Read on TeamBHP from the owner that the 1st 100 bikes are a test bench and the owners are being called up for problems and fixes regularly. A team of engineers is specially deputed for this purpose.
The thing getting modified is the chain roller rubber guide. The chains bouncing off and making khat khat noise. Also the front shocks are giving noise, so they may get modified too.
So my decision as to not to buy from the 1st lot is a good one after all
Hmm, so even with this price range and branding , anything BAL still needs a bit of caveat emptor.
In the meantime, the CBR250R seems to be getting somewhat better QC.
To misquote a cliched quote : The rider doens'nt choose the steed, the steed chooses the rider.
I haven't seen the KTM in person, let aside ride one, but the KTM doesn't speak to me, so to speak. I wonder if a long term ownership perspective changes the opinion of those right now enamoured by the baby Duke. But no mistaking one thing - this bike is different !