The Best Street Fighter
5th April 2015 got my 600i delivered here in Bangalore.
Lots of things happened last year I bought a ninja 650r and sold it the same year.
So let me explain:
Well in 2010 I wanted to upgrade from my Yamaha R15, I bought a ninja 250r well what to say about that it was a one hell of a bike, had a great time with it covered 48000 Kms on that bike and it showed signs of wear I knew it was time to say goodbye so sold the bike in 2013 and bought a duke 390, I still have the 390 but somewhere I missed the ninja so last year made up my mind to get a second bike shortlisted a few booked and cancelled HD street 750 and finally bought an N650.
No doubt N650 is a good bike..but one day I was passing by triumph showroom decided to go in and check out the bikes casually without knowing it's going to cost me my N650.
Someone was having a test ride of the street triple as he fired the bike wow that sound that's it from then my heart took over my brain and after 7 months of owning the N650 sold it.
Then decided to plan for the street triple but again the infamous power figure issue happened and the z800 was becoming more popular with all this confusion just gave up on buying a new bike.
Then came news about the Benelli's coming well again the urge started.
So booked the bike on the same day with an assurance from the sales manager of cancelling the bike if I didn't like it
So the painful wait started passing time by reading reviews and watching videos, a lot of comments for and against the bike like many said its a Chinese product, reliability is an issue after sales service
Was not yet sure whether I would go for it or not but anyways was waiting for the bike to arrive.
Then after a couple of days got a call said the display bike had come.
The same day I went to the showroom and met the sales manager Syed.
Saw the bike it looked good but then came the real thing he fired the bike wow that "sweet sound" did not take much time to decide told him I am interested.
Had a wonderful buying experience best till date. Big thanks to Syed, took care of everything, patiently answered all my queries. Great experience.
Here are my personal observations:
Well, all of you guessed it right the SOUND it's sweet.
The riding position is comfortable.
Pillion seat is also good (not sure for long rides "heat factor")
Brakes are good, yes I was surprised had read a lot of reviews saying brakes are a bit spongy.
Gearbox is good, gear changing is well sorted.
The side stand is well designed.
The accelerator throttle is a bit hard, I guess it might get better.
Feels a bit lazy to take off but gets better.
The clutch is way harder than the N650
No ABS, yes we all know how disappointing it is
Be positive about your ride and don't go by "It's Chinese" and all such negative statements. You maintain it well, you do your part, and there should be no problem.