deepakvrao wrote:If the bike is bought by a serious rider, it should withstand 500-1000km a month AND be reliable. A non reliable bike is dangerous, and makes the rider lose interest in cycling. Just the other day Shreyas, who is a really strong rider, told me that a few years ago he gave up on cycling because he had a crappy Indian bike, which drove him nuts.
Its not maybe an 'Indian' thing, but like MC would point out, you get crappy bikes abroad too.
I seriously doubt that this bike would be able to do 12K km a year. I may be wrong but thats what I think.
Doc, somehow I did not quiet follow your reasoning. In the context of this thread I am the only one who rode the bike. IMO, the weak link was the brakes. Also I feel price point should have more appropriately been around 16.5K. I do not know how the bike will take a 1000k a month. How will we know it is impossible unless someone tries to do it for couple of months and fails? After some long test rides I recommended the bike to my friend with a fair reasoning that he will be able to use the bike for a year or so with a easy to medium intensity 500-800 Pune km a month till he gets the keeda and goes for a Carbon
I do not think BSA designed or manufactured this frame. It has actually become so shameless nowadays that it doesn't even rivet on the BSA logo. This bike also comes out with BSA logo as a decal.