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Introduction from Bangalore India

Hi, I'm a new rider and live in Bangalore india - and got the bug at 49 and on my learners and should get my license In a few weeks - learning on a commuter Honda, surprisingly good, and have ordered a street twin in silver as my real bike!!!

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The Street Twin sounds nice and welcome.

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Congrats on getting your motorcycle license and welcome to the forum.

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tell us some stories about riding in India, should be fun to hear.

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Welcomes, fellow new rider here. Good to hear you're having a good time...and yes, the bug...it's a hard one to shake off. :P

And nice choice with the Triumph as your next bike. I ride a Honda, but both my brother and uncle ride Triumphs (and my brother owns a Street Triple & Speedmaster) and they are really nice bikes. And my brother is trying hard to convince me to go Triumph when I upgrade.

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I had a Honda dealer ask me what kinds of problems did I have with my Honda that would warrant changing brands. In my case I wanted a Harley. Should have stayed with Honda but boy did I learn a lot changing brands. I know nothing about Triumphs except what I read on the net but it sounds like they are much improved from their earlier days. But you got first hand knowledge with your brother and uncle. That's a good thing. And I see some Triumphs that do look very appealing. If you are thinking about getting a new machine, compare models with test rides if you can. It's fun but can get confusing too. So at some point you got to take a leap of faith sometimes. But heck, you got many more bikes in your future if you are like most of us. Unlike me where age says I've got my last. Maybe???

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Well with the 2017 Honda Rebel 500 coming out, I can stick with Honda and get the kind of bike I want, not as powerful as a Triumph Speedmaster or Bobber mind you (and not like I have to jump onto a more powerful bike straight away), but Hondas are very reliable and that is a good selling point for them and also why I went for one as my first bike, especially if like me, a motorcycle is your primary method of transport and plan to get a decent amount of mileage out of it (I cannot drive a car, nor feel the desire to). I am not sure how reliable Triumphs are in general, but my brother and uncle haven't had issues with theirs yet (and get almost daily usage out of them) and some of them are very gorgeous bikes, I parked up next to a Bonneville T100 the other day and she was a beauty in person, I didn't expect to be the style of bike I'd like.

And the Street Twin our friend from Bangalore here will be getting, I imagine will be a great bike to ride and looks like a nice choice. He'll have to take pictures when he gets it!

With Harleys, I hear they have a reputation for not being very reliable but have gotten better in more recent years?

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In my early days of biking the only bike that had a reputation of running forever was BMW. So that's what I bought. I rode my '74 R90 for over 30 years.
But I wouldn't buy a new one. They aren't what they used to be.
Now I hear MANY reports of Honda Goldwings lasting 300,000 or 400,000 miles, including one guy that I've met who has 475,000 on his. So that's what I'm riding these days. I want a bike to ride, not one to work on.

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Gautam, if traffic in Bangalore is really as congested as shown in the youtube video below, good luck to you on your new bike.

It looks like a challenging environment for new riders.

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