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Hello H-Dians :)

I'm CHIKKU BABU from the south most part of India, KERALA - the god's own country. Am in the commercial capital of this state - KOCHI. I'm into business and almost 40 yrs old.:p

Planning to book Street 750 in couple of days and so was reading almost all available literature about it.

I cud see the bike in real at SPICE COAST H-D here and check it in detail. I agree the difference in built quality when compared to a Superlow OR Iron 883 which were standing next to this bike. One will easily get the feeling that this has been made for a price. Still it gives a premium look may be due to the brand value. Anyways, NOT a fair move from H-D for the poor customers of urban world.
To top all that, H-D owners in this part of the world had loads of bad experiences with the dealer SPICE COAST. The dealer suffered a major set back when the current owners started agitating in the most aggressive form! This keeps me confused and tells my mind to stay off from H-D and pickup the triumph!

looking forward to lots of infos on Street 750. Any firm idea bout the accessories list and its costs for this bike?

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Welcome to the forum @autonut

I am sorry to hear that you guys have to deal with such bad experiences with your dealer. So what other bikes are you considerig to buy besides the Street? Which Triumph are you looking to buy? I would guess the Thundebird Storm... Am I right ;)
 

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Thanks for the welcome message :)

Welcome to the forum @autonut

I am sorry to hear that you guys have to deal with such bad experiences with your dealer. So what other bikes are you considerig to buy besides the Street? Which Triumph are you looking to buy? I would guess the Thundebird Storm... Am I right ;)
Yeah the scenario was too pathetic for the world's most premium motorcycle brand here. But tht happened purely due to the idiotic and non-professional approach of dealer towards the customers. You can see all the details if you google harley davidson+kochi+ spice coast :D

Well the triumph am looking at is a completely different genus. The Street Tripple ;) body says Harley and mind says street tripple! :p

Anyways.. Thanks for the warm welcome here.. :)
 

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There is an old rule: Any motorcycle is better than no motorcycle.

Sorry to hear about the dealership issues. There are a dealers in the US that don't have very good reputations but they're rare.

The Street 500 and Street 750 are going to be excellent motorcycles.

As far as a Triumph they are good motorcycles but I have heard of some electrical problems with Triumphs. Not minor accessory problems (any motorcycle with a lot of accessories is likely to experience this including Harley's) but engine related electrical problems. As in "bike won't run" kind of problems. It's only hearsay or a rumor though so I'm not sure.

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As far as a Triumph they are good motorcycles but I have heard of some electrical problems with Triumphs. Not minor accessory problems (any motorcycle with a lot of accessories is likely to experience this including Harley's) but engine related electrical problems. As in "bike won't run" kind of problems. It's only hearsay or a rumor though so I'm not sure.

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You speak of Triumph electrical problems...
My neighbor has a new Triumph America (I think), and he has had several electrical issues. None that has left him beside the road, though. He has to take it 100 miles to the dealer to get it repaired. I guess the dealer network is an advantage of owning a Harley, assuming you use the dealer.
 

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welcome aboard @autonut! The street triple is quite the lovely bike, from what I hear its a real hooligans bike cut froma similar cloth as the KTM Dukes ;) But that is also conjecture and likely biased as a good friend of mine owns a Street Triple hehhh
 

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Triumph boneville costs 30-80% more depending on the model , other models twice or more than street . Yup performance wise it is the better bike and has a solid reputation but the the price difference is significant as well.
That budget also allows one to look at ducati monster or the jap 600/650cc motorcycles and that is some serious competition/options. The street has only kawasaki ninja 300(20% cheaper) to compete with in india right now .
 

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Welcome to the forum basuroy. Try a nether dealer. Don't reward a bad dealer by buying from them. Find a nether one to buy from. We have ones like that here in the USA as-well. Harley has a lot of dealers, find one you can work with.

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There is an old rule: Any motorcycle is better than no motorcycle.

Sorry to hear about the dealership issues. There are a dealers in the US that don't have very good reputations but they're rare.

The Street 500 and Street 750 are going to be excellent motorcycles.

As far as a Triumph they are good motorcycles but I have heard of some electrical problems with Triumphs. Not minor accessory problems (any motorcycle with a lot of accessories is likely to experience this including Harley's) but engine related electrical problems. As in "bike won't run" kind of problems. It's only hearsay or a rumor though so I'm not sure.

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Liked that "SAY"! :D
I Hope HD 750 wud be a trouble free bike..
Few of my friends have Bonnie and Street Tripple here in India.. Haven't heard of reliability issues till date! So this news bout bonnie and street triple comes as a strange news to me! :)


Welcome to the forum, glad to have you here!
Thanks :)

Welcome to the forum

The street triple is as great bike

Do they sell the Yamaha MT-09 in your area?
Sadly NO! Yamaha MT-09 is yet to come to INDIA.

Welcome to the forum basuroy. Try a nether dealer. Don't reward a bad dealer by buying from them. Find a nether one to buy from. We have ones like that here in the USA as-well. Harley has a lot of dealers, find one you can work with.
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Sadly, there are only few HD dealers in India. And only ONE in state where me lives, KERALA!
 

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@autonut Sad to know that dealership in our Gods own country is bad :(
I am also from Kerala but booked bike from Bangalore as am living here now.
If its only issue with dealer then why cant you book from Bangalore? (for service you can have long HD trip as well :) )
 

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Yeah prahaladt. It was indeed a bad state of affair at Kochi H-D. Looks like they had to change the entire sales and service personals to came out that embarrassing situation. Haven't heard anything bad about sales dept tho!. Service was too pathetic to put here. Nobody can expect such bottom line news from a world leading corporate.
My bro has booked a Superlow with bangalore H-D. Guess he will get his bike by next month. You might meet him in HOG rides. :)
 

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I will say go with the harley instead of triumph who are barely 2 months old in india , HD is oveer 3 years old now. Even my dealership experience left a lot to be desired , delhi had a "take it or leave" attitude while kolkata was plain ignorant. HD servicing is good at hyderabad , delhi , mumbai and b'lore. I have been told there is a marked drop when you compare the rest with these select dealerships. There are owners who had to request service reps from these dealers to fix their bikes .

If you are interested in sportsbike , then I suggest you look at kawasaki ninja 300/650. Their servicing is top notch as per dozens of owners at t-bhp and very cheap for a bike that falls in the premium category within india.
 

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I will say go with the harley instead of triumph who are barely 2 months old in india , HD is oveer 3 years old now. Even my dealership experience left a lot to be desired , delhi had a "take it or leave" attitude while kolkata was plain ignorant. HD servicing is good at hyderabad , delhi , mumbai and b'lore. I have been told there is a marked drop when you compare the rest with these select dealerships. There are owners who had to request service reps from these dealers to fix their bikes .

If you are interested in sportsbike , then I suggest you look at kawasaki ninja 300/650. Their servicing is top notch as per dozens of owners at t-bhp and very cheap for a bike that falls in the premium category within india.
Yeah thatz right. Triumph was a classic bike to me till few Months back where in HD was always a premium bike since the day I started hearing bout it.
HD won my heart effortlessly:cool:

Service of these kinda machines depends upon the quality of manufacturer's service training program. But then the technicians who get selected for such trainnings shud have genuine interest towards it. It turns a disaster when the technicians are not sure what they are doing.

MY age doesn't allow me to go with a sports bike. Never bothered to look at the new generation sports bike due to that reason. Me had plenty of good times with RD 350, bullet, roadking, yamaha RX-100 and Shoguns during my young days..
New generation sports bikes never fascinated me so much. Street is a very different gene and fairly affordable too to keep it as a toy bike. ;)
 

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Liked that "SAY"! :D
I Hope HD 750 wud be a trouble free bike..

Sadly, there are only few HD dealers in India. And only ONE in state where me lives, KERALA!
Harley-Davidsons have been virtually trouble free for years and there is no reason to expect that to change with the Street 500 and Street 750.

Only having one choice in dealerships can lead to dealer abuse of the customer and that is problematic. Hopefully that won't be the case but if you ever suspect a dealer of not having the customers interests at heart then report it to Harley Corporate. They take complaints about dealerships very seriously.
 

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Harley-Davidsons have been virtually trouble free for years and there is no reason to expect that to change with the Street 500 and Street 750.

Only having one choice in dealerships can lead to dealer abuse of the customer and that is problematic. Hopefully that won't be the case but if you ever suspect a dealer of not having the customers interests at heart then report it to Harley Corporate. They take complaints about dealerships very seriously.
Here in this case, the service personals were clearly under trained and the service they performed were not upto the mark. And it caused to a lot of owners which resulted in a serious difference between service personals/ dealer and customers. This issue went viral and did quite a bit of damage to the reputation of this dealer. Agitators posted the snaps in facebook and the same was pasted in all possible harley facebook pages too:D
 
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