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ShintaroX

Motorcycles In Sri Lanka

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Hey all,

I've been keeping an eye on the local motorcycles and they're mostly Indian ones. The only sport bikes I've seen are Honda CBRs and while I get that they're well-designed and attractive, I'm not such a Honda bike guy. Well I've used a Firestorm for a while, quite happily, but my fave was the Kawasaki Ninja. I can't really explain why I liked it more, it certainly wasn't the looks, I'm not sure, I just felt like it was...well, me.

So, I've been casting my eye on the roads and I only see CBRs. I saw 1 GSX, but it looked like it was dying a slow death. I stopped at a bike shop and had a chat with the owner. In my broken Sinhala I tried to ascertain why he stocked only Hondas and he said "Honda's market have" and I asked him why he doesn't have any Kawasakis and he said, predictably "ah Kawasakis market no have". Ducattis? I asked facetiously, and he raised his palm to his forehead and uttered an "arpo...". Thats right. He facepalmed me at the mention of the Ducatti.

So I appeal to you AutoLankans...please help me make sense of all this....what is this Honda CBR fever? How come no other bike can get a foot (or wheel) in the door?

And, most importantly...will I never own a Kawasaki Ninja here on paradise isle? Must I go on living like this half-person, like my life is missing something that only a Ninja can fill (how ironic that ninjas usually take away bits of people's lives!), even if it is only a poofy 250R?

Will I never get a chance to look into the Ninja's headlight and while my wife is momentarily distracted, say "U complete me"?

p.s. apologies for the melodrama.

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i heard it quite recently since i had my exams i cldnt really look into it

there is a special license which is issued,to apply for it your bike must have the documents stating that u have cleared it from customs+payed tax,then u hv to take it to rnv with a permit from the defence secretary or from a local dij(i am not sure about that one)then they will check your knowledge on the bike and they will get u to ride it and they will test....this test is suppose to be similar to a racing license test so if u pass it u can ride but only 1 bike per permit is allowed....

I have issues coz i still dnt have the proper license i jst hv a learners permit so i cnt apply

You seem to love explaining sh!t and solving trivial issues, dont you... I dont suppose you have a solution for world hunger?

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i heard it quite recently since i had my exams i cldnt really look into it

there is a special license which is issued,to apply for it your bike must have the documents stating that u have cleared it from customs+payed tax,then u hv to take it to rnv with a permit from the defence secretary or from a local dij(i am not sure about that one)then they will check your knowledge on the bike and they will get u to ride it and they will test....this test is suppose to be similar to a racing license test so if u pass it u can ride but only 1 bike per permit is allowed....

I have issues coz i still dnt have the proper license i jst hv a learners permit so i cnt apply

Dude get u r self a licence first before u go around getting licence & permits for others & with regard to what u have said about having to ride the bike infront of them and giving a test which is like a racing licence is bullshit.

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Since I'm also a huge fan of sports motorcycles like honda cbr1000 and yamaha r1 (I don't own any and don't have money to buy either :) ) I am keeping an eye on gazettes and legal stuff. I have not come across any of this above mentioned information. The current law is bikes under 450cc can be registered. I have posted a copy of the gazette in here for proof.

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i told u guys that i ddnt have tym to look into it so its 450 and below but still u can register the high capacity ones if u hv the legal documents to import it!

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i told u guys that i ddnt have tym to look into it so its 450 and below but still u can register the high capacity ones if u hv the legal documents to import it!

And little dingy can be ass-raped by a bunch of darley road kuddas if they have legal documents to do so. Malli, anything is possible if you have legal documents to do so.

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What the heck is a local dij?

Small typo, It should be a local DJ!

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guys one more question from whr cn i get a power valve unit for a tzr cheap???

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