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    First of all I would like to mention that here I have no intention to offend anyone. I am mainly a silent reader of this forum and I do post very little. I am now fed up with everyday fights among some members. Many here are criticizing some quality brands as junk because they have bought something other and the Pakistan’s best motorcycle is the one they bought. Every other thing is just crap. I am also fed up with this word crap. Even a gentleman is not accepting Piaggio as a bike. According to him Piaggio is the worst european brand.Then what about Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Gilera, the sub brands of Piaggio ?
    Number of postings doest not suggest alone one a more knowledgeable. Many senior, experienced and knowledgeable members simply avoid or hesitate posting here because some very immature response can’t be ruled out.

    Here I would request you all to please don’t start arguing useless discussions. For example Piaggio is faster than GS or GS is fater than Honda 125 deluxe etc. Speed is not the standard against which the quality of a bike is measured enen in the similar displacement capacity.

    China is not incapable to produce quality products. In Bikes sector Loncin is producing liquid cooled 650 engines for BMW. Loncin, Jialing, Zongshen and Lifan are big names which have been producing quality motorcycles for many years now.Don’t be confuse with the nameZongshen Piaggio as Honda in China also is Wuyang Honda and Sundiro Honda such as Atlas Honda in Pakistan. Zongshen is an idependant brand which also manufactures piaggio bikes under licence and technology agreement and co-operation of Piaggio group Italy.
    No doubt Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki are world leaders in two wheels technology alnog with some famous European manufacturers but remember the days when Mr Honda just started copying European motorcycles and people then were similarly confused about the durability of the brand and it was very common to criticize Japanese made motorcycles then.
    Honda proved its worth and successfully passed its most difficult test, the test of time and later started its own research and development and till now its leading the market.
    But honestly speaking we Pakistanis are unfortunately not getting the modern and stylish bikes from Japanese manufacturers and instead they still are marketing here even a couple of decade old technologies and styles (in most cases) while the youth here is anxiously looking for something new and more stylish and powerful at an affordable price. Wealthy here simply go to Will Bikes, Fast Lane, Bashi Motorsports, Import Heaven, Car Craft etc; to get their dream machine. But unfortunately this option is beyond the budget range of majority of the two wheel s lovers.

    In our neighbouring country where their youth demanded new technology and style and they were lucky enough that not only their local industry like Bajaj and TVS etc, responded accordingly but even the big Japanese players in game had no choice but to introduce beautiful and modern looking range of models. Look how modern are their bikes even in small capacity engines. In the present era when new decade of the 21st century has started so there is no excuse to launch a bike particularly without disc brakes if not Anti lock brakes and Self/Electric starter. Mono shock rear suspention and Alloy wheels should be introduced along with headlight fairing/cowling and digital meters.Similarly bikes having a little bit bigger displacement would be nice additions.
    Instead the going on policy is that every tom dick and harry having money is importing Chinese 70cc engines and buying parts from local vendors and are assembling and launching their own branded 70cc Honda CD 70 copy bikes with funny slogans. Even DYL shamelessly copied CD 70 while this model has not anything concerned with Yamaha Japan. DYL is now not Dawood Yamaha Limited instead it’s the abbreviation of some other registered name. Dawood group is trying to cash Yamaha name and their long term association, unfortunately.
    In our country only recently (a few years back, I mean) Honda introduced Its deluxe 125 cc model with front disc brake while Suzuki made a good attempt to introduce GS 150 with Self/ Electric start 150cc OHC engine and Ravi Piaggio introduced Storm, a modern looking model with self start and front disc brake. I would also like to request that plese don’t think that the bike you bought is superior to others bike or others are so much fools that they have made the wrong choice and bought “CRAP” or” JUNK”. Please be positive. Only healthy criticism within logical, sensible and reasonable behaviour limit can impress others. You all should appreciate these three models as an initial step towards pleasent change and approach to meet the requirements and expectations of present day educated biker. If someone buys a Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha or Piaggio, simply congratulate him. If some one seeks advice, simply advice him politely. Thank You ! ZAK


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    Quote Originally Posted by targetplayer View Post
    Mirza Sahib, difference of opinion is your right, I respect you. Your friend faced problems in a new bike that sure is not a good experience but there are countless users which are satisfied owners as well.

    Problems do happen, even the Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R K11 model bikes have been recalled recently due to a valve spring failure problem at high rpm in early released models and later Kawasaki released new bikes with upgraded parts. In my humble opinion fuel gauge vibration and chain cover noise has damaged the Storms reputation.
    i agree, that was the major factor which produced doubt in the mind of the new buyers ,although it had nothing to do with the overall ride experience

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    Thank You 7th gear, you are right but prob here is that China manufactures various qualities due to sheer number of industries, same is the case in two wheels industry. Neither everything is good nor everything is bad. I still remember the day when I bought my first bike Kawasaki GTO 125 back in 1990. In those days quality was up to the mark as many parts were Japanese made. It was a beautiful bike with very comfortable drive, having front disc brake, five speed transmission, adjustable rear shocks, oil gauge and fuel gauge etc. Its meter was made by Nippon Seiki which I am afraid is not an option now. Now gone are the days of that quality. The major factor is constant devaluation of Pak Rupee which has direct impact on buying power of the consumers. So even the 125cc imported Japanese bike would definitely be out of the reach of common consumer here.

    As far as the unhealthy criticism is concerned, this is the duty of the moderators to control the issue. I am copying the guidelines provided by the largest shotgun forum for reference that how they deal with such issue.

    "I'm seeing way too many flames, personal attacks and product bashing/stalking on the forums. Here are some tips I sent to a user by the name of
    "Mr. IhateeveryoneI'malwaysrightyousuckandmybuddieswill runyouofftheforum".

    1. You are not ALWAYS right.
    2. There is never a GOOD reason to insult someone.
    3. Do you treat people like this in face-to-face social events?
    4. You weren't born with the knowledge, so at some point you must have known absolutely nothing about shotguns, too.
    5. People helped you out....return the favor.
    6. This is a privately owned venue and we aren't bashful when it comes to asking the unruly to leave....no matter who you are.
    7. Every manufacturer of every brand has a Customer Service department and a Return Merchandise process....do you know why? Because no brand is perfect.
    8. If we could buy the $3,000 shotgun we probably would, but when you can only afford $700 then that's what you buy. I apply the same reasoning to buying the Subaru rather than the Rolls-Royce I saw in a magazine.
    9. Unless your gun tests included pictures of your children don't be offended when people disagree with the results you post.
    10. Respond with courtesy and respect. Picture yourself talking to the other person face-to-face if you have to.
    11. "Friendliest gun forum on the net" is something we make every effort to protect."

    They simply don't tolerate anything against their rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by targetplayer View Post
    thank you 7th gear, you are right but prob here is that china manufactures various qualities due to sheer number of industries, same is the case in two wheels industry. Neither everything is good nor everything is bad. I still remember the day when i bought my first bike kawasaki gto 125 back in 1990. In those days quality was up to the mark as many parts were japanese made. It was a beautiful bike with very comfortable drive, having front disc brake, five speed transmission, adjustable rear shocks, oil gauge and fuel gauge etc. Its meter was made by nippon seiki which i am afraid is not an option now. Now gone are the days of that quality. The major factor is constant devaluation of pak rupee which has direct impact on buying power of the consumers. So even the 125cc imported japanese bike would definitely be out of the reach of common consumer here.

    As far as the unhealthy criticism is concerned, this is the duty of the moderators to control the issue. I am copying the guidelines provided by the largest shotgun forum for reference that how they deal with such issue.

    "i'm seeing way too many flames, personal attacks and product bashing/stalking on the forums. Here are some tips i sent to a user by the name of
    "mr. Ihateeveryonei'malwaysrightyousuckandmybuddieswill runyouofftheforum".

    1. You are not always right.
    2. There is never a good reason to insult someone.
    3. Do you treat people like this in face-to-face social events?
    4. You weren't born with the knowledge, so at some point you must have known absolutely nothing about shotguns, too.
    5. People helped you out....return the favor.
    6. This is a privately owned venue and we aren't bashful when it comes to asking the unruly to leave....no matter who you are.
    7. Every manufacturer of every brand has a customer service department and a return merchandise process....do you know why? Because no brand is perfect.
    8. If we could buy the $3,000 shotgun we probably would, but when you can only afford $700 then that's what you buy. I apply the same reasoning to buying the subaru rather than the rolls-royce i saw in a magazine.
    9. Unless your gun tests included pictures of your children don't be offended when people disagree with the results you post.
    10. Respond with courtesy and respect. Picture yourself talking to the other person face-to-face if you have to.
    11. "friendliest gun forum on the net" is something we make every effort to protect."

    they simply don't tolerate anything against their rules.
    how many dupicate ids you have brother umer009 ka ilawa

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    I don't even know who is Umar 009 brother.

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