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    Default Brand New - 2014 Ravi Piaggio 125 Storm II

    Aslamulikum,

    Inspiration:

    I finally bought a RP 125 and it was the hardest thing to buy. Here is what happened. A few months back, I went to Hunza Valley with my wife in a jeep I specifically bought for tours like this. We ran out of time so we could not go beyond Attabad Lake. My dream was to drive all the way to Kunjrab Pass (China Border) but in a jeep, it seemed too easy. When I reached Attabad Lake, I saw a bunch of guys on bikes coming back from the Pass and they were kind enough to share some of the details with me regarding their journey. Also, I read many threads on PW of members doing long tours on bikes especially Brother Suleiman, who left Karachi to visit Astor. I was hooked and all my brain could think of even while at work was the feeling of being on a bike while cursing through endless valleys of beautiful mountains and than you reach your destination. As you can tell, I am already hooked but I have never used a bike except when I was a kid and I got a 70 just to cruise around.

    Choosing your companion:

    After months of research, I narrowed it down to Suzuki GS 150 and Ravi Piaggio 125. The reason was stability, stability and more stability. I read too much about Honda's shacking for me to even want to try it however I should reserve my judgement until I try a honda (my first bike was a honda when I was a kid). After seeing a few brothers exclusively do journeys on RP 125 and witnessed its reliability and reading countless posts about GS 150's bad assembly had me singing RP 125. However, there were none available in Rawalpindi/Islamabad dealers Al Haq Autos. They said I would have to wait 2 months before I could get the latest 2014 version of RP 125.

    Getting the bike:

    Since, I am stubborn, I chose not to take that as a final answer. I started phoning around all the dealerships closest to Islamabad than moving out further and further until I reached Khamran Autos in Lahore. They had one black 2014 RP 125 (I love black) and they had 2 others that were in red and grey. I was happy to hear that someone had a bike available but I had no idea how I would manage to get the bike down to Islamabad, where I live. I waited a few weeks hoping the shipments would arrive in RWL but after complete disappointment, I left today for Lahore and took my car with me. I was sick so couldn't take public transport but obviously not sick enough to do a 8 hour journey, just to buy a bike. I went to Lahore, called up my cousin and asked him to arrange a pick up suzuki. The reason I didn't do it by rail is because I couldn't travel on the train with the bike so I had no idea what the process was and how it was handled. I hired the pick up, bought the bike, put it up in the pick and left Lahore via Motor way. Suzuki pick up came by G.T Road and met me in Islamabad, where it made me a very happy "amateur" biker.

    The Plan:

    My plan is to quickly get the bike through the break in period following rules posted by the company and also by members on PW. At the same time, get the bike ready as a long route cruiser with some additional mods. I will posting the updates on the forum as I get or find new mods that will help me make it a comfortable ride with luggage space. The plan is to go to Kunjrab Pass from Islamabad on a bike. Please make dua that all goes well in this planning stage and the upcoming journey as well. Thanks

    Total Cost:

    RP 125 (black): 114000
    Delivery Charges: 7600

    This is what you get for being stubborn.


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    Bike at home. Sry for the bad pics they were taken with my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajaxone View Post
    Bike at home. Sry for the bad pics they were taken with my phone.

    Whaa Mash-Allah.................... Allah app ko naseeb kare te bike

    this shows how much you love bikes and specially Ravi piaggio , i could't make this much effort if i had to buy it from LHR.

    but Masha-Allah effort ka mazza bhi ata ha, beautiful color , looking awesome................

    ain na pindi kissi din , ya ham chaker lagate han app ke pass isb when you are free..

    and plz do share your experience about this bike with us all.

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    wow you went all the way to Lahore to get the bike and paid a big amount to bring it to Isloo. you made a very good decision of choosing piaggio. it is a very good machine and very comfortable for long tours. congrats. do the running very carefully so that you can enjoy it in the future. and get a good helmet please
    people need to grow up sometimes and act MATURE !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajaxone View Post
    Bike at home. Sry for the bad pics they were taken with my phone.

    and yes , tours and travel on bikes are really special

    i also have 3 cars at home but after taking short trips on bike the feeling and amount of enjoyment i got was un-explainable . in simple words : on bike the journey itself is more enjoyable then reaching the destination.

    Enjoy your Ride and ride safe ............

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    Congratulations your bike is looking beautiful Mashallah. Hats off to your efforts.
    4 wheels move the body 2 wheels move the soul

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    Congratulation and do share your experience with it.
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    Congratulation, wise choice MASHALLAH
    May you always be Happy :-)

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    MashaAllah this 2014 model is getting very good response. I also went to Lahore to buy this bike.
    I also bought this bike for tours as this bike have earned a very good reputation as a cruiser. Make sure you complete the break in process carefully and oil change at right time with good engine oil.
    Allah AP Ko or AP ki bike healthy rakhay
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    Quote Originally Posted by faizandawood007 View Post
    MashaAllah this 2014 model is getting very good response. I also went to Lahore to buy this bike.
    I also bought this bike for tours as this bike have earned a very good reputation as a cruiser. Make sure you complete the break in process carefully and oil change at right time with good engine oil.
    Allah AP Ko or AP ki bike healthy rakhay
    2013 was the year when gs got good response looks like 2014 is the year for rp storm
    4 wheels move the body 2 wheels move the soul

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    there were only 2 new piagos at al haq autos nd both were in red , we got one and i guess one piece is still there . Black looks great hope it serves you well , contact mr 12guage if you want to make ur ride a cruiser

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    First of all many congrats for brand new piaggio storm

    but i am not happy to see that you had to pay 7600 rupees for shipping it to your city
    and you don't belong to small city you belong to capital city of pakistan its very sad to see this
    ravi is still making this bike only for lahori people only they have not improved their network at all
    considering the bike availability itself one can't even think of its easy spare part availability

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjad635 View Post
    First of all many congrats for brand new piaggio storm

    but i am not happy to see that you had to pay 7600 rupees for shipping it to your city
    and you don't belong to small city you belong to capital city of pakistan its very sad to see this
    ravi is still making this bike only for lahori people only they have not improved their network at all
    considering the bike availability itself one can't even think of its easy spare part availability
    yes u r right
    Gujranwala is neighbor of lahore and we have almost zero after sales services here and only one sales shop here and i haven't seen a single bike in the showroom.
    a lot of people here want to buy this bike but when i tell them about the after sales services un ka muu ban jata hy
    Can,t think of a better signature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafin619 View Post
    2013 was the year when gs got good response looks like 2014 is the year for rp storm
    new riding posture and some new add on's have boost the sales of rp
    i wish rp network gets strong too
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    Good work & good choice congrats dear & do some sadqa

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    Quote Originally Posted by edrahool View Post
    Whaa Mash-Allah.................... Allah app ko naseeb kare te bike

    this shows how much you love bikes and specially Ravi piaggio , i could't make this much effort if i had to buy it from LHR.

    but Masha-Allah effort ka mazza bhi ata ha, beautiful color , looking awesome................

    ain na pindi kissi din , ya ham chaker lagate han app ke pass isb when you are free..

    and plz do share your experience about this bike with us all.
    Lazmie Ayan. I will look forward to you guys visiting. I live in Bahria Town, anytime.

    Quote Originally Posted by jadoon1992_vxlimited View Post
    wow you went all the way to Lahore to get the bike and paid a big amount to bring it to Isloo. you made a very good decision of choosing piaggio. it is a very good machine and very comfortable for long tours. congrats. do the running very carefully so that you can enjoy it in the future. and get a good helmet please
    Thank YOu

    Quote Originally Posted by edrahool View Post
    and yes , tours and travel on bikes are really special

    i also have 3 cars at home but after taking short trips on bike the feeling and amount of enjoyment i got was un-explainable . in simple words : on bike the journey itself is more enjoyable then reaching the destination.

    Enjoy your Ride and ride safe ............
    I have a city, a jeep and now a bike. But, you are right the experience you get on a bike, you cannot get in a car. I can't wait to get the break in period done before I head out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shafin619 View Post
    Congratulations your bike is looking beautiful Mashallah. Hats off to your efforts.
    Thank You

    Quote Originally Posted by surplusstock View Post
    Congratulation and do share your experience with it.
    Inshallah, once the break in period is finished, I will do a review as a amateur biker.

    Quote Originally Posted by shoaibjafri9 View Post
    Congratulation, wise choice MASHALLAH
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by faizandawood007 View Post
    MashaAllah this 2014 model is getting very good response. I also went to Lahore to buy this bike.
    I also bought this bike for tours as this bike have earned a very good reputation as a cruiser. Make sure you complete the break in process carefully and oil change at right time with good engine oil.
    Allah AP Ko or AP ki bike healthy rakhay
    Will do. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Shafin619 View Post
    2013 was the year when gs got good response looks like 2014 is the year for rp storm
    It seems like it. I havn't seen a bike of this caliber in the market with all the features.

    Quote Originally Posted by hidalgo View Post
    there were only 2 new piagos at al haq autos nd both were in red , we got one and i guess one piece is still there . Black looks great hope it serves you well , contact mr 12guage if you want to make ur ride a cruiser
    They were sold out by the time I called. They tried selling me the older model as 2014 but I caught them.

    Quote Originally Posted by amjad635 View Post
    First of all many congrats for brand new piaggio storm

    but i am not happy to see that you had to pay 7600 rupees for shipping it to your city
    and you don't belong to small city you belong to capital city of pakistan its very sad to see this
    ravi is still making this bike only for lahori people only they have not improved their network at all
    considering the bike availability itself one can't even think of its easy spare part availability
    I was not happy either brother. But, Ravi had stop shipments due to on-going protests. They won't send out containers until these protests are over.

    Quote Originally Posted by faizandawood007 View Post
    yes u r right
    Gujranwala is neighbor of lahore and we have almost zero after sales services here and only one sales shop here and i haven't seen a single bike in the showroom.
    a lot of people here want to buy this bike but when i tell them about the after sales services un ka muu ban jata hy
    Yea, that is one thing that will keep people away from this wonderful bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by faizandawood007 View Post
    new riding posture and some new add on's have boost the sales of rp
    i wish rp network gets strong too
    Same

    Quote Originally Posted by hamikhan View Post
    Good work & good choice congrats dear & do some sadqa
    Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by hidalgo View Post
    there were only 2 new piagos at al haq autos nd both were in red , we got one and i guess one piece is still there . Black looks great hope it serves you well , contact mr 12guage if you want to make ur ride a cruiser

    nahi jani wo bi agle din hi sale ho gya tha

    ab seruf wo 2 used 2013 models rhe gae han. wo jo ak 2013 zero meter khara tha for sale un ke pass wo bhi sale ho gya ha.

    ye new wala model rukta nai ha, they are selling like hot cakes...........

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