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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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    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
    you are right , but when i asked and discuss this issue with the owner of al-huq autos here in rwp , he told me that the supply is way short then orders. the company can't even fulfill the demand of main dealers then how can they supply it to small cities. he told me ke 70% of the production of RP is deviled to LHR and sold hand to hand . here in rwp they order 10 bikes per batch and even then they get it after long wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajaxone View Post
    Lazmie Ayan. I will look forward to you guys visiting. I live in Bahria Town, anytime.



    Thank YOu



    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.



    Thank You



    Inshallah, once the break in period is finished, I will do a review as a amateur biker.



    Thanks



    Will do. Thanks



    It seems like it. I havn't seen a bike of this caliber in the market with all the features.



    They were sold out by the time I called. They tried selling me the older model as 2014 but I caught them.



    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.



    Yea, that is one thing that will keep people away from this wonderful bike.



    Same



    Thank You


    oh Bhariya to sath hi ha mere gher ke. app apna no. PM karo mujhe , me contact kar ke chaker lagata hoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edrahool View Post
    oh Bhariya to sath hi ha mere gher ke. app apna no. PM karo mujhe , me contact kar ke chaker lagata hoon.
    Phone number sent.

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    Great passion sir, Congratulations, good luck, I hope you explore Pakistan more and more on this ride. ride safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edrahool View Post
    you are right , but when i asked and discuss this issue with the owner of al-huq autos here in rwp , he told me that the supply is way short then orders. the company can't even fulfill the demand of main dealers then how can they supply it to small cities. he told me ke 70% of the production of RP is deviled to LHR and sold hand to hand . here in rwp they order 10 bikes per batch and even then they get it after long wait.
    ha mughay b yahee wajah lag rai thi per atleast service dealers ka to kuch ker dain
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    ya service center or parts her city me dena chahiha in ko

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    Yar pakistan ka sub sey zyada business karachi men hota hai aur yahan yeh bike available nhe hai sirf daghoo ko hi available hai

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    Congratulation and Mashallah ur bike is looking great, RP125 is nice choice.
    I must appreciate your efforts in purchasing the same. Great efforts & Passions!!

    Enjoy its ride & have a safe journey.
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    So hows the ride experience? i am interesting in finding because i like 4x4 aswell

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    Its an amazing bike. Only been playing with it for the last few days but I really like it. Once I get off, all I can think of is getting back on and going for a run. InshAllah I will do a proper review after the break in period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajaxone View Post
    Its an amazing bike. Only been playing with it for the last few days but I really like it. Once I get off, all I can think of is getting back on and going for a run. InshAllah I will do a proper review after the break in period.

    kitna chall gya ha abi tak bro ...?

    or number lagwa liya ya nai ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edrahool View Post
    kitna chall gya ha abi tak bro ...?

    or number lagwa liya ya nai ?
    Lol rahool bhai abie 50 km only. I am getting the num tmr. Ride ka plan banai kal sham ka margalla kie taraf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajaxone View Post
    Lol rahool bhai abie 50 km only. I am getting the num tmr. Ride ka plan banai kal sham ka margalla kie taraf?

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    chalin good may be i will also join you . kiss time nikalna ha or kab tak wapssi ?

    ham logo ka plan ha wah garden or texila jane ka on Friday..., want to join us..?

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    congtraz on new bike

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    Okay fine




    Brand New - 2014 Ravi Piaggio 125 Storm II - quote icon Originally Posted by surplusstock Brand New - 2014 Ravi Piaggio 125 Storm II - viewpost right
    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.


    SURPLUS STUFF.

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    Congrats! It's an awesome ride.

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    RP in blue also looks attractive and different.
    SURPLUS STUFF.

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    Many many congratulations nice decision

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    changed my oil at 250km (zic 4T 20w-40) from piaggio service center , they checked all nuts and bolts and tight the chain and done some oiling were needed in all bike.

    after that the bike feels very diff , it gets 50% more smoother and the clutch got softer. nice feeling

    went on trip with friends right after that , pushed the bike till 80km/h at some places but mostly maintained 60km/h speed so that engine don't get very hot and stressed

    but the engine was quite and smooth not getting stressed at all. very satisfy with performance . reach 80km/h very easily with 5.5 rpm and the bike was very smooth and relaxing on that speed. brakes also performed very well at that speed.

    try to open up engine little bit today and it worked very well. bike gare ratio is improved and engine is smooth now, now i will change my oil at 600km

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    CONGRATULATIONSconfused betwen honda 125 and piaggio. But I have decided for the piaggio. Did you just pay and get the bike on the same day. IT will be my first bike. I WILL be changing the rims and geting wide tyres. Can any one guide me about the estimated cost of alloy rims and tyres. I will be looking for a yellow or metallic gray one.

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