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Yamaha Star Bolt coming to Thailand in 2014

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you can go buy a kawa vulcan 900 for less than 500 k thb right now too.

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Very nice looking bike, I like it and 465.000 for a such a bike is not too bad and the HD's are overpriced for what you get.

The HD Sporster 883 is underpowered and considered a beginers bike in the US but the 1200 is very very cool and with a bit tweaking quite fast too.

Extremly reliable too, it's a simple motor and anybody can easily do their own maintenance too.

If money was not a problem and single, I would have a Sporster 48 parked outside the house.

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I prefer the style of the Sportster/Bolt to the Vulcan. Still, a couple years ago I was considering getting a Vulcan but I was seriously turned off by the dealer in Chiang Mai. The sales girl told me that under no circumstances would I be able to test ride one - the fact that my bike at the time was a D-Tracker 250 I'd bought from the same dealer didn't matter at all. There's no way I'll drop nearly half a million baht on a bike without being able to ride it. I don't know for sure about Yamaha these days but a few years ago a friend of mine was able to take an FZ6 out for a test ride. That gives me more hope for the Bolt.

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It's overpriced but OK. The right side looks the business but the drive belt guard on the left side really makes it look crap.

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Yeah, the drive belt guard is pretty ugly but it's far from a deal-breaker for me.

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Yeah, the drive belt guard is pretty ugly but it's far from a deal-breaker for me.

In the USA and OTHER Western markets I am sure a lot of people will be drawn away from the Sportster as a first cruiser and the Yamaha will sell well.

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Needs to look more like this.

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That is the SH1T! If they put that in the showroom I would be very tempted to pay sticker price to have one!

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Very nice looking bike, can`t wait to see and sit on it in a few months... Really would love to have one;-)

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Dr-bikebangkok has them on their website for B465,000.

Whether or not they actually have them available in stock or to order, who knows?

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I do like the sportsters, but after 2km I thought my teeth might fall out - this is a nice looking thing, but again silly Thai prices

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Not a bad looking bike, but any big bike that makes it's way to Thailand is a good thing as there is such a poor choice here. With grey imports banned too we end up struggling for truly something different, or even suitable, plus more choice usually means better prices, at least for secondhand.

Also I would have thought cruiser/choppers would be more suited to Thailand where speed is somewhat limited by the poor road conditions, so it would be nice to see a smaller bike in the category, say 400-650cc available here, with a 300k pricetag, These type of bikes also fit 6' Farangs a bit better.

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