decent or rockin?
I just got back a few weeks ago from a 7000 mile tour through the north of india and up to ladakh and nepal. My advice is to spend a little extra and buy a bike that wont break down. I bought mine from Lalli singh in karol bagh in new delhi. He sold me a 350cc thunderbird 2003 model with only 2800 kms for about 1250 bucks u.s. I put 11,000 kms on it and brought it back 6 months later and sold it back for about 820 us. not too bad for the trip. I put it through hell too. And it was powerful enough to take me and my girlfriend to the highest roads on earth. also it shifted on the side that I know best, disk break on the fron too. If you start in delhi definently talk to him. dont sell yourself short and buy a shiny looking bike from some traveller leaving to another place, unless you get it checked out for sure. I have seen a lot of people with bikes held together by zip ties and when it is time to sell they paint it up and get almost the same price they bought it for, not too honest but who am I to say? anymore ques? I'd be happy to chat.