Hey alien mama! I completed a 9 month ride around India last year on a 500 Bullet. Your right, too big and heavy. Check out the Flying Dutchman Epic Rides postings. He's ridden round the world and used a KTM 390 Duke in India and considered it to be the best bike he's ridden in his travels . On a more serious note.....riding around India is not for the faint of heart. Riding in Goa is child's play compared to riding in the rest of the country.....seriously!