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    Quote Originally Posted by MHG View Post
    Oh and one more question. Among the bikes I listed and also counting some other similar bikes, Yamaha SS125, SZ-R, HMC Achiever and Suzuki Hayate don't come with gas-charged rear suspension. Do you think this will mean they are less comfortable than the Nitrox suspension in Bajaj bikes ? Just curious.
    Any reply to this one here ??

    Is a gas-charged rear suspension (Hunk/Xtreme/Bajaj/GS150R) really more comfortable than "normal" dual shock rear suspensions (SZR/SS125/Achiever) ??

    Oh and BTW through data gained by overnight browsing the internet it seems Achiever has the body of the Hero Honda Ambition. Any notes on that ?? How does it compare size-wise ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHG View Post
    Any reply to this one here ??

    Is a gas-charged rear suspension (Hunk/Xtreme/Bajaj/GS150R) really more comfortable than "normal" dual shock rear suspensions (SZR/SS125/Achiever) ??

    Oh and BTW through data gained by overnight browsing the internet it seems Achiever has the body of the Hero Honda Ambition. Any notes on that ?? How does it compare size-wise ??
    If we will leave the riding position, I found pulsars (don't have idea about 200ns) nitrox suspensions are softest and very bumpy, even a 40kg person would feel very comfortable in case of suspension only and I found mono shocks are same (Unicorn, Dazzler).

    HMC bike's suspensions are very ruff & tuff and not so much soft compare to others ( Personal Opinion)....
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    OK more questions coming up because I'm so far only used to riding my old pure-commuter 2-stroke Samurai. Hope you guys bear with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by itsmevini123 View Post
    If we will leave the riding position, I found pulsars (don't have idea about 200ns) nitrox suspensions are softest and very bumpy, even a 40kg person would feel very comfortable in case of suspension only and I found mono shocks are same (Unicorn, Dazzler).

    HMC bike's suspensions are very ruff & tuff and not so much soft compare to others ( Personal Opinion)....
    About the part in bold. Some bikes have rear set footpegs and some don't right ? What difference does that make to comfort levels, and also to the health of the spine ? I hear particular bikes are comfortable but can result in bent spinal chord arch or something like that in the long run ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHG View Post
    Some bikes have rear set footpegs and some don't right ? What difference does that make to comfort levels, and also to the health of the spine ? I hear particular bikes are comfortable but can result in bent spinal chord arch or something like that in the long run ?
    I don't see any bike without foot pegs, even it is not possible, if pillion seat is given rear foot pegs should be there....

    And about the foot pegs positioning, normally till date all Indian bikes has nice, simple, comfortable and straight foot pegs position fitted, But in the case of CBR250r, many times I have ridden as pillion, distance of the rear foot pegs and ground level is more in the result, you have to bend you legs more which can be uncomfortable for long ride for pillion (Personal Opinion)....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHG View Post
    OK more questions coming up because I'm so far only used to riding my old pure-commuter 2-stroke Samurai. Hope you guys bear with it.



    About the part in bold. Some bikes have rear set footpegs and some don't right ? What difference does that make to comfort levels, and also to the health of the spine ? I hear particular bikes are comfortable but can result in bent spinal chord arch or something like that in the long run ?
    None of the bikes in your shortlist have rearsets since all of them are supposed to be commuters and not track/sports bikes (regardless of whatever the S in the ST/LS might stand for).

    Arched back denotes a healthy spine, thats how you are supposed to keep it all the time regardless of where the footpegs are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    None of the bikes in your shortlist have rearsets since all of them are supposed to be commuters and not track/sports bikes (regardless of whatever the S in the ST/LS might stand for).
    I heard even some commuters have slightly rear set footpegs ? Like Suzuki GS150R and CBZ Xtreme and Hunk ??

    Arched back denotes a healthy spine, thats how you are supposed to keep it all the time regardless of where the footpegs are.
    Really ? Isn't keeping back arched/crouched all the time considered bad for the spine ? Ideally you're supposed to keep back errect and straight right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHG View Post
    I heard even some commuters have slightly rear set footpegs ? Like Suzuki GS150R and CBZ Xtreme and Hunk ??



    Really ? Isn't keeping back arched/crouched all the time considered bad for the spine ? Ideally you're supposed to keep back errect and straight right ?
    Isn't arched back == straight back (slightly bent backwards so that the chest is up)? This is what my gym instructor told me . Because thats how I keep my riding position, not bent forward.

    Anyways, whatever the terminology, the back should be straight .

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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    Isn't arched back == straight back (slightly bent backwards so that the chest is up)? This is what my gym instructor told me . Because thats how I keep my riding position, not bent forward.

    Anyways, whatever the terminology, the back should be straight .

    More details here: Tips to avoid getting tired on a long ride
    This is getting epic. I was talking about forward arch (bending forwards) while you were talking about reverse arch (bending backwards).

    Anyway yeah which of these bikes enable you to comfortably have a straight back or a back that is slightly backwards so that chest is up ?

    For example in my current ride, the natural position when I ride is with back curving forwards which is not at all good since I may end up with a hunchback later. Hence the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHG View Post
    This is getting epic. I was talking about forward arch (bending forwards) while you were talking about reverse arch (bending backwards).

    Anyway yeah which of these bikes enable you to comfortably have a straight back or a back that is slightly backwards so that chest is up ?

    For example in my current ride, the natural position when I ride is with back curving forwards which is not at all good since I may end up with a hunchback later. Hence the question.
    Read the link I gave. The back position should be bent backwards/chest up on all bikes. No forward curves business. If you have to bend forward due to the riding position of the bike, you bend from near the waist, not the upper/mid back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    Read the link I gave. The back position should be bent backwards/chest up on all bikes. No forward curves business. If you have to bend forward due to the riding position of the bike, you bend from near the waist, not the upper/mid back.
    But the way some bikes are designed its easier to sit in a spine bent backwards/chest up position right ??

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