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    Default Re: A beginnerís guide to buying a bike, by a beginner.

    Quote Originally Posted by anarchy911 View Post
    Getting that prolonged test ride is a bit tough for us newbies. One and a half year ago, my parents bought me a pulsar 180. When we were checking out the showroom, I asked the sales guy for a test ride. I was offered one after demanding a lot, that too of about 20mtrs, with some guy sitting behind me. Same happened with TVS.
    I had a license, and knew how to ride a bike. But I was not allowed to leave the compound of the showroom.
    20mtrs is not enough to judge a bike's character, this is the major problem for buying a wrong bike.

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    Yes thats why I insist to get a long test ride from someone known or ride a similar bike and take the plunge. Until then its worth the wait. Same happened in my case. No test ride :P
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    Default Re: A beginnerís guide to buying a bike, by a beginner.

    Good read... Good advice for all rookies
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    Default Re: A beginnerís guide to buying a bike, by a beginner.

    Quote Originally Posted by ilyasbaig View Post
    Good read... Good advice for all rookies

    Thank you, sir
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    Great article, very useful for newbies.

    I have always been driving car's and have an interest in riding bikes all of a sudden. However choosing the right bike is not as easy as it seems with no dearth of segments in India. Currently practicing on my friend's Pulsar 150 and hopefully will soon ride my Father-in-law's Unicorn 160. Once I feel I'm confident to ride bikes I will go out and purchase one with all the necessary riding gears.

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    Default Re: A beginnerís guide to buying a bike, by a beginner.

    Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge
    I will be buying a bike for myself this year!This will be my very first bike.
    I've chosen Duke 200,CBR 150R and 200 NS . But my parents said no because to them the tires of the bike I mentioned looks like truck's tire ! How do i convince them
    I have a soft corner for Duke 200, coincidentally this one has the fattest tire
    I don't have have any budget barrier but as this will be my first bike therefore I've marked it to 1.5L
    By the way KTM site says D200 comes with "Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS" . Kindly recheck it for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexu5 View Post
    Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge
    I will be buying a bike for myself this year!This will be my very first bike.
    I've chosen Duke 200,CBR 150R and 200 NS . But my parents said no because to them the tires of the bike I mentioned looks like truck's tire ! How do i convince them
    I have a soft corner for Duke 200, coincidentally this one has the fattest tire
    I don't have have any budget barrier but as this will be my first bike therefore I've marked it to 1.5L
    By the way KTM site says D200 comes with "Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS" . Kindly recheck it for me
    Tell your parents , fattest tyres are the safest tyres since the bike won't fall easily and have better grip as well.

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    Default Re: A beginnerís guide to buying a bike, by a beginner.

    And you are lucky enough that you are able to change something you didnt like. Imagine people getting there first bike after a lot of struggle and have to stick to it with frustration.
    While getting a bike, take numerous test ride. If any showroom denies a TR, drop the bike straight away.
    I for one, use to take atleast 2 kms ride before finalising something. My experience says,Yamaha showrooms have the best Customer satisfaction level. I have tried in 4 different showrooms and was never disappointed.
    HH Dawn - TVS Star City - Yamaha Gladiator - TVS RTR 180 - Honda CBR 250R - Yamaha R3

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    Default Re: A beginnerís guide to buying a bike, by a beginner.

    I have been a victim of the "fat Tyre" voodoo too

    Better Grip should work for you too since it worked with my parents when they were objecting the purchase of Yamaha Fazer

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    Default Re: A beginnerís guide to buying a bike, by a beginner.

    Quote Originally Posted by sambit View Post
    While getting a bike, take numerous test ride. If any showroom denies a TR, drop the bike straight away.
    I for one, use to take atleast 2 kms ride before finalising something. My experience says,Yamaha showrooms have the best Customer satisfaction level. I have tried in 4 different showrooms and was never disappointed.
    Even for me too, the showroom guys(Royal Enfield, both in Kerala and Coimbatore) were nice. i was allowed to take test ride with no distance limits.and that too solo...
    i rode each bike for some 4-6 kms..you have to ride for atleast 3-4 kms..then only you will get to know the bike...

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    Hello everyone, This is my first xbhp post and I am planning to buy my first motorcycle. I currently own a Honda Aviator. I am confused between Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ V2. I am more inclined towards the Gixxer due to its cheaper cost and more power. I also have seen reviews and they all say the Gixxer is better. I aslo went to the dealer and price around my budget. I want to know is the Gixxer better than the new Fz and should I buy it.
    Last edited by Manan2099; 07-28-2015 at 09:49 PM.

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