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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manan2099 View Post
    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.
    Gixxer is ahead of FZv2 in all aspects. If I personally have to choose between the Gixxer and FZv2 I would go with Gixxer blindly.
    See the Gixxer thread for more details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saurabh Umadikar View Post
    Gixxer is ahead of FZv2 in all aspects. If I personally have to choose between the Gixxer and FZv2 I would go with Gixxer blindly.
    See the Gixxer thread for more details.

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    and how is the pillion comfort in gixxer for city rides ???

    pillion comfort : 200NS vs Gixxer (in city)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry J View Post
    and how is the pillion comfort in gixxer for city rides ???

    pillion comfort : 200NS vs Gixxer (in city)
    I too was in the same dilemma bro, left out P200NS MAINLY due to its mileage of 35kmpl and its Fit and finish(every P200NS I see on the road make a lot of krr-krr noise as if all its screws got loose, believe me its Damn irritating).Though P200NS is a great VFM though I have left it still I get butterflies in my stomach when I see it in my college's parking lot.
    I didn't get a chance of being a pillion on both the bikes . As got a TD barely of 4kms.
    I heard that NS200 has stiffer suspension(among the Pulsars) didn't heard anything like that for the Gixxers suspension setup.
    Both will be equally good in the city.
    P.S: The P200NS don't have rubber claddings on the rear footpegs so in rainy season it will be more Slippery whereas the Gixxer has rubber claddings on the foot pegs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saurabh Umadikar View Post
    I too was in the same dilemma bro, left out P200NS MAINLY due to its mileage of 35kmpl and its Fit and finish(every P200NS I see on the road make a lot of krr-krr noise as if all its screws got loose, believe me its Damn irritating).Though P200NS is a great VFM though I have left it still I get butterflies in my stomach when I see it in my college's parking lot.
    I didn't get a chance of being a pillion on both the bikes . As got a TD barely of 4kms.
    I heard that NS200 has stiffer suspension(among the Pulsars) didn't heard anything like that for the Gixxers suspension setup.
    Both will be equally good in the city.
    P.S: The P200NS don't have rubber claddings on the rear footpegs so in rainy season it will be more Slippery whereas the Gixxer has rubber claddings on the foot pegs.

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    exactly..me too in same situation,worrying about Bajaj's strange sounds after two yrs..but NS owners have said that initial batches of NS has some defects( though NS is the best built-quality pulsar compared to older ones) ,,but they say that later batches were simply awesome..mileage of about 35-40 is ok for me.. owners say that if we maintain our bike well..there wont be any krr krr sound in NS.. and pillion seat is not so comfortable in Gixxer - i heard. is that true ?? what about suzuki ASC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry J View Post
    exactly..me too in same situation,worrying about Bajaj's strange sounds after two yrs..but NS owners have said that initial batches of NS has some defects( though NS is the best built-quality pulsar compared to older ones) ,,but they say that later batches were simply awesome..mileage of about 35-40 is ok for me.. owners say that if we maintain our bike well..there wont be any krr krr sound in NS.. and pillion seat is not so comfortable in Gixxer - i heard. is that true ?? what about suzuki ASC
    Only reason for that noise is dust and muck in chain.
    Clean chain regularly and off it goes.
    3 yrs and 26k kms do let u know a few things about the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rishabh153 View Post
    Only reason for that noise is dust and muck in chain.
    Clean chain regularly and off it goes.
    3 yrs and 26k kms do let u know a few things about the bike.
    yup..let me know about the city ride,height comfortability..I'm 5'8 and 60kgs..lean.. and most imp is pillion comfort (both single side and double sided for ladies)..what about bajaj service brother ???

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    Its not made for pillion comfort.
    Better than Dukes but definitely not among the best in the market.
    for 5'8" you should check the saddle height too. It might not be very comfortable for you.
    It's good for cities and highways. Just a slight increase in number of gear changes than any normal 5 geared bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rishabh153 View Post
    Its not made for pillion comfort.
    Better than Dukes but definitely not among the best in the market.
    for 5'8" you should check the saddle height too. It might not be very comfortable for you.
    It's good for cities and highways. Just a slight increase in number of gear changes than any normal 5 geared bike.
    thank you so much dude..

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemist View Post
    I chose FZ as my first bike, and I would say you are correct. More than once, it has forgiven me, where other bikes, may have not. Especially it has saved me from skids, and slips. Also during minor accidents I have gotten away with few scratches at most.
    If it is not a problem could you tell us, the bike you chose as your first bike?

    Also in many auto blogs, especially European, it as suggested to buy a second hand bike first. Is this also recommended in India? I ask this because in many posts in What Bike section I have seen advises against it. What do the senior members think?

    In europe they have a license system. So essentially you have to start on a 125, then grow to a 250 and so on and so forth. Here in India, there is no such requirement. So we don't recommend used. However if you have 0 experience, we do recommend getting a used 125cc and then practicing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry J View Post
    exactly..me too in same situation,worrying about Bajaj's strange sounds after two yrs..but NS owners have said that initial batches of NS has some defects( though NS is the best built-quality pulsar compared to older ones) ,,but they say that later batches were simply awesome..mileage of about 35-40 is ok for me.. owners say that if we maintain our bike well..there wont be any krr krr sound in NS.. and pillion seat is not so comfortable in Gixxer - i heard. is that true ?? what about suzuki ASC
    I have a Suzuki ASC at my place, C.G Suzuki the people there are quite interested to sell the bike unlike the Bajaj ASC where I myself had to enquire about the bike and they were least interested to sell the P200NS instead they were pushing me more towards the P150.
    I had read that Suzuki Customer Service is really good if any SVC is not helping you only a complaint on their website is enough for that SVC to be well enough next time.
    If 35kmpl is OK for you then don't think much about it and go for P200NS.

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    Last edited by Saurabh Umadikar; 07-30-2015 at 07:57 PM. Reason: Spell checking

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