Hello everyone, I am in my late twenties, about 5' 10 tall, living in mumbai, married and looking for bike .
Would be using it mostly on weekends, so no commuting. Need something for long-term as I do not upgrade often (something that lasts another 5-7 years).
Would need something for the local runs to the mall, theaters etc and highway rides.
I read Ravi sir TB500 thread so did a short test ride of thunderbird and in excitement made the initial booking amount of 5k, after doing a thorough read have came to notice some niggles with instrument cluster and so on. Did a bit longer test ride, it feels like driving a dumper (could be just the test ride vehicle), breaks were not powerful and engine was course in sound and behaviour.
In the meanwhile news came in about the dominor, the entire family liked the bike, test rode it and seems the engine is refined and has benefits such as tubeless tyres , abs , liquid cooled engine which could be a boon for travelling. However bajaj ass is not that great and news is parts used are not top class (could be just rumours).
Then we have KTM 390 (the hooligan) , best of the parts are used, heard 2017 edition could get GPS, which would be a great for touring. However seats are not great.
Please suggest something with 2.5lakhs which powerful, easy to use in the city for short runs and planted for the long runs. Sorry for the long post thanks in advance !