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    Default Re: Help required: Choosing a bike b/w FZ25 & Dominar

    Can we start a poll?

    Sir I own a Dominar and have completed 300kms till now.
    Will add some points from my side.
    - Bike is heavy (if you are tall you can manage). For 3-4 days I had problem managing but now its perfect!

    - The torque is very good for city.

    - Engine smoothness and vibrations reduce drastically after first oil change.

    - Average that I got (tank full to tank full) 29.56 kmpl. 60% city 40% highway.

    - Headlights are super awesome.

    - ABS works! Just yesterday a cow came in front of me braked hard, no drama stopped in a straight line.

    - Engine does not over heat. Hot air does not blow on your legs.

    -Little vibrations from the tank at 4-5k rpm.

    - Done 134 kms at a stretch no pain anywhere.

    - Handling is good for 182 kg bike.

    Note- I changed oil at 250 kms and it was my will to change it. Will change oil again during 1st service or 550 kms.
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    I feel the needthe need for speed!

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    Default Re: Help required: Choosing a bike b/w FZ25 & Dominar

    Quote Originally Posted by akhil_biker_buddy View Post
    I wont gi for fz 25 because it is too much overpriced has around 20 bhp . Air cooled 5 speed gearbox with not even abs as an option.
    By how much? What is the price of carburetted RTR 200 and Hornet 160? How does FZ-25's price appear when compared to them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheelpriye View Post
    By how much? What is the price of carburetted RTR 200 and Hornet 160? How does FZ-25's price appear when compared to them?
    Hornet comes around 105000 on road price CBS version @chennai. RTR 200 is around 101000 on road

    When compared to these FZ25's price is 30K more for ON ROAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gowty View Post
    Hornet comes around 105000 on road price CBS version @chennai. RTR 200 is around 101000 on road

    When compared to these FZ25's price is 30K more for ON ROAD
    Which as per you is more VFM? A 250cc Yamaha or others, why?
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    Default Re: Help required: Choosing a bike b/w FZ25 & Dominar

    Why are you not considering the p220?
    I feel the needthe need for speed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheelpriye View Post
    Which as per you is more VFM? A 250cc Yamaha or others, why?
    I may be a Little biased here. Yamaha and Honda's were never VFM products. Although I cannot comment about the new FZ25's capabilities, I'm not a big fan if FZ series, just because of the seat height.

    Second, My NS costs the same as a Hornet. In fact I bought it for 99,000INR two and a Half year back which is Liquid Cooled, 4 Valve Engine with Dual discs.

    I've driven both the NS and Apache 200V extensively. Apache's refinement has become good though it doesn't has throttle response as NS.

    Fz25 is 2 Valve, Oil Cooled which is not justifiable at the price point it is Sold.

    Coming to Dominar, It has lighter clutch than NS. The Slipper clutch works. Has excellent Torque through the Rev band. Has Vibes at 4K to 4.5K, just like NS where it is present between 5K and 6K. The Tech it offers at the price is unmatchable.

    The only foreign brand that offers VFM will be KTM. At the end of the day, buy what you like rather than others opinions.

    A 250CC Yamaha will entice me if that was offered with Liquid Cooling and ABS even if it costs 10K more than what it costs now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gowty View Post
    I may be a Little biased here. Yamaha and Honda's were never VFM products. Although I cannot comment about the new FZ25's capabilities, I'm not a big fan if FZ series, just because of the seat height.

    Second, My NS costs the same as a Hornet. In fact I bought it for 99,000INR two and a Half year back which is Liquid Cooled, 4 Valve Engine with Dual discs.

    I've driven both the NS and Apache 200V extensively. Apache's refinement has become good though it doesn't has throttle response as NS.

    Fz25 is 2 Valve, Oil Cooled which is not justifiable at the price point it is Sold.

    Coming to Dominar, It has lighter clutch than NS. The Slipper clutch works. Has excellent Torque through the Rev band. Has Vibes at 4K to 4.5K, just like NS where it is present between 5K and 6K. The Tech it offers at the price is unmatchable.

    The only foreign brand that offers VFM will be KTM. At the end of the day, buy what you like rather than others opinions.

    A 250CC Yamaha will entice me if that was offered with Liquid Cooling and ABS even if it costs 10K more than what it costs now
    Yeah also a 24-26bhp on the fz25 would have been ideal , but you can't expect abs when Yamaha don't even offer it on the r3 let alone the fz25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gowty View Post
    I may be a Little biased here. Yamaha and Honda's were never VFM products. Although I cannot comment about the new FZ25's capabilities, I'm not a big fan if FZ series, just because of the seat height.

    Second, My NS costs the same as a Hornet. In fact I bought it for 99,000INR two and a Half year back which is Liquid Cooled, 4 Valve Engine with Dual discs.

    I've driven both the NS and Apache 200V extensively. Apache's refinement has become good though it doesn't has throttle response as NS.

    Fz25 is 2 Valve, Oil Cooled which is not justifiable at the price point it is Sold.

    Coming to Dominar, It has lighter clutch than NS. The Slipper clutch works. Has excellent Torque through the Rev band. Has Vibes at 4K to 4.5K, just like NS where it is present between 5K and 6K. The Tech it offers at the price is unmatchable.

    The only foreign brand that offers VFM will be KTM. At the end of the day, buy what you like rather than others opinions.
    Yes, I do respect your opinion and it certainly is different strokes for different folks.

    Having ridden few bikes from domestic as well as other brands, I prefer riding something from the other market. Preferably, a Japanese. R15's chain never asked for adjustment, nor did CBR-250R's [they were replaced but not adjusted] but was bored to death by adjusting chain for the Karizma as well as Pulsar-180, same is true for KTM's.

    Despite technological advantage and advancements, these indigeneous manufacturers are yet to provide a solid, bullet proof, reliable bike. Valve replacements, oil seal and gasket replacements are still being done etc. As said, depends on what you prefer...

    Cheap and Fast is not Reliable.
    Cheap and Reliable is not Fast.
    Fast and Reliable is not Cheap.
    In fact, the Z-250 and G310R's unavilability has made me look towards this FZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwing View Post
    Yeah also a 24-26bhp on the fz25 would have been ideal , but you can't expect abs when Yamaha don't even offer it on the r3 let alone the fz25.
    Right, They aren't providing even a Slipper clutch on 3.5L Machine. On my opinion, I don't need it to have high Bhp as that 2-3 change in Bhp won't make anything impressive. I just need a Slipper Clutch and an ABS. Abs alone at the least

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheelpriye View Post
    Yes, I do respect your opinion and it certainly is different strokes for different folks.

    Having ridden few bikes from domestic as well as other brands, I prefer riding something from the other market. Preferably, a Japanese. R15's chain never asked for adjustment, nor did CBR-250R's [they were replaced but not adjusted] but was bored to death by adjusting chain for the Karizma as well as Pulsar-180, same is true for KTM's.

    Despite technological advantage and advancements, these indigeneous manufacturers are yet to provide a solid, bullet proof, reliable bike. Valve replacements, oil seal and gasket replacements are still being done etc. As said, depends on what you prefer...


    In fact, the Z-250 and G310R's unavilability has made me look towards this FZ.
    I can't comment about other Pulsars. But yes I have to tight the chain on My NS from time to time. But considering the price point I got, it sure is a VFM product. Haven't changed Oil Seals. In my 2.5 year ownership, the only things I have changed so far are "Spark Plugs @ 15K Kms, Brake pads @ 10K Kms".

    I'm used to my NS and R15S felt uncomfortable for my height. If you can extend your budget to Z250, then why not try Ninja 300 ??

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