First thing first. Thank you mods for accepting me as a member.
I have never been a bike guy in the past, though I was dreaming in my schooldays about owning RX135, which never happened for various reasons.
My interest has been in cars all these while, but now, after seeing the launch of FZ25, the Yamaha fan in me came alive and I am now itching to own a bike and ride it too. Though my interest was only in getting a FZ25 and did not bother considering other bikes, my reading of various reviews of Dominar 400 has made me consider this also. Needless to say that I am confused.
I fully understand that, these two bikes are not the same and may appeal different kind of bikers, but again it is a my personal choice that I have short listed only these two bikes given the minimal cost differences between them and also has not considered any other bike due to budget constraints, I can only stretch for a Non-ABS version of Dominor 400.
Some relevant details:
My height & weight: 5 ft 9 inch and 80+ kgs
Purpose: I would use the bike for office commute for most of the days (I may still use car in between), which means that I would be driving within Bangalore city for about 40 kms a day and also want to go for weekend rides.
I have done some basic comparison of the two bikes, only on the parameters which mattered to me. Again, I quote, I am not comparing these bikes per se, but this is done to help me in choosing the RIGHT BIKE FOR ME. So, Yamaha folks & Bajaj boys, don't pounce on me .
I feel, FZ25 would handle best and easy to maneuver in the city traffic, but don't know if it makes a good bike for touring purposes. Please help me here.
Also, whenever I discuss with any of my friends (people owning Pulsars) on Bajaj, I hear some or the other quality issues. This was my main concern on the Dominar 400. Please help me here too.
I am planning to take test rides of these two bikes (back to back) once FZ25 is available with the dealers.
Thanks a lot in advance.