need your help in choosing a bike for city commute. my daily commute will be around 40kms (2way), 80% highway and 20% city. my budget is between 1 ~1.5Lac. i'm stepping into my 30's ,6foot tall, lean build, weighing around 80kgs. i've shortlisted the following bikes after reading through various forums. will be buying the bike in noida
1. Apache RTR 200 4v -- 1.08 Lac on road for the remora tyre version (the showroom in noida doesn't have the pirelli version. they say maybe another 2~3weeks but not 100% sure)
2. Honda Hornet - 1.02 on road for dual disc cbs incl accessories and 5yr ext warranty
3. Suzuki Gixxer naked/sf
4. Pulsar 180 or 200 (not sure since the new ones come with those labels/graphics which i dont like that much)
I've TD'd the Apache RTR and Hornet. Out of the two, apache obviously with the larger displacement had more power on offer but the hornet felt more smooth to me. i also had issues adjusting to the gear shifter placement on the apache since my earlier bikes (discover and thunderbird) were central placed with heel shift option. for some reason i didn't feel that discomfort on the hornet's single shifter, maybe its a bit more central placed than the apache.
i sold my TB350 when i relocated to delhi as i didnt want to deal with the constant maintenance issues. so i've opted not to go for any REs this time. i will try to TD the gixxer and pulsar some time next week.
i'd appreciate any input from for the above bikes to help me decide