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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwing View Post
    Ive seen a few impulses with karizma engine, work was done in Chennai by a very experienced mech
    So i guess the idea did catch up for a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikramaditya View Post
    Hi Aditya,

    As suggested by another member the Himalayan seems to be the best bet since you are already associated with the RE family it would put you in similar territory in terms of maintenance. I would still suggest that you wait for a couple of months since RE was recently spotted testing ABS on some of their bikes and if I am not wrong have either launched or are planning to launch the ABS versions in the UK. As such the Himalayan may get ABS in the near future. This is just speculation based on what I have read.

    Also since you are from Mumbai, here is an odd idea from something I read a while back:

    https://www.motorbeam.com/2015/05/bi...t-ride-review/

    Some dealership used to customise Impulses by putting in the Karizma engine. Perhaps you can look into this if it interests you.
    Hi VikramAditya...after owning RE bike i am not of a fan of the company...no offense made but RE bikes are ower hyped and have basic design flaws which have been carried to Himalyan too...my first bike was 2004 Pulsar dtsi which is still being used by my cousin till date..I bought Platina last week as an bike for now as i have had good experience with bajaj.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwing View Post
    Ive seen a few impulses with karizma engine, work was done in Chennai by a very experienced mech
    Deathwing i have passed the age for such heavy mods on bike..i prefer OEM.. i have purchased Platina for now as interim mode of transport..will wait for another dirt bike to be launched in India. Nx bros or Ktm or Impulse 250 may get launched some time this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by adityakumar View Post
    Hi VikramAditya...after owning RE bike i am not of a fan of the company...no offense made but RE bikes are ower hyped and have basic design flaws which have been carried to Himalyan too...my first bike was 2004 Pulsar dtsi which is still being used by my cousin till date..I bought Platina last week as an bike for now as i have had good experience with bajaj.
    I agree with you that Re does require high maintenance. Heck I owned one for a few years and sold it off since I was tired of its tantrums. Shifted to Hero Honda CBZ then the NS 200 and now the Dominar. Frankly I too will have a lot of trouble trusting RE. Just wanted you to consider it if you are up to handling it's tantrums
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    RE Himalayan being out of questions and Impulse being underpowered currently there are no Bikes in the price bracket which are meant for Bad roads. Now if you are talking about tarmac bad roads (read potholes) then currently there are normal bikes which are quite capable in bad roads conditions. I would recommend Pulsar 220F. Yes its an old model but i have owned it in the past and trust me its quite capable in bad road conditions. Also you get adjustable suspension for the rear so you can suit it to your comfort. The riding posture is also quite comfortable. Hope you are not talking about off road conditions then thats a different ball game altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranjal chakraborty View Post
    RE Himalayan being out of questions and Impulse being underpowered currently there are no Bikes in the price bracket which are meant for Bad roads. Now if you are talking about tarmac bad roads (read potholes) then currently there are normal bikes which are quite capable in bad roads conditions. I would recommend Pulsar 220F. Yes its an old model but i have owned it in the past and trust me its quite capable in bad road conditions. Also you get adjustable suspension for the rear so you can suit it to your comfort. The riding posture is also quite comfortable. Hope you are not talking about off road conditions then thats a different ball game altogether.
    Hi Pranjal....u are correct i needed bike for bad roads i.e. potholes.
    I have purchased Platina Comfortec last month and still to fully gauge its performance..but till now i am happy with it..btw my 1st bike was Pulsar dtsi 2004 which was very good..hence i again switched to bajaj

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