With all your help and suggestions I am currently a R15 owner(since 2 years) and now looking for an upgrade.
The primary bikes I have in mind are the CBR(Non Abs) and the Dominar.
Regarding other bikes in class :
Mojo : Ruled out since already have one in the household (Bro owns a Mojo , hence need a bike which can keep up )
RE's : Strict No
Yamaha FZ25 : Apprehensive about it. Will talk about it in the end.
Dukes : Didn't like the seating position of older ones.2017 duke 390 is out of budget ,and haven't yet test riden the 250 yet.
Budget : ~2 lacks
Now coming to the point I have a few queries related to CBR (non ABS) vs Dominar . I currently ride a 2015 Yamaha R15 and am looking for an upgrade, CBR was my first choice, it being a Japanese bike, but then came the dominar and brought along all confusion with it.
My requirements from a bike would be 80% city day to day riding in Bangalore city(Bangalore traffic) and 20% touring, with few short distance(300-400Kms)tour and a big(more than 10days) tour annually.
My major concerns with the dominar being the vibrations everyone has been talking about and the fit and finish of the bike, coming from a Yamaha I am afraid that I might regret the dominar because of the vibrations since I absolutely hate any kind of vibrations on a bike.I have ridden the bike and find everything else good braking handling wise and power wise I am all positive about the dominar , but the vibrations is what I want a clarity on.Should I be going with a CBR or a dominar from that perspective? An appeal to existing Dominar owners , wanted to know your opinion on the vibrations part , are they livable with, and do the other good things of dominar supersede the bad part(vibrations)
To all the existing CBR owners , wanted to know about the maintenance cost of the CBR and quality of after sales service of Honda SVC's in bangalore.
Tried to take a test ride of the CBR but its not available.
Tried to take a test ride of the FZ 25 that too is not available.And as pointed out earlier , I am apprehensive about the FZ because of the after sales service(Vinayak Yamaha Bangalore is the nearest showroom and their attitude and quality of service sucks ) and cost of spare parts.One of the major reasons for upgrading from the R15 is due to the cost of ownership associated with it.
Any suggestions and feedback are most welcome.
(CBR owners and Dominar owners please please share your views . And if some one owns both and Is from bangalore ,then I would definitely love to get a DM from you.)
Thanks and Regards,