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    Default Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    Hello Fellow riders,

    Presently I am using a Karizma-R series (2010 model). I have clocked around 59k Kms and Now I am looking for a new bike.
    Reason for selling karizma is that the bike is giving lots of problems (biggest issue is oil seepage) and I am not able to find a good mechanic (changed 2 svc) which can rectify the issues by 100%.
    I am 5 ft 7 inch. 66 kg rider. I mostly ride in city and occasional highway rides. I am looking for a bike with powerful yet smooth engine (like karizma), well built with good quality parts, good pillion comfort. I can stretch my budget to 2 lacs.
    I am thinking of buying between Fz 25, Benelli TNT 25, Dominar, KTM 390/25, CBR 250.

    Today I have taken test ride of Benelli TNT 25 (with metz tyres). I didn't find the bike to be smooth. Plus as I read in the ownership thread, that the parts are manufactured outside India so they cost a bomb if someone need to change something.
    FZ 25 not available for test ride in Ahmedabad.
    KTM 25 and 390 was not available for test ride.
    Couldn't go to bajaj showroom to test ride Dominar.
    I have test riden CBR 250 but I am upset from honda. I was eagerly waiting for Honda to upgrade this CBR with new CBR 250/300 as it is selling in international markets (the one with twin headlamps). But they didn't.

    So fellow riders kindly suggest me a good machine.

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    Default Re: Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    Query Approved

    Recently a longtime Karizma owner told me that the Dominar feels like the best upgrade for a Karizma owner. That is a very big compliment for the bike considering the rider from whom it came.
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    Default Re: Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    Thank You Monk for the approval.
    I will like to know about this gentleman who upgraded from karizma to dominar to get in-depth review.
    I forgot to mention one thing. After shifting in 5th gear at speed of 70kph and reaching speed around 90kph, I feel there should be a 6th gear. May be its an itch of more relaxed engine around 100/110 kph cruise speed.

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    Default Re: Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    The Fz 25 might not be an upgrade in my honest opinion. The duke 250 might only quench your thirst of power and nothing much. Ideal upgrade would be duke 390 or the Dominar or a twin cylinder engine (but i dont see any coming within your budget).
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    Default Re: Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    As Monk has mentioned, Dominar seems the right upgrade from Karizma.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    Ok. buying a higher CC seems logical. But with Duke 390 and dominar I am concerned about engine smoothness, vibes and quality issues. I wouldn't mind getting a 250/300 CC which can cruise at 100/110 kph with little more punch left in pocket. Sorry if I am sounding dumb. I never got chance to ride anything above 250 CC.
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    Default Re: Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    I guess the only option left is FZ25

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    Default Re: Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    Quote Originally Posted by sauravalwaysurs View Post
    Ok. buying a higher CC seems logical. But with Duke 390 and dominar I am concerned about engine smoothness, vibes and quality issues. I wouldn't mind getting a 250/300 CC which can cruise at 100/110 kph with little more punch left in pocket. Sorry if I am sounding dumb. I never got chance to ride anything above 250 CC.
    Test ride and see it yourself.

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    Default Re: Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    Quote Originally Posted by IamAditya View Post
    Test ride and see it yourself.
    Yes, unfortunately Test rides of fz 25, dominar and duke 390/250 are not available

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    Default Re: Need suggestions for New Bike. Upgrading from Karizma-R (2010 model)

    I have booked FZ 25. Expected delivery by 10 April.
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