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    Icon11 Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    Hi guys, I'm one of the silent readers out here Posting for the first time.
    Need a bit help.

    I own a Pulsar 180ug4 from 5years , done over 1l+, 85k on odo. City\Hills\Highways.

    I travel after every 3-4 months to himachal\lucknow from noida

    Thinking for a new bike as 180ug4 is a quite bit old + my brother needs a bike as well for daily use.

    My daily consume is approx 30km (office) 60km (Brother's clg) so approx 100km.

    Confused between Pulsar 200ns , Pulsar 200 and Dominar as for daily use and travelling.

    Average can be a +point.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    Query Approved

    The NS would make more sense considering you need better fuel efficiency as well for your daily commute.
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    Default Re: Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    Quote Originally Posted by Throttler View Post
    Hi guys, I'm one of the silent readers out here Posting for the first time.
    Need a bit help.

    I own a Pulsar 180ug4 from 5years , done over 1l+, 85k on odo. City\Hills\Highways.

    I travel after every 3-4 months to himachal\lucknow from noida

    Thinking for a new bike as 180ug4 is a quite bit old + my brother needs a bike as well for daily use.

    My daily consume is approx 30km (office) 60km (Brother's clg) so approx 100km.

    Confused between Pulsar 200ns , Pulsar 200 and Dominar as for daily use and travelling.

    Average can be a +point.

    Thanks
    Hi Throttler,

    I have spent a fair bit of time with the NS (3.5 years) and just acquired the Dominar (1.5 months). Have ridden the 220 on and off. All 3 are quite different in almost every way. Heck the only thing they have in common are probably the abysmal rear brakes.

    On a more serious note please find some points below for each:

    Pulsar 220 - Big daddy which challenged the Karizma. Its probably won more traffic light drag races than any bike and will probably continue to do so! Way too common, but extremely reliable if maintained well (read as regular servicing). If you need a highway mile muncher with the protection of a fairing, then out of the 3 this is probably the best. In my opinion it has decent punch for our highways and mileage wise it is probably the best of the 3. You should get in the vicinity of 40 - 45 if ridden in a sane manner. The negatives is probably the brakes, no ABS and of course the fact that its been around longer than most bikes can hope to last in the market.

    NS 200 - Affordable and good looking naked. Marginally faster (debatable) than the 220 but has no wind protection for the highway. Mileage in the vicinity of 35 - 40. For me it was extremely reliable. Needs fully synthetic oil to keep vibes at bay which in my opinion are more than the 220. Its more attention grabbing than a 220 and feels more nimble due to lack of fairing. The brakes have better feel but sadly no ABS. The new version looks sweet in the dual tone. Normally Bajaj botches up paint jobs, but this time around the dual tone has been done tastefully. Sounds excellent north of 7000 rpms and yes you can do some very good cornering/leans on it.

    Dominar - You have probably read tons about it. Its big, heavy and purposeful. Not at all a drag racer, though if you force it, it will leave the 220 behind. The engine sounds bassy. Its lower than the NS (not sure about the 220) and if you are short this helps. Its very planted and stable on turns too. The brakes are very sharp and the ABS variant is worth its weight in gold. Gives me a mileage of 28 -30 in the city. I think this is much below what would be acceptable to you. But please remember this is a 400 cc. There is some engine heat in bumper to bumper traffic. As of now, its a massive attention magnet. The disappointing part is the harsh suspension and the refinement levels, which at this price point should have been way better. Also lack of colour options makes it a bit boring to some.

    Please do let me know any specific areas of concerns from the above and I shall try to answer in detail.
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    Default Re: Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    Dominar would be a good upgrade if you don't have any issues with the mileage.
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    Default Re: Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    You must go with 200NS, enough power, mileage, nimble,refined.


    Cheers.
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    Default Re: Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    Go for dominar ABS it's safe, but if mileage is a priority and if you commute in heavy traffic then you got to rethink
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    Default Re: Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Query Approved

    The NS would make more sense considering you need better fuel efficiency as well for your daily commute.

    Thank you for the approval

    I was thinking the same but some of my fellow friends says that I already own a 180cc there is no sense getting 200cc :P .

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    Quote Originally Posted by reeavees View Post
    Dominar would be a good upgrade if you don't have any issues with the mileage.
    I was thinking that too.
    Mileage effect of 5-6kmpl won't be a problem :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikramaditya View Post
    Hi Throttler,

    I have spent a fair bit of time with the NS (3.5 years) and just acquired the Dominar (1.5 months). Have ridden the 220 on and off. All 3 are quite different in almost every way. Heck the only thing they have in common are probably the abysmal rear brakes.

    Please do let me know any specific areas of concerns from the above and I shall try to answer in detail.
    Thankyou Vikramaditya,

    I understand that.
    I've ridden 220 on and off too.


    I was avoiding 220 because it seems to be everywhere and old technology used.
    But there is are positive point to it too.
    I know what that bike is,
    If i break down i can get it fixed like anywhere plus even I know some basic repairs
    And Fairing as you said will be a Positive point.


    200NS
    I was avoiding that as few of my friends are again on the point.
    I have a 180CC one, why getting a new 200cc?


    Dominar.
    Dominar seems to be suiting here, but as new in market can spares be a issue?
    Heating is not a issue, neither a lower fuel effeciency of 5-6kmpl
    Yes i have a short height 5'6
    I just don't want to regret later that I spent 1,50,000+ just for a much daily commute and some nice himachal trips


    Bdw spiti is due this year :P Leh next year


    If 200NS\P200 is doing the same thing easily why to get a 400cc bike?
    Bdw 1 question.
    I get altitude problems in my p180 everytime when on the hills. Does 200ns\220 have the same?


    If yes , i will definately go for Dominar due to Fi.
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    Default Re: Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    For 5.6" NS will be better to avoid.

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    Default Re: Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    Quote Originally Posted by IamAditya View Post
    For 5.6" NS will be better to avoid.
    just because of the bike height? :P
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    Default Re: Confused - P220 , 200NS , Dominar 400

    Quote Originally Posted by Throttler View Post
    just because of the bike height? :P
    I have to agree with Aditya at this point Throttler.

    On most of the surfaces you should do fine on the NS. However on sloping surfaces where your ride height will change or if for example you stop and have to place your legs where there is a 1 inch pothole, you will have to lean the bike a lot to get a firm footing.

    Please dont take this as a criticism for your height. I mean it with the best of intentions. My father (god rest his soul) was 5 ft 7 and preferred the bullet because of the low seat height.

    In this regard the Dominar is better since it is lower than then NS. Test ride both and decide buddy.
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