Hi Friends I am looking forward to buy another two wheeler
Currently I own Honda Hornet 160r, before this I had KTM Duke 200.
I am looking for a fun to drive yet very practical motor bike.
My daily commute is 50km home -> office, office -> home, most of the time at odd times (7:15am, 4:00pm)
but at times have to drive under extreme traffic condition where it takes more than 3 hours just for 25km.
Though this is not a kind of review but my experience with Duke 200 made me to look for less powerful (== less heat),
no FI, no liquid cooling( less trouble) bike and hence i happen to land over Honda Hornet.
There were reliability issues as well with Duke but I believe that they are specific to my particular model.
1. Motion sensor for head light won't allow to switch off/on while engine is running. I stopped turning engine off
at traffic signal fearing that head light won't come up in single click.
2. Coolant leakage though a common problem but that white smoke for the first time made me feel that
its time to call fire fighters.
3. Display not able to show average speed once vehicle is little heated up.
4. Starter coil gone, have to call for towing. (after 10,000 kms, after 2 years, out of warranty)
All these made me to look for something which is tried and tested and which is there in market for long.
I made my mind to buy Unicorn first but then can't control to go for little sporty version of it( Hornet 160)
Now after driving hornet for 10k Kms in 1 year i am feeling the need of more powerful and fun to drive vehicle.
Options are Yamaha fz25, Bajaj Dominor, Honda cbr 250r or anything you can suggest (less than in 2.25L)
Should be able to drive comfortably in heavy traffic.
Sufficient acceleration to beat those stupid cabbies without much struggle.
Comfortable for pillion for short journey.