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    I used to take my P220 Dts-Fi to office daily until recently. Daily commute of around 50-75 kms if I take the bike to office.

    Bike is 20months old and has clocked a litte over 40K kms.

    Avg. mileage I get is between 30-38kmpl but I usually ride hard. With a gentler right wrist you can extract more.

    Maintenance costs are actually depending totally on how much you want to do with the bike, if you care a little bit more your maintenance bill would be higher.
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    At first, just by seeing the topic I thought u are asking for the members who drive "superbikes" (R1, intruder...) as commuting...but viewing ur thread inside this is just hilarious.

    If u call a 150cc bike as a 'premium' then what do u call a 500...R1 / Fireblade..50+ lakh Ducati 1098 S ? Well jokes aside. cool

    I have a 'premium Pulsar 150cc' bike . 3 yrs old.
    its a 3rd generation pulsar - the first with alloy wheels.
    ~24500 on clock !. Still Tyres are not changed as grooves are still in place.
    Used extensively for Touring.
    Mileage: 58 - 60 kmpl in a mixed environment..No I am not kidding this is true.
    I Service it every 2.5K kms. but I change oil / Bardhal oil / Distilled water / Acid on my own.

    I have a bad exp with the bajaj dealer as they usually neglect to change oil / acid - water for the battery. service may cost around ~1K but it depends upon the type of vehicle and problem / spare parts costs. sometimes the cost may be around 600 bucks. but it depends....

    -> there is not much difference between the bajaj 150 / 220 maintenance. if u can afford 220 just go for it. currently its the fastest indian. Now I feel the power of my 150 is not enough...this may be the feeling of most of bikers and i wish to upgrade my vehicle too. the 220 is still a poser bike. the new 220 carb version sports all black and is a looker than the 220 FI.

    -> some items like filter / spark plug should be changed every 10K which may add a few hundreds to ur service bill but note that the Hero Honda / Honda spares are i think the costliest of the lot.

    -> despite the regular acid / water topping, u may need to change the battery after 2 yrs and it could cost around 2k appx.

    -> chain / sprockets / clutch too need to be replaced after 20 - 25K and for R15 it should be replaced even more quickly (read this in a thread that r15 clutch should be replaced at 17K.. as an r15 owner complained that he exp some prob... and its suggested by L.P) these 3 parts may be more pricey than any other.

    -> generally a pricey bike's spare should be more pricey. ex: r15.

    -> fz/fzs' tyre may costs more than other "premium" bikes in the same category.

    -> moeed crashed his master's karizma and it costs him around 32K. moeed I am right ?

    Hope u got some idea regarding premium bikes

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    & I thought this thread was for guys who commute on Superbikes, & thought only Rossiter (Akhil) & Ken_Cool (Ken da) will end up posting here..

    Anyways, I own an R15, & use it to commute to & from office, involving a daily commute of 35kms..
    She returns me an FE of 40-45 depending on the riding style (mostly involves riding in pathetic bumper-to-bumper traffic that B'lore has become so synonymous with, atleast on weekdays)..

    Its been just over 2.5 months since I bought it, & have completed just 1 service.. So I can't yet comment on the maintenance costs involved.. But yes, the chain is like a fussy GF.. Needs quite some attention..
    I just love this bike! Nothing else will do (except the Ninja250 or better)..

    My views on the YZF-R15 V2.0: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post699240

    The pleasure is when your rear wheel slides, and you bring it back; and when the front wheel lifts, you take your time bringing it back.

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    I use two not so PREMIUM SEGMENT MOPEDs (a 2007 P180 UG3 and a 2003 GF170 Laser) for commuting on some weekdays and on most weekends.

    Anything, below 250cc may not be classified as motorbikes and may be easily classified into different segments of MOPEDs as follows:

    1) 0-50cc - Ekdum Low Class Moped
    2) 51-99cc - Thik thak Moped
    3) 100-125cc - Aspiring Moped
    4) 126-135cc - God help Moped
    5) 136-165cc - Oh I'm God Moped
    6) 166-180cc - Just below the Premium mark Moped
    7) 181-200cc - I'm still alone in this segment Premium Moped
    8) 201-249cc - Uber Premium Moped
    9) 250cc upwards - Humble Motorbikes
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    'Premium' bikes , what was the point of this topic can anyone tell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puneet1 View Post
    'Premium' bikes , what was the point of this topic can anyone tell me
    Exactly ! and what is the definition of premium bikes these days ? 150's have become quite regular now.
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    Well, Pulsar 180 UG3 like many others ... ok?

    I use it for commuting. Its' a great bike for city:-->

    1. It doesn't have that big wheelbase and heavy handlebar from 200's or 220's,
    2. Gear changing is not much required,
    3. seems lean-able enough within cities, with some knee scraping on flyovers. (The Dhola-bhata Flyover to be precise.)
    4. still has the damn performance to teach a newbie Karizma rider a lesson or two ... (Poser actually)

    Lately it has been returning 35-40 as I push her a lot, up the tachometer. I have achieved 52 kmpl maximum.

    Overall, for City, I can give it 9/10. It's powerful, but it never lost sense of practicality.

    Features I'll appreciate are Rear Set Footpegs, but all commuters don't like it, so its okay.

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    @all Xbhpians over confusion of Premium bikes,lets 1st get it that we live in India and ask any of the major fours like HeroHonda,Bajaj,TVS,Yamaha India................they would show u the range I have mentioned.

    I know that a Hayabusa is called Hyperbike and a Fireblade a Superbike.............so I wont have referred them as Premium sitting here in India.

    Also,thanx to all for the suggestions and discussions..............it strengthens my decision for an RTR180.My decision was being divided between GS150R,RTR180 and FZ16.
    So far I find that RTR is better in commuting and FE than others.Maybe more views would solidify the decision or alter it..................so some more suggestion please
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    So my R15 is premium bike .
    Ok, I travel 10-15 Km on weekdays and weeknd it goes triple or more...May nt b a huge distance but in heart of blore city during office hr, its pathetic sometime. I am getting 40-42 per litre. As long as my machine is doing well I am not worried for it.
    Its the only R15 in the whole office building. So it grabs loads of attention

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    well if you just wanted to know which bike for you ,you could have made this topic in the what bike section

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