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View Poll Results: Best bike for long distance(single day)

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  • Yamaha FZ-S/Fazer

    1 2.27%
  • RE bullet 350/500

    4 9.09%
  • Pulsar 150/180

    0 0%
  • Pulsar 200NS/220

    7 15.91%
  • Apache RTR 160/180

    0 0%
  • RE thunderbird

    2 4.55%
  • Yamaha R15

    1 2.27%
  • Avenger

    3 6.82%
  • Honda CBR250R

    15 34.09%
  • Hero (Honda) Karizma R / ZMR

    11 25.00%
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    Wink Best bike for long distance(single day)

    Just though of this survey. Which is the best bike for long distance travel in a single day.
    1. Yamaha Fz-s/fazer
    2. RE Bullet 350/500
    3. Pulsar 150/180
    4. Pulsar 200NS/220
    5. Yamaha R15 v2
    6. Apache RTR 160/180
    7. Avenger
    8. RE thunderbird

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    I took the liberty of adding the last 2 options to the poll without whom the poll looked incomplete. Though I firmly believe it is more about the rider than the bike, but still, I have to agree that the bike also plays an important part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    I took the liberty of adding the last 2 options to the poll without whom the poll looked incomplete


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    Voted for Bullet. Why?

    Amongst the bikes listed in poll, the ones I have ridden:
    Have done 1,000+km's in a day on Electra 350 4s, RTR160, Karizma.
    Have done 900+km's in a day on 200NS.
    Have done ~800km's in a day on 220 & R15.

    For me the best one is the one that left me least tired at the end of ride and amongst all the above mentioned rides, the least tired I was at the end of the one did on Bullet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
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    I took the liberty of adding the last 2 options to the poll without whom the poll looked incomplete. Though I firmly believe it is more about the rider than the bike, but still, I have to agree that the bike also plays an important part.
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    I too voted for Bullet..(although owning a 200NS)

    I wuld have voted for Fazer -if it had a 200+ cc LC engine and a rear disc brake.
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    i believe this is not a bike/person specific question..
    one should not think that
    this specific bike has the ability to travel more distance in a day or
    can go faster than any other bikes or
    one is comfortable with riding a particular bike or
    comparing self experiences on different bikes..

    its all about "ergonomics"... sitting posture, height & weight ratio, stability, etc...
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    i've no experience riding a bullet but maybe it has a good touring experience. Since i've no idea about it i voted for the bike i own. Zmr. I see its leading in the polls. I've ridden 450+kms in a day and the bike pleased me in every aspect. Riding posture is awesome. And mileag i got was a stunning 45+. Because of its buttersmooth engine, cruising and 90+ was simply a treat! I personally classified it as one of the best sports tourer
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    voted for CBR250R

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    I dont have any real touring experience on any of these bikes except for Avenger, but still I voted for the CBR250R.
    IMO, the important points to consider while touring long distances are comfort, safety, ability to maintain higher average speeds over long durations and control.

    I guess CBR250 R has all these in right quantities Comfort in terms of a riding posture that is not too forward leaning like the R15 nor upright, Fairing enables wind blast protection and decent power to stay cruising at higher speeds (in indian context) and safety in terms of ABS. I presume it would be closely followed by the Karizma.
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