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    Well, first thing I want to make very clear in this thread is that it is neither about buying what bike nor about help me decide on buying my first bike nor about Unicorn vs Pulsar nor ZMR vs Pulsar 220 vs Ninja and nor about any topic which has been dragged to death already. I have read enough of the threads from the archives that I don't think I need to ask the What Bike question anymore. Its pretty clear when someone searches and reads a lot of xbhp. I am not going to buy a bike right away, I don't have any money now, may be by the end of this year I will buy but for now its a no, no situation. If I am not going to buy a bike then why did I bother to bother you all ? Because there is question I am unable to answer from last 5 years.

    So I have told you what my post is not about, now let me tell you what this is about. Its about finding a shape of a bike, finding a design, finding a style of bikes that suit my psysical personality. Why I have this question is because I drove some bikes and I looked laughable on many of them. Here is my experience:


    • I like Enfield Bullet (Bullt, as we call it in Punjabi accent) but when I drove it, trust me I looked like a small yellow colored chicken, the child of a hen driving a 350cc horse. Not only my opinion but also of my friends.
    • I drove Unicorn, hmm.. look like a man driving a motorcycle but looks more like man who does not even know how to buy a motorcycle that suits him.
    • Drove Pulsar 150cc (remember the first model that came out in 2002 ?). My friends say I must not buy this for myself.
    • With all of the above 3 I don't feel any sufficient amount of control, it felt like they were driving me instead of this bike belongs to me.
    • Drove LML vespa, look great on this one but thats a scooter and I want a motorcycle.


    I drove bikes like Splendor, Passion, Yamaha RX135 and Discover but trust me I consider them a time-pass. There is a desire to get on the bike and when you are going towards your bike, you should get thrill that you are going for a ride, it will be great time, when you ride it, you must enjoy it. With these these normal, mass produced bikes you don't feel these feelings, the brain just does not get-in with them, I will better buy a Trek 8500 or Trek F4 . That way money would be well invested.

    I like bikes with larger than 200cc engine, they may be designed to drive slow and heavy like Enfield/Avenger or fast and sporty like CB1000R. Though I prefer the slow ones purely for the fun of riding, not to miss any single moment of the ride but I don't care much as it fits on my personality I am 5.7 feet with quite thin physique. I like to wear casuals and sports shoes rather than formals.

    What do you advise ? Ask any specific questions and I will be happy to answer.

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    Hmm depends upon you buddy.If you are Short Tempered then get the Kawasaki ZZR 1400.
    If You have a fetish for fugly bike then go for Hayabusa (No Offence).
    If you have money but not a huge amount then go for Ninja
    If you wanna save this earth and are environment friendly then go for a Firefox Bicycle,Kyoto Electric scooter.
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    Different people have different opinions about bikes. You should buy your bike for "your" reasons. It doesnt matter if you look like an chicken or an elephant on a bullt . What matters is that whether you yourself like it or not .
    Its about buying what what you love , no matter your a cruiser, racer or simply a city rider.
    Its not that you cant cruise or do long tours on a sports racer like or you can't use an Enfield for daily city commute.

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    From reading your post, I'm convinced that you're really having tough time convincing yourself & your friends to agree upon a bike that you're going to own. From what I read your post, I believe that you crave, your bike & you, not to be treated as "yet another one" but as a crowd puller, whatever your ride is going to be.

    Last but not the least, the questions
    1. What's your maximum affordable money on this? Means, how much are you willing to afford provided something suggested suits 100% to your personality?
    2. What's your opinion on the HD models in India?
    3. Explain about yourself in 2 or 3 sentences.
    4. What is the maximum distance are you looking to ride every day & every year?
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    If you look at this from my point of view, I'd say, You need to love a bike in order to truly have her. It's like this => If you love a girl, You don't care what the heck the world think about you two being together. Similarly, if you love a bike, you go ahead and buy it. It doesn't matter what the f*ck world think about you riding her. You see bikes and girls are not much different apart from the fact that when you love a bike, She'll definitely love you back, infact she'll love you much more than you love her. But sadly, that's not true with girls.

    Anyways, going by your view, I believe, the only 2 bikes that seem tailor made( err mechanic made??) for short and thin guys like u n me are TVS Apache RTR series and the Yamaha R15. You can also go the other way around and buy a RE Thunderbird Twin-Spark after 10 months or so, and since you have that much time, go hit the gym. Get some muscle on your limbs. Believe me, my friend did this around 6-7 months back and now-a-days he rides around on his TB-TS with his neat 6 packs!! Now that's dedication for you

    Hope I helped.
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    I would like your answers on the following -

    - Budget
    - Usage ( daily, weekly, monthly, heavy light, approx how many kms a month)
    - Your location ( can premium bikes etc be serviced and maintained there)
    - What is your preference, a mile muncher or a sporty machine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Parth View Post
    If you look at this from my point of view, I'd say, You need to love a bike in order to truly have her. It's like this => If you love a girl, You don't care what the heck the world think about you two being together. Similarly, if you love a bike, you go ahead and buy it. It doesn't matter what the f*ck world think about you riding her. You see bikes and girls are not much different apart from the fact that when you love a bike, She'll definitely love you back, infact she'll love you much more than you love her. But sadly, that's not true with girls.

    Anyways, going by your view, I believe, the only 2 bikes that seem tailor made( err mechanic made??) for short and thin guys like u n me are TVS Apache RTR series and the Yamaha R15. You can also go the other way around and buy a RE Thunderbird Twin-Spark after 10 months or so, and since you have that much time, go hit the gym. Get some muscle on your limbs. Believe me, my friend did this around 6-7 months back and now-a-days he rides around on his TB-TS with his neat 6 packs!! Now that's dedication for you

    Hope I helped.
    That was awesome suggestion, its great to know there are people who shapes themselves to suit their ride. In my case i shed some kilos to increase the mileage
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    ^^ Thanks brother, I too am planning to get some muscle on my bones before I go for the P220 later this july .
    A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parth View Post
    You can also go the other way around and buy a RE Thunderbird Twin-Spark after 10 months or so, and since you have that much time, go hit the gym. Get some muscle on your limbs. Believe me, my friend did this around 6-7 months back and now-a-days he rides around on his TB-TS with his neat 6 packs!! Now that's dedication for you
    LOL ...I thought i was the only one doing this , using my bike for inspiration for hitting the gym .

    Myself being 5'6 and just 58kgs , im getting an Enfield . I know the fact that it doesn't suit me at all and its not the most practical bikes. But that doesn't hold me back from getting one .

    I've already started working hard on my physique , just to ride one

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