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Thread: RTR 160/Pulsar 135LS/Others

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimma View Post
    I had just like to add one thing....

    I am of slim build...So the problem with going for a heavier bike is that even though i can ride it...i am not sure if i could handle the bike effectively and feel completely in control....Thats why i am against going for a P220....and also i dont want to look like an ant over a buffalo or something....i mean me over the machine shouldnt be looking odd...........
    Even i'm just 61 kgs. and 5.8" tall.
    neither I dont look like ant over a buffalo nor its too heavy.
    do i look like a ant over buffalo in my DP
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    Quote Originally Posted by srini View Post
    with the Pulsar220 and RTR 180,you can't expect a mileage of 45+ on a regular basis.So,the RTR efi makes a lot of sense here as it's priced around 75k here in bangalore and you do get mileage of above 45...

    Do you mean the RTR FI version?....I was actually thinking of buying the RTR 160 normal one...

    Does the FI version give more mileage than the regular one?

    @manu: You look good on your bike but as i said i am not sure if i would be comfortable....i want to be absolutely sure that i am in control....otherwise my riding experience may not be enjoyable.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimma View Post
    Do you mean the RTR FI version?....I was actually thinking of buying the RTR 160 normal one...

    Does the FI version give more mileage than the regular one?
    it does...very much.And it's a lil more fun to ride too...go through the ownership thread to get a clearer picture...but it sure gives more mileage than the regular 160 RTR...
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    Test ride Apache 160 Brother . , i Guess you'll get a clear picture may be .
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    hey dude

    I own a RTR fi and my bike gives me a average of around 50 - 55 depending on my driving .
    Yes it has a better throttle response and pick up than the carburatted one. and also the exhuast beat rockzzz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janardhanan View Post
    hey dude

    I own a RTR fi and my bike gives me a average of around 50 - 55 depending on my driving .
    Yes it has a better throttle response and pick up than the carburatted one. and also the exhuast beat rockzzz

    Oh great....If it gives 50-55kmpl then its fine for me.....Well then i need to check out this weekend probably and decide.....i am getting confused a lot.....lets see.....

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    Wow....I have been told to book a bike within the next week by my parents and yet i still have no clue which one to choose.....This is just so confusing........

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimma View Post
    Wow....I have been told to book a bike within the next week by my parents and yet i still have no clue which one to choose.....This is just so confusing........
    From my own personal hunt for the perfect bike which I couldn't finish in the end.

    RTR FI is definitely better in response and mileage than normal.
    RTR 180 is better on power and lesser on mileage and 2k lesser in price than FI.
    All RTRs handle like anthing, I personally feel most assured on these bikes -- even more than broad footed FZ.

    I too feel uncomfortable with heavy bikes like GS, Unicorn, CBZ, Hunk -- all weight in 143-149kg bracket. In these I found Unicorn the most assured bike for me - so only heavy bike I liked in terms of handling and control.

    I didn't try bikes from other category except Stunner(good but not a good match of any bike mentioned above).

    For mileage - ownership threads are better guide. FZ is really good bike except - low mileage and a bit pricey(75k in Bangalore) w.r.t. its specs.

    So I would say under 70k Unicorn(total trouble free biking) or RTR 160(a fun bike) and if you can stretch beyond that - RTR 160 FI or 180 (pick any - both have their merits thouhg 180 makes more sense).
    Last edited by chauhan_saurabh; 02-17-2010 at 05:24 PM.

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    Ok so i tried out both the bikes as well as the Pulsar 150 cc......Between the 135/150cc Pulsar i found the throttle experience to be different...

    The 150cc Pulsar's throttle felt a bit better than the 135cc's.....

    I have ruled out the Apache now purely because of the tires......I have heard people complaining about the TVS tires and i simply do not want to risk it.........

    Now i have to make the choice between the 135 and the 150 cc Pulsars.....Please let me know your inputs to help me make a decision.......

    P.S : The guy at the showroom said the top speed for both the Pulsar's is 115...Is that true??......

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimma View Post
    I have ruled out the Apache now purely because of the tires......I have heard people complaining about the TVS tires and i simply do not want to risk it.........

    Now i have to make the choice between the 135 and the 150 cc Pulsars.....Please let me know your inputs to help me make a decision.......

    P.S : The guy at the showroom said the top speed for both the Pulsar's is 115...Is that true??......
    it's pretty much the same...maybe just 2-3kmph difference at most
    btw,ruling out the RTR just bcoz of the tires seems ridiculous IMO...they are great bikes.The tires is more than decent for normal usage and you always have the option of going in for a better one...
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