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    I need the suggestions from you about my First bike. I have just started learning how to drive. Once I get my bike, I will practice much on that. I am not a speedster, will never cross 50-60 kmph. I will drive in city, max 30Km per day. Also I am 5'10" and about 68kg.

    When I have decided to get a bike, I have started searching various forums. Most of the people say Honda is the best, followed by Hero Honda.

    Requirement 1. Should have Very good mileage.
    Requirement 2. Should be Decent in Looks
    Requirement 3. Should be reliable
    Requirement 4. Should have good service
    Requirement 5. Should have low maintenance.
    Requirement 6. Should be Comfortable to drive in City.
    Requirement 7. Should be easy to ride for a New learner like me

    I know I am expecting a bit much...

    Budget : 60K.

    5 days back, I went to the Honda showroom (JSP Honda) and inquired about Shine. They said, the waiting period is 2 months for Non disk model.2.5 months for disk model. I am seriously disappointed with that time line.

    Twister has immediate delivery. I looked at it, liked it for looks and reliability of Honda. He said has got better pickup than Shine.

    I read here lot of user mentioning about Gearshift/ Saree guard/ Open chain Issues.
    Now I am in a dilemma whether to go for Twister of something else. Still I am leaned much about Twister due to mileage factor.


    Any Suggestions would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenvk View Post
    I need the suggestions from you about my First bike. I have just started learning how to drive. Once I get my bike, I will practice much on that. I am not a speedster, will never cross 50-60 kmph. I will drive in city, max 30Km per day. Also I am 5'10" and about 68kg.

    When I have decided to get a bike, I have started searching various forums. Most of the people say Honda is the best, followed by Hero Honda.

    Requirement 1. Should have Very good mileage.
    Requirement 2. Should be Decent in Looks
    Requirement 3. Should be reliable
    Requirement 4. Should have good service
    Requirement 5. Should have low maintenance.
    Requirement 6. Should be Comfortable to drive in City.
    Requirement 7. Should be easy to ride for a New learner like me

    I know I am expecting a bit much...

    Budget : 60K.

    5 days back, I went to the Honda showroom (JSP Honda) and inquired about Shine. They said, the waiting period is 2 months for Non disk model.2.5 months for disk model. I am seriously disappointed with that time line.

    Twister has immediate delivery. I looked at it, liked it for looks and reliability of Honda. He said has got better pickup than Shine.

    I read here lot of user mentioning about Gearshift/ Saree guard/ Open chain Issues.
    Now I am in a dilemma whether to go for Twister of something else. Still I am leaned much about Twister due to mileage factor.


    Any Suggestions would be great
    For mileage, looks, price part I think it should be P135LS as any 150CC won't satisfy all of the three constraints.

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    look for HH basic bikes like super splendour,Glamour they are comfortable,reliable and quite fuel efficient ... also look out for bajaj discover 100 cc if you like to go with Bajaj..

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I dont like Bajaj. Just checked the HH website.. Din't like any of the bikes.

    Any way to overcome the Twister flaws like Gear shift/open chain etc?

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    You can look for:
    1) Stunner FI ('FI' makes sense)
    2) Yamaha Gladiator (VFM package)
    3) Yamaha YBR100
    4) Suzuki Zeus (Best commuter under 125cc)
    5) HH Hunk
    6) HH Glamour
    Personally, If i were given a chance my pick would have been (blind-folded) Pulsar 135LS. You might not like Bajaj for your reasons but they are not as bad as people think. Their service & parts quality are comparable to other bikes(manufacturers) now. Primarily, in a commuter segment you should also look for after sales service back-up. Some of the leading 'Japanese' are lacking behind in service back-up when compared to Indian manufacturers. Better choose HH or Bajaj.
    Last edited by abhichotu.abhi; 06-07-2010 at 04:47 PM.

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    STUNNER is a good choice
    My friend owns one and it gives him good average

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    I have just checked the HH showroom. The passion Pro Black with Heavy Grey is too good. I liked it. On road price of 56k inclusive of accessories.

    Any comments on this?

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    i feel you should add the CBF stunner, and the gladiator. The gladiator is a good mix of looks, performance, and efficiency.


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    Quote Originally Posted by abhichotu.abhi View Post
    You can look for:
    1) Stunner FI ('FI' makes sense)
    2) Yamaha Gladiator (VFM package)
    3) Yamaha YBR100
    4) Suzuki Zeus (Best commuter under 125cc)
    5) HH Hunk
    6) HH Glamour
    Personally, If i were given a chance my pick would have been (blind-folded) Pulsar 135LS. You might not like Bajaj for your reasons but they are not as bad as people think. Their service & parts quality are comparable to other bikes(manufacturers) now. Primarily, in a commuter segment you should also look for after sales service back-up. Some of the leading 'Japanese' are lacking behind in service back-up when compared to Indian manufacturers. Better choose HH or Bajaj.
    STUNNER FI Are you kidding?? the thread starter's budget is 60k & you are suggesting a bike with a price tag of over 75k. The hunk is also a 150cc so it is not very fuel efficient.

    @thread starter: As abhi has said the suzuki zeus & glamour makes sense if you want a good commuter with fuel efficiency & torque.
    I would suggest you the gladiator if you are satisfied with a mileage of 55-60 kmpl.

    PS:- No one can defeat the bajaj in terms of fuel efficiency.
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