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    I am searching for a bike in 150cc and may be 125cc segment.
    what i want from a bike is comfort, stability, nice braking power,
    suitable for daily commute (city use) and occasional long rides on the highways (150/200km max)
    i am 6 foot and a lean person
    want your suggestions on the same

    have tried my hands on
    -HONDA STUNNER
    -YAMAHA FZ
    -SUZUKI GS150R
    -and some from the BAJAJ arsenals but m sure i wont go for one because i know the quality of bike they manufacture.

    found STUNNER good as a whole package, the tubeless tyres and all. but will a 125cc bike be able to hold on for 150kms straight??
    is the pillion ride comfortable? to be honest don't love its looks.

    YAMAHA FZ was overall good but shockers were really hard (especially the front), average is low i guess (42 km/Lt) but thats not an issue. one thing i wanted to know was, will the suspension(front only, i know the rear is adjustable) turn a bit softer once in use..??

    SUZUKI GS150R was good overall, gear shift wear not actually shift but swift. overall brilliant but lacks in engine sound (sounds like i am sitting on a jucier mixer grinder) , looks and the rear seat is a bit too high making the pillion ride uncomfortable for a long ride.

    m still to discover UNICORN DAZZLER, and some of the hero honda motorbikes.

    what i have heard abt HH bikes is that now they lack quality and their ergonomics is not so brilliant and are not good for longer rides. (talking abt HUNK and CBZ only)
    also DAZZLER is too much featured pack but lacks styling and is not that good for city commute like FZ ..

    help me to conclude...
    ur inputs are valuable to me..
    plz suggest what you have experienced yourself about your machine..
    not the things you have heard from other..

    also if somebody can help me understand what is run-in and what to do in this period, like speed rpms and all that stuff, whats the science behind it and what good will it do..
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    You can consider the following

    1. Stunner Good in terms of mileage and city ride but i cant say the same if it comes to long drive

    2. GS150R (good for touring (long rides) and okay with city ride) its not a juicer or grinder just try a test drive and you will feel how it sounds

    4. Dazzler - Honda Trustworthiness is there reliable unicorn engine but low power battery and no kicker still new

    3. P135LS is good why don't you consider this 4 vaulvian

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    Stunner and rest of the bikes are completely in different league. If you are considering 150cc class, Stunner can be eliminated safely.

    Go for FZ if you want riding pleasure; you have to compromise with low mileage. Go for GS150R if you want commuter-tourer. Handling of GS150R definitely not great compared to GS150R and Dazzler.

    Dazzler is really promising and it suits your all needs. Gives good mileage too with performance better than FZ. But, as you said you are 6-feet, give a test ride and see if you are comfortable.

    P.S.: Stunner can safely do 150 kms in a stretch at 80 kmph. Beyond that, better you avoid it. I rode Stunner yesterday for 80+ kms continuously at 70-80 kmph without any issues. All the new age engines can easily do more than 150 kms in a stretch.
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    since you are 6feet long i can only suggest you one bike--Suzuki GS 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammy View Post
    I am searching for a bike in 150cc and may be 125cc segment.
    what i want from a bike is comfort, stability, nice braking power,
    suitable for daily commute (city use) and occasional long rides on the highways (150/200km max)
    i am 6 foot and a lean person
    want your suggestions on the same

    have tried my had on
    -HONDA STUNNER
    -YAMAHA FZ
    -SUZUKI GS150R
    -and some from the BAJAJ arsenals but m sure i wont go for one because i know the quality of bike they manufacture.

    found STUNNER good as a whole package, the tubeless tyres and all. but will a 125cc bike be able to hold on for 150kms straight??
    is the pillion ride comfortable? to be honest don't love its looks.

    YAMAHA FZ was overall good but shockers were really hard (especially the front), average is low i guess (42 km/Lt) but thats not an issue. one thing i wanted to know was, will the suspension(front only, i know the rear is adjustable) turn a bit softer once in use..??

    SUZUKI GS150R was good overall, gear shift wear not actually shift but swift. overall brilliant but lacks in engine sound (sounds like i am sitting on a jucier mixer grinder) , looks and the rear seat is a bit too high making the pillion ride uncomfortable for a long ride.

    m still to discover UNICORN DAZZLER, and some of the hero honda motorbikes.

    what i have heard abt HH bikes is that now they lack quality and their ergonomics is not so brilliant and are not good for longer rides. (talking abt HUNK and CBZ only)
    also DAZZLER is too much featured pack but lacks styling and is not that good for city commute like FZ ..

    help me to conclude...
    ur inputs are valuable to me..
    plz suggest what you have experienced yourself about your machine..
    not the things you have heard from other..
    The best suggestion for your requirement, which also happens to be the best rounded package for a 6ft fellow in the 150cc segment (and also my personal favourite) would be the Suzuki GS150R. Less suceptible to crosswinds on the highway due to high weight. Cruising in 6th gear is a delight. Decent mix of power and fuel economy. Its the perfect commutourer (sorry Satyen if I violated copyright). Nobody here would want that you reject a bike solely becuse of the way it sounds.

    But if you want a more stylish ride, you could look at the Dazzler. (But i have no experience of its Tall-Person-Worthiness) It also gives you the option of a rear disc(since you require good stopping power).

    FZ is the best city slicker you can get if you can pardon its (Comparitively) lower fuel efficiency and a smallish pillion seat. Brakes are adequate. Handling is awesome.

    Stunner fans must have already told you how good that one is so I will refrain from commenting on that one.

    Nobody needs to tell you the typical pros and cons of HH.
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    GS150r fits perfectly for your height..
    best choice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
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    Stunner fans must have already told you how good that one is so I will refrain from commenting on that one.
    Think before posting such narrow-minded childish comments. Mature and grow up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
    Think before posting such narrow-minded childish comments. Mature and grow up.
    Reply to childish coment:
    1. You were not the only person in this thread before my post to comment on stunner still you took my comment personally.

    2. Even though xBHP is a Democracy and I have full right to express my thoughts. I refrained from making any comments on stunner because it made YOU uncomfortable (just learning from experience here).

    3. Reading your comments and analysing posting habits, you remind me of a certain member by the xBHP ID Vipin_s. I will surely PM that fellow that I am missing him a lot on the forum these days. If he does start posting regularly again, dont forget to thank me for helping you in finding your favourite biker buddy ever.

    4. Finally I want to thank you for providing all this valuable information on Honda Stunner to me and my fellow xBHPians. I am in no position to comment on one as i have never either owned or ridden one as extensively as you have.

    5. Please dont take any wrong meaning of this post. It was partially my childishness and partially my frustration at not being able to express myself and my thoughts in the forum.

    6. It finally feels good now that I could type all of that on my cellphone as I wished to take this burden off my chest ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSN1 View Post
    You can consider the following

    1. Stunner Good in terms of mileage and city ride but i cant say the same if it comes to long drive

    2. GS150R (good for touring (long rides) and okay with city ride) its not a juicer or grinder just try a test drive and you will feel how it sounds

    4. Dazzler - Honda Trustworthiness is there reliable unicorn engine but low power battery and no kicker still new

    3. P135LS is good why don't you consider this 4 vaulvian

    for more info you can check the respective products xbhp threads
    humn, thanx for makin it easier for me to understand, i understood your point,,.
    BTW i believe you own one GS150R, hows the bike as an overall package, how is the after sales services? any major problem or flaws with the bike? were the mechanics at the service center able to resolve it?? (were the mechanics talented enough??)
    nothing else you want me to know about the bike or suzuki which might help me in making my decision or atleast makin it easier?
    Thnx dude..

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