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    I commute about 50 KMs everyday to work and back currently on my TVS Apache RTR Fi. It has completed 3 dutiful years and is now it's age is showing. I am now confused between The RE Thunderbird , the CBR 250 R and the Avenger. The Bike should be maintenance free and the main focus for me is the driving position. Since I drive close to 50 KMs I have had some back pains on my Apache now. Since I have been driving a sporty bike I am inclined towards the CBR but the Thunderbird offers a better Riding position. So Request your help in breaking this deadlock????

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    • #3
      apache rtr fi is not a sports bike and its riding position is not comfortable for u so i think cbr 250r will not suit u ..

      better u go for cruser bike like u mentioned thunderbird and avenger 220.

      thunderbird is the royal ride wid dhug dhugg sound .

      avenger 220 is normal widhout sound.

      if u like sports bike and u can compomise your back pain for some time the go for baby cbr. after some time u will get the proper posture for riding the cbr then your back will not pain..
      many cbr riders suffered from back pain issue but after some time they get to use it..
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        • #5
          Since you have mentioned that the bike should be maintenance free then the thunderbird is out of the competition. Regarding your choices cant comment because it depends on your driving style. CBR is sports bike where as the avenger is cruiser. Test ride the bikes & decide. BTW i own a TBTS.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jayanth_b_p View Post
            Since you have mentioned that the bike should be maintenance free then the thunderbird is out of the competition. Regarding your choices cant comment because it depends on your driving style. CBR is sports bike where as the avenger is cruiser. Test ride the bikes & decide. BTW i own a TBTS.
            cbr is not maintenance free . don't know about avenger.
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            • #7
              Since i dont own a CBR cant comment on that. But i own a TBTS from past 10 months in which i have visited the svc nearly 20 times for minor problems. I suggest you to take a look at the karizma even though its not comfortable as the thunderbird but you get the engine refinement which you dont get in either of the other bikes.
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                Originally posted by joshuamuthumani View Post
                I commute about 50 KMs everyday to work and back currently on my TVS Apache RTR Fi. It has completed 3 dutiful years and is now it's age is showing. I am now confused between The RE Thunderbird , the CBR 250 R and the Avenger. The Bike should be maintenance free and the main focus for me is the driving position. Since I drive close to 50 KMs I have had some back pains on my Apache now. Since I have been driving a sporty bike I am inclined towards the CBR but the Thunderbird offers a better Riding position. So Request your help in breaking this deadlock????
                Not considering CBR as the riding postion won't be comfortable as compared to Avenger & RE TBTS.

                Less Maintenance: Avenger
                Good sevice network: Avenger
                Cost: Avenger
                Good Torque: RE TBTS
                Good Power: Avenger & RE TBTS
                Riding Comfort: RE TBTS is better than Avenger

                I would suggest TD both which will give you a clear idea.

                Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
                i think everybody in his lifetime should atleast own a bullet once.
                Why do you think so?

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                  Originally posted by joshuamuthumani View Post
                  I commute about 50 KMs everyday to work and back currently on my TVS Apache RTR Fi. It has completed 3 dutiful years and is now it's age is showing. I am now confused between The RE Thunderbird , the CBR 250 R and the Avenger. The Bike should be maintenance free and the main focus for me is the driving position. Since I drive close to 50 KMs I have had some back pains on my Apache now. Since I have been driving a sporty bike I am inclined towards the CBR but the Thunderbird offers a better Riding position. So Request your help in breaking this deadlock????
                  Yeah back ache and apache's are a common story, that is for tall people about 6' ft or so. Esp 50kms per day, man that's a lot of work. As people have suggested CBR is though a cruiser the riding position is sporty, Thunderbird is not maintenance free and probably avenger is the closest to your requirements. But passion beats everything, if you love thunderbird or CBR nothing else matters it

                  Originally posted by Rahul Rods Tewathia View Post
                  cbr is not maintenance free . don't know about avenger.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by joshuamuthumani View Post
                    It has completed 3 dutiful years and is now it's age is showing
                    Something wrong with the bike or in the servicing

                    Originally posted by joshuamuthumani View Post
                    I am now confused between The RE Thunderbird , the CBR 250 R and the Avenger
                    All 3 are 3 different categories.

                    Originally posted by joshuamuthumani View Post
                    The Bike should be maintenance free
                    There's no motorcycle that has been manufactured in this planet that is maintenance free. Only batteries have become MF in the recent times. Be it Hero Honda or Hayabusa, everything DOES require maintenance.

                    Originally posted by joshuamuthumani View Post
                    and the main focus for me is the driving position
                    So what is that you need in riding position. BTW, you ride a motorcycle & DRIVE a four wheeler.

                    Originally posted by joshuamuthumani View Post
                    Since I have been driving a sporty bike I am inclined towards the CBR but the Thunderbird offers a better Riding position. So Request your help in breaking this deadlock????
                    Lol I'm riding 70 Kms everyday to office in C250R & I don't have backache either. Anyway, take the three weeks test & you should all be fine. I'm used to ride Rx100 for over 1.3 decade, when I switched to C250R, I felt totally uncomfortable, but now, I feel forward leaning posture is much safer & controllable compared to the sitting posture in case of emergencies.

                    Anyway, the point to you is, define your requirements completely. One of them being riding posture. If you're really concerned on this, take help of any of your friends & ride their C250R/TB/AV220 for quite a distance & conclude for yourself.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by aargee View Post
                      Something wrong with the bike or in the servicing


                      All 3 are 3 different categories.


                      There's no motorcycle that has been manufactured in this planet that is maintenance free. Only batteries have become MF in the recent times. Be it Hero Honda or Hayabusa, everything DOES require maintenance.


                      So what is that you need in riding position. BTW, you ride a motorcycle & DRIVE a four wheeler.


                      Lol I'm riding 70 Kms everyday to office in C250R & I don't have backache either. Anyway, take the three weeks test & you should all be fine. I'm used to ride Rx100 for over 1.3 decade, when I switched to C250R, I felt totally uncomfortable, but now, I feel forward leaning posture is much safer & controllable compared to the sitting posture in case of emergencies.

                      Anyway, the point to you is, define your requirements completely. One of them being riding posture. If you're really concerned on this, take help of any of your friends & ride their C250R/TB/AV220 for quite a distance & conclude for yourself.
                      Well for the first point. This was the first batch of RTR Fi's which came in with some manufacturing problems. and the TVS (non)service here in Chennai is legendary.

                      I agree that all three are diff categories.

                      Well I guess I do need to focus on the Riding position

                      Now that you are driving a CBR how do you feel? Are you satisfied???

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by blackside View Post
                        Yeah back ache and apache's are a common story, that is for tall people about 6' ft or so. Esp 50kms per day, man that's a lot of work. As people have suggested CBR is though a cruiser the riding position is sporty, Thunderbird is not maintenance free and probably avenger is the closest to your requirements. But passion beats everything, if you love thunderbird or CBR nothing else matters it
                        Well one thing is I love the revviness in the RTR and I seriously do not want to miss that but I am also attracted to the sheer pride of owning a bullet. So you see my passion is drifting

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the suggestions guys!!! Will be going for a TD this weekend for the CBR and the TB. Not sure if Any of the Bajaj Outlets allow a TD here in Chennai???

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                          • #14
                            I think thunder bird or avenger is better. in thunder bird many people telling about the oil leak problem. i think Avenger is good choice and value for money at 81,000INR on road. Nice comfort for pillion also.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by joshuamuthumani View Post
                              Thanks for all the suggestions guys!!! Will be going for a TD this weekend for the CBR and the TB. Not sure if Any of the Bajaj Outlets allow a TD here in Chennai???
                              is there any pro biking showroom there?
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