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  • Bajaj Pulsar135LS

    20 35.71%
  • Yamaha SZ-X150

    27 48.21%
  • Yamaha SS125

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Thread: Bajaj Pulsar135LS Vs Yamaha SS125 Vs Yamaha SZ-X150

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    Default Bajaj Pulsar135LS Vs Yamaha SS125 Vs Yamaha SZ-X150

    Hi friends,

    I am planning to buy a new bike. I have listed down my requirements. I have also narrowed down my choice to 3 bikes as given in the title. I am confused between them. Please help me choose one.

    My requirement:
    [1] Good pickup => 125-150 cc
    [2] Commuter => Daily I need to travel 20 kms (To+From)
    [3] Decent Mileage => Not lesser than 50kmpl
    [4] Good Comfort => Better seats and suspension
    [5] Stylish => I am just 22yr old
    [6] Light in weight => Easy to handle in traffic
    [7] Price => Approximately Rs.60,000

    Based on the research I done by reading reviews, I am summarizing the pros and cons of the three bikes

    [1] Bajaj Pulsar135LS [Price: Rs.60,600 on-road Chennai]
    Pros:
    a) Good Pickup 13.5bhp
    b) Good Mileage 55+ kmpl (any condition)
    c) Very Stylish (LCD console, LED Tail lamps, Grab rails, etc)
    d) Light in weight (Only 122 kg, So easy handling)
    e) Disk breaks
    Cons:
    a) Many complain about poor comfort because of Hard seats and poor suspension
    b) Many people said that the seating poster of pulsar (sporty) will give back pain and wont suitable for commuters.
    c) The rear view of the bike gives a feeling that some thing is missing and is not up to everybody's liking.
    d) Bajaj lacks quality and reliability compared to Yamaha

    [2] Yamaha SZ-X150 [Price Rs.60,000 approx on-road Chennai]
    Pros:
    a) Good Pickup (though lesser than p135)
    b) Yamaha claims a mileage of 62+ kmpl but hope to get 55+ kmpl onroad.
    c) Muscular and Aggressive design - Solid body
    d) Good comfort assured by Yamaha.
    e) Light in weight though heavier than p135 (132kg)
    f)Yamaha quality and reliability
    Cons:
    a) Absence of disk breaks
    b) Absence of goodies like LCD console, LED Tail lamp, Split grab rails, etc,
    c) Poor After sales service and poor resale value of Yamaha
    d) Mileage not sure of 55+kmpl

    [3] Yamaha SS125 [Price Rs.57,550 on-road Chennai]
    Pros:
    a) Good pickup
    b) Sporty design
    c) Good comfort
    d) Light in weight (125 kg)
    e) Yamaha quality and reliability
    f) Disk breaks
    Cons:
    a) Mileage only 50+ kmpl ( lesser compared to other two)
    b) Absence of goodies like LCD console, LED Tail lamp, Split grab rails, etc,
    c) Narrow rear Tyre (Slippery during rainy season)
    d) Poor After sales service and poor resale value of Yamaha

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    Did you check the Gladiator?

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    i think you should go for SS125.... it's got Disc brakes, its cheaper and is a Yamaha (Good Quality)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cool View Post
    Did you check the Gladiator?
    Gladiator is discontinued and is Renamed/Relaunched as ss 125

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    Go for bajaj pulsar 135ls, I am not a fan of bajaj but I would say this is a exceptional good quality product from bajaj.

    4valves assures excellent pickup with out sacrificing mileage.
    Their is no complaints on quality just refer the ownership thread.

    Its not in to the monotonous look of pulsars this bike has deferent style and attractive looks
    Do check and try test drive
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    First of all welcome to xbhp.

    For a comparo of SS125 & p135 read this Bajaj Pulsar 135LS Vs. Honda Stunner Vs. Yamaha SS125


    I would suggest you to follow this thread http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/what-bik...se-advise.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by madhav krishna View Post
    First of all welcome to xbhp.

    For a comparo of SS125 & p135 read this Bajaj Pulsar 135LS Vs. Honda Stunner Vs. Yamaha SS125
    +100 for this , it will help him to choose right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhav krishna View Post
    First of all welcome to xbhp.

    For a comparo of SS125 & p135 read this Bajaj Pulsar 135LS Vs. Honda Stunner Vs. Yamaha SS125
    hmm good find.....

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    Pulsar 135 has better pickup as compared to the SS125/Gladiator. It is also smaller and lighter. Couple that with the sporty stance it is more flickable through heavy traffic. Your doubts about Bajaj quality are misplaced. The 135 doesnt feel cheap in any way. Spares will be easily available. The only downside I can see is that it isn't as comfortable as the SS125 owing to its seat.
    The SS125/Gladiator has better brakes compared to the P135. Both front and rear. It is also more comfortable of the two especially if you are tall. The old Gladiator looked as conventionally correct as possible. The paintjob of the new SS125 is an eyesore for me. If you like it,go right ahead.
    Downsides:Spares are hard to find. And mileage takes a severe hit whenever you do a bit of 'sporty' riding. Lots of owners are facing rusting issues so I dont agree on Yamaha quality part.
    Do go through the Gladiator thread and P135 ownership threads. Take a test ride and go for what your heart tells you.
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    I believe you have already eliminated SZ-X, if not I would say eliminate it.. 132kgs is no way light.. and it'll be a pain in stop-go bumper to bumper traffic. Go through ownership threads and then take a test ride of SS125 & P135 and then take a decision.

    My vote goes to P135LS (I own one).

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