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Thread: Classic looks + reliable bike wanted: please help

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    For long rides ZMR or ZMA from Hero Honda stable has been the choice for many tourers.... though Fuel economy will be in the range of 36-40+ kmpl.

    But please do check the availability of spares and parts in your area.

    FZ16 / FAZER are good bikes but post 85-90 kmph they lose their breath on the highway...

    Splendor no no for long distance touring as going to 100+kmph is something i don't think is possible on that bike nor would recommend one to try with those skinny tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raja_roadster View Post
    Durability : If maintained well it will run till your grandson learns biking (may be after that too if kept on good hands)
    Reliability : It's completely reliable
    Stopping Midway : Mostly your clutch may get worse under sharp gearing but then to change the clutch is not a difficult job if seen once you could do it yourself
    i completely agree with the grandson bit i guess i will just drive my friends 350 a bit to get the feel of it

    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    • since you don't like the styling of modern bikes. and
    • i suggest any bike less than 150 CC is not practically suitable for long rides or too many highway runs......for obvious reasons..

    considering above 2 constraints......only RE350 and Avenger remains....so you can choose any one....both are good bikes...and both have merits and demerits....
    you have put it very well... will test drive the re350 and avenger over the next couple of days... and report here

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    Welcome on board

    As many others have suggested, go for Standard UCE / or Electra which is readily available at RE, do not go for a used UCE / AVL models. These modern RE Bikes are easy to maintain and still have the killer Classic looks

    Edit - Dont test ride a CI 350 and come to a conclusion, there is a huge difference between a UCE & CI, visit a showroom, test ride a UCE Standard / Electra, those bikes would perfectly fit in for you.

    Am sure you are not much inclined to the weight and the Thump, hence you can go for any of the UCE RE's
    Last edited by rameshmadhavan; 02-10-2011 at 12:28 PM.
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    @Staid Rider - You got a reply from one of the most experienced person above on RE; catch hold of him for all your questions on RE & I'm sure you'll be more than satisfied on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    @Staid Rider - You got a reply from one of the most experienced person above on RE; catch hold of him for all your questions on RE & I'm sure you'll be more than satisfied on them.
    thanks aargee i will proceed to do exactly that

    Quote Originally Posted by rameshmadhavan View Post
    Welcome on board

    As many others have suggested, go for Standard UCE / or Electra which is readily available at RE, do not go for a used UCE / AVL models. These modern RE Bikes are easy to maintain and still have the killer Classic looks

    Edit - Dont test ride a CI 350 and come to a conclusion, there is a huge difference between a UCE & CI, visit a showroom, test ride a UCE Standard / Electra, those bikes would perfectly fit in for you.

    Am sure you are not much inclined to the weight and the Thump, hence you can go for any of the UCE RE's
    ya i had driven my friends CI 350. on your advice will go for a UCE 350 test drive. great to note that they are easy to maintain.
    enjoy the slowness

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    Quote Originally Posted by staid rider View Post
    thanks aargee i will proceed to do exactly that



    ya i had driven my friends CI 350. on your advice will go for a UCE 350 test drive. great to note that they are easy to maintain.
    Thats great....anything you test ride and then decide
    Never Give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.

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    ZMR/ZMA-R , less worry , more riding fun .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinaki View Post
    ZMR/ZMA-R , less worry , more riding fun .
    being a HH driver for so many years, i have no doubt about the less worry more riding fun part. its the looks of the bike that i dont particularly like. i am on the lookout for a bike with few simple lines.
    enjoy the slowness

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    Quote Originally Posted by staid rider View Post
    being a HH driver for so many years, i have no doubt about the less worry more riding fun part. its the looks of the bike that i dont particularly like. i am on the lookout for a bike with few simple lines.
    Consider a Unicorn. Really refined, reliable 150 cc. Good mileage and comfort. Excellent chasis and i guess you are a Honda person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivekpetrohead View Post
    Consider a Unicorn. Really refined, reliable 150 cc. Good mileage and comfort. Excellent chasis and i guess you are a Honda person.
    Yes Unicorn is also a better option, ride comfort is really good.
    Never Give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.

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