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    Hi Everyone,

    I am from Trivandrum, Kerala (South India) and I am a new member here.
    I am currently using Yamaha Gladiator 125ss. Looking for a new bike and totally confused.
    Please give your suggestions to help me choose.
    Budget: 130k Max
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    Please see the image above, that is my finding so far.
    I like Duke, but the service center is far away from my place (I am moving to Palakkad next month).

    My main requiremants are,
    1. Style - I like all of the bikes above
    2. Comfort
    2. Performance
    4. Mileage - around 30KMPL
    5. Ground Clearance - village roads

    Waiting for your valuable comments.
    Thanks,
    Rohith A.
    263
    CBR 150
    19.39%
    51
    R15 v2
    23.19%
    61
    Pulsar 200NS
    17.49%
    46
    Fazer/FZS
    4.94%
    13
    Duke 200
    23.57%
    62
    others
    11.41%
    30

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rohith_a View Post
      Hi Everyone,

      I am from Trivandrum, Kerala (South India) and I am a new member here.
      I am currently using Yamaha Gladiator 125ss. Looking for a new bike and totally confused.
      Please give your suggestions to help me choose.
      Budget: 130k Max
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      Please see the image above, that is my finding so far.
      I like Duke, but the service center is far away from my place (I am moving to Palakkad next month).

      My main requiremants are,
      1. Style - I like all of the bikes above
      2. Comfort
      2. Performance
      4. Mileage - around 30KMPL
      5. Ground Clearance - village roads

      Waiting for your valuable comments.
      Thanks,
      Rohith A.
      one thing changes all the aspects of the requirement.... Village road.

      From your finding none of the bikes are good for village roads!! to some extent FZ and Duke are better.
      But Duke is not that comfortable as it should be. But if you mod. the seats with extra foam then it will be good. Pillion comfort is totally for toss!! And it's exhaust would bash on most of the area in village INMO. But check it with TD.

      The practically bike would be IMPULSE!! One of the best bike for potholes roads, village roads, off roading and similarly for good highway too.

      Mileage is close to 35-40kmpl with comfortable ride and good handling. This will save your good amount too.

      None of the bikes apart from FZ/Duke/Impulse is good for rural roads!!
      Last edited by somen1984; 11-04-2012, 09:08 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by somen1984 View Post
        one thing changes all the aspects of the requirement.... Village road.


        The practically bike would be IMPULSE!! One of the best bike for potholes roads, village roads, off roading and similarly for good highway too.

        Mileage os close to 35-40kmpl with comfortable ride and good handling. This will save your good amount too.

        None of the bikes apart from FZ/Duke/Impulse is good for rural roads!!
        +1
        except mileage figueres .I'm getting 45+ kmpl constant ,though I have never gone past 70+ kmph.The max. I got was 53 kmpl during run-in
        If you ride like there's no tomorrow there won't be.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by abid567 View Post
          +1
          except mileage figueres .I'm getting 45+ kmpl constant ,though I have never gone past 70+ kmph.The max. I got was 53 kmpl during run-in
          There is a Hero Showroom beside my home, the salesman there said these figures and you are right he said if you ride below <90kmph then you will get 40+kmpl and if you ride 90-100 kmph then it will give you 35 least!!

          as per your figure too i feel 35-40kmpl is what a person would get on highways in range of 80+kmph.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by somen1984 View Post
            There is a Hero Showroom beside my home, the salesman there said these figures and you are right he said if you ride below <90kmph then you will get 40+kmpl and if you ride 90-100 kmph then it will give you 35 least!!

            as per your figure too i feel 35-40kmpl is what a person would get on highways in range of 80+kmph.
            Yes ,you could say that... in the case of highways .
            but TC here need to drive in village roads .so I think 45+ would be the mileage
            If you ride like there's no tomorrow there won't be.

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            • #7
              Hey,very systematic way!Why did not you include apache 180?Even I love Duke but my place being in kottayam,really far away from service centre of KTM(Budget limits too,so duke out).Mild off-roading so I guess R15 also out.Would not consider cb150r too.I can only think of 2 bikes,200 NS vs Apache RTR 180.Me too still confused over it.My heart says NS,mind goes to 180.Let me list out the key features.
              1200 NS:
              good stuff-
              1.23 bhp power
              2.liquid cooling
              3.mono-shocks
              bad stuff
              1.little low end torque
              2.Facing minor issues(check ownership)
              Apache:
              1.Good low end torque
              2.Safe(ABS)
              3.Better in city(I think)
              bad stuff:
              1.vibration
              2.sitting position not for offroading
              Your choice mate.If I missed out something please include it!
              Last edited by albyjose; 11-04-2012, 11:41 PM.
              "Vibes transmitted from crank shaft to frame, then through the bearings of the head stock and into the stem where it meets the triple clamp and into the clip-ons where it is greeted with great pleasure by my hands"-ratfighter mod rtr

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              • #8
                Go for Apache 180cc or Hero Karizma. Both are well suited for you.

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                • #9
                  i think you should look for hero impulse or p220.. Some adjustment to the 220 raises its ground clearance and the bikes stand does'nt hit road during corners etc. Anyways 220 will have better gc than most of the bikes listed here. Fz and fazer are big no on village roads unless you go for a rear tire change.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by albyjose View Post
                    .I can only think of 2 bikes,200 NS vs Apache RTR 180.Me too still confused over it.My heart says NS,mind goes to 180.
                    Your choice mate.If I missed out something please include it!
                    Originally posted by jonahmano View Post
                    Go for Apache 180cc or Hero Karizma. Both are well suited for you.
                    Bros how come Apache 180 is good for rural roads ?? rural roads are some what off roading kind only!!

                    Apache has little forward bend riding position which is surely not comfortable for non highway or non better roads. Apache has some sort of sport position so if a person goes on rural roads with slow speed that means more pressure on wrist than normal, which will lead to pain and uncomfort to the rider.

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                    • #11
                      Impulse or duke will be more suitable for your kind of use.
                      Suzuki Gixxer - Current
                      Karizma ZMR <3 - Sold
                      Apache RTR160 - Sold
                      Honda Stunner - Sold
                      LML Energy - Sold

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                      • #12
                        I am from Palakkad. The roads are not that bad that you need a off road bike like Impulse. And good thing is your budget can accomodate bigger bikes.
                        I would suggest you NS200.
                        Even Duke can handle the roads over there, But I am not sure about the service centres in Palakkad.
                        Suzuki GS150R(Balck) 2009- 2012
                        Yamaha R15 V2(LE white) 2012 and Honda Dio V2 Matte

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by somen1984 View Post
                          Bros how come Apache 180 is good for rural roads ?? rural roads are some what off roading kind only!!

                          Apache has little forward bend riding position which is surely not comfortable for non highway or non better roads. Apache has some sort of sport position so if a person goes on rural roads with slow speed that means more pressure on wrist than normal, which will lead to pain and uncomfort to the rider.
                          I know.Still apache 180 will be better than R15,200NS(small low end torque) right?
                          "Vibes transmitted from crank shaft to frame, then through the bearings of the head stock and into the stem where it meets the triple clamp and into the clip-ons where it is greeted with great pleasure by my hands"-ratfighter mod rtr

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                          • #14
                            I would strongly recommend including P220 and karizma to your options.
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                            • #15
                              Hi All,

                              Thanks everyone.
                              by little off-roading - I mean the roads are tarmac. But lots of patches, holes..
                              I am not a sport rider like revving hard. (usually 5-6k). But i want some horses in my bike . That is why am not considering commuting type bikes.

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