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    Question beginner ! which bike should i buy ?

    hi guyz , this is my first post on xbhp .
    Iam all about to buy a bike.
    so , i need help of you guys.because iam in confusion !
    iam lean weigh around 49kg,height 5'6''
    budget 80k
    iam new to biking ,still a 'not-so-good' driving.
    now my driving is getting better and iam all about buy a bike.
    bikes i liked till now is p135,150,fzs,hunk and szr

    which bike should i buy . need your opinions .

    Thanks in advance

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    What Bike Query Approved

    Welcome to xBHP. Please enlighten us more about your location and the intended usage of the bike (city, highway %, expected traffic etc.) so that we can help you better.
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    49kg and height 5'6. I think you need to eat well, join a gym and gain some weight.

    p135, 150: Good looking, nice value for money but reliability there is a big question mark. Unless you can maintain it well and you have a good service, hmm you know what I am saying. It's much cheaper than your 80k budget but I say hit the 80k and get the better one.

    FZ-S: This is what I own and I have my own reasons for buying this bike. And you know what Yamaha is. It's reliable and this bike is very fun to ride. Nimble handling and only thing it will disappoint is mileage. Get a 40-45 km/l in city conditions. If you don't have problem with mileage then keep your eyes closed and get it.

    Hunk: Another Hero product. Don't know what's their standard after completely splitting with Honda. Two bikes with same configuration that is CBZ Extreme, Hunk. If you are mileage hungry then go for it but you will miss out that Honda tag.

    SZR: Please don't go for this bike. Surely you will miss FZ. Buy FZ or any other bike and not SZR
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    You should choose the lighter bikes from the shortlist i.e. P135LS & FZ. Take test drive of these bikes and go with the one you like. I would suggest P135LS, it's sharp handling, awesome performance clubbed with good mileage tilts scales towards it. FZ runs out of breath at top end, where P135LS will still be left with some juice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abingk View Post
    iam new to biking ,still a 'not-so-good' driving
    Correction - you RIDE a cycle/motorcycle (two-wheeler) & DRIVE a four-wheeler
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    Weight - 49kg
    Height 5"6'
    Budget = 80,000
    And if possible do tell us about your usage & your expectations...

    Bikes to be pin down...

    Yamaha Fz-16
    TVS Apache 160
    Pulsar 135 LS
    Discover 125
    Yamaha Sz-X
    Suzuki GS-150R

    Doesn't matter if you are beginner or expert, as you will not keep bike just for learning purpose :P

    Go through This Thread's
    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...a-fz-16-a.html

    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...ki-gs150r.html

    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...sz-x-sz-r.html

    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...he-rtr-fi.html

    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...ownership.html

    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...ar-135-ls.html

    Now Comes to Biker point ...

    If you are Cool minded & more towards Relaxation wanna zip zap through traffic with ease & you are in no hurry then

    Yamaha FZ-16 &
    Yamaha SZ-x
    Should be your first priority

    If Mileage is your concern & you will only be using for daily commuting that too not very far Then Bajaj Discover or (you can go for Twister too)

    For Aggressive riding ,restless mind ziping through traffic light weight & good pick up, Very light weight.... good for beginer an with Sheer power & best in class Brakes :-)

    Apache RTR series

    For all Comfort Riding plus a power full engine with no vibration & reliable engine too .. a Ride Comfort suits best to..
    Suzuki GS-R & Yamaha FZ

    For short aggresion, leight weight & Reliable engine
    Pulsar 135 LS...


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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    What Bike Query Approved
    Please enlighten us more about your location and the intended usage of the bike (city, highway %, expected traffic etc.) so that we can help you better.
    iam from trichur ,usage will be mostly in city traffic,of course the traffic is heavy out here.then a 120km journey twice/thrice in a month as iam studying at coimbatore.
    ma adrenaline pumps when i accelerate !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonahmano View Post
    49kg and height 5'6. I think you need to eat well, join a gym and gain some weight.

    p135, 150: Good looking, nice value for money but reliability there is a big question mark. Unless you can maintain it well and you have a good service, hmm you know what I am saying. It's much cheaper than your 80k budget but I say hit the 80k and get the better one.

    FZ-S: This is what I own and I have my own reasons for buying this bike. And you know what Yamaha is. It's reliable and this bike is very fun to ride. Nimble handling and only thing it will disappoint is mileage. Get a 40-45 km/l in city conditions. If you don't have problem with mileage then keep your eyes closed and get it.

    Hunk: Another Hero product. Don't know what's their standard after completely splitting with Honda. Two bikes with same configuration that is CBZ Extreme, Hunk. If you are mileage hungry then go for it but you will miss out that Honda tag.

    SZR: Please don't go for this bike. Surely you will miss FZ. Buy FZ or any other bike and not SZR
    i know iam toooo underweight .started going to gym and eating like hell nowadays.

    Pulsar : reliability is the issue that iam also worried about.if the engine will go well for atleast 2 years ,iam happy .because within that time i will put on some weight and try to get a good bike like r15 in 2014.

    fzs: i do have a love towards this bike because of its street looks.and the yamaha badge.but mileage and weight is what iam worried about.40kmpl is ok for me.but i told you that iam a not-so-good driver.will that drop the mileage ?

    hunk : my friend do own one , and thats what iam riding mostly nowadays.loved its comfort and mileage.but the design seems pretty classic to me.

    szr : outta list now
    ma adrenaline pumps when i accelerate !

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    Quote Originally Posted by abingk View Post
    iam from trichur ,usage will be mostly in city traffic,of course the traffic is heavy out here.then a 120km journey twice/thrice in a month as iam studying at coimbatore.
    1. Student
    2. comfort
    3. Mileage around 40-45kmpl then
    ANY TIME FZ-S !!

    If you think for mileage too then P150 or Suzuki GS150.

    FZ has best comfort in city, refined engine, Yamaha's reliability! good handling and braking too. Performance of FZ is best in it's class. The only issue is with the mileage part, it gives around 40-45kmpl only!!
    But nice highway bike too, it has a top speed arounf 110-115kmph. Which is enough i guess!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrugonnab View Post
    You should choose the lighter bikes from the shortlist i.e. P135LS & FZ. Take test drive of these bikes and go with the one you like. I would suggest P135LS, it's sharp handling, awesome performance clubbed with good mileage tilts scales towards it. FZ runs out of breath at top end, where P135LS will still be left with some juice.
    p135 was the bike that i was all about to buy, but when i said p135 to my friends and cousins they all said no! and all said 'better you take p150'
    i do loved its size and specifications.but the reliability and bikini headlamp is wat makes me confused .
    ma adrenaline pumps when i accelerate !

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