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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezilkannan View Post
    Hmm so 200NS is equally good in comfort compared to ZMR? Interesting. My friend said otherwise, maybe if I take it for a ride, I'll be able to judge it better.
    Yep at least i left the same!!

    Infact try cutting lanes and overtaking on NS on highways it's really a charm!!

    I felt NS more better to ZMR would be because NS 200 was responding to throttle quickly then ZMR!!!

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    I have decided on the KTM for now, how durable is the bike.. it looks strong and mascular.. does it live upto its looks .. whats the maintenance on that bike... how abt availability of spares and accessories for the KTM
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    • CBR250 is the bike for you. the reasons are--
    • there is no comparison between CBR and thunderbird 500, the are ages apart. CBR is much better overall bike.
    • stability, ride, handling, braking, reliability, performance, & vibrations-- these are the areas CBR is much much better than thunderbird 500.
    • thunderbird is better only in terms of torque, sound (exhaust note) and legacy.
    • see, a bullet lover will mostly not even discuss before buying a bullet, if you are discussing, that means you are not a hardcore bullet lover. and if you discuss and compare, you will never be able to buy a bullet. there are very less number of riders who discuss and still buy a bullet. bullet is owned with heart over head, and CBR with head over heart. i hope you are getting ....what i am trying to convey.
    • and bikes are like wives, you will never find a perfect one, because, it is non-existent. you just have to love the positives and learn to live with the negatives.
    • above point can be related to "ease of riding in city traffic", and even if you wanna compare, i feel CBR is still better in traffic also ... then a bullet.

    obviously, i am not a bullet lover, and a hardcore bulleteer will give you a different answer.but mind it, even i wanna own a bullet ....atleast once, but only as a second bike, not my primary bike.apologies to all bullet lovers.

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    Decided on a KTM

    waiting for delivery .. 2-3 days
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    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    • there is no comparison between CBR and thunderbird 500, the are ages apart. CBR is much better overall bike.
    +1
    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    stability, ride, handling, braking, reliability, performance, & vibrations-- these are the areas CBR is much much better than thunderbird 500.
    +100
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    • see, a bullet lover will mostly not even discuss before buying a bullet, if you are discussing, that means you are not a hardcore bullet lover. and if you discuss and compare, you will never be able to buy a bullet. there are very less number of riders who discuss and still buy a bullet. bullet is owned with heart over head, and CBR with head over heart. i hope you are getting ....what i am trying to convey.
    Kya baat hai Price Bhai!!! 6 pe 6 mar rahe ho!!
    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    and bikes are like wives, you will never find a perfect one, because, it is non-existent. you just have to love the positives and learn to live with the negatives.
    Holy Cow !!! This is the truth of ages and human life!!

    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post

    • above point can be related to "ease of riding in city traffic", and even if you wanna compare, i feel CBR is still better in traffic also ... then a bullet.
    I find both bikes very uncomfortable in city!! almost same!

    Quote Originally Posted by jabirahmed View Post
    Decided on a KTM

    waiting for delivery .. 2-3 days
    KTM is good for city as well as highway, the only issue is it's mileage, it gives very close to 25-35kmpl if ridden 80-100kmph.

    Rarely heard of some 40kmpl.

    Duke is with all modern tech and features so it's kool, you find parts in market apart from SVC!! The same orange color in whole nation is really boring!!

    Atleast there should have been 2 different colors!!

    Duke excellent for city!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabirahmed View Post
    Decided on a KTM

    waiting for delivery .. 2-3 days
    Congratz on your Duke. As you owned the RX 100 before, you won't regret your choice with the Duke. Happy and Safe riding
    2-3 days waiting period? Wow they have come done pretty low, until now I thought it took 3 months to get delivered. Maybe in my city its like that. Anyone from Chennai can confirm this?

    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    and bikes are like wives, you will never find a perfect one, because, it is non-existent. you just have to love the positives and learn to live with the negatives.
    +100
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    Quote Originally Posted by somen1984 View Post
    Atleast there should have been 2 different colors!!

    Duke excellent for city!!
    it comes in orange, black and white .. they are new and cost nearly 9k more...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezilkannan View Post
    Congratz on your Duke. As you owned the RX 100 before, you won't regret your choice with the Duke. Happy and Safe riding
    2-3 days waiting period? Wow they have come done pretty low, until now I thought it took 3 months to get delivered. Maybe in my city its like that. Anyone from Chennai can confirm this?

    its just 2 days but really hard to wait..


    any suggestions on what needs to be checked before taking delivery

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    Quote Originally Posted by somen1984 View Post
    No My friend.

    NS200 equally irritated as compare to R15 or CBR in traffic or any other big bike!!

    And comfort is same on ZMR or NS200, i din't feel any difference in comfort when i rode it to Panvel and back 30kms-30kms

    I personally feel NS200 is way ahead in handling in the two! But NS200 gave 25kmpl average, where as ZMR gave some 35kmpl+ average speed was 100-120kmph.

    On highway NS200 is also fun to cut the lanes as compare to ZMR.

    NS200 quickly did a 135kmph where as ZMR clocked only 120-125kmph only, does this happens withall ZMR owners ??
    Highways or city streets (roads in particular) aren't meant for cutting through lanes! I have been seeing through a few posts Somen bro, but this is the attitude we at xbhp warn about...

    DO NOT (NEVER) cut through lanes!!! More so on a highway!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezilkannan View Post
    Hmm so 200NS is equally good in comfort compared to ZMR? Interesting. My friend said otherwise, maybe if I take it for a ride, I'll be able to judge it better.
    Your friend is right sir!
    ZMR is ages ahead in comfort compared to the 200NS.

    Quote Originally Posted by somen1984 View Post
    Yep at least i left the same!!

    Infact try cutting lanes and overtaking on NS on highways it's really a charm!!

    I felt NS more better to ZMR would be because NS 200 was responding to throttle quickly then ZMR!!!
    Disagree again... The throttle response of an FI equipped bike is always better than a carb'ed bike. Maybe the NS is almost at par; but not better. My building owner has a 200NS and I keep getting short 5-7 km rides every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    Highways or city streets (roads in particular) aren't meant for cutting through lanes! I have been seeing through a few posts Somen bro, but this is the attitude we at xbhp warn about...
    What mate??? this is very silly!! Even if start a sign board on our bikes don't overtake or don't exceed 80+kmph still those who wants to overtake or ride fast would do it!! There is nothing you or me can control!! Even we have few under age guys riding bike and posting ride reviews ...lol...even after warning them stil they do!! So nothing can be controlled!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    DO NOT (NEVER) cut through lanes!!! More so on a highway!
    ROFL ...lol...
    Lane cutting is nothing just to over take other bike or car in repsonsible manner, can we control this dude!! no!! they will do it in repsonsible manner or unmature manner!!
    Cutting lanes depends on how mature he is or not dude!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    ZMR is ages ahead in comfort compared to the 200NS.
    Nope...Diagreed..if you say ages ahead!! There might be some small difference but not a big leap. But as i ride R15 and ridden ZMR and NS200 for small tours altogether so i can confidently say that There is not that difference.
    didn't feel same will riding 50-60kms !! I felt NS200 more comfort on all aspects!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    Disagree again... The throttle response of an FI equipped bike is always better than a carb'ed bike. Maybe the NS is almost at par; but not better. My building owner has a 200NS and I keep getting short 5-7 km rides every now and then.
    THere is not hard and fast rule on FI injection Vs Carb injection. There was an article by one senior memeber on FI vs Carb. And it resulted almost same apart from morning start or weekly or monthly start ignition.

    NS has any given day better response over ZMR!! Even this could be as NS 200 has good power compare to ZMR!!

    Even i have a friend in office who's NS 200 i rode couple of times, latest was 25-30 kms Panvel to Kalyan.

    Nothing to say on this if you feel ZMR has better power on highway compare to NS200.
    Last edited by somen1984; 10-17-2012 at 06:30 PM.

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    I have owned the ZMR 4 years ago and the Pulsar 200NS recently and let me tell you very honestly that both these bikes aren't worth it. The ZMR is bulky and does feel under-powered on highways; engine heating is another issue on the ZMR due to absence of liquid cooling. The 200NS might appear to be a good bet but my personal experience is that the bike is extremely unrefined and vibey. The vibrations on the NS will irritate you both in the city and on highways. Also in city traffic the NS does feel strained at times. The KTM Duke 200 is the best option.

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