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    Quote Originally Posted by Touseef Ahmed Mohammed View Post
    Honda Unicorn does the job well , a decent yet very practical 150cc bike.
    If you want to add some more style , go for the Hero Hunk.
    this it the spot where i didnt want to be,what is difference between unicorn/dazzler/trigger?
    also what would be a "torquey" 150?
    sorry about the post getting longer

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    Difference between Dazzler & Unicorn is much.
    The unicorn stays in a powered commuter section. Where as the Dazzler is sporty motorcycle.
    The chasis is different, The unicorn produces 13.3 ps of power & torque of around 12.8 nm.
    The dazzler is tuned up to 14 ps & a torque as same as unicorn i hope.
    Both are torquey here, infact same

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    so which is a better buy?
    also why not the pulsars?

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    Now you can consider the bikes unicorn and xtreme/hunk,i would particularly go with the hunk,though i own a cbz xtreme,i would still consider hunk because of its more comfort level
    than the other 2 bikes which i have mentioned,unicorn's spares will always be higher than that of hero products..
    I m not going going towards pulsars range just because i find the engine needs much better care than the honda's engines...
    Rest all is upto you to decide,also pulsars,unicorn does not come with dual disks whereas xtreme and hunk does.
    Do a test ride of these bikes to see which one suits you better i.e. which is more comfortable according to you....

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    @hage bhai please fix your requirements,need and budget first then start searching the bike. if you switch your mind so fast you might regret buying the bike which doesn't satisfy your need.

    in 150cc segment and a tourer one you shouldn't look for pulsar,hunk,xtreme,apache,fz,r15 and cbr as these are bike made for city and performance . for touring purpose you should have in your list discover,szr,dazzler,gs150r,unicorn and trigger.

    gs150r and unicorn will be more bulkier in weight than other and may be difficult to handle by you as you weigh 55kg

    try making a TD and decide... trigger is the newest and the fresh piece in the market rest all are launched 4-5 yrs before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by manas34 View Post
    @hage bhai please fix your requirements,need and budget first then start searching the bike. if you switch your mind so fast you might regret buying the bike which doesn't satisfy your need.
    sorry about it,as its first time hence the confusion
    so here's my final list-
    -Suzuki gsr 150
    -Honda unicorn
    -Honda trigger(how is it different from dazzler/unicorn?)
    -bajaj discover 150

    priority-
    1)comfort
    2)torque/highway manners
    3)mileage

    also i heard issues with dazzler in spite being newer than unicorn..any enlightenment?

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    @Hage bhai : No confusion here. Decide well, go accordingly.
    As you have mentioned above, the needs, i would suggest you to go for a Honda Unicorn, because it will suit your requirements perfectly.
    Its one of the best 150cc bikes, refined, powerful & comfortable at the same time quite fuel efficient too.
    Coming to the Honda Trigger, it carries the same engine of Unicorn Dazzler. Its almost same as a Dazzler with different cosmetic changes.
    A new feature is Combi Brake system which reduces braking distance a bit, its a newbie, no doubt its a great machine, but needs some time to prove its point in sales.
    Coming to Pulsar-150, its a perfect value for money made motorcycle. But remember its not as good as the Honda unicorn in Quality & reliability. The difference in quality of Bajaj & Honda can be clearly felt when you ride them. Some minor vibrations after a specific period are a common problem with Bajaj, coming to its comfort levels, its not that comfortable as it has clipons which make the rider to lean a bit. Coming to Dazzler, i heard that its spares are not readily available at most places as its sold less.
    With the Unicorn, the Comfort is entirely fullfilled here, fair torque, good on highways, mileage of 53 + kmpl on highway in economy mode.
    Coming to all these points, The bike which suits you according to me is a Honda Unicorn & I would suggest you to go for a Honda Unicorn.
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    okay,this thing is getting trickier,just sold off my new phone for 17grands ..and now i have some close to 78k,now i can still hold of a month and arrange upto 84k...and comes Apache 180 into the picture
    Touseef miyan I am trying to resist the temptation as i realize the silliness of starting from 125 and inching towards a 180..please bear some more and help me decide the final two contestants at 84k-
    -unicorn(and a new color phone)
    -Apache 180 with(with a Samsung guru)

    also one question why did you rule out Suzuki gs150r,i thought that 6 speed would be good on highways(but i also though i was getting a 125cc)
    hopefully the answer will close the thread for once and all
    thanks in advance

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    i think we should stop thinking about these cheap bikes and will start thinking of ninja 250 or cbr 250....just joking
    trigger you can follow the thread http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/255...er-launch.html

    dazzler as i am the owner i didnt felt any problem with it till now one month old...it shouldnt be in ur list as its shutdown.

    instead of buying unicorn you should buy trigger in my opinion buy the latest or dont buy anything just for unicorn and trigger...

    gs150r can probably be out of the list due to one problem only that is service centre and spare parts availibility...

    apache 180 will never satisfy your requirements as its a sporty bike...the same applies here that of apache 160

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    Quote Originally Posted by hage bhai View Post
    sorry about it,as its first time hence the confusion
    so here's my final list-
    -Suzuki gsr 150
    -Honda unicorn
    -Honda trigger(how is it different from dazzler/unicorn?)
    -bajaj discover 150

    priority-
    1)comfort
    2)torque/highway manners
    3)mileage

    also i heard issues with dazzler in spite being newer than unicorn..any enlightenment?
    Whoa man!! you have shifted to a new segment altogether! Just make sure you get your priorities right, as with a change in segment, there will be changes all the parameters.

    If style is not a deciding factor among your criteria, then the GS150 is a great highway bike, thanks to the 6th gear. Touring non-stop at 100km/h is effortless. It's a heavier, and hence more stable bike. The engine is extremely smooth - at par with the Unicorn benchmark. Service is an issue only if you stay in a small town. For cities like Bangalore or Pune or Mumbai, service is not a problem.

    Again, if style is a criteria, you can do for the Trigger. Else, Unicorn is a time-tested workhorse.

    Biking is not about how many Km/h you put on your Speedo. It's about how many miles you put on your Odo. Ride Safe, Ride Long!


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