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  • Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

    Hey guys,

    my name is kundan ghanekar. I own hero hunk right now but very frsutrated from service of bike. So going to sell it and buy a new bike. i m confused between CBR 150 and 250. I m average build person with height of 5ft8in. Weight is 68 kg. i m working professional so going to buy bike on Emi and going to do the exchange of hero hunk.
    I would say i m not a wanderer but want to be one in future. Also if you have other options for the bike, please share it.

    rgds,
    kundan

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    Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

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    Ideally the CBR 250 would be what you want to buy, but that depends on your budget. For touring i would consider the 250.
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    • #3
      Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

      IMO, 150 is not a good option now as its going to be discontinued. CBR 250 is also being cleared of the stock pile-up. May be you can hold on a bit longer and wait for any new launches from Honda. As Monk pointed out, Its based on your budget. Since the new one will definitely not be another 250, so it will increase the limit of your budget.
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        Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

        Originally posted by TheArcher84 View Post
        IMO, 150 is not a good option now as its going to be discontinued. CBR 250 is also being cleared of the stock pile-up. May be you can hold on a bit longer and wait for any new launches from Honda. As Monk pointed out, Its based on your budget. Since the new one will definitely not be another 250, so it will increase the limit of your budget.
        Thanks for you replies. I just gone through bajaj showroom today. Three showrooms are side by side there namely, kawasaki,ktm and bajaj. As you know kawasaki ninja is totally a different in this series as per budget and technology. So i took a test ride of pulsar 200 ns and it looks heavy. Then i took test ride of ktm duke 200 and i like the way it accelerates on first gear. Its not heavy and it feels good but i have to practice as this bike is much diffenrent than hunk.
        after that you dont believe it that the person who told me about pulsar 200 ns personally told me after coming out of shop that dont buy pulsar 200 ns as its resale value is zero. He also told me that hero technology must upgrade as there patent is over in 2015. So from engine to body, they have to design some thing new.
        as per him ktm duke 200 is totally different than others. It has feather weight engine and its totally new technology....whats your thinking?

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        • #5
          Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

          The duke 200 is a good buy. It will do your touring stuff too. But the cbr250 will do it in a better way. The duke is much more fun than honda. I have read hundreds of reviews of people touring on duke 200/390. No problems whatsoever.If you look for riding with pillion then cbr is the answer. Wait for the newer model from Honda. The present one is ageing. I have ridden the 390 for a good amount of time. My friend has it.
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          Alex
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            Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

            Originally posted by kundanghanekar View Post
            Thanks for you replies. I just gone through bajaj showroom today. Three showrooms are side by side there namely, kawasaki,ktm and bajaj. As you know kawasaki ninja is totally a different in this series as per budget and technology. So i took a test ride of pulsar 200 ns and it looks heavy. Then i took test ride of ktm duke 200 and i like the way it accelerates on first gear. Its not heavy and it feels good but i have to practice as this bike is much diffenrent than hunk.
            after that you dont believe it that the person who told me about pulsar 200 ns personally told me after coming out of shop that dont buy pulsar 200 ns as its resale value is zero. He also told me that hero technology must upgrade as there patent is over in 2015. So from engine to body, they have to design some thing new.
            as per him ktm duke 200 is totally different than others. It has feather weight engine and its totally new technology....whats your thinking?
            Thats bang on my head hearing it. Then go for d200..I havent personally driven D200, but did drive D390. Both should be of the same nature except for the performance I guess. Its super light and fast enough. A.S.S for D200 is pretty good and its mostly localised, hence maintenance shouldnt be of a problem at all.
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              Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

              I have only one question....is ktm duke 200 is suitable for me 5'8 height. In reviews, i heard that he who rides it must be tall

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                Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

                If you can ride your hunk without any problems then you wont have any problems riding the Duke.

                Go for CBR 250 if you have a pillion with you most of the time. It is more comfortable for the pillion.
                Go for Duke 200 if your ride solo most of the time. The pillion seat of the duke is so small that your back pack will completely cover it ie. not room for pillion whatsoever.

                Choose the one that suits you the best.
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                  Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

                  Originally posted by Ankey View Post
                  If you can ride your hunk without any problems then you wont have any problems riding the Duke.

                  Go for CBR 250 if you have a pillion with you most of the time. It is more comfortable for the pillion.
                  Go for Duke 200 if your ride solo most of the time. The pillion seat of the duke is so small that your back pack will completely cover it ie. not room for pillion whatsoever.

                  Choose the one that suits you the best.
                  thanks ankey...its very genuine answering. In pune, cbr 250 std costs me 176419 and cbr 250 abs costs me 201420 rs. But that is good description of rider and pillion.
                  i dont have that much of money. It is most probable that i m going for duke 200.

                  rgds,
                  kundan

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                    Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

                    Originally posted by kundanghanekar View Post
                    thanks ankey...its very genuine answering. In pune, cbr 250 std costs me 176419 and cbr 250 abs costs me 201420 rs. But that is good description of rider and pillion.
                    i dont have that much of money. It is most probable that i m going for duke 200.

                    rgds,
                    kundan
                    Great, take a long test ride to gain confidence on it.
                    All the very best for your new ride brother.
                    Ride safe.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

                      200NS is the best VFM bike in India as of now. Since you are more likely towards D200, you can definitely go for it. Its fun to ride the Duke. You just need to get adjusted to that raw power and mad rush which Duke has.

                      Regards,
                      Niks

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                        Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

                        Originally posted by Nikhil Gowda View Post
                        200NS is the best VFM bike in India as of now. Since you are more likely towards D200, you can definitely go for it. Its fun to ride the Duke. You just need to get adjusted to that raw power and mad rush which Duke has. Regards,Niks
                        now i m going for cbr250r std version.
                        Reason-
                        1- after taking test ride, it feels more comfertable and awesome power is inside.
                        2- very hard seat in duke 200.
                        3- i have also tried duke 390 cc but i dont require that much speed.
                        4- abs is too much costly( although worth) but my budget is limited.

                        what you think about choice,please comment....

                        rgds,
                        kundan

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                          Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

                          Originally posted by kundanghanekar View Post
                          now i m going for cbr250r std version.
                          Reason-
                          1- after taking test ride, it feels more comfertable and awesome power is inside.
                          2- very hard seat in duke 200.
                          3- i have also tried duke 390 cc but i dont require that much speed.
                          4- abs is too much costly( although worth) but my budget is limited.

                          what you think about choice,please comment....

                          rgds,
                          kundan
                          Good choice bro.
                          But could you wait 1-2 months beacause many new launches are coming. Cbr 250 with 28 bhp instead of 26. And many more. If you can just wait a bit it would be worth it. By the way in other news i will be checking out the benellis here in bhubaneswar. 4 Benellis are on a nation wide tour. They will reach here on march 19. Our local xbhp group will welcome them. Hopefully i would check both of them out.

                          Regards
                          Alex
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                            Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

                            Congrats for your selection. Do keep us posted.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Which one to pick honda cbr 150 or 250

                              Originally posted by krishna77 View Post
                              Congrats for your selection. Do keep us posted.
                              Some last questions before booking cbr 250r.
                              i know that production of CBR honda 250r is stopped as for the promotion of CBR 300. So is service on the 250 will get discontinued or not?
                              Suppose i m going for abs, does it cost me more in maintenance service?
                              Do you really think every penny worth in investing cbr from your personal experience?
                              my friends want me to go for CBR 150 deluxe for milage and as they say " itni speed aur power kaa kya karoge". Confused?

                              rgds,
                              kundan

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