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    Hi everyone,

    I have been riding Bajaj Discover 135 for the past 8 years. It has served its purpose very well. So now i am on the lookout to replace it.
    The main priority for me is Mileage and Low Maintenance. So please suggest a bike for me.

    1. Height - 5'6"
    2. Weight - 90 Kg
    3. Mileage - At least 60 km/liter
    4. Low Maintenance
    5. Daily 50 kms Commute
    6. Budget - Upto 85,000/-

    I don't have a particular bike or manufacturer in mind. So please help me in selecting my 2nd bike as i intend to use it for another 6-8 years.
    Please provide me a lot of suggestions and any other advice are welcome.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

    Query approved.
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    • #3
      Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

      Originally posted by gambitrite View Post
      Hi everyone,

      I have been riding Bajaj Discover 135 for the past 8 years. It has served its purpose very well. So now i am on the lookout to replace it.
      The main priority for me is Mileage and Low Maintenance. So please suggest a bike for me.

      1. Height - 5'6"
      2. Weight - 90 Kg
      3. Mileage - At least 60 km/liter
      4. Low Maintenance
      5. Daily 50 kms Commute
      6. Budget - Upto 85,000/-

      I don't have a particular bike or manufacturer in mind. So please help me in selecting my 2nd bike as i intend to use it for another 6-8 years.
      Please provide me a lot of suggestions and any other advice are welcome.

      Thank you.
      Looking at your requirements Honda cb twister and Suzuki gixxer 150 are the two options that came to my mind, gixxer is a refreshing product.Though you can have a look at Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Hero CBZ Xtreme. They both are darn cheap in terms of maintainance and spare parts.
      [/SIGPIC]PULSATING 22o

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      • #4
        Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

        Originally posted by rakshit rana View Post
        Looking at your requirements Honda cb twister and Suzuki gixxer 150 are the two options that came to my mind, gixxer is a refreshing product.Though you can have a look at Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Hero CBZ Xtreme. They both are darn cheap in terms of maintainance and spare parts.
        Thanks for the reply but i heard that twister is going to be discontinued, cbz extreme doesn't give good mileage, any idea about gixxer 150 and pulsar 150 on road price in Bangalore..

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        • #5
          Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

          Originally posted by gambitrite View Post
          Thanks for the reply but i heard that twister is going to be discontinued, cbz extreme doesn't give good mileage, any idea about gixxer 150 and pulsar 150 on road price in Bangalore..

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          Since you are looking for 60+/- mileage, it would be difficult to find a 150cc that gives such mileage.
          You may check
          Honda CB Shine
          Yamaha SS 125
          Suzuki Slingshot plus
          Yamaha YBR 125

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          • #6
            Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

            Bikes suiting your requirements would be Unicorn 160 or SZRR V2.0.
            Both have good build quality, good refined engines, comfortable seats and ample power.
            A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

            Weekend Rides Around Kolkata
            My Ride To Sunderbans -
            Hemnagar & Samsernagar
            Saagar Kinare - Bakkhali Calling

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            • #7
              Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

              Originally posted by gambitrite View Post
              Hi everyone,

              I have been riding Bajaj Discover 135 for the past 8 years. It has served its purpose very well. So now i am on the lookout to replace it.
              The main priority for me is Mileage and Low Maintenance. So please suggest a bike for me.

              1. Height - 5'6"
              2. Weight - 90 Kg
              3. Mileage - At least 60 km/liter
              4. Low Maintenance
              5. Daily 50 kms Commute
              6. Budget - Upto 85,000/-

              I don't have a particular bike or manufacturer in mind. So please help me in selecting my 2nd bike as i intend to use it for another 6-8 years.
              Please provide me a lot of suggestions and any other advice are welcome.

              Thank you.

              It also depends on what you are looking for. Are you looking for a power upgrade as well, or only the mileage figures. None of the 150ccs will give you a mileage of 60kmpl in the City.

              Below are my suggestions if you need an upgrade :

              Discover 150F : Now, since you already have hands on experience with Bajaj and maintained it for 8 years, i believe you would be knowing how to handle Bajaj bikes and where to service them. Discover 150F will be a good upgrade and it does come close to giving a mileage of 60kmpl.

              Yamaha SZ RR V2 : Good refined engine, would return a FE of around 50kmpl? Not sure.

              Unicorn CB 160:
              This might be the best of the lot, but its Onroad price goes beyond the budget mentioned. Unicorn does return a decent FE of around 50-55kmpl.

              I guess, other than these, you might have to look at lower CCs (100-125) for 60kmpl, which others have already mentioned here.
              My pick at 125ccs : Honda Shine for Mileage, SS 125 for a package of Power + Mileage.
              It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the ride - bolts!

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              • #8
                Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

                Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
                Since you are looking for 60+/- mileage, it would be difficult to find a 150cc that gives such mileage.
                You may check
                Honda CB Shine
                Yamaha SS 125
                Suzuki Slingshot plus
                Yamaha YBR 125
                Thanks .. Apart from Honda shine, i don't have any idea about other bikes that you have mentioned. I will check them out. Thanks for the suggestion.

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                • #9
                  Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

                  Originally posted by krishna77 View Post
                  Bikes suiting your requirements would be Unicorn 160 or SZRR V2.0.
                  Both have good build quality, good refined engines, comfortable seats and ample power.
                  Thanks for the reply. But one bike that is out of my mind is Unicorn because of the looks and design. I don't have any complaints regarding Honda but the design aspect of Unicorn does not appeal to me. No offence, others might like it but for me it is out of my list.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

                    Originally posted by Sal View Post
                    It also depends on what you are looking for. Are you looking for a power upgrade as well, or only the mileage figures. None of the 150ccs will give you a mileage of 60kmpl in the City.

                    Below are my suggestions if you need an upgrade :

                    Discover 150F : Now, since you already have hands on experience with Bajaj and maintained it for 8 years, i believe you would be knowing how to handle Bajaj bikes and where to service them. Discover 150F will be a good upgrade and it does come close to giving a mileage of 60kmpl.

                    Yamaha SZ RR V2 : Good refined engine, would return a FE of around 50kmpl? Not sure.

                    Unicorn CB 160:
                    This might be the best of the lot, but its Onroad price goes beyond the budget mentioned. Unicorn does return a decent FE of around 50-55kmpl.

                    I guess, other than these, you might have to look at lower CCs (100-125) for 60kmpl, which others have already mentioned here.
                    My pick at 125ccs : Honda Shine for Mileage, SS 125 for a package of Power + Mileage.
                    Thanks for the detailed description. I am not particularly looking for a power upgrade to 150cc. My main requirement will be mileage as i am in sales and need to travel a lot (min 50km - max80km) daily. So low maintenance will be my second priority.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

                      Originally posted by gambitrite View Post
                      Thanks for the detailed description. I am not particularly looking for a power upgrade to 150cc. My main requirement will be mileage as i am in sales and need to travel a lot (min 50km - max80km) daily. So low maintenance will be my second priority.

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                      You may check - Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS also if you are still interested in Bajaj. 135cc, Petrol, Manual, 64 kmpl* http://www.bikewale.com/bajaj-bikes/pulsar135ls/

                      Like Krishna said above this seems a good one too - Yamaha SZ-RR 153cc, Petrol, Manual, 55 kmpl* Yamaha SZ-RR Price in India, Review, Mileage & Photos - Bikewale

                      I'd go for the Yamaha due to the reliability and the power figures( torque) showing is great -
                      Max Power 11.9 bhp @ 7500 rpm
                      Maximum Torque 12.8 Nm @ 4500 rpm
                      Last edited by Pulsar220F; 08-03-2015, 08:20 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

                        Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
                        You may check - Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS also if you are still interested in Bajaj. 135cc, Petrol, Manual, 64 kmpl* http://www.bikewale.com/bajaj-bikes/pulsar135ls/

                        Like Krishna said above this seems a good one too - Yamaha SZ-RR 153cc, Petrol, Manual, 55 kmpl* Yamaha SZ-RR Price in India, Review, Mileage & Photos - Bikewale

                        I'd go for the Yamaha due to the reliability and the power figures( torque) showing is great -
                        Max Power 11.9 bhp @ 7500 rpm
                        Maximum Torque 12.8 Nm @ 4500 rpm
                        But as per Yamaha's website, torque is 12.8 Nm/ 6000 rpm... Any idea about the mileage figures of this bike on city road conditions?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

                          Originally posted by gambitrite View Post
                          But as per Yamaha's website, torque is 12.8 Nm/ 6000 rpm... Any idea about the mileage figures of this bike on city road conditions?

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                          I'm not sure city mileage readings..

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                          • #14
                            Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

                            Well, if you are not looking specifically for a 150cc, then the Yamaha Saluto or the Honda Shine can satisfy your need. Frankly, a 110/125 cc is good enough for 50-60 km.s daily.
                            Both are reliable, smooth and comfortable. Specially from Saluto, you can expect 60kmpl+ as the cc to bhp ratio is great for good mileage. Looks are fresh.
                            Shine on the other hand has nothing more to prove. A major disadvantage is vibrations above 60kmph. But, for city rides, that shouldn't matter much.
                            But, if you want that occasional long ride on the weekends or a more fun to ride bike without compromising your needs, check out the SS125. As already mentioned, SS125 is a mix of power and mileage. If you ride sedately, you can expect ~ 54-56 kmpl.
                            Other than these two there is the Dream series from Honda, Hayate from Suzuki(hasn't really taken off) and Glamour.
                            Weigh down your priorities and then decide. No one bike is going to give you all the positive things together.
                            Best of luck!
                            A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

                            Weekend Rides Around Kolkata
                            My Ride To Sunderbans -
                            Hemnagar & Samsernagar
                            Saagar Kinare - Bakkhali Calling

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                              Re: Need Suggestions to buy my Next Bike

                              Originally posted by krishna77 View Post
                              Well, if you are not looking specifically for a 150cc, then the Yamaha Saluto or the Honda Shine can satisfy your need. Frankly, a 110/125 cc is good enough for 50-60 km.s daily.
                              Both are reliable, smooth and comfortable. Specially from Saluto, you can expect 60kmpl+ as the cc to bhp ratio is great for good mileage. Looks are fresh.
                              Shine on the other hand has nothing more to prove. A major disadvantage is vibrations above 60kmph. But, for city rides, that shouldn't matter much.
                              But, if you want that occasional long ride on the weekends or a more fun to ride bike without compromising your needs, check out the SS125. As already mentioned, SS125 is a mix of power and mileage. If you ride sedately, you can expect ~ 54-56 kmpl.
                              Other than these two there is the Dream series from Honda, Hayate from Suzuki(hasn't really taken off) and Glamour.
                              Weigh down your priorities and then decide. No one bike is going to give you all the positive things together.
                              Best of luck!
                              Thank you very much... A very detailed description, helps a lot. How is Honda Livo?? Any idea about the bike? One of my friend that it is good.

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