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    1. Budget : 90K
    2. Age: 28
    3. Height: 5'10
    4. Weight: 75Kg
    5. Intended usage (eg. Office/College commute, Highway runs, Racetrack usage, Weekend recreation riding etc.): Office (Asst Professor) & Occasional Highway ride
    6. Fuel Efficiency requirement (approx., if any) : somewhere between 50-60 would be fine
    7. City & Highway percentage usage: 90%
    8. Approximate Daily / Monthly running: Daily 50km approx (up & down)
    9. City / Town /Village of residence (so we can evaluate road conditions / traffic / terrain / altitude / OTR pricing) : City usage (Coimbtore)
    10. Brand / Bike type preference (if any): 150cc - 1. Yamaha sz RR Version 2.0
    2. Bajaj Avenger 150 street
    3. Honda Unicorn 160

    125cc - 1. CB Honda Shine SP
    2. CB Honda Shine DX

    Other factors:
    1. Myself and my wife both are working as asst professors, she has to wear saree regularly, she can ride by sitting single side only. so pillion ride space & comfort cannot be compromised.
    2. I always wanted an all rounder, and i had an eye on gixxer, wanted to buy it so badly ever since it was launched. But unfortunately i had to remove it from my list when we both went for TD. She was not that much comfortable sitting single side.
    3. I want a head turner, if possible, that also a reason i had gixxer in my list. Since it was removed, i added Avenger 150 street, but i dont know the mileage, pls assist.
    4. I'm still in a dilemma whether to choose 125cc or 150cc! please assist..

    Need to buy a bike within this January-2016. Respond asap friends..
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

    Query Approved

    The Honda Hornet 160 is good looking, has a comfortable pillion seat, will give reasonably good mileage, and should be within your budget as well.
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    • #3
      Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

      Mileage of Bajaj avenger street150 will be well withing your mentioned figure(50-60) and the seat is more comfortable in the new version than the older. If possible take a TD with your wife.
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      • #4
        Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

        Go for Unicorn 160 or Shine SP.. I have test ridden both are good.. perfect for family guys, good long seats
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        • #5
          Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

          As suggested, try the Hornet 160. I tried quite a few bikes for my brother with similar dilemma upgrading from a Honda shine.

          The Hornet had the most comfortable seat - both driver and pillion and an almost vibration free engine with enough punch when needed.

          Also the saree guard is coll enough that you wouldn't need to remove it ;-).

          Bikes tested: FZ 2.0, Apache 160, Gixxer 150, Unicorn. It was though the most expensive of the lot by a small margin. This is in Hyderabad
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            Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

            Originally posted by The Monk View Post
            Query Approved

            The Honda Hornet 160 is good looking, has a comfortable pillion seat, will give reasonably good mileage, and should be within your budget as well.
            Thanks for your suggestion.. after posting my thread here, i came through Hornet 160R for last three days. I was looking for an option to edit my thread to include it in my list so that you guys at xbhp will give better views, but couldn't find one. Surprisingly the very first reply here is HORNET 160R!!!

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            I wonder why no one is not even talking a word about Yamaha SZ RR Ver 2.0..
            I feel it is good looking in commuter bikes, better engine and reliability of yamaha, hope it gives better mileage since bluecore technology has been introduced. I cant even find ownership threads, testdrive reports, official reviews anywhere in internet. one or two is there, but i cant come into any conclusion only based on that.

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            Originally posted by Naveen Vajja View Post
            As suggested, try the Hornet 160. I tried quite a few bikes for my brother with similar dilemma upgrading from a Honda shine.

            The Hornet had the most comfortable seat - both driver and pillion and an almost vibration free engine with enough punch when needed.

            Also the saree guard is coll enough that you wouldn't need to remove it ;-).

            Bikes tested: FZ 2.0, Apache 160, Gixxer 150, Unicorn. It was though the most expensive of the lot by a small margin. This is in Hyderabad
            Yes i am planning to for testdrive this weekend, and i will let you know here..
            and yes, i like the saree guard design, it blends with the bike's design flow..

            All the Honda bikes launched recently has the dual tone colour theme, and personally i dont like the silver / gold frame below the rider's seat on the side profile. it looks odd.

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            Originally posted by dude_creative View Post
            Go for Unicorn 160 or Shine SP.. I have test ridden both are good.. perfect for family guys, good long seats
            In these two, as in your suggestion, my choice is Shine SP over Unicorn 160. i like the beefier tank in shine SP than slim one in unicorn 160.

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            Originally posted by AbhiAvvy13 View Post
            Mileage of Bajaj avenger street150 will be well withing your mentioned figure(50-60) and the seat is more comfortable in the new version than the older. If possible take a TD with your wife.
            Whenever i speak about bajaj bikes, my colleagues used to tell that Bajaj bikes dont last for long. Even I used a friend of mine's Pulsar 180 UG4 for one full year, i noticed it was producing more vibrations and engine sound getting changed as days pass by.

            I like the cruiser stance of avenger but still i feel to stop since the name "bajaj"

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            • #7
              Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

              Honda Hornet fits all your requirement.

              1. it looks good
              2. pillion seat is comfortable.
              3. Honda bikes are maintenance free(Less on pocket)
              4. Good Mileage -

              Check it out in person you may love it.
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              • #8
                Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

                Honda to offer engine kill switch in CB Hornet 160R | Gaadi.com

                I just gone through that link; what i had in my mind is, if the addition is only the engine kill switch, i wont wait till it comes to market, rather i will go for existing model itself. it is just ON/OFF switch. But Honda replaces the entire switchgears, then i will surely regret for buying. Im really confused what to do, whether to wait or go with existing model..

                If Honda showcases the modified Hornet 160R in Auto Expo, which is going to take place in Feb'2016, how long it will take this particular model to come to market??? In simple words, i have to wait for 2 more weeks to know Hornet 160R is going to have new addions? if so, what are the actual additions? and how long more do i have to wait for owning it?? Im very much in need of buying a bike right now, and i have to get mine before this month ends. My condition is really critical.!

                One more doubt, suppose that i buy the existing Hornet 160R model, and honda updates the Hornet 160R withing few days after my purchase, is it possible that i can upgrade / replace with new switchgears?

                kindly comment your views..

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                • #9
                  Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

                  no response!!

                  INR5000 difference between Hornet 160 and Unicorn 160.. What to choose?? Still Shine SP is on the list though..

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                  • #10
                    Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

                    Hornet 160

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                    • #11
                      Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

                      Originally posted by hellofromsathish View Post
                      no response!!

                      INR5000 difference between Hornet 160 and Unicorn 160.. What to choose?? Still Shine SP is on the list though..

                      Buddy,

                      Please stay away from uni160 for now, it's sales have already taken a hit this month with just 600 vehicles sold . People seem to be more interested in hornet now. Going by honda's trend, if it fails to get consistent numbers, it could get discontinued like it's predecessors dazzler and trigger. Go for hornet instead. If you need mileage, shine sp seems the prudent choice here, I myself have booked a grey sp two days before..

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                      • #12
                        Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

                        Wait for Feb 9th. Hornet may launch Kill Switch.

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                        I would suggest Hornet.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

                          Originally posted by naveens View Post
                          Buddy,
                          If you need mileage, shine sp seems the prudent choice here, I myself have booked a grey sp two days before..

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                          Congrats on your new ride..!!

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                          Originally posted by Harideep View Post
                          Wait for Feb 9th. Hornet may launch Kill Switch.

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                          I would suggest Hornet.
                          I dont know whether i can wait all that long.. Because it is my necessity now..

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                          • #14
                            Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

                            Originally posted by hellofromsathish View Post
                            Congrats on your new ride..!!

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                            I dont know whether i can wait all that long.. Because it is my necessity now..

                            Which Bike you have now?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Help to choose better bike for newly married family man

                              Hi Satish, though both the Shine and Hornet is good for your requirements, I'd suggest you to test ride SZ-RR once. Extremely comfortable and refined but underestimated. Will be comfortable for a lady pillion as well.
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