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    Hii Guys,

    I am new to Xbhp and this is my first post here.

    I am planning to buy a new bike. My Budget is around RS 1 Lakh. Initially I thought of buying duke 200. Then later I decided not to spend that much of money. I was very much impressed with ABS bike of TVS. (The Cheapest ABS bike in India ). Now its the time to take the final decision and I am confused Between Pulsar 200NS and TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS. I have ridden both the bikes. Felt Like 200 NS is bit Heavy and hard to handle in low speed. But I like the Apache. It was easy to ride.

    Now my question what should I choose..? The 200NS for the Power or RTR 180 ABS for the SAFETY. what do you think ? Which is more important The POWER of The SAFETY.

    Is ABS that usefull ..?

    I can Afford both the bikes. and I am not worried about the handling 200NS, Because from my experience I can say that whatever bike we use we will be comfortable with it within few days.

    Even if it is my first bike I have a riding experience of 5-6 years. I will be using this bike for daily office commuting. Around 30 KM per day.

    Will be going for long trips (300-400 km a day) at least once in every two months.

    Guys , Please help me to solve this confusion.

    Also tell me if there is any other bike which is better than my options in this budget.

    Is there is any New bike launching soon in this price bracket..?

    Thanks in Advance
    Akhil

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    Default Re: First Bike, Confused Between POWER of 200NS and SAFETY of RTR 180 ABS

    Query Approved

    Depending on your height. If you are short, avoid the 200NS and if you are too tall avoid the Apache. Both bikes are great and have their quirks and flaws.
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    Default Re: First Bike, Confused Between POWER of 200NS and SAFETY of RTR 180 ABS

    Please wait for a Few more months for the new Apaches to be launched.
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    Go with NS, it has good brakes. And the power will blow you off. Do not wait for new launches because they never happen on time.
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    Hi There,

    I would choose 200ns for the power, split seat, liquid cooled engine, 4 valves, monoshocks and 6 speed transmission. Additionally it is quite good for long rides barring the hard seat and slightly short gearing. But it is amazing to be cruising on 5th and 6th gears.

    Apache will not match up with 200ns on above segments. But it is fun to ride within the city limits. You can breeze through city traffic. Highways it might not give you so much fun. If you are a sane rider you really don need Abs. Also the brakes are quite good on the 200ns.

    Based on ur query I would suggest you to go for 200ns.

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    My vote would be for 200NS, it is gives you most bang for the buck. And if you are an experienced rider, you wont feel the need to have ABS.

    Pulsar 200NS gives you liquid cooled engine, six speed gear box and 23 Bhp, and is fun to ride in city as well as good for highways.
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    My vote is for 200 NS

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    Default Re: First Bike, Confused Between POWER of 200NS and SAFETY of RTR 180 ABS

    Thanks for all of your suggestions,

    But it looks like I could get both Power and Safety together by spending a little more.

    None of you guys were voted for Apache, so I was also thinking like I will proceed with 200 NS.

    One of my friend is working in Bajaj. I talked to him about this. But he said a fully faired version of 200 NS is going to launch this month (25th or 26th) which has ABS. and he said it will cost around 1.30 lakhs on road. All over internet this bike is called 200 SS. But my friend is saying Bajaj may Name it as 200 FF (fully faired) in India. So now my mind is saying to wait till the launch of this bike. What you guys think about this..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akhilzo2.6 View Post
    Thanks for all of your suggestions,

    But it looks like I could get both Power and Safety together by spending a little more.

    None of you guys were voted for Apache, so I was also thinking like I will proceed with 200 NS.

    One of my friend is working in Bajaj. I talked to him about this. But he said a fully faired version of 200 NS is going to launch this month (25th or 26th) which has ABS. and he said it will cost around 1.30 lakhs on road. All over internet this bike is called 200 SS. But my friend is saying Bajaj may Name it as 200 FF (fully faired) in India. So now my mind is saying to wait till the launch of this bike. What you guys think about this..?
    Wait for 200FF surely.

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    Default Re: First Bike, Confused Between POWER of 200NS and SAFETY of RTR 180 ABS

    If the 200FF is launching soon as per your friend, then wait for it.

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