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    Hi Guyz ,
    Help a Beginner!!


    I am all about to buy my FIRST Bike
    From last one year i just fell in love with these machines and started feeling the joy of Riding...!!
    I am totally confused, really need a experts advice to choose a wheels for me


    I have some rolling experience on my pals bikes now i am better sure that i am good to get on roads

    23 years old from MumbaI, height 56 weigh 70 kgs
    budget 80k 100k

    Usage City commuter and often long rides
    Daily 15km up & down to office in Mumbai Traffic
    Weekend long Rides


    I do not have any specific preference
    I dont know much about the mechanism of these machines and parts
    Willing to have a engine around 150 CC (more or less is ok) with a decent mileage around 40 kmpl


    Eagerly Waiting for your response Guys


    Thanks in advance



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    Query Approved

    Doing some groundwork and shortlisting a few models that are of interest and asking specific questions would be far more useful than being this vague.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murgeshd View Post


    I do not have any specific preference
    I dont know much about the mechanism of these machines and parts
    Willing to have a engine around 150 CC (more or less is ok) with a decent mileage around 40 kmpl

    Murgesh
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    No offense, but, you need to have a preference in what you want. You cannot just take what comes your way...you can choose what you want.

    having said that, Give more about your interest. Do you like faired bikes or street fighters...whats your preference... Performance or looks or anything that you can put forth. You must have seen hell lot of bikes...and you must have liked atleast 2-3 out of them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    No offense, but, you need to have a preference in what you want. You cannot just take what comes your way...you can choose what you want.

    having said that, Give more about your interest. Do you like faired bikes or street fighters...whats your preference... Performance or looks or anything that you can put forth. You must have seen hell lot of bikes...and you must have liked atleast 2-3 out of them...
    ya! well, i have some intreset over faired bikes like
    Apache RTR
    FZ s
    Gixxer
    Avenger
    CB Trigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by murgeshd View Post
    ya! well, i have some intreset over faired bikes like
    Apache RTR
    FZ s
    Gixxer
    Avenger
    CB Trigger
    I hope you meant, non-faired ones..the ones you mentioned...none of them have a fairing... So you sure about your preference.
    Can you elaborate more.
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    Agree with the comments here. You need to have some idea of what kind of machine you want. When I bought my first bike barely two years ago, I was clear I needed something with excellent road stability and which forgiving in nature as I didn't know how to ride. So I chose a FZ and boy did it bailed me out of sticky situations during my learning phase and proved to be in my opinion the perfect learners bike. So list out your requirements, take your skill level into consideration and take a call 😊. That said, you budget (80k-100k) will easily fetch you a premium 150cc commuter. It is the most competitive segment and you will be spoilt for choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murgeshd View Post

    23 years old from MumbaI, height 56 weigh 70 kgs
    budget 80k 100k

    Usage City commuter and often long rides
    Daily 15km up & down to office in Mumbai Traffic
    Weekend long Rides

    Willing to have a engine around 150 CC (more or less is ok) with a decent mileage around 40 kmpl
    Looking at your love for the faired ones...and less CCs...Take a test drive on Gixxer SF, the only full faired bike in its category, or you can also try for Fazer (not sure if V1 is still available or the OTR of v2 will be under 1L ) . Gixxer SF has good road presence and must help you during you weekend rides. Its a decent city commuter too. I havent seen any reviews about Gixxer SF in this forum (or I may have missed it, sorry for that).

    Check other websites too, about the pro's and cons of the bike. Any good amount of Test drive should tell you. take one and decide for yourself. It must suite all your afore mentioned requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    I hope you meant, non-faired ones..the ones you mentioned...none of them have a fairing... So you sure about your preference.
    Can you elaborate more.

    Oops i mean non faired bikes..
    I have some riding experience in these bikes

    Actually i like the old Apache rtr 180 ABS the most of all (one with orange & black stripes) but now its not available with ABS (is that still available in market?)
    The new one is bit Uncomfortable - its handle and power. I have experience on both- but hooked with old one

    FZ-S- Really Good n smooth for riding- mileage ok - But is that ok for long rides ?

    I don't have ridding experience on Gixxer - Just read lots of reviews about it

    Most riding experience in avenger - felt comfort - mileage is OK - but its too short for me - and again is that ok for long rides? is there engine vibration above 70 kmph?(i have same query even with FZ)

    CB Trigger/ Unicorn - Only for commuting with decent milage - NO LONG RIDES



    Also advice if any other bikes in this segment

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    Looking at your love for the faired ones...and less CCs...Take a test drive on Gixxer SF, the only full faired bike in its category, or you can also try for Fazer (not sure if V1 is still available or the OTR of v2 will be under 1L ) . Gixxer SF has good road presence and must help you during you weekend rides. Its a decent city commuter too. I havent seen any reviews about Gixxer SF in this forum (or I may have missed it, sorry for that).

    Check other websites too, about the pro's and cons of the bike. Any good amount of Test drive should tell you. take one and decide for yourself. It must suite all your afore mentioned requirements.
    Sorry Sir!
    I was trying to say non faired bikes!

    Gixxer seems to be sporty.. more over its pillion seat!

    Will try to check out its reviews for better consideration
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    Quote Originally Posted by murgeshd View Post
    Actually i like the old Apache rtr 180 ABS the most of all (one with orange & black stripes) but now its not available with ABS (is that still available in market?)
    The new one is bit Uncomfortable - its handle and power. I have experience on both- but hooked with old one

    FZ-S- Really Good n smooth for riding- mileage ok - But is that ok for long rides ?

    I don't have ridding experience on Gixxer - Just read lots of reviews about it

    Most riding experience in avenger - felt comfort - mileage is OK - but its too short for me - and again is that ok for long rides? is there engine vibration above 70 kmph?(i have same query even with FZ)

    CB Trigger/ Unicorn - Only for commuting with decent milage - NO LONG RIDES



    Also advice if any other bikes in this segment

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    New Apache or old one will suit short riders like us (Mind you, I am just 5'7"), If you are looking for city commute and if you are OK to take 2nd hand bikes, Why not try the Classic 350 or TB 350. It should not cost you more than 90k, but maintenance is a bit steep, All round machine (In my opinion), tourer and city commuter too..Decent pillion comfy.

    Frankly speaking, there are not much bikes in the 150cc segment to suit your requirement. If you fee avenger is a bit short for you, I will have to laugh over it. Its designed for short/tall riders upto 6' with comfortable seating position. A great tourer which yhou will get uner 1L. Vibrations are bound to creep in when you go past 85-90kmph. But cruising at 80kmph is a bliss.

    If you ask me. I would say
    1. RE - 2nd hand - CL350/TB350
    2. Unicorn 160
    3. RTR 180 abs
    4. Gixxer
    5. Avenger
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    New Apache or old one will suit short riders like us (Mind you, I am just 5'7"), If you are looking for city commute and if you are OK to take 2nd hand bikes, Why not try the Classic 350 or TB 350. It should not cost you more than 90k, but maintenance is a bit steep, All round machine (In my opinion), tourer and city commuter too..Decent pillion comfy.

    Frankly speaking, there are not much bikes in the 150cc segment to suit your requirement. If you fee avenger is a bit short for you, I will have to laugh over it. Its designed for short/tall riders upto 6' with comfortable seating position. A great tourer which yhou will get uner 1L. Vibrations are bound to creep in when you go past 85-90kmph. But cruising at 80kmph is a bliss.

    If you ask me. I would say
    1. RE - 2nd hand - CL350/TB350
    2. Unicorn 160
    3. RTR 180 abs
    4. Gixxer
    5. Avenger
    I feel it bit uncomfortable to handle the avenger in traffics, even its mileage makes me think twice.
    I like RE classic, as you already said MAINTENANCE and PRICE, and its my first bike, i would like to go with a low range bikes

    Also you just Skipped the FZ-s? What about its mileage and is that ok for long rides?

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