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View Poll Results: Which one is overall best tourer...?

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  • Suzuki Gixxer SF

    6 25.00%
  • Pulsar RS 200

    3 12.50%
  • Pulsar AS 200

    12 50.00%
  • Other (please mention)

    3 12.50%
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    Default Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Hey Guys,

    I'm highly confused with these two bikes... My priorities are

    1. Decent Power (I owned 2007 Karizma R)
    2. Good touring capabilities (Upright seating posture, wind shield, Semi or Fully faired etc.)
    3. Engine should be smooth (if not butter smooth at least while cruising at 100 kmph)
    4. Decent pillion comfort
    5. Price less than 2 Lacs on road


    Suzuki Gixxer SF - All my priorities met in this bike EXCEPT Power.. Just madly in love with this bike but doesn't last long in practical life with machines .. have test ridden it and felt hell very very comfortable than Karizma.. excellent low and mid range... could ride in high speeds... rode at 70 kmph max 3rd gear... and boy... hardly any vibrations in the foot pegs... Must salute Suzuki for such a high class engine... since i've not ridden this bike in high speed.. not sure if it's good cruising at 100 kmph...

    Pulsar RS 200 - Everything is good except Engine refinement and build quality.. Though the NVH levels are less compared to NS... i heard that vibes are still there... i cannot bear more vibes... especially on handle bar and seat... and other thing is build quality... it was below average... there was panel gaps and inconsistent fit and finish... also read in reviews that after only thousand kilometers... you'll hear the fearing humming which is really annoying at times... and the BAJAJ PULSAR brand... i have also heard that after 2-3 years .. the engine vibrates more... and also the maintenance starts... are they really improved now in terms of engine refinement is the big question for me...

    Pulsar AS 200 - Good bike except that it's not fuel injected and refinement is less as compared to RS (i heard / read the reviews). and the usual pulsar brand comes in a way to take 1 step back when i think about the engine....

    Not sue... Should I go with Gixxer SF just for the love of this bike... is it really less powerful as compared to Karizma... OR should I go for the Pulsar RS200 ???

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Query Approved

    The Gixxer around 80kmph is good. Beyond that for prolonged periods you will be stressing it. Also after a Karizma a 150 will feel not quite right.
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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Following.

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    +1 to the above post.

    A 150 cc motor will not satisfy you even for a day after the 223 cc karzima.

    A CBR250R would be a proper upgrade for you, in terms of increase in power, engine refinement, touring comfort, fit and finish and overall quality.

    Take test ride and then decide.
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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    + 1 to the above post. Cbr250 is a valid option.
    You might want to wait for new cbr 250r or cbr 300r, though it might take forever.
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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    You can consider the CBR250 and the AS200. The RS is a good machine, but coming from a tourer's perspective, living with a carb is more stress free than an FI. I'm lucky to have both these bikes in my stable. The AS IMO Is the most comfy tourer on the block right now! Take a test drive and go with the one that Yu like the most!

    Good luck!

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    Default Which bike for 1lakh?

    Hi all
    I want to buy a bike under rs 1,00,000 for touring. My requirements are good riding position, decent power, comfortable for long rides. Currently I'm using Tvs Victor gl and have been to Spiti valley on it, but it lacks power. I love doing off-roading so bike should be able to do so.
    I have Apache 180ABS in my mind(for riding position I'm going to change its clip-ons handlebars). Don't want to buy Bajaj bikes.
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    Default Re: Which bike for 1lakh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Siddharth mittal View Post
    Hi all
    I want to buy a bike under rs 1,00,000 for touring. My requirements are good riding position, decent power, comfortable for long rides. Currently I'm using Tvs Victor gl and have been to Spiti valley on it, but it lacks power. I love doing off-roading so bike should be able to do so.
    I have Apache 180ABS in my mind(for riding position I'm going to change its clip-ons handlebars). Don't want to buy Bajaj bikes.
    TIA

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by sagar.sutar View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I'm highly confused with these two bikes... My priorities are

    1. Decent Power (I owned 2007 Karizma R)
    2. Good touring capabilities (Upright seating posture, wind shield, Semi or Fully faired etc.)
    3. Engine should be smooth (if not butter smooth at least while cruising at 100 kmph)
    4. Decent pillion comfort
    5. Price less than 2 Lacs on road


    Suzuki Gixxer SF - All my priorities met in this bike EXCEPT Power.. Just madly in love with this bike but doesn't last long in practical life with machines .. have test ridden it and felt hell very very comfortable than Karizma.. excellent low and mid range... could ride in high speeds... rode at 70 kmph max 3rd gear... and boy... hardly any vibrations in the foot pegs... Must salute Suzuki for such a high class engine... since i've not ridden this bike in high speed.. not sure if it's good cruising at 100 kmph...

    Pulsar RS 200 - Everything is good except Engine refinement and build quality.. Though the NVH levels are less compared to NS... i heard that vibes are still there... i cannot bear more vibes... especially on handle bar and seat... and other thing is build quality... it was below average... there was panel gaps and inconsistent fit and finish... also read in reviews that after only thousand kilometers... you'll hear the fearing humming which is really annoying at times... and the BAJAJ PULSAR brand... i have also heard that after 2-3 years .. the engine vibrates more... and also the maintenance starts... are they really improved now in terms of engine refinement is the big question for me...

    Pulsar AS 200 - Good bike except that it's not fuel injected and refinement is less as compared to RS (i heard / read the reviews). and the usual pulsar brand comes in a way to take 1 step back when i think about the engine....

    Not sue... Should I go with Gixxer SF just for the love of this bike... is it really less powerful as compared to Karizma... OR should I go for the Pulsar RS200 ???
    AS200 any day.however I see you are looking at the flaws of bike.if such is the case you can't set your mind in one bike.
    Go for the AS 200.carburetor or FI doesn't Matter in India.
    And no nothing Luke that for pulsars.rememebt never about the months but about the kilometers for mantainance.change the engine oil and that's about it

    Sent from India...

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Niranjan Paul View Post
    You can consider the CBR250 and the AS200. The RS is a good machine, but coming from a tourer's perspective, living with a carb is more stress free than an FI. I'm lucky to have both these bikes in my stable. The AS IMO Is the most comfy tourer on the block right now! Take a test drive and go with the one that Yu like the most!

    Good luck!
    why would you say so. Fi machines are more reliable and more flexible as per the terrain. and i havent really heard Fi failing anytime unless abused/left for long (bar RE). Fi any day over carb be it anything...

    i would like to know your thoughts too.
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