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    Hi Friends I am looking forward to buy another two wheeler

    Currently I own Honda Hornet 160r, before this I had KTM Duke 200.
    I am looking for a fun to drive yet very practical motor bike.
    My daily commute is 50km home -> office, office -> home, most of the time at odd times (7:15am, 4:00pm)
    but at times have to drive under extreme traffic condition where it takes more than 3 hours just for 25km.
    Though this is not a kind of review but my experience with Duke 200 made me to look for less powerful (== less heat),
    no FI, no liquid cooling( less trouble) bike and hence i happen to land over Honda Hornet.
    There were reliability issues as well with Duke but I believe that they are specific to my particular model.
    Problems:
    1. Motion sensor for head light won't allow to switch off/on while engine is running. I stopped turning engine off
    at traffic signal fearing that head light won't come up in single click.
    2. Coolant leakage though a common problem but that white smoke for the first time made me feel that
    its time to call fire fighters.
    3. Display not able to show average speed once vehicle is little heated up.
    4. Starter coil gone, have to call for towing. (after 10,000 kms, after 2 years, out of warranty)

    All these made me to look for something which is tried and tested and which is there in market for long.
    I made my mind to buy Unicorn first but then can't control to go for little sporty version of it( Hornet 160)
    Now after driving hornet for 10k Kms in 1 year i am feeling the need of more powerful and fun to drive vehicle.

    Options are Yamaha fz25, Bajaj Dominor, Honda cbr 250r or anything you can suggest (less than in 2.25L)

    My priorities:
    Should be able to drive comfortably in heavy traffic.
    Sufficient acceleration to beat those stupid cabbies without much struggle.
    Refined engine.
    Comfortable for pillion for short journey.

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    Re: Choosing new motor bike

    Query Approved

    Between the 3, the FZ would be the best for traffic. Its also the lightest by quite a margin
    Biking is not about what you have between your legs, its all about how well you use it!!!!!!!

    Give your details here if you want to help your fellow xBhpian stranded in your city

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    • #3
      Re: Choosing new motor bike

      +1 to [MENTION=38603]The Monk[/MENTION] sir's post. FZ25 ticks all your check boxes. Take test rides and then decide.

      PS. Monk Sir, I think this post is in Help Me section by mistake, it should be in What Bike section.
      I would like to thank my legs for supporting me, my arms for being always by my side and my fingers; I could always count on them.

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by Ankey View Post
        +1 to @The Monk sir's post. FZ25 ticks all your check boxes. Take test rides and then decide.

        PS. Monk Sir, I think this post is in Help Me section by mistake, it should be in What Bike section.
        Done. Thanks for pointing out. And i ain't no sir man.
        Biking is not about what you have between your legs, its all about how well you use it!!!!!!!

        Give your details here if you want to help your fellow xBhpian stranded in your city

        Touring Blog: Cycling in Mongolia!

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        • #5
          Re: Choosing new motor bike

          Originally posted by The Monk View Post
          Query Approved

          Between the 3, the FZ would be the best for traffic. Its also the lightest by quite a margin
          I agree with [MENTION=38603]The Monk[/MENTION] sir! FZ25 is the simplest bike in your list. The CBR250R tends to get heated in traffic because of the fairing..
          Splendor - 2k to 2006
          Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
          P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
          Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
          ZMR - 2010 to Forever
          RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
          Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
          RayZ - 2015 til now
          Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


          Delhi to Narkanda
          Delhi to Coimbatore
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          • #6
            Re: Choosing new motor bike

            Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
            I agree with [MENTION=38603]The Monk[/MENTION] sir! FZ25 is the simplest bike in your list. The CBR250R tends to get heated in traffic because of the fairing..
            CBR is more comfortable in th highways at 70-130kmph range.

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            • #7
              Re: Choosing new motor bike

              Originally posted by Deathwing View Post
              CBR is more comfortable in th highways at 70-130kmph range.
              But CBR250 isn't available anymore. They have removed it from the Honda website!
              Splendor - 2k to 2006
              Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
              P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
              Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
              ZMR - 2010 to Forever
              RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
              Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
              RayZ - 2015 til now
              Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


              Delhi to Narkanda
              Delhi to Coimbatore
              Delhi to Nepal

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              • #8
                Re: Choosing new motor bike

                FZ25 will be a no nonsense bike which I would suggest.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
                  But CBR250 isn't available anymore. They have removed it from the Honda website!
                  It will be soon, they will simply put out a new paint scheme and a bs4 variant , no updates, if your riding is going to be mostly in the city, fz 25 is the bike for you, it has fantastic low end torque and will do the job, CBR is devoid of low end torque, power only kicks in after 5000rpm.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Choosing new motor bike

                    Originally posted by Deathwing View Post
                    It will be soon, they will simply put out a new paint scheme and a bs4 variant , no updates, if your riding is going to be mostly in the city, fz 25 is the bike for you, it has fantastic low end torque and will do the job, CBR is devoid of low end torque, power only kicks in after 5000rpm.

                    I have a gut feeling they will launch the 300.. If they were to launch the same bike with new paint scheme! Why remove? They still have navi which is bs3 listed and smaller capacity bikes..
                    Splendor - 2k to 2006
                    Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
                    P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
                    Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
                    ZMR - 2010 to Forever
                    RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
                    Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
                    RayZ - 2015 til now
                    Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


                    Delhi to Narkanda
                    Delhi to Coimbatore
                    Delhi to Nepal

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                    • #11
                      Re: Choosing new motor bike

                      Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
                      I have a gut feeling they will launch the 300.. If they were to launch the same bike with new paint scheme! Why remove? They still have navi which is bs3 listed and smaller capacity bikes..
                      Such is the naiveness of HMSI, they are honestly a joke in the quarter litre segment, 300r should have come in 2015 itself, instead they gave us a shitty paint job scheme. I vaguely heard rumors that if the 250rr were to make it to india, it would come as the 350rr, just speculating but highly doubtful as we know Hondas scooter /commuter mentality.

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