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    Hi, bikers,
    I am from Mumbai. Iam about to buy my 1st bike, I am a normal rider who will ride at 50 to 60 kmph. Looking for decent bike with comfort and which won't cause back ache in long term.

    1. Budget : 70 to 90K

    2. Age: 25

    3. Height: 5'7"

    4. Weight: 65 Kg

    5. Intended usage: Iam into B2B sales profession, so will have frequent traveling, approx 50 Kms run up and down daily within Mumbai only.

    6. Fuel Efficiencyrequirement (approx., if any): somewhere between 45-60.

    7. City &Highway percentage usage: CITY 70% (Crowded traffic) Highway 30%.

    8. Approximate Daily/ Monthly running: Daily 40 to 50kms (up & down)

    9. City / Town/Village of residence (so we can evaluate road conditions / traffic / terrain /altitude / OTR pricing): City usage , Mumbai, Too much traffic during peakhours and moderate traffic during non-peak hours.

    10. Brand / Biketype preference (if any): 125cc-150cc



    1. Bajaj Avenger Street 150
    2. Bajaj V
    3. Suzuki Gixxer
    4. Honda Shine ( Last Preference)
    5. Any more suggestions are open


    Looking forward foryour help..
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    The Bajaj V sounds like an interesting proposition. Though i would wait for a few ride reviews to come in before finalizing on it. The Unicorn is also a tried and tested comfortable commuter.
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    I would suggest TVS Victor its a very good commuter bike with hassle free maintenance , ride comfort and good mileage .

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    +1 to the above. Victor 125 gives you guaranteed mileage and hassle free maintenance. Spares are readily available and doesn't cost you much.
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    Stretch a little and add FZ-FI to your list. Otherwise, the Unicorn twins are safe bets.

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    How about Honda hornet if u think you can stretch your budget.It's got reasonable looks and honda's proven engine and reliability.

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    Hi friends,

    Appreciate the responses.

    I planned for Gixxer, but the problem is it will be difficult for my parents to sit on pillion seat because of the Height of the pillion seat. Same goes for FZ and Hornet.

    This was the reason to plan for the Avenger 150 / Bajaj V

    Also I am in my teens, so looking for lil good looking/ good style bikes.. So didnt consider TVS victor and also kept shine at last preference.

    Is Avenger Street 150 worth buying? Dealer says it will give 45 kmpl mileage and i think cruiser will be lil comfortable as well. Am i correct?
    Also I have heard that Bajaj Engines are not good over long time? Is that true?

    Looking forward to your suggestions.
    Thanks

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    I would suggest avenger for you are looking for comfort and that does not cause pain to your back.

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    Go with Honda in that case.
    it has great pillion comfort and is very much tried and tested.

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    Thanks for the advices....


    Finally Bajaj V review is out.. Bajaj V15 - Torque of the town xBhp.com

    What do you guys suggest.. Bajaj V or Avenger 150....??

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