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    Default Leisure Bike for short weekend trips

    Hi guys im looking to buy a new bike for leisure driving wont be driving it in the city much . looking for a bike that is fun to drive on the weekends. Wont be driving long distance.

    I have a polo GT Tsi that i use for daily commute and just looking to buy a bike that fill the void of not able to drive a 2 wheeler often.

    1. Budget - 2 lakhs
    2. Age - 27
    3. Height - 5 11
    4. Weight - 98
    5. Intended usage - Weekend recreation riding
    6. Fuel Efficiency requirement - NA
    7. City & Highway percentage usage - 30/70
    8. Approximate Daily / Monthly running- 200km maybe
    9. City / Town /Village of residence (so we can evaluate road conditions / traffic / terrain / altitude / OTR pricing) Bangalore
    10. Brand / Bike type preference - I have looked at the following bikes but have not made a decision Royal Enfield Himalayan and Royal Enfield Continental GT

    I really like both these bikes for varied reasons . My main worry with the GT is that its a 3 yr old model and im worried of having spare part issues and stuff .


    Kindly help me out guys.

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    Default Re: Leisure Bike for short weekend trips

    query approved.

    Himalayan and Duke 390. Do take the test ride before finalizing.
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    Default Re: Leisure Bike for short weekend trips

    Well for under 2 the CBR250 would be nice choice , but the new RE Himalayan looks sweet. The duke 390 would be around 2.2 or so onroad alot of guys seem to like the 390 for its VFM factor. Do keep some money aside for riding gear.

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    Default Re: Leisure Bike for short weekend trips

    If you would like to ride alone, then Continental GT would be the best choice. Which gives the classic Caf Racer look and unique kind of.
    Getting Spare parts is not an issue. In market we are getting spare parts of many old vehicles whose production itself is stopped.

    If your trip includes lot of off-roading then Himalayan will be a good choice. Otherwise I dont advise to go for it.
    Mahindra Mojo is also a great Touring Machine.

    Since you mentioned you wont be driving very long distance I think you can go for premium 150cc segment bikes either Yamaha R15, Honda CBR150 or Pulsar AS150

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    Quote Originally Posted by prashanth.rva View Post
    If you would like to ride alone, then Continental GT would be the best choice. Which gives the classic Caf Racer look and unique kind of.
    Getting Spare parts is not an issue. In market we are getting spare parts of many old vehicles whose production itself is stopped.

    If your trip includes lot of off-roading then Himalayan will be a good choice. Otherwise I dont advise to go for it.
    Mahindra Mojo is also a great Touring Machine.

    Since you mentioned you wont be driving very long distance I think you can go for premium 150cc segment bikes either Yamaha R15, Honda CBR150 or Pulsar AS150

    Unfortunately im not looking for bikes that look very modern and edgy (KTMs , R15s etc ), im looking for something more retro , classic and rugged and more mature . Basically looking for a cruiser.Thats the reason i was considering the Royal Enfields.

    What about the Classic 500 or Classic 350 ? Is the Classic 500 worth a buy at this point of time or there are any revision up for it ? I plan to get the pillon seat removed as it looks really cool with a single seat on.

    I test rode the GT and himalayan today . Really liked the feel of the GT but im very much worried about how comfortable it is ? , i could feel discomfort in the wrist and elbow after a very short test ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prashanth.rva View Post
    If you would like to ride alone, then Continental GT would be the best choice. Which gives the classic Caf Racer look and unique kind of.
    Getting Spare parts is not an issue. In market we are getting spare parts of many old vehicles whose production itself is stopped.

    If your trip includes lot of off-roading then Himalayan will be a good choice. Otherwise I dont advise to go for it.
    Mahindra Mojo is also a great Touring Machine.

    Since you mentioned you wont be driving very long distance I think you can go for premium 150cc segment bikes either Yamaha R15, Honda CBR150 or Pulsar AS150

    Unfortunately im not looking for bikes that look very modern and edgy (KTMs , R15s etc ), im looking for something more retro , classic and rugged and more mature . Basically looking for a cruiser.Thats the reason i was considering the Royal Enfields.

    What about the Classic 500 or Classic 350 ? Is the Classic 500 worth a buy at this point of time or there are any revision up for it ? I plan to get the pillon seat removed as it looks really cool with a single seat on.

    I test rode the GT and himalayan today . Really liked the feel of the GT but im very much worried about how comfortable it is ? , i could feel discomfort in the wrist and elbow after a very short test ride.
    prashanth.rva likes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashasvi08 View Post
    Unfortunately im not looking for bikes that look very modern and edgy (KTMs , R15s etc ), im looking for something more retro , classic and rugged and more mature . Basically looking for a cruiser.Thats the reason i was considering the Royal Enfields.

    What about the Classic 500 or Classic 350 ? Is the Classic 500 worth a buy at this point of time or there are any revision up for it ? I plan to get the pillon seat removed as it looks really cool with a single seat on.

    I test rode the GT and himalayan today . Really liked the feel of the GT but im very much worried about how comfortable it is ? , i could feel discomfort in the wrist and elbow after a very short test ride.

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    Unfortunately im not looking for bikes that look very modern and edgy (KTMs , R15s etc ), im looking for something more retro , classic and rugged and more mature . Basically looking for a cruiser.Thats the reason i was considering the Royal Enfields.

    What about the Classic 500 or Classic 350 ? Is the Classic 500 worth a buy at this point of time or there are any revision up for it ? I plan to get the pillon seat removed as it looks really cool with a single seat on.

    I test rode the GT and himalayan today . Really liked the feel of the GT but im very much worried about how comfortable it is ? , i could feel discomfort in the wrist and elbow after a very short test ride.
    How about the Mahindra Mojo?might be a food choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by xplod566 View Post
    How about the Mahindra Mojo?might be a food choice

    i know its a great bike but just cant get over its design , i dont find it appealing at all especially the headlights . Right now im torn between the RE C500 and RE GT .

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashasvi08 View Post
    i know its a great bike but just cant get over its design , i dont find it appealing at all especially the headlights . Right now im torn between the RE C500 and RE GT .
    In that case re500.gt will cause you pain and won't be comfortable.if you do touring then definitely cl is a better one .

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    Quote Originally Posted by xplod566 View Post
    In that case re500.gt will cause you pain and won't be comfortable.if you do touring then definitely cl is a better one .

    is it still a good time to get the RE C500 ? I mean is it due for a facelift ? any idea about the waiting periods in bangalore ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashasvi08 View Post
    is it still a good time to get the RE C500 ? I mean is it due for a facelift ? any idea about the waiting periods in bangalore ?
    Mechanicals are still the same so NP in taking it for sure.the waiting period here is not much for 500.they say its 4-6 months but you can easily get it within 2-3 months or sometimes in 1 month.I would still say take a TD of the mojo.even I didn't like the design but it grows on you slowly.plus the engine is really good on the bike.

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