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    Default Re: First Bike under Rs. 1 Lac

    P220 is a rick-solid bike for a starter, It has enough punch and power to keep you happy all day. I never had any major issues with the bike, I ride under 65kmph inside city and it gave me a decent mileage of 40+.

    I have driven around 35k kms in it in my 4 years of ownership and I kick myself now for selling it.

    If you are planning for an upgrade some 5/6 years later, this is a good bike to start of with. With that amount of money you have to spend, you can buy yourself a good safety gear as well.

    Ride safe and Good luck.
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    I talked to an old mechanic today. He advised me to avoid Pulsar for more tha 4-5 year use. He says that it is good for one who will use for 40-45k kms and 3 years and sell it off. Not one who is looking for 8-10 year commitment. He said Suzuki engines are also good, but spare parts are costly than Bajaj and are not available everytime. He also said to avoid Apache as TVS and Bajaj are almost the same in quality and durability. He hasn't worked on AS series of Pulsar but says that 200NS was built more like a Suzuki than Bajaj. He said I can opt for newer gen Bajaj bikes also.

    He says that Yamaha is the best brand so far for bikes worth 70-80k above, and he has seen FZs with 60-70k kms running absolutely fine with only regular consumables.

    Now I am considering Bajaj Pulsar AS150, Suzuki Gixxer SF and Yamaha FZ v1/v2. AS150 costs 90k, Gixxer SF is 95k, FZ v1 is 84k and v2 is 92k. Help me guys.

    EDIT - And sure I will get a good riding gear, but in stages. I will get a decent helmet for now, and will get gloves and jacket as time passes by.

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    Every bike will have its own pros and cons. Test drive all the bikes you shortlisted. Something will pull your heart towards the right bike for you.
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    I have made up my mind for a Yamaha now. Either it will be FZ 16 v1 (new) or an R15 v2 (used).

    I will look for used R15 v2 of around 2012 with less than 20k km on the odo, will keep it for around 5 years and then change.

    Else I will get a new FZ, and sell it off after 8-9 years.

    Which is a better option guys? And is there a detailed PDI checklist for bikes/R15 where I can inspect a used bike thoroughly?

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    Man 200ns is out of production!!!! Trust me if u ride a 220 and also use it at night i bet u cant get off the bike....ride the fastest indian!!! Its blazing fast rock solid!!!! Quality is not that bad..i hve one myself... At traffic bikes like fz cant event match 220s pull with full throttle wen 220 is at only 5 to 6k rpm!!!!such brutal is the power...if u ride it u cant buy anything else i bet!!! Buy a 220 or as200 and rule the road both at day and night😀

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    go for the 200cc + pulsars only if u want performance.
    but as u said that engine reliability is most important to you,stick to the japanese

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Two View Post
    I talked to an old mechanic today. He advised me to avoid Pulsar for more tha 4-5 year use. He says that it is good for one who will use for 40-45k kms and 3 years and sell it off. Not one who is looking for 8-10 year commitment. He said Suzuki engines are also good, but spare parts are costly than Bajaj and are not available everytime. He also said to avoid Apache as TVS and Bajaj are almost the same in quality and durability. He hasn't worked on AS series of Pulsar but says that 200NS was built more like a Suzuki than Bajaj. He said I can opt for newer gen Bajaj bikes also.

    He says that Yamaha is the best brand so far for bikes worth 70-80k above, and he has seen FZs with 60-70k kms running absolutely fine with only regular consumables.

    He is so right. Go for yamahas and Hondas if you want durability. Especially if you're new to riding. I didn't mention Suzuki because of the comparatively low service network. And in the segment you're aiming at all fz2.0, gixxer and hornet are alike, except for a feature here and a feature there,
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Two View Post
    I have made up my mind for a Yamaha now. Either it will be FZ 16 v1 (new) or an R15 v2 (used).

    I will look for used R15 v2 of around 2012 with less than 20k km on the odo, will keep it for around 5 years and then change.

    Else I will get a new FZ, and sell it off after 8-9 years.

    Which is a better option guys? And is there a detailed PDI checklist for bikes/R15 where I can inspect a used bike thoroughly?
    As you made your mind for Yamaha, i would say, a perfect choice. I am an ex fzs owner who owned the fzs for 3 years, done 42k kms on it, not even a single sound or vibration was there from the bike. A very better built bike compared to Bajaj's bikes.
    But why are you willing to buy version1? It would be better for you to get a fz version 2.0. My cousin has one, the bike is too good for city & highway usage & the fuel efficiency of the fz version 2.0 is much more than a version 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikesRUs View Post
    Hi The_Two,
    If you are concerned with reliability and durability of the bike go for Yamaha (Fazer, FZ-FI, FZ S I) new and old version, or Suzuki Gixxer (naked), or the Honda Hornet / CB Unicorn 160 or the last choice is Hero Xtreme Sports. Stay away from Bajaj, TVS and other Indian brands if you are more inclined towards durability of bike. Pulsars and Apaches are good for 2 to 3 years of riding, and then they rattle (You can read users reviews on Internet sites and the main reason for users selling their Pulsars after 3 years of riding). Pulsars stills having poor quality plastics, and you'll find many user complaints about service centers and spares all over the Web. Instead, Honda is better in terms of service, and since Suzuki wants to emerge and make presence in market for long-term, they do take services/spare seriously than their established Indian counterparts.

    It will be repetitive if I write down my latest test-rides done in March 2016 here, so I'm giving you the link of another thread where I've written pros and cons of some of the models/variants you've mentioned. Do read it.

    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/what-bik...ml#post1220050

    Honda Hornet does not have engine kill switch, but has LED tail lamp.
    Gixxer has both engine kill switch and LED tail lamp, and clear lens indicators
    Pulsar has set Torque at high RPM which is major disadvantage.
    Gixxer has set Torque at low RPM which is a major advantage as you don't have to throttle much to gain speeds.TVS Apache RTRs have also low RPM high Torque and its an advantage over Pulsar, but again, its a TVS Indian made engine.

    My personal suggestion would be:- Go with Yamaha or Suzuki. Though I will add Honda Hornet, but it seems you have already opted out from considering Hornet.

    P.S. I can't say about Hero Extreme, but I own Hero Honda CBZ, its 100,000 kms in 11 years, still giving me 35-38 kmpl, and only maintenance was brakes, accelerator wires, brake pads, clutch etc. No engine problems.

    So choose wisely


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    Hey, is the Service of TVS much inferior to Suzuki? I live in Ghaziabad, near east delhi. (If you can advice location wise)
    I've heard TVS has really upped the game with the RTR200, and am looking forward to purchase it...

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