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    Rekindling this old thread. Need your help. So few months have been passed since the heavy repair of transmission took place in April and my 220 is running okay but not stellar. Recently chain has begun making noise upon releasing the accelerator. Showed it to the Bajaj Service Manager, he straight away recommended for chain sprocket change, which will cost Rs.1700/- and plus handle cone and other consumable. Both the tyres need change too. Looking into the ever increasing cost of maintenance, ive been rethinking to replace it. Ive been putting off my urge to replace my P220 because of the financial loss. The only bike in the market which I feel has good balance of power/quality/cost is Yamaha FZ25. What do you suggest should I repair my P220 or buy FZ25?

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    A bit confused as you have listed bikes close to 1.5k mark while your thread name says "under a lakh". Anyway, listening to your ordeals I guess your P220 is unfortunately not going to keep you happy for long (if it still is?).

    I feel FZ25 would be your best bet here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nirvaana View Post
    A bit confused as you have listed bikes close to 1.5k mark while your thread name says "under a lakh". Anyway, listening to your ordeals I guess your P220 is unfortunately not going to keep you happy for long (if it still is?).

    I feel FZ25 would be your best bet here.
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    Im shocked to see 160CC bikes costing a lakh, with absolutely no features over my P220, yes in these years Refinement has increased but not so much in safety dept. like ABS, which I feel must be available as an option. But then India has seen a car manufacturer selling one variant of a car with seatbelts and another variant without seatbelts.

    Coming to FZ25 what bothers me is the riding posture especially the handles, considering they are tall and wide. A test ride is dificult considering they are quick sell and dealer at my place doesn't have any dedicated test drive vehicle of the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnia View Post
    Coming to FZ25 what bothers me is the riding posture especially the handles, considering they are tall and wide. A test ride is dificult considering they are quick sell and dealer at my place doesn't have any dedicated test drive vehicle of the same.
    Hi Insomnia,

    You will get used to the riding position of the bike in a week. You could go to a different Yamaha dealer in your city. If they still don't provide a test ride contact Yamaha India at this link:

    India Yamaha Motor - Contact Us

    Let them know you can't put down ~1.5 lakhs on a bike without a proper test ride. I'm sure they will take care of it. In the meantime have a look at the FZ25 ownership thread, for more information about the bike.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnia View Post
    But then India has seen a car manufacturer selling one variant of a car with seatbelts and another variant without seatbelts.

    That's a news to me. Which car comes without a seatbelt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nirvaana View Post
    That's a news to me. Which car comes without a seatbelt?
    Maybe one, without the motor 😝
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    So my pulsar 220 has been back after sprocket and battery change. Total damages: Rs.5000.

    In past 6 months or so, I have spent about Rs.20000 in repairs, Mind you both the tyres need change too which will cost me about Rs.7-8k approx.

    Fairing vibration is still there, Bajaj SA told me "ye to rahega hi"

    Will sell the bike soon.

    Now the question: Should I go for FZ25 or save 30k and go for Hornet/Gixxer/FZ16?

    Requirement: Engine refinement, Comfort, Cruising capabilities (90-100kmph)

    Side note: Is the April 2018 deadline for ABS still there?

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    @Insomnia - depends on your usage - saving 30k now could prove to be very beneficial should you decide to upgrade to an ABS bike in the future.

    Normal people work for money; financially smart guys make their money work for them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by leech View Post
    @Insomnia - depends on your usage - saving 30k now could prove to be very beneficial should you decide to upgrade to an ABS bike in the future.

    Normal people work for money; financially smart guys make their money work for them..
    Thanks man really appreciate your advice.

    options for me

    1. Sell P220, buy Unicorn 160 and save 40K and later upgrade to higher capacity bike and keep unicorn for daily commute.

    2. Sell P220 and buy FZ25 now and sell FZ25 at a later date and then upgrade to higher capacity bike with better safety equipment.

    Im in a fix. Lets see how things pan out.
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    @Insomnia - the gixxer SF has ABS, although single channel. Are you considering it?

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