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    Default Re: Looking for comfortable bike to replace my P220

    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnia View Post
    Let him test drive Unicorn 160. And one of the most underrated bike is Yamaha SZ-r 2.0. Have him test drive drive it too. Please dont suggest Avenger/RE kinda cruiser, its weight, turning circle and riding posture will make his condition worse.

    My suggestions:

    Unicorn 160/150
    Yamaha SZ-R 2.0
    Thanks for responding. How about Honda Shine or Hero Honda Passion ?
    The Yamaha SZ-RR has slightly rear-set pegs.
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    Default Re: Looking for comfortable bike under a lakh.

    If the requirement is to commute exclusively within the city, then a 125cc will be sufficient enough. Both Honda Shine and Yamaha Saluto are good prospects. But Passion is too under powered imo.
    Go for 150cc if requirement is city riding + occasional long rides. While the Uni is tried an tested for more than a decade, I haven't heard lack of comfort in SZ-RR till date. And going by the age of your friend(no offense please), I'd advise against going for a bike with sporty riding postures.

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    Default Re: Looking for comfortable bike under a lakh.

    Test drove FZ25 recently.

    Didn't liked the riding posture, big bulky fuel tank, price (dealer quoting 1.4lakh OTR)

    Liked the throttle response, refinement, power.

    Will test drive RTR200 next.

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    Default Re: Looking for comfortable bike under a lakh.

    Took a look at RTR200, riding posture felt familiar and confurtable and way better than FZ25, no test drive was available though.

    My only doubt with RTR is dubious long term reliability.

    Currently in a fix between FZ25 and RTR200 Fi

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    Default Re: Looking for comfortable bike under a lakh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnia View Post
    Currently in a fix between FZ25 and RTR200 Fi
    Hi Insomnia,

    The Apache is definitely more spirited and more fun to ride both in urban conditions and the twisties when compared to the FZ25. In addition to that the Apache also gives you the safety net of ABS which I think is the biggest advantage.The Apache should also be more fuel efficient to the FZ25.

    However wrt reliability and refinement, I think the Japanese are unbeatable. Test ride the Apache, if its spirited nature doesn't appeal to you, the FZ25 seems to be the better option.

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shumi_21 View Post
    Hi Insomnia,

    The Apache is definitely more spirited and more fun to ride both in urban conditions and the twisties when compared to the FZ25. In addition to that the Apache also gives you the safety net of ABS which I think is the biggest advantage.The Apache should also be more fuel efficient to the FZ25.

    However wrt reliability and refinement, I think the Japanese are unbeatable. Test ride the Apache, if its spirited nature doesn't appeal to you, the FZ25 seems to be the better option.

    Hope this helps
    Hey Shumi, thanks for you advice. Im not a spirited rider myself and prefer to maintain relaxed cruising speed over red light motogp. Yes, I too feel Yamaha will be more reliable than Apache. Definitely leaning over FZ, lets see how thinks pan out.

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    Default Re: Looking for comfortable bike to replace my P220

    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnia View Post
    No bro. No fairing bikes for me period. Cant live with noise and vibration any more after P220.

    Which one is better in terms of engine refinement Hornet/Gixxer/FZ16?
    As you are afraid of Fairing noise, I can say that gixxer sf has no Fairing sound issues. It is well built, moreover it has abs. I'm saying this as I own gixxer sf for about 2 years. And I don't hear a single noise from the Fairing.
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    Default Re: Looking for comfortable bike to replace my P220

    I have owned Bajaj Chetak , Bajaj 4x champion and Bajaj XCD 125 DTS-I for 11 years the longest of the lot , done almost 1 lakh KMS .....never had any major engine problems other than the usual wear and tear parts like chain and tyres etc etc .
    Based on that bought a NS200 2017 edition 6 months back , having a mileage problems other than that no issues at all .

    The only thing I trust Bajaj with is their engine and chassis knowledge they are definitely one of the best in the market . I can vouch that they do use sub standard quality material for things like mirrors , stands , leg supports etc but never on things like engine , chain etc.

    Most of the time the Bajaj service centre guys will only ruin the bike ( personal experience ) . Find a proper good mechanic and Bajaj bikes are one of the best ! .
    My experience so just giving a piece of my mind .
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    Default Re: Looking for comfortable bike to replace my P220

    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnia View Post
    No bro. No fairing bikes for me period. Cant live with noise and vibration any more after P220.

    Which one is better in terms of engine refinement Hornet/Gixxer/FZ16?
    Of the three , i would say FZ is the most refined. Gixxer and Hornet are evenly matched in refinement with Gixxer having well laid gear ratios for city riding. Hornet has a smoother Gear box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapperswil View Post
    I have a the same question. A friend is looking for a bike strictly for commuting to work. He is 44 and will be riding on Bangalore's notoriously crowded Bannarghatta Road to reach MG Road.
    Using a car is ruled out - he doesn't have the time.

    He was using a Gixxer but suffered from back pains and his knees aren't what they used to be. He would prefer to stretch his legs.

    I have suggested that he gets a scooter, but the wheels are too small to handle bumps.
    What do you folks suggest - a Unicorn 150, Uni 160 or Avenger (large turning radius).
    Would a Bullet Electra be comfortable - I have suggested he swap out the standard shocks for Continental's Paolis.

    My reasons for suggesting the Unicorn 150 or 160 are - forward pegs, soft suspension, light clutch and lower weight.
    Best

    Would suggest the Uni 150.Uni 160 should be fine too only that it is not selling well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnia View Post
    Took a look at RTR200, riding posture felt familiar and confurtable and way better than FZ25, no test drive was available though.

    My only doubt with RTR is dubious long term reliability.

    Currently in a fix between FZ25 and RTR200 Fi

    TVS bikes were never unreliable. They would certainly be more reliable than the Pulsars. Of course the RTR 160, 180 were high on vibrations, but that deficit has been evened out in the 200.
    Test ride the 200.

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