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    Hi,

    I’m a 5’9” 30yrs man, married, blessed with a girl child of 2 years. I’m planning to buy a new bike to ride with my wife and daughter.

    My budget is upto 1.3 lakh and my main concern is comfort, for sure, and ABS for safety.

    I’m habituated in riding Yamaha FZ, v1.

    Which bike will be the best fit for me?

    Thanks in advance.


    Sorry to post such question but the scenarios has been changed recently because lot of new bikes have been launched within a short period of time.
    Last edited by IFightCode; 02-16-2019, 12:01 PM.

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      Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

      Originally posted by IFightCode View Post
      Hi,

      I’m a 5’9” 30yrs man, married, blessed with a girl child of 2 years. I’m planning to buy a new bike to ride with my wife and daughter.

      My budget is upto 1.3 lakh and my main concern is comfort, for sure, and ABS for safety.

      I’m habituated in riding Yamaha FZ, v1.

      Which bike will be the best fit for me?

      Thanks in advance.


      Sorry to post such question but the scenarios has been changed recently because lot of new bikes have been launched within a short period of time.
      Within 1.3lakhs apache 160 4v with abs will be suitable. It has good pillion seat, performance and safety.

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        Is there any option in Honda or Yamaha?

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        • #5
          Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

          Originally posted by IFightCode View Post
          Is there any option in Honda or Yamaha?
          Honda hornet ABS or fz v3.0 ABS

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          • #6
            Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

            Originally posted by Purnakalik View Post
            Honda hornet ABS or fz v3.0 ABS
            I loved new look of FZS V3. I also considered Hornet ABS

            Which one will be comparatively more comfortable, for pillion, specially?

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            • #7
              Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

              Originally posted by IFightCode View Post
              I loved new look of FZS V3. I also considered Hornet ABS

              Which one will be comparatively more comfortable, for pillion, specially?
              None of them, go for apache 160 4v, bdw i own 2018 hornet abs, and it has bone jarring ride quality [emoji23][emoji23]

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                Originally posted by #bpk View Post
                None of them, go for apache 160 4v, bdw i own 2018 hornet abs, and it has bone jarring ride quality [emoji23][emoji23]
                Personally I don’t like TVS products. My family members have bitter experiences in terms of services and performances.

                Yamaha FZS v3 introduced single seat, i was trying to explore that but as an inexperienced person, I’m depending on expert advice.

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                • #9
                  Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

                  Originally posted by IFightCode View Post
                  Personally I don’t like TVS products. My family members have bitter experiences in terms of services and performances.

                  Yamaha FZS v3 introduced single seat, i was trying to explore that but as an inexperienced person, I’m depending on expert advice.
                  No one is expert than yourself, try it out, and buy if you like it, simple. The people mostly misguide than guiding one. Take your wife with you ride in bad roads+ good roads and see if pillion is comfortable or not !

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                    Yes, as BPK mentioned, you are the only one who will be able to select what you need.

                    First of all, understand your needs and also make sure what are the mandatory features for you. - I think you have completed this part.

                    Don’t go by the brand name alone.

                    Nowadays, a better engineered product is available from our home grown companies TVS and Bajaj are reliable equal to a Japanese one.

                    So, test ride every bike which is under your budget with your must-have features. Take your wife to test the pillion comfort.

                    Don’t go by the sales person’s words.

                    Take multiple test rides as much you want. Nothing wrong in this.
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                      Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

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                      • #12
                        Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

                        Originally posted by Harry J View Post
                        Yes, as BPK mentioned, you are the only one who will be able to select what you need.

                        First of all, understand your needs and also make sure what are the mandatory features for you. - I think you have completed this part.

                        Don’t go by the brand name alone.

                        Nowadays, a better engineered product is available from our home grown companies TVS and Bajaj are reliable equal to a Japanese one.

                        So, test ride every bike which is under your budget with your must-have features. Take your wife to test the pillion comfort.

                        Don’t go by the sales person’s words.

                        Take multiple test rides as much you want. Nothing wrong in this.
                        Yeah indian manufacturers specially TVS is awesome.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

                          Originally posted by paul.1911 View Post
                          Splendor

                          And invest the rest to pay for your dream bike.
                          Nice, thoughtful advice, u are actually right.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Suggest me a suitable bike for the first time buyer

                            Assuming you will have your wife as pillion most of the times, split seat is a strict no-no. I have a three and a half year son and hence know the importance of comfort over outright power. Having said that, I'd suggest you to have a look at one of the most underrated bikes in the 150cc segment - Yamaha SZRR. Is very comfortable, has mature design and has one of the smoothest engines around.
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                              Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

                              Originally posted by IFightCode View Post
                              Hi,

                              I’m a 5’9” 30yrs man, married, blessed with a girl child of 2 years. I’m planning to buy a new bike to ride with my wife and daughter.

                              My budget is upto 1.3 lakh and my main concern is comfort, for sure, and ABS for safety.

                              I’m habituated in riding Yamaha FZ, v1.

                              Which bike will be the best fit for me?

                              Thanks in advance.


                              Sorry to post such question but the scenarios has been changed recently because lot of new bikes have been launched within a short period of time.

                              As someone said earlier end of the day it has to be your choice on selecting the bike you need. On a note of suggestion you can test ride the Suzuki Intruder, it has some wider and enough seat for a family. However i would personally advice you to ride two wheelers only with your pillion and avoid taking a third person even if its a kid, its a added risk.

                              The Intruder has enough power for city commutes as well as long rides and comes with good list of features including ABS, the bike might look weird but its much comfortable and easy to ride. Seats are plush for the driver and pillion is little short than the driver but still would be sufficient for city commutes.
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