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  • Changing my RE Classic 350 -Tired of Maintainance --> What bikes to consider?

    Hi All,

    I'm currently riding an RE Classic 350[30K Kms]. I like the ride quality and the thump. But RE has let me down in terms of parts quality. I have replaced:

    - Side stand --> 3 times
    - Chain Sprocket --> 2 Times
    - Rear Shocks due to Oil Leak
    - Need to adjust the rear brake often
    - THE VIBRATION


    The bike had a strange circuit issue and I was stranded on the road. I'm tired with the maintenance it demands. I had owned an 200NS earlier. It gave much less issues.
    I'm planning to get a new bike that can approximately match the power and ride quality of the RE.
    The Bikes in my List are:

    - Yamaha FZ 25 - Version 3.0 . --> Did a short test ride, waiting for a better test ride.
    - BMW G310R (expensive when compared to the features it offers) --> Waiting to do a test ride

    Can you guys help me with selection of a new Bike?
    Last edited by xBhp; 05-08-2019, 12:53 PM.

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    Re: Changing my RE Classic 350 -Tired of Maintainance --> What bikes to consider?

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      Re: Changing my RE Classic 350 -Tired of Maintainance --> What bikes to consider?

      Originally posted by cooler121 View Post
      Hi All,

      I'm currently riding an RE Classic 350[30K Kms]. I like the ride quality and the thump. But RE has let me down in terms of parts quality. I have replaced:

      - Side stand --> 3 times
      - Chain Sprocket --> 2 Times
      - Rear Shocks due to Oil Leak
      - Need to adjust the rear brake often
      - THE VIBRATION


      The bike had a strange circuit issue and I was stranded on the road. I'm tired with the maintenance it demands. I had owned an 200NS earlier. It gave much less issues.
      I'm planning to get a new bike that can approximately match the power and ride quality of the RE.
      The Bikes in my List are:

      - Yamaha FZ 25 - Version 3.0 . --> Did a short test ride, waiting for a better test ride.
      - BMW G310R (expensive when compared to the features it offers) --> Waiting to do a test ride

      Can you guys help me with selection of a new Bike?
      Buy gixxer 250 or 2019 dominar.

      Buy suzuki for reliability and smoothness.

      Buy dominar for it's touring ability and raw power ( 2nd most powerful bike after KTM 390's )

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        Re: Changing my RE Classic 350 -Tired of Maintainance --> What bikes to consider?

        A FZ25 would be a perfect upgrade in terms of power, build quality, reliability and niggle free ownership.
        It is comfortable and have enough power to do daily commutes and highway rides.

        Among other options:

        RTR200 is a very good bike. Get the one with ABS and its a proper upgrade over your current bike. Take a long test ride and you'll love it. It will remind you of the NS but better in almost every way.

        Gixxer 250 : it is due launch any day now. The Japanese quality and a good liquid cooled quarter liter pot with fuel injection along with ABS is expected. If you can wait for a few weeks. you will have brand new options form Suzuki.

        Extreme 200 R : Hero is not doing so well in this segment. But if you can digest the plain and simple looks, the 200 twins (Naked and faired) are very reliable and very commuter friendly. check them out as well.
        I would like to thank my legs for supporting me, my arms for being always by my side and my fingers; I could always count on them.

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          Re: Changing my RE Classic 350 -Tired of Maintainance --> What bikes to consider?

          If reliability is your primary concern, get a bike from any of the Japs. They are known for their reliability.
          Since you are considering the BMW, you can look at the Ninja 300 or the R3.
          Both have the smoothness of a parallel twin, power that your RE would never match upto and the proven reliability.
          N300 and R3 have enough power to keep you satisfied for long. Along with that, both have very good handling as well.
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          Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2019 -> 2019
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          Blue Activa 125 -> 2016
          Black YZF-R15 v2 -> 2011 -> SOLD 2016
          Black Discover 125 DTS-i -> 2005

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