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Thread: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Chkd out the hornet ,it's looks good and feels refined (rode pillion for TD)
    It's 102000 OTR Pune
    Liked the combo braking feature

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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Quote Originally Posted by rajush26 View Post
    Chkd out the hornet ,it's looks good and feels refined (rode pillion for TD)
    It's 102000 OTR Pune
    Liked the combo braking feature
    ALSO dealer and service centre very close to my residence .

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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Good that you had a TR albeit as a pillion. Now take the weekend to TD the other bikes too and then decide.
    Don't rush in. Happy Shopping.
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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    However GIXXER seems to be a allrounder and overall winner in the 150/160 cc on various reviews on YouTube etc

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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Friends due to family pressure and ALSO pune's b2b traffic with a heavy heart once again cancelled buying a bike and now almost finalised on Honda Activa 125 Disc model which is almost 80k OTR Pune with all accessories.
    ALSO considering the Suzuki access 125 Disc which is almost 10k cheaper than the same spec Activa ,except it's missing cbs.

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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    In b2b traffic, my opinion is that a bike is way better than a scooter. Riding a scooter for long durations result in a lot of stress on the back, bike is better any day. This opinion is based on the fact that I also am in pune and drive both my wife's activa and my bike in pune's b2b traffic. Found a bike way better every time.

    The reasons imo for your case to go for a scooter is if -
    * You like a particular scooter and want to drive it
    * You need something versatile, you can commute as well as have the extra space for when you go shopping, storage space under seat etc
    * It will be used by you, wife, daughter etc

    Family pressure will always be there, don't let that stop u

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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Quote Originally Posted by _kamikaze_ View Post
    In b2b traffic, my opinion is that a bike is way better than a scooter. Riding a scooter for long durations result in a lot of stress on the back, bike is better any day. This opinion is based on the fact that I also am in pune and drive both my wife's activa and my bike in pune's b2b traffic. Found a bike way better every time.

    The reasons imo for your case to go for a scooter is if -
    * You like a particular scooter and want to drive it
    * You need something versatile, you can commute as well as have the extra space for when you go shopping, storage space under seat etc
    * It will be used by you, wife, daughter etc

    Family pressure will always be there, don't let that stop u
    Not really sure if bike would be better in B2B traffic. I am saying this inspite of the fact that I ride a R3 and a Ninja 650 in B2B Bangalore traffic for daily commute (40kms total per day).
    The biggest advantage of a scooter is its automatic transmission and its agility. However if one needs to travel long distances everyday (100kms or more), then might become an issue as on open roads you cant really pull like a bike would. For city B2B traffic I would suggest a scooter unless that person has serious OCMD (Obsessive-Compulsive Motorcycle Disorder) like me (cant think life without my bikes)
    YZF-R3 -> 2017
    CBR 250R -> 2017 -> SOLD
    Ninja 650 -> 2016
    Blue Activa 125 -> 2016
    Black YZF-R15 v2 -> 2011 -> SOLD
    Black Discover 125 DTS-i -> 2005

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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Quote Originally Posted by hellgate View Post
    Not really sure if bike would be better in B2B traffic. I am saying this inspite of the fact that I ride a R3 and a Ninja 650 in B2B Bangalore traffic for daily commute (40kms total per day).
    Well riding a Ninja or an R3 is much different than driving a basic commuter like a P150, Gixxer or even FZ25, they are more 'indian traffic friendly'. But yes you're right, the automatic transmission would save your hands from hurting due to using the clutch non-stop in B2B traffic, for me however I've gotten so used to it, never felt it in many years of biking.

    offtopic: B2B suddenly reminded me of A2B, Sadly we don't have it in Pune and I'm missing their breakfast combo.
    Last edited by _kamikaze_; 09-21-2017 at 12:27 PM. Reason: grammar nazi

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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Test Driven the NS160 and GIXXER ,
    The GIXXER has an almost non existent bullion seat and very high too.
    The ns is slightly better

    However the GIXXER is to be a solo user bike ,then is apt for avg Indian newbie bikers .

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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    TD'd

    Yamaha fz15
    Good , angle of handle is limited by the tank while turning (same like Bajaj ns160)

    Yamaha fz25
    Only one word
    SUPERB

    TVS APACHE rtr 200 4V
    WOW what a bike ,loved it .
    Grt bass in firing .
    Spectacular VFM
    ONLY missing future proof items FI & ABS
    Icing on the cake 107000/- OTR PUNE

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