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

    New driver - 43 yrs ( never ridden a bike )
    City usage
    Budget 2 lks can stretch by say 50k
    Requirements - ease of use in traffic ,good maneuverability , comfortable and good ride quality , should have good acceleration

    Short list
    Yamaha fz25
    KTM 250/390 RC
    GIXXER SF SP Fuel Injection

    also don't mind waiting for Honda CBR 250 (The newer model) if it's going to be better

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

    Query Approved

    For a noob, the FZ 25 makes more sense.
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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Wait for cbr 250... After that decide... If it's a good package then you can surely buy Honda... Especially if it comes with twin cylinder... Other than fz25 is very good motorcycle...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by adityagaur51 View Post
    Wait for cbr 250... After that decide... If it's a good package then you can surely buy Honda... Especially if it comes with twin cylinder...
    I am also waiting for this, but not sure if/when Honda would bring to to India. If they make it available in twin-cylinder. OTR would be 3.5 to 4L.

    As for the OP's question -

    1. If you can, wait for 3-4 months to see if Honda launches CBR 250.
    2. Among other options, FZ 25 is a safe bet (except headlights) - as it offer good combination of power/performance and practical riding in city.

    Gixer belongs to different segment, more of economy performer 150 CC segment and it is a good choice in its segment (I'd rate Hornet as the best option in that segment). Cannot be compared with others you have listed here.
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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Bikes accelerate quicker than cars, so i feel the gixxer SF with ABS is the best option for you. It's got decent acceleration, and would be able to overtake traffic easily.

    ABS will help newer riders immensely in case of emergency braking.

    Yamaha FZ25 would be the next bike I recommend for comfort, however the power of the 250cc engine can be fully utilised only in the highways.

    The Duke and RC bikes are not known for comfort, but are absolutely amazing machines to have fun on. They are lightweight and can turn on a dime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajush26 View Post
    New driver - 43 yrs ( never ridden a bike )
    City usage
    Budget 2 lks can stretch by say 50k
    Requirements - ease of use in traffic ,good maneuverability , comfortable and good ride quality , should have good acceleration
    No offence but I would suggest you to get a nice sparingly used bike till you get a hang of riding bikes especially in city conditions, then later on you can get your desired new bike.
    I feel the KTM's will be a handful for an absolute newbie.
    People are like Motorcycles: Each is customized a bit differently.

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

    Thanks fellow FM's

    Going by above suggestions ,it seems it will be wiser for me to go for ,

    GIXXER,
    Yam : Fz15 or Fz25

    KTM's a no no

    Correct

    ALSO,
    Graduated from kinetic Honda scooter directly to cars
    Never driven a bike so how do I TD prospective ones

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Query Approved

    For a noob, the FZ 25 makes more sense.
    he's a newbie, not a noob.

    newbie - someone new
    noob - someone new, but does exactly opposite of what you say them to do, does the mistake and rants about it & blames you for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by rajush26 View Post
    New driver - 43 yrs ( never ridden a bike )
    City usage
    Budget 2 lks can stretch by say 50k
    Requirements - ease of use in traffic ,good maneuverability , comfortable and good ride quality , should have good acceleration

    Short list
    Yamaha fz25
    KTM 250/390 RC
    GIXXER SF SP Fuel Injection

    also don't mind waiting for Honda CBR 250 (The newer model) if it's going to be better
    fz25 - that's your best bet, max the gixxer abs. ABS is not required for the 40s speeds that one goes around in the city if you know how to brake properly & you maintain your brakes in good condition, just my 2 paisa..

    Quote Originally Posted by rajush26 View Post
    Thanks fellow FM's

    Going by above suggestions ,it seems it will be wiser for me to go for ,

    GIXXER,
    Yam : Fz15 or Fz25

    KTM's a no no

    Correct

    ALSO,
    Graduated from kinetic Honda scooter directly to cars
    Never driven a bike so how do I TD prospective ones
    KTM can be a handful, the duke 200 is good if you ease up on the throttle.. but vibrations might make you not-comfortable.

    but for city, anything more than 15-20 bhp, pointless, it's good to have the power, fun for the short while, but your brakes will be crying for quick pads replacement.

    by your age, I'll not recommend the RC, I know people who ride them, but they hit the gym & are fit, the RC demands physical fitness.. I own one.. I'm not that old also..

    FZ25 is the perfect combo IMHO for balance of power & comfort. gixxer - no comments, people say it's good, so it must be good.

    If you absolutely want a faired machine, gixxer SF is your only option. you can take a look at the apache if ABS is what you need..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay Vishwanath View Post
    he's a newbie, not a noob.

    newbie - someone new
    noob - someone new, but does exactly opposite of what you say them to do, does the mistake and rants about it & blames you for it.


    Wow. Where did you get that definition!
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    Default Re: Bike buying advise Yamaha fz25 , ktm 250/RC 390 , GIXXER sf sp fi

    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Wow. Where did you get that definition!
    I'm a gamer. And it's true. Noob is an insult in that world. A warning to others to be careful around a particular person who can do a mistake, harm you or others or bring down the team spirit and blame you for it. They are a bunch of experienced folks not willing to learn. It's being carry forwarded from there to the real life. So yeah. Those guys (noobs) have years and years of experience and are worse than a new comer. So there you go. 😁

    There's a way to spell it also : n00b. You use numeric 0 and not the alphabetic o.
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