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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    For your height, both Avenger and UM will make you feel cramped - which will only increase your discomfort level.
    A Royal Enfield has some vibrations - no denying the fact that the vibrations will make you uncomfortable. Also, the weight can land you in trouble.
    I'd suggest, go for a 150cc commuter which will have equal blend of power, FE and comfort. In that category, there are a few very good options but Unicorn and FZ2.0 will offer you the best of all the requirements. Gixxer is a good bike no doubt but the riding posture is on the sportier side.
    I haven't test rode unicorn but I did FZ2.0 few months back. Its seats were very rigid. I don't think they will be comfortable for commuting. I have shortlisted few bikes around 150-200cc bikes:

    1. Honda CB Unicorn 150
    2. Hero Achiever 150
    3. Bajaj Pulsar 150
    4. Bajaj Pulsar 180
    5. Yamaha SZ-RR
    6. TVS Apache RTR 160

    I'll decide on RE Classic 350 once I do a test ride. There's a new colour of Gunmetal Grey where there is rear disc brakes.

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    I test rode classic 350 for about 1 km so what little could I gather was the bike vibrates. It may be comfortable I am not sure. Generally my stance in passion is such that my heels are lying downwards due to its short height. I wasn’t doing that in classic but it was too short to decide. There was no unicorn available for test ride but I checked by sitting on a new bike that it was short for me.

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    Unicorn/SZ-RR can be your ideal choice. My suggestion - go for a bike rental to get a comprehensive feel about the bikes you shortlist. This way, you can get a longer ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Unicorn/SZ-RR can be your ideal choice. My suggestion - go for a bike rental to get a comprehensive feel about the bikes you shortlist. This way, you can get a longer ride.
    Which model 150 or 160? Is this bike ideal for tall riders?

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    Which model 150 or 160? Is this bike ideal for tall riders?
    150 is a better one imo.
    Yes taller riders don't feel cramped on i.

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    I went to multiple showrooms today. 2 of Bajaj, 1 of Honda, Suzuki & Hero. None of them offered test rides. I just sat on the bikes & had a feel.
    Hero Achiever 150 felt the worst.
    Honda Unicorn felt that I would’ve the same issue of my legs being long for the bike that they’ll lie downwards towards my heels.
    Pulsar NS200 felt ok as the legs were in slight backward position. All other pulsars felt not comfy including NS160. Dominar felt good but my city’s roads are so worst that one is better with Passion/Splendour.
    Suzuki Intruder felt the same as avenger. Gixxer wasn’t comfortable.
    Only royal enfield showrooms arranged for rides somehow & classic 350 felt ok but it was too short for a ride.

    The above suggestion of hiring a bike is good , I’ll try that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaitanya2106 View Post
    I went to multiple showrooms today. 2 of Bajaj, 1 of Honda, Suzuki & Hero. None of them offered test rides. I just sat on the bikes & had a feel.
    Hero Achiever 150 felt the worst.
    Honda Unicorn felt that I would’ve the same issue of my legs being long for the bike that they’ll lie downwards towards my heels.
    Pulsar NS200 felt ok as the legs were in slight backward position. All other pulsars felt not comfy including NS160. Dominar felt good but my city’s roads are so worst that one is better with Passion/Splendour.
    Suzuki Intruder felt the same as avenger. Gixxer wasn’t comfortable.
    Only royal enfield showrooms arranged for rides somehow & classic 350 felt ok but it was too short for a ride.

    The above suggestion of hiring a bike is good , I’ll try that out.
    I am not sure but why don't you try the RE Himalayan! for a 6 feet fella, I think that might be the best in terms of comfort! I could be wrong! but do try it..
    Splendor - 2k to 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by rreneav1987 View Post
    I am not sure but why don't you try the RE Himalayan! for a 6 feet fella, I think that might be the best in terms of comfort! I could be wrong! but do try it..
    I am buying for commuting. RE himalayan looks attractive and tall but mileage is impractical especially for my city where average speed is 15-20kmph

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    I am buying for commuting. RE himalayan looks attractive and tall but mileage is impractical especially for my city where average speed is 15-20kmph
    Any RE will give the similar mileage! how many kms do you ride on the highways and how many in village?

    mileage will be around 30 kmpl if I am right! practically, there is no bike that might suit you due to your medical reasons! also the sitting position where your legs are cramped! I would just suggest you try riding the bike! You can also get more information from the Himalayan Ownership thread!

    TBH, even the RE Classic 350 returns similar FE!
    Splendor - 2k to 2006
    Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
    P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
    Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
    ZMR - 2010 to Forever
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    Quote Originally Posted by rreneav1987 View Post
    Any RE will give the similar mileage! how many kms do you ride on the highways and how many in village?

    mileage will be around 30 kmpl if I am right! practically, there is no bike that might suit you due to your medical reasons! also the sitting position where your legs are cramped! I would just suggest you try riding the bike! You can also get more information from the Himalayan Ownership thread!

    TBH, even the RE Classic 350 returns similar FE!
    Currently my updown is 9 kms city , 16 kms village & the road is smooth. But its not fixed, it can change anytime. I could be transferred to a far away place or inside the city.
    I did like the height of Himalayan but not many have owned this vehicle. You’re right I’ll check out the thread for a better understanding.

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