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  • Help needed on selecting a new bike.

    Hi, I'm currently deciding between RS 200 or FZ 25 for my new bike. I'm more inclined towards RS 200, but while asking around they said go for FZ 25 cause of reliability (yes, it's a valid point) but FZ misses out on 6th gear and isn't that much exciting to ride for me (not saying FZ 25 is bad its just my preference probably its my childhood crush on RS 200 ) but regardless its a good bike.

    So I would like to hear from the owners of these wonderful bikes and any other opinion is welcome. Thank you and have a nice day.
    Last edited by xBhp; 02-17-2020, 07:57 PM.

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      Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

      Originally posted by raziel04 View Post
      Hi, I'm currently deciding between RS 200 or FZ 25 for my new bike. I'm more inclined towards RS 200, but while asking around they said go for FZ 25 cause of reliability (yes, it's a valid point) but FZ misses out on 6th gear and isn't that much exciting to ride for me (not saying FZ 25 is bad its just my preference probably its my childhood crush on RS 200 ) but regardless its a good bike.

      So I would like to hear from the owners of these wonderful bikes and any other opinion is welcome. Thank you and have a nice day.
      Go for RS 200 it's better than fz25 in every aspect such as engine refinement, better headlights, 6th gear for cruising ability, Better braking and equally reliable as FZ.

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        Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

        Yes rs 200 is much better than fz,if weight of bike is not a problem.due to bs6 norms bike have not lost ny sort of power.and cost of bike has increased by just 1500 rs approx.
        Originally posted by #bpk View Post
        Go for RS 200 it's better than fz25 in every aspect such as engine refinement, better headlights, 6th gear for cruising ability, Better braking and equally reliable as FZ.

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        • #5
          Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

          Originally posted by sagarzzz View Post
          Yes rs 200 is much better than fz,if weight of bike is not a problem.due to bs6 norms bike have not lost ny sort of power.and cost of bike has increased by just 1500 rs approx.
          Weight is not much of an issue for me, I was actually considering thunderbird 350x since that was in the same price range as well but its a different breed entirely. The things that bothers me most are the price range and reliability.

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            Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

            Bro everyone knows how reliable re can be,rest depend on the rider how he feels about a particular bike.as each and every bike is diffrent,so are riders preferences.if u dont have any problem then take a test ride or rent it and go for a ride.
            Originally posted by raziel04 View Post
            Weight is not much of an issue for me, I was actually considering thunderbird 350x since that was in the same price range as well but its a different breed entirely. The things that bothers me most are the price range and reliability.

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              Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

              Originally posted by sagarzzz View Post
              Bro everyone knows how reliable re can be,rest depend on the rider how he feels about a particular bike.as each and every bike is diffrent,so are riders preferences.if u dont have any problem then take a test ride or rent it and go for a ride.
              Already rode the RE and RS actually, just the FZ 25 left since bs6 norms are kicking in there are no test drive models available in my city. The comfort level of RE is unmatched in my opinion.

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                Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

                I think actualy u will like riding fz in city.but not on highways.comfort is gud bt question mark remains with relaibility of re ,nyways if u want to take a test ride of fz also then do wait for few days.or if its available on rent then give it a try.
                Originally posted by raziel04 View Post
                Already rode the RE and RS actually, just the FZ 25 left since bs6 norms are kicking in there are no test drive models available in my city. The comfort level of RE is unmatched in my opinion.

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                  Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

                  Originally posted by raziel04 View Post
                  Already rode the RE and RS actually, just the FZ 25 left since bs6 norms are kicking in there are no test drive models available in my city. The comfort level of RE is unmatched in my opinion.
                  REis comfortable but can live with the vibrations? When i test rode the bike it was too much for me. The reliability aspect depend on how you maintain your bike, i just sold of 9 year pulsar 180 and had no issues or whatsoever
                  Peace

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                    Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

                    Originally posted by yashasvi View Post
                    REis comfortable but can live with the vibrations? When i test rode the bike it was too much for me. The reliability aspect depend on how you maintain your bike, i just sold of 9 year pulsar 180 and had no issues or whatsoever
                    Vibrations are ok, even on the pulsar there are some its nothing compared to the RE but its there and from the reviews FZ 25 has some above 6k rpm (not confirmed for myself). For an RE apart from the reliability aspect you should have be lucky enough to get a good one from the showroom. One of my friends problems started just one month after the purchase and the service center guys had no idea how to fix it (this happened 2 years ago by the way, dunno how RE showrooms are nowadays).

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                    • #11
                      Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

                      FZ is for low-mid end, Pulsar 200 has a good high-end and getting Fi at same displacement means it's gaining power rather than losing lior other BS6 models. Also, FZ looks aren't for everyone, and in my opinion the looks aren't for anyone.

                      Pulsar 220 has low and mid end putting it between FZ25 and P200 territory, while being soft sprung(back comfort) - it is a good all-rounder, good for city and is a pleasure on highways with its stability. For reliability, you just need to follow the service manual and change oil evry 2.5k kms. It won't let you down, no need for any fancy shit.

                      I was in dilemma 2 years ago, and I was surprised to find a decade old bike making sense for my needs.

                      Been nearing 2 years with P220, and still love it everyday - the riding posture is sports tourer (between upright and sports), suspension is really really good for bumpy roads, power isn't lacking anywhere unless you plan to go Rossi on roads, and it's an easy to maintain bike with wide parts availability and incase of any emergency accident or something, you can get it working from any small town mechanic too.

                      Also, parts are dirt cheap, such that even if you need a small or big thing, it's cheaper to get from ASC.
                      Originally posted by raziel04 View Post
                      Vibrations are ok, even on the pulsar there are some its nothing compared to the RE but its there and from the reviews FZ 25 has some above 6k rpm (not confirmed for myself). For an RE apart from the reliability aspect you should have be lucky enough to get a good one from the showroom. One of my friends problems started just one month after the purchase and the service center guys had no idea how to fix it (this happened 2 years ago by the way, dunno how RE showrooms are nowadays).

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                        Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

                        Originally posted by Zapps View Post
                        FZ is for low-mid end, Pulsar 200 has a good high-end and getting Fi at same displacement means it's gaining power rather than losing lior other BS6 models. Also, FZ looks aren't for everyone, and in my opinion the looks aren't for anyone.

                        Pulsar 220 has low and mid end putting it between FZ25 and P200 territory, while being soft sprung(back comfort) - it is a good all-rounder, good for city and is a pleasure on highways with its stability. For reliability, you just need to follow the service manual and change oil evry 2.5k kms. It won't let you down, no need for any fancy shit.

                        I was in dilemma 2 years ago, and I was surprised to find a decade old bike making sense for my needs.

                        Been nearing 2 years with P220, and still love it everyday - the riding posture is sports tourer (between upright and sports), suspension is really really good for bumpy roads, power isn't lacking anywhere unless you plan to go Rossi on roads, and it's an easy to maintain bike with wide parts availability and incase of any emergency accident or something, you can get it working from any small town mechanic too.

                        Also, parts are dirt cheap, such that even if you need a small or big thing, it's cheaper to get from ASC.
                        That's a valid point, the parts are cheaper. The new fz bs6 looks quite promising while in the 200 models there are no visual updates that I know of. I'm a huge fan of how RS 200 looks , but where ever I asked they all said pulsar is not reliable it'll die out in 3 years etc. Also 8/10 of my colleagues have RE so you can see where the hate comes from 😁

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                          Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

                          Its nothing like that,i too own a pulsar 220 n 150 and both are equaly good.every bike of whichever brand it is have some sort of niggles here and there.you have to take care of them properly.yamaha or honda suzuki or ny brand for that matter are not free of complaints.

                          Do dont bother too much,watever your heart says follow that.if it wants rs 200 then go for it.its powerful machine with fi,abs.riding posture is also good.
                          Originally posted by raziel04 View Post
                          That's a valid point, the parts are cheaper. The new fz bs6 looks quite promising while in the 200 models there are no visual updates that I know of. I'm a huge fan of how RS 200 looks , but where ever I asked they all said pulsar is not reliable it'll die out in 3 years etc. Also 8/10 of my colleagues have RE so you can see where the hate comes from [emoji16]

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                            Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

                            Originally posted by sagarzzz View Post
                            Its nothing like that,i too own a pulsar 220 n 150 and both are equaly good.every bike of whichever brand it is have some sort of niggles here and there.you have to take care of them properly.yamaha or honda suzuki or ny brand for that matter are not free of complaints.

                            Do dont bother too much,watever your heart says follow that.if it wants rs 200 then go for it.its powerful machine with fi,abs.riding posture is also good.
                            Alright i have decided to go with the RS 200 bs6 its an old model but has its charm. Thank you for all your feed back guys.. and Thank you xbhp..

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                              Re: Help needed on selecting a new bike.

                              [emoji108][emoji106] great bro,following your heart is the right way to go..so when you are going to get your rs?
                              Originally posted by raziel04 View Post
                              Alright i have decided to go with the RS 200 bs6 its an old model but has its charm. Thank you for all your feed back guys.. and Thank you xbhp..

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