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Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

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  • #16
    Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

    Originally posted by Kirubakaran G View Post
    Updates:
    I've sold my Himalayan.
    I've taken a test drive on Avenger Cruise, which ends up sitting on my tail bone and creates a pain overshoot in the area of bulged discs.
    I've taken the test drive of FZ25, loved its handling, power and torque but the rear stiffer suspension exaggerates back pain.
    Test driven BS6 bullet, feels less vibey and more comfortable. But maintenance part still haunts me.
    Test driven Pulsar 220f, it felt comfortable due to plusher suspension and the position is pot on for city manoeuvres. But it creates a small lean on handlebar, which must be overlooked for long ride comfort.
    Thanks all for your support.
    Still I'm hunting for that perfect motorcycle.
    But Bullet bs6, Pulsar 220f are in my list now.
    Your view?
    Any other suggestions?
    The upcoming Meteor might be able to give you a good riding posture and suspension. Especially in terms of suspension, it will be better than avenger. But you might still be having maintenance expenses of RE.
    You could also check out Xpulse 200 (not the 200t) for its offroad compatible suspensions and decent riding posture. It being a Hero and less prices, you shouldnt be having that much of maintenance expense (no personal experience, just general vibes from Hero owners)
    I like to meditate a lot.. On my BIKE!

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    • #17
      Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

      Xpulse seat is the weak link which can't carry a pillion with good comfort.
      Will look at Meteor but yeah maintenance is still a haunting thing, being an RE. Thanks.
      Pulsar 220F handlebar risers looks like a good option. Thanks!
      Any other suggestions buddies?

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      • #18
        Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

        P220 is very under rated in my opinion.

        2 years ago, I was looking for a bike with similar requirements as yourself. I was looking at 160-200cc like Hornet, FZ or Apache. You know those so called sports bike take out most important thing we as Indians need - pillion comfort. I think japs are making bikes for their own kind, they think we have tiny anime girls for pillion.

        So, I had to look at Pulsar 180, a dated design but good pillion and power. And then my cousin was like why don't you look at the 220. And I remembered my college days, when it was launched. Heck I wanted that bike 10 years before, in 2008. Friends and fellow colleagues were like get a Bullet or Pulsar NS200. TVS Apache was an option, but their sales team attitude made me wonder if they don't care about a customer ready to buy their bike, what will the after sales experience be? (I got test ride of Apache after I complained on their sales feedback call for my second one hour long visit with no one attending, that too they offered only 160/180 and not the 200)

        Coming to the Bajaj sales team, they offered me test ride of both 200 and 220. And after feedback from Pulsar 200 NS group, I decided to go with 220 for the comfort and ease of maintenance. It's a simple machine with great mid. And you don't need a riser, you can if you want to, but just give it a few months.

        The posture isn't aggresive, rather comfortable. If you wanna see real aggresive sports posture, try sitting on a R15 V3. Only thing I'd suggest is upgrading to good tyres if your get those shitty Eurogrips, and a very cheap and essential mod is to fit 150/180 RVMs, it's cheap and very good.
        Originally posted by Kirubakaran G View Post
        Xpulse seat is the weak link which can't carry a pillion with good comfort.
        Will look at Meteor but yeah maintenance is still a haunting thing, being an RE. Thanks.
        Pulsar 220F handlebar risers looks like a good option. Thanks!
        Any other suggestions buddies?
        Last edited by Zapps; 11-01-2020, 12:16 PM.

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        • #19
          Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

          Zapps, whatever you have stated is absolutely correct. No bikes, above 200cc segment, is made for a chubby one side sitting pillion. Exceptions are Bullet, Classic and P220. But trust me guys, I've tested with a chubby one side sitting pillion on all of these bikes, but, of these P220F is the best!

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          • #20
            Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

            Originally posted by Kirubakaran G View Post
            Zapps, whatever you have stated is absolutely correct. No bikes, above 200cc segment, is made for a chubby one side sitting pillion. Exceptions are Bullet, Classic and P220. But trust me guys, I've tested with a chubby one side sitting pillion on all of these bikes, but, of these P220F is the best!
            Cant provide you a comparative analysis on the chubbiness of pillions, but can tell you for sure that Mojo has a pretty good pillion seat and suspensions. riding ergo is pretty comfy too.
            I am still trying to adjust with the seat height though
            I like to meditate a lot.. On my BIKE!

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            • #21
              Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

              Originally posted by alkemyst View Post
              Cant provide you a comparative analysis on the chubbiness of pillions, but can tell you for sure that Mojo has a pretty good pillion seat and suspensions. riding ergo is pretty comfy too.
              I am still trying to adjust with the seat height though
              Thanks buddy for your suggestion! Will try mojo too!

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              • #22
                Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

                Same pinch! I've similar physique and similar physique friends.
                Originally posted by Kirubakaran G View Post
                Zapps, whatever you have stated is absolutely correct. No bikes, above 200cc segment, is made for a chubby one side sitting pillion. Exceptions are Bullet, Classic and P220. But trust me guys, I've tested with a chubby one side sitting pillion on all of these bikes, but, of these P220F is the best!

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                • #23
                  Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

                  Originally posted by Kirubakaran G View Post
                  Thanks buddy for your suggestion! Will try mojo too!
                  I will not recommend you to Mojo moving from Himalayan. They are almost the same beasts with some ups and downs here and there.
                  Unless you love riding Mojo, you would be sacrificing on the availability of service stations with Mojo.
                  I like to meditate a lot.. On my BIKE!

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                  • #24
                    Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

                    Yeah Mojo is a good bike but the curse of scanty service centers and parts availability is too much to live with.
                    Originally posted by alkemyst View Post
                    I will not recommend you to Mojo moving from Himalayan. They are almost the same beasts with some ups and downs here and there.
                    Unless you love riding Mojo, you would be sacrificing on the availability of service stations with Mojo.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

                      Originally posted by Zapps View Post
                      Yeah Mojo is a good bike but the curse of scanty service centers and parts availability is too much to live with.
                      Agreed.
                      however, my suggestion was based on the fact that moving from himalayan to mojo wouldnt make much sense as they are almost the similar genre of bikes with similar pros and cons.
                      If living with Himalayan was a problem for the op, I am sure mojo wouldnt make things better.
                      I like to meditate a lot.. On my BIKE!

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                      • #26
                        Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

                        personnally i prefer cruiser more confortable









                        Kodi nox
                        Last edited by luna grover; 11-20-2020, 11:50 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

                          Now we have the Meteor to the mix

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                          • #28
                            Re: Which type of motorcycle for maximum comfort during long rides, ADV or Cruiser?

                            Originally posted by luna grover View Post
                            personnally i prefer cruiser more confortable
                            Kodi nox
                            For Indian road conditions, a cruiser like avenger would be more painful for the back in the long term. Something from RE stable or honda highness might be a better option, if cruisers are of the OP's liking.
                            I like to meditate a lot.. On my BIKE!

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                            • #29
                              I own a racing bike and I've been around for 5 years it's pretty good, I can go on any surface io games skribbl io

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                              • #30
                                Cruisers are bad for back pain. You should put body weight on your legs when you encounter a speedbreaker or a pothole, which is not possible in a cruiser. A naked bike or a cruiser or an ADV would be fine.

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