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    Default Bike suggestion - Replacement for my Rx135 5Speed

    Hi,


    I need to buy new motorcycle. Recently someone stole my Rx 135, 5 speed which i loved the most.

    What bike will you guys suggest for a biker, had Rx for about 17 years and never owned anything else?

    Some details...

    I am 168 cm height, 62kg weight. Not a speed rider. I always go below 100kmph. I had a back pain problem, somewhat sorted out but not fully gone. Usually will ride about 20kms in city. Very much passionate to go for touring with pillion rider(wifey). Ofcourse relaxed ride.


    My expectation....

    Maintenance free bike (like Rx)
    Decent mileage
    Comfortable sitting position for a rider and pillion.
    kind of unique bike like Rx and RE ( little attention grabbing )

    Not much interested with regular 100cc commuter bikes..Please suggest around 1L and 2L both price range. So far I have some bikes in my mind. I am not sure these come under my expectation though. Thought of Rx again. Need atleast 70k for a decent bike. For that I can go for a new bike with nice spec.


    List of the bikes in my mind...

    Yamaha FZ25 / FZ FI
    Apache RTR 200 Race edition,
    Dominar,
    RE classic,
    Himalayan,
    Jawa 42


    Somehow Avenger/Intruder are not in my list. I can wait 2,3 months for any new bike launch.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Bike suggestion - Replacement for my Rx135 5Speed

    Thread approved.

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    Default Re: Bike suggestion - Replacement for my Rx135 5Speed

    Thanks for the approval. Waiting for the suggestions...
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    Default Re: Bike suggestion - Replacement for my Rx135 5Speed

    Any suggestions pls ?? still waiting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parivel View Post
    Any suggestions pls ?? still waiting...
    I would suggest you to visit the showrooms of the shortlisted bikes and see what ticks your heart rather than ask for ideas - more confusion . But anyway since i have a RX135 5 speed my suggestion is if you plan to keep it long term go for a proven Japanese machine ,they age well and generally reliable.If retro looks are what you like Jawa is a good option though longevity is a question mark along with servicing not to mention the waiting list
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    Quote Originally Posted by bharatheshk View Post
    I would suggest you to visit the showrooms of the shortlisted bikes and see what ticks your heart rather than ask for ideas - more confusion . But anyway since i have a RX135 5 speed my suggestion is if you plan to keep it long term go for a proven Japanese machine ,they age well and generally reliable.If retro looks are what you like Jawa is a good option though longevity is a question mark along with servicing not to mention the waiting list

    Thanks. Will do that. I just rode the Himalayan once. liked the comfort. Will do the TD for others.
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    Default Re: Bike suggestion - Replacement for my Rx135 5Speed

    What about Jawa or Jawa 42. Both have that retro charm and will get you the looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parivel View Post
    Hi,


    I need to buy new motorcycle. Recently someone stole my Rx 135, 5 speed which i loved the most.

    What bike will you guys suggest for a biker, had Rx for about 17 years and never owned anything else?

    Some details...

    I am 168 cm height, 62kg weight. Not a speed rider. I always go below 100kmph. I had a back pain problem, somewhat sorted out but not fully gone. Usually will ride about 20kms in city. Very much passionate to go for touring with pillion rider(wifey). Ofcourse relaxed ride.


    My expectation....

    Maintenance free bike (like Rx)
    Decent mileage
    Comfortable sitting position for a rider and pillion.
    kind of unique bike like Rx and RE ( little attention grabbing )

    Not much interested with regular 100cc commuter bikes..Please suggest around 1L and 2L both price range. So far I have some bikes in my mind. I am not sure these come under my expectation though. Thought of Rx again. Need atleast 70k for a decent bike. For that I can go for a new bike with nice spec.


    List of the bikes in my mind...

    Yamaha FZ25 / FZ FI
    Apache RTR 200 Race edition,
    Dominar,
    RE classic,
    Himalayan,
    Jawa 42


    Somehow Avenger/Intruder are not in my list. I can wait 2,3 months for any new bike launch.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hello sir.... You must definitely consider the Apache 160 4v. It will tick most of your boxes if not all. It has a surprisingly smooth engine and adequate power. Being a 160cc, it will offer a decent mileage of at least 40-45 kmpl. It is also suited for long rides. It is not heavy like the REs. Having a single piece seat, it must be comfortable for the pillion too. Being a TVS, it is low on the cost of spares and maintainance compared to the Japs. Take a test ride to make sure the riding posture suits you as you've mentioned back pain problem.

    Edit: If you don't mind, wait for the ABS model. It must be available before April 2019.

    P.S. I took a look at your website. It is really nice.

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    Default Re: Bike suggestion - Replacement for my Rx135 5Speed

    The closest in terms of raw performance will be Apache 180(I'm not too fond of Apache 200) and R15V3.0. Although none of these can replicate the legend, it can come closest.

    Other options are FZ twins, Duke 250.

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    And the upcoming MT-15 should also be a good option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapps View Post
    What about Jawa or Jawa 42. Both have that retro charm and will get you the looks.
    Initially i thought of that...But now, it takes more time to get one. And the pillion seat is so small i guess. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayrus View Post
    Hello sir.... You must definitely consider the Apache 160 4v. It will tick most of your boxes if not all. It has a surprisingly smooth engine and adequate power. Being a 160cc, it will offer a decent mileage of at least 40-45 kmpl. It is also suited for long rides. It is not heavy like the REs. Having a single piece seat, it must be comfortable for the pillion too. Being a TVS, it is low on the cost of spares and maintainance compared to the Japs. Take a test ride to make sure the riding posture suits you as you've mentioned back pain problem.

    Edit: If you don't mind, wait for the ABS model. It must be available before April 2019.

    P.S. I took a look at your website. It is really nice.
    Thanks. Will definitely TD Apache. Glad you liked my website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    The closest in terms of raw performance will be Apache 180(I'm not too fond of Apache 200) and R15V3.0. Although none of these can replicate the legend, it can come closest.

    Other options are FZ twins, Duke 250.

    ----consecutive posts auto-merged-----

    And the upcoming MT-15 should also be a good option!
    I am not that aggressive rider to choose Duke 250. And due to my back pain, the riding posture of R15 may not be suitable for me i think. But I will look for Apache and FZ. Thanks
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