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    Default Re: Suggest a suitable bike for the first time buyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry J View Post
    Yes, as BPK mentioned, you are the only one who will be able to select what you need.

    First of all, understand your needs and also make sure what are the mandatory features for you. - I think you have completed this part.

    Don’t go by the brand name alone.

    Nowadays, a better engineered product is available from our home grown companies TVS and Bajaj are reliable equal to a Japanese one.

    So, test ride every bike which is under your budget with your must-have features. Take your wife to test the pillion comfort.

    Don’t go by the sales person’s words.

    Take multiple test rides as much you want. Nothing wrong in this.
    Yeah indian manufacturers specially TVS is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul.1911 View Post
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    And invest the rest to pay for your dream bike.
    Nice, thoughtful advice, u are actually right.

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    Assuming you will have your wife as pillion most of the times, split seat is a strict no-no. I have a three and a half year son and hence know the importance of comfort over outright power. Having said that, I'd suggest you to have a look at one of the most underrated bikes in the 150cc segment - Yamaha SZRR. Is very comfortable, has mature design and has one of the smoothest engines around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IFightCode View Post
    Hi,

    I’m a 5’9” 30yrs man, married, blessed with a girl child of 2 years. I’m planning to buy a new bike to ride with my wife and daughter.

    My budget is upto 1.3 lakh and my main concern is comfort, for sure, and ABS for safety.

    I’m habituated in riding Yamaha FZ, v1.

    Which bike will be the best fit for me?

    Thanks in advance.


    Sorry to post such question but the scenarios has been changed recently because lot of new bikes have been launched within a short period of time.

    As someone said earlier end of the day it has to be your choice on selecting the bike you need. On a note of suggestion you can test ride the Suzuki Intruder, it has some wider and enough seat for a family. However i would personally advice you to ride two wheelers only with your pillion and avoid taking a third person even if its a kid, its a added risk.

    The Intruder has enough power for city commutes as well as long rides and comes with good list of features including ABS, the bike might look weird but its much comfortable and easy to ride. Seats are plush for the driver and pillion is little short than the driver but still would be sufficient for city commutes.
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    If it were up to me , I'd say get a car for the family and bike for you. Riding with wife and kids are just too risky these days , be it the city or highway. Bikes are for maximum 2 persons . This is just my personal point of view . Back to the topic , FZ v3 has a single seat . Try test riding it , apache 160 has good reviews too.

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    If talked about pillion comfort, there aren't many in the segment we're talking about, epe from the Japanese.
    There was the old dad Unicorn. I'd suggest not to go by brands and go by models and features. Properly cared, any bike will serve you better. Parts availability with Bajaj, Hero and Tvs bikes are much better than Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha, which should be considered.

    Following your requirements I'd suggest you Pulsar 180. Breaks are capable and safe although not abs.

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