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    Default Suggestions for a 150cc - 160cc Two Wheeler for a 31 year old.

    After owning a Unicorn 150 2nd Gen, that is almost 13 years old, time has come for a new Two Wheeler. The vehicle will mostly be used for office commutes with a bit of long rides during the weekend. Daily commute is around 30 kms.

    After using the Unicorn's mediocre braking for so long, I have decided that the vehicle must definitely have good braking and a rear disc is a must. After going through loads of research, I have shortlisted the Apache 160 4V, the X Blade (even though it doesn't have rear disc) and Yamaha FZ version 3.0. Heart says Apache 160 4V but am worried about the ride comfort on it.

    Am about 5 feet 9 Inches and weight about 85 kgs.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a 150cc - 160cc Two Wheeler for a 31 year old.

    Thread approved.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a 150cc - 160cc Two Wheeler for a 31 year old.

    Out of all the shortlisted bikes I can say one thing for sure, FZ has the worst ride quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umang10 View Post
    Out of all the shortlisted bikes I can say one thing for sure, FZ has the worst ride quality.
    No you are wrong ! Xblade and Hornet has the worst suspension. Gixxer and Fz have good suspension, Apache 160 4v has a good balance of ride quality and handling w.r.t suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anand82 View Post
    After owning a Unicorn 150 2nd Gen, that is almost 13 years old, time has come for a new Two Wheeler. The vehicle will mostly be used for office commutes with a bit of long rides during the weekend. Daily commute is around 30 kms.

    After using the Unicorn's mediocre braking for so long, I have decided that the vehicle must definitely have good braking and a rear disc is a must. After going through loads of research, I have shortlisted the Apache 160 4V, the X Blade (even though it doesn't have rear disc) and Yamaha FZ version 3.0. Heart says Apache 160 4V but am worried about the ride comfort on it.

    Am about 5 feet 9 Inches and weight about 85 kgs.
    Apache has softest suspension among the 3 , but you have to lean a bit forward while riding apache, Fz V 3 has the most upright seating position followed by xblade. I think, fz will be suitable for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #bpk View Post
    No you are wrong ! Xblade and Hornet has the worst suspension. Gixxer and Fz have good suspension, Apache 160 4v has a good balance of ride quality and handling w.r.t suspension.
    Nah, I beg to differ on that, I had the fz and still have the Gixxer with me. Had to sell the fz (with in 10 months) as the ride was bad and it was giving back pain during daily commute. On the same route the Gixxer was a breeze to ride on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umang10 View Post
    Nah, I beg to differ on that, I had the fz and still have the Gixxer with me. Had to sell the fz (with in 10 months) as the ride was bad and it was giving back pain during daily commute. On the same route the Gixxer was a breeze to ride on.
    You should ride my 2018 hornet , your backbone will break
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    Quote Originally Posted by #bpk View Post
    You should ride my 2018 hornet , your backbone will break
    Thats one of the many reasons of staying away from the Honda on two occasions.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a 150cc - 160cc Two Wheeler for a 31 year old.

    Apache is the better of the lot.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a 150cc - 160cc Two Wheeler for a 31 year old.

    Thank you for the suggestions. I think I will test ride both the Yamaha and apache once again before coming to a decision. Test rode the x blade today and dint like it as much as the apache

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