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    Hey guys, Ashwin here from Hyderabad. I would be shifting to Delhi sometime in 2009 after I finish my degree and would be looking to upgrade to a mix between a performance machine and a long distance tourer.

    My current bike is an Apache 150cc, and my height is about 5' 11". I weigh roughly 85 kilos. I bought the Apache because it came recommended from several friends who had it, but it's not the bike for me.

    For my commute within Delhi limits, I would be using my uncle's old Esteem, so my riding would be: Saturday and Sunday morning rides (about 100-200 kms.) with afternoon or evening return, and monthly/bi-monthly rides of 500 or more kms. which would be 3-4 days long.

    I want something comfortable, with a smooth engine and decent power delivery in the mid-range (i.e. 5000-8000 RPM). Low-end and top-end grunt is not as important since I won't be using it for city riding or drags.

    1. Bajaj Pulsar 220
    2. HH Karizma R
    3. Bajaj Avenger 200
    4. Yamaha R15

    I know the Avenger isn't good for carving twisties and that performance thrill, so I would also be buying a Pulsar 200 if I get that. My only questions are:

    1. How would the 220 be for long hauls?
    2. Would it be advisable to wait for the announced Karizma FI?
    3. How are Enfields on the handling front?
    4. Is the R15 comfy on long rides? Especially for the back?
    5. Would the Ninja 250 be a good choice for my requirements?

    My budget is no issue. Since I don't have to buy a car, I can afford to invest up to 2.5 lakhs into my two-wheeled garage. Please help me out. Much obliged.

    Keep riding safe.

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    Bike Query Approved

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    as ur budget is 250k then i think u shud wait for the kawasaki ninja wich will be launched in dec or jan next year

    if u cant wait the go for yamaha R15


    some pics of ninja gpx 250/ninja 250:






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    Thanks, MG, for the approval.

    Thanks, Haxor, for your reply. But would both of those bikes offer me comfort and reduced exposure to winds during longer tours?

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    Ashwin, If I am not wrong, you are currently based in Hyderabad.Right?

    okay after reading all the points, you have enough time for now, you wont be shifting before June-July 2009, IMO you should wait for Ninja 250 or else 2nd hand Comet, rest come to Delhi first and then also look for options.

    Among the bikes mentioned, remove Avenger 200, by next year you will have ugraded P220 and might even get new ZMA also, Donno anything can be upgraded in R15 you can even do this mistake of buying TVS Menace or even 200/250 cc bike from TVS.If they are launched..!

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    The R15 eliminates itself as it makes most of its power in the upper spectrum of the powerband..

    You could seriously look at the yet-to-be launched Ninja as a viable option.. Can't really comment on the ergonomics or the torquiness of the mill, but it'll be well worth the wait..

    As an immediate purchase, the Zma or P220 fit the bill perfectly
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    well since ur gonna buy a bike in 2009 why worry now ,

    w8 fr newer n better models to come n then post ur query

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    Thanks to all who replied...

    Since I won't be buying a bike before mid-2009, I've decided to wait and see. If by that time nothing better releases, I will go in for a P220/ZMA/250R.

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