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    Default First Bike: Please Advise

    Hey all you great bikers suggest a bike to a n00b

    My height is 5.5

    My weight is 60kg

    My budget is 65k

    Currently i am thinking about the following bikes

    1. FZ16
    2. Apache rtr 160
    3. Hero honda cbz xtreme
    4. Hunk
    5. karizma


    Please tell the mileage of FZ16 and APACHE

    and FZ does not have a kick stand ? will it be a problem in future ?

    thanks in advance
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    Hi Krates,
    The FZ16 is within your budget. It doesnt have a kick start (like the Pulsar 220 / R15) and shouldnt be a problem until unless the battery is down. It also has a low seat height which is good for you
    The Apache RTR again fits ur budget. But it is more inclined towards a sporty rider
    The Hunk and the Extreme are good bikes. The Hunk has a slightly lower seat height, again good for you. Plus HH's bikes are generally reliable
    The Karizma wont fit your budget, and will be a handful in traffic for you.

    If i was you, i would put my money on the FZ. It has a lower fuel economy as compared to the RTR, but it will hardly be a difference of a few hundred bucks per month.

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    hey skipper thanks for your valuable suggestion

    can you tell me about the mileage of FZ and APACHE

    i just need mileage above 40

    and handling the bike is again important as i am not a very good biker yet..

    just used bike(lml freedom) 2-3 times :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by krates View Post
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    My height is 5.5

    My budget is 65k

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    The FZ and Zma are both outta the specified budget man. The FZ retails for roughly 75k OTR in Bangalore. The Zma for 82k OTR.

    The Zma might be a wee bit tall for you as well.
    For the 65k budget, a 150 from HH, The RTR, The Uni or a Zuki GS150R will be ideal.
    A TD of these bikes oughta help in picking one among the list

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    here the FZ is available for 65K even on the T.V commercials they show that

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    Here as in..?

    BTW.. The 65k tag most probably is the ex-showroom price mate
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    I don't think CBZ-x will suit you... since you are 5'5. Its a pretty tall bike! And the pillion seat is even taller.

    Also consider seating comfort and back aches! My CBZ-x gives me back aches on long drives. But not everyone seems to get this... so make doubly sure what you buy suits you.

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    ok i am thinking about FZ as for now

    but can that number plate be removed from it's head to between head and tire ?

    how much it will cost to get a better looking headlight for it ?

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    Krates : I think the current headlight looks fantastic. Any road side mechanic will remove the front number plate for you.
    You can have the registration number stickered on the front mud-guard
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