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  • Bike for a lifetime!

    Hi
    Since last five years, I have been riding Pulsar 150DTSI. Now I want to change to my bike. My requirements are

    a. Bike for daily commute of around 50kms
    b. Bike with a mileage of nearly 50kms/ltr
    c. Occasional addrenalin rush upto 80kmph
    d. After riding pulsar150, I need a set of better suspension for comfort
    e. Electric start and decent instrumentation.
    f. Stability and sturdiness as good as present p150.
    g. minimal vibrations.
    h. Budget around 80k.

    But important thing is that the bike I buy, should last long, as I do not want to upgrade/change my bike for next five years.
    I am really now confused and seek forum's views on choosing a new bike.
    thanks
    sudheer pai

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    Bike Choice Topic Approved
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    • #3
      I would suggest HONDA Unicorn
      Price - <80K
      CC - 150
      FE - 48-52Kmpl
      Power - Good Mid Range and Top End
      Best Bike for both Commuting and Touring, Its got Good breaking and handling.

      second option would be FZ16, however FE is 40kmpl.

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      • #4
        Optimal Choice: Honda Unicorn ... Matches all needs perfectly!

        Possible Close Alternatives:

        1. TVS Apache RTR 180: Should give around 40-45 kmpl. Suspension is a bit hard. Otherwise, its a fun bike for less cash!
        Also, its more suitable for smaller riders, below 5'8" preferably!

        I rode it after owning P180 and boy, I was surprised! It's a high performer for sure. A size 125 main jet is used in its Carburettor, which may well be the reason for this high performance.

        2. Yamaha FZ16: Matches all needs, except for Fuel efficiency which maybe 35-40 or so. But it looks great and appears to be durable!

        Very comfortable in city, doesn't need much gear changing. Can do 5th gear in 25 kmph with ease!
        Grip, Comfort & Handling level very high. I regard it as the safest 150cc bike "personally".
        ---
        Brotherhood, Rules, Freedom. Xbhp.
        Indian riding = Alertness, Anticipation and Adjustment.

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        • #5
          Unicorn it is, for you. The ride is comfortable and would last long.

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          • #6
            Thanks friends for suggestion. But Uni is around for last say three to four years. Despite all its facelifts recent times, don't you think after next two years, it becomes outdated and outfashioned.
            sudheer

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            • #7
              If u can compromise on mileage , Get a zma , matches all other criteria really well.

              It ll last longer than u can imagine , Its expensive to maintain though.

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              04 Pulsar 180 V1
              06 Hyosung Comet GT 250
              07 HH ZMA-R
              08 Yamaha YZF-R15
              10 Suzuki Access
              12 Hyosung GT-650

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              • #8
                uni is a wonderful bike man .
                Dont think wayy too much , an old good piece of engineering is wayy better than new crap .
                Newton's law are centuries old , why dont people call them as outdated and try and invent new things ? , yea they have only been improvised in some cases like quantum mech etc , enuf of science

                If you keep waiting , u ll never buy anything in life .
                Specially in terms of computer , bikes and mobiles.

                The best thing about uni is that if in one or two months you are bored of it , u can get considerable amount of resale value which no other bike in the market provides .
                Hope is a good thing ,
                may be the best of things and
                no good thing ever dies .

                Get busy living or get busy dying .

                - The Shawshank Redemption .

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                • #9
                  if you happen to feel unicorn is old,the best alternative is the zuki Gs150R
                  It all begins with a thumb-start -- Oh, wait, I forgot the kill-switch

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sudheerpai View Post
                    Thanks friends for suggestion. But Uni is around for last say three to four years. Despite all its facelifts recent times, don't you think after next two years, it becomes outdated and outfashioned.
                    sudheer
                    Check out my review on honda unicorn along with pics (pg-109 ---honda ownership thread ) and then make your final decision.A good bike is not just only about gadgets.According to your needs........surely unicorn.No other bike even stand in front of it in terms of reliability.

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                    • #11
                      Based on inputs from you all and after doing bit research overnight, my alternatives are becoming pretty clear
                      a. Unicorn for rocksolid build quality, against outdated looks
                      b. GS150r for gadgetty and sixth gear, against spares/service
                      c. P180 for sportier and power, against very common style bike
                      I do not want p150 as I already have. Hope forum can help me in choosing right one.

                      thanks
                      sudheer

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                      • #12
                        Go for pulsar 220dtsi u realy love the bike ..
                        Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.....[:)]

                        Waiting for a job to own a kawasaki ninja......!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sudheerpai View Post
                          Based on inputs from you all and after doing bit research overnight, my alternatives are becoming pretty clear
                          a. Unicorn for rocksolid build quality, against outdated looks
                          b. GS150r for gadgetty and sixth gear, against spares/service
                          c. P180 for sportier and power, against very common style bike
                          I do not want p150 as I already have. Hope forum can help me in choosing right one.

                          thanks
                          sudheer
                          From my side i will suggest you to go for-
                          1) unicorn- best in class, decent mileage of 50+, smooth running, butter gear box,idle for daily commuting for 50+ kms

                          2)GS150R- better technology, great mileage 50-58kmpl or even more, decent looks etc

                          I will suggest you to go with any of the above [1)uni 2)GS] and drop the idea of p180
                          as you already rode P150 so more or less both are same in seating position..

                          choice is yours, take a test ride of all 3 bikes
                          choose wisely
                          All the best
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                          I even play with my Scale Models

                          2006- HONDA DIO
                          2007- BAJAJ PLATINA (sold)
                          2008- YAMAHA YZF R15
                          201*- HONDA SBK (some day :D)


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by abhibhaskar View Post
                            Go for pulsar 220dtsi u realy love the bike ..
                            mate P220's mileage is less as per his need..!!
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                            I even play with my Scale Models

                            2006- HONDA DIO
                            2007- BAJAJ PLATINA (sold)
                            2008- YAMAHA YZF R15
                            201*- HONDA SBK (some day :D)


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                            • #15
                              Unicorn all the way but if you want to upgarde then ZMA

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