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  • Zma or yama ?

    Hi,

    I own a ZMA R (Black with Red Alloys), 4 months old and have done 6K kms. I am pretty happy with the performance and power delivery of the bike. Did some touring and the upright sitting position eased the riding like anything. I keep my baby clean and shining, Had a minor fall but got it done under insurance and the silencer muffler and right side cowl are back ( the so called scratched ones are with me, and up for grabs...that too for free ).That means i love and like Karizma- my dream bike once.

    Few days back got to ride the R15. Though the initial pick up i am addicted to of ZMA was missing i liked it at higher revs.Found the sporty riding position comforatable as well. The R 15 felt small to me ( i am 5' 10") but quite manageable, no serious niggle.

    I was comtemplating of trading my ZMA for the mini sportster. Incidently we just got our 4th ZMA in the friends group. and waiting for a ZMR and a old ZMA to join in. I love this bike and i liked the Yami as well.

    Now the question is , Do you see it of Worth to make a switch? Any gain in handling and performance? Do they offer a exchange deal? If so how much resale can i expect for my warhorse ? Any suggestion/ advice are most welcome!! Thanks!
    ***Correct me if I am wrong :)

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    • #3
      man why you are going to sell it... its not a worthy upgrade... only an upgrade in terms of handling/stability... ZMA is VFM bike and its really awesome one...
      you have only used it for 6000kms... don't do anything silly... keep the bike for atleast a year and at that time there will be many good bikes available... heard that Honda is gonna release a 250cc bike next year... speculation of a RTR 220 also... its my opinion buddy...
      Last edited by Binoy; 02-20-2010, 05:46 PM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Binoy View Post
        man why you are going to sell it... its not a worthy upgrade... only an upgrade in terms of handling/stability... ZMA is VFM bike and its really awesome one...
        you have only used it for 6000kms... don't do anything silly... keep the bike for atleast a year and at that time there will be many good bikes available... heard that Honda is gonna release a 250cc bike next year... speculation of a RTR 220 also... its my opinion buddy...
        +1
        You will definetly miss the low end power IF you switch to R15.
        Trust me.

        Wait for 250's
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        • #5
          +1 to Binoy. Not a good time to rid of your ONLY 6k bike. There are plenty of takls about new bikes to be launched. By the time you have some good mileage on your current ZMA, it will be ripe to switch to one of these new bikes.

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          • #6
            In answer to your question at the end -

            No

            It's not worth switching bikes that too when you have a bike that is unbeatable and proven in its field! And it's not even old too!! Who knows, if u get the R15, Honda or someone will come out with their 250 which you will ride one day, and then we will see another thread like this ..

            Just kidding man.. keep the ZMA-R.

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            • #7
              R15 is good only when you're prepared to rev more in the city; sure you'll miss the torque in low speed in city limits;

              I see you're thinking through the heart to go in for R15, but iIf you think right through the brain, you'll see how much money you lose for the trade in.
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              • #8
                You are surely gonna miss the Torque and the power delivery of the ZMA to the R15. Rest your choice.

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                • #9
                  So it is ZMA then!!! Unanimous choice . So silly of me .

                  Binoy, riazmoin, Kaynmatics, TnT and Inder very well summed up by you all !! No need to quote your posts separately as u all are voting for ZMA..

                  So Inder i wont use the 'Veto', I'm with you all.


                  aargee, the exchange guy quoted the price at 56K . I know it was their tactic though.

                  Lets wait for 250s. We alll are waiting for it.

                  Mods can lock the thread as it seems its gonna end up with more fooling of me i guess.
                  Last edited by ZMAtic; 02-20-2010, 10:22 PM.
                  ***Correct me if I am wrong :)

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                  • #10
                    you are 5'10 and r15 is uncomfy to you...you are not sitting right then...like the saying...when in ROme,do what the Romans do...

                    and the answer is no...be happy with your zma..
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by satan69in View Post
                      you are 5'10 and r15 is uncomfy to you...you are not sitting right then...like the saying...when in ROme,do what the Romans do...

                      and the answer is no...be happy with your zma..

                      Yeah Buddy! gonna stuk with ZMA and wait for some more power from YAMAHA or HONDA. Maybe from TVS-APACHE 220 if they make it a bit bigger on size as well ! BTW the sitting position feel could be for the first timers and i know and agree that the best of engineering has gone into the making of R15
                      Last edited by ZMAtic; 02-20-2010, 10:22 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ZMAtic View Post
                        Now the question is , Do you see it of Worth to make a switch? Any gain in handling and performance? Do they offer a exchange deal? If so how much resale can i expect for my warhorse ? Any suggestion/ advice are most welcome!! Thanks!
                        I was on the same boat as you but
                        the day i rode the R15, i always knew this has to be my 'type' of motorcycle,
                        the riding position is damn good,
                        on a HH Karizma you have to be a sedate rider and the R15 is like a maniac two-stroke,

                        if you have liked the experience of R15 over a HH Karizma, you can't go back
                        An R15 can go past a Karizma whenever it wants to(the road has to be impeccable though)
                        Handling--remember the joy of first motorcycle/kiss, it is a revelation of some sorts
                        Originally posted by Binoy
                        its not a worthy upgrade only an upgrade in terms of handling/stability
                        its an upgrade in each and every department if and only if your motto is not touring to places where mobile phone signals are weak(read-bad roads) and you plan two-up riding

                        you have to learn how to extract(yes you have to) power from R15's mill
                        and there are guys who complain of low-end torque--would request them to ride R15 a wee bit more and if not liked then stay-off, simple
                        you will simply love a liquid cooled motorcycle and start hating the acrid smell of an air-cooled if it has been ripped

                        whether you want to exchange your motorcycles depends entirely on you and for the past 2-3 years there are talks of 250's
                        power vs torque, take your pick

                        similar topic exists
                        http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/what-bik...15-hh-zmr.html
                        Last edited by sheelpriye; 02-21-2010, 08:40 AM.

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                        • #13
                          ^^^^
                          @Shilpriye : Agree with you but then that definitely does not mean i have liked R15 over Karizma. Its just its an excellent bike and a true handler with loads of tech.

                          Going past others is not my motto. In fact, if i am riding @ say 100KMPH and some P180 overtakes me, I wont bother as i've got nothing to prove to someone whom i even dont know or intend to meet again. But yes i like speed for sure.

                          Since you have owned a ZMA you must be in know of the TORQUE, the eager output at hand. I like that grunt and still i was thinking of upgrade (150 over 223?) for the sheer tech and handling. Now the prob is they estimate my bike at 55 (consider the bike is just 110 days old) and sell theirs @ double the price. After having spent 83 grand hard cash (hard earned and not easy parents money) I find it tough to manage half lakh again.

                          and as TNT said..
                          Originally posted by TnT View Post
                          In answer to your question at the end -

                          No

                          It's not worth switching bikes that too when you have a bike that is unbeatable and proven in its field! And it's not even old too!! Who knows, if u get the R15, Honda or someone will come out with their 250 which you will ride one day, and then we will see another thread like this ..

                          Just kidding man.. keep the ZMA-R.
                          You see, Its just that i am ending up with so much real loss, had i got right deal with ZMA i would have definitely got R15 for the above mentioned reasons.

                          SO for now, bikes or babes:Bigger the Better. And i'm not talking abt MT01, cause in that case what size you will be dealing in B*b*s category?
                          Last edited by ZMAtic; 02-21-2010, 11:51 AM.
                          ***Correct me if I am wrong :)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ZMAtic View Post
                            ^^^^
                            Agree with you but then that definitely does not mean i have liked R15 over Karizma. Its just its an excellent bike and a true handler with loads of tech.
                            i think this sums up pretty well,
                            you prefer a HH Karizma more than R15

                            and yes,the price quoted is not great shakes either, i sold my ~15000kms done motorcycle for 61k

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