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Old 12th July 2016, 10:39   #76
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IMHO, then you should consider Honda Unicorn 150, its just launched again and will be sold alongside the existing 160 cc CB Hornet and CB Unicorn.

It will be a decent upgrade over crux without compromising on quality, comfort and power.

http://indianautosblog.com/2016/07/2...aunched-236979
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looking for a bike for my dad to upgrade from his crux.
but getting something with an old couple friendly back seat is the challenge.

Priorities - Self Start (must have)
Low, flat and comfortable back seat ( the RX 100 seat is the benchmark)
Disc brakes (good to have)
Brands - Yamaha, Honda, Hero, Suzuki, maybe TVS (no bajaj, no bullet)
No scooters
, no cars.
Greenhorn - "(no bajaj, no bullet) No scooters", you have just slashed all the rides with 'back comfortable' seats.
With your parents aging, I feel moving over to a scooter should be seriously given a thought. (please PM me your abuses )
Easy to manoeuvre, both legs free to place on the ground in the 'start/stop busy' Chennai traffic. Nice broad seats. Ample space under the seat for their grocery shopping, and the list goes on and on.


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I think you should consider Avenger from Bajaj. It suits your practical needs. Although I am not sure why Bajaj is put off the list. Avenger has got self start, is low slung, has got amazing comfort on the seat, back rest for the pillion rider, disk brakes. I guess, it is fulfilling all the requirements here.
Avengers and RE Thunderbirds front seats are very comfortable and easy on the back, even on long rides but their rear seats are narrow and not comfortable for pillion rides over long periods.
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Other possibilities - Honda CB hornet/Unicorn - again back seat is a bit too high, but dad is a big fan of stopping power, and the rear discs are a big plus point for him
Either these or the newly re launched Unicorn CB 150 - they offer excellent rider and pillion comfort.

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Priorities - Self Start (must have)
Low, flat and comfortable back seat ( the RX 100 seat is the benchmark)
Disc brakes (good to have)
Brands - Yamaha, Honda, Hero, Suzuki, maybe TVS (no bajaj, no bullet)
No scooters, no cars.
I know you have mentioned no Bajaj, but still I would like to suggest Bajaj V15. Meets your requirements. Also, your Dad may like the retro styling.

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Other possibilities - Honda CB hornet/Unicorn - again back seat is a bit too high, but dad is a big fan of stopping power, and the rear discs are a big plus point for him

Suzuki GS 150 R. Test drive this one after you check the Unicorn. These two bikes are the best commuters as well as tourers, performance wise and ergonomics wise.

The GS is still sold, just that you will need to place its order. I had casually enquired with our Suzuki showroom about the whereabouts of the GS, when I had given my dad's brand new Access for its first service. This bike is the Toyota Qualis of the motorcycle world.

Other than these two, you can consider the Livo from the Honda stable.

On a lighter note, may I ask a question? Why are you not considering the Bajaj family? One, having experienced an Indica, must definitely try Bajaj
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  • Honda Shine
  • Yamaha Saluto
  • TVS Phoenix
  • Hero Super Splendor


Out of the above I really liked the Honda Shine and the TVS Phoenix. I would suggest you to take your parents for a test drive and let them decide the comfort factor while you can compare the features.
I was not aware of the Phoenix. Looks like a promising contender. Added to the test ride list.
The shine should be in the list, but we already have a couple in our family and dad wants something different
If this decision was in dad's hands, I have a sneaky feeling he would have bought a saluto, but since I am sponsoring it, that's not going to happen

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Honda Unicorn 150
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Unicorn CB 150
The problem with the unicorn is that since the budget is flexible upwards, and if we are looking at a sporty type seat, might as well look at the best we can get, and that leads to the hornet. I've read about the hornet's riding stance being a bit more sporty compared to the unicorn, so this decision is pending dad test riding all of them.

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I know you have mentioned no Bajaj, but still I would like to suggest Bajaj V15. Meets your requirements. Also, your Dad may like the retro styling.
Honestly you are right - the V15 is the right product by the wrong company. If yamaha had a similar product, we would not be having this discussion. Unfortunately dad swears by jap bikes, so that's not going to happen.

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Suzuki GS 150 R.
Other than these two, you can consider the Livo from the Honda stable.
The unicorn is the only other bike he respects other than a yamaha ( a proper japanese bike), and these bikes don't justify themselves compared to it.
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On a lighter note, may I ask a question? Why are you not considering the Bajaj family? One, having experienced an Indica, must definitely try Bajaj
Sir Please do not add insult to injury!

thanks for your inputs folks. Will update after checking these bikes out , and asking him to check them out as well.
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Dad went to the Yamaha showroom and stumbled onto the saluto RX. Neither of us were aware it existed. apart from disc brakes, it ticks all the boxes, and is incredibly cheap. will be booking one soon. Thanks for all the help!
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Suzuki GS 150 R. Test drive this one after you check the Unicorn. These two bikes are the best commuters as well as tourers, performance wise and ergonomics wise.
- After sales is not good of Suzuki.
- From the sales figure that we have in t-bhp itself, the number of units sold is 0 consistently for about 4 months.
- Even Suzuki advertisements in newspaper, I have not seen anything mentioned about this bike.
- I own one and I really do not like it. It is just 42k run now and is 2.5 years old. Next week I am leaving my bike for replacement of Cylinder, Piston. The mechanic is waiting for camshaft to arrive to pick my bike for the repair.

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My choice was the lightest, torquest 150cc I could go for - Yamaha SZ-RR!
it seems there is only one answer for this thread. and the answer is the SZ RR.
Due to a change of plans, we needed the bike sooner than later, and comparing the saluto disc & the sz they had i stock, i was drawn towards the SZ - the Saluto's headlight was a bit too hard for me to digest, plus the SZ had the same gearshift as the crux & RX.

Have changed my booking to a red/black SZ RR 2.0. should be getting it this weekend!
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First, a reply to a4anurag's query from 3 years ago!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...aha-sz-rr.html (Reason over rep : 2013 Yamaha SZ-RR)
Yeah, that's the review, not yet updated after its early days.

greenhorn, welcome to the club of SZ fans! Don't you think its a little unfortunate that, 3 years & many new launches later, there are still so few of these comfortable bikes around?

The SZ itself has been quite consistently delivering on its promises for 20k kms over 3 years. The SZ 2.0 is shown to have peak power at a slightly higher RPM than the SZ, but did you rev it to that extent? On the SZ, beyond 5k RPM in 5th gear (60-odd kmph), the engine can be revved but the gear ratio seems to be a limiting factor; the 2.0 has the same gear ratio.

Maybe all that detail won't bother your father (its still going to be very good to ride in city traffic). But yes, the back seat is a little high & ever-so-slightly forward-leaning.

Also, don't expect great FE (its a Yamaha!). The 2.0 has slightly smaller engine capacity & hopefully better tuning too, but you have to see how much more F.E it can give over the SZ, which has given me barely more than 40kmpl in these 20k kms. Another SZ owner I spoke to (whose bike has done 40k kms) claims its F.E is "like any 150cc bike" - 35kmpl!

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