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Old 8th March 2014, 19:45   #181
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Congrats 4x4 addict. A very good choice. I have a Suzuki Fiero (not TVS). It has been with me for the last 14 years and I can vouch for the reliability of bullet proof Suzuki engine.
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The Duke sure is a mental motorcycle and loads of fun but would've been overwhelming at the same time as a distance cruiser.
I have used both the 200 and 390 quite a bit. If the adventure version of the Duke 390 was available, I would have probably picked that over the Zuma. I just find the seating position of the current crop not to my liking for long distance.

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Going by the many reviews of the Zuma that i've read/watched, I'm particularly pleased with the stress free engine and the ride dynamics of the motorcycle.
The USP of this bike is that you can use it just like a Unicorn or regular commuter bike. The engine is tuned for low & midrange so it is perfect for day to day use. The bike is also very comfortable.

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The price is a downer yes, but i'm sure as time goes, it'll justify its price.
The less I think about the price the better I feel. This bike should have been priced in the region of 2.5 to 2.75 at this price they are hardly going to sell any.

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And many'd say that its an ugly motorcycle
To be honest, I don't really like the looks, as I prefer the Bonnie/Bullet kinda of vintage looks, but as I don't really a have a choice do I. As long as the wheels are not orange, I can live with it.

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I know you've to wait until next week to pick it up, but here's wishing you many many happy miles in it.
Thanks !!

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I'm a fan of Suzuki's reliability as well.
Reliability is on of the main reasons for me to go japanese.
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Congratulations 4x4addict! I hope it lives up to its expectations.

Personally am putting off my decision by a few months (or an year), waiting to see if the Triumph 250 or the Pulsar CS 400 get launched within the year. But at the moment, 'Zuma is the only that meets the premium commuter requirement.

Looking forward to your review and riding experience.
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Congrats 4x4addict. Do post the ownership experience in a new thread as soon as you get the bike. Happy Riding!
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The USP of this bike is that you can use it just like a Unicorn or regular commuter bike. The engine is tuned for low & midrange so it is perfect for day to day use. The bike is also very comfortable.

The less I think about the price the better I feel. This bike should have been priced in the region of 2.5 to 2.75 at this price they are hardly going to sell any.
Congrats for the new beauty!
It is true that Inazuma can perform duties as a daily commuter and as a weekend tourer.
High pricing could be due to the twin cylinder setup. CBR250R and Duke have single cylinder setup.
Coming to the looks, I really liked the looks of Inazuma right from the day I came to know about this bike (even before the launch in India). Anyways, it depends from person to person. I guess we are living in an era where people tend to like bikes that are either naked or fully faired - one of the reasons for the success of the Dukes, FZ, CBR and R15.
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Finally got the bike home. Got delayed by a couple of days due to travel.

Just done about 100 kms and my initial assessment is below:

1) Supremely Comfortable to Sit & Ride
2) Soaks up bumps/imperfections very well.
3) Overall Build quality/fit & finish is excellent.
4) It doesn't feel it was build to a price.
5) Low end torque is very good. You don't have to keep working the gearbox.
6) Being Long and heavy, it is very stable at high speeds when you hit some undulations or have to brake. Ofcourse, I haven't gone too fast as I am still running it in.

Negatives:
1) Price
2) Price
3 and Price again !!
4) Performance average for 250 Twin.


For ex-bulleters like me, I would seriously suggest looking at the Inazuma.
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Old 14th March 2014, 23:41   #187
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1) Price
2) Price
3 and Price again !!
4) Performance average for 250 Twin.
Congratulations once again!

What was the OTR that you had to pay for the bike?

Since the bike has a longer wheelbase, stability and cornering will be good. Can you post the pictures of the instrument panel?

BTW, are you the first in India to get the bike or deliveries have happened?

Congrats once again. Waiting for the review (Report).

Anurag.
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Finally got the bike home. Got delayed by a couple of days due to travel.

Just done about 100 kms and my initial assessment is below:

1) Supremely Comfortable to Sit & Ride
2) Soaks up bumps/imperfections very well.
3) Overall Build quality/fit & finish is excellent.
4) It doesn't feel it was build to a price.
5) Low end torque is very good. You don't have to keep working the gearbox.
6) Being Long and heavy, it is very stable at high speeds when you hit some undulations or have to brake. Ofcourse, I haven't gone too fast as I am still running it in.

For ex-bulleters like me, I would seriously suggest looking at the Inazuma.
Thanks for sharing the first hand impression. Your 6 points sum up the bike really well. This bike is for the matured rider who is looking at something different and isn't ham-fisted with his throttle inputs any more, or, for a commuter, the brisk one.

How is the exhaust note? Ridden the CBR-250R, how does it stand against it?

Thanks

N.B - From pics, it appears as a mini B-King.
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Congratulations !


I am in same condition . My requirements are

1) Needs to be smooth than unicorn

2) Should take care for actual Indian pillion riders

3) Should work on (fantastic spot less smooth & silky ) pune roads without giving back problem

4) Easy to ride in urban condition

I don't see any other bike than this. Though ktm ,ninja are there, for a middle age man family man perspective who wants decent bike (below 5 lkh)with above requirements they can be impractical.

I always wonder why there are no bike taking care of such requirements... During discussion with friends , co workers I realized that though now everybody has cars ,consistent traffic jams , difficulties in finding parking space are brining back many to bikes . And when they start looking for
then there is no bike matching the requirement.

When there are scooters matching such requirements are internationally available why not bikes



http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...5/0/specs.aspx
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Finally got the bike home.
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Congrats man!
I was considering this bike amongst many for smooth highway cruising.
I commute 60 KM everyday (in a car) and always feel that if I get a smooth cruiser, can skip car atleast once in a week, and go to office on a bike!
However, pricing of this bike dampened my enthusiasm.
But, as said by fellow members, if you keep price out of your mind (and heart) you will always enjoy your ride.

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When there are scooters matching such requirements are internationally available why not bikes



http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...5/0/specs.aspx
Actually for this needs, a gearless scooter (albeit more powerful than our Activas and Accesses) is an apt alternative.
I am not sure whether this 400 CC Yamaha scooter is even remotely possible in current scenario, but Honda PCX 150 is a distinct possibility and if priced sensibly, it can attract segment wanting/needing a decently powerful highway cruiser.

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I did a test ride last week. Man was I blown away. The twin exhaust look is just killer. But it is very, very quiet. If it would have made some noise man it would have been good. In Swargate Suzuki (Pune bike dealer) the bike is readily available, no waiting period veriod...(meaning no one has got it till now), just have to pay up!!!
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I did a test ride last week. Man was I blown away. The twin exhaust look is just killer. But it is very, very quiet. If it would have made some noise man it would have been good. In Swargate Suzuki (Pune bike dealer) the bike is readily available, no waiting period veriod...(meaning no one has got it till now), just have to pay up!!!
Did you got test drive easily?
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Where we're the components manufactured? I read somewhere it was in Japan :-o!!! If that is the case, maybe that is why the cost may be more. It would also become a "plus" for this bike. At least in my books, I.e.
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I'm a fan of Suzuki's reliability as well.
Yes Suzuki is reliable. The ODO Meter of my Suzuki GS 150. Even I waited for Inazuma as my next bike. The pricing is out of my reach.

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Congrats for the purchase 4 x 4 Addict. Appreciate a quick feedback on the bike.

I have requested for a test drive on their website some 2 days week. nobody has even tried to contact me. I assume dealers themselves are not interested in selling the bike.
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