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Old 12th June 2012, 00:01   #46
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Following this topic for the entire last week and i am also in the same process of TD and finalizing 150cc MC. Going thru the comments and little bit of search, i have finalized the following three and my priorities are per below order,

1) Hero CBZ Extreme
2) Honda Unicorn Dazzler
3) Suzuki GS150R

Personally i don't like Pulsar (last bike was pulsar 150) due to it's vibrations and engine sound. Had driven Friend's RTR 160 for 400 - 500kms stretch in 3 days and felt not suitable for me for a daily drive.
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Thanks! I'll check out the Hunk as well.

@All: Thanks a ton for all those valuable suggestions. I am planning to the TD the following bikes this weekend:
  1. Honda Unicorn Dazzler
  2. Hero Hunk
  3. Hero CBZ Xtreme
  4. Suzuki GS
  5. Honda Twister
I'll keep you all posted.
Hey, congrats(in advance) to both of you on your new purchases! I am a proud owner of the Suzuki GS150R (check my thread for any information on the bike you would need! or PM me). I hope your TD's are going well. Looking by your choice, many things have already been suggested to you, so I am not going to give you any more choices. But then, you have mentioned styling and comfort to be one factor, can you mention, how long will your ride in terms of Kms be?
I cannot talk about other bikes, but for sure, I can tell you loads about the GS's long ride performance and the advantage of the 6th gear. But keep in mind, Suzuki is a market dud and not a sales hero. You will not find any issues in servicing the bike but for sure its a head turner, not because of its styling, but because its very rare.
Finally, mileage, will depend on how you ride, known fact! the harder you push, the more fuel you burn and more the bike burns your pocket. If you had tested GS, by now you should have noted the following things:
Advantages:
1. high seating position
2. Heavy(good during long rides)
3. 6th gear
4. Torque on all rpms
5. Loud horn (really loud!)
6. Comfy seats and suspension

Bads:
1. Heavy (if you are short and thin)
2. Too tall stance (")
3. Not so confidence inspiring rear brakes, I have never had a problem/complains about the braking but many of them do.
4. Slightly underpowered in terms of pickup/feels sluggish
5. If you had a night ride, dull H/L when compared against the full DC bikes of today.
6. Old school styling
7. Not much of reputation in the market

Let us know your decision and reviews from your TD's.
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Old 14th June 2012, 12:12   #47
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Had TD'd all 3 bikes of my choice. Found CBZ Xtreme more suitabe for me.

Booked and the bike is in stock with dealer.
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Congrats Ramp You have made the right choice
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Old 16th June 2012, 21:22   #49
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Following this topic for the entire last week and i am also in the same process of TD and finalizing 150cc MC. Going thru the comments and little bit of search, i have finalized the following three and my priorities are per below order,

1) Hero CBZ Extreme
2) Honda Unicorn Dazzler
3) Suzuki GS150R

Personally i don't like Pulsar (last bike was pulsar 150) due to it's vibrations and engine sound. Had driven Friend's RTR 160 for 400 - 500kms stretch in 3 days and felt not suitable for me for a daily drive.
I would also recommend the Yamaha SZ-X or SZ-R if you want a disc brake. The biggest advantage of the SZX is the low end torque. It produces max torque at 4500 rpm, which is excellent for riding in the city. Also it is pretty comfortable. Been using the SZ for around 9 months now and I'm happy with it. Average is around 50kmpl in city driving.
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Old 27th June 2012, 13:00   #50
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Took the delivery of my CBZ Xtreme yesterday.
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Took the delivery of my CBZ Xtreme yesterday.
Awesome snaps! Your bike looks just awesome!

Did you get a chance to TD the Hunk and Honda Unicorn Dazzler as well? How do they ride?

I have differed my buying plans for the time being as I injured my thumb while practicing Karate sometime back and now I have twisted my ankle while playing volleyball. I had earlier shortlisted Honda Unicorn Dazzler, HH Hunk, and HH CBZ Xtreme.
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Awesome snaps! Your bike looks just awesome!

Did you get a chance to TD the Hunk and Honda Unicorn Dazzler as well? How do they ride?

I have differed my buying plans for the time being as I injured my thumb while practicing Karate sometime back and now I have twisted my ankle while playing volleyball. I had earlier shortlisted Honda Unicorn Dazzler, HH Hunk, and HH CBZ Xtreme.
Hi Thanks! Didn't TD the hunk as i was not a big fan of hunk design. Have done the TD of Unicorn Dazzler and felt good against CBZ in terms of engine silent / smoothness. But Honda service centers are very far from where i live. This is where CBZ scores high on my list.

Wish you the speedy recovery!

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Go for Yamaha SZ-R. Cheap to bike, has basic features, good looks, good handling, fair fuel-efficiency, and most importantly easy to maintain.
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Awesome snaps! Your bike looks just awesome!

Did you get a chance to TD the Hunk and Honda Unicorn Dazzler as well? How do they ride?

I have differed my buying plans for the time being as I injured my thumb while practicing Karate sometime back and now I have twisted my ankle while playing volleyball. I had earlier shortlisted Honda Unicorn Dazzler, HH Hunk, and HH CBZ Xtreme.
Hunk and new xtreme are very similar in terms of drive and the choice is mostly based on the styling. Except the headlamp, new xtreme looks really stylish. Hunk too looks good

Dazzler is more compact motorcycle with nimble handling characteristics. It has got more upright riding position and offers slightly better engine refinement. Due to lighter kerb it offers better performance as well
Xtreme's big bike feel and riding position is awesome though
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Congratulations Ramp.

You have made a wise decision I should say. The CBZ extreme is couple of horses more than the Unicorn and Unicorn Dazzler and feels more sporty with a faster acceleration. I specially like the new instrument console which is in white and blue illumination.

Enjoy your bike and drive safe
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Congratulations Ramp! Hope your steed is serving you well! Do let us know how she's doing!

Abhi_abarth!

I'm eagerly waiting for the long term ownership review of your Honda Unicorn! You did promise
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I am currently in a dilemma to choose a new 150cc vehicle between the below two choices.

1. Yamaha FZ-R
2. Honda CB Unicorn

My requirement is simple as explained below.

1. Back comfort, suspension and ride quality is of prime importance
2. Good road grip
3. Will never ride above 60km / hour. Am a very sedate driver and will drive the vehicle smoothly. No need for faster 0-100 numbers.
4. This will be my everyday commute for 40kms to and fro in peak hour Bangalore traffic and potholed roads.

I already drive a Unicorn since the last 5 years. Have been very happy with the vehicle and donot have anything to complain. Have clocked 51000 kms so far and wanted to change ride just because the vehicle is showing age and service costs are increasing. Infact I went to book another Honda CB Unicorn yesterday. But the buy back being offered by Haiku honda and Silicon Honda is pathetic at 28K for a well maintained bike. Had changed to Michelin Sirac street tyres only a few months back. They dont seem to give a damn for these and just ask the model and quote price blindly.

On the way back, I saw a Yamaha showroom and I liked the FZ-S bike. I will do a test drive later today. In the meantime, any inputs based on your experiences and comparison between Yamaha FZ-S and Honda Unicorn will be helpful.

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On the way back, I saw a Yamaha showroom and I liked the FZ-S bike. I will do a test drive later today. In the meantime, any inputs based on your experiences and comparison between Yamaha FZ-S and Honda Unicorn will be helpful.
I cannot compare with the Unicorn as i have never owned one. But have owned the FZ for around 4000kms. From my experience, i found it very uncomfortable for my lower back as every bump was felt through the seat. Also owning to the fat rear tyre, its not easily maneuverable when the vehicle is off (removing from crowded parking stands, reversing when seated on the bike etc). My rear rim had an air leakage which was unidentifiable and I had to live with it. Owing to all this, i sold the bike within a short period.

If you are already used to the Unicorn and like the way it rides and its comfort, go for a new one or even go for the Trigger if you want different looks with same mechanical parts. Happy hunting!
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Unicorn to unicorn change doesn't make much sense. FZ-R may seem bit crude after using unicorn for 5 yrs. I can suggest GS150R, it will be a change with 6 gears and tall neutral seating, best for back. Above CBZ too is a good machine. I think you will find honda/suzuki engines to be smoother than others.

Else why not upgrade? You have already spent 5 yrs on 150cc, why not next 5 on 220-250cc? After all, age will only increase! You can think of ZMR (don't know when the new one is out).

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If you are already used to the Unicorn and like the way it rides and its comfort, go for a new one or even go for the Trigger if you want different looks with same mechanical parts. Happy hunting!

He is talking about FZ-S, the sedate version of FZ! And yes, the trigger too is a good suggestion.
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He is talking about FZ-S, the sedate version of FZ! And yes, the trigger too is a good suggestion.
Sorry mate, i think you got mixed up with the SZ-R & X. He is talking of FZ-16 and its more snazzier sibling the FZ-S. Hope that clears it!
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