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Old 15th March 2013, 00:34   #31
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Another Honda will be a nice thought since you have been riding a Unicorn. Twister is indeed a good bike and a perfect choice as per your need. Twister's athletic look and Honda's refined engine will guarantee you a Unicorn feel in a lighter way. FE is also good and consistent. Cheers!
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Old 15th March 2013, 02:40   #32
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Add Stunner to your list. It is placed twister and uni. You may feel twister to be too light since you were driving uni for some time. Gearless scooter is my suggestion for city use.
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Old 15th March 2013, 05:37   #33
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Basically just about any 100 to 125 cc bike will be lighter. I have the hero Honda achiever, the hero Honda version of the Unicorn barring the mono shock. I understand what you mean when you say a lighter bike, but I would say stick with the unicorn. It is more stable unless you are doing 60 km of bumper to bumper riding.
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My vote for Twister. Its from Honda, nice engine. Great torque, mileage, head lights. Priced right. And looks good.
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Old 15th March 2013, 10:24   #35
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Thanks very much guys. Indeed enquired about the same to few Honda dealers here just now.
Also wanted to know how much does my Unicorn of November 2010 model(27K Kms run) fetch me. Six months back when enquired they quoted me 45K at the showroom!!! Any third party two wheeler dealers in Bangalore that i can enquire about?

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Hi bhpians,

I've a Unicorn and would like to shift to a lighter and reliable bike as i found the present bike to be too heavy for my needs of long driving to office and when pillion is seated.

Thereby, please suggest me a very light(like Splendor) weight, good engine and which will have very less maintainence bike for my daily office commute of around 60Kms up and down.

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Hey Ramki,
As everybody mentioned Twister is excellent, light zippy bike, but as you suggested riding with pillion I would like to suggest one more option - Honda DreamYuga which also comes with same engine.

Engine: Both has same unit. Twister unit is tuned for slightly better performance where as DY unit will have edge on "kitna deti hai". But these differences are too little to consider.
Weight: Same again
L-W-H: Twister=1972-745-1075, DreamYuga=2022-733-1095 DreamYuga has larger dimensions which translates into larger seat. A plus if riding regularly with pillion. Twister's seat may accommodate pillion but DreamYuga scores here. DreamYuga has longer wheelbase as well which helps in less wobbly ride.
Ground Clearance: Twister with 180mm scores here, where as DY has 161mm.
Brakes: It's on level here. Twister offers option of from 240mm disc with 110mm of drum at rear. DY makes it up with 130mm of drum both at front & rear.
Suspension: I'm not sure about this. Do ask showroom guys if any differences.
Tyre: Twister(Front: 70/100 17 40P, Rear: 80/100 17 53P) DY(Front 80/100 18 47P, Rear: 80/100 18 54P) Here Twister offers excellent commuting Tyre where as DY has larger Tyre which will be plus in rural conditions.
Battery: Twister scores with 3A maintenance free battery. DY has normal 2.5A battery.

Happy Commuting!

EDIT: How can I forget price! Here are Bangalore Prices!
CB TWISTER SELF DISK ALLOY 54225 62848(OTR)
Dream Yuga (Self-Drum-Alloy) 49980 56883(OTR)

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For urban conditions which involve a little bit of offroading, bad roads, driving on kerbs (not that I advocate it), please buy a light, long travel suspension bike, one that comes to my mind instantly is the Hero Impulse. Quite cheap to buy and run, efficient and is a perfect city commuter with a high perch.
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My cousin is looking for a bike in the 100-125cc category. On road price max 60K, he is 5'6" & weighs about 65kg. Usage is 40-50km daily for commuting to office mostly by himself.
I suggested glamour(good looks + engine) but a little pricey

Pl suggest some more good bikes in this price range, not too keen about discover
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The OP asked for a bike and bought a Vespa? What a waste of energy typing out suggestions.

Raihan, look at my post in this thread on Pg1. Hope it is of use to somebody.
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The OP asked for a bike and bought a Vespa? What a waste of energy typing out suggestions.

Raihan, look at my post in this thread on Pg1. Hope it is of use to somebody.
Vespa is not bad... Unisex commuter with metal body, 125cc, 10bhp & 8 liters fuel capacity. I think it is as capable (even more) as few 100-110 bikes we have been suggesting her. Being a girl, I feel sitting in a scooter is comfortable & easier in all outfits as compared to bike.
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