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Old 20th June 2006, 21:48   #1
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Hey ya guys out there.I need your help.I just got my licence and am ready to get a new bike.Earlier sometimes I used to ride my elder cousin's bull electra.Now am ready to get a premium bike of my own.Actually I cant decide upon what to buy.I like the ZMA a lot.But my bro is suggesting the Avenger.Please help me out.Should I buy now or should I wait for the Pulsar 250.Please advise me.
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[quote=TheBhpGuy]Hey ya guys out there.I need your help.I just got my licence and am ready to get a new bike.


Firstly welcome to the forum. Boss are you sure that after riding a bullet you will like to ride a pulsar250/avenger etc. Just a thought!

You will have to wait a while for the pulsar 250 before deciding upon something as it isyet to arrive in the market..

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Ya dude this might appear a bit weird,but I have had a lot of thumping and now wanna go fast as in a ZMA.
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If you are tired of thumping and want some Speeds. then look at Pulsar 180.

Karizma while full of performance is more of a sports cruiser compared to pulsar. Not that its not quick but the ride is still comfort oriented.

I would suggest you wait for fazer 250 which is rumoured to be launched around summer. will be better than Pulsar 250.

Otherwise try your hand at getting a used Hyosung comet/Rd 350. The later still being the best bike in India as of today. Spares will be a problem though.
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Otherwise try your hand at getting a used Hyosung comet/Rd 350. Spares will be a problem though.
And so will be maintenance, day-to-day reliability & fuel consumption compared to modern bikes. If you can get a second-hand Comet though, now that would be a lot of fun!
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I would suggest the pulsar. 180 dtsi or wait for the 250. the pulsar is gonna be launched in North Amerca soon under the Kawasaki brand-name. ur first bike - an international one.
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And so will be maintenance, day-to-day reliability & fuel consumption compared to modern bikes. If you can get a second-hand Comet though, now that would be a lot of fun!
maintainence is almost similar for RD350 compared to comet if your bike is in a good mech's hands and you know how to ride one. But yes it will be higher than even comet in most cases. But then Fun to drive is unsurpassed by even the comet.

What do you exactly mean day-to-day reliabitlity? Is it maintainence or is it Day-to-day logical use? First is already covered and second is similar to Comet.

Fuel consumption at 20-25 is similar to many enfields and Comet. So whats the trouble?

I would still buy an RD if a good example is available.
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What do you exactly mean day-to-day reliabitlity? Is it maintainence or is it Day-to-day logical use? First is already covered and second is similar to Comet.
Day-to-day reliability means how many times will she break down if use it as a daily machine. If you are going to use an RD350 as a daily transport then the chances of it breaking down are way higher than a Comet used daily.

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Fuel consumption at 20-25 is similar to many enfields and Comet. So whats the trouble?

I would still buy an RD if a good example is available.
From what I have heard from my RD owning friends the fuel consumption is around 16-20 kmpl max. And remember the RD is a 25 year old product actually if I remember correctly the LC350 which the RD was called abroad was lauched in Europe in early 70's. So the driving dynamics, the suspension, the comfort, ease of maintenance, reliability etc. are going to be much lower than a modern bike like the Comet. 3-decades is a lot of difference and a lot of progress has been made since then and if you ride the two bikes back-to-back I am sure you would be able to spot and appreciate the advances made in Bike technology in the intervening time period. Not to mention the need of less maintenance in modern bikes.

P.S. One huge advancement has been the development of brakes & tyres in modern times, if you can ride a RD with the stock Drum brakes and then ride a Disc equipped Pulsar or Karizma or Comet and you will know the difference I am talking about. It's simply mind-boggling.

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what abt a yamaha 350 ----
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Day-to-day reliability means how many times will she break down if use it as a daily machine. If you are going to use an RD350 as a daily transport then the chances of it breaking down are way higher than a Comet used daily..
y not ask this question to the handful owners we have at the forums?

I am a member of the RD350 yahoo group and no user has ever been stuck on the road with his/her bike.


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From what I have heard from my RD owning friends the fuel consumption is around 16-20 kmpl max. And remember the RD is a 25 year old product actually if I remember correctly the LC350 which the RD was called abroad was lauched in Europe in early 70's. So the driving dynamics, the suspension, the comfort, ease of maintenance, reliability etc. are going to be much lower than a modern bike like the Comet. 3-decades is a lot of difference and a lot of progress has been made since then and if you ride the two bikes back-to-back I am sure you would be able to spot and appreciate the advances made in Bike technology in the intervening time period. Not to mention the need of less maintenance in modern bikes.

P.S. One huge advancement has been the development of brakes & tyres in modern times, if you can ride a RD with the stock Drum brakes and then ride a Disc equipped Pulsar or Karizma or Comet and you will know the difference I am talking about. It's simply mind-boggling.
The FE consumption decreases in a 2-s bike if not maintained properly, thanks to the carbon deposits. 2-s Engine is not capable enough to burn the fuel completely. Otherwise FE is same for any RD, Yezdi, Enfields, Comet etc.
The RD is a 70's bike yes and the lc350 is the model which came to India. But Escorts bought the production rights much later(1982 if I remember correctly)there were two models-Ht and LT and HT for higher torue and Lt for lower torque versions. WHile HT was tuned at 32HP (initial were touted to have upto 37) The LT versions were detuned below 30 to increase FE.

do remember that they dont make bikes as they used to in order to increase profitability and hyosung is comparably a new bike. You are paying more than twice the price of an RD to procure a Comet. RD will still beat the comet on road anyday.

Yes Brakes are the Achille's heel for the RD but aftermarket Brembo's are easily available. Also changing the Rubber is cheap and easy.

I am still for the YAmaha RD350
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