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Old 29th June 2005, 23:13   #16
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Hey guys I own both the bikes right now.....today i was dragging on hosur road (thats in b'lore for guys who dont know)...my friend took my new pulsar dtsi 180 which has around 0.5 bhp more than the old one and i took my dad's CBZ. though the pulsar didnt have accessories my dad's has engine shields and an eliminator tyre which really increases the weight of the bike and reduces initial.....well we dragged and it was ultimate fun...the CBZ really kept upto the pulsar...when i had the lead i touched 125 on a straight and the pulsar was right behind....when the pulsar took over i was able to take off in 2nd and 3rd and match the pulsar....I really feel there's a big difference in handling..the CBZ beats the pulsar straight out in handling...but about the engine performance there's hardly any difference among the two...its realy difficult comparing the two....
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hmm, its not right to compare a 12.6hp bike wid a 16.5 hp engined bike.......looks like someone asked me to drag his splendor wid my fiero and mind u, it can smoke a 180dtsi wid ease....
hey buddy, ur in bangalore right...i stay on hosur road and wud love to drag there on my fiero.....wanna join...???just call me at 9886051522 and bring ur cbz or pulsar180 nd we will see what happens......
for me drag means a exact 400mts stretch...and not kilometers!

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I and my Pulsar were friends for some 2 odd years. The sheer power of the bike alongwith price won over the rx-z (new 14bhp).

I have touched 130 on it(according to the speedo. the real speed may be slower)I drove it for some 12000 kms b4 selling it(I am in canada now).many people were talking about the quality being bad on pulsar. I have never had a problem with my bike until now. I used to get it serviced on time and till now no major maintainence has been needed.My min avg was 38 maxxing out at 47. This was with all the excellent wheelies at every nook and corner and crossroads. It was awesome.The handling of the cbz is excellent due to the posture a rider gets .Pulsar is to cbz in handling what cbz is to pulsar in power.But If I were to buy again it will be the new pulsar 180 dtsi that kicks dust in the face of cbz fair and square in anything from power ,handling quality average or any other factor. The best part of all is that its Indian and dats y its d best. I hated the seat and the grips though.

pulsar 180 rocks.

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We had discussed on - Shogan vs RX 135 & CBZ vs Pulsar. In both the cases the bikes which deliver performance and handling is considered as a failure ( as it compromise on fuel ecomnomy/maintenance) i.e Shogan and CBZ. Less performer RX 135 & Pulsar is successful.

Lot of stuffs has been discussed in various thread about the choosing criteria of the people. To mention one, GTO's thread on "opting just for fuel efficience"

Is there a car or a bike every produced which has

PERFORMANCE
HANDLING
LOW MAINTENANCE
DECENT FUEL ECONOMY
Good looks ( good interiors )
Attractive pricing
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Pulsar 180 is not a bad or even an average performer. It is the best thing called motorcycle in India at current after bmw funduro and rd350. It even beats karizma rx-z/135 and shogun flat out.

The car in question was a car called palio gtx around 2 years ago. It had good interiors then, awesome killing power, economy of anything from 8 to 12 and good ride and handling. Unfortunately Fiat didnt know how to handle this product well in the market.
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I think it is not a gud idea to race from point A to point B in streets unless and until u have a clear stretch of road ahead....chances are u may run into ppl/vehicles and if ur urge to come out triumphs is more, accidents can occur. Why put pples lives into danger..i have been part of these joy rides and believe me it is not a gud thing to do..


U guys are talking about the handling of the CBZ..i feel Unicorn handles much better than the pulsars, cbzs and fieros..i like the fiero's engine+ smooth gear shift.


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In the handling area, the Pulsar twins lose out to the CBZ. No questions there.
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Hey RTech, Could you throw light on that? I mean why do you say that handling on the CBZ is better than the Pulsars?

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I own a Pulsar and have ridden a CBZ a lot. hence the conclusion. Pulsar has the power advantage, but the CBZ is a great handler.
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i still dont understand why ppl r still comparing the cbz and the p180.....
the p180 is def more powerful and trust me the cbz can handle corners better than any pulsar.....
but the fact is that the unicorn seems to outrace the cbz both interms of power and economy....not looks tho!
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I didn't specify the P180, I was talking about the 150 as well.
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the new dtsi with 17 inch rims and difference in chassis is as good a handler as the unicorn. the previous version was better than cbz and the first 180 was a bit behind cbz. But still cbz was never a competition to the 180. The competition has always been between

fiero
cbz
unicorn and
pulsar 150

you can count in the gf170 if you want.

before leaving the country I had test ridden the new pulsar and I almost brushed the footpegs completely while cornering. And the stability at high speeds is also amazing.No vibrations of any sorts.even my old 180 never had any ride and handling problems though. And who can expect a FE of 37-47 with so many wheelies each time I got an open road.

The new bike I am waiting for is the 250 cc bikes from bajaj and tvs(I am an Indian and will only buy Indian)
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hey guys... well i have a CBZ too.... clocked 52,000 kms.... still goin strong... not changed the clutch plates as yet... awasum bike... love the handling... no complaints at all with the CBZ... n yea it rocks...
hey all the biker boys shud meet up sumtime... so guys frm bangalore...?? wht say..?
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What is it about the CBZ that makes it a great handler??
Tires, wheel base, F forks, low CG, stiff springs. Anybody want to speculate?Specs wise, the Pulsar twins seems to match it everywere and even has gas reservoir shocks and box section swingarm.

If the CBZ is great, its big bro the Zma must be awesome handler.
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well xstream, i feel that we can and we shud meet.....i might be arnd m.g.road on sat...we can go somewhere and test our bikes, or we can meet on sun, suring the day and drag!what say?
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