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Old 31st January 2008, 11:31   #1
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10 years I have used various two wheeler like Bajaj Chetak, KB - 125, and Splendour. Had to sell my Splendor 3 years back because of severe lower back pain. But a biker within me would remain a biker forever. Planning to buy a new bike, but confused with the opions available now.

My daily running would be 60 Km (Mulund - Prabhadevi) i.e. Highway and city mixed driving.

My requirement is a bike which would serve the requirement without giving a back pain. Most of the times I will be riding alone.

Thought of buying an Avenger 200 but found very mixed opinion on the forum. Most of the people are complainting about the bad gear shift and low quality of chrome.

Could not find a good review on Honda Unicorn. Don't know whether it will serve the purpose. Would like to read more from the Unicorn users.

Need your help buying a new bike.
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Old 31st January 2008, 11:37   #2
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Mr bill if you are biker by soul and heart, then you have to compromize (back ache)these things. according to me no bike in india is free from back pain(correct me if i am wrong) for riding 60kms daily. either you have to give up biking and buy a car yourself this is the only solution.
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according to me no bike in india is free from back pain(correct me if i am wrong) for riding 60kms daily.
Bullet .
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Old 31st January 2008, 11:46   #4
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I used avenger for more than 21/2 years. I had a slip disk in 2004 and then I bought this bike after doing research. I sold it last month though but as long as I had it, It was wonderful with absolutely no complaints whatsoever.
But again it depends on your height and weight as it is a heavy bike and not very easy to maneuver in city.
I am not a big fan of unreliable bikes esp Bullet ( no offense bullet lovers) but its a very good alternative if you can take care of it very well.
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Mr bill if you are biker by soul and heart, then you have to compromize (back ache)these things. according to me no bike in india is free from back pain(correct me if i am wrong) for riding 60kms daily. either you have to give up biking and buy a car yourself this is the only solution.
I have a car but belive me it is a Pain driving it to office daily and all the more painful to find a parking for it. Bike does not have these blues.
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Us e to ride from Goregaon to Mahalaxmi around 60 KMS per day without any pain in my CD100 or RD or CBZ, initially youll have some pain but after some time your body will get use to it.The best indian bike i rode for stressless ride is Eliminator and Kari donno about Avengers.
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Avenger and eliminator are essentially the same bike .

I would tend to agree with Steer that the bullet is among the least painful of the lot. The new gas shocks and self start have made it relatively easier to ride for people with bad backs. Just make sure that you use the side stand all the time and dont attempt to put the centre stand.

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I have a car but belive me it is a Pain driving it to office daily and all the more painful to find a parking for it. Bike does not have these blues.

Agreed bikes does not have these blue, you can park it very easily squezze through the traffic easily. butttttttttt the luxury offered by car cannot be offered by the bike. we cannot have two-in-one bike + car you have to compromize to some things in life which comes our way. there is no solution for these things at all.
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condition of the road is a matter and your skill in avoiding potholes. bikes with a upright seating position would do just fine for a 60km ride.

dunno about avanger never rode it. Unicorn would be a good buy. you will never be dissapointed since your comming from a splendor.
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My tBird does not give me any back ache and I ride her both far and near.
sometimes if stuck in traffic for a long time, my right shoulder acts up a litle.
But not bad enough to be a problem.

btw: no bike has back pain.
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btw: no bike has back pain.
Yes agreed it is the biker's back which will be in trouble.
what is the longest distance you have trevelled in your t bird ?

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My tBird does not give me any back ache and I ride her both far and near.
sometimes if stuck in traffic for a long time, my right shoulder acts up a litle.
But not bad enough to be a problem.

btw: no bike has back pain.
By the way how heavy will Tbird be on pocket. In terms of FE and Maintenance.
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which is the longest distance you have trevelled in t bird ?

Left Hyderabad at 4:30 PM. Returned home the next day at 9PM.
something like 900 kms in between.

Left Hyd on Friday, Returned on Sunday Evening.
In between two night at b'lore.
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My situation is more or less similiar to that of bill1182. For the past 2 years I have been commuting close to 60 Kms to office and back - a mix of city and highway riding, on my Passion Plus. No problems with the bike, but yes, my right and left shoulders do tend to ache; but I got used to it. I am also contemplating purchasing an Avenger 200
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60 km in a day everyday on a bike will surely lead to back aches on any bike.
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