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Old 5th May 2008, 18:05   #16
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For touring Karizma is the best bet.
But Karizma spares are headache.

Atleast in kolkata, getting Karizma spare is very difficult.
P200 is cheaper to maintain.
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Old 5th May 2008, 18:07   #17
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Man !!!
What are you thinking.
If i would have been you i would have been confused to death.
no offenses.
I too don't have good opinion for the p200.
Go for the Karizma and remove all the bells and whistles.
Seen a couple of naked karizmas and do they look mean.

EDIT: I dont know if you would be willing to strip down a new bike.
So its totally your call
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Old 5th May 2008, 19:14   #18
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I would wait for Yamaha R1-5. (Latest new on launch date is Jun-15th).
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Old 5th May 2008, 19:36   #19
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Or, here's a thought. Pick up a decent used P180. I have one from 2002 - and if maintained well, they run pretty ok. Fun to ride, decent commuters, and lots of people do enough long distancing on them too.
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Old 5th May 2008, 20:30   #20
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@ zenx, well buying a bike process started with a friends friend who was selling his P180 dec 2005 model for 35k, he later sold it off to someone else.

have heard the engine mounts harden up etc, loads of vibration in used older pulsars, lots of visits to the service center etc.
also family against a second hand vehicle.
i did call up hero honda and also unicorn showroom guys, the waiting periods are about 45 days or so. (yes they do seem to be good bikes looking at the demand).
i cant wait so long...
and touring was just a thought, that too only if i bought an enfield.

i know both unicorn and karizma are amazing for the engine refinement and gears etc ... but they have a long long wait :((
the only option i see is a pulsar 200 with no waiting.
is bajaj over producing or the bikes are not being sold ??
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thanks anyway guys
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Old 6th May 2008, 06:06   #21
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In my opinion, both bikes are good, but I would suggest you to go for Karizma, because:

1. The engine is smoother than P200.
2. Service network of HH is good. I have heard quite a large number of bad reports regarding Bajaj service.
3. Overall reliability of Hero Honda bikes is top notch.

Finally the choice is yours.

Cheers!
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Old 10th May 2008, 00:42   #22
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booked the pulsar 200 titanium silver.
thanks for the replies.
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Old 15th May 2008, 13:42   #23
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hey guys i just got my pulsar yesterday, clocked 60 kms in the first day itself.
i did not know how to ride a bike ( have just took 2-3 rides of friends bikes when in college)
but i was able to ride it quite well surprisingly :P nice fun ... although my butt took the toll of riding so much ...
and especially my palm and fingers r hurting a lot due to clutch using ... i guess I'll put the handle cover thingies available for bikes..
thanks for discussing with me during the buying process ..
one thing i like about the probiking showroom is tht they dont let u haggle,
sales delivery etc is very smooth process...
good buying experience no headache.
i think all the showrooms .. cars and bike ..should be based on this model.... no headache showroom
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Old 15th May 2008, 14:30   #24
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congrats on ur new possesion.
dont put hand grip. Try to get a good gloves.
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Old 17th May 2008, 10:59   #25
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Dude, if u can, then wait for the R15, else get a 180 or a Zma. Btw, How is the 220?? Have the initial flaws been solved?? Rode one recently, seemed good.

EDIT: just saw the last few posts now. Enjoy your new ride!
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Old 17th May 2008, 11:34   #26
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Congrats on your new bike!!!

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but i was able to ride it quite well surprisingly :P nice fun ... although my butt took the toll of riding so much ...
and especially my palm and fingers r hurting a lot due to clutch using ... i guess I'll put the handle cover thingies available for bikes..
Yes, Pulsars have this problem. You will be hurting your back and your palms. The clutch is hard. Also, due to riding position, all your weight falls on your hands.

After 2.5 years of owning Pulsar 150 UG2, I have learnt that Bajaj never cares about ergonomics and rider comfort like Honda do.
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Congrats on your new ride dude. Do ride fast but with control
Off Topic : How much did the P200 cost ??
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thanks
it cost me 74,020/- with the smart card.
did not go for the 220 as i had heard a lil revamped version would be launched some time this year, also the goodies they offered didn't really excite me.
need a lil fancy commuter bike and not a "ooo look at me look at me" bike :P
hence.
anyway wont travel more than 30 kms at one go ...

Off topic:riding a bike is damn scary on the main roads, i cant see my face in the mirror of the bike ... but i am sure i would look like i am gonna **** in my pants ..
as a car driver used to be damn pissed with the bikers .. but now i think i am gonna be a lil accommodating.
i enjoyed riding @ 45 kmph on the palm beach road (its a long smooth stretch of road in my city). nice fun.
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bikes are better if cranky , if smoooth and troublefree , there's no fun RIDING !

BAJAJ owner since a long time [ cub , priya , super now p150 ]
Congratulations ! for your new bike

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Congrats on the getting the P200. I own a P150 myself. I had ZERO riding experience before buying mine. Even then, I did not have a single problem riding the P150. You will adjust to the riding position very soon and I found it to be pretty sporty and not at all uncomfortable. Long rides (50+ kms) are uncomfortable while riding with a pillion only. Solo rides are just fine. Take very good care of the bike and the bike will return the favor, for sure!! Happy riding.

P.S.: Post some pics man!!
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