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Old 12th August 2008, 15:47   #1
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Default Cancelled RTR Fi booking going for ZMA EDIT: ZMA now Bought

I called up TVS dealers at Trivandrum (Anton TVS) and Cochin (Cochin TVS) yesterday. Trivandrum guy tells me that it will take another 2 weeks for the vehicles to come. At the same Cochin chap tells me that a lot has come but i won't be having a vehicle allocated from that lot.

Today went to Anton TVS to cancel my booking and the guy suddenly changes pitch and tells that vehicle will come within 4 days but i said i'm canceling anyways. I told them that i'm buying a karizma and hearing this they start to tell me Kari is bad it's a flop etc etc. i told them that they need not bother with the karizma and i shall bother with it.

I sent my friend to Cochin TVS to cancel the booking and suddenly they're ready to give me the Bike then and there in the colour of my choice. I told him to cancel anyways.

So the Apache chapter is closed. My new bike would be a Karizma Yes it's old tech but still a very good package and much more reliable, refined, sorted out piece of machinery than Pulsar 220 (which was the alternative to RTR i had in my mind) or so i'm told.

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Wow thats some twist in the tale.

I hope you are not planning to use the ZMA for daily commuting.
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what a twist sankar! Too bad - i was hoping for some genuine owner review from you. Anyways - I am yet to see one in flesh...hope to test ride one soon.

njoy your ZMA - lets leave this thread alone...
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I hope you are not planning to use the ZMA for daily commuting.
I plan to use it for daily commuting. Is there something that i should be worried about?
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I plan to use it for daily commuting. Is there something that i should be worried about?
i think techno is referring to FE? let me kno...
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I plan to use it for daily commuting. Is there something that i should be worried about?
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i think techno is referring to FE? let me kno...
If you are FE person Zma is not your cake.

Congrat's sankar, good twist overall trust me you will enjoy every bit of it which colour you are planning.
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If you are FE person Zma is not your cake.

Congrat's sankar, good twist overall trust me you will enjoy every bit of it which colour you are planning.
No mate i'm not much of an FE person. But still i would like to know how much i can expect from the Karizma. Any idea?

I'm buying black, i might go with the black with red alloys or i might stick with the black alloys.
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i have seen 25(xtreme), 30-35 city commutes, 40+ (normal, soft riding) friends bikes.
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That sounds good Santosh, 35kmpl for city commutes ain't bad! I'm getting lower than that on Bullet anyways.
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Oh, cancelled the RTR Fi? Thats news....

I had ridden it the other day, and the bike was excellent. Changing to Karizma seems a big jump....

Still, even Kari is a nice enough bike..... but quite soulless in the bargain... but then, you'll have all the soul and character you want from your Bullet, so no probs for you I guess!

And my suggestion: Go for black alloys.
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what a twist to the story, how much FE does your bullet give you? Btw are you selling your bully? cheers:
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I'm buying black, i might go with the black with red alloys or i might stick with the black alloys.
Any difference in price in this case?
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Sankar: I would not advice ZMA to any one for city commuting for following reasons:

Mileage: best I ever got was 35 normal was 30-31 worst was 27.

Its long bike & at times difficult to manouever in tight spots

The rear panels are pathetic you wont need to bang your bike for them to break, one pothole is enough & they are expensive(1st gen's costed 8xx per piece, 2nd gen later costs 650 per piece) I changed them thrice

Since you already have bullet go something which will have a good mixture of mileage & performance which the FI has. In the longer run Mileage does matter specially with these weird fuel pricing policies


Having said that its a beautiful bike with an amazing engine(took my 5k not serviced only oil changed bike to Hyderabad & came back next day The ride ) & the most comfy ride posture for long rides & awesome handler.

Just like any Honda nothing breaks but when it does you pay heavily for spares.

I hope this helps, if you need more info let me know
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If he knew you ride a bullet, he would have probably told you that you will be happy with the FE of the Karizma instead of being worried.

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That sounds good Santosh, 35kmpl for city commutes ain't bad! I'm getting lower than that on Bullet anyways.
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Why not the Yamaha R15 Sankar ?
Saw one in Chennai and it looked good. Reviews are good too, I guess (both media and tbhp). Ofcourse cost is higher, but the exclusivity that comes with it would more than make up for the price differential IMO.
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