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Old 3rd September 2008, 03:40   #1
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Help he decide between ZMA and R15
Had Unicorn for about a year...

My bike usage:
Daily commuting 22kms
Take frequent weekend trips around 250+

Have an eye on taking R15 but friends advise to take Zma as it is more practical bike in city traffic

Questions
Is R15 a good touring bike(dont care of riding position as will get used to it)
Is R15 a good buy thinking of daily commute in city traffics around 22km a day
How about maintainance cost

I know that r15 gives mileage around 35-40 which is not a problem

PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE

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hi dreamz i have been using r15 for daily driving.only prob is with posture if you will adjust to it .it is better than zma cos it is better at turning and handling,plus it is also light weight so can easily cut through the traffic.
as far as touring is concerned the zma has a more comfortable position and it longer wheelbase is also useful. but r15 is also good as tourer u will have pain in your wrists initially. but i have done two 240 km tour and was very comfortable with it it superb road grip and excellent braking gives u confidnce to stop at high speeds without skidding .but i dont think r15 will be good for driving on bad roads with pot holes plus it gc is only 160mm. all said and done take a TD and judge for yourself. if you live in a city with good roads and mainly city driving go for r15 .

p.s you cant compare lookwise both as r15 is simply gorgeous.
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i have been using the R 15 for over 2 months now..
i can say it handles like breeze in taffic, much better than my prvious bike (pulsar), the ride position very comfy , takes a little bit time to get the best seating position but then , ull fall in love with it.havent done any long trips so cant comment on that, but its not a good option if you are considering bad roads, for daily commute in the city its good.
milage is around 35, dont expect to get more in the city, zma gives much less than that . take a test ride and then decide.
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R-15 prone to lot of crosswinds due to its light weight. I had some anxious moments at higher speeds. The stability of Karizma is a lot better than R-15 (not commenting about the road grip, which is excellent for R-15).

In my opinion, Karizma has a slight edge over R-15 as it is a more practical bike. The only thing i suggest you to do is go for test ride and decide yourself. If you like R-15, just go for it, it wont disappoint you.
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R-15 prone to lot of crosswinds due to its light weight. I had some anxious moments at higher speeds. The stability of Karizma is a lot better than R-15 (not commenting about the road grip, which is excellent for R-15).

In my opinion, Karizma has a slight edge over R-15 as it is a more practical bike. The only thing i suggest you to do is go for test ride and decide yourself. If you like R-15, just go for it, it wont disappoint you.
Cross winds affect even a Hayabusa, Blackbird and ZX-14. As long as the bike has a full fairing, crosswinds will affect even the heaviest bike.
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Cross winds affect depends on the speed you are travelling at.
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Karizma would be a good pick if you are 6 + in height, because R15 is little lower in comparison with ZMA. Looks wise R15 is a bit beautiful then ZMA.

Probably rather then Technical Specs check out your seating posture, Relaxation of your Legs, hands and Performance(Mileage n etc) as u travel more in Traffic.

Intial stages you will have a back and wrist problem with R15. I havent faced any problem with ZMA yet.

Rest both bikes are the beauties of the Creator
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Cross winds affect depends on the speed you are travelling at.
Actually, it depends on the speed/force of the wind. Take a test ride if they are giving one on Malad back road.
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Thank you for all your replies

My opinion is when i am putting so much money why not take the latest technology

as far as trouing is concerned i too think ZMA is Best but once i get hang of R15 i think it wont be an issue

Please comment on ZMA and R15 maintaince Cost
I live in Mumbai (Andheri)
Can someone please post the address for Malad showroom

R15 owners how is the service centres are the service centre guys well aware about R15 proper maintaince and service
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To give you a straightup reply rather than listing merits of both:-
If you really have a choice between the two, go for the R15.
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Thank you all guys

I have booked red colour R15 today will get the delivery in 3-4 days
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Thank you all guys

I have booked red colour R15 today will get the delivery in 3-4 days
Did you test ride? I am eyeing the R15 too!
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Thank you all guys

I have booked red colour R15 today will get the delivery in 3-4 days
Congrats. So where did you go to book it? 3-4 days is quick!
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Thank you all guys

I have booked red colour R15 today will get the delivery in 3-4 days
red looks hot have fun
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Congrats on the purchase, you wont regret it
Expecting a review from you soon.
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