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|3rd December 2008, 21:23||#46|
Join Date: Apr 2007
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The choice is obvious; go for any of the bike, it will serve the purpose. If you want a bit better ride quality (only comparitive; does not mean x-treme does not have better ride quality), go for Hunk. In all other aspects, both the bikes behave the same.
|3rd December 2008, 22:14||#47|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: BLR | Chennai
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I would choose FZ16 then unicorn... over 350cc CB400.. just for office some where on the BIAL road.
|7th December 2008, 17:04||#48|
Join Date: May 2008
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i noticed that my T is inclined towards right by few inches. Can it be the problem due to which it shakes when ridden on edges?
|7th December 2008, 19:57||#49|
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Best handling bikes are
1 -> R15(priced a bit high)
2 -> FZ16(big rear tire so good road grip)
3 -> Unicorn(has great handling,comfort,mileage,smoothest engine etc)
4 -> RTR (Good bike for sporty & speed enthusiasts but vibes a lot after 65+)
Mostly in a long run, bikes with mono suspension has better stability in curves at high speeds than conventional dual spring as in due course of time both the springs might not function equally so reduces curve handling after some years.
|6th November 2009, 17:28||#51|
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Location: Navi Mumbai
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The R15, the classic CBZ, RTR and Karizma i felt extremely confident when taking corners on these from the word go. Not ridden the fz16 yet, but heard good reviews about its handling.
|6th November 2009, 18:48||#52|
Join Date: Oct 2008
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Agree with you completely - my two pennies worth of handling is as follows :
1. Should carry me and my pillion (on the straights/around corners/up and down hill) without losing its poise.
2. Should stop when the brakes (front+rear) are applied without any drama.
3. Should allow me to cut corners and squeeze through gaps - without requiring me to put my foot down on the road.
4. Should change gears smoothly and accelerate well in any gear
5. Heavier vehicles overtaking me should not upset the bike
Amongst Pulsar / Unicorn / Karizma / Apache (150) - (touched speeds of 85 - 95 kmph as per odo) Unicorn is the best. Karizma runs close. Apache's hieght and handlebars felt slightly off mark. Pulsar was OK in the city, but at higher speeds my confidence progressively went down.
(PS - My bike Gladiator. Why? (a) Budget! (b) Fulfilled all the above!!. But it doesn't score on two fronts (a) bike tramlines a lot (b) seat is too soft and you can't slide your a** back and forth easily)
|6th November 2009, 20:33||#53|
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1> Any day Apache RTR 160 With MRF Rubber
2> Karizma.. Very slow to response to quick lane cutting .Crosswinds make her unstable.
3> Bajaj/Unicorn : Notchy gearshift for Bajaj.Good handling
4>R15 May be good but who will pay the premium.And its low end torque is very bad so one has to always ride her hard to get best out of her.
|7th November 2009, 09:02||#54|
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Any day Unicorn has the best handling,comfort,mileage (55+kmpl 100% city traffic),smoothest engine.
|8th November 2009, 19:03||#55|
Join Date: Jan 2008
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(Dont downtrade R15 by comparing it to other bikes in the 150cc category plz. Its in a diff league altogther.)
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