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Old 13th November 2008, 16:40   #1
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hi all,

just wanted to know which 150cc bike in market now has the best handling? should be stable at high speeds and also when braked(Disk) should come to halt in straight line.??

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Old 13th November 2008, 19:08   #2
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Go for Apache RTR,IMO it has good handling among its competition.
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Old 13th November 2008, 19:13   #3
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From what the reviews say, it is the Yam R15 followed by the Apache RTR.
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without a doubt its the R15.
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The R15 without doubt is the best handler in town and the Apache RTR160 is also a great handling machine.
Both these machines are head and tails above the competition not just in the 150cc segment, but also manage to out-handle the P220 and the Zma.
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Define Handling!!

than we'll talk.people say this car or bike handles better.this suspension handles better.Define it first.

I frankly cannot cannot define handling.different people like it differently.

some say the bullet handles better than the karizma.some say otherwise.

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Handling of R-15 in the traffic is not easy. It is a pain to ride R-15 in city traffic (as told by my friends who own R-15 and my personal experience). R-15's high speed handling is excellent.

The best bike for a handling in city is HH Hunk and then comes the CBZ X-treme.

If you are riding more in city traffic, I do not suggest R-15.
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I say Yamaha FZ 16 !! it is stable at high speeds (90kmph), easy to manoeuvre in city traffic, the front disk is progressive and very good from my experience !!
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Handling of R-15 in the traffic is not easy. It is a pain to ride R-15 in city traffic (as told by my friends who own R-15 and my personal experience). R-15's high speed handling is excellent.

The best bike for a handling in city is HH Hunk and then comes the CBZ X-treme.

If you are riding more in city traffic, I do not suggest R-15.
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I say Yamaha FZ 16 !! it is stable at high speeds (90kmph), easy to manoeuvre in city traffic, the front disk is progressive and very good from my experience !!
How did I forget FZ-16? The best handler in ctiy traffic, as told by the reviewers. Reliability needs to be established yet.
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Reliability needs to be established yet.
Well I am here for the long term review !!
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Well I am here for the long term review !!
Not enough long for a long-term review.
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Handling and stability in city traffic has got to be the Yammie FZ16 closely followed by the RTR160. However the RTR has a low seating posture which will not be fancied by many, but for daily commuting the HH Hunk should do the trick or even the Unicorn. Also check out the Suzuki GS150. Am guessing it should be on par if not better than the above.
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R15 man , all the way. a bike that handles well doesnt really need to make u feel comforatable and laid back . u have harleys and bullets for that . the same way u have R6s and CBRs or GSXRs or R1s or ZXs. handling involves the bike giving u the best possible feedback and giving u an idea how far ur pushing it , let u push it alot more than the rest of the bikes and the most important to warn u thru feedback that its reaching its limit all while holding its line with whatever u throw at it and what helps is when it is able to put down all the power of the engine or the deacceleration of the brakes thru great road grip . basically its a bike that inspires supreme confidence in all kind of aggressive riding situations. with respect to that , the R15 is the best bike till date in India wrt handling.

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hmmmm. A year ago, this thread would be filled with recommendations for 2nd Generation Pulsar 150.
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i have been riding my r15 for 4 months and mostly in city only and i will say it is not that painful in city traffic. it causes pain in wrist initially but u adapt . but its handling is superb ur so confident on it that u like to throw it into corners at speeds u couldnt with anyother bike and mind u i was riding shogun before this. and those brakes are the best nissin brakes i think. immediate stopping power. only grouse is its tyre grip on gravel and sandy roads
it is a dream to ride it in the mountain roads with all the twisties.
so r15 in every way for handling and braking
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