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Old 7th April 2005, 22:06   #16
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Usually people don't think about a bullet if they are considering a Karizma or any other Jap bike. The same holds true for a person thinking of buying a bullet...he usually won't even consider a Jap. People either love the bullet or hate it. You have to try it out to find out which one you are.

They are completly different breeds. With the bullet though, you get more than just a bike.
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Old 8th April 2005, 11:54   #17
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With the bullet though, you get more than just a bike
You said it bro..
btw, Rt although u are not a bullet person, have u done a km or 2 on any bullet?? No harm riding it, sure u'l like it....
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well, even though i don't own a bullet, i've ridden quite a few, and i can say from experience that once you get a taste of it's thud..thud..thud.. music, there's no going back.........

but on the other hand, the karizma offers problem free driving, more youthfulness, and that extra dollop of performance...

sure, the karizma doesn't stack up to the bullet in terms of riding pleasure, or sheer maturity, but it also depends upon your usage- if you use the bike occassionally, on highways, and have long trips planned in your itinerary, go for the bullet-there's absolutely no comparison there!!

but if you intend to use the bike daily, like imitating valentino rossi, and want chicks to give you that extra glance (the bullet will earn glances too; albeit from women, not chicks...), it's the karizma for you.....

and if you're a hardcore performance freak, go for the pulsar 180!!!!

p.s-if you're going in for the bullet, go for the machismo/thunderbird with the self start and disc brake option-try avoiding only kick start, and the electra; the electra just doesn't have that characteristic bullet feeling...)
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Old 9th April 2005, 11:07   #19
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dude nothing comes close to the enfield bullet ( in india atleast)
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Old 9th April 2005, 20:24   #20
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People either love the bullet or hate it.
But u just cant ignore it

BULLET ROCKS !!! (or is it thumps )
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Depends on your riding style. The bikes are totally different except
that they are in the same price range.

Karizma : if you want the feel of a real sportsbike.....drive fast, stop hard and go around corners scraping footpegs......also good for long distance touring. Its one of the fastest A to B machines. Also got the looks to draw the chicks.

Bullet: if you want to cruise around at medium pace and enjoy that wave of torque. Excellent for long distance and broken roads. Not good for cutting through narrow gullys.
Dont try any Rossi stunts on this momma.
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Old 9th April 2005, 21:11   #22
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hahahha Mpower
i ood explanation indeed.i think you make it very clear so all one has to do now is decided what he wants and go for that.

fast and LOOKS which attracts girls = karizma

slow and SOUND that attracts people = bullet
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Old 9th April 2005, 21:33   #23
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Enfield anytime

Enfield is the papa will show the way -mature royal and distinct sheer class.
Karizma is more like a baby waiting to jump very excited and 0-whatever at the rush of the throttle.

eventually it will want to grow up to be an Enfield.......

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Obviously the Bullet has more charisma and character. Once you get used to the thumpa thump and the big bike feel , its difficult to go back to any other bike. Its got great stability and will take potholes in its stride easily. But you have to ride it like a cruiser.

The Karizma on the other hand is a bit bland in comparision but it will do things which are beyond the ability of a 350. Its got better turn in and i have never heard any one complain about its high speed stability. You can power shift your way through corners, do stoppies and wheelies. It will do anything the bullet can do.. .except make that sound.

So, I'll take the ZMA anyday.
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Karizma a sports bike??? Give me a break people, just a fairing doesnt make it a sportsbike, period. As to get back to topic, The bullet is a long distance cruiser, with stability second to none. But sadly it doesnt have enough grunt to accelerate like a karizma primarily because of its weight, but if a bike with royal enfield written on it and the characteristic sound appeals to you go for it.
Karizma on the other hand is an attention drawing bike. It has good low end and midrange power which makes life very simple in city riding, the engine is very reliable and smooth, and the fairing deflects wind from the rider's body to some extent, which makes it a very good tourer bike, and once in ghats having good tarmac, you can lean it and ride fast in the corners. But its biggest drawback is that its overratted and lacks character.
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i'd like to know what exactly this 'character' would mean in the context of automobiles... any answers please???
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i'd like to know what exactly this 'character' would mean in the context of automobiles... any answers please???
Hahaha .. thats a good question - tough to answer . Besides you are from Hassan - great to hear someone from Hassan.

Hassan have lot of people who love Royal Enfield.
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Character. People joke that this is a term used to make excuses for the flaws of a bike!

Like the bullet leaking oil is called "Character". An old BSA stalling in the monsoon's is called "character".

However, if these same problems happened to a Japanese bike, it's "those damn Jap's"!
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I would say, character is more of subjective term. If the vehicle has something, which clearly distinguishes it from others in terms of styling, ride or even exhaust firing, you can call that it has a character. Even if it means leaking oil and poor FE. Bullet clearly has a "character" simply because it is pretty much unique in its styling (?), ride and its lovely exhaust note. Where as all Splendors, Passions, Victors clearly lack that "character".
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I would say, character is more of subjective term. If the vehicle has something, which clearly distinguishes it from others in terms of styling, ride or even exhaust firing, you can call that it has a character. Even if it means leaking oil and poor FE. Bullet clearly has a "character" simply because it is pretty much unique in its styling (?), ride and its lovely exhaust note. Where as all Splendors, Passions, Victors clearly lack that "character".
And also - when you hear someone sya that they ride a Bullet - it rings a bell in your mind - you appreciate the person who rides it . Maybe because he has a superior taste in Life .

Its like Pink Flyod Vs Bangles .
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