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|28th January 2009, 15:36||#1|
Suggest a new 150cc above bike please !!
Today while coming to office, my LML energy had its last breath. The engine seized with a loud "Dhuuuppp" sound. I have been facing problems off-late with my bike due to its age and unavailability of spares.
I have finally decided to pick up a new bike. Now I am really confused on which bike to buy.
My daily running from home to office and back is 60 kms. I need a bike (preferably a 150cc or above) which is a good cruiser, has reasonable power, which can handle abuse, is fuel efficient and light on the wallet.
|28th January 2009, 16:09||#4|
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I would suggest you take a test drive of
yamaha FZ 16 (70-75k) -- fresh looks
apache RTR 160 -- decent power
or the regular pulsar 150 -- cheaper to maintain decent fuel efficiency
|28th January 2009, 16:17||#5|
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1) - FZ 16. Fresh looks. Superb Ride. Great Fit n Finish. Taken for Granted Yamaha Relibality. But not very effecient.
2) - RTZ. Looks good. Nice performance, nice features. But rough engine and niggling problems.
3) - Uni. Excellently reliable. smooth engine. But aging bike.
|28th January 2009, 16:34||#6|
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|28th January 2009, 18:09||#9|
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Sabareesh, I'd say the Unicorn would suit you well.
Light on the wallet is just one of its attributes.
|28th January 2009, 18:40||#11|
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Just go for the FZ16. Its a superb bike and lovely to tour in. Still turns heads.
|28th January 2009, 19:00||#12|
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If you want a good cruiser, go for Uni or the new Suzuki 150cc bike. They have good torque.
Also you can consider Yamaha FZ160. This bike has a good handling and adequate grunt along with good grip from that fat rear wheel.
So overall my opinion is :
1) Suzuki GS150, good torque with relaxed cruising ( thanks to 6th gear ).
2) Unicorn : Very good handling, good relaxed engine with good torque.
3) Yamaha FZ16 : Awesome handling and grip, adequate grip.
4) CBZ Extreme : Try it out, but the seating position is on the sportier side, not good for long distance cruising IMHO.
|28th January 2009, 19:16||#13|
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Looking at your needs I would say don't go for CBZ extreme. Driving position is not so good for long distance. The best available long distance cruiser is for sure the avenger but with quality issues and the non reliable bajaj, I would say the next best is Yamaha FZ16. That is the bike you want.
The issue with FZ16 is the FE is not on par with other 150cc bikes. 42kms/litre. Hence this can pinch. SO Suzuki GS150 R is the bike you can buy.
Yamaha YZ16 - Low on mileage - low maintenance and really good bike
Suzuki GS 150R - High mileage - low maintenance but bad A.S.S and sales dealer.
Suggest take a test ride on both the bikes and let your heart win over the head.
|28th January 2009, 21:01||#15|
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Since you fell for the LML Energy many years back ( Naked looks, Fat rear ); The Yam Fz16 it should be now.
Not sure of how the Yam will handle abuse; with plastic cladding all around; even silencer has plastic cladding!
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