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Old 20th April 2009, 11:48   #31
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You misunderstand, I meant Hunk and CBZ have more up to date and fresh design compared to the ZMA. I like the R15's appearance, if only they did something about the bicycle wheels/tires. It just looks like R1 bodywork on commuter wheels (maybe that's the idea?)
I stand corrected - I misunderstood.

I really hated the tyres till I fell in love with their functionality - They stick to the ground like crazy and offer amazing grip. Last night it rained in Bangalore and I took the R15 out for a spin at about 1:00 am. I was more than impressed by the way it handled in the wet roads.

Btw, I am pretty disappointed with the Apache 180 design - Almost no change from 160? Looks like TVS is going the Pulsar way!
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Will the day come when Indian manufacturers launch 250+ cc bikes?
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I stand corrected - I misunderstood.

I really hated the tyres till I fell in love with their functionality - They stick to the ground like crazy and offer amazing grip. Last night it rained in Bangalore and I took the R15 out for a spin at about 1:00 am. I was more than impressed by the way it handled in the wet roads.

Btw, I am pretty disappointed with the Apache 180 design - Almost no change from 160? Looks like TVS is going the Pulsar way!
I am sure the tires are great, I have heard a lot of good reviews about them. But that is not justification for them being out of place on that bike. Who says bigger, wider won't be just as good or better when it comes to handling??
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Who says bigger, wider won't be just as good or better when it comes to handling??
Weight my friend weight, bigger with better grip might not be as light as the current one
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Any other features in addition to the bigger engine? USD forks would be nice
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Not really, it will basically be the same as 160 except for a few cosmetic changes & power figures close to those of the P200.
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Sorry for bumping the thread but here is a pic I shot of the new RTR on the Bangy - Madras highway. There were three of these being tested - two whites and one yellow. Could only take one pic since it took me some time to realise that they weren't usual 160RTRs.
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