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Old 10th March 2009, 14:10   #31
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The Yezdi was great for long distance commute too, want it ? Only complaint would be the droning sound but I guess on a two stroker, one has to live with that !
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hey the accent is perfeKt at 72K kms. The graduation from that should be an AUTOMATIC diesel better than that!

Coming to bikes, I really liked the Yezdi for the nostalgia it offers, But there is some serious thinking on the travelling 100 kms a day on a bike at the home front. Hence will decide on that part later.

But, it should be fun on a fast bike as I get to touch 140 atleast once a day!

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So your latest fancy is biking...that too @140 kmph? god save you man.

If this is a recession beater option then i would suggest you a comfortable 150 like your good old unicorn. You will not be tired even if u do about 100 kms a day. It gives you good mileage as well. Comes at a affordable price unlike HH karizma.
Yezdi would be old and tough to maintain and may not be as reliable like the new Hondas. You will just be left with some nostalgic feeling not good for 100 -150 kms run about every day.

Now if you want it as a way to blow your money and want to adopt a bike for passion sake, then think of HH Karzma or even the tourque king Bullet 500 LB ES.

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Old 10th March 2009, 14:19   #33
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But costs riding a four wheeler compared to a two wheeler is more and you loose that "wind in the face" feeling which only bikers will know about.......
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Old 10th March 2009, 14:37   #34
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Wow thats a lot of kms to be done on a daily basis...

As nitrous suggested it wont be very advisable to use bikes for that long distance on a daily basis...

Anways am talking from my personal experience i have owned 2 enfields and have done loads of long distance rides am very happy with the comfort..

The new AVL 500 would be good...also you can try HH Hulk i liked the seat very much. seems like it has got one of the best seats...
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Old 10th March 2009, 14:39   #35
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buy the bullet twin spark.it should suit your needs.
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Old 10th March 2009, 15:06   #36
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For everyday long distance rides, I would suggest cruiser like Avenger. It is much better for long distance than these city bikes with sporty stance. Not sure about its reliability part though.
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Vikram

you must be crazy to drive 100-250 Kms everyday.

Bro,its not at all advisable in india due to safety concerns and be it any bike it will take its toll on your body,remember we all are getting older.

I would driving a bike once in a while for 20-30 kms or occasional long drive is fine.

so i'm not suggesting you anything
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My MCA days had me doing about 65 kms everyday for 3 academic years.

HH Splendour.
Adyar to Vandalur on NH45.

Sometimes cutting college meant riding on and on till I want to before a U-Turn to come back home.
If the road is good, daily distance is not an issue.

Just keep multiple route options available and identified.
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Hi headers,
Royal Enfield 500 should be perfect for your requirement. I'm not sure how comfortable the Pulsar's and Unicorn's are for long ride, but trust me with the bullet you would be at home.
I myself do Mumbai-Pune though old highway about 150 kms one way and it is a breeze, no issues at all.
The bike keeps going on and on and I have to slow down due to errant truckers otherwise perfect for cruising at 100 kmph
Alternatively go for Avenger or Bullet 350 but am not sure how long they could go without overheating. Avenger has got low seating to amazing control and comfortable riding position.
With the 500 the hotter it gets it smoother it is. Just love cruising on it. No words to describe it

Let us know your final decision.

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Riding 100-250 Kms everyday is not an easy thing to do. Sorry to say, I suggest a car will be a safer way to cover that distance than on a bike (No offence Riders).
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headers if you are so passionate about riding i would suggest you a Bullet provided you dont have any health issues like back and neckpain.
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My MCA days had me doing about 65 kms everyday for 3 academic years. Adyar to Vandalur on NH45. If the road is good, daily distance is not an issue.
Well, you were younger then and GST road was not as crowded as it is now.

While doing 250kms once in a while is sort of OK, it is a different ballgame when you are doing it 2-3 times a week, like headers plans to.

Vikram, like we discussed at yesterday's WTPT, it would be better for you to explore Public Transportation options and combine that with an occasional drive on your Accent-D. This bike thingy is not gonna work - biking at 140kmph is not the same as driving at 140kmph on your Accent.
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HH Karizma or Bullet 350 or Thunderbird TS
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HMSI Unicorn.

100-250 Km a day is quite a fluctuation. And a lot of distance.
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I am sure every bike possibly sold has been recommended..

now i was just remembering some earlier thread u started and wondering whether you would need to carry any large barrels also on this bike ?
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