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Old 9th March 2009, 08:52   #1
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Have recently been inclined to ride again. I travel 100 to 250 kms a day and hence am exploring the options available.

Time to get educated as I last rode seriously 14 years ago!

Am inclined to go back to a Roadking, but welcome better options.

Am looking at riding comfort and decent accelaration, speed rather than FE.

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Hi,

I travel 100 to 250 kms a day and hence am exploring the options available.


Am looking at riding comfort and decent accelaration, speed rather than FE.

Thanks
HH Karizma!

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I would not recommend a roadking for the amount of Kms you add to the odo daily
since mileage is not an issue
A karizma would be my suggestion
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Hi,

Have recently been inclined to ride again. I travel 100 to 250 kms a day and hence am exploring the options available.

Time to get educated as I last rode seriously 14 years ago!

Am inclined to go back to a Roadking, but welcome better options.

Am looking at riding comfort and decent accelaration, speed rather than FE.

Thanks
Considering the range you'll travel, it makes sense to go for a larger engined (180cc plus) bike. Options here are the Pulsar 200, Pulsar 220, Avenger 200 and Karizma.

While the Pulsar twins are excellent, proven motorcycles, they're not the best choice for everyday, long distance commuting. Considering your age and your previous favourite (Roadking), I suggest you look at the Avenger 200 and Karizma. Both are big bikes with plenty of comfort.

The Karizma is a proven product from the HH stable and is quite an allrounder. It excels in all roles - flat out riding, gentle cruising or long trips. Its also quite trouble free.

The Avenger 200 is a cruiser bike, with the typical laid back, stretched out riding position. You sit lower and more relaxed. However, what ruins it (in my opinion) is that it uses the Pulsar 200 motor, which is quite buzzy and not the type a cruiser motorcycle should have.

Ultimately, both are good bikes. Depends on whether you like your riding positions sporty (Karizma) or cruiser-like (Avenger).
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Vicky anna the best bike for you would be the Hyosung Comet all the way!!!

forget the karizma too get a comet and you will not regret the decision.

once you get a hang of riding may be a Super four!!!
mate after the Crdi beast you will want some this like this nothing below 20bhp at least.

all the best finding one and biking.
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Vicky anna the best bike for you would be the Hyosung Comet all the way!!!

forget the karizma too get a comet and you will not regret the decision.
While that is an excellent suggestion from a rider's perspective, please take into account that only 300-400 comets were EVER sold in India. Not only will finding one be difficult, servicing and parts sourcing will be a nightmare!

If you have access to one of the larger parts suppliers from Karol Bagh, you may give it a thought! These guys are magicians in supplying parts for discontinued bikes.
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The only bikes that fits your requirement to the T is Karizma. Go for it you wont regret it
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Hey how come none have suggested the Bullet 535s?

I'd also prefer an electric start!

Does the HH Karizma have one?
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RE TbTS or the 500 LB.
very comfortable for long distance biking.

HH Karizma.
Very comfortable and looks very good too.

Self Start option available in almost all the biked above 40k these days.

You can also consider this Kinetic Italiano Blaze
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Default HH Karizma or Enfield 500LB

From you requirement, the HH Karizma would be best option since it's comfortable, has a bigger engine and runs smooth and would be easier to maintain.

The other option, more convincing since you are from Chennai, would be the Enfield 500LB. It's equally comfortable, good on longer runs. The only drawback is that it will require good amount of attention.

Your Ideal ride would have been a Yamaha RD350, if you had a good stock one.

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Self Start option available in almost all the biked above 40k these days.

You can also consider this Kinetic Italiano Blaze
The Kinetic blaze is still available? Just thought of it some time back! Nice vehicle!
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[quote=junkishya;1205283Your Ideal ride would have been a Yamaha RD350, if you had a good stock one.

- Kishor[/quote]

Haha, of course. If he has to travel 100-250 kms every day on an RD 350, he better be pretty rich or own an oil mine himself!
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Have a TD of th blaze.
Its got a decent amount of power, space and no gears.

The auto tranny and Chennai traffic might just be a good mix.
However forget it if resale value is of any concern to you.
I just feel that way about the resale and hope someone proves me wrong.
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Default Honda Unicorn, one of the best!

I would definitely suggest a Honda Unicorn. I myself own one and looking at the performance, speed and fuel efficiency, I can safely suggest you this bike. The comfort is top class when it comes to long drives. If you can, go for it you won't be disappointed.

All the best in your search.
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Have a TD of th blaze.
Its got a decent amount of power, space and no gears.

The auto tranny and Chennai traffic might just be a good mix.
However forget it if resale value is of any concern to you.
I just feel that way about the resale and hope someone proves me wrong.
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I would definitely suggest a Honda Unicorn. I myself own one and looking at the performance, speed and fuel efficiency, I can safely suggest you this bike. The comfort is top class when it comes to long drives. If you can, go for it you won't be disappointed.

All the best in your search.
The blaze is attractive..How much to pay for a used one? A friend of mine has one for 35K

@Saleem_k: I did own a Unicorn from 2005 to 2008. Sad I had to part with it then..
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