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Old 5th October 2009, 17:18   #16
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^wow, thanks for the input guys . I seriously hate the looks of hunk from the day 1 (personal opinion, no offense). I don't want a cbz as well. As long as the bike can give me a FE of around 35kmpl i am absolutely fine with it, i have never got more than 35kmpl with my avenger.

So i need to make up my mind between the FZ-S and the rtr180 hmmmm. I am just not able to ignore the power of the rtr 180 lol.

Edit : Tubeless tyres and the dual disc are also hard to ignore wrt to rtr.

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So i need to make up my mind between the FZ-S and the rtr180 hmmmm. I am just not able to ignore the power of the rtr 180 lol.
hee hee, well think of it as the Shogun of yesteryears, Rough -- Yes, Coarse --Yes , Fun --- U bet

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Old 5th October 2009, 21:34   #18
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hee hee, well think of it as the Shogun of yesteryears, Rough -- Yes, Coarse --Yes , Fun --- U bet

All the best for your decision.
True man. Every time i twist the throttle of my 160, the adreline rush it gives is just unmatched by any other 4-stroke manufactured in India (that includes your R15 and ZMAs too - they are lazy to start with)

I test rode the 180, it sure has lesser vibes than the 160. Much more linear power delivery. and that sexy white color.

Get the mad horse man, you can always borrow an FZ for posing

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Old 5th October 2009, 23:39   #19
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Go for apache 180 RTR.Its the best performance bike at the Price.In terms of quality its on par with any other bike,its better if not the same.Just check the paint quality of engine you will understand,quality of grips.the amazing breaking,it has every thing what you want from a good bike and am sure she will exceed your expectation,go for 180 RTR.
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Which one of these bike have good wet traction ? Just wanted to know.

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True man. Every time i twist the throttle of my 160, the adreline rush it gives is just unmatched by any other 4-stroke manufactured in India (that includes your R15 and ZMAs too - they are lazy to start with)
You gotta be kidding me anyways to each his own.

@Saiyan- Looks are subjective so its fine if you dont like the HH 150s. Well traction should ideally be good with FZ due to its broad tyre but this is something which can be fixed(the issue not the tire) on any bike that you decide to buy by putting a grippier tire. TVS tires are not that good on wet surface.

Also if you are fine with 35+kpl & want some fun the RTR is certainly the bike to go for.
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Old 11th October 2009, 11:04   #22
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@Saiyan - Have you made your choice? Let us know the progress. IMO too RTR is good VFM and meets your requirements. But you are saying you plan to hold the bike only for a year, in such case, I would suggest to go for bikes which have good resale value. In recession times money in the bank feels great unless you have lots of them to splurge

@sammyboy - I read your TD reports on RTR, it was a very nice read and great pics too .
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Old 3rd November 2009, 08:17   #23
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Sorry for not updating you guys. I booked the FZ limited edition (couldn't find the FZ-S l/e) on saturday. Will be taking the delivery on thursday mostly. Will post the pics once i get the bike. Thanks a lot for your help .

Rtr was too sporty for me and i didn't really feel comfortable riding it compared to the FZ.

btw, i need to get a gloves. Any suggestion ? Budget around 1.5k, can increase more if really required. Thanks.
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Old 3rd November 2009, 08:52   #24
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kudos to you .. i was about to post my say on the options that you have ..good to hear that u decided on Yamaha .. trust me you can expect the best reliability and quality from this brand !!
Well to quote here i am a humble owner of Yamaha-- well its neither a FZ nor an R15 ..just a Libero ..'03 model .. Using it for the past 6 years .. though it doesnt have much power , one thing i am sure is that its reliable .. and the quality of plastics , the foot rests etc are great !!
i dont think that '03 pulsar still starts with a single kick and is smooth on its rides .. :-)
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Old 14th November 2009, 09:38   #25
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Guys i am sorry for not updating here. Was really busy with my new job. Here are few pics. will post the rest later today.

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btw, manual recommends 28psi and 33psi for front and rear tyres respectively. Should i follow that? Most of the time i'll be riding solo.

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That looks SEXY!!

Congrats buddy!
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Heyy saiyan, congratulations man. Thats a real looker you bought. Each time I see the FZ I cant help but admire it. Awesome bike bro. JHope u have lots of fun, ride safe.

@rrahul_2278 - Thank u for the comments
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Thanks guys.

Performance aside , when compared to Bajaj avenger this bike is a really good upgrade for me. Day and night difference in handling, i can now apply both the brakes with more confidence. I finally have a bike with tachometer, fuel gauge, central lock. Overall i enjoying the ride apart from the fact i am limited to 4k rpm till 500kms :P and have done 170kms so far lol.

Now when it comes to performances this bike is no less than my old 180cc avenger. Its power so damn tempting right after that 4k rpm which. Can't wait to finish off that 1000 kms and put this baby to the real test
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Congrats!! Great color combo! However I feel that the sticker design could have been a tad bit better.
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great...congrats

wish yamaha upsize the engine of Fazer to 200cc to highlight it among FZ. s, also to boost it sales.
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