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Old 21st October 2005, 01:45   #1
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hey all i am in a dilemma...planning to buy a new bike. well i was looking into the karizma since its already here and enjoys such a good brand recignition. but i heard bajaj is launching a new 2500 cc for diwali. so far i havent heard about it.
what should i do... buy the karizma or wait for the new bajaj??
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hey all i am in a dilemma...planning to buy a new bike. well i was looking into the karizma since its already here and enjoys such a good brand recignition. but i heard bajaj is launching a new 2500 cc for diwali. so far i havent heard about it.
what should i do... buy the karizma or wait for the new bajaj??
did u say 2500cc bajaj or 250cc? anyways, that bike was just a scoop by overdrive and might not be confimed..however, its not a pure bajaj coz its a kawa 250 and rebadged as bajaj...anyways, it should be launched sometime soon, if everything works well....however its left to you to decide the bike u want...i would suggest the karizma coz its the present king in the segment!
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I would wait . diwali is just round the corner and you may get a good deal then .whats the harm in waiting for some time?
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my bad guys...its a 250cc....now i am sure we all knew that...
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Pulsar beats the cbz

maybe Karizma will be beaten again.

But cant say anything. Best bet is to wait until diwali. see if the new bike turns up or else go for the Karizma. You will get loads of new offers then.
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Pulsar beats the cbz

maybe Karizma will be beaten again.

But cant say anything. Best bet is to wait until diwali. see if the new bike turns up or else go for the Karizma. You will get loads of new offers then.
cbz will be beaten by the p180 for sure coz the power is lesser, but the p150 is possible only wid a good rider...
anyways a kari can easily smoke a p180 however the top-end gain is very marginal on the old p180 dtsi at 128kmph and the zma running out at 126kmph.....
anyways, in a 0-100 and rollon figures, the zma rules way over the p180!
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And most importantly, the karizma is a hell lot more better handling, and infinitely better brakes. The brakes on the pulsar may have a strong bite, but try pulling the bike to a halt from 80kph and the word "screeching halt" comes to mind. Try the same on a karizma, it'll stop like it's just run over some flypaper. Not a murmur of protest. And this is on stock tyres. Imagine the outcome on michelins or pirellis. Zma all the way. If you wait, you're losng precious hours of riding. There's always gonna be a better bike. After p250, HH will launch (suppose) HH360cc. And so on and so forth. Go with the karizma. It's worth every rupee.
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hold it for one week mate. two at the max. or get Karizma
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as of now i would go for the karizma.its a very good bike-only fuel efficiency is slightly bad,rest all features are good.i dont think bajaj's engine will be as smooth as the honda one.anyway,i advise you wait and see.
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no harm in waiting for a comparo if the release is just round the corner. But I assume it wont be here before january.Confirm with a bajaj dealer.
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Bajaj Pulsar 250 still remains to be a scoop.
Karizma is an awesome bike, but fuel efficieny is only at 18-23 kmpl.

After much contemplation and testing, I got a Pulsar 180. Unless and otherwise you plan to take a highway. Pulsar is good for the city roads. With an average fuel efficiency matched with good power.

I would suggest you to wait for some time. I am sure Bajaj Pulsar 250 (if a reality) would give Karizma a run for its money.
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Karizma average is a steady 30kpl. Very rarely will it drop below that.
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pulsar 180 matches its performance. gives similar kit but gives around 40kmpl
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Karizma average is a steady 30kpl. Very rarely will it drop below that.
thats actually a disappointment coz the engine is stress-free and yet offers a poor average...
my 200cc karizma-beating fiero offers 38kmpl in city man....
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Karizma is a super bike (Indian bike ) i get around 37 to 40 km per top speed lt just completed 2500 km bajaj Kwacker ZZR250 I donno good or bad but one thing sure bajaj will tune the bike to give max output so less life, In test drive r250 gives around 130+ top speed and around 30 mil . twin exhausts some times a multi-cylinder format, parallel twin price abt 1 lakh, I think Karizma is better top speed around 130 or above is we alter the bike better milage than R250 anyway wait 3 or 4 months
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