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Old 6th September 2010, 23:05   #16
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Until and unless He isn't upgrading(250R or is in financial crunch) there should be no reasons to sell it.
R15 is truly in a league of its own

I won't really ask you to go for the Pulsar as they would be updated soon(when?) with a 4 valve head and if you happen to buy today and the bike is unveiled the next day, you would crack your nuts.

FZ is a beautiful Motorcycle, though not very comfortable for pillions, riders will be happy though.(any build/any stature).

For pillions I would recommend Unicorn/Dazzler/CBZ Ex/Gladiator or SS-125/ZMR or Karizma-R and of course the Bulls.
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Thanks Abhinav. Yeah you're right, it makes me think twice why he is selling so soon. He says the reason is "upgrading to car", but still.

@Sheel: Thanks but unfortunately most of the bikes you mentioned have a waiting period. I dont want to go for a Bull again because of the service. Even yesterday the guy who I sold my Bull to, was standing and trying to start it for a long time. A cab driver had to help him out. I was somewhat interested in Karizma, but not prepared to wait for much time.

Most likely will book the FZ16 red today. Will update.

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Did test rides of Apache RTR, R15 and FZ.

Booked the FZ.
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Booked the FZ.
Congratulations rajushank!
What is the OTR and the expected delivery date?
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Great choice. A very capable Motorcycle, something like the Punto, the chassis/brakes overwhelms the engine(engine is a tad better wrt to what i am saying)
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Congratulations rajushank!
What is the OTR and the expected delivery date?
Thanks Sajo. It is 73k something on-road Chennai. The dealer said that delivery would be immediate, what would take time is loan processing which is 3 working days as soon as I hand over all the documents they ask for. I asked about registration. They tried to tell me I can register it myself, and I insisted that I am not going to touch the bike unless it is registered and having a number plate. They reluctantly agreed, saying it is a total of 5 working days including registration.

So I hope to get it sometime next week. I'll probably hand over the documents tomorrow (if workload tomorrow allows me time to get out of the office, get passport size photos, go to the dealer, pay downpayment, hand over the documents, etc etc). Else I will have to do it on Friday.

If I had cash on hand and was ready to register it myself, then I could have ridden it home today itself.

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Great choice. A very capable Motorcycle, something like the Punto, the chassis/brakes overwhelms the engine(engine is a tad better wrt to what i am saying)
Thanks Sheel! Yes, it is very capable. Love the way it behaves on road.

I asked for red, but I can't make up my mind whether red is better or orange is better.
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Booked the FZ.
Awesome!! Congrats on the booking. Good machine for crowded city streets with an easy to ride posture as well.
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My choice would be orange.
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Congratulations Raju & welcome to the family of Yamaha; your choice is the right one for your needs. BTW, from which dealer did you book? Hope you haven't gone to Ambal motors Kilpauk; If I were to settle for an Fz, I would be in the same confusion as yours, as both Red & Orange are appealing to me . On a second thought, may be Orange has an edge as I get to see so many Red Fz's now days.
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Awesome!! Congrats on the booking. Good machine for crowded city streets with an easy to ride posture as well.
Thanks Abhinav!

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Congratulations Raju & welcome to the family of Yamaha; your choice is the right one for your needs. BTW, from which dealer did you book? Hope you haven't gone to Ambal motors Kilpauk; If I were to settle for an Fz, I would be in the same confusion as yours, as both Red & Orange are appealing to me . On a second thought, may be Orange has an edge as I get to see so many Red Fz's now days.
Thanks! I booked it in the showroom at OMR Thoraipakkam. I think I will change my request to orange now. I saw pics on the Net and thought red is cooler, but you are right - red is sort of common now. Orange looks cool in the flesh.
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I took delivery of my bike yesterday.

Dealership experience was overall OK, they did the loan processing and registration within 1 week. Only fly in the ointment was that they did not do the numberplate stickering even when I insisted, apparently because their MD has given some wierd "strict" instructions that they should not do number plate stickering because different people might want different fonts. The MD was not around to talk to. This felt kind-of wierd because I have bought bikes from Hero Honda, Bajaj and Royal Enfield, and all of them delivered the bike with numberplate stickering done - yes, even Royal Enfield!

Well apart from this one aspect the overall experience was pleasant. On the first visit they gave me a checklist of documents, next day I landed up with all the documents & passport-size photos, they did verification in 3 days (came to home & office to verify my identity), once verification was done I handed over the cheque leaves and signed the loan agreement etc, and they registered the bike the next day - and that's it, done! They actually had the bike ready on Friday itself, but I was out of station so took delivery yesterday.

They gave me a cool "Slick" helmet free with the bike , seems to be reasonably good quality and matches the body color of the bike.

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Congratulations Raju; Now start burning the roads like the lord. Consider getting your number plates from Utsav. Thought a little expensive, they're good looking & do not violate the law on fonts & sizing + their service is good.
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Thanks aargee. I have already done the "default" stickering on the normal number plate, so I guess I'll use it for some time. Maybe I'll go in for an upgrade next year. Thanks for the link.

So far the bike is awesome to ride. Today's commute took exactly 12 minutes! The surprise factor is that my wife says the pillion is actually more comfortable than the Bullet, though not on par with the Pulsar. I was surprised to hear that she found it comfortable, it is probably thanks to the monoshock.

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@Raju - Monoshoqe & comfort is only a myth , but again, differs from person to person. I'm not denying its comfortable, however, RE's stone like suspension will definitely inferior to modern technology FZ's suspension.

How's the comfort on riding position? I once tried FZ, but didn't find it as comfortable as my Rx. Ever since then, I dropped the idea of owning one modern day 4 stroke motorcycles presently available in India.

I suggest you start an ownership thread & we can all pour in our questions, suggestions & your experience with FZ over there.
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I find the riding position spot-on. That's the main reason I decided on this bike. In a way its character reminds me of the old Pulsar, with lots of low-end grunt and a reasonably upright sitting position.

Sure aargee, I will start an ownership thread after crunching a few kilometers and clicking more pictures with a proper camera .
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