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Old 24th September 2010, 14:32   #16
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P135 suits the bill (budget) and the fun factor as well me thinks. My friend recently got one and it is a very peppy and light bike to ride in city traffic and should not be a pain for 100kms long rides as well.

Next in line is the Twister. Though not as powerful as P135, it is very refined performer with style.

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I think P135, Discover and all 125 cc machines fit the bill.

While I cant comment on the 150's Stunner and Gladi (SS 125) are the stylish ones in the 125 lot.

I have a gladi and found okay for a 125 cc mill
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At least in my place, the Hondas and Hero Hondas are not available instantly. I checked out the new yamaha models, the SS125 looks much, much better than the SZ and SZ-X.

However, in the 125cc range my vote would go to something from Bajaj. They are much more peppy probably because of the DTS-i stuff.

Discover 150 is a good option.
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I have taken test ride of both Twister as well as Pulsar 135 LS. IMO, Twister is better than Pulsar 135. Mainly because, Honda engines have better refinement and durability than Bajaj engines. Also, mileage would be consistent and you won't have any problem with the bike's parts over a period of years, there won't be any rattling sound or engine break down in Honda bikes, how hard you use it. . I personally own Honda Unicorn, odo 30,000 kms, just 2 years. The engine performs like it would run for ever.

Twister may seem a little over priced, but the nimble and frugal engineering Honda product commands that price and above all, its Honda. Go for Twister. Pulsar 135 LS on road costs Rs. 60,000 in Chennai. So it may not fit your budget too!
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I would also suggest looking for the P135 and the Discover 150. Both are good bikes, give good mileage and you will have fun riding it.
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The Slingshot is just old wine in a new bottle. A refreshed ZEUS it is. But a good bike none-the-less. Suzuki A.S.S is something to worry about though!

I would pick either the new Yamaha SZ-X or the Pulsar 135 LS.

The Yamaha has the same FZ 16's mill, detuned for FE. Power has taken a dip too. And no disc brake option.

The P135 LS is lighter, nimble, fuel efficient and friendly to the pocket as well. True VFM, comes with disc brake, nitrox rear suspension, digital display, tacho, etc. as well. Just keep an eye on the oil changes and service and it should be fine. Costs 52.5k ex showroom.
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Guess my range should be 45 Ex-Showroom.
In that case, set your eyes on the Twister!
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I would suggest the P135LS for you (though I believe you would pay little more for that bike). But, it has got all the goodies, the 4 valve engine. Its nimbleness & peppy engine make it a near perfect city bike, which is equally good on highways also. I have good experience with Bajaj Pulsars (me & few relatives own Pulsars & are fairly satisfied with the bikes).

But, it boils down on following two issues:
1. Availability of A.S.S. in your area
2. Your confort with the sporty seating (Considering the fact that my brother is least comfortable with Pulsars/CBZs ride posture & got a RETB for himself, thereby implying that the sporty posture may not be your piece of cake). In this case, I would suggest Discover150, Yamaha SZ/ Gladiator & Twister (in same order of preference because of the engine power).

But, in any case go for Disc Brakes version, as it gives better stopping prowess to the vehicles.

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Guys! thanks for the input.

I couldnt test the Yamaha options.Slingshot wasn't available for display even! & it would cost 56-57K OTR.

Dropped in at Honda and booked a Honda Twister, red one
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jk Sir..

The Twister is a good bike, no doubt.. But, if your age is anything north of 30, you'd look a little out of place on the bike (nothing to offend your personality ). It looks more suited for the college going boys.

But, since you have only BOOKED the Twister, I suggest an extensive TD of Honda Shine as suggested by one of the members. It looks bland alright, but is loads of fun for 0-60 shots, frugal, ergonomic and reliable.

The Cast Alloy + ES should fall in your budget.

Otherwise, the Twister standalone, is a neat mechanical package.
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Dropped in at Honda and booked a Honda Twister, red one
Congrats dude! What was the OTR of the Twister and when are you taking delivery ?
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Its will cost me 54K OTR at Chertalla. Its the Self+drum version.

lol @ five46. nice theory.
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Dropped in at Honda and booked a Honda Twister, red one
Congrats jk!

Do you still have the Avenger? Or selling/sold it?
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Congrats jk!

Do you still have the Avenger? Or selling/sold it?
I still have it. It still is in good condition. Ride quality still is great.
That stays at Tvm while Twister is for Shertalla.
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Love the low end torque. It sadly missed the 5th gear.

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