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Old 19th April 2011, 16:18   #106
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My Autobot is here!
Congrats, so which bike did you zeroed in ?
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any official source to confirm this fact ? sounds like an excuse to reduce costs , how come other bikes , even from yamaha world over dont have such 'soft' alloys . read way too many people complaining of rim bends on r15 /fz 16 due to bumps ,potholes etc by the owners . the crumple zone is used for absorbing impact in cars so that the drivers dont get violent shocks in case of a crash and in bikes the rider usually falls off and are not mandated to have crumple zones . the alloys should be of stronger material keeping in mind indian conditions .
Yamaha itself has been saying this on the record once questioned.

World over, there aren't treacherous roads like India & rims do bend. Be it Yamaha or Honda, the world over.

You mean to say that riders have to fall off in case of a mishap? What in case of a head on collision with a stationery vehicle?

In over 50,000 kms I have rode with various Yamaha M'cycles, I am yet to face the rim bend issue.

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Personal Update:



Both smileys used up.
What does that tell ?? lolz.

Yes,
My Autobot is here!
Ownership thread starts soon! (Damn work!)

Tried a few snaps..
But, really looking for some pro-photographer to help me with a shoot (tongue out smiley here)

Thanks,

Ace.

Thats AWESOME! FINALLY!

Please start the ownership thread ASAP. And please end the silence. WHICH ONE IS IT?
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Old 19th April 2011, 17:19   #109
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Yamaha itself has been saying this on the record once questioned.

World over, there aren't treacherous roads like India & rims do bend. Be it Yamaha or Honda, the world over.

You mean to say that riders have to fall off in case of a mishap? What in case of a head on collision with a stationery vehicle?

In over 50,000 kms I have rode with various Yamaha M'cycles, I am yet to face the rim bend issue.

Myth or Truth: Yamaha FZ 16 rampant rear tyre problem?? - xBhp.com : The Global Indian Biking Community
yes indian roads are bad but then that should be a reason to provide tougher alloys in india . its not like this is some imported bike . in a head on crash on bike how will these so called crumple zones help much ? rider will still mostly hit the car or be airborne , not be holding on to the bike .in a car with crumple zones the crumple zone absorb some energy of impact so occupants dont suddenly hit the steering /dash , the seatbelts also absorb some energy . if other bikes like karizma ,pulsars , apache have alloys less prone to bends why cant yamaha put these on fz/r15 .
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yes indian roads are bad but then that should be a reason to provide tougher alloys in india . its not like this is some imported bike . in a head on crash on bike how will these so called crumple zones help much ?
They will bend & absorb the impact.

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rider will still mostly hit the car or be airborne , not be holding on to the bike
All crashes are different. You can't pin point as to in a particular crash the rider will hold on or give away. Its rider dependent too.

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if other bikes like karizma ,pulsars , apache have alloys less prone to bends why cant yamaha put these on fz/r15 .
May be a mail to Yamaha India shall help

Yamaha is known for its quality much more than the other manufacturers you have listed. Why would the skimp on alloy wheels. And aren't lighter alloy wheels more expensive? (at least in Cars)
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Yes,
My Autobot is here!
Ownership thread starts soon! (Damn work!)

Ace.
So finally the wait is over. You must have some fun testing all these bikes and choosing one for yourself. And hats off to your TD Skills, you TD bikes so thoroughly and shared the experience with us in such a great manner. Let me guess, it is the Yamaha FZ or Bajaj Avenger or may be apache 180.

Anyways Congratulations for your new autobot and start the ownership experience ASAP.

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Although you never posted about the Karizma TD. I think it's her only. Ain't it?
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Old 19th April 2011, 19:05   #113
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All,

Well, I never like to keep the suspense like this! (Neither with my stories, nor my TDs)

(But, hey, enjoyed the brief moments ..)

To begin with, I was totally unbiased when I was on the TD spree.
I addressed the bikes to a mini checklist I had prepared, (will update that in due course too!, if somebody wants to be geek enough!)


and I ranked them totally the way I saw them on the "D" day
( or should I say the "TD" day!)
I am glad, the reports were balanced and helpful.

@ all, thanks for the inputs and patience for 7 long-threaded pages and (even longer) TDRs.


I will continue to TD the stars in the segment to make this thread complete!
(even though my Autobot has found his place.. In my parking lot..)
I will still project all bikes unbiased (as much I can),
and with a running benchmark.

And, finally.
My ownership report ( It will be up by this weekend.) will follow.

Till, then let the Autobot rest (or transform! whatever he wants! lol)
Its known here as the Fz, Yamaha Fz

care,

Ace.

P.S. BTW, I had mentioned in the Fz TD in the P.S. that it looked like a Transformer, and that it looked like it would transform any minute! ..

P.P.S.
@ creative,
the post answered the question partially.
the HH guys still havent shown up!!
<looks like, they will be the first showroom, I am driving to for a TD!!> lolz.
but, that TD is on cards..

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@ creative,
the post answered the question partially.
the HH guys still havent shown up!!
<looks like, they will be the first showroom, I am driving to for a TD!!> lolz.
but, that TD is on cards..
Oh Cool. Waiting to collect some money for it. Hopefully, I'll get hold of this beast by end of June. Trip to Leh is on cards.
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Ace,

It was really nice meeting you and autobot!! Great bike and congrats once again
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Old 20th April 2011, 19:15   #116
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Ace,

It was really nice meeting you and autobot!! Great bike and congrats once again
Well, pleasure was mine too!
Thanks for your wish(es)!

Autobot rests in the parking lot, but I will pass the message



It was a wonderful experience with the Racing machine you have maintained and developed!
Idling was a tad bit high, at 12k rpm though!
But, hold on to that RoToR 160 (thats an awesome name I think!).
Its like a GUN, man! A friggin GUN! (not a bullet!, a gun)
Its like a totally different (and better) Apache than what I had TDed.
Like I said, needs a report of its own.

Drive safe.

care,

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op - congrats on the bike .
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They will bend & absorb the impact.


All crashes are different. You can't pin point as to in a particular crash the rider will hold on or give away. Its rider dependent too.


May be a mail to Yamaha India shall help

Yamaha is known for its quality much more than the other manufacturers you have listed. Why would the skimp on alloy wheels. And aren't lighter alloy wheels more expensive? (at least in Cars)
by breaking easily the rims will only help maybe the motorcycle frame from bending , rider getting benefit from this still very less. benefits of a tougher alloy will be far greater to customers than alloys that only provide minor help in a crash.

lighter alloys are expensive when they are of different compound like magnesium , diff. design etc . same alloy with lesser density will be cheaper .

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You may continue with your line of thought
Thanks

P.S. - Wondering whether OP read your posts & why it didn't alter his decision.
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Congrats Bhushan.

Where are the pictures? After an impressive description of TD's and narrowing down to one of the BEST city handler bike, it would be a sin if you dont treat us to the pictures of your AutoBot(Nice name, btw ).
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op - congrats on the bike .

lighter alloys are expensive when they are of different compound like magnesium , diff. design etc . same alloy with lesser density will be cheaper .
I did research that a bit, did some with some sources.
Moral: The profile, size and weight lead to the "problem".
and It 'needs' judicious driving, that's all!

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You may continue with your line of thought
Thanks

P.S. - Wondering whether OP read your posts & why it didn't alter his decision.
Who is OP?
(In previous quote, OP is congratulated for the bike, So, is it me? and why op? )


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Congrats Bhushan.

Where are the pictures? After an impressive description of TD's and narrowing down to one of the BEST city handler bike, it would be a sin if you dont treat us to the pictures of your AutoBot(Nice name, btw ).
Thanks!
well, for one, the TDs aren't over yet! (TDs will be still on, till all the 150s are here!)
and, for two, BEST city handler (sure!), and plus more (abhinav can back me up here, also, other Fz guys!)
finally, for three ( ), I do not want to post it unless I get some justice_making_quality_snaps for the Autobot.
Someone willing to help me in this department, with a quick meet?

I also can hardly wait to put it here!
there is so much more, than I got at the TD!!

This weekend I might just buy a cam then!

care,

Ace.

Autobot: It does indeed look like one to me!
even more, every time I look at !!

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