|speedy ||3rd September 2010 13:05 |
Originally Posted by Sheel
May be you need to ride them & spend some time.
Speaking in general Honda & Suzuki's motorcycles are comfier compared to others, relatively speaking of course.
Originally Posted by kau_therock
I think it would be in this order.
Honda > Suzuki > Kawa > Ducati > Yamaha :)
Originally Posted by akshay4587
With whatever experience i have with playing around with Litre bikes.
if you are looking for comfort,no bike would exactly keep you happy.
for Comfort,you should be looking at touring bikes,like a Bandit,or a Busa.
I have ridden a couple of my friends bikes (R1,CBR1000RR,GSX1000, Ducati 1198s) but these have been for distance of about a kms nothing more. So for me all of them were comfy. I owned a busa till recently but that was because the previous owner feared the DRI and i bought it in partnership with a friend for a good deal. The buy was not cause we knew the comforts but purely a financial decision.
How would one know whats comfy for him unless he gets say 10 or 20kms to ride them first. If say you get a small round of the block how do you know what suits you.
@Akshay i am not looking at comfy ride of of sorts, but more of a first time rider buying something and ends up with a lemon he does not like. The reasons like foot pegs too small or seating position curves the back too much, not good for traffic conditions, if you face one. Something on these lines for the litre bikes sports bikes and not tourers. I know i want an Intruder and i am not looking at anything else. This is for a sports bike.
Originally Posted by Haroon
I also keep wondering how exactly is this done in India. Abroad, you get demo rides etc, whereas in India I guess if you get a chance to ride a friends bike that would be one way to judge the comfort factor, if not I am presuming (I could be wrong) its simply a personal choice of getting an R1 or a CBR or a Ninja.
In India you generally take your friends bikes and ride as the companies dont give you test rides. Actually forget a test ride they dont even have the bikes, they show you a picture of it (faced this at Honda and Suzuki) yamaha was the only place i got to see the R1 in flesh. I dont like using someone elses possesion as it makes me uncomfortable, the max i would do is take it for max a km and give it back. You really dont know how comfy it is in that much. I guess last resort is loose some money i guess or get stuck with something on the looks and performance.
Originally Posted by prasadee
I would add the VFR1200 for comfort combined with a sporty ride. VFR 1200F
Its Honda's bleeding edge tech for sport touring. Nothing comes close to a viffer. At Rs.20.5 lakhs it is pricey though.
I liked this bike but i would not do justice to it. I am not an avid rider and probably would do 10 to 15kms a week (on the higher side) and that too in the city itself. So anything above 15 Lakhs on a bike does not make sense.