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Hi Shiva and other users,

I am looking to buy a new/used bike. I have earlier owned Passion and now have 2003 model Activa. The reason I want to change is in Activa I feel sharp jerks while going over humps and pot holes, which hurts my back. Also I don't find it nicely balanced in wet conditions.

My priorities in preference order are:
1. Good suspension. As the roads in bangalore are bad and have a lot of humps I want a bike which takes absorbs the humps more
2. Good acceleration. I like to have a bike which has good initial acceleration. Top speed is not a critieria
3. Stability. It should be stable under sudden braking.

Considering this I am looking at FZ16, new P220, used R15 and used old FI P220. May be I can consider Unicorn too but I find it dated in terms of looks. You can also suggest me any other bike.

I know FZ16, R15 and Unicorn have mono-suspension. mono-suspension better in terms of absorbing pot holes and humps than dual suspension? I have test driven R15 and new P220. But have not driven FZ16. I found P220 also good at absorbing potholes. Does P220 retain same conditions after few years of usage. I read that mono-suspensions life is better. Is old FI P220 good one?

I know its a long one, but thanks for being patient and answering :).

- Gourav
  • 4450 day(s) ago by Gourav
Under: Yamaha FZ16 #Bikes
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Considering that price is not a constraint,Yamaha R15 would be the best suited bike for your requirments for its stability at high speeds, good suspension and style.

Posted: 4449 day(s) ago

I understand the Yamaha R15 is best bet, but a bit concerned about its seating position for city driving. I have heard that it might cause back problems because back is not straight while driving. I drive for around 30km+ to office. Bike will not be used for highway or long drives as I already have a car for that.

Posted: 4449 day(s) ago

jus go for fz-16....its a wonderful machine with good pickup and very nice road grip as it is having broad 60:1 aspect ratio radial tyres....but the only disadvantage with it is for lady pillons it wouldnt b comfortable to sit.....if its not a big thing for u then go for it.U can also consider Karizma-R

Posted: 4449 day(s) ago

As i used fz, me thinks it's really good bike in new style, controlling system, coz it has a broad rear tyre..good at breaking, but not very good at pick up as compare to karizma & 220... it's far behind than these... new users will definitely like the fz but one who likes speed n pick up, will go for karizma or 220.. if u compare the prices of this segment bikes ,u'ii pay more for fz.. u can also consider p180.. n about r15 i won't say that u should go for that, r15 is not comfortable for everyone.

Posted: 4448 day(s) ago

Adhithya Arunraja
Dude you better go for fz 16 orange color.....because it is the most sexiest one........coz i own it ....and the vehicle is awesome ..mileage is 43 and grip is tremendous ....price is just 73,000.....dont hesitate .better go for it

Posted: 4442 day(s) ago

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