This week in All About Bikes, we answer all your question related to buying a two-wheeler. But, before you get started, Vikrant has a motorcycle riding tip for you somewhere in this video. So, stay hooked on to your screens to not miss that all-important riding tip.
First up, we answer as to which is the better buy between the Bajaj Dominar 250 and the KTM 200 Duke, when it comes to everyday riding in the city, filtering through traffic and then, some occasional highway touring. Further, we tell you whether it is important to have a gear-position indicator in a bike, especially for novice riders, and what is the best bike to buy under Rs 1.30 lakh, for city riding.
Then, we tell you which adventure bike to buy for a budget of around Rs 3.50 lakh (on-road), and whether Yamaha will launch the BS6 YZF R3 in India. We also reveal the ideal cruising speed of the Bajaj Pulsar 220F, and if it has quality issues related to its overall fit and finish. Moving ahead, we explain as to what is an ideal choice between the KTM 200 Duke and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, especially for someone looking for an upgrade from a Bajaj Pulsar AS150. We also help you decide as to whether you should consider buying the KTM 390 Duke, if you are a 36-year old working professional, and what other options you have.
Further, we help you choose between the Bajaj Pulsar RS200, KTM Duke 200, and the Yamaha R15 V3, especially for a college-going student who likes riding fast. We also give you more info on the possibility of Suzuki and TVS launching an adventure motorcycle based on the Gixxer 250, and the Apache RR 310, respectively. And, we also reveal when we can expect a naked streetfighter version of the Apache RR 310.
And finally, we tell you which is the best touring motorcycle under Rs 3.5 lakh, and when can we expect KTM to introduce motorcycles (Duke, RC, and Adventure series) based on the upcoming 490cc parallel-twin platform. We further explain why premium bike-makers are not launching 600-650cc bikes in India.