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Rs. 63,671 (Ex-Showroom)

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Chennai to Bangalore on my Unicorn
Dec 26, 2007 07:50 AM 10445 Views
(Updated Dec 26, 2007 08:03 AM)

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Guys, having a bike for me was a dream come true.


When ever I thought of buying a bike, I always had one thing in my mind:" A bike that can sustain for a long distance travel, ie. that can take me to Chennai from Bangalore. More of my experience on my travel at ** karthikeyanmahadevan.blogspot.com/



Before convincing my parents over buying a bike, I was never convinced myself on deciding one. Believe it or not I had spent more than Three years deciding one. And finally I decided on my "One horned animal".


*Cause of confusion:



When Unicorn was released, I wished it had alloy wheels. Then I looked at other options, the Apache, the Pulsar, CBZ Xtreme and all the bikes available on earth. (That was little bit exageration).


Hitting the nail by its head:


Ok, I am not writing this review to criticize any other bike, I know that every engineer puts his heart and soul to develop a master piece. Here I am going to tell you why I chose Unicorn.


So coming back to the alloy wheels, finally I saw the new alloy wheeled guy on the papers, and then I could not resist my self going to the Haiku honda showroom in Bangalore.


I was spell bound by the GP version of the Unicorn. And then I decided that this was my bike.


I thought to my self and said that this was my bike and I am not going to settle for anything less.


Even I had a crush on CBZ xtreme. But I had to take a decision, right.


*The Test ride:


I** took the test drive on a Silver colored Uniicorn,


1) the ride was amasing,


2) the  engine was silent.


3) Handling was excellent.


4) The pickup was really good.


This is the character I like in the engine. Silent, smooth and yet performed very well.


*The heart break:


*Almost every day I was dreaming myself sitting on to the GP version.  I even convinced my parents and got permission to buy a bike.


The day I went to book the bike, I saw that the GP version was sold out. So I had to chose a black colored horse with blue streaks on its body.


The final move:


I was told by the guys in the show room that I had the bike ready for pickup on the next day of my booking. The guys at the Haiku were really helpful.


Finally I took the Bike home.


These are some stastics of my bike:


Age          : - 4 months


No of Km : 2500 +


Milleage -  50 +


Handling :  Great. In Bangalore traffic, I have even followed the path of a splender while crawling in the traffic.


Looks:       At some point you have to compromise for the performance also. Dont just go by the looks. Beauty is only skin deep ;-).


Maintenance : Honda gives 6 free servicing. It costs RS175 per free servicing which I feel is less that what my friend pays for an Apache. May be Rs250 for a normal servicing.


Cons:


1) The bike is heavier. But when you sit on the saddle it feels lighter.


2) I love my bike too much, that when I wanted to ship my bike to Chennai by train, I drove it my self to Chennai, so that I don't get any scratch on her. You can read more on it @ karthikeyanmahadevan.blogspot.com/


3) After 2nd servicing my bike was really smooth and I was very comfortable riding my bike below 60 kmph.


When the bike zoomed from 60 to 70 kmph, there was little bit of vibration, probably because it had never been to that speed.


In my travel to Chennai from Bangalore, I enjoyed my travel on my bike. Though I had to take breaks every 50 km I burnt.


One advice to all the bikers, please reduce your high beam when you see your fellow drives coming opposite to you. It blinds them.


P.S.


Having a bike is always good, but riding safe is always better. Take care.


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