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Give These 5 Two-wheelers A Miss This Diwali

While some aren’t the best value for your buck, a few may not be available for purchase

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With the pandemic showing signs of easing, two-wheeler launches are back in full swing. Now, of course, your preferences and purchase considerations will be different from others, but there are a few models we think you can skip buying altogether. Here are five such offerings which are definitely non-starters for us:

Honda CB200X


The Honda CB200X is a Hornet 2.0 with new fairing and slightly altered riding ergonomics. It employs the same motor, suspension setup, and features as its streetfighter cousin. However, at Rs 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), you pay almost Rs 14,000 more than the Hornet 2.0, which really isn’t the best deal.

Bajaj Pulsar N250


Launched last week, the Bajaj Pulsar N250 has attracted quite the attention. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it should be in your garage. Why? First things first, while it’s definitely the “largest Pulsar”, at 24.5PS and 21.5Nm, its power figure is identical to the Pulsar NS200, which also gets a 6-speed gearbox, weighs less, and features better tech. Doesn’t make sense for us, the N250. 

Ola S1 And S1 Pro


A major reason why you should skip the Ola e-scooter is that you can’t have it delivered just yet. While the first lot bookings are complete, deliveries have been delayed. Not just that, bookings for the second lot have now been postponed by more than a month. Since Ola has no dealership model as of now, you can’t even get a test ride.



We often come across expensive motorcycles and pricey scooters. But BMW dialled things up to 11 with the C 400 GT. The German maxi-scooter is priced at Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), making it India’s most expensive scooter on sale. So if you’re already shelling that kind of money, you may well fork out a lakh more and get the BMW F 900 XR instead. It’s way more powerful and also purposeful than the C400 GT.

Yamaha FZ-X


We expected Yamaha to launch the XSR 155 as its first neo-retro offering in India, but the bike maker had different plans. It launched the FZ-X, which, while being from the same genre, isn’t the most appealing. Like we mentioned in our road test review, it has a face that only a mother could love. Even in performance, the Yamaha FZ-X isn’t the quickest bunny in the forest.

Yamaha FZ-X Video Review

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