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      Electra or STD 500..???

      Hi guys,

      Ive been planning of buying a Bullet from the time i sold my old 87 std few years back .I was stuck with a pulsar 220 since then.Was missing the thump and the majestic ride ever since.Finally last month on my birthday my wifey booked an Electra for me as a gift .The showroom guys have given a waiting period of 4 months, expected delivery mid JUNE.

      Last week i visited the showroom near Mahadevapura to check the status.82 more vehicles to be delivered before me it seems..!!! phew....the wait is killing me already.

      There i happened to spot the new Bullet STD 500...wow looks lovely...!!! fell in love with it at the very first sight .

      Checked with them immediately if i could cancel my booking and book a 500 instead. Yes i could but the booking will start afresh from that day only and the waiting period is around 6 - 7 months!!!! I wonder why the waiting is so high!!!

      I'm planning to use the bike for daily commuting to work and back (around 30kms in total) mostly on the busiest road in Blore...

      Guys please suggest...

      Anyone already using the 500 ...can you pls tell me howz the city ride on this bike????
      I'm sure there will be a huge diff in the ride quality but how diff compared to the Electra???
      Wats the average kmpl in city limits???
      Is it worth waiting for another 7 months for the 500???

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      Quote Originally Posted by RaulM View Post
      Wats the average kmpl in city limits???
      Hi Rahul, Not sure of riding difference between Electra and 500, but my cousins Bullet 350 STD gives him a mileage of 35-36kmpl in city, so IMO expect 500 to be in the range of 30kmpl (or even below that), so you will be spending a ltr of fuel every day, if you use it as a daily ride. So from daily commuting point of view Electra will suit you..

      Quote Originally Posted by RaulM View Post
      Guys please suggest...
      My suggeston, due to its ease of traffic riding, keep your 220 as daily work horse and use Electra for weekend Long Rides or occasional daily commute
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sedate View Post
      Bullet 350 STD gives him a mileage of 35-36kmpl in city
      Is it UCE ? If yes, the fuel efficiency seems a tad low for I have an old school CI 350 and I get 36kmpl in Bangalore traffic. UCE engines ought to deliver more.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sedate View Post
      occasional daily commute
      Oxymoron at its best.

      I'd prefer an Electra over CL350. I did not find sprung single seat very comfortable either within the city or on the highway.
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      Quote Originally Posted by inpursuitofpwr View Post
      Oxymoron at its best
      Sorry mate occasional commute, that's better..

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      UCE engines ought to deliver more.
      His is 2013 model and he weighs a ton himself., any idea around how much it is suppose to give??
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      I would also prefer Electra Any day compared to STD 500
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sedate View Post
      any idea around how much it is suppose to give??
      I was hoping UCE 350 engines would deliver around 40 kmpl. My assumption is based on the fact that my brother claims he gets 40kmpl in his AVL Machismo 350
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      As far as my interaction goes with raama who is a bullet user and also Roadking I guess all varieties of this bike give around 35-38kmpl
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      Thanks for your suggestions guys...its really helping me to convince myself that Electra would be better for my needs....

      Quote Originally Posted by Sedate View Post
      My suggeston, due to its ease of traffic riding, keep your 220 as daily work horse and use Electra for weekend Long Rides
      that's not an option for me at the moment (parking issues)...i've got only 2 two wheeler parking for me in my apt...already have a scooter so the P220 has to go to make way for the Bull....but never know things might change by the time the bull is delivered....


      Quote Originally Posted by shishirbn View Post
      I guess all varieties of this bike give around 35-38kmpl
      anything around 38-40kmpl is fine for me....the P220 itself gives me around 35 kmpl only....

      Quote Originally Posted by inpursuitofpwr View Post
      I was hoping UCE 350 engines would deliver around 40 kmpl.
      Iam hoping the same...i was concerned cos my old CI STD 350 used to give me less than 30 kmpl....

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