I know you have answered such questions before, but please advise. I am planning to buy a 150 and I have zeroed in on the Honda Unicorn and the Hero Honda CBZ X-Treme. I have ridden both, but I cannot decide which to buy. I think you can help me decide.
- Everyone seems to saying that the X-Treme engine is rough above 60-70 kph and that vibration is passed on to the rider. Is this true? How bad is it?
- The suspension seems to be hard according to some reports, is that true?
- The most important thing is: How is the pillion comfort? Especially for the ladies? (I know this is a wrong question to ask about a hooligan bike like the CBZX... but we can only own one bike at a time and use it for the most purposes, right?)
If you are going to carry a pillion often, you should definitely buy the Unicorn. The CBZX vibrations are not that bad at all. Have ridden it hard over fair distances without any discomfort. I have no problem with the suspension either, but adding preload helps when you are riding with a pillion on the CBZX. The Unicorn betters the CBZX in pillion comfort terms, but never feels as fast as the CBZX... Also see Unicorn vs CBZ X-Treme: Sibling rivalry