I want to purchase a new bike within a budget of Rs 1 lakh. I am confused between the Honda Hornet and the Yamaha FZ v2. My priorities are stability and mileage. Performance and top speeds are not important to me. I have read that the FZ v2 has only a 40km mileage, even after upgrading to a FI system. I always ride within speed limits of 40-70kph and would want a bike which is fuel efficient at these speeds.
Delvin T Madathil, via email
AAA If you are going to be riding the bike within the 40-70kph zone, you can expect similar mileage figures from both bikes. However, overall, we feel the Yamaha FZ Version 2.0 is a better all-round bike. It has a more tractable engine and is generally the friendlier bike to ride.