rki2007

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  1. Dear Friends I am need of a 100 CC bike very urgently for spare usage. The long term reliability is the only concern for me. I am not worried about the mileage, ride comfort etc. Actually i am planning this bike for my native town where the number of kms the bike will clock is very low. Therefore i have least concerns about the mileage. The most important concern what i have is the reliability. I am seeing from a long term precpective.., say for 15 years or so. Same time i would like to restrict my budget to the least possible limit. The have zeroed on the following bikes. Kindly request you people to help me taking a good decision on the same. Hero speldour+ - Tested and proven - 53.5K on road approx- However the same is out of my budget- Also hearing few complaints in terms of quality about Hero after Honda's separation. But its a bit hard to beleive because, Hero has not made any changes to the tried and tested engine which it was selling for decades. Really don't know what has gone wrong. Please comment. Bajaj Platina- Apparently the cheapest bike. 44K on road is the cost. I am very pessimistic about Bajaj's reliability. Even if proven reliable, really don't know whether i would be getting spares down the line, say about 10 years. Please comment. Mahindra Pantero- Seems to be interesting. Very reasonably priced. Just 43K on road. Mahindra self developed 106 CC engine seems to be a rising star. Really do not know the reliability and future state of the bike. Please comment. Other suggestion are welcome. But i would like to strictly keep the budget within 45-48K. Max to max 50K. Thanks in advance.
  2. Which bike is best in 125 CC

    Finally settled down with cb twister and took delivery of the bike yesterday. Its drum, electric start, grey. The onroad price with accessories costed 62k
  3. Activa-I, the Compact Auto Scooter

    I have a ray and have been using it for more than 7 months and I should say it is no great compared to honda. I had a dio for more than 7 years and can make an assertive statement that honda scooter is much better than ray .
  4. Which bike is best in 125 CC

    Passion is historic design and some how not liking for it. I have zeroed on CB twister. People comments please.
  5. Which bike is best in 125 CC

    Hi friends I am in need of a basic bike immediately . The following are my requirements, please suggest good options . 1)My usage will be for a year's time here in Bangalore and later I will take the bike to my native . So the most important consideration is the life of the bike . It should last at least for another 15 years without big mechanical issues. However for the next 15 years it may cover very less mileage. It is just for spare usage whenever we visit our native . Ultimately I need to use the bike once in 3 months and therefore there should not be any issues even when not used for 3-4 months. 2)It is least probable that I may resell the bike after a year's usage in Bangalore itself instead of taking it to my native as mentioned earlier . Just in case if I plan to resell I shouldn't lose a lot of money on resale . 3)I am a heavy guy so the bike should at least look slightly big . My short listings are . All hero bikes looked very much out dated and ugly. CB Twister- Good to go. Discover 100T and 125 ST - Ok but really don't trust the bajaj bikes in terms if reliability. Tvs Phoenix- No idea- people please share your views. Budget is not an issue but i would like to keep it in the bracket of 60-65k and other options are also a welcome . Please suggest .
  6. Suggestion for bike in price range upto 1 lakh.

    Just some insights about the new pulsar ns 200. I had a second round of TD of Pulsar NS 200 today after the first TD didn't bring any big smile and I am really disappointed again. I can't wait for TBTS 350, its just too long and i am in urgent requirement of a bike. This is no offence to anyone who owns Pulsar NS 200, its just my views purely personal. I really like the looks except the rear which is really ackward and simply dis-proportionate and on same lines with PS 135. I felt the engine to be good but not really very much refined as such but to be true its league ahead of the old pulsars. The sixth gear is just a waste in the city traffic and doesn't have much to do in terms of more power or so, may be its helpful on open highway roads. I had a lot of false neutrals and difficulty in changing gears. Pillion seat comfort is too bad and i had a lot of complaints from the pillion. More importantly the vibration levels are too high. I experienced the vibes getting transmitted to my spine and the pillion rider had more vibes than the rider. I personally feel this is a serious drawback for those who claim this to be a touring bike. The seating position was good but believe me, the sudden braking had bad effects on my abdomen. Hope you guys understand.. The tank is too high from the seating level which is a serious concern and surprisingly no one has reported the same. The suspension was quiet ok and definitly not bad i felt it to be a bit hard. The rear disc is simply a hype but the front disc was remarkable and good. Overall equipment is good and quiet natural that Bajaj normally does well on that. With regard to the triple spark plug i don't see any big requirement and just its an additional cost when sparks fail. That all i have to say about it and also tuning will be a great issue. Overall i didn't feel anything remarkable or jaw dropping aspect about NS 200. But indeed its a value package. But some people were just comparing it with TBTS 350 in terms of power etc which i beg to differ and again its individual perception. With regards to the color, Yellow looks good and better than other ones. __________________
  7. suggestion needed for buying a 125-150cc bike

    riends I am in need of a basic bike immediately . The following are my requirements, please suggest good options . 1)My usage will be for a year's time here in Bangalore and later I will take the bike to my native . So the most important consideration is the life of the bike . It should last at least for another 15 years without big mechanical issues. However for the next 15 years it may not even cover 1500-2000 kms . It is just for spare usage whenever we visit our native . Ultimately I need to use the bike once in 3 months and therefore there should not be any issues after a start the bike even after 3-4 months .For your information my dad's cd100ss 1993 model was fine for these many years . Just now it failed . 2)It is least probable that I may resell the bike after a year's usage in Bangalore itself instead of taking it to my native as mentioned earlier . Just in case if I plan to resell I shouldn't lose a lot of money on resale . 3)I am a heavy guy so the bike should at least look slightly big . My short listings are . All hero bikes looked very much out dated and ugly .I finally zeroed towards Twister and discover 100T . My budget is close to 60-62k and other options are also a welcome . Please suggest .
  8. Why YAMAHA why ?

    The doesn't look girlish and its only the statement of Yamaha makes it look girlish. My personal opinion is any bike manufacturer for that matter should never categorize a model with any gender specific, which will in some cases turn away the prospective customers assuming that the bike belongs to the opposite sex. I had test driven Ray and my feel that Yamaha has done a good job and as some one said only the pink color will not hold good for guys and rest things are fine. ALL IS WELL.
  9. A couple of days back, I had started my CD 100 SS, 1993 model which is very rarely used at my native place . I was pretty happy that the bike started after 2 long years of continuous non usage . I was happy that the bike started and I used it for one full day without any issues . The second day the issue started and the bike never started . The kicker went down without any force , I initially thought it should be a clutch plate problem but I could never start the bike . Later consulted a mechanic who tried all possible things by checking spark plug, cleaning carburetor, jet etc . But nothing happened and finally he declared the compressor had failed and also the piston rings should be replaced . Even though the bike is of 1993 model but still I think maximum only 50k kms should be the odo reading . Guy's please advice me whether it would be worth doing this job for my old bike or simply go for a new bike keeping the fact in mind that very rarely the bike will be used and an old bike may give more troubles .
  10. WAGON R VXI your advise please

    I think Wagon R should be better fuel efficient (Correct me if i am wrong). i10 1.2 kappa never gives more than 12-13 kmpl in city driving conditions. No idea about new wagon R.
  11. i 20 performance

    Normally automatic cars aren't for spirited driving. It is only in manual shifts you can revv the engine and turn it to your style. I do not know much about i20 auto but i have driven extensively my friend's i20 asta. The car isn't that peppy and it is normally suited for sedate driving only. rki20072012-01-08 11:16:32
  12. Royal Enfield TBTS 500 unveiled.

    I was just trying to find out yesterday from a dealer when RE TB 500 will be in the showroom. He said that it should be in July 12
  13. suggestion on old car

    Buying a palio is good idea if you are enthusiast. But be ready for hunting spares and good service center. Some thing or the other normally goes wrong in old palios. Alto K10 is a very practical car. It accepts all the abuses and not much of care is required. It is indeed superior to the old Alto.Nice and peppy engine. But still you have to live with the pale interiors. It is very very comfortable for city use. I think you have made a wise decision. But remember that normally what i have seen in the resale market is that the car suffers more depreciation if sold immediately after the first year. I do not understand the reason for the same but still in reality atleast in Bangalore it happens.You can expect around 15-20% drop in the value after first year. May be since it is an Alto, it may have good resale value. Just google around and find out.
  14. Tata( Bye - Bye) Experience!!!!

    I sincerely request Golf to name the dealer and city. So that it might be helpful to others as well. off course we all are here to help others and also be helped by others in terms of automobile.
  15. ACI review: Hyundai Eon

    Is there any point is believing these Crash test norms because the Nano is itself passed the crash test norms. I have started not to trust these. I personally feel the Airbags and ABS should be standard in all the cars sold in India rather than making it a luxury only for the top end models.Indian car buyers are always fooled by these Koreans and Japanese.