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  1. scooter buying query

    hi guys I am back after long gap with the same query which scooter to buy which gives me more comfort with the suspension set up it has. my bike dream yuga is 5 years old now and not many complaints but have to migrate to a scooter for some personal reasons. Look forward to receive your inputs on the same
  2. Honda Dream Yuga - My initial owner ship review I have tried to put all which I went through from quite some time, but entire review is sincere enough with only my feeling and not to offend any body or any brand. This review does not qualify some body to buy this bike straight away as it purely depends on their own feeling and their limitations. I hope you like this though it was made bit longer one !! but helps others while their decisions. I am not mentioning any specifications of bike as which are known to everybody already. Background of a thought This thought of buying a bike/scooter started when one of my relative took my bike Suzuki Slingshot+ (1-1/2 years old) for a week usage and came back reported me two things. 1. Mileage is very less 2. Suspension (Rear) is too stiff and it jumps on every small pothole which very uncomfortable. Then after I started checking my bike both the reasons and found they are absolutely correct. I went to a Suzuki service and reported these things and they have done some tuning for mileage and did something with the front & rear suspension. After this mileage improved slightly but did not cross 45kmpl. There was also an improvement on front shocks but rear was the same very stiff which was actually creating problem to me too, but I did not know this earlier. I went some other Suzuki dealer where I have given the bike for servicing and told these things and on return of the bike, bike situation was worse than before and when I checked with Suzuki guy he says “Sir your usage is within internal roads, so your gear shifting, clutch, break usage is more hence you will not get more mileage than that”. Ok I agree somewhat for this but they spoiled the clutch which has become very hard and also he said there is no such adjustment available for rear shocks and whatever they are supposed to they already did it. This is where I started thinking to sell out my bike and go for Scooter first. I am not saying that Suzuki bike is bad, but service is really bad who spoil any good bike, because they don’t know how to service it. So no offence on Suzuki bikes. Some thing is not good for one and very good for somebody else. The Guy who bought my Slingshot felt it is really good for him that it has 5th gear and gear display and the bike he was selling was Honda Shine old model so things are very tricky some times as per priorities. A Big Search began Started checking number of gearless scooters and driven most of them. I think I almost finished driving the following scooters 1. Honda Activa – Impressive, but lacks in suspension on bad roads 2. TVS Wego – Very impressive, bit OK on bad roads, but doubts for long term usage 3. Suzuki Access – Powerful, but complaints on service, mileage 4. Mahindra duro – Good one, lacks in suspension on bad roads, long term usage durability 5. Honda Aviator – Good in everything and was in final contender list 6. Honda Dio – Did not feel good in any department and body material and rattling was too bad 7. TVS scooty – Impressive, but too small for me 8. Suzuki Swish – Makeover of Suzuki Access While this search of scooters was on some of my friends and relatives told me to check bikes only due the bad roads I use the vehicle and also mileage and my height point of view. Then I started searching the bikes Most of the people told me to go for 150cc+ segment for good comfort which was my prime criteria for search, but somehow I rejected this due to the weight of the vehicles which I personally do not like and my usage was below 10km daily, so in slow speeds you will feel the weight of the 150cc vehicle easily and spending such huge amount for a very little usage so started searching the 100/110/125cc segment. Check the following bikes 1. HH splendour Pro – Good reliable one, but did not like hero badge, used it for 11 years already, looks small, rear tyre is tiny 2. HH Passion Pro – Reliable again, Cons were hero badge, regular look not very appealing, body is built with some extra fat items. 3. HH Glamour – Did not like its body built and its shape. Some bad reports from few people 4. Most of the hero bikes are copy cats of Honda 5. Bajaj Platina – Very lean and not very appealing 6. Bajaj Discover 125 – Not very impressive , built quality bad 7. Bajaj Discover 100 5G – Good in mileage, good pick up, built quality, gear sound, chain sound were bad 8. Bajaj Discover 125 ST – Impressive in pick and driving comfort, Cons built looks bit heavy and pricing was high, waiting was there 9. Bajaj Discover 100 4G – Very impressive in every department, except built quality, but came in to final contender list 10. Yamaha – Only had two bikes which I can look at SS125, SZ-R both were priced bit high and I had some bad experience of Yamaha service guys which some other vehicle of my friend, hence ruled out 11. Honda Shine – Everything was perfect. Cons were missing 5th gear which is reported by most of the people and even I felt when I drove it. Too many on the road these days and felt like it has become a common commuter bike. More power, which I do not require and more price too!! was in my final contender list 12. Honda Twister – Everything was good, but lot of fibre is used to make it as sports looks and tyre size was thin 13. Honda Dream Yuga – Everything was just perfect. Stepped in to final contender list 14. Suzuki Hayate – Did not look at it with my Suzuki Service experience. Showroom Experiences 1. Hero Honda : Was good in hospitality, but nothing much they could explain about the vehicles 2. Bajaj – Very good hospitality, ready give any vehicle TD in seconds and very knowledge technically and ready to impressive customers with discounts 3. Honda – Really now body cares you at all, very bad hospitality. Too much of crowd. They just ask you which one you want and start preparing a quote. Most of the showrooms talk bit negatively saying about waiting periods first which kills customer enthusiasm. Pushing accessories as compulsory. Final Contenders 1. Honda Shine – There is nothing bad about his, except price and 5th gear missing. 2. Honda Aviator – Was good in everything, but could not finalise as it was a scooter which was rejected by most of family members. 3. Bajaj Discover 4G – Was good in everything and price was really good on road Rs.51000/-. But was rejected due to rough finish, long term durability. 4. Honda Dream Yuga – Everything is really impressive and there is nothing I could point out except pricing looked bit high, but helpless due to Honda demand in the market. Test Drive of Dream Yuga Nice start up with electric start, good pick up as needed, good seating position, very good suspension in bad roads, easy changing gears. Good grip on the road due to tubeless tyres specially MRF one. For the first time felt like I have full control of the bike while turnings, driving, breaking!! Cons: Handle bar looked bit small where I have to lean a bit, but because of that I was able to turn the bike very easily. Disc brakes were not there, hence people may does not like this but, for the speeds we go it was not at all an issue and specially I do not like disc brakes which gives sudden impact on the body. Honda Dealer experience while booking and buying process: Bit careless approach, but I have to live with it which is very common on any Honda showroom due to the huge demand of their vehicles. Had a small fight when they said that accessories are compulsory and complained to Honda South Regional Head and within minutes he spoke to the dealer and issue was resolved. Sales guy allowed me to select the bike from the available lot where I was keen for MRF tyres, so finally I could get one and registered the chassis number in the invoice while booking. Paid total amount while booking and told them that I will take the delivery next day i.e., 01/8/2012. Finally on 01/8/2012 visited the showroom, by the time I could reach they are ready with all the papers to be signed by me and later on after wait for 30 minutes they got the TR and handed over the bike to me as promised. I did the visual check of everything including the engine oil levels and took the delivery. Final on road price in Hyderabad with number plates, engine guard, leg guard was Rs.58059/-. After taking the delivery I drove back to office and home and the initial experience 1. Very good easy driving bike like a M800 car. 2. Easy gear shifting 3. Very comfortable seating and suspension 4. Seat height is good and longer seat which fits 3 people easily 5. Engine is well refined and was very smooth with good pick up 6. Gears were very soft and placed in a good position 7. Doing zig-zag driving was very easy in thick traffic conditions 8. Mileage it is too early to comment anything 9. Overall very good bike and first time I felt that a bike you feel well in command under your hands whatever direction you will take it. Conclusion A good commuter bike with good specifications, good driving pleasure within the city and VFM I feel!! And suggest this to others who look for mileage, reliability, good responsive bike. I present some pictures you might have already seen them else where already. Thank you for your precious time and hope your enjoyed it !!
  3. Its been almost 3 years i visited the forum due to many personal work reasons. Here is the update of my bike after 5 years of usage. Everything is intact no rattles, engine response is same but feels bit lethargic at times. Braking is good easy to drive. The complaints are low mileage between 40-45kmpl. most important drawback is body getting rusted quickly which was surprise to me for a honda bike. Started thinking to replace with a scooter again for many practical reasons and in a hunt of a right scooter with great comfort
  4. scooter buying query

    Hmm it is the same problem these days with all Honda 110cc, even my dream yuga needs a kick start in the morning. I drove a Jupiter recently and its great with suspension and control
  5. Tyre upsizing !!

    After reading lot of topics here on tyres, I have following doubts - Why there is a difference in tyre size of same car within its variant like Ritz LDI vs ZDI. Why the manufacturer does this - Why people after taking the delivery of the car immediately change the tyres and rims or up size - Is this kind or any kind of up sizing got an effect on car I hope to receive experts comment on these things as I always think that such modifications are not good for any vehicle
  6. Tyre upsizing !!

    @rssh I checked them on web, and seems they are suitable for 5.5-6j rims where as my Ritz rims are 4.5-5j rims. Yokohama A drive seems to be a good choice, what you say
  7. Tyre upsizing !!

    Hi friends I am back probably after long gap. My car is done with 36000km now and expects it tyre replacement by 40k on ODO. The report of my stock JK tornados Simply crap tyres with hard rubber compound and which very less grip on road, make lot of noise, cornering is very difficult and you will feel great body roll. They have become brittle now and there is a uneven worn out even though got balanced and aligned every 5k km. Seriously waiting for 40k km mark and upgrade to 185/70/R14 and probably for BS 290 or AR 20s
  8. Suggestion for a Performance/Power oriented bike.

    Go with new Suzuki Gixer which is better than the two you have listed about
  9. Pics: 2014 Suzuki Swift facelift leaked accidently

    Hmm, what is new in that. I don't see which is really noticeable and DRLs have become very common these days. Swift still sells in good numbers as a premium hatch, I wish Suzuki comes up with a complete revamped facelift of Swift as it is almost a decade old design and also focus to increase bit of a room between seat and steering and also bit of a head room too
  10. Hmm finally competition is heating up within this SUV and urban SUV segments. This looks to be very competitive price from duster with the features as it looks to be overpriced earlier. So will it gain market with that power and AWD
  11. Tyres for 15 Inch

    Hmm it is as better as less we talk about JK especially the Tornados which are really useless stiff tyres. If you want super grip and comfortable ride and not bothered on quick worn-out then go for Michelin XM2 If you want best of both worlds then opt for MRF,BS,Appolo,Yokos, Good year IF you are concerned on long life and not bothered on comfort or grip, then choose JK eyes closed, but beware if your usage is less then they will become brittle very soon
  12. Interesting topic !! Yes it is not like few years back with huge difference between petrol and diesel today and it has got narrowed down. In my opinion it all depends on the usage, price difference of both the variants, FE, and finally the personal choice as few like the silent petrol revving and others like the turbo kick with the new age diesel engines. So it wont change the scenario drastically though the difference becoming very close. For me I really enjoy the kick in the present diesel engines and go for it
  13. Safest car

    Hmm, I have visited VW plant in Pune and has seen making a POLO and give full marks to it built quality which starts from the materials used, structural strength, sheet gauge and the manufacturing process. Even Puntos body is very strong too and pick some thing has ABS and Airbags
  14. scooter buying query

    Congrats for the reliable scooter !! When you buy any scooter then remove the FE from your mind and enjoy the ride and flexibility. By the way how is the suspension feel as Activa was pathetic in bad roads
  15. car around 8 lacs

    New Zest diesel will be the best bet for your requirements. Take a TD and decide
  16. Pics: All new Mahindra Scorpio EDIT: Now launched

    It looks like the designers were very confused and tried Sumo+Prado+bolero+scorpio Rear looks to be not at all impressive neither like old one or new one and those blue lights
  17. New car Petrol or Diesel?

    Try the new Fiesta diesel will fit your needs and come under that budget
  18. Thanks @prancinghorse !! @unknownbullet, It is around 9000km on ODO as my usage is very less and within the city. I have driven a dream Neo and there is no change ride wise and Neo looks bit different in style but again it is subjective.
  19. @Neeraj I agree with you on what you said about Fiesta classic, but when I checked it now, you get base variant in Pune on road price of 9.02L which is fairly equipped with PS,PW,ABS,EBD,Central locking. Since it looks very fresh model and looks bold and that 50K more than your budget would been justified.
  20. My New Ritz Ldi

    I bought my dream car Ritz Ldi - glistering gray on 6/6/11. The total on-road price i paid was 5,77045/- without any accessories. I do not want to bore you with its specifications and other things and i will directly jump into my experience initially and now. THE INITIAL EXPERIENCE FROM SHOWROOM TO HOME It was very new to me to get into this diesel maestro and it was so smooth while driving this on the road with lot of power once i raise it to 2000 rpm, it just goes like a rocket. it was bit difficult to drive this for the first time in bumper to bumper traffic as we need to get used to its front bumper location as this is not visible. finally i reached home by driving about 15 km and it was nice drive. MY EXPERIENCE AFTER 1 MONTH - It is a good car with space and power no doubt - Very comfortable seating for driver as well rear passengers. 3 people sit very easily and most of the rear passengers complimented its space, of course this was the main reason for me to go for this car as my left leg was not fitting properly in most of the other cars and i get left leg pain when i was using my previous car m 800. i just cannot compare this with m 800 as everything is very different and upgraded - suspension is very smooth in very big holes too that you do not need to be worried as it got very good ground clearance - very good handling on high where i did 2 trips 170km and 200km and everything was very good i mean brake control, steering feel and etc., i was able to touch to 140 easily. - steering is very responsive and in a very good location in the car for a person like my height(5'10"). so its an effort less drive with a smooth steering - i have got fitted all the accessories outside maruti dealer as they were much cheap outside. i have a friend who has good car decor shop. i got fitted with ICE of JVC system, front sony speakers, back JVC axial speakers + leather seat covers + side beading for around Rs.15000/- and the quality of all these are very very good. - the initial FE i checked after my first service was something like 17kmpl in city and 20kmpl on highway so overall i am very happy with my decision in every aspect. i am attaching few photos here. i will attach more with my next review after my second service(5000km) I suggest this diesel to everybody, its really good in all aspects Thank you for your time friends.. -
  21. My New Ritz Ldi

    Update after 3 successful years and 30000+ km !! - Just runs as good as new, no issues so far - Tires seems to be come hard due to less running and also their aging, need to change them by 40k km with 185 sections Quite happy with the purchase and yes very practical and VFM car. Looking at new cars in the market everyday auto enthusiast in me itch me to buy a new car, but what to do my Ritz never gives a single trouble to me
  22. An update after long time.. My Dream Yuga finished 2 years successfully and with absolutely zero issues !! Mileage is around 65kmpl No rattling at all and believe me you will have plenty with bajaj by now. Nothing much has changed from the initial feeling and it is value for me for sure.
  23. Sridhar Congrats for your new Fiesta classic a proven work horse from Ford. What is the present update of the car, have you taken the delivery ?? I have same question as Prashantroxx, when a refreshed Fiesta is released already with a competitive price tag, what made you to opt for the classic.
  24. New Honda City COMING SOON!! EDIT: Now Launched

    It looks the initial response with bookings and sales are encouraging for the New City as it looks better than the previous one and spaced well inside
  25. Advice on selling a new Quanto

    It is not the matter of every SUV, it is the matter of the length of the vehicle versus its height, so most of the tall boy designs will have body roll and Quanto has more