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  1. Hey guys! Ok let me give a small backdrop to things, so Im already using a Bullet Classic & a Harley FatBob. Now Im looking for a cheap commuter solution to complement my bike collection. Following are the basic requirements: Straight riding posture Very comfortable ride/suspension Reliability So I don't mind either a bike(Bajaj, Honda, Hero, Tvs, etc) or a Scooter(Vespa,etc) or a Scooty(Activa, Jupiter,etc) Keep in mind Im new to the segment & don't know much about the products in these segments. Running would be inside the City & very busy areas, NO highway runs. Basically I'd do good with : <150cc engine Disc/ABS brakes Alloy wheels(where applicable) Self start Not a huge list of things to ask for but covered the basics with which I think I'd do good with. So keep the suggestions coming & if you are yourself using any one of the bikes you are suggesting, don't mind posting a small review. As there's nothing better than a first hand user review. FYI I also checked out the Navi & TVS XL, so that's the twist! Like Im open to a whole lot of commuter ideas. Even an Electric figures in the list. So go ahead suggest Electric also but it should be coming from a manufacturer that runs operations in tier 2 and 3 Cities. Also I'd be opting for a pre-used solution mostly unless really really affordable. Happy to see you all & thanks in advance.
  2. Agreed, to a large extent the Auto Industry is itself to blame for the nosedive in sales. It encashed full profits while it way hay time & bloated itself out of control. Instead of offering economical mode of transport, prices were jacked up & stretched the budgets of middle class Indians. True service & repair prices were also made nightmarish. Common spare parts are priced to astronomical figures. So the industry took full advantage of the boom. Its now time to downsize & down-price by a significant margin & introduce greener/ecological solutions.
  3. There has been a nose dive in sales of Vehicles, both two & four wheelers. Commercial vehicle sales are also down. Due to the sales numbers going down, there have been job layoffs across the Auto sector. Finance Ministry did introduce some measures recently but are they enough? Lets discuss why the nosedive in sales & how to put the sector back in the driving seat(solution).
  4. Simply speaking of the Civic, performance doesn't match the looks! If Honda ups the performance, maybe in BS6 guise, the product should be well received. Given the Auto sector is out of woods!
  5. Mahindra Engine in these bikes is a matter of concern. When sticking to the Classic tone, engines need to be from the stable.
  6. Launch will happen in 19 or 20 ?
  7. This could be the first Safari of International standards. Looks pretty grown up!
  8. A TD will clear a lot of things in head. For one I wanna know of the exhaust note! Pick up, braking, handling all need to be seen. Then comes in the reliability thing & ofcourse after sales backup, spares availability & service standards.
  9. Subtle changes, very Toyota like. Any idea when its revealing in India?
  10. 5 door pretty much gives a Humvee hue!
  11. I see an all new Wrangler in the pipeline above. Without sensible pricing its of no use!
  12. Not long ago Honda was known for cutting edge technology & designs. Jazz was one of its models in which it showcased latest developments. The one above just looks like streamlining the previous model. May not work well!
  13. Nissan has somehow lost its way in India. Even if launched, it will have to undercut price of Endy & Fort by a fair margin. Product looks good but market placement & brand building exercise have to be taken up.
  14. I still feel you would finally end up with a Maruti
  15. Im looking forward to the Diesel CVT. Hope it turns out worth the wait!