BKing

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  1. BKing

    TVS 125X

    doesn't the forum have an EDIT option for editing the posts? hot linking the pic from the Hindu link... TVS 125X in action.
  2. BKing

    TVS 125X

    finally got an image after a thorough google search. pic from purionline. But still what i can't see is the engine thats said to produce 33bhp. Anyone info on the specs of the 125X would be very much appreciated. autocarindia2007-11-15 15:07:23
  3. Its true that spotting animals and even 2-wheelers make it very difficult. But we need to think from their side as well. Because mostly (i put my case) the drivers use high beam to see a good distance upfront, but at the same time they should be sensitive to others problem as well. What i do in that kinda situation is that I either drop it till the other vehicle have passed. I use high beams often and I do recommend using it. It becomes a bare necessity once u cross the 30-40Km mark as the low beam won't keep pace with the speed with which the situation changes on road. But the moment you sense any opposite vehicle having problem with ur high beam, show the maturity and the quality of a Good driver to drop the beam atleast till he have crossed you.
  4. Just why to make only the HCV or even the LCV guys to stand in the well?.....the other creatures that ply on the Indian roads are the Autorikshaws. In there comes the complete lack of sense from those who gave clearance to the Italian APE. More unfortunate is that none of the Auto magazines have ever (at least I have not seen!!!) pulled up this issue with the APE. The issue I am talking about is that, the APE have got its cargo bay protruding 15-25 cm on either side. Since the auto wallas are mostly careless and when driving they see just the front end of their auto's body, they manuvre with that physical dimension in their mind. The drivers using the APE simply forgets the fact that, their machine takes another 15-25cm on either side and they will only know its presence when their auto have already taken off the front end or the headlamp of any car coming in the opposite direction. This is a serious issue on narrrow lane or in busy traffic. I have experience it many times, where I though the chap wud surely take off with my side fender and the headlamp assembly, but luckily i have always managed to find some place to make way for these busy APE's.
  5. The problem also lies with the Govt not setting a mandatory design parameter for the Commercial vehicles. It should be made mandatory for all commercial vehicles to have their headlights at the lowest level. It was a norm which I though would catch up with the Volvo's FH12 truck when it got introdued in India, and it surely did to an extend. Even the Handsome Ashok Leylands NewGen series of trucks have integrated that well thought out design element into their trucks. But see the cost of not having guidelines from the Govt. Even the new series of Volvo trucks have shed their low-level headlights and the position have gone upto to where the current Tata buses have their headlights fitted. Govt is there to BLAME. The stupids that sit in the chair is to Blame for not having any decent capacity to think for the general public or the needs of the public.
  6. the problem with high beam are not confined to illetrate lorry drivers, but educated and arrogant drivers as well. Unless the drivers (every single one!!!) learn the right attitude to driving and shed the view of "Our Safety comes first", "damn the other fellow", nothing is going to change. it has to be communicated to all sections of the society through advt (like how Govt used to air messages regarding clealiness and other stuff) and for the "educated" drivers, magazines have the duty to convey the right attitude to the drivers.
  7. I think the safety issue (front collision) comes more with the last model displayed. The second model looks fantastic (personal) and what it needs is a lengthened body. The front end looks good enough to have decent cruble zones, so i doubt if safety issue will be problem with that model. The model looks real coooool As for the first, its most likely to be a 1Lakh car......but, what about the front end?...is it a front engine btw? ...... it looks small and it would feel like almost sitting in a mni with a Nose. Also, the front windshield is just Toooooooooooooooooo Big. ne coconut or a bad shot from the next door Sachin or Dhoni.....and the customer will have to replace that BIG windshield. I wonder how much TATA inted to price that BIG piece of windshield.
  8. Saladin, I feel, the options that you provided is somewhat incomplete. For me..... Price/budget matters first (its same for almost everyone, thats how search for a vehicle starts!), running cost, realiablity & service, safety & comfort etc. But its a bit hard to actually specify the list as the priorities changes with circumstance. Like, if the safety comes at a premium, then most buyers would avoid it. A case in point is the ABS & AIRBAG options provided by manufacturers. Brand does factor in, but not so much as to blind me to what the competition is providing.
  9. FRG, few questions for u. The Accent CRDi engine is said to be having a short life for a a diesel variant. And many people i have talked to doesn't want to take 2nd hand Accent CRDi and those who are using want to dump it before the odo reaches 100,000Km. It doesn't stop there, due to the short life of the CRDi engine of the Accent, many are even very reluctuant to buy even a 2nd hand Elantra citing the problem with the Accent engine. Now, what i get to see is that even you are selling it off before it clocks the 1lakh kilometer. If you don't mind, how much was the 2004 model worth?
  10. i don't know if ur an experienced driver. But since u mentioned that its your first car, I would recommend you to go in for a hatch. Since you have mentioned your preference for WagonR, you can also take a look at Santro. Hyundai is also launching a Diesel variant of Santro, so running cost will be lower. Both Wagon R & Santro come with an AIRBAG option. But remember that putting back an airbag after its one time "usage" will be costing over Rs.50,000/- and might be as high as 100,000/-, if my figures are right for the Swift. But that one time use of that airbag might as well have costed you your car, so expect almost the bottom price in terms of re-sale value after a one time "usage" of AIRBAG. A good load of models fits inside your budget figures. with the budget available you can choose from many models. Since you are a girl (hope i read your name right?), i guess you might in the last round of your selection be settling on the looks of the car. No offense meant. ok?! Yes, u can buy a VXi and fit an LPG kit. But ask the dealer first for that option because, many dealers are having "collaboration" with LPG dealers for selling their kits. So what they normally do is to give 1 year warranty for the car if the customer fits the kit through the dealer itself. When doing so the rate of fitment will also be on the higher side. As far as I know, there is no problem with the engine. The same kit that comes on factory fitted Maruti vehicles are available in the market. If you want to have longer drive, go in for the larger tanks (eats up boot space) else go for the spiral tank that can be placed in the spare wheel well. But it have only 20litres capacity. Power loss will be there and it will show itself in the mileage also. So a LPG fitted vehicle will be giving lower mileage than when run in petrol mode. But the price difference of the fuel completely offsets that minute mileage difference.
  11. Yeah...... in the case I mentioned, the airbag of the Swift ZXi was torn or something. Usually airbag is meant to cushion off any forward moment and not to take the full force of body mass in an accident. More important atleast in our case is to go for a vehicle that has ABS. Its not to say AIRBAG is not useful, but ABS helps almost on every single drive. Thats not the case with an AIRBAG!
  12. Just for info.... An AIRBAG will be completely useless you are wearing the seat belt. AIRBAG is only the secondary restraining system and its the Seat Belt which is the primary restraining system. So unless, any driver's first step is not rite, second step is not going to help. I wud like to mention a case that happened in my state. A Swift ZXi rammed into another vehicle (a lorry i suppose) and the driver got injured and he complained that his ZXi models airbag didn not work properly etc etc. And what Maruti dealer pointed out was that it is the drivers fault and not that of the Vehicles, because he wasn't wearing his seat belt in the first place. This happed sometime last year. So, any of u guys who still are lazy to strap urself with that dull black piece that hangs from the B-piller of ur car, put back ur laziness and comfort in the back seat......
  13. Rallying...any day!!......i don't like to go round and round in confinement. Its complete boring.
  14. BKing

    TVS 125X

    another link http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2006042200840100.htm&date=2006/04/22/&prd=mp& from the above link so if its the 125X which got 33bhp, does it mean the 250FX for over 65bhp??? a picture from the above link, 125X ploughing mudd .... http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/mp/2006/04/22/images/2006042200840101.jpg">
  15. btw, the Explorer came alloy spokes, rite? to me the low cost Chinese bike from side profile looks a bit like the Explorer. the tank and stuffs http://www.hindu.com/2007/11/08/images/2007110856561701.jpg">
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    TVS 125X

    a bit larger pictures are here...but not very much detailed. can anyone post it through a link?...my browser got some problem and its getting opened. http://www.tvsmotor.in/pressarticle.asp?id=25&aid=123 i want closeup static pictures, anyone got pictures from the AutoExpo 2006?
  17. BKing

    TVS 125X

    what i specifically want to know is if these bikes are a TVS product or if they are being marketed under the TVS brand etc Where it is manufactured, the engine, suspecnsion, chasis etc
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    TVS 125X

    Got some links for the 125X and nice to hear that the 125X is a 33bhp skinny monster! But i want more specification and pictures of the bike. I have seen small stap sise pics online, but thats doesn't satisfy my urge. http://chennaionline.com/events/Sports/2006/03motocross.asp a quote from the above link.
  19. BKing

    TVS 125X

    No, i am talking about the off-roader 125X which have won many motocross and which TVS puts up at AutoExpo.
  20. BKing

    PULSAR 300????

    its true that there maynot be a high demand, but see it this way...... why wouldn't there be a demand for a Fuel Injected 300-350 cc bikes that can be produced at the same price as the almost no-tech un-Royal Enfield and gives its users a mileage of 40-50 kmpl?? But the bike should come with a normal riding position and give its users the same comfort as the Enfield. This would give the urging bikers a bigger, comfortable and the tourers a damn Good option other than the newly painted Vintage RE Bullets. If that kind of bike is going to Indian market, then its for sure that the first to vapourise would be the Bullets. They are still sticking around only because the heavy's have no other option, in terms of larger capacity bikes as well as that doesn't rip off their budget.
  21. Question for the Gurus, when is the new Santro getting launched? 1) Diesel variant There is a diesel variant in the pipeline, but I expect almost No changes to the interior from the existing model. I maybe wrong, but introduction of a diesel in itself is a big boost which doesn't need a upgrade of interiors to taste success. 2) Santro with new interiors I did hear about a refreshed interiors for the current Santro, so that changes first and foremost might be coming to the current petrol version. But if that is coming, it might be only after the aunch of diesel variant?? Experts thoughts please....
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    TVS 125X

    I want pictures & specs of TVS 125X ....can anyone help me on that?
  23. It does comes with some list of bells & whistles......but guys, stuff that I don't like 1) ordinary fuel tank cap 2) boring console 3) Tail light not to my taste 4) no gas charged Shock?? ok, now lets don't throw a protective blanket and say that its meant to eat the 100cc segments. But, on the contrary, its a 125cc bike and its direct (newly launched) competitor is the 125cc TVS Flame. Feature wise, the TVS Flame beats the Bajaj hands down, except maybe for the claimed 108 kmpl for the XCD. other than that, i don think a good reason why anyone should go for the XCD. As rssh noted, its also a bit pricy.
  24. Abhilash, you can avoid the RTR, if RTR-EFi is available by then....got more power and the EFi is sure to give you almost the same mileage as the RTR