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Old 27th March 2012, 21:01   #1936
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Why is your uncle recommending Mahindra if it has an FE issue! Duro and Rodeo have the same engine IIRC.
I guess he was referring to my post where we were having FE issues with the Flyte for the 2 years we were owning it. Duro IIRC and if its rebadged Nova from yesteryear, it had a 135cc engine.
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I guess he was referring to my post where we were having FE issues with the Flyte for the 2 years we were owning it. Duro IIRC and if its rebadged Nova from yesteryear, it had a 135cc engine.
Its a rebadged Nova allright but the engine is 125 cc and not 135 cc engine. I guess no scooter in India comes with 135cc, I may be wrong. What is the normal mileage achieved with Duro?
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Old 28th March 2012, 11:52   #1938
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Its a rebadged Nova allright but the engine is 125 cc and not 135 cc engine. I guess no scooter in India comes with 135cc, I may be wrong. What is the normal mileage achieved with Duro?
Well i am not sure of the mileage with Duro, but the Nova was a 135cc scooter when it was released by Kinetic and that was what was in my mind when i put up the post. And yes you are right. It is now a 125cc engine and no more a 135 like earlier.

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Do not buy any 2 wheeler from mahindra stable. They give pathetic mileage. All of them use the same 125cc engine and though the power is good ,mileage sucks.

My flyte has never given above 32 kmpl till now!!!! Have made many visits to the service center. No use.its a design issue. No amount of carb tuning will help. However sanely you drive it won't improve .


I would highly suggest a wego over this. That's one amazing vehicle

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....My flyte has never given above 32 kmpl till now!!!! Have made many visits to the service center. No use.its a design issue. No amount of carb tuning will help. However sanely you drive it won't improve .
IMO... the mileage is pretty much the same across all gear less bikes. My 100 cc aviator doesn't return anything above 28kmpl
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What oil does the owner's manual recommend?
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I don't have the manual with me at the moment, but if my memory serves me right, it was 10W40 specified in the manual.

Now, will putting in 20W40 be a problem?
Finally I got some time to look up the manual.
Here is what the Suzuki Access manual states:
Recommendation is SAE 10W-30. If that is not available, then here are the alternatives:
20W-50
15W-40, 15W-50
10W-40, 10W-50
10W-30

So it appears that 20W-40 is probably not the right choice.
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My apologies for the back to back posts, but the 20 minute window had elapsed by the time I created the excel spreadsheet.


For the benefit of others, I am attaching the service history with the costs for our Suzuki Access which has now crossed 3400 KM and about to complete 13 months.
The cost till date is about Rs. 1700 for the servicing. I know some of that could have been avoided (oil additives).
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Calculated the mileage for the first time a few day ago. Tankful-to-tankful came to 48 kmpl. I will need one more tankful to confirm if it is really this good.
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@HorsPwr: I have both Aviator as well as Access. Aviator is bit heavy with low pickup as compared with Access. Access is like a toy Light weight and speedy. I usually recommend Aviator to people because of the looks and reliability, but in your case I'll recommend Access or even Swish (the new Suzuki scooter) for your father. It is easy to control and gives good mileage too.
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Thanks for your responses friends. I went ahead today and booked the Mahindra Duro DZ. More than anything, my dad just liked it over other scooters, so I didn't want to load him with more logic and technicalities. His liking is more than anything for me. Appreciate all your honest opinions, but I couldn't say no to his choice, though I presented him with the options of Aviator, Wego, and Activa.

Anyway, I am talking the delivery tomorrow. Will update ASAP.

Further queries and suggestions are welcome.
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Could someone highlight the waiting period for Activa these days. Ive heard it has reduced.
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IMO... the mileage is pretty much the same across all gear less bikes. My 100 cc aviator doesn't return anything above 28kmpl
That is pathetic, more like the KH. My Dio gives me around 35-40 kmpl depending on my right wrist though the claimed FE is 45 kmpl.

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Could someone highlight the waiting period for Activa these days. Ive heard it has reduced.
I think it is 3 weeks now.
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The dealer Haiku Honda promised to deliver activa in 15 days.
But they demand 30k during booking.
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That is pathetic, more like the KH. My Dio gives me around 35-40 kmpl depending on my right wrist though the claimed FE is 45 kmpl.

My 13000 Kilometer run Dio gives FE of about 44 even after transporting four average sized Indians(Me and my friend) at speeds>=40Km/H,every single day for the past one year(give or take a few months).
Distance traveled daily=29 Kilometers.


I think it is 3 weeks now.
@the underlined part-My friend got his black activa from Sapphire honda,a week(8 days,actually) after he booked it
It cost him Rs56800 excluding the 'IND' number plates(400 for the rear one and a sticker in the front)
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My Dio gives me around 35-40 kmpl depending on my right wrist though the claimed FE is 45 kmpl.
+1! With me on the Dio, it used to return around 35-37kmpl while it used to return around 40-42kmpl with wife riding it. Never hit the claimed FE of 45kmpl even once!
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The Dio has a stupid exhaust design which is fat and protruding outside. I burnt my leg the other day. Why can't they have pushed it somewhere it does not hurt anyone ?
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