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Old 14th January 2015, 16:50   #3196
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Because of the front forks and disc brakes. The discs to stay within the rim and not extend outwards hence the diameter of the tyre is increased at front.
Makes sense for the front tyre, but why does the Rear need to be a 10 incher ? Isn't that more of a cost cutting decision rather than a design decision to improve handling/performance of the scooter ?
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Makes sense for the front tyre, but why does the Rear need to be a 10 incher ? Isn't that more of a cost cutting decision rather than a design decision to improve handling/performance of the scooter ?
I have no idea of cost cutting or the reason behind those 10 inch tyres. But from an engineers point of view, it has been like that from when these scooters came into existence. The rear tyre has been a small one. From the design aspect, it can be observed that the transaxle is compact, and also simple. The CVT is located to the left side of the scooter, and the end of the transmission directly reaches the tyre, whereas a bike will have a long chain running from the transmission to the rear axle. Hence, due to this compact nature, you can observe that the rear wheel is close to the engine crankcase. Try to but a bigger tyre in that space and it wont fit, or will rub the crankcase and the surrounding parts, right till the rear mudguard.

Hence, from an engineering point of view, a bigger dia tyre will mean more space, which will mean stretching the transmission case, OR using another chain to drive the tyre. This just increases complexity, cost, and will need more maintenance like periodic tightening. So all this is done keeping simplicity in mind.
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I am planning to buy a gearless scooter for my dad. I have shortlisted Wego as it fits my dad's requirements. He is 5'1 and I think the height of Wego is comfortable for him. He took a test ride and liked it. OTR of Wego in Pune is 60K. I am looking to buy the Cappuccino Brown color.

My question is, how are the service centers in Pune. Is TVS service reliable?
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Aviator was the only model from Honda stable which had telescopic suspension since the day it was launched....
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^^ Ride quality of Aviator is good, it has telescopic forks....
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Go for the aviator. My friend just got one a month ago and I have driven it quite a few times. New HET technology is very good and its giving 50+ mileage right before first service. ...
Thanks guys for all your suggestions/recommendations, got the Aviator couple of days ago, it's awesome

Review, Buying experience and initial ownership thread coming up soon
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At this price the Scooty Zest makes a good choice. It has the engine of the Wego/Jupiter twins which is a good thing by itself. Lightest of the current lot of scooters. So should be easy to handle by your wife. Should also return good FE owing to good power to weight ratio.
Took delivery of Scooty Zest today - on road price came to 55900. The dealer threw in a seat cover, floor mat and handle grips free.
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-Compact in size but good power delivery. Very easy to manure in traffic.
-Good suspension.
-Cute looking mirrors, but that is the only good thing which can be said about it. They are totally useless. Huge blindspots.

Will put up a separate thread with pics and detailed impressions.

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Took delivery of Scooty Zest today - on road price came to 55900. The dealer threw in a seat cover, floor mat and handle grips free.
Congrats Anoop!! Wish you many happy miles with it. Which color did you opt for? Black is the most neutral which will allow us gents to also take it for short spins around the block.
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Scooty Zes
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Congrats on the the new Zest, wish you happy miles ahead.
Can you please compare the suspension against Wego or Scooty pep? (if you did TD of both vehicles)
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got the Aviator couple of days ago
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Took delivery of Scooty Zest today
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Sorry for this noob question, but did you guys get the factory test report of the scooters? And also any WA/WB report with it? I was told that the reports would be given to me during my Activa purchase but even after 6 month follow up could not get it. Lost the hopes of getting one later.
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did you guys get the factory test report of the scooters? And also any WA/WB report with it? I was told that the reports would be given to me during my Activa purchase but even after 6 month follow up could not get it. Lost the hopes of getting one later.
That's a news for me.
I never heard / got any such reports along with any of our vehicles. Can you please share what kind of reports are they?
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Took delivery of Scooty Zest today - on road price came to 55900. The dealer threw in a seat cover, floor mat and handle grips free.
Congratulations Anoop! Wishing you'll miles of smiles on this ride

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Guys,

Sorry for this noob question, but did you guys get the factory test report of the scooters? And also any WA/WB report with it? I was told that the reports would be given to me during my Activa purchase but even after 6 month follow up could not get it. Lost the hopes of getting one later.
Never heard of a factory report, did not get one (unless it's hidden inside the owner's manual). I will check with the sales associate soon.
Is this like a standard document that now comes with all 2 wheelers ? Wondering how this will be useful ?

EDIT: Ditto for the WA/WB report, as well. What is that ?

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Congrats Anoop!! Wish you many happy miles with it. Which color did you opt for? Black is the most neutral which will allow us gents to also take it for short spins around the block.
Oops missed to mention - It is a White Zest. Black was not in stock and we where not in a mood to wait, so we took the next best

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Congrats on the the new Zest, wish you happy miles ahead.
Can you please compare the suspension against Wego or Scooty pep? (if you did TD of both vehicles)
Thank you. Will sure add a comparo in the ownership thread, if that is ok for you.

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Guys,

Sorry for this noob question, but did you guys get the factory test report of the scooters? And also any WA/WB report with it? I was told that the reports would be given to me during my Activa purchase but even after 6 month follow up could not get it. Lost the hopes of getting one later.
No, I did not. In fact, this is the first time I am hearing about these two documents.

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Congratulations Anoop! Wishing you'll miles of smiles on this ride
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Never heard of a factory report, did not get one (unless it's hidden inside the owner's manual). I will check with the sales associate soon.
Is this like a standard document that now comes with all 2 wheelers ? Wondering how this will be useful ?

EDIT: Ditto for the WA/WB report, as well. What is that ?
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No, I did not. In fact, this is the first time I am hearing about these two documents.
Guys,

Please don't be alarmed. I posted the question since I remembered the same from my purchasing days. Even I don't know if such documents exists coz I dont have anything on hand but during my interaction with Honda SA during delivery I had popped the question (based on my 4 wheeler buying experience) for which I got the response that I mentioned.

No harm in asking the dealer the same.

Sorry Mr Boss forget to add your post.

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Does any one know about the average waiting time for a TVS Wego? If i order one today / tomorrow, how long will it take to complete the paper work / registration to get over and to delivered?
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You should get the Wego in 2 weeks max if not for the disc brake version which will take more than a month. The tax and insurance papers will be handed over to you while the RC Card will be mailed to you in 90 days.
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TVS Wego tops JD Power's 2015 Initial Quality Study - See more at: http://www.autocarpro.in/news-nation....xVdIUPP5.dpuf

Interesting to see TVS not only matching Honda's in terms of quality,now it seems like its winning customers heart as well.
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