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Old 28th August 2015, 12:40   #3481
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..... but i have to keep my 6ft height in mind) in size compared to activa 125.
Holy moly!
Why do you even need a scooter? Get an RE 350 or a Harley Davidson (if feasible).
That would be a perfect match for you.
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Holy moly!
Why do you even need a scooter? Get an RE 350 or a Harley Davidson (if feasible).
That would be a perfect match for you.
I can very well understand that. I owned a Duke (personally i don't like cruisers). It was truly a hoot to ride. Did touring, commuting, weekend rides before i sold it off in May this year.

But for the love of two wheels and current practicality I am tempting to give auto scoots a try in life before i plan for a new level in biking in future.
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Yes it should come with a disc brake according to the TVS showroom near my place. Heard the launch is near.
ZX variant launched without disc brake.
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Hi guys,

Can you pls help me on my dilemma between Activa 125 w/ disc brake or vespa 150. Requirement is basically for wife with me using the Scotter quite rarely. There's no alternative to displacement I understood, bit just seeking your humble opinion between a Honda and Piaggio product. Kindly advice. Currently am running Yamaha Ray Z..no complaints, but want to be within exclusive range of 125 to 150 motor scooters
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Can you pls help me on my dilemma between Activa 125 w/ disc brake or vespa 150. Requirement is basically for wife with me using the Scotter quite rarely. There's no alternative to displacement I understood, bit just seeking your humble opinion between a Honda and Piaggio product. Kindly advice. Currently am running Yamaha Ray Z..no complaints, but want to be within exclusive range of 125 to 150 motor scooters
The Vespa is going to be exclusive alright. I don't see that many takers at that price. I say go for the Vespa because they are slightly narrow and small scooters, which suit women better because they look proportional. The scooters look great too, will be powerful enough to keep you happy when you ride. Not sure about the service/quality though, because I haven't read/heard much about Vespa's in the new iteration.
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Hi! I personally think that the Honda activa or the Honda dio should be good enough for your wife and you as well. Both these scooters are good all rounders and Honda's after sales service is excellent (As far as I know). Later in life, when and if you plan on selling the scooter, you won't have a problem because of its demand in the market.
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New players in the gearless scooters in India for the year 2015-2016.

Puegot of France planning on getting their range of scooters 125, 150, 200 cc.

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Suzuki Burgman 125 and 650 cc.

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All 3 events happened in the last few weeks in Pune.

Premium gearless scooter competition just got very interesting.
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Don't know if this is the right place for this query. MODS can move this post if needed.

My friend's Aviator has completed 22k kms in the past 3 years - front tyres are good for another 5000 kms while the rear one is almost gone. Tyre brand is MRF - 100/90R10 for rear and 90/90R12 for front.

Please suggest some options for the replacement. It would be nice if he is able to get the same tread pattern and tubeless tyres. He is willing to buy from Honda SC if prices are reasonable. Main priorities are good grip and longer durability (hinting at hard compound tyres basically).

I have TVS tyres in my Activa and can vouch for their grip levels in both wet and dry. He is considering TVS, MRF, CEAT and the like.
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Puegot of France planning on getting their range of scooters 125, 150, 200 cc.

Suzuki Burgman 125 and 650 cc.

All 3 events happened in the last few weeks in Pune.
Any source for first 2 news? I couldn't find any mention of Burgman in India's context.
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Any source for first 2 news? I couldn't find any mention of Burgman in India's context.

Please Google and you will get couple of links for both the upcoming launches.
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while the rear one is almost gone. Tyre brand is MRF - 100/90R10 for rear
That's strange, Did Honda diagnose the reason for the same? Was it due to too many punctures or uneven wear? I would suggest to inform your friend to get the issue identified and resolved, changing tyres is not the solution and no guarantee that new tyre will not be subjected to same issue.
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That's strange, Did Honda diagnose the reason for the same? Was it due to too many punctures or uneven wear? I would suggest to inform your friend to get the issue identified and resolved, changing tyres is not the solution and no guarantee that new tyre will not be subjected to same issue.
I think it's normal. I have seen that rear tyre wears out faster in many bikes as well as gearless scooters. One reason can be because the weight of rider (+ pillion) is more on the rear tyre as compared to front, and wheelspins can be a valid reason too (as 2 wheelers are RWD).

EDIT - I didn't quite get what issue you were referring to! Is it faster wear of rear tyre or different tyre size for the rear?

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The rear tyre of my dio is asking for a replacement with just 12k done till now. Guess these MRF zappers are too soft compared to the competition. The tread is nearing the TWI and the tyre isn't bald compared to some examples I have seen. Will replace them soon.
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The rear tyre of my dio is asking for a replacement with just 12k done till now. Guess these MRF zappers are too soft compared to the competition. The tread is nearing the TWI and the tyre isn't bald compared to some examples I have seen. Will replace them soon.
What about the front one? I think it would be having some more life as compared to the rear tyre.

From my experience of using TVS tyres in my Activa, I can vouch for their durable nature. Ride might not be comfort-oriented or noise-free but they last a long and are grippy (in wet also) because of their hard compound. But I think you would find regular Ceat tyres if replacing from shops.
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What about the front one? I think it would be having some more life as compared to the rear tyre.

From my experience of using TVS tyres in my Activa, I can vouch for their durable nature. Ride might not be comfort-oriented or noise-free but they last a long and are grippy (in wet also) because of their hard compound. But I think you would find regular Ceat tyres if replacing from shops.
Front ones are good as new. SO I was wondering if I should start rotating tyres from now on once I replace the tyres. Else the front tyres will not at all wear out and simply sit there, needing to be forcibly replaced by me.

I guess I will stick with the Zappers as long as I cant find any other better tyre. I am not worried about life of the tyres but all I need is good grip and a soft compound. Now that my dio isnt used regularly since I started work, I need to find a way to keep it in long term storage for the whole week. Cant stand the sight of it gathering dust.
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