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Old 4th February 2010, 15:03   #946
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Dear Friends,

I'm searching for Gear-less Scooter for me & my wife. I'll be traveling around 30km a day in Bangalore city. I currently own a Bajaj Pulsar 180, which I want sell/exchange and go for Gear-less Scooter. Any suggestions would be a great help.

What can be the decent selling price for Pulsar 180(2002 model)?

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If both of you are of decent height and are able to manage an avaitor then it would be the best for Bangalore roads. It has 12 inch wheels up front and also telescopic suspension.

In case height is an issue, then try Dio/Activa/Access. Dio is easier to handle than an activa for the ladies and it would suit you as well when you are riding it. But the suspension is the age old set up and might not be as comfortable as Access/Aviator/Flyte.

^ Though there has been no major changes to the Dio since the time it was launched, its one of the best looking scoots in the market today. Its unisex and has a good pick up. Its a breeze to ride it on city streets.

EDIT: Since budget is 45k, both Aviator and Access are out of the list.

Best bet would be a Dio as its light and easy to handle and mileage is also pretty decent for an ungeared scoot.

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Thanks for your response, Abhinav.

Whats the mileage you are getting for your Dio in Bangalore?

I've contacted one of the Honda showroom near Whitefield and they have quoted 42k on road + 3k accessories (total 45k) for Dio. Is that a fair deal?
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Thanks for your response, Abhinav.

Whats the mileage you are getting for your Dio in Bangalore?

I've contacted one of the Honda showroom near Whitefield and they have quoted 42k on road + 3k accessories (total 45k) for Dio. Is that a fair deal?
Wife is the primary user of the Dio and she is getting a consistent 40-42kmpl after the 3rd service.

With regards to the price, we got ours in April 2009 and it was 43k on road + 2.5k accessories. So i think its a fair deal.

PS: Ensure you buy only the accessories which you want and not everything that the sales person tells you. Eg: We did not take the front storage box for the simple reason that it will foul with my leg when i ride and the storage space on the foot rest platform in the front will be compromised. Underseat storage is quite sufficient for daily usage.
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Thanks Abhinav, I'll keep the accessories part in mind. Much appreciated.
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Its worth givign a try to Hero Honda Pleasure along with Honda Activa/Dio, Suzuki Access.
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Its worth givign a try to Hero Honda Pleasure along with Honda Activa/Dio, Suzuki Access.
HH Pleasure is a good option for ladies. But if its being used by both as wmanu has suggested, it would be very small and girly.

My cousin owns one and though it has done only 10k kms, its a struggle to ride it. Not sure why and if its maintained well as she stays in a different city.
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Thanks for your suggestion, Yogeshnaik.

Yes, as Abhinav pointed out, I too feel that HH Pleasure is bit too girly
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wmanu, if you can stretch your budget 5k more, better buy an Aviator which is the best of the lot. For 5k more, you would get the following over Dio.
  • Front telescopic suspension, which aides in better handling and ride quality.
  • 12 inch front wheel aides in better handling and quick truns. Cornering is easier than other scooters.
  • Larger underseat storage (22L which can take a bigger half-face helmet under) (Dio's underseat storage is smaller)
  • Bigger 110 cc engine which has more power and gives 15% more mileage.
  • The floor board is wide and flatter than Dio. You can carry a 20L can without touching the walls of the scooter.
  • Commanding and comfortable riding position.
  • Strong build quality.
  • Better headlight illumination.
  • Combined Braking System.
Ask your wife to ride the Aviator once and check if she can handle it, as the seat hight of Avaitor is more than other scooters.

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Thanks Ravi, we both will take a test ride on Aviator and see whether it can be considered. Extending 5k may not be an issue, if it really worth. Will keep you guys updated.
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I have plans to put a halogen bulb on my Dio! Which brand do you suggest and of what power?

My budget is upto 500 bucks
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I have plans to put a halogen bulb on my Dio! Which brand do you suggest and of what power?

My budget is upto 500 bucks
Go for Philips 35/35W. Buy it from Honda Spares. The philips bulb that comes with Honda bikes has bright illumination. Also, you can avoid buying fake philips bulbs.
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Go for Philips 35/35W. Buy it from Honda Spares. The philips bulb that comes with Honda bikes has bright illumination. Also, you can avoid buying fake philips bulbs.
Will that be a tungsten one or halogen one? I actually need the one that emits bright white light.
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Will that be a tungsten one or halogen one? I actually need the one that emits bright white light.
It is a halogen bulb and not tungsten. Reasonably bright, but not white.
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Friends, what's your opinion about Mahindra Flyte? My budget is restricted to 45k max and Honda Dio OR Mahindra Flyte are the ones I'm looking for. Honda have a huge 20days waiting period where as Mahindra has only a week. I'm confused, can you please help? When we compare these two, what are the pros and cons?
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Sorry, forgot to mention: I've test driven both Dio and Flyte. Both looks comfortable for me. The pros & cons I've noticed so far are as follows:

Dio Pros:
1) Proven
2) Honda Reliability
3) Honda Service

Dio Cons:
1) Old model
2) Less storage space under the seat
3) Headlight position
4) 20days waiting period


Flyte Pros:
1) Front fueling (no need to open the seat for fueling)
2) Large storage under the seat
3) 125cc
4) 5days waiting period
5) Front suspension

Flyte Cons:
1) Is Mahindra two wheelers reliable?
2) How about Mahindra service?
3) Anything more?

Please advice and feel free to add/remove more pros/cons. Thank you.
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