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Old 10th February 2010, 13:43   #976
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I stay in Thane and am looking to buy a scooter for my wife for daily commute. Occassionally even I would be driving. Hence looking for a perfect fit. Have zeroed in on 3 models Honda Activa, Suzuki Access and Mahindra Flyte. The daily running would say max 5-6 kms and weekend city driving of 15-20 kms.
My requirement - good performance, better mileage (atleast 35+ kmpl), good handling, good A.S.S.
Budget= 40-50K max

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Should I also look for second hand scooters apart from new ones, Would it be cost effective taking into view my limited running. Is there any website comparison available for the three models proposed. Pls advise.
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Should I also look for second hand scooters apart from new ones, Would it be cost effective taking into view my limited running. Is there any website comparison available for the three models proposed. Pls advise.
Honda Activa commands a very high price in the used scooters market. It does not make financial sense to go for a used Activa/Dio atleast.

I have not come across many used Access in the used market but there were a few flytes available which were used for about 4-5k kms. The asking price was about 25-28k for them.

You have shortlisted some very good scoots. It would be good to take your wife along and have a test ride on each of them. Of the scoots you have shortlisted, Access and Flyte have front telescopic suspension which is very good for bad roads. Activa does not have it.

Since you have a budget of close to 50k, then I think you can have a look at the Aviator from Honda as well. Its a very capable scoot with telescopic front suspension and best of the ungeared lot. But your wife should be able to handle it as its a bit taller than the other scoots you have short listed.
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Hope this comparison may help you.

If you are going for New Honda scooters, then please be prepared for long waiting period, min 20days up to 90days depending on your location and luck.
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Hi, check out TVS Wego,as per overdrive it has best 0 to 60 Figures and very good handling and efficiency,best headlight beam and very comfortable ride and good storage space.

And sure all other features of Strak are available.Even check out TVS Streak it has really good performance as one of my friend who is 90 Kg and very happy with mileage performance ,its light weight easy to put on stand (very good feature),excellent headlight beam.

And spare parts price is also not high for TVS
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Hi, check out TVS Wego,as per overdrive it has best 0 to 60 Figures and very good handling and efficiency,best headlight beam and very comfortable ride and good storage space.

And sure all other features of Strak are available.Even check out TVS Streak it has really good performance as one of my friend who is 90 Kg and very happy with mileage performance ,its light weight easy to put on stand (very good feature),excellent headlight beam.

And spare parts price is also not high for TVS
Have heard that none of the TVS dealers have the Wego yet thought officially it is launched. Read this on T-BHP itself. So tough luck to be able to check out the Wego.

Streak is a good scoot and from what i have observed on the road, it seems to have the best pulling power of all the Scooty's released by TVS so far.
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I stay in Thane and am looking to buy a scooter for my wife for daily commute. Occassionally even I would be driving. Hence looking for a perfect fit. Have zeroed in on 3 models Honda Activa, Suzuki Access and Mahindra Flyte. The daily running would say max 5-6 kms and weekend city driving of 15-20 kms.
For women, the Flyte is the best. Your running to waay too low to worry about mileage. If you are planning to keep it for many years, then just buy new.
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My dad rides a Flyte. He is happy with the front telescopic suspension so much that he says he does not feel tired even after a ride in heavy traffic over pot holed roads.

Yes! The suspension of the Flyte is Soft and very good for women and solo riders. Honda Scooters have hard suspension - So anybody with a sensitive back should watch out.
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[quote=abhinav.s;1726126]Have heard that none of the TVS dealers have the Wego yet thought officially it is launched. Read this on T-BHP itself. So tough luck to be able to check out the Wego.

True this is the problem with TVS,even after having best in the Business products their Sales,marketing and distribution sucks.

And they are very late in Launching new products,Look at the Wego after so many years of Scooty Success now they are launching a proper 100 CC Scooter.
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Today inquired about the Wego, they say it will now come in March(earlier it was Feb).Thought of waiting for it, but finally booked a Suzuki Access 125 in Flint Grey shade,Official waiting is 50-60 days, but working on ways to dodge it .
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Hi! Just have a small query!

I am thinking of going for xenons for my Dio and have liked this one :

OSRAM|Consumer|Automotive Lighting|Products|Motorcycle lamps|X_RACER|index

Can someone tell me whether I should go for H4's or H7's? What will be the cost of it and will there be any electrical changes done in my bike? I do drive at night on highways, so bright bulbs are needed!
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A weird problem with my Scooty Pep + (2006 model) today morning. I started it by electric start and then the starting motor wont shut off. I could hear the sound of starting motor running along with engine sound so I tried to switch off the engine by turning the ignition key off but still the starting motor wont stop. It was very weird- nothing could stop that starting motor- turning the key on and off, pressing the button, nothing worked and in the end I took a spanner and disconnected the battery terminals.

Anyone else had such an experience? What could be the reason? Even now if I reconnect the battery, the starter motor will begin running again- like something got stuck somewhere.
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Today inquired about the Wego, they say it will now come in March(earlier it was Feb).Thought of waiting for it, but finally booked a Suzuki Access 125 in Flint Grey shade,Official waiting is 50-60 days, but working on ways to dodge it .
Nice choice , riding an Access for almost a year now and am satisfied other than braking and suspension. The price you need to pay in Bangalore for early delivery of Access is 2000 Rs. and of course there is no receipt for the same.
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I am also taking the plunge it seems. No one was at home today and I was locked outside. Hence, to kill time, I entered the nearest Honda Showroom and inquired about the Activa and the Aviator. However, what impressed me most was a Honda Dio.

Which one should I go for? Dio has a waiting period of about 60 days and Activa 90 days. I can wait for Activa as well as I plan to give it to my wife as a birthday gift whose birthday is in May.

Any Suggestions?
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Nice choice , riding an Access for almost a year now and am satisfied other than braking and suspension. The price you need to pay in Bangalore for early delivery of Access is 2000 Rs. and of course there is no receipt for the same.
Thanks to my friends at Suzuki, i am getting it early, that is within a week ( read it Monday). I too thought of asking for a on price but then decided to dodge the waiting in other way.
@ Amtak I feel Activa is a better choice over a Dio, felt that activa's seating position is rather more comfortable than that of Dio's.Also the Activa dlx model's dual braking is nice touch.
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@ Amtak I feel Activa is a better choice over a Dio, felt that activa's seating position is rather more comfortable than that of Dio's.Also the Activa dlx model's dual braking is nice touch.
I haven't noticed that I haven't taken a test ride yet. However, there are way too many Activas on the road and not too many Dio's.
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