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Old 14th July 2010, 12:38   #1276
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Rodeo is an enhanced Flyte, few Gismos added with an additional cost. If I remember correctly, Rodeo also has the fuel tank at the bottom like the Flyte. I myself own a Mahindra Flyte and have no issues with the fuel tank or any other parts. I had a self start issue few months back, but that was a fuse loose connection.

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Thanks for the info Wmanu. This really helps. I some how liked the overall design to be the best among all the scooters availble. ( Just my personal View ).

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I was told by one of my relative who is using Rodeo that Rodeo is similar/new name to the old Kinetic Nova with some cosmetic changes- I dont know whether this is correct or not.?

Nairrk - Duro is similar to Nova and Rodeo is an upgrade of Flyte I believe.

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Old 14th July 2010, 12:55   #1277
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Nairrk - Duro is similar to Nova and Rodeo is an upgrade of Flyte I believe.
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May be, am not 100% sure but definitely one of the model is a facelift of Nova with New Name!

Yesterday. I was in the TVS Showroom( 1st service of my JIVE was already overdue and took the bike yesterday for the service) and I have seen almost 11 Wego (all in white colour) kept in front of the show-room.
They said that they are going to deliver around 8 scooters to the owners in a small function orgnised within their premises, as this is the first lot of scooters they are delivering from this showroom. Another 3 will be delivered today and still they have couple of scooters in the showroom which will have to go for registration. The waiting period is around 15days only!
Seems good demand for this scooter in this area
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I was told by one of my relative who is using Rodeo that Rodeo is similar/new name to the old Kinetic Nova with some cosmetic changes- I dont know whether this is correct or not.?
The rodeo is actually an enhanced Flyte. The Nova has been renamed and is now sold as the Mahindra Duro.
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i need to finalise between Honda Activa and suzuki access to buy.
i need the following info.

1) pros and cons of each considering i am 5"10 and 80 kgs and have a delicate lower back due to an old sports injury.
Check between Honda Aviator and Suzuki Access.
I am very critical of the two wheeler dealers, I visited both Suzuki and Honda dealers and all of them have been bad
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wanted to book a suzuki access but family said nothing doing in the month of ASHADA where no auspicious things are done.

meanwhile looked at TVS WEGo, not bad but dint quite like the rated top speed otherwise the cappchino brown colour looked tempting and delivery is promised within a weeks time.
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wanted to book a suzuki access but family said nothing doing in the month of ASHADA where no auspicious things are done.

meanwhile looked at TVS WEGo, not bad but dint quite like the rated top speed otherwise the cappchino brown colour looked tempting and delivery is promised within a weeks time.
What is the point of a high top speed on a scooter?
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What is the point of a high top speed on a scooter?
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As far as I have seen (on Kinetic 4S and Flyte) a speed under 45kmph will be comfortable (say betwen 40-50kmph). beyond that I used to get a feeling that scooter slowly losing the control
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The rodeo is actually an enhanced Flyte. The Nova has been renamed and is now sold as the Mahindra Duro.
Stay away from Kinetic scooters, under any label. The KiHo was a different kettle of fish altogether, and in no way related to the other scooters from their stable.
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What is the point of a high top speed on a scooter?
i am looking at a decent speed of 70-80 and anything less than that
would be inconvenient for me and i like the honda dio's capabilities in this
aspect the the pillion seating position is weird and the seat is very steelpy sloped and i cant be seated in a same position for long time hence i cancelled it from my list.

Wego's rated top speed is 61KMPH ( As per overdrive's detailed test drive results which is put on wego's website ) and honda's and Suzuki's can atleast make 80 kmph. Will settle for either of these.
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If you want a cruising speed of 70 - 80 KPH, forget a scooter and buy a 150 cc bike instead. A scooter is not safe at these speeds.
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If you want a cruising speed of 70 - 80 KPH, forget a scooter and buy a 150 cc bike instead. A scooter is not safe at these speeds.


Top speeds are not what scooters are known for. Better get to reality and switch to a bike in case you want such speeds.

P.S. - I think the Kinetic Blaze might fit your bill.
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You can safely cruize at 60 kmph in a Honda Activa but definitely not during the monsoons and on potholed roads. Other wise you can maintain a steady 60 speed.

One query though the max weight restrictions on Activa is 160 kgs. Does riding with this weight affect the engine parts in any way. I know the mileage would be lesser than normal but would this cause any damage to the engine parts?
I have this case where I have to ferry my Uncle who weighs around 80 kgs for his weekly medical check ups and me being in 80's weight, would this affect the running of Activa.

Whats the max weight criteria for other scooters??
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Whats the max weight criteria for other scooters??
For most two wheelers including bikes it is 120 KG. I would say 160 KG for Activa is pretty good! To my knowledge only some geared scooter of yore (Chetak may be?) had a limit of 200 KG.

The limit for my Splendor is 120 KG, but I have many times taken a pillion guy weighing 85 KG (I am 78 KG), so it should not be an issue. Just ensure you accelerate to / decelerate from your cruising speed very gently.
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I've taken the Access on a steep climb (Asif Avenue, off Raj Bhavan Road in Hyd) with my wife seated behind. Both of us together weigh 155 kgs. The scooter climbed the 200 meter slope with apparent ease, though at the beginning of the slope there is a speed-breaker which causes you to slow down to crawling speed.

Comparatively the Kinetic Honda used to puff and puff and make too much noise.

Here is an update on the 1st service. It was done with 744 kms on the odo and 35 days after purchase. It cost me Rs 320 in all and those were only for oil changes.

Further, the issue I'd pointed out earlier of the indicator switch going the other way when I wanted to cancel a turn signal was solved----not by the service center, but by my novice daughter---she said 'you don't have to move it to the right to cancel the left turn. Instead, press the button in'.

And to my surprise, it works like a charm! LOL, talk about ignorance--after riding scooters for 3 decades, I still did not know this trick!!
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So it is proving beyond doubt that your decision to buy the Access is 100pct right!.

1st Service -Rs.320/- for change of oil. I had to pay only Rs.190 for my TVS Jive (bike) for oil change in the first service? Does this mean that Access need more quantity of oil than of a Bike?
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