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Old 18th September 2010, 10:07   #1351
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If you need to cruise at high speed better to get a motorcycle with disks. Or at least the Jive automatic bike.
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small correction - Jive is not a fully automatic bike,. only Automatic Clutch
system with Gear!
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Old 21st September 2010, 18:03   #1352
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Is it true Honda is comming with a new 150cc scooter members if you have the detail pls share it here, one of my friend informed me he got the information from his friend whi is working in a honda showroom
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I've been going through the last few pages and its either the activa,dio,access or the wego which is in discussion...what im wondering is..what happened to the newest offering from the Honda viz. the ' Aviator '.... ?
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the cost factor has many people shying away from the aviator.
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Old 23rd September 2010, 21:18   #1355
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I read in a recent BIKE India shootout that while the TVS Wego and Mahindra Rodeo give around 40kmpl, and the Access 42kmpl, the Honda Dio returned 50kmpl. In earlier tests, they reported that the Activa also returned around 50kmpl.

I was seriously considering a Wego instead of the Hondas but the difference in economy is too much. But I was also wondering if these reports are biased in favour of the Honda's, since a couple of my friends Dio's have reported no more than 45kmpl in the City (with reasonable driving).

Is the Wego's economy really that bad, cos I really prefer its ride quality, esp over sudden speedbreakers/broken patches of road compared to the Hondas.

Also, choosing the Wego entails less waiting than the Hondas.
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Old 23rd September 2010, 21:52   #1356
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the Honda Dio returned 50kmpl. In earlier tests, they reported that the Activa also returned around 50kmpl.
While I cannot state if the Mags were biased, I can state from experience that I have never got 50km/l in the Dio till date in one year of ownership. Spirited riding has resulted in sub 40's and sane riding always gives 42-43km/l. This is for a vehicle which has had all its services on time and maintained in a very healthy mechanical condition.

The ride quality of Dio cannot hold a candle to the others with telescopic front suspension in the list mentioned. Also on the short TD i had, Wego seemed a very capable scoot and thinking of replacing the Flyte at home with a Wego.

PS: I always take the reviews of Mags with a pound of salt!!
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Old 24th September 2010, 08:08   #1357
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I have been getting a steady 45+ kmpl with my Honda Activa.

Simple rules:
1) No over speeding. Speeds between 45-55 kmph is sufficient for city limits.
2) No instant breaking unless emergency.
3) No sudden revving. Take the speed up slowly.
4) Maintain weight limitation.
5) Regular servicing, Maitain one refueling point.

If the above rules are followed for any gearless scooter, I'm sure the mileage reading would be to the satisfaction. Pls note that these are not superbikes so no need to treat the scooters are one.
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Is it true that wego waiting time in bangalore is more than a month? :(
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I checked with the TVS dealer at Trinity Circle, and the waiting list he was giving for a Wego in Bangalore is around one month.

Checked with Honda again for the Activa's waiting list, not budged one bit, is still close to 3 months.
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Old 1st October 2010, 19:55   #1360
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the Honda Dio returned 50kmpl. In earlier tests, they reported that the Activa also returned around 50kmpl.
And I get a mileage between 35-40, thanks to my spirited driving ! A guy driving much more saner might get about 43-45 tops, not more than that.
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How many kilometers do the Activa tyres last? Mine is aleady bald @ 18K kms! is this normal. Would love to hear experiences from other Activa owners!
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@Sanjay, depends on riding style & road conditions I guess. Mine is 16K clocked & the tires are looking bang new. Just a little tire polish & then you'll not believe it has clocked 16K & its fit to run for another 5K kms atleast.

IMO, anything above 20K kms is good enough for Activa; but again riding style does matters because I brake very less & I'm more of throttle control riding person.
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Any scooter tyre can be expected to last half as much as that of a Motorbike, due to difference in wheel size. IMO anything between 15 - 20K for the scooter will be the norm.

The tyre should be replaced when 10% of the tread life is still left for any vehicle, and especially for scooters.
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Taking into account the potholed roads of Mumbai this monsoon & for that matter every monsoon, I guess the tyre change will be sooner that 18K.

It also depends a lot on the riding technique but the conditions of road also play an imp part.
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My neice's was good for nearly 30K on the rear but most of it was on good roads and it was ridden single most of the time without jack rabbit starts and late braking ! All that too counts !
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