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Old 12th November 2010, 13:47   #1381
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Just got delivery of a White Wego for my wife, which I can also ride every once in a while to run errands.

The dealer asked me if I wanted to get the accessories, and one of the accessory was the body guards (That wired things that runs across the vehicle body, not sure what its called). He says its a must, and I think it ruins the looks.

Is it really worth going for? does it really protect the vehicle body if it falls down or something?

Please let me know, Thanks.
Its to protect any its from other vehicles etc
But it is limited if its a straight hit, and the height at which you are hit matches that. Example, a bike from behind cant control and hits you, this pipe kind of substance can save to some extent.
But, I hate the looks of them(looks are subjective) as you mentioned.

minor falls/hits it can protect. But not major ones.
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Hi Guys,

I've shortlisted TVS Wego and Suzuki Access , but am comfused as to which one to go for. Since this is my first time, I thought of posting my queries on this wonderful Team-Bhp site and ask the seasoned folks here. Looking forward to your comments/recommendations.

I'm tilting slightly towards Wego, but am concerned about its metal body. Is a metal body scooter prone to lots of rust? How will that affect the scooter's life? Are metal body scooters more prone to repairs/breakdowns and more visits to service-stations?
Access has fibre body, so does that make access more durable-longevity and maintenance wise?
Coming to the topic of service stations, which one between TVS and Suzuki has a better A.S.S record(am Thane resident)?
How do TVS products behave generally in the long run? Will it match the quality and durability of japanese companies like Suzuki? I'm ofcourse assuming here that Suzuki products might be of very good quality and would be durable...pls correct me if im wrong here!
Current Wego/Access owners ... would love to hear your comments!
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Hi Guys,

I've shortlisted TVS Wego and Suzuki Access , but am comfused as to which one to go for. Since this is my first time, I thought of posting my queries on this wonderful Team-Bhp site and ask the seasoned folks here. Looking forward to your comments/recommendations.

I'm tilting slightly towards Wego, but am concerned about its metal body. Is a metal body scooter prone to lots of rust? How will that affect the scooter's life? Are metal body scooters more prone to repairs/breakdowns and more visits to service-stations?
Access has fibre body, so does that make access more durable-longevity and maintenance wise?
Coming to the topic of service stations, which one between TVS and Suzuki has a better A.S.S record(am Thane resident)?
How do TVS products behave generally in the long run? Will it match the quality and durability of japanese companies like Suzuki? I'm ofcourse assuming here that Suzuki products might be of very good quality and would be durable...pls correct me if im wrong here!
Current Wego/Access owners ... would love to hear your comments!
Hi, I can't help you recommend a scooter for you as even I am confused between the Honda's Activa & TVS Wego.

As far as the body is concerned, a metal one is preferred according to our driving conditions. Its easy to repair incase of minor dents unlike the fibre panels which tend to break or crack and need replacement.
Plus point of fibre body would be the weight, its lighter but people tend to feel that a product is more reliable if its made up of metal (I don't know why) may be thats the reason more people prefer to buy an Activa than the Dio, though bought have their own plus and minus points.
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I've shortlisted TVS Wego and Suzuki Access , but am comfused as to which one to go for.
IMO TVS / Kinetic (Mahindra) are not quite at par with Honda / Suzuki when one considers the engine quality as well as build quality. If I were in the market for a scooter my first choice will be the Access, followed by the Activa. The third choice will be the one from Hero Honda - I forget the name.
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Hi Guys,

I've shortlisted TVS Wego and Suzuki Access , but am comfused as to which one to go for.
TVS Wego is a relatively new product, Access has been there for quite some time whereas Activa is a veteran in the scooter category. There are pros and cons to each model.

I own an Activa and the main reason for going for it was quality, sturdiness and the mileage. The main reason my wife rejected the Access was it had a fibre body, poor braking response but great acceleration, good pick up. Another thing with Access when riding on highways was the confidence factor.

My suggestion test ride both the options, decide on all factors such as comfort, engine response, after sales service, spares cost etc.
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I was looking forward to buy a scooter for couple of weeks for city use. Shortlisted - Activa, Access and TVS Wego.
Activa was out due to lack of telescopic suspension, waiting and inferior pickup/ride in comparison to Access. The choice left between Access and Wego. Test Drive both. TVS Wego is surely better looking than any other scooter currently in the market. The handling too is better than Access. Suspension-wise both are equally good. But ride-quality again, i found better with Access. Driving Access(performance) is better than Wego for me. Wego has little plus like 12" Alloys + Fuel-lid at back + better balance.
Fibre-body v/s metal body no issue for me.
Since Suzuki has better A.S.S. in our area, got myself a Silver Suzuki Access.

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Old 25th November 2010, 23:22   #1387
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Booked Suzuki Access today for my father in law. He was driving activa all these days and now he wanted a different scooter. And i had done a test drive of TVS Wego, Mahindra and Access few days ago and was on dot on selecting Access. Will update more about it once i get the delivery.
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Hi Everyone, I need a Gearless scooter and have a very strange requirement, hope someone can help me.

1. I will be using for short drives only, 4-5km per day (both going and coming), so mileage is not main concern.

2. I have ruled out activa and dio as it hurts my back very bad (i have undergone a spine surgery earlier)

3. since my wife also will be using, cant go for a bike, so had to be a gearless scooter.

4. whats the average life of a gearless scooter if maintained properly ? as i have kept used scooters as an option.

5. If i am going for used scooters, what do you think of TVS scooty ? how is its suspension better than of Activa and Dio ?

6. what is telescopic suspension and how good it is in protecting your spine ?

7. I am more keen in getting a scooter with best suspension than mileage and pickup.

pls help me decide the best.


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My daughter's 6-month old Access had its first sign of trouble yesterday, that too when I was using it. After visiting a friend who lives around 5 kms away, it refused to start. Finally I had to kick-start it.

It happened again when i stopped by at a shop on my return journey. What was surprising was that the horn, lights and indicators were working fine, and the scooter had been serviced for the 3rd time 3 weeks ago.

Fortunately, the Access workshop is hardly half a km from my home. So I took it to them today. It took them 20 minutes to set it right. I was told that some starter relay had got loose. But they had to remove the seat to get to that part, and put things back again.

I'm happy with Suzuki A.S.S., though I was concerned on how a new scooter developed a snag so early.
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Old 4th December 2010, 16:06   #1390
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I sold my Kinetic Honda which I used for 10 years. Odometer reading when disposed off was 75000 kms. The vehicle started giving lot of problems and the maintenance cost used to be around 800 - 1000 rupees once every three months. Servicing was done in A.S.S only.

Moreover as my commuting distance was more than 35 kms a day, due to the speed breakers and Kinetic's pathetic suspension, I started getting neck and back pain. In the long run as it might have lead to serious problems, I sold it.

Two months without two wheeler became a handicap. After test driving Activa and Access, I went for Access as some of my friends / relatives praised its pickup, suspension etc. I have been using it for three months and here are my observations:

Dealership experience:
1. Vehicle cost me 53k (including accessories). Some of them should not even be accessories but dealer is charging for them.
2. I was told that the waiting period was 35 days with full payment but got delivery after 45 days. The reason told by dealer was that the color I wanted was not in stock. This will not be mentioned by the dealers during booking. Complaining to company did not help the matter either.
3. Test drive was not provided as the dealer said there was no vehicle. After insisting he gave me a vehicle which someone had left for service.

Accessories:
3. The accesories are not of good quality. Do not buy the "mat" which is supposed to be kept in the underseat section. It is more like a rag which is useless. The welding for the guard, another accessory, came out last week.
4. The horn is squeaky. Sound quality is bad.
5. The turn indicator is poorly done. Push it a little more and left indicator turns to right and vice versa.

Ride experience:

Positives:

6. Excellent pickup. No doubt about it.
7. Engine running is silent compared to Kinetic Honda.
8. Have reached upto 65 kmph till date on the ORR.
9. Current mileage I am getting is 42 kms.
10. Carries two people (combined weight of 120 - 150 kgs) with ease.

Negatives:

10. Height is more than Kinetic Honda. This is a positive if one has used Kinetic Honda as the smallest speed breakers used to scrape the vehicle's underneath. Negative because waiting in traffic signals/jams can become really inconvenient.
11. The ride is bit hard as compared to Kinetic Honda. Though the vehicle takes the speed breakers with ease, one can feel the hard ride quality. Even though I tried varying the tire pressures, it still persists.
12. Only six A.S.S in Bangalore and all the eight services are to be done there only. So for the next couple of years one is tied to them. There is always a huge rush in the A.S.S for the servicing so one can imagine the quality of servicing done.

Overall I can rate the vehicle 6/10. The only thing worth appreciating are the pickup, speed, ease with which it manages the speed breakers and pulling power.

[I am planning to sell my Access now as the vehicle's height is an impediment for my wife to use. As the vehicle's weight is more it tends to lean once she reaches to place her foot down ]

If one is planning to buy and want it to be used by ladies also, get the ladies to test it on longer stretches and preferably through the traffic signals / jams.

I will be looking for other non-geared options once I sell Access...
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@Altolxi----I too have moved on from a Kinetic Honda to an Access, and agree with your views on the comparatively harsher ride quality of the Access vis a vis the Kinetic Honda. However, I've never felt tired at signals on account of the height.

I guess it depends on the height of the person. My daughter is also 5'8" and has no complaints at all on this score. Hence the only negative in my list would be the slightly harsh ride quality. But for this, it is better than the Kinetic on all other aspects, such as those listed by you.

I had the same observation on the signal switch as you (moves to other side when you want to cancel a turn indicator) as I was also used to the Kinetic's stiff switch. But I learnt a lesson from my kid----it is as simple as pressing the swtich inwards instead of the other way. For instance, if I want to cancel a left turn, I need to press it inwards rather than rightwards. I never messed up after that
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Last week I paid the full amount i.e. 50652 ( plus 2000 paid earlier during booking)
for Dec 10th it will be 3 months completed. The dealer says by Dec 15-20 i should get the delivery.

Eagerly waiting for the delivery.
can owners share some experience or tips while taking delivery.
and any freebies offered or open for bargains>?

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@altolxi,
From which dealer did you buy ?

@rvmohankumar,
freebies ? Sounds like a new word for all these "Suzuki Access" dealers. I have checked couple of dealers and they are not ready to listen. My experience with these dealers, if you go in ask for "Access" their attitude changes immediately and they are not interested at all.
Anybody on the forum who has got any freebies with "Suzuki Access". Please share the info.
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@altolxi,
From which dealer did you buy ?

@rvmohankumar,
freebies ? Sounds like a new word for all these "Suzuki Access" dealers. I have checked couple of dealers and they are not ready to listen. My experience with these dealers, if you go in ask for "Access" their attitude changes immediately and they are not interested at all.
Anybody on the forum who has got any freebies with "Suzuki Access". Please share the info.
The only freebie I got was petrol to drive upto the nearest bunk, which was 150 feet away from the showroom.
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Isn't it strange that most 2 wheeler dealer are located a few mtrs away from a petrol station.

Even when I drove my Activa from the showroom all it had was fuel to run to the petrol pump. Why cant the dealers stop being stingy and offer atleast 4 lts of petrol worth 250/- for a purchase worth 50K worth. Whats the big issue about the same?
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