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|29th December 2007, 14:37||#1|
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two wheeler awards from business standard motoring announced
Hi guys its award time again. Business Standard Motoring has announced its winners. Here are the two wheelers that have won this year:
Bajaj XCD 125, the Business Standard Motoring Bike Of The Year 2008 - Its biggest achievement is that it brings a significant change in a segment which we’ve always criticised as sluggish and status-quo oriented in product evolution terms. It takes on the mighty Indian 100cc commuter, with a frugal, larger displacement engine and a superb price tag. It also looks modern and fresh, rather than template styling that most of the segment’s motorcycles tend to resort to, while enjoyable dynamics and good ride quality only make the package that much more compelling
Business Standard Motoring Scooter Of The Year 2008 – Kinetic-Sym Flyte
Even closer than the motorcycle battle, this year, was the scooter battle. The two leading contenders for the award were the Suzuki Access and the Kinetic-Sym Flyte. Both all-new, both 125cc and both impressive and closely matched. In the evaluations, our impression was confirmed. The Access inched ahead with a minor performance advantage, only to have the Flyte catch up in the subjective evaluation, scoring better in areas like styling, handling, braking, and crucially, fun-to-ride. The duo are evenly matched on features and economy, and the points difference became significant only when the price entered the equation. Here, the Flyte put the Access firmly on the defensive with a significant Rs 5,000-odd cheaper price tag. Suzuki put up a incredibly hard fight for the crown, but ultimately, the just over 1 per cent difference in price points decided the Business Standard Motoring Scooter Of The Year 2008, the Kinetic-Sym Flyte.
TVS Apache RTR 160 wins the debut Business Standard Motoring Performance Bike Of The Year 2008. The aggressive new TVS impressed with its engine performance as well as dynamic character. It did well in the performance department and stayed close to the 220 in the subjective evaluation as well, only to lose out on the features front. However, its massive price advantage took the Apache RTR well ahead.
|29th December 2007, 19:17||#2|
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BS Motoring thread is here --- http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ar-2008-a.html (Hyundai i10 is Business Standard Motoring Car Of the Year 2008)
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i am sure that it gives the current owners of the flyte confidence that the product is genuinely good.
however, its got a lot of hardwork to do to undo the unpleasant memories of its style, pride, nova115, challenger, boss, gf and to some extent the blaze too. but the flyte seems to have all the markings of getting the kinetic brand out of the dumps.
good luck to it.
|2nd January 2008, 23:27||#6|
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now if only they improved the Blaze's suspension, it would have been an AWSOME package on Indian roads.
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