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Old 27th February 2008, 00:32   #31
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Hi there.
the FLYTE is basically targeted at women by kinetic, (Approx 43000 on road)
The ACCESS (Approx 44500 on road) is similar but short people 5",5" 1' and below find it bulky.
Both are easy to balance and tread around in slow traffic & maneover.
As its for dad, keep away the Activa, pretty good darn good engine but leaves a back ache after a longish ride& is hard to maneuver in slow speeds.

Seconds is a good idea coz u get it for cheaper, plus no waiting time as both are new.
I havent seen a seconds add in the paper yet, im sure there would have been ads.

according to you the activa handles like a breeze on bad roads right?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...tml#post735540 (First impression of Honda Aviator)
then why the back pain? because of smooth roads???
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Old 27th February 2008, 01:22   #32
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according to you the activa handles like a breeze on bad roads right?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...tml#post735540 (First impression of Honda Aviator)
then why the back pain? because of smooth roads???
Yea, the suspension is smooth.
READ the link post again.
thats something to do with the seat which slides forward, coz the bike is inclined without a pillion.
Plus we are talking old people driving it, it def is a problem.
On long rides it is a problem, if u end up riding it for an hour, ur likely to feel ur back reaffirm that , but still a bumpy road doesnt cause the pain.

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Sounds good. Thanks for the info,gendarmee.
Is there any other non-geared scooter in the market that my dad could consider? We've been really happy with the Kinetic,so something on the same lines would be ideal.
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Sounds good. Thanks for the info,gendarmee.
Is there any other non-geared scooter in the market that my dad could consider? We've been really happy with the Kinetic,so something on the same lines would be ideal.
As of now another one you could consider is the Honda Aviator, its got a better design and would be more manoever able than the Activa.Hasnt released yet.
Apart from that there arnt worthy of having. There is a bajaj one but haven't heard much about it or scooterttes, much to my surprise i found out today that the flyte is a scootette aimed at women
I have a 90' Kinetic Honda DX & a 07' Honda activa, I like the kine soo much that after getting the activa i replaced every thing on it except the chassis and engine to make it look & ride as good as the new bike(had got a new piston kit in 05) but the old kine(45-50) gives more mileage than the activa(30-40).

If u want something that is as easy as the kine to ride around go for the flyte or access.
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The Access has quite a dated look. Sym Flyte seems more sporty.
Thanks for the info.I'll keep you all posted.
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okay this has been discussed already but here it is again

1.activa/dio/aviator good scooters, awesome pick-up, and more than decent mileage!

their service center and spares availability is one of the best among the segments!

but the riding comfort is compromised in activa and dio but the aviator has better shocks and disc brake!


2.suzuki access 125 has one of the best pick up, its got a very good engine

but the service center and the spares still need to get better, comfort wise this not bad and so is the case with FE.

3.now the last FLYTE sym from kinetic!, well this is got the least power of all, and best riding comfort of all. the shocks are so cushioning, its got good FE, but again there is this huge problem of spares availability and good service centers!


now depending on whats best choose wisely!
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okay this has been discussed already but here it is
now depending on whats best choose wisely!
Well summed up!
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