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Old 18th March 2019, 15:15   #1
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Default Guidelines for posting a motorcycle / scooter review on Team-BHP

Thank you for sharing your ownership review on Team-BHP; it will go on to help thousands of members & guests (including many potential owners of the vehicle). Several of our member reviews have crossed over 100,000 views.

Please ensure that your ownership thread complies with the following conditions:
  1. Team-BHP doesn't permit merely booking or buying experience threads. For the benefit of members & guests alike, it is required that you include a complete report on the motorcycle / scooter.
  2. If you only want to announce your booking (without a review), this thread is for you. Once you are ready to compile a full ownership & riding report, only then should you create a new review thread.
  3. Please use the Assembly Line to compile your ownership report. This private section lets you edit your posts indefinitely and get your review perfect.
  4. Suggested areas that you may cover in your report (NOTE: It's only our suggestion, feel free to add or remove points as necessary):

    - Point-wise likes & dislikes of your motorcycle / scooter (summary). Ideally, this would be at the very start of the thread & equal in number. This summary list of likes & dislikes is very, very important
    - All the alternatives that were considered, and why you zeroed in on this particular bike / scooter
    - Complete booking & delivery experience with the dealership
    - On-road price & discounts
    - Extended warranties & service packages chosen
    - Be sure to list the engine type & variant you opted for
    - The good and bad about its features
    - Safety, electronic riding aids & related equipment
    - Details on your riding gear
    - Accessories installed (protection, storage, cellphone holders, aux lights, quick shifter...)
    - Number of km at the time of writing your review
    - Your usage pattern (e.g. 20 km daily in dense traffic, highway on weekends)
    - Comments on the styling & design
    - Overall build quality, fit & finish and paint quality
    - Wheels & tyres
    - Handlebar / switchgear / cluster design & quality (plastics, upholstery, fit & finish etc.)
    - More details on the switchgear (e.g. kill switch, self-cancelling indicators)
    - Space & comfort...for rider & pillion, both (seat support, upholstery etc.)
    - Riding position, ergonomics, controls & MID
    - Seat height and how it may or may not suit short / tall riders
    - Visibility & size of mirrors
    - How are the headlamps?
    - Storage & practicality (including underseat storage). Can it carry the papers? How secure is it?
    - Any other unique or noteworthy points
    - Engine performance & driveability in the city
    - Engine performance & driveability on the highway
    - Additional comments on the engine (outright power, refinement, revv-happiness etc.)
    - Exhaust note - satisfying? Not so?
    - Overall opinion on the engine
    - Is the heat from the engine felt excessively?
    - Gearshift & clutch (smoothness, effort required, light or hard clutch etc.)
    - If automatic: smoothness, responsiveness, lag etc.
    - Overall NVH levels (including engine vibrations & wind blast)
    - Fuel efficiency: City and Highway
    - Fuel tank capacity & range. If electric, range at full charge & charging time. Also, availability & compatibility with public charging infrastructure
    - Suspension & ride quality (at low as well as high speeds)
    - Handling, on-road behaviour, grip levels, stability & turning radius
    - Handling & braking with a pillion
    - Weight of the bike / scooter (and if it's easy or difficult to manage)
    - Offroad / trail performance (if adventure bike)
    - Handlebar (size, lean, pressure on wrists, levers falling to hand easily etc.)
    - Braking (effectiveness, feel...)
    - Ground clearance
    - Stand (ease, practicality, how stable on stand)
    - Any particular likes (12v charging port, powerful headlights etc.)
    - Any particular dislikes (weak horn, oil / coolant leaks etc.)
    - Any niggles, problems or part replacements
    - Quality of after-sales service & ease of warranty replacements
    - Cost of upkeep & maintenance
    - Anything else you wish to add about your 2-wheeler (feel free to include your family's observations too)
    - Detailed pictures complementing your review

  5. Please be sure to post a balanced review that includes all the good and bad things about the vehicle. Members & Guests take Team-BHP Ownership Reviews VERY seriously and rely on them for purchase decisions. Request to ensure that your review is extremely neutral & unbiased. Accept a motorcycle / scooter for what it is, including the pros as well as the cons. This is the very principle that Team-BHP is built on.
Here's hoping that we can count on you for maintaining Team-BHP's unbiased stance & high quality content. Thank you for the anticipated co-operation

Good luck & Ride Safe!

The Team-BHP Support

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