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    Default Gearless scooty for a learner.

    My female friend wants to buy a scooty, but hasn't ridden any two wheeler before. This scooty would also be used for learning.

    1. Budget: ₹50-55k
    2. Age: 22 years
    3. Height: 5"5'
    4. Weight: 48kg
    5. Intended usage: not much, city riding only.
    6. Fuel Efficiency requirement: not as such, more the better.
    7. City & Highway percentage usage: only inside city.
    8. Approximate Daily / Monthly running: would be first used as a learners bike, so usage would not be much. Then some 10-15kms 3-4 times a week.
    9. Brand / Bike type preference: Hero Pleasure, Yamaha Ray

    She test rode a few and the experiences were:
    Honda Activa-I: heavy and more powerful for a first time female rider (~₹55k OTR)
    TVS Jupiter: same as activa (~₹56k OTR)
    Yamaha Ray: Has power like Activa, but she felt comfortable on this one than jupiter and activa (maybe due to slightly low height) (~₹55k OTR)
    Hero Pleasure: this one is the least powerful and lightest. She felt comfortable while riding. (~₹52k OTR)

    So, which one should she go for ? Any suggestions would help.
    I had suggested her to go with Hero Pleasure as it would be easy to handle in traffic and is lighter than other options. But you know girls, she likes Ray more for looks. Will take her for test ride one more time in a couple of days and see what she has to say.
    She has said a straight NO to scooty Pep and the likes.

    Ride safe and have fun.
    Regards
    Nadeem


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    Default Re: Gearless scooty for a learner.

    Query Approved

    The Ray and the Activa-i seem like a suitable choice. The A-i seemed really tiny, can't imagine it being considered heavy!
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    Default Re: Gearless scooty for a learner.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Query Approved
    The Ray and the Activa-i seem like a suitable choice. The A-i seemed really tiny, can't imagine it being considered heavy!
    Thanks for the approval.

    Ya, it isn't that heavy. But for the first timer, she felt that way. Will take her to TD Ray and A-I again today.

    Ride safe and have fun.
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    Default Re: Gearless scooty for a learner.

    Quote Originally Posted by nadz11.ns View Post
    But you know girls, she likes Ray more for looks.
    That's the answer, ask her to get that. . . I think as she has test rided, she knows a little riding IMO so she can handle it, . . I too think Ray is a good one for girls and college going guys, light weight and most importantly, got that looks. . . BTW also try TVS Wego. . .

    Anyways,
    Words from an experienced person: NEVER SIT AT THE REAR when she's riding . . .

    Cheers!!!
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    Default Re: Gearless scooty for a learner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rakesh Rok View Post
    That's the answer, ask her to get that. . . I think as she has test rided, she knows a little riding IMO so she can handle it, . . I too think Ray is a good one for girls and college going guys, light weight and most importantly, got that looks. . . BTW also try TVS Wego. . .
    Anyways,
    Words from an experienced person: NEVER SIT AT THE REAR when she's riding . . .
    Cheers!!!
    Ya, Ray is looking good for a learner. But its very sharp, I also rode it and found it quite good. But a a first time rider, I don't think it would be good.
    TVS Wego was rejected on looks.

    Haha.. I would have to sit with her. I have to teach her. God save me

    Ride safe and have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadz11.ns View Post
    Ya, Ray is looking good for a learner. But its very sharp, I also rode it and found it quite good. But a a first time rider, I don't think it would be good.
    TVS Wego was rejected on looks.

    Haha.. I would have to sit with her. I have to teach her. God save me
    Speaking of that, it all goes on how quickly she learns it. . . My friend's sister also took Wego and that was the first time I guess she started learning and she did it quite quickly. . .

    Wego ain't that odd looking. . . Anyways bro, guess Ray is the one for her, look no further, I am saying this on the basis that she knows little riding as she has done some test riders, if she was a complete new to this, then it would had been a real problem but now she can get used to this but make sure she doesn't go full throttle in the beginning. . .

    Ya, GOD save this poor guy . . .

    BEST OF LUCK,


    Also, there's a launch expected from Hero today, a new bike and a new scooter, that scooter looks kinda stylish, have a look at that too, . . The launch might happen anytime soon. . .

    Cheers!!!
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    Default Gearless scooty for a learner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rakesh Rok View Post
    Ya, GOD save this poor guy . .
    Kamina hai tu haha..

    Ya, she knows how to ride, but not that much. She just rode 100mts or so with me on the back. Will see again on TD.
    New launch..!! Good to know.. Will check that also. Hope it comes to marlet soon..
    Last edited by nadz11.ns; 01-29-2014 at 01:47 PM.
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    Ride safe and have fun.
    Regards
    Nadeem


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    Default Re: Gearless scooty for a learner.

    Look no further than RAY. Perfect for a first-timer. Light too.

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    Default Re: Gearless scooty for a learner.

    Quote Originally Posted by nadz11.ns View Post
    Kamina hai tu haha..

    Ya, she knows how to ride, but not that much. She just rode 100mts or so with me on the back. Will see again on TD.
    New launch..!! Good to know.. Will check that also. Hope it comes to marlet soon..
    As @Rakesh Rok suggested, get her Hero's RnT with 35 Nm torque at 1600 RPM. She'll smoke D390ers on the road too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    As @Rakesh Rok suggested, get her Hero's RnT with 35 Nm torque at 1600 RPM. She'll smoke D390ers on the road too.
    With just my my old memories, just a scooty pep gave me a mini heart attack and with RnT now, Nadeem will be admitted in the hospital right after that . . .



    PS: That's why Divya bhai gave him a warning at the beginning itself not to sit as a pillion when girls are riding. . .

    Cheers!!!
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