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    Hey Everyone

    I plan to go in for a Scooter or a 150CC Motorcycle. Reason being that my current bike, a 200NS is not suitable to take my mom who is over 60 on the pillion. So I have a couple of options that i've rounded up, citing Economy, Mileage, Power and great styling Budget is about 50-80k. let me know what you think.

    #1- Suzuki Swish 125
    #2- Aprilla SR150
    #3- Mahindra Gusto 125
    #4- Bajaj Pulsar 180
    #5- TVS Apache 180
    #6- Honda Unicorn 160 CBS
    #7- Hero Xtreme Sports
    #8- Suzuki Gixxer Dual Disc
    #9- Yamaha SZ-RR 2.0
    #10- Hero Achiever 150

    Thanks.

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    Re: Scooters or Commuter Motorcycle?

    Query Approved

    A scooter (NOT the Aprilia!) would possibly be better for your pillion requirements
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      Re: Scooters or Commuter Motorcycle?

      Originally posted by FalseChard7808 View Post
      Hey Everyone

      I plan to go in for a Scooter or a 150CC Motorcycle. Reason being that my current bike, a 200NS is not suitable to take my mom who is over 60 on the pillion. So I have a couple of options that i've rounded up, citing Economy, Mileage, Power and great styling Budget is about 50-80k. let me know what you think.

      #1- Suzuki Swish 125
      #2- Aprilla SR150
      #3- Mahindra Gusto 125
      #4- Bajaj Pulsar 180
      #5- TVS Apache 180
      #6- Honda Unicorn 160 CBS
      #7- Hero Xtreme Sports
      #8- Suzuki Gixxer Dual Disc
      #9- Yamaha SZ-RR 2.0
      #10- Hero Achiever 150

      Thanks.
      I was in same situation, myself own a RS200, got Suzuki Swish.
      For performance after Aprilia sr150 , Swish is the best out there, it pulls realy hard, 0-60 comes very quickly that even when you don't have a pillion you will take Swish instead of 200NS for city commutes.

      Swish has amazing dynamics too, its a sharp, stable scooter.
      Very smooth, best console available in any scooters in India, if ridden very sanely you can get FE above 50kmpl.

      Swish is the most underrated Scooter in India , even if we cosider the practical side of scooter, still Swish will come way ahead than the no1 selling Honda Activa/Activa125,
      because,
      1) very flat and wide under seat storage, no humps there.
      2) open the seat using the ignition slot itself
      3) brake lock
      4) Doesn't give bone jarring ride quailty like Honda Scooters.


      (Heard from somewhere that Acess125/Swish does 0-60 quicker than Aprilia SR150)




      Ride Safe,
      Cheers.
      Last edited by IamAditya; 02-12-2017, 12:18 PM.

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        Re: Scooters or Commuter Motorcycle?

        Originally posted by FalseChard7808 View Post
        I plan to go in for a Scooter or a 150CC Motorcycle. Reason being that my current bike, a 200NS is not suitable to take my mom who is over 60 on the pillion. So I have a couple of options that i've rounded up, citing Economy, Mileage, Power and great styling Budget is about 50-80k. let me know what you think.
        Thanks.
        I would suggest taking a test ride of the TVS Jupiter with your Mother sitting behind. This is the best scooter comfort wise with its 12 inch wheels both front and back, telescopic suspension in the front, gas charged shocks at the rear and a wide comfortable seat.

        Cheers

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        • #5
          Re: Scooters or Commuter Motorcycle?

          Originally posted by IamAditya View Post
          I was in same situation, myself own a RS200, got Suzuki Swish.
          For performance after Aprilia sr150 , Swish is the best out there, it pulls realy hard, 0-60 comes very quickly that even when you don't have a pillion you will take Swish instead of 200NS for city commutes.

          Swish has amazing dynamics too, its a sharp, stable scooter.
          Very smooth, best console available in any scooters in India, if ridden very sanely you can get FE above 50kmpl.

          Swish is the most underrated Scooter in India , even if we cosider the practical side of scooter, still Swish will come way ahead than the no1 selling Honda Activa/Activa125,
          because,
          1) very flat and wide under seat storage, no humps there.
          2) open the seat using the ignition slot itself
          3) brake lock
          4) Doesn't give bone jarring ride quailty like Honda Scooters.


          (Heard from somewhere that Acess125/Swish does 0-60 quicker than Aprilia SR150)





          Ride Safe,
          Cheers.
          Hey Mr. Aditya. I know, I like the styling as well. If it really does do 0-60 faster than an SR150 for about 2 grand less then its bang on for the money.. That may be my pick. But i've heard that suzuki's after sales is pitiful. Is that true?

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          Originally posted by cyborgk View Post
          I would suggest taking a test ride of the TVS Jupiter with your Mother sitting behind. This is the best scooter comfort wise with its 12 inch wheels both front and back, telescopic suspension in the front, gas charged shocks at the rear and a wide comfortable seat.

          Cheers
          Hey cybogrk. I'm looking for a scooter in the 125-150 range. I know the jupiter is good but after i owned a Scooty Pep + for 5 odd years full of nightmarish after sales from TVS, I think i'll pass.

          ----consecutive posts auto-merged-----

          Originally posted by The Monk View Post
          Query Approved

          A scooter (NOT the Aprilia!) would possibly be better for your pillion requirements
          Hey Monk, Thanks for the approval first off. And yeah, I thought so, but i thought i could explore the foray beyond scooters. But yeah, scooters are good too, so long as they're engine is not below power is below 125. Having owned a Scooty Pep+ for 5 years has had me think that scooters below 50k literally eat oil and fall apart.

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          • #6
            Re: Scooters or Commuter Motorcycle?

            Here in Kerala Suzuki SVC is fine, No. of Suzuki SVC is almost equal to Honda SVC here.

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            • #7
              Re: Scooters or Commuter Motorcycle?

              Originally posted by IamAditya View Post
              Here in Kerala Suzuki SVC is fine, No. of Suzuki SVC is almost equal to Honda SVC here.
              You live in Kerala? Which part?

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              • #8
                Re: Scooters or Commuter Motorcycle?

                Originally posted by leech View Post
                You in Kerala? Which part?
                Cherthala , Alapuzha District

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                • #9
                  Re: Scooters or Commuter Motorcycle?

                  Mate, my few cents:

                  If it were a bike, I would choose the Unicorn from your list, still suggest you to take your mom for a TD. If it were a scooter, I would choose the Access125 SE. As mentioned above, Suzuki's scooters are some of the underrated products in the market. I would suggest you to look at Access' special edition. The bike looks classy, and performs well too.

                  Regarding the service; I've good some very good feedback about Pramaan Suzuki(Adambakkam) from my friends and acquaintances. Not sure how far that place is from your's. When I visited them to TD a Gixxer, the owner of the showroom turned out to be an old acquaintance of my dad. The owner seemed a very knowledgeable person and an enthusiast himself. He walked me through the service bays and the job those guys are doing were above par. The care each bike got was good, thanks to their low service volume. So you can rest assured that service won't be a problem.

                  I parted ways with Honda's svc after they did not rectify even a single thing that I mentioned in the job card for my Unicorn, blame it on their high service volume. It would be wrong to assume the same about every other Honda svc but of late I'm hearing the same horror story from most of Honda owners.

                  Cheers!

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