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    Default Re: Bike for daily highway commute.

    Guys,

    I've decided to go with Unicorn 160. It's a powerful bike, has good mileage, and is comfortable for both the rider and the pillion (which is important for me coz of my wife).

    Now, yesterday I went to the local Honda dealership to book my bike, and when I started yapping on about PDI, the salesman said he'll show me the bike before doing the booking, and once I'm happy with it, he'll go ahead and book the bike. I was happy with it.

    Then, they brought the only Matte Grey in their godown and showed it to me. I immediately noticed the bad discoloring/smudge near the petrol tank and rejected the bike on the spot. They were like, this is nothing. We can remove it within a few minutes, etc, etc. I just took a few photos of the bike and rejected it.

    One thing I noticed was, there were two wires (one black and one red) dangling below the petrol tank (near the engine). They said the battery wasn't connected yet. I asked them to show me the odometer to check how many kilometers the bike had been ridden. They said they can't do that yet coz the battery is not connected. Then I said - if the battery wasn't connected, how will the digital odometer even calculate how many kilometers the bike was ridden? They said the bike calculates and remembers it even without battery, and I was like WHAT! 🙄 Is it true? The bike can count and remember the kilometers driven without the battery being connected?

    My only concern is, the bike can be ridden for so many kilometers or even test driven without the battery connection, so how do I exactly know how much kilometers the bike had been ridden originally before taking delivery.

    Also, when I was talking about PDI, the topic of "rust" came up, and I told him I won't accept a bike, which has rusty joints, etc. But the salesman said, it's easy to fix and that they have a spray for it. And this again made me go WTF! in my mind coz the spray will just HIDE the rust and won't actually fix it. It's still a rusty bike.

    I'm too skeptical about this Honda dealership but it's the only one we have here and it's one of the BIGGEST. The same owner has THREE showrooms in nearby city also and has 5 different godowns.

    I would really appreciate it if anyone can put some light on these two queries I have.

    Thanx a lot in advance. Desperately waiting for a reply
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    Default Re: Bike for daily highway commute.

    Quote Originally Posted by ravihpa View Post
    Guys,
    Book the bike. Select teh bike when a new lot arrives and is being unloaded from the truck. Dealerships in India have a habit of disconnecting Odometers in case they want to cheat the customer in future, its a fact. You can file a complaint on their official website.

    If the sales rep is saying stuff like "dont worry", "it can be fixed", dont listen to him. 9 out 10 times they are always full of BS.

    Be the smarter person in teh room. Do your research on the bike before jumping the fence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
    Book the bike. Select teh bike when a new lot arrives and is being unloaded from the truck. Dealerships in India have a habit of disconnecting Odometers in case they want to cheat the customer in future, its a fact. You can file a complaint on their official website.

    If the sales rep is saying stuff like "dont worry", "it can be fixed", dont listen to him. 9 out 10 times they are always full of BS.

    Be the smarter person in teh room. Do your research on the bike before jumping the fence.
    How do they disconnect the odo? From the front wheel? Does the battery need to be connected for the odo to record the kilometers?
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