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Then that’s the first time I started thinking about a bike in Tamilnadu, for some touring. I know about my budget capacity and so okay with a small bike or scooter, like scooty or activa, but me bad, bad boy - after a KARIZMA I needed a commuter or tourer as my pride toy.
And yes another rule, for me from my dad no second hand too. Went through my finances, it would real tight since my budget now was way expensive, by 40,000, but had that feeling, may I could just pull it off with little luck .
Started to look out for new bike, a commuter , but so nothing in the 35000 to 40,000, never considered the TVS moped. There was and still is a big void in the market for a good commuter which is as does strike the right balance between being a offroad and also a cruiser.
Started with the list to see what are the options out there, splendor, passion, discover,YBX,crux,platina.
At same time, came across team bhp,Xbhp site, and though not a member went through all the posts about these rides.
First came the passion, no question all reports everywhere and anywhere very reliable but pricey.
For crux: Now I did not like its looks at all but I was okay since never had that bias for and mind was a clean slate. Test drove it.
Now next here comes up our second choice ,splendor
know what, you get a feeling on this site, it’s just so perfect - yeah so “desh ki dharkan”!!!
Now if you crawl more the net and be game
Checking it out, looking at the backside, broadside, and the inside
It’s just a little bit cramped that’s what's my first minor dislike
Plus felt at high speeds it is a bit bouncing
I like long distance cruising,Long hours fast riding, without bruising. No way..
A pic to break the monotony..
Now one by one my list converted into test drives.
Now finally next comes the Bajaj discover and platina. The looks always been a killer, test drove it - it was like kind of sluggish off the ground but once it picked up speed it was a thriller. Once one sit on it and see and feels the comfort, there is no way one take out of mind when comparing to another vehicle. The NVH was a bit high but high stability was fantastic, another negative being the bad handling of the platina. The driving position is great and once you starting moving it really was a non-issue. Test drove quite some time, liked it much and still it was toss between the discover and the platina.
I saw and searched the sites, yeah right there were people telling horror stories and like.
At that same time, there were the news about new engine much improved 125, so postponed the buying decision in and waited for its confirmation.
Then the good news came out,platina125 coming is available. Now the reason for moving to platina 125 is the availablelity of self start and cast wheel in my budget .
And the very next day of owing with huge feeling, I started exploring Vellore on my bike with the help of wiki and google map and very helpful GOPI anna(manager of my hostel).
A small correction I have done on my last post, my bike's current odo reading is 69k+ kms in 3years of ownership, ..
Live free, ride hard, be safe..