Hello Members, i am glad to say that i became an owner of a black Suzuki Access 125. So here goes an ownership and the whole buying review and i am sure many would wait for this as i saw those replies when i was in the buying process of the Access. My Family:
Everyone in my Family likes automobiles so our decision was very quick, but sometimes it leads to disaster(Eeco
), so this time we took a little time of a week or so(pretty slow isn't it?). The Need:
Our old workhorse the mighty 1995 model Splendor which served mine and my dad's purpose very well is getting aged, and dad told let us buy a scooter so that i can use this to travel comfortably and my sister could also use to commute around.So we decided to buy an Access as we had seen it earlier with many of my friends and family members, who gave a good opinion about the vehicle and their only grouse was the bad Service backup in Bangalore, except for that, we got great feedback on the vehicle. The Hunt:
Being an enthusiast i started searching many websites, for gear-less scooters and got too many of them and i was "My God, we have a tough competition to choose one for ourselves"
So on the next day, when i was busy asleep, dad went scouting for the scooters in the town, he bought too many quotations on different products and he left the station to attend a marriage. I woke up and saw many Brouchers in my chair and started comparing them and here goes the virtual broucher Shopping: Scooty Sisters: Scooty Pep+:
The broucher was really colorful but the tech specs and feature it offered were not, the OTR Bangalore was 45k and i did not give attention though i thought it would be lighter for my sister to drive around town easily,anyway something did not satisfy me and this got off from the list. Scooty Streak:
Yet another pep+ with some sort of girlish styling, so got the broucher off my desk. Honda Brothers: Activa:
Did not sound VFM
(61k OTR) and the styling was not upto my taste, moreover we liked the older gen activa a lot, so no to Activa. Dio:
The refreshed kid in the gang, but with unfinished rear and high seating position made us not to go for the it though it was close competitor to Access. Mahindra Dudes:
Both Duro and Rodeo seemed powerful in the speccs sheet, anyhow we were not so confident about buying onw and the rear portion of seat seemed some sort of small where it would be uncomfortable to pillion riders. Hero Maestro:
Did not research about it a lot so left off, though it had potential. Piaggio Vespa:
Liked the looks of the style very much and went for a TD, and man-o-man it was very light and nice to ride the scooter, the Sales guy gave good info about the vehicle and started telling tales that vespa was like that in those days and kept on flying with the dream, i brought him down to earth and asked the OTR price, quoted 81k Alas! for what joy do you guys charge so much for just a 125 cc scooter, he kept mum and as you know he started telling bad about other vehicles in segment, so told him that we will come tomorrow to book the vehicle and fled the place without looking back. Suzuki Warriors: Access:
As we knew about the vehicle already, we just checked everything was fine or not and then we got a quotation with accessories, the sales rep came to us yawning and wrote 56k on-road price, we felt it was good and added some accessories which came to 60k close and then we took the quotation. Swish:
This is nothing but Access with same tech specs and features, but a nice urban styling and higher by 1k than Access, my sister sat in both of them and told Swish is pretty heavy though i drooled over it for it's style.
Finally the Wego
Thought to give a visit to the showroom, but did not bother to go there as we were already satisfied with the access. The Animal
Finally we went and booked an Access as that was the only scooter which was in our mind and went to Sapthagiri Suzuki in Dr.Rajkumar Road to book the vehicle, there were nobody to say an Hi, we waited for 5 minutes again checking with the Access and we asked a person that we have come to book an access, he was busy with some files and asked a sales Rep to take the booking, he brought a file and took the booking of our vehicle. He promisied that the vehicle would be delivered withing a week's time as the color was readily available. Color color which color do you choose?
We had options of white, black, red , silver and grey.
The SE told Silver and Red takes 2 months to be delivered so we did not want that to happen, there were 2 display pieces, one in white and one in black, black colored one caught our eye and we settled with this color. Forward next week:
Gave a call to the office and as usual got the reply that the vehicle has not reached their store, so was the whole week's routine. 2nd WEAK:
Got tired of waiting for the vehicle until Wednesday when the fat SE called in and said Saar your vehicle is ready and lying here jobless come take it.
So got up and finished my morning chores and took my cousin with me in my splendor to take the delivery. Speedy disposal:
The SE guy made the necessary documents and brought the vehicle down from his warehouse and gave a lighting fast introduction of the vehicle.
Enjoy this little conversation: SE:
Saar be down here i will come with the vehicle ME:
Finally he showed me my scooter by slowly riding it down the ramp. SE:
Sir this is your bike, accessories are installed check with list (showing the start button) start with this, Bye sir ME
Thank god he drove the vehicle to us sensibly. The Asphalt Carpet:
Took the vehicle and drove it straight to a petrol bunk and filled the tank.
The feul tank size capacity is 6ltrs so the bill came to 460 Rs.
After this i rode it safely (read 30kmph) and splatter (Rain!)
Then moved with a little pace (40kmph) and reached home. Show-off: