After having a big discussion here: [What Scooter?] Suzuki Let's vs Honda Activa-i vs Hero Maestro
Finally decided TVS Wego!
Delivered today at 5:35 PM. INITIAL BOOKING EXPERIENCE (SHOWROOM EXPERIENCE) :
So, We went to Ramkay TVS, Adyar which has two shops there, one for 3 wheelers on the main road itself and take a left after that showroom, you will see the 2 wheeler showroom on left side of the beginning of the road.
We went there with our Good Ol' HH Splendor!!!
As soon as we entered in, the guys there called a guy to welcome. They were talking and made us irritate: 1st person: Dei, new customer da, poi avangaluku enna vandi venumnu keluu da (Hey, A new customer has got in. Go and ask for which vehicle they are looking for.) 2nd person: Dei, Poda, enaku kaal valikudhu (Hey, go man, my egs are paining). 3rd person: Dei, enaku thalaiku mela vela iruku da. Neeye poi kelu da (Hey, I have many work. The works are like above my head. Its better to go and ask yourself)
So, the 1st person asked us to take a seat and he asked for which vehicle we are looking for.
We said we are looking for a Wego and please note that we are CSD canteen customers.
He asked us to meet showroom manager Mr. Karthik.
Met him, talked, explained and done all the formalities. We returned home after booking Midnight Black Wego!
We booked on 8 Oct and We got it on 21 Oct. The manager promised that we will get the vehicle to us in 10 days but he said that the rains delayed delivery.
We took an autorickshaw and went to the showroom and asked for the delivery. They said us to wait for 5 mins. 30 mins passed away but still no response. I went to their garage and saw what was happening there.
OMG! There were 4 guys working on the wego. One was fitting the seat, another one spraying polish, and the other two were fitting the guards.
So, I really got angry and shouted to the manager. He said the Wego will come from the garage in 5 mins. My dad said 'Another 5 mins? Oh no! Nalla neram (good time) is going to end.'
Thank God! It came within 5 mins. Effect of shouting to the manager!!!
----- END OF SHOWROOM EXPERIENCE ----- FIRST IMPRESSIONS COMPARING TO MY GOOD OL' KINETIC HONDA
~ First of all is the ride quality!
~ Suspension setup is awesome! My kinetic used to give 'katakk' sound when crossed a bump and the Wego crosses the bump in 'swoosh' !
~ High pulling power even with pillon but lower than Kinetic Honda (thanks to the 9.8 Nm torque of Kinetic compared to the 8 Nm torque of Wego).
~ Lazy throttle response.
~ Underseat storage! Which Kinetic lacks.
~ No headaches of mixing oil.
~ And there is more to tell and count on! ----- END OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS -----
So, let's proceed to the important part of an review, that is the PROS and CONS!!!
+Good Comfort, Balance, etc.
+Excellent Ride quality.
+Lots of useful features like Econometer, tubeless tyres, LED tail laps, etc!
+Smooth engine (Though not as smooth as Honda!)
+The awesome suspension setup absorbed all the bumps and I thought I am floating on road!!!
+Well cushioned seats. I felt like I was sitting in a sofa when I was sitting in pillion seat.
+Good paint job and dual tone paint/stickers.
+The body balance technology is not a mere marketing gimmick. It really works! At initial I don't liked it but love that part now. I dont tend to get my legs down from the scooter's floorboard.
-Not powerful as Honda engine.
-Lazy throttle response. May fix after 1st service.
-Not smooth as Honda engine.
-Not fuel-efficient as Honda engine(a bit lower).
-The Digital fuel meter is not that much accurate. When it showed one point, the fuel logo took no time to blink. So, we needed to rush to the nearest fuel pump.
-The digital speedometer is literally useless under sunlight. I can hardly see the speed and the blue backlit disappears fully.
-Only 15 litre under-seat storage.
-Overheating engine. The engine was very hot that the hot waves transmitted to my legs and I was wearing a pant. I think this may fix after 1st service.
-The guys who fitted the guards and accesories were very rude and cruel. They just kicked and threw the guard to the service persons and I was looking at his cruel behaviour. I want to
-TVS quality's under-estimation(a big negative!!!!!)
So, here is the teaser! Wait for more pics!!!