Kannan,have you checked hero motors mastero, same honda engine with hero body, new looks with digital meter,have a look at it and test drive it, its available as well and hero motors are better in treating customers then honda.
actually, since my wife said that she won't drive. i have changed plans for the Scooter.
@mods kindly change the title to "Alternate 2-wheeler - suggestions"
also we postponed the plan for some time, as the only bike we could find comfortable was the Pulsar, and all the local mechanic friends advised against it.
also the workload has increased a little, she's also very busy with her lab works.