Mar 1, 2007

6 5 Reasons for You to Upgrade from 100 C.C to 125 C.C bikes

My 5 Reasons on why you should upgrade from 100 C.C to 125 C.C bikes

Q. Do you remember the first 125 C.C (4 stroke) bike released in India..??

Ans: It was the Yamaha YBX

Though the YBX did not turn out to be a money spinner for Yamaha. It did start a new segment in the Indian two wheeler market, the 125 C.C segment.

Present 125 C.C models in India are:

"Rationally thinking, the 125 C.C should provide the best of both fuel efficiency as well as better performance..

Extra power in fact makes the 125 C.C's more safer.."

  • Bajaj- Discover
  • Hero Honda- Super Splendor
  • Hero Honda- Glamour
  • Honda- Shine
  • Suzuki- Heat & Zeus
  • TVS- Victor GLX
  • Yamaha- Gladiator

The 100 C.C segment gives you the maximum mileage and also has the least initial and running costs in the market.

The popular 150 C.C segment is for those who are willing to sacrifice a mileage to an extent to get some "speed masti".

Rationally thinking, the 125 C.C should provide the best of both worlds. i.e. a compromise between fuel efficiency and performance. Having taken a few short rides on a few 125 C.C models let me give you 5 reasons on why you should think of upgrading from 100 C.C to 125 C.C

  • Better handling: Compared the nervous handling of the smaller 100 C.C bikes, the 125 C.C bikes are much better in handling.

  • More Comfortable ride: 125 C.C bikes give a better ride compared to the bounchy 100 C.C's

  • Fuel Efficiency you can live with: The average fuel efficiency figures of a 100 C.C bike in India is around 65 km/l.. the 125 C.C bikes deliver on an average around 55 km/l. Which is not too great a difference.

  • Better on the highway: The extra 25 odd C.C's give the bike a little bit more power which coupled with better handling characteristics makes the 125 C.C bikes better for the highway.

  • Safer: The extra power in fact makes the 125 C.C's more safer. Consider you have to make a critical overtake and then you realize to your frustration/horror that your bike just dosen't have that extra grunt.




So if you are looking to buy a new 100 C.C bike, give a little consideration towards the 125 C.C class as well... take a few test rides and then decide for yourself.







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This is to remind that the Views or Opinions in the blog are entirely mine unless explicitly stated. The Views and Opinions published in this blog should in no way be related to any other person or organization associated -- directly or indirectly -- with me.




6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

the New Suzuki Heat, is the best Entrylevel 125cc bike around the same price of a 100cc bikes & mileage around 65+KMPL.
Its much better than a HH splendor.

Anonymous said...

The new variants of 'Zeus' would be available at a price range of Rs 42,725 and Rs 46,326, whereas the new 'Heat' variant would be tagged at Rs 35,100 ex-showroom Delhi.

New Suzui Heat Variant


New Graphics
Alloy Wheels
Priced at Rs 35100, ex- showroom Delhi.

http://indian2wheels.blogspot.com/2007/03/suzuki-india-launches-3-variants-of-its.html

Payeng said...

hey Anonymous, Cool it dude..

Don't sound like a Suzuki Salesman..


Let people make their own choices..
What is Best for you might not be the same for another..


[Nothing Personal Dude]

Srinivas said...

hi all,
a key to note when ur going to buy 125cc.
if u want to feel the power of the vehicle even at ur 5th gear.
go for yamaha. u never get the feel of fear of uncontrollable even at 100km/hr.
i am using gladiator for more than a 8 months and i have travelled 15000kms. i feel all time new in it.
have a nice ride.

Anonymous said...

hey guys,

I feel that there is no comparison to Honda Shine in 125 CC segment.The Optimax engine developed by Honda is extraordinary.

Srinivas said...

hi all,
a key to note when ur going to buy 125cc.
if u want to feel the power of the vehicle even at ur 5th gear.
go for yamaha. u never get the feel of fear of uncontrollable even at 100km/hr.
i am using gladiator for more than a 8 months and i have travelled 15000kms. i feel all time new in it.
have a nice ride.

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