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    Which bike or scooter should I opt for

    Do you need help in selecting the best two wheeler vehicle for yourself? Our technical experts are here to help you out.

    I am planning to buy a two wheeler in 125 cc segment, but I am not able to decide to which brand I should opt for(either it is Honda, Hero or Bajaj).

    I have done a lot of analysis on the bikes like Honda Shine, Bajaj Discover and Honda Activa.

    But at the end, I am literally confused whether I should opt for scooter or bike.

    Daily my mind changes after asking some people about the bike and scooter.

    Please suggest what should I buy and one more question is that, will the GST affect the prices of bikes or scooter.
  • Answers

    3 Answers found.
  • I am providing you the detailed specs of the three bikes selected by you.

    Engine & Transmission specifications
    Honda CB Shine has the greatest engine displacement in the list provided by you whereas Activa has 124 cc engine displacement and discover has 124.6 cc engine displacement.
    The power generated by Honda Shine is 10.57 Bhp@7,500 rpm, Activa generates 8.50 Bhp @6,500 rpm and Discover generates a power of 10.80 Nm @5,500 rpm. The gearbox type is manual in Honda Shine and Discover whereas Activa has Automatic gear box.

    Brakes,Suspension & Wheels
    The Brake type is Disc in CB Shine SP and Discover whereas Activa has Drum type. The is Front Disc in Shine and Discover only. Rear Disc is not available in any of the vehicles.

    Dimension and Chasis
    The Kerb Weight of Shine Sp is the highest i.e. 124 Kg then discover has 121 Kg weight and Activa has only 111 kg weight. In length Discover stood first then shine and after that Activa. Discover has the greatest ground clearance 160 mm and Activa has the lowest Ground Clearance i.e 155 mm.

    Fuel Efficiency
    This specification is often considered as the deciding criteria. Shine has 10.50 Ltrs Fuel Tank Capacity, Activa has 5.30 Ltr and Discover has only 8 Ltr fuel tank capacity.

    On Comparing Mileage Discover is giving 82 Kmpl whereas Activa just gives 54 Kmpl and Shine has a mileage of 65 Kmpl

    Price (Ex-Showroom ,Mumbai)
    Honda CB Shine SP (CBS BS IV)
    Price Rs 66.244

    Honda Activa 125 (Std. Alloy BS IV)
    Price Rs 60,541

    Bajaj Discover 125 (Disc)
    Price Rs 53,264

    Yes,GST Will affect the price of the bikes. After 1 July the Ex-Showroom price will become same. You'll be charged additional 3% cess if you are buying a bike whose engine size is more than 350 cc. The spare parts price and maintenance price will get affected by GST and Also the price of bike will be little increased by GSt but that would affect so much.

    I should suggest you to go for Honda Shine SP as the handling,looks and mileage all are good. This bikes looks more attractive and has achieved more awards in the segment.

  • In the two wheeler market there are many big players, Honda, Hero and Bajaj are some among them as already sorted by you.

    As per specs Honda seems to be quite attractive though it's prices are slightly more than the other brands in market.

    If you are concerned for running cost then Honda Discover will be a good choice.

    Knowledge is power.

  • If you are about to drive for long distances more than 20 to 30 km it's better to go for bikes. Driving inside the city it's better to opt for the scooter type vehicle, comfortable for the family also. The wheelbase is small and medium for the scooter type and large for the bike types and their mileage also varies. Bikes have better suspension than scooters when the roads are rough and tough

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