Honest ownership review
I would like to clarify that I wont insult any bike or manufacturer and the review I am writing is my opinion and a total honest one.So if its what you are looking, find another one.
Hello everyone my name is kundan chaudhari and I am from Pune. I have purchased my passion x pro on 10 nov 2012. Ever since then I am in love with my bike.My main intention in purchasing this bike was my college commute which was about 15kms and needed a bike with decent mileage for sure.
Here started my search for my bike, i surfed net visited various bike showrooms and the more I searched the more I got my thoughts clear.some would say that is hell lot of time to decide, but when market is crowded with so many bikes its hard to zero on one before spending your parents wise earned money.
My main concerns or expectations were:
mileage: fuel prices rising and 150cc bike would just wont do so I made a clear point to buy a bike in 100cc to 125cc bike.( even most 125cc bikes don't return that good mileage) I wanted 70 to make a thought.
looks: I wont deny this point, even if you are buying a commuter bike you want it to look good, and I am a college student so, get it.
value for money: you might find mind drooling products, many features and low pricing but if bike gives you some maintenance is on you, totally.So opt for wise products.
my family has 2 hero Honda bikes a splendor and a pleasure and that's why my family was leaning towards hero more.But I wanted my first bike to be a gem so I was secular in search.
after much search I made my mind over dream yuga, it was strong competitor in this segment, but I wasn't impressed with looks and build at my showroom visit. my opinion.
I knew that passion pro owners had lot of to say about bike, mostly negative, i got negative as well as positive responses.i had to see it for myself.
It was 3 nov 2012, i went to showroom and it had a pro in black or Matt grey color.but it was something else that caught my eye, a candy green x pro.I came out and after features comparo rounded off over it.
My experience since...
looks: Its subjective but most would agree that it looks good, totally changed bike with not so much to notice, it has new refreshed head front cowl, pilot lamps make it good and its aggressive stance make it better, tank is also new and is totally changed, it has good fuel storage capacity, i think it is of 12 liters.Tank scoops don't look pasted and odd.shorter tail lamp its new too, it is better than one before.grab rail is body colored.loved it all..
engine: Piece of gem, 110cc from Honda, same as of yuga but still different, its more peppy and I found it more rev friendly.still efficient, it has power of 9.36 nm, and you feel it, first gear and its of 3nm so you feel it like a jerk if you under estimate it.it returns me 70.5 kmpl under my riding conditions.As you know I am a novice and had no riding experience, still its too good, mileage changes with your riding style but I got consistent 70 every time.If you have a good riding style you can churn even more I hope.
ride quality:It feels wow, everyday I start it and the moment I sit over it I fall in love over and over again, this might feel an over statement but you can check for sure.ride quality is plush, feels more premium, seat is comfy soft and sitting position is ideal even for longer rides.seat is good overall and pillion comfort is very nice.my girlfriend never complains and like my bike for its seat than her brothers uni.
road grip:road grip is good, bike comes with both tubeless tires and are reliable.moreover tires are of wider cross section compared to others, least to say you wont fall off and tires dont look puny cycle like.
built quality : I had two minor slides, all due to my fault and inexperience, everytime I thought that I have scratched its paint but surprised cause it didn't even had a minor scratch, saved by leg guard and I was fine too.nothing rattles even at top speeds
suspension: suspension are best, i had gone through one mouth shut reviewer claiming very hard suspensions, it might be faulty pair or setting must be improper.mine are just best not very soft not too hard, kind over your butt and back.just absorbs every small and large shocks.
headlight/visibility: visibilities at night is very good, that multi focal head lamp does its job.I was attending a friends marriage which was somewhere near wagholi, while returning late night with all trucks and big vehicles around it was scary at first but lamps were good.
drag / crosswind: crosswinds are very less felt over bike, bike was stable at high speeds and I felt safe over it.
*Today on 18 june 2013, I have just left my bike at service center for its third service and I am still proud of my decision.A happy passion x pro owner.
I recommend the bike, its good and you wont regret, build to last kind of feel*
thank you for your valuable time and reading.