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Apr 10, 2017 06:48 PM 255 Views

HONDA CBR 250CC motorbike was purchased an year ago by me. It was a used vehicle( about 5500 km) and I could buy it for lakh. I had spent some money for repairs because it had a damaged shock absorber( front), and servicing and also for change of front tyre. After that I went on tou...Read more

Commented on own review

Apr 08, 2017 05:35 PM

To Akshaya_k-1061 Yes, I still own RE 500 DESERT STORM. I do not have any problem , even today, and yes,until now , there had been no repairs to engine ,except regular service. I did a Hyderabad to Haridwar via Jahnsi,cjhambal,gwaliar ,agra in two days time and returned on the same route after ...a week. It never gave me any problems and after return when I gave for service they told to change the break shoes and so I had to fix new break shoes. So far so good. Read More

Reviewed Tata Hexa

Apr 05, 2017 03:28 PM 2468 Views

(Updated Apr 05, 2017 03:41 PM)

I did a test drive of this TATA HEXA top model at necklace road Hyderabad for about an hour. I did this on near empty road( necklace road) and also through the traffic of Rajbhavan and CM camp office road on Sri rama navami holiday. The best aspect of this car is that though it looks huge,...Read more

Reviewed Ford Ecosport 1.5L Diesel Titanium MT

Mar 31, 2016 02:53 PM 9083 Views

I had driven a Ford Ecosport diesel model 2016 which has 100 ps power . So it was a latest Ford Ecosport and a top model car. I did not buy this, it belonged to my relative. I drove for less than an hour within the city of Hyderabad. It is relatively easy to drive in the city. The seating pos...Read more

Reviewed Royal Enfield 500

Jun 26, 2014 09:50 AM 12267 Views

(Updated Apr 08, 2017 05:29 PM)

I wanted to go on a long journey, so, before I bought this bike I had test driven Honda CBR 250 which was also within the same price range. I had almost brought CBR 250 but for the attraction for a Bullet. I could not decide for almost 15 or 20 days. When I did a second time test ride of Clas...Read more

Reviewed Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer

Apr 17, 2014 08:43 AM 9282 Views

Royal enfield Continental GT cafe racer is a bike which would look thin, red and tall as your first impression. I did a test riding in Hyderabad yesterday. In hot summer afternoons, it is hard to see the Neutral light green on dashboard. The self start button is so small and with a simple tou...Read more

Reviewed KTM Duke 200

Jun 09, 2013 12:36 PM 75585 Views

KTM DUKE 200 test drive was very satisfying I must say.  When you feel the bike DUKE 200  for the first time, the impression would that of a lower wheel based , heavy weight rear tyre motorbike ready to jump. When I pulled it out of KTM show room parking lot after signing a paper for test dri...Read more

Reviewed Volkswagen Polo

Jun 09, 2013 11:38 AM 32074 Views

I drove this car POLO 1.2 diesel high end variant , which was purchased for about 8.5 lakhs.  I do not own the car. I drove the car  for 230 km non-stop. I touched a maximum speed of 160kmph and that is where I had pushed down the accelerator to the bottom. During this 230km run on Hyderabad ...Read more

Commented on bionicscribe's review

Mar 25, 2012 04:31 PM

I think ''cc '' does not matter too much , but the power. Pulsar 220 , I had used for long runs like 680km once, and two 420 km journey each time. At one time, the latest one I did with a dented and holed silencer. But my Pulsar 220 never gave any trouble of any type at all with my abuse. The p...rojector head lamp is real superb with a light projecting to furlong ahead with road full lit. I maintained a 70km average at night through a very bad roads of Kothagudem to Khammam. It is reliable and dependable , compared to Bullet on long journeys. Weight wise it is only just 5kg less than Bullet 500cc. After a thorough research and reading user reviews , I decided for Pulsar 220 instead of Bullet and I am all the more happy for my decision because on Pulsar 220 you do not get tired for 450 km run for example. Read More

Commented on own review

Nov 15, 2011 10:47 AM

AmitSD I think I did not rip the vehicle. As I observed , the RPM is showing 4.5 maximum most of the time. In my second long journey, however, very often I brougt it to 6.5 RPM.

Commented on own review

Nov 15, 2011 10:42 AM

Thanks AmitSD I did not care about mileage so I did not check it. But I can say like this. While I was going on long journey at 133km point from home, I filled in 6.5 lit petrol, and this red light on dash , indicating fuel below 4 litre limit came up ( light up) at about 120 km distance fro...m home. While coming back again the red light came up midway , I had immediately filled petrol exactly 6.5 lit ( Rs.500/=) . I reached home but still the light did not come up even after 30km ride next day within city. Immediately after a few hours, I had to take a flight and come here to a foreign country. I would neatly check mileage next time but according to my rough calculations, it seems it is giving me 52 km per lit average ( 678.9 or 680 divided by 13 litres) . While going the fuel in the bike was above 4 lit and after coming back it is just the same , definetely above 4 lit. , so it is a rough calculation and not at all mathematically accurate. Read More

Reviewed Bajaj Pulsar 220 F

Nov 14, 2011 04:22 PM 42705 Views

(Updated Mar 19, 2012 03:52 PM)

I have purchased Bajaj Pulsar 220 F, on Nov 5th, 2011 saturday. It is one of those new colours called plasma Blue, which looks beautiful. It had cost me 92, 000/= including all on road. Eversince, I started riding the bike. I can be said as first time biker, I have used only scooter and car. ...Read more

Commented on avinashksingh's review

Aug 28, 2011 01:35 AM

what is this Bullshit ? about a roayl enfield and your write up ??

Commented on msjawahar's review

Jun 27, 2011 01:27 PM (Updated Jun 27, 2011 01:39 PM)

I have seen this vehicle in the show room and I sat in it to see the interiors. It is really huge and that shall be the first impression you get. It is huge with very big,wide,thick seats ! You would feel that in the middle row ,in fact, four persons can sit instead of three. Its interiors are vast,very roomy. I got down from the car deciding not to buy because , I felt that I would find very difficult to drive it in the city. I thought that even test driving it would be waste of time,so I had test driven Linea two times from the same show room. When I asked the price the show room sales guy told me it was Rs.15 lakhs (base model). That was another reason I could not buy, because my budget was upto 12 lakhs maximum.(It was in Dec 2010) Now I find from sales figures published by marketing magazines that ,ARIA sales are very low, at about 37 ( yes, thirty seven only ) vehicles in the month of MAY,2011. It means ARIA failed in the market,inspite of its great qualities only because,and most probably because of very high price even for a base model. Even an out of dated Ambassodor sold 275 cars !!!! and very pricy Ford Endeavour sold 175 in the month of MAY,2011. TATA cutomers seems to have expected something else on the pricing front. Read More

Commented on rajeshwarji's review

Feb 28, 2011 10:19 PM

what is the point of repeating ?

Commented on own review

Feb 08, 2011 10:45 AM (Updated Mar 20, 2012 01:59 PM)

All those who commented on this review should understand that it is not an emotional issue to feel personal about it but rather it is about a test drive. I had test driven both Fiat Linea and Chevere Optra magnum in the same manner and I was quite impressed with Linea’s gear ratios and heavy city... traffic driving. The testing was not meant for highway driving alone. And also in the shortest distance and shortest time, this is one of the testing methods whereby you would a test a car's pick up in a high gear at a lowest speed. I did not switch to fifth gear from 1st gear , this was a testing about pick up at 40 kmph in (5) fifth gear, and Fiat Linea was much ,much faster to pick up speed than Chevre.. Even at 40kmph , when I took away my feet (in fith gear) from clutch , Linea did not knock , but Chevre Optra started knocking , and about to switch off and I had to hold on to its clutch. You can read in website about the real time experience of owners of Chevrolet Optra (who purchased it) who complained that in city driving they do feel heavy turbo lag and about body roll . What really put me off is the body roll and not slow pick up at low speeds. In market survey when company sales manager asked me I gave one single reason for not buying Chevrolet Optra Magnum and that was simply body roll and nothig else.Read More

Commented on own review

Dec 02, 2010 10:20 AM

Mr.Shanmugamakilan Yes, You may may be right, because I did not test on Highway. And also ground clearance can be an issue but I did not feel any problem on small speed breakers. I have not yet booked the vehicle.

Reviewed Fiat Linea

Nov 29, 2010 04:55 PM 9494 Views

(Updated Dec 02, 2010 10:25 AM)

I had test driven Fiat Linea diesel for a total of three times in Hyderabad in the month of November 2010 each time for about 20 minutes. The first test drive was a car provided by Malik motors and I took to the wheel at lower tank bund road just about infont of Sri Ramakakrishna mutt. The...Read more

Reviewed Chevrolet Optra Magnum

Nov 29, 2010 02:23 PM 27680 Views

I was a little bit disappointed with Chevrolet Optra Magnum drive train. I did test drive on necklace road , Hyderabad for a full half an hour sometime in the month of November 13th , 2010 if I remember it correctly. I was sitting with my wife, daughter and a showroom driver, show room sal...Read more

Commented on sriguru's review

Feb 01, 2010 11:23 AM

Kawasaki ninza is an internationally acclaimed,very successful motorbyke which means less repairs, good mileage, resonable cost in dollar terms. It has two cylinders, 'Fi ' type with electronic fiel injections without a carburettor. Kawasaki Ninza gives 42km per liter on highways, weighs 170kg ...(same as bullet 500 cc classic) with 33 BHP . (Bullet 500cc 27BHP) Bullet cost is 1,50,000/= I belived ninza is slightly overprriced for Indian byke lovers, on road price is 3,00,000 . My be 2,30,000/= may be the reasonable price,if it won't sell Bajaj may reduce the price but parts may ne made in India. Read More