Commuting without a bike in a city like PUNE is tough, PUNE city is widely spread across and traveling through bus is a laborious job to say the least as only few long distance buses operate and generally have to change buses multiple times to reach a destination, the second option is rickshawala, the meter charges are boom for a kilometer ride also, forget long distance commute, so the best most convenient and effective option is BIKE!!
To what I know each family in Pune used to have 1 Bike/scooter, but with the easy and convenient options of finance and increase in manufacturers and their models, the consumption has grown and now almost every person in a family who knows how to drive and have a valid license owns new bike in Pune, so is the need of one.
Fed up with public transportation, I finally decided to give a thought about owning a bike, so here I was all geared up and excited to tell dad about my plan of finally purchasing a bike, but when I told dad about my plan, he said “first research the market about specifications, color, companies, prices etc, when you shortlist one then come to me, I shall see what is to be done. I took note of what dad said and started my search for new bikes in Pune.
I initiated my search for what I wanted considering fuel efficiency, good looks, and decent features, thou I wanted to consider models with high end specifications and sporty looks but for long distance travel daily it was not feasible enough option.
Anyways, let’s see the factors in terms of specification that are good for a fuel efficient bike:
1) 100cc to 125cc Engine
2) 4 Stroke
3) Around 5500 to 9000 RPM
4) 7 to 10 BHP
5) Average of about 55 to 65 in City and 75 to 85 on highway
Considering the above form factor I shortlisted some models that had all the amazing features and as per above specifications. Now that I was sorted with some selected models, it was time to head north I mean tell dad about the models and specifications so that he could finalize which one would be better for daily commute purpose and consider the company manufacturer market value.
After going through the list of models and companies of bikes, dad suggested that Hero Honda bikes in Pune are trending because of their good after service and easy to get spares, the two main factors which I didn’t search about, and he was right in a certain way that after sales service and easy availability of spares are crucial part while purchasing bikes in Pune.
So I finally decided to go by dad’s decision and purchase a Hero Honda Bike in Pune considering the 2 main factors mention by him and adding the model and features of the bike as per my choice.