If I was 40 kgs lighter, I would consider a 125cc scooter for my 29km commute using backroads.Also to add on to my escapades in scooter research.
The Suzuki Burgman 125 has also made its way onto my shortlist.
Considering that, my commute to work will be a measly 9 kms so a 125 will do just nicely.
So even though i want something bigger for the luxury of having it. The little burgie at R20K new seems a treat.
Its got big scooter looks and according to the google, its the most bestest 125 scooter in india, but it does come at a premium over other 125's
For those that dont know India is probably one of the bigger scooter markets in the world. Just check the honda/suzuki/etc indian websites.
Initially i thought, there isnt much "new" tech in this thing for the price, it still has a drum brake in the back, no kill switch, no light in the under seat storage.
but the testomony of indian riders is quite compelling. it beats everything else for comfort, ride quality and dealer support. One can imagine that India would be the harshest testing ground for these things. Watched a video of a guy that did a 600 odd KM round trip up a mountain with 70 hairpin bends and the little burgie didnt break a sweat and remained comfy for the entire trip, which took a whole day.
I'm also banking on the fact that it being a suzi it will retain a good chunk of that 20K come resale time, should i choose to go bigger or decide to sell it if my unicorn comes along (burgman 400).
Maybe u guys here can enlighten me on bikes and resale.