Wednesday, April 01, 2009

First Vehicle

Finally got my very first owned vehicle, a Honda Aviator. Got the dealer to deliver it near my home since I only have a learners license and have never really ridden a scooter/motorcycle for anything more than 5-10 minutes at a time :)

Well, the dealer (Kothari Wheels in Pune, look them up, they're good) was kind enough to show me how to start it, various controls (ignition, horn, lights, indicators, etc.). And when he realized that I have never seriously ridden a scooter before, he sat behind me and gave a brief 5 minute lesson around the block. I mustered up some courage and decided to take the scooter to fill up some petrol -- it had only 1/2 litre and most of it was gone since he'd ridden almost 15 km to get the scooter here. Anyway, I took the scooter out and reached the gate, only to have it stall there -- the tank was empty :(

I walked to the nearest petrol pump only to see that it was shut, walked back, walked my scooter back into parking and came back home. Now to get some petrol tomorrow and take her for a ride :)


Parag said...

Hey congrats!!
Looks like an upgrade over Honda activa...
got it for ~45k I guess..
whats the mileage like?

Siddhesh said...

Thanks. Yes, I think it's the same engine as the activa but a taller body. You need to be around 5'4'' plus to be able to ride it comfortably.

Mileage ka abhi tak kuch monitor nahi kiya, still learning how to ride in traffic :P

From reviews it looks to be between 40-50 kmpl.

Anonymous said...

Sigh. One more two-wheeler enthusiast in Pune. Do post when piss off your first 4-wheeler driver or pedestrian.

On another note -- Cellphone crashed, lost your Pune phone number. Do send. How's the city treating you?

Siddhesh said...

Oh, for that I will have to post with a past date ;)

It's quite good here, very relaxed pace. I've sent you a message, hope you got it.

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sarthak said...

Congrats SID :)