India's automobile sector is one of the largest in the world. Two wheelers are a favorite mode of transport among Indians and 80% of India's vehicle market is dominated by two-wheelers.
Two-wheelers are loved by many citizens, because of the ease of usage, hassle-free parking, low maintenance cost and so on. In this blog, we will discuss various things you need to consider before buying a two-wheeler.
Scooters are gearless two-wheelers and are highly popular among teenagers, as they are easy to drive and handle. Price of the scooters are quite less when compared to motorbikes.
Advantages of buying a scooter are, it can be used by different family members and it is good for riding in the city.
Motorbikes are used by people who travel long distances and it gives more control as there is a gearbox.
Before purchasing a two-wheeler, you should fix a budget. Fixing a budget will give you a clear view of your options. If you have a budget of Rs 50,000-60,000, you can purchase a two-wheeler from a renowned brand.
If you are opting for a two wheeler loan, you can fix the budget by calculating how many EMIs you can afford to pay, each month.
Purchasing a two-wheeler is a one-time investment. The two-wheeler you purchase should last for many years. So, you must opt for a brand which is well established, and gives you the assurance of good quality and after-sales service.
In India, there are a number of two-wheeler manufacturers such as Honda, Suzuki, TVS, HeroMoto Corp and Mahindra. Choosing a motorcycle from a reputed company, will make sure you get good resale value for your vehicle.
Mileage is the distance which a vehicle covers over one litre of fuel. As fuel prices are increasing, it is very important to check the mileage of the vehicle, before making a purchase. A good two-wheeler gives you a mileage of 35 to 40 Kms per litre.
It is very important to check the weight of the vehicle before purchasing, so that you can ride comfortably. You should take a test ride of the two-wheeler to decide whether or not you can handle it.
The height of the vehicle is also as important as its weight. Two-wheelers should not be too high to ride, otherwise it will be quite difficult to handle.
Every vehicle requires regular maintenance. So, before purchasing a two-wheeler, you should inquire about the cost of getting regular servicing and check-up. The service center should be near your location, so that you don't have to travel long distance for repairs and services.