Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Duro - My Scooterette
Being a single child, I use to get everything which I like. My mom will ensure that she gets me everything I like from childhood. But again, I would say that we do have some of the disadvantages being a single child. I got my own vehicle very recently after I had got relocated to a new place. When I was in my home town, I have tried many times to purchase a two wheeler but I have never succeeded. The reason behind that was nothing but “My Mom was scared”.
As days goes by we could realize that most of the roads are heavily crowded and busy all the day. Also we come across lot of accidents while on our way to work. Due to these issues, my mom was unable to convince herself and get me a vehicle when I was in my college. After I had started going to work, I had lost its interest. But now, I have a taken a step and purchased a new scooterette which helps me to reach my office daily on time.
Though my mom hesitated at first, she convinced herself now saying that I require it badly to meet most of my day to day needs and activities. My companion and I stepped into the nearby Honda showroom recently to book a vehicle named “Honda Activa”. But we were surprised to hear that after booking they have asked us to wait for the minimum of four months.
As we were not interested to wait for such a long duration, we have decided to go to the nearby Mahindra showroom to have a glance. Mahindra two wheelers are very new in the market because, Mahindra is the brand which concentrated much on the four wheeler segments. But the scenario now with Mahindra had got changed and they have now started to focus even on the two-wheeler market. They have commenced two new power scooters named Rodeo and Duro.
Both the vehicles are good enough in their looks and strength so that they can compete with the vehicles like Honda Activa, Honda Aviator, TVS Scooty Streak, Suzuki Access and Hero Honda Pleasure. Mahindra Duro with its fashionable superior looks and commanding 125 cc engine not only meets to the transportation needs of the entire family but also the cost of it was affordable by a middle class families. After seeing the vehicle, I had decided to go ahead and purchase Duro and the color was Cappuccino Brown. I liked it and if that was not the one among the shades, I would have taken the Pearl White color – a lot of them can be seen in the Indian roads nowadays.
The stunning vehicle gives me a mileage of 42 to 45 km per ltr with the top speed of 80kph. In the traffic signals, I am sure that my Duro would be the first vehicle to fly away by the time that the other vehicles would have reached its second or third Gear. I have even faced some of the difficulties with the vehicle but they are very minor and well fixed now after the second service. Happy to wear a smile nowadays when I think of my Duro.