I am very much confused between Hero Glamour and Super Splendor. I am already using a Hero HF-Deluxe 100 cc for 2 years. It has given me lot of trouble, In 2 yrs 5 times Clutch Plate has been Changed, I am a bit fat when riding on some chaadan road it doesn’t climb even on 2nd gear, a person who is sitting along with me has to get down put in neutral then again put first gear then it will climb up , by the time the other person has reached the destination by walking.
Engine is hot if driven for half an hour & for cooling down it takes more than an hour, it shut down its engine in the middle of the road that time start kicking for at least 10-15 strokes it comes to life by the time I m exhausted. I m fed up with this bike. But this time I am looking for good mileage,power, zero maintenance , Decent look, Reliable Engine, No Vibration @ high speed, good control on road with good breaking system (not to skid). my avg running is 50 to 70 kms per day (local from vasai west station to sativali vasai east , as I am in marketing field). As per above requirements please suggest me a good bike for long time.
Your current bike seems to have some manufacturing defect in case of its clutch plates as Hero bikes are known for their reliable working and long life. The other case where 100 cc bikes fail at slopes is true to every engine of that segment. Either you have to pull it at some speed from a far distance or you have to put it in the first gear to do so. You should consider some more powerful engine in that case and Hero’s 125cc bikes are not that powerful as others in the segment. The 124.7 cc engine on Glamour and Super Splendor produces just 9 BHP and 10.35 NM of torque.
On the other hand, the best seller of the 125cc category, Honda CB Shine comes with 10.12 BHP and 10.54 NM of torque. It is even 7 kg lighter than the Glamour and gets an option of CBS for better braking. It starts with a price tag of INR 55,559.
The third and the best option is TVS Phoenix 125. It comes with a more powerful 124.53 cc engine producing 10.8 BHP and 10.8 NM of torque. The bike even weighs 9 kg less than the Hero Glamour. It also has an option of disc brake and comes with segment first features like digital instrument console and vehicle locator. It starts at a price tag of INR 52,910 and comes with the best available power, torque ratios. It would return a mileage of around 55 kmpl and comes with the best price among all the others.
You can once test ride all of them and choose the best one for yourself. You can even get your old bike exchanged for a new one. I even suggest you to report the same inconvenience in an email to the Hero customer care.