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    Hi,
    I cant make a decision between the Ravi Piaggio and the Suzuki GS150.
    Its gonna be my first bike so i wanna get this just right cuz both of these bikes have a very bad resale value :-p


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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadmarjanzia View Post
    Hi,
    I cant make a decision between the Ravi Piaggio and the Suzuki GS150.
    Its gonna be my first bike so i wanna get this just right cuz both of these bikes have a very bad resale value :-p
    Both are going to give you initial issues. GS150 shayad ziada day. Out of the two the Piaggio would be a better choice, the GS is badly assembled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadmarjanzia View Post
    Hi,
    I cant make a decision between the Ravi Piaggio and the Suzuki GS150.
    Its gonna be my first bike so i wanna get this just right cuz both of these bikes have a very bad resale value :-p
    Boi surely go for GS150, you will love it. It has some kind of heavy shape while the piaggio is like Chingchi plus 25cc more ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmszack View Post
    Boi surely go for GS150, you will love it. It has some kind of heavy shape while the piaggio is like Chingchi plus 25cc more ...
    GS150 is a fantastic bike no doubt but the people who are assembling it IE PAK SUZUKI, are ruining the motorcycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarzahid View Post
    GS150 is a fantastic bike no doubt but the people who are assembling it IE PAK SUZUKI, are ruining the motorcycle.
    Maybe but i have driven both but the GS150 has its own uniquness and about assembling its not that big deal, just complete the running process and give it to some well experienced suzuki mechanic and will make it fly in air ...

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    I see u live in Sadiqabad sir, owning a GS would be a better choice even CG would be more better then GS, and sourcing its spare parts and mechanics e.t.c.. would be easy too... for every thing else paiggio is a better choice.
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/motorcycle-travel-diaries/277725-sober-riders-visit-khunjerab-adventurous-way-via-nori-pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmszack View Post
    Maybe but i have driven both but the GS150 has its own uniquness and about assembling its not that big deal, just complete the running process and give it to some well experienced suzuki mechanic and will make it fly in air ...
    as its the OP's first ownership experience i was hoping that visits to the showroom should be none.. banda tense ho jata hai yar k new bike hai and issues i love the GS150, love its exhaust sound and its huge amounts of torque but the assembling issues will deter me from buying it.

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    I want the bike for use in Lahore...And it DOES worry me that the people who assemble the suzuki mehran assemble the GS150!!!!
    The only reason i'm iclined towards the GS150 is cuz of the added cc's. In everything else the piaggio's better. So' i'll make it simple...Do the 25 extra cc's add something to the GS150 or not? Cuz if they dont then the piaggio comes out as a winner..

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    If you want to keep bike for longer periods and you know anybody who knows that where the ravi's spare parts are available then go for ravi because there are many quality control issues in gs. Good Luck for your decision

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    CONS of Piaggio by "vickytulla"

    • Very Bad Chain Cover.
    • Fuel Gauge issue (never happened to me but heard it a lot)
    • Bad acceleration (It do not accelerate like CG power plus)
    • Professional Riders feel it as an underpowered bike due to only a 125c engine.
    • Bad at cornering (believe me on this, you need a metzeler/dunlop 110 with rear suspension full rigid and front lowered at least 2' for paiggio to perform leaned over cornering or you will slip away while corning)
    • MORE PLASTIC more WEAR AND TEAR.. of course the same bemari we have in Deluxe.
    • Expert mechanic non availability... (now this is big one because trained paiggio professionals are looting paiggio customers in maintenance)
    • Expensive and less availability of spare parts in other cities the its factory city Lahore.
    • Production is not meeting Demand, many unhappy awaiting customers.
    • Yes it has a Good top speed then CG-PowerPlus but MY bike never crossed 120KMH in normal conditions (believe me on this again I have been using it for years now and now finally ritered it) I used to think it does but then I synced it with my car and reliesed the reality max it did ever was 115km at 10k RPM in straight rode and took 1 whole kilometer to do that. So Get over it now.
    • Servis Tyre comming with new Bikes really kills you (no grip) prevuisly it had better chinese tyre, bike orignally requires atleast a 3.25 or 3.50 tyre in stock condition but they are putting a deluxe 90-90-18 in it to save money.
    • Bad PLUG (and this is one famous issue people mostly put NGK in there bikes on first week as said its a chinese bike so one will have to accept few minor flaws in the given package.



    Issues Faced in GS150 by me

    -In morning, when engaging first gear, bike jerks (like clucth is not fully pressed). Problem goes away once it moves for a minute or so , and then all day it works fine. Mechanic says its because clutch plates aren't lubricated, once oil get to them you are good. Most probably he is right but never had this kind of problem with Junoon.
    -Bike's smaller Odometer (which is adjustable) is giving wrong readings, for example when it goes from zero to 10, it jumps to 110 instead of 10. Talked with suzuki guys, and they have promised to change the whole left dial as soon as they have it in stock.
    Update: Got it changed, but new one also has the same problem
    -Katak sound from sprocket especially when braking and accelerating again and again in heavy traffic in 1st and 2nd gear. Suzuki mechanic acknowledged the problem, and said it is present in all GS and i shouldn't worry about it.
    -Front mudguard touches frame pipe when front brake pressed hard. It causes the handle to jam which is pretty dangerous on the road. So i had to take the plastic tail off from front mudguard to avoid it. Now it doesn't jam the handle but mud is coming all over the bike when riding in rain.
    -Bike sometimes doesn't get back to 1.5K RPM when in neutral. It stuck at 2.5K/3K RPM and takes like half a minute to get back to 1.5K, which feels pretty annoying when stuck in heavy traffic.
    -Handle balance seems a little off to me. According to mechanic, balance is fine, just the upper tree is little misaligned, but to me it feels like it is pulling slightly to right.
    -Drum brakes won't serve the purpose if you need to apply sudden brakes. Close calls when cutting through the heavy traffic makes you want disc brake a must have on this bike.
    -Gear shifting could be better. It isn't super smooth like most other bikes.

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    ok I thought you lived in Sadiqabad thats why i didn't recommended you paiggio .. but in Lahore there are proper dedicated service and spare parts shop and you can get it done any time.


    I listed my experience with paiggio over half a decade it served well .... for your help link is below
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/bik...-3#post3698994

    Remember its a beautiful machine and runs good over time but no way a racing machine, if racing and all that stuff is in your mind then I would prefer to suggest you a CG.

    Hope it helps.


    -Happy Hunting.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadmarjanzia View Post
    I want the bike for use in Lahore...And it DOES worry me that the people who assemble the suzuki mehran assemble the GS150!!!!
    The only reason i'm iclined towards the GS150 is cuz of the added cc's. In everything else the piaggio's better. So' i'll make it simple...Do the 25 extra cc's add something to the GS150 or not? Cuz if they dont then the piaggio comes out as a winner..
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/motorcycle-travel-diaries/277725-sober-riders-visit-khunjerab-adventurous-way-via-nori-pass

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    ok I see Gull already pasted thread info here... ( Good man ki laltain )

    1 - about Chain Cover and Fuel Gauge its fixed from 2012 there is no more issue as the whole Gauge and Chain cover is re engineered.
    2 - The two naggin isues still it has (jo mujhe hazam nahi hotay actually ) is a stupid china Plug and Servis tyre which is piece of crap (orignal Tyre which came intially was one hot gripper).


    Quote Originally Posted by gull_s_777 View Post
    CONS of Piaggio by "vickytulla"

    • Very Bad Chain Cover.
    • Fuel Gauge issue (never happened to me but heard it a lot)
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/motorcycle-travel-diaries/277725-sober-riders-visit-khunjerab-adventurous-way-via-nori-pass

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