People serious in buying rides do it on cash..If you are short on credit then your only choice is installment.No way you can undermine the quality and high response rate of Honda customers.These are meagre issues..Let me compare some stuff b/w CD 100 and raider to remove some miscinceptions
Suzuki Raider is a new bike cosmetically changed sprinter to attract people who are more into sporty looks..It looks miserable..Just pit the Raider's tank with the seat..Both seem incompatiple..The tanky should have been downward inclined..Its head lights are gross..Only thing i like about it is the rear brake region..
Raider is a new Bike.It will take alot of time getting customers..Pluse installments are not the only reason people got for a certain bike,there are issues like spares(cheap),Availability of spares in your city,No. of service centers,No. of dealers,no. of qualified mechanics..
If my Bike suddenly fails in the middle of nowhere or even in city you will have to drag yourselff all the way to the nearest suzuki service center which in rwp is only 1.So long the reliability.
Also its spares price is sky high.Spares are not easily available around city..Being a new model even the suzuki service centers will encounter a deficiency in raider's spare.
Raider is 110 cc ,,CD 100 is 97 CC..No way both can have the same amount of consumption...CD 100 excels in economy..
Plus the incoming CD 100 new model will flush out competitors in 100 CC class..
CD 100s road grip is unmatched and unparalleled.Also it enjoys the honour of being one of the best rides in terms of Comfort.
Cd 100 enjoys the highest amount of ownership in 100-110 cc class.
I have tested both models before buying my CD 100..I found CD 100 better in most aspects..
Going just for looks it a very stupid idea..I have seen owners of Ravi Piaggio in my vicinity and had some discussions..They are worried cuz parts availability + service center in Rwp is only one and they cant go nowhere if one is not in their vicinity(in case something happens).
No doubt Raider has low dryweight than CD 100 and is more speedy that i do confirm,,but speed is not the only issue when you buy a ride..
raider aint a fail but ot is outmatched by CD 100 atm...And with the new incoming model CD 100 looks issue would be resolved,