Competitive Bike Prices in India

The most common vehicles seen on Indian road are two-wheelers. While to those around them they are a nuisance, the ones riding the bikes are at ease, zipping through traffic, getting more mileage for their fuel. While most upper middle-class families prefer the luxury of their cars, the lower-middle class sector members require good, sturdy, and affordable motorbikes. Large corporations like Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj, Honda and TVS cater to these families, and offer two wheelers at great prices. The TVS Sport, a smart looking Indian motorbike is priced at only Rs. 40,000. It comes equipped with a 12 liter fuel tank and telescopic hydraulic forks for front suspension, and a 5-step adjustable rear shock absorber.

Japanese giant Honda launched a new two wheeler called the CD 110 Dream. It costs a little over Rs. 41,000 and has a 110 cc engine. The tubeless tires are equipped with drum brakes and while it also has the telescopic hydraulic fork like the TVS, it is equipped with a spring-loaded rear suspension. The bike offers prospective buyers with the same hardiness and comfort as the Dream Yuga or Dream Neo, but it is priced much lower, making it far more appealing to the masses. The bike was introduced as competition to Bajaj's Platina, TVS 'Sport, Hero's HF Deluxe and Mahindra's Pantero, which are all just priced. Hero MotoCorp's HF Deluxe is also priced a little over Rs. 40,000 and has the same features as the CD 110 Dream and the TVS Sport. The only difference that can be seen is in the rear suspension. The HF Deluxe has a swing arm with a 2-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorber. The Baja Platina, which is priced around Rs. 38,000 has hydraulic, telescopic type suspension at both the front and rear ends. In all other respects, it is almost identical to the other bikes mentioned.

Apart from a few very minimal differences, bikes that are marketed to the everyday consumer are almost exactly the same. Some bikes offer a longer seat, while others offer slightly better suspension. With regard to the competitively priced bikes, it is hard to pinpoint what makes one bike better than the other. All new Indian bikes are built with the same features, with small tweaks being added to make them more appealing to different people. At the end of the day, the average user will look at what allows him or her to be comfortable, and which vehicle gives them the most value for their money. For those who just enjoy bikes, money is not an issue, and this can be seen by the number of Royal Enfields and Harley Davidsons seen on Indian roads.

Smooth Momentum UB5 Upright Exercise Bike Review

The Smooth Momentum UB5 upright exercise bike is designed to meet the demands of health club users, but will provide years of solid performance in your home. The Smooth Momentum UB5’s self generating drive system requires no power cord yet can produce a whopping 900 watts of resistance. No helmet required if you already enjoy outdoor cycling, cruise to your heart’s content in the comfort of your home! You’ll never have to deal with traffic or foul weather, and the seat is much more comfortable. Rise out of the seat as if to sprint or climb a hill; the Smooth Momentum UB5 brings you all the fitness benefits of an outdoor bicycle. The display on the Smooth Momentum UB5 doesn’t shut down when you slow down, unlike other stationary bikes, so you won’t risk losing your program.

Monitoring your effort could not be easier with the patented tri color LED heart rate zone indicator. This one of a kind feature is integrated with three heart rate control programs with a Polar wireless chest strap. This heart monitor is specialized for interval training, fat burning and endurance programs. By training in your target heart rate zone, you will derive maximum fitness benefits from each workout session. Commercial components meet cutting edge functionality in the Smooth Momentum Series – the result is an exceptional cycling experience.

With a self-generating drive system, Smooth Momentum UB5 bikes utilize an electromagnetic resistance system to generate high torque at low RPM. The battery recharges as you pedal, allowing constant illumination of the display. The Smooth Momentum UB5 offers 20 resistance (tension) levels for you to choose from. The hand grip pulse monitor is ergonomically positioned so you can easily observe your heart rate when not wearing the chest strap.

Another added addition to the Smooth Momentum UB5 is the multiple programming options such as: Manual, Goal (Time, Distance, Calories), Random, Interval, Cross Country, Watts Control, METs Control, Racing, Heart Rate Control – Interval, Heart Rate Control – Fat Burning, Heart Rate Control – Endurance, User-Designed Personal Training.

All these great features would not be enjoyable without the adjustable ergonomic seat and ventilated shrouds. Say goodbye to a sore bottom! Meticulously designed to conform to the human body, the Smooth Momentum UB5’s generously cushioned seat offers 8 levels of height adjustment. Vital operating components stay cool as air circulates through the motor shrouds. Hot air is siphoned away to maintain an optimal temperature within the drive system

Taking up less floor space than many other cardio machines, the Smooth Momentum UB5 has a compact footprint of 45″ long by 27″ wide, a crank arm length of 6.5″, and the unit dimensions are 45″ L x 27″ W x 63″ H. Even though the frame is smaller, this commercial grade 3-piece crank is made of die cast alloy for maximum durability. This machine weighs 140 lbs, but can hold a 350 lb person.

Smooth is known for the exceptional warranty on all their machines. The Smooth Momentum UB5 offers an Industry-Leading Warranty, which includes: Lifetime on frame; 3 years on all parts; 1 year of in-home service – a testament to Smooth’s commitment to quality.

If you’re looking for the feel of a true bicycling workout, then a Smooth Momentum UB5 upright exercise bike is for you. You can’t go wrong with this one.

Source by Marc Jennings