Remember the long waits we had on Yamaha YZF R25? At the end, what we all got was full of disappointment as the Yamaha didn’t launched that bike in our market. We madrives team was as curious as the readers for Yamaha R25. Read our first request to Yamaha-Letter: Yamaha Please Launch YZF R25 R4, Don’t Make Us Wait!. We even posted many articles on each move Yamaha made and gave a great publicity to the R25 model believing that Yamaha would launch it in India. Many people were eagerly waiting for purchasing this bike ignoring the competitor products. They were all let-down by Yamaha.The long wait was for nothing. Will it be the same case for Yamaha R15 V3.0? Why these companies do not reveal the markets they are planning to launch beforehand?
Truly speaking, personally i’m fed up with this launching strategies of these companies. They make us believe that the product will soon get to us and they just launch in some other countries neglecting us. When company announces or showcases a product they should disclose the markets they are planning to launch and the approximate time they will launch that product in each market. Nearly all automobile magazines in each region will boast up these products as they have no idea of what will happen to that product next. Obviously, the companies have a perfect plan in paper before showcasing a product and in fact almost all officials would have an idea of when and where will the product will be launched. Its a matter of keeping secret or disclosing it to the people. What is wrong with divulging the launch details to millions of automotive enthusiasts/fans.
What we have to say to our readers is that never ever have a high hope when a company showcase their new product. I wrote this article because i saw many desperate comments in Youtube on long waits for Yamaha R15 V3. Probably these frustrated guys may have waited for the Yamaha YZF R25 and got disappointed. If you can’t wait long, don’t get distressed as you have a profusion of options in our market. KTM RC 200 is the best alternative you can buy and if you can add some more cash, get the TVS AKULA 310
as its the trending one currently.
To Yamaha Officials,
If you are reading this, if you have any value towards your customers/fans, please shed light on the launch details of Yamaha R15 V3.0 and if you can’t please enlighten us why you can’t disclose it in advance. Last time, we didn’t got any response from you guys for R25 (Letter: Yamaha Please Launch YZF R25 R4, Don’t Make Us Wait!)
but I’m hoping you will respond this time.
A Yamaha Fan(Owned R15 V2.0 for 5 years)
Which four wheeler comes in your mind when someone ask about the best SUV under 22 lakhs in 2017-2018 year? We made a same survey and guess who topped – the ‘Jeep Compass’, following it was the Xuv 500 which also made a good impact on Indian automotive market. But recently we had seen a video of a customer getting beaten up by the Jeep service center guys. Seeing this video, me and my friends visited a nearby Jeep service to learn how their professional behavior is. If you haven’t seen the customer getting beaten up by Jeep employees, do search the Youtube channel as there are lots of videos regarding it.
For someone who is wishing to buy a Jeep vehicle, this video will force their instinct to stay away from a Jeep product and rather go for competitor product. I was really surprised of seeing this kind of behavior from these trained professionals. This is why people say a degree cannot give a person the character traits of a professional. Companies should filter the employees based on the professional behavior criteria rather than the degree/marks they have. Our experience with Jeep was contrary of what was in the video. We visited the Jeep Pinnacle Kalamassery,Kerala and they were very polite to us. We had no plans of buying a Jeep product but in a masqueraded way we interacted with two Jeep professionals. They were so down to earth, gave us cool drinks and answered every question we had. So the fight that happened in the video was an infrequent case.
When compared to other rivals, Jeep Compass really had only small issues that can be ignored as they all happen rarely. The most common issues found in USA Compass model are the control arm/ bushing failure(found in 2007 model,can be repaired for a price of $687.00), CVT transmission overheating(in 2011 model,can be repaired for $1,700),TIPM failure (in 2007 model, can be repaired for $2,000),water leaks from the front and rear roof area, engine stall because of wireless control module fault etc. Below we will classify the major Jeep Compass problems in USA category wise.
- Jeep Compass Drive Train Problems-
Clutch pedal makes some sharp, high-pitched sound.
Little struggle needed sometimes for changing gear in manual transmission.
Sudden backward repulse of clutch pedal
- Jeep Compass Engine Problem-
- Debris in the cylinder head coolant port will heat up the engine.
- Jeep Compass Suspension & Steering Problems-
some customers reported hard handling.
- Front strut leakage.
- When steering is turned clutch pedal produces scraping sound.
- Jeep Compass Brakes Problem-
ESP which is the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) wont get off when off button is pressed.
Soft braking makes some weird noise and vibration in the front side brakes.
- Jeep Compass Electrical & Lights Problems
Wireless control module fault makes engine not to start when key is turned.
Front wheel drive compass shows some some fuel gauge variation issues.
HVAC Blower Motor creates unwanted disturbing noise.
“MyGig” Radio gets damaged when disconnection and re-connection of battery.
All these problems/issues were found in US Jeep models only, the one major issue here that was spread in the internet was of smoke from a Jeep Compass in Kerala. But the owner later put a video clarifying that it was his mistake that he drove in 2nd and 3rd gear for almost 160km and hence the clutch burnt and engine got overheated. Apart from this issue there were no major issues reported till now. As the Jeep Compass was only launched this year in our country, we cannot know the issues of the Compass that may come in long run. So stay tuned to our blog as we will update the article if new problems get reported anywhere. Meanwhile subscribe our below email service for instant Jeep Compass and other car reports delivery to your mailbox. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page too.
Kawasaki Versys 300
Searching for a cheapest adventure touring bike? Then the 2017 Kawasaki Versys 300 is the one you can buy blindly. Kawasaki has recently launched this cheapest bike in India last week and its a good deal for those who are looking for quality touring bike. Its actual name is Kawasaki Versys X-300 and the same 300 cc parallel twin engine that is powering the Ninja 300 is used in it.
Versys X300 has a price tag of ₹ 4.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and churns out a power of 38.70 bhp @ 11,500 rpm and a torque of 25.70 Nm @ 10,000 rpm. Kawasaki touring bikes are popular for their riding comfort, ergonomics etc. For those who drive long distances, this bike will be a real deal as it gives them the comfortable posture to ride with no feel of tiredness. Kawasaki also offers higher spec models (Versys 650 and the Versys 1000) in their Versys series. For an amateur rider, Versys X300 offers high spec touring bike’s riding feel and experience to handle any kind of tough roads. Whenever you are in the riding seat of X300, your mind will insist you to explore the unexplored lands. That’s why people love the cruising and touring bikes.
Even though cheaper touring bikes like Yamaha Fazer are available in our country, they all are only usable in straight roads or smooth terrains. When going for steep hilly areas, mountains, forests, hard terrains etc a bigger engine is needed and that’s where Versys series bikes comes into action. There are many adventure places in our country that can be explored with this high powered machines. Hence if you are an avid adventure guy, get one of these and have wonderful travel memories that you can remember in your entire lifetime.
There are also certain things to consider before you buy a bike from Kawasaki. On last April, 2017, Kawasaki has ended their 8 year partnership with Bajaj and now Kawasaki bikes wont be serviced in Bajaj service centers. This is a main issue you need to consider before buying any of Kawasaki products. You may not have a service center of their company nearby your town, so it will be a herculean task to get in direct touch with company officials or a far-away service center.
Next thing that concerns a Kawasaki biker is that the bike parts are pretty expensive than their counterparts. You need to pay a big chunk of money for maintenance and replacing parts. But as the biking scenario in our country is changing and developing, more innovative products are coming from other major companies in each bike segment. If you can wait till next year, you will have great options to choose from. The one we would suggest waiting for will be the new 390cc touring bike from KTM! It will be a revolutionary product and will be worth every penny. For more instant news on KTM 390cc touring bike subscribe our email below and follow our Facebook page.