Honda Scoopy vs Yamaha Fazzio, Which is the Most Efficient Gasoline

 Discussing the matter of consumption of fuel oil (BBM) is more efficient, it all depends on how to drive.

But what if the Honda Scoopy duels against the Yamaha Fazzio to determine who is more fuel efficient.

The latest Honda Scoopy is claimed to be more fuel efficient because it uses the new eSAF (enhanced Smart Architecture Frame) frame technology.

In addition, this 110cc engine is equipped with eSP (enhanced Smart Power) technology.

ESP technology is integrated with the ACG Starter to start the engine smoother and quieter.

Meanwhile, Yamaha Fazzio uses technology that is no less sophisticated, namely the Blue Core Hybrid.

Blue Core Hybrid technology makes this 125cc automatic motorbike more powerful, reliable and environmentally friendly.

Which of the two retro scooters is more fuel efficient?

Honda Scoopy when used daily activities, the average consumption of gasoline is 55.7 km / liter.

Test conditions also varied, with road contours filled with inclines and tandem.

Meanwhile, PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) claims that Scoopy's fuel consumption is 59 km/liter.

Moving on to Yamaha Fazzio, the engine doesn't immediately scream but rises slowly.

Then the speed increases in rhythm with the increase in engine speed.

The combination of an engine that doesn't 'scream' easily plus hybrid technology at low speed is effective in making the Fazzio economical on fuel consumption.

Used for daily use with various road conditions, the average consumption of gasoline can reach 51.6 km / liter!

These results are obtained in driving conditions, sometimes it gets stuck, sometimes it goes smoothly, sometimes it's slow, sometimes the pol gas gets stuck.

The method used is of course full to full which is done 3 times and taken on average, because on Fazzio's speedometer there is no info on fuel consumption.

Of course, if the driving method is calm and the road conditions are consistently smooth, it is possible to get a number that is more economical than that.

For the record, the above results were obtained by a rider with a posture of 173 cm, weighing 64 kg and an aggressive driving style.

Don't be confused, choose Honda Genio and Scoopy, these are the differences

 The new Honda Genio scooter has been officially launched. The design is modern with minimal body curves, similar to that offered by Scoopy. Genio's price tag is not as expensive as Scoopy. But there are differences in the provision of features and specifications that are carried. What are the differences between Genio and Scoopy?

There is a decent difference in terms of price. The price of Honda Genio is Rp. 17.2 million for the standard type of CBS (Combi Brake System) and added Rp. 500 thousand to get the ISS (Idling Stop System) feature. While the Scoopy price is Rp. 18.94 million, both stylish and sporty type. There is a difference of more than Rp. 1 million between Genio and Scoopy. Just peek at the specifications.

Mechanical heart, both are 110 cc, but have different cylinder construction. Genio is said to be carrying the latest generation of eSP engines, with 9.0 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 9.3 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The Scoopy is slightly different, with 9.1 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and 9.4 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm.

Genio and Scoopy sizes also have significant differences. Understandably, the Genio was built from a new type of chassis. The Genio has dimensions of 1,869 x 692 x 1,061 mm (LxWxH), a wheelbase of 1,256 mm and a ground clearance of 147 mm. Genio seat height 740 mm. While the Scoopy has dimensions of 1,847 x 686 x 1,061 mm, the distance between the axles is 1,257 mm, the ground clearance is 143 mm and the seat height is 744 mm.

Design aesthetics and appearance are also different, although there is a bit of a retro aspect with rounded accents in both. But if you pay attention, the Scoopy's body has fewer corners. As a result, Scoopy feels more retro feel. The use of lights, meter panels and round mirrors also reinforces the retro character of the Scoopy. Moreover, Scoopy is equipped with 12-inch rims with thick tires 100/90 d9 front and 110/90 rear tires. Genio uses 14-inch rims with 80/90 tires and 90/90 for the rear tires. The Genio rim design is also ordinary with black color.

Both Genio and Scoopy have LED headlights. Genio's panel meters are fully digital. But they are small in size. While Scoopy is bigger, with a combination of analog speedometer and digital MID. Oh yes, both of them also have an Eco indicator for fuel-efficient driving.

The Combi Brake System feature is standard on the Genio and Scoopy. Meanwhile, the ISS feature is only available on the most expensive Genio. On Scoopy, the ISS is a standard feature. Genio luggage is claimed to be relieved, with a capacity of 14 liters. But it turns out, still more relieved to have a Scoopy, 15.4 liters. Even so, Genio has a gas tank capacity of up to 4.2 liters. Scoopy only 4 liters.

The AHM manufacturer doesn't flaunt the Genio's exterior. Just pay attention to the storage drawer in front. Appear simple, prioritizing function. While on the Scoopy, the left front storage drawer is given a protective cover. Inside there is a plug for charging the smartphone. So it's safe when used. Genio also has a similar plug, but its position is in the trunk of the seat.

Scoopy's sophistication is of a higher level than Genio. Key features, for example. Genio uses a standard lock with a cover on the lock. Scoopy even has an alarm to prevent theft. The answer back system function is also available on the Scoopy key. Its function is to give an audible and flashing hazard turn signal when the button is pressed, making it easier to find a motorbike in a crowded parking lot.

In terms of features and appearance there is a significant difference. The Genio scooter is indeed cheaper, but the features are not as rich as the Scoopy. The appearance is also still more attractive Scoopy. Now, all you have to do is adjust it to your wishes and budget, a new design motorbike priced at IDR 17 million or a Scoopy with IDR 18 million which has a retro appearance with richer and more sophisticated features. Select which one?

Honda Activa 2023 Launches, Prices Start at IDR 13 Million

 Honda Activa 2023 officially launched in India (23/1/2023). Sold from Rp. 13 million, Honda's best-selling scooter in India now has many advanced features and is certainly more environmentally friendly.

"Activa has reinvigorated the scooter market and remains one of the best-selling two-wheelers in India. Today we launched the new OBD2 (On-board Diagnostics 2) compliant Activa with a number of segment first features that offer added value," said Managing Director Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Atsushi Ogata.

Honda Activa 2023
Honda Activa 2023

The Honda Activa 2023 has been equipped with a 110 cc eSP engine, which is capable of producing a maximum power of 5.77 kW at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 8.90 Nm at 5,500 rpm. For the fuel injection system, it uses PGM-Fi injection technology.

This scooter is also equipped with various modern features, such as the answer back system, combi-brake system, smart unlock, smart start, smart safe, and of course the ACG starter which makes the process of starting the engine smoother.

The 2023 Honda Activa will be available in three variants, standard, deluxe and smart. While there are 6 color choices, pearl siren blue new, decent blue metallic, rebel red metallic, black, pearl precious white & matte gray metallic axis.

Speaking of prices, the standard variant sells for Rs 74,536 (Rp. 13.6 million), the deluxe variant for Rs. 77,036 (Rp. 14.1 million), and the most expensive smart variant costs Rs. 80,537, equivalent to Rp. 14.7 million.

5 Automotive Business Ideas and Tips for Success

 Automotive is often used as a hobby by Adam's people. Therefore, business in the automotive sector can generate quite promising profits.

In addition, the number of users of automotive products is also increasing. This is in line with increasing public transactions for motorcycles and cars.

5 Automotive Business Ideas and Tips for Success
5 Automotive Business Ideas and Tips for Success

Automotive accessories are also in great demand, you know. So if carried out diligently, the automotive business can bring in a lot of money.

If you want to take advantage of this business opportunity, but are still new to it, let's find out about the automotive business in this article.

5 Automotive Business Ideas and Tips for Success

1. Buying and selling of vehicles

If you have an interest in the automotive sector, but are still confused about what business you want, you can try buying and selling vehicles.

For those of you who have large business capital, maybe you can sell the vehicle in new condition.

Meanwhile, if you only have minimal business capital, you can try buying and selling used vehicles.

Both of these ways of selling vehicles have sizable profit opportunities. As long as it's taken seriously.

In this case, you need to have good and persuasive communication skills. So, you can convince customers to buy vehicles in your shop. 

2. Accessories and Vehicle Modifications

Other business ideas in the automotive sector that you can try are selling accessories and providing vehicle modification services.

There are tons of additional accessories that can make the vehicle look even more attractive. Some accessories can also optimize vehicle functions.

Some of the accessories and modification services that are much sought after, namely fuel savers, dash cams, car organizers, and many more.

In this case, you need to have good product knowledge so you understand the use, method of installation, as well as maintenance of each vehicle accessory.

3. Workshop or Vehicle Maintenance

Another business in the automotive sector that you can try is a repair shop.

By opening a workshop, vehicle owners can better repair and maintain their cars or motorbikes.

Because, there are lots of vehicle maintenance processes that the owner cannot do alone.

For example, change the oil, check the radiator, check the exhaust and tune up, and so on.

To be able to run this one business, you need to have automotive knowledge.

Also hire skilled workshop employees so that customers are satisfied with your service.

4. Vehicle Rentals

Motor vehicle or car rental is also included in one of the automotive business ideas that you can try.

Rental is a vehicle rental business. So, you must have several units of vehicles that can be borrowed by customers.

In this case, of course you need sufficient business capital. However, the car that is rented does not always have to be new, you know.

You can also buy a used car or motorcycle for rent.

The most important thing you need to pay attention to in the rental business is to ensure the condition of the vehicle before use.

That way, tenants can get security and comfort when renting your vehicle.

Do not let the condition of the vehicle that is not prime make tenants disappointed or even injured.

5. Vehicle Washing Services

The next business idea in the automotive sector that you can try is car wash services. Whether it's a motorized vehicle or a car.

There are many vehicle owners who prefer to clean their cars and motorcycles at a vehicle wash.

This is because vehicle washing services can truly guarantee the cleanliness of the owner's motorbike or car. So, more time-saving and very practical.

To be able to run this business, make sure you have a large washing area so that it can accommodate many vehicles at once.

Also try to have access to clean water and sufficient electricity. Don't forget to hire vehicle wash employees who are skilled in their fields.

Because, washing a vehicle also requires sufficient knowledge so as not to cause damage.

Also use a washing machine that is specifically made for vehicles, OK?

Tips for starting a car rental business with small capital

 The need for transportation, especially in Indonesia, is a staple for Indonesian people. This makes a business related to car rental or car travel services one of the business opportunities that will never die in Indonesia.

Starting from the need for recreation to business needs, the car is one of the vehicles most needed by Indonesians.

In addition, increasingly advanced technological developments generate new jobs, namely as a driver or online taxi driver.

Tips for starting a car rental business with small capital
car rental business

This is a new opportunity for car rental entrepreneurs. For those of you who just want to get into business, car rental seems to be an option to start a business.

Then, how to start? The following are tips for those of you who want to start a car rental business with small business capital.

Tips for starting a car rental business with small capital

Choose the Most Demanded Car for the Car Rental Business

Starting a business or car rental business means that you have to own the car that you are going to rent. Before buying a car, try to choose the type of car that is in great demand by customers in your area.

Usually car rental customers prefer MPV/minibus type cars that can carry many people and also have economical fuel.

The cars that are most in demand are usually like Avanza, Xenia, Innova, Gran Max, and so on.

This type of car is also very suitable for those of you who want to open a business or travel car business.

After choosing the car you want to buy, determine the car rental price based on the type of car and also your needs. 

Avoid Used Cars to Buy

Even though the price is much cheaper, avoid buying a used car to start a car rental business or a travel car business.

By choosing a new car, your business will become more value for customers and make customers safer and more comfortable.

Not only that, choosing a new car also reduces maintenance costs. Can you imagine, how much money do you have to spend to maintain a used car engine? Certainly more expensive than you buy a new car.

Buy a Car on Credit

If buying a new car is considered expensive and you don't have large enough capital, you can buy a car on credit.

For the installment fee, you can take a portion of the car rental income. That way, you won't be burdened with monthly installments.

However, if you have enough capital to buy a new car, there's nothing wrong with buying a car in cash.

Set Your Car Rental Business Regulations

Regulation in the car rental business is very important. risks arising from tenants often occur such as damage and also loss of cars. To avoid this, arrange rental regulations such as,

  • Implement a letter of agreement prior to leasing signed with a stamp duty;
  • Imposes detention of Identity Cards during the rental period;
  • Provide a form to the tenant containing the tenant's personal data information;
  • Attach a GPS tracking device to your car.

If your business has grown, you can also build rental application software to make it easier to carry out regulations for your car rental business.

Register the Car with the Insurance Company

Running any business, including car rental or leasing businesses, must have business risks, one of which is asset risk. The assets in the car rental business are your car as well as the driving force.

Insure your business assets in the event of a traffic accident, damage, loss and also risks that can disrupt the smooth running of your rental business.

If you have small capital, currently some insurers impose small premiums or a system of cooperation with business entities.

So you don't need to worry about large premiums for registering insurance on your car rental business assets

Set a Marketing Strategy to Develop a Car Rental Business

After you have invested your assets in a car, the next step is to set a marketing strategy for your rental business.

Business strategy can include who your rental targets are and also the people who will help your business (People), where you will rent (Place), the price you will give for each rental (Price), and also the promotion tools that will be used in your strategy.

This business strategy can also measure how effective your rental business is. Marketing strategies with small capital usually only use simple promotion tools, such as social media, blogs with free domains, and networking.

When your business starts to grow, you can expand your market coverage by working with other rental businesses or companies that need private transportation.

Currently you can also offer rentals to online taxi partners as a strategic step for your car rental business.

Manage Finances Well

The last thing you should pay attention to in starting a rental business is managing business finances well. Managing finances especially in your rental business is important.

You can control every transaction, including profit and loss so you can make decisions regarding future business strategies.

If you don't really understand how to manage finances well, you can hire a consultant or rely on financial regulatory applications or financial software to make managing your rental business finances easier.

One of the financial software that you can rely on is Journal. Journal is an online accounting software that can be your business financial solution.

By using the Journal, you only need to record all business transactions into the system, and the Journal will automatically provide accurate and real-time data regarding the financial condition of your business.

Journal as an android bookkeeping application also provides financial reports that you can access anytime and anywhere. This certainly makes it easier for you to manage your business. You can see more about the Journal notes application and other features here.

How to Start a Workshop Business

 Are you looking for how to run a workshop business? ⏩ Check out the following tips. ✅ Tips for starting a motorcycle and car repair shop.

The number of motorized vehicles is always increasing. This was driven by increased public purchasing power and the ease of applying for credit.

Motorized vehicles are not always able to function properly. Sometimes, the machine has a problem so it doesn't work properly.

How to Start a Workshop Business
How to Start a Workshop Business

Vehicle engines such as motorcycles and cars also require regular maintenance. Spare parts must be replaced within a certain time.

From some of the conditions above, some people use it to open a workshop.

On this occasion, we will explain how to start a motorcycle and car repair business from scratch to success.

How to Start a Motorcycle Repair Business

Motorcycles and cars have different characteristics. Let's start with how to start a motorcycle repair shop. 

1. Determine the location of the Motorcycle Workshop

Location is one of the most important things in starting any business. Moreover, a motorcycle repair shop is a physical business, not virtual.

It's best if you choose a strategic location and are in the center of the crowd. For example on the edge of the highway, in the city center, near the market, and others.

Try to make it easy for the general public to see your business. That way, your motorcycle repair shop will be easily recognized.

However, if you really have minimal capital, then you can turn the workshop business into a home business.

You can use the garage or land at home as a location for your workshop business

2. Determine Initial Capital

The initial capital in making a motorcycle repair shop includes costs for building a shop, operational costs, purchasing spare parts, and purchasing tools.

You can rent a place or build a workshop from scratch. The costs required depend on the size of the building you want.

Also calculate the capital required for monthly operational costs, purchase of workshop equipment and spare parts.

3. Specify Equipment and Operational Costs

Operational costs include several things such as employee salaries, electricity costs, and reserve funds. At the beginning of the business, finances were not stable.

To be safer, you should prepare operational funds for at least the first 3 months. This is in anticipation if the business is not stable at the start.

Also calculate in more detail the equipment needed. For example keys, screwdrivers, compressors, and so forth.

To provide financial management references, you can check tips on managing finances.

You can also use a financial recording application. That way you will be more practical in recording all your business expenses and income.

4. Looking for a mechanic who can be relied on

The mechanic is the prime mover in the motorcycle repair shop. Look for workers who have good skills.

You can make a selection before starting a workshop business. Perform several tests such as analysis of motor damage, repairs, oil changes, and parts replacement.

Expertise is not enough, look for a mechanic who is honest and also friendly. This will greatly affect your business.

5. Provide spare parts

The spare parts you buy should be the ones most needed by consumers. If during the opening, consumers need other parts, you can buy them right away.

Examples of some of the most sought-after spare parts include brake linings, spark plugs, engine chains, clutch linings, and others. Don't forget to provide lubricants from various brands.

6. Management and Services

A successful business begins with good management. For example regular employee payroll, bookkeeping, and also management of items that must be purchased.

You should also not forget one important thing, namely service. Always serve customers in a friendly manner. Also provide facilities such as television or free wifi so customers don't get bored while waiting.

7. Set the Promotion Strategy

Promotion is very important in starting a business. The goal is to introduce your motorcycle repair shop to the wider community.

Use the right promotion strategy, both offline and online. In offline promotions, you can use billboards or banners.

As for online promotion, you can create a business account on social media and advertise there.

If you want promotions to be more intense and precise, there's nothing wrong if you recruit people who are in charge of handling promotions and sales

Mullen acquired Bollinger shares worth IDR 2.2 trillion

 Mullen Automotive is reported to have acquired a majority of Bollinger Motors' shares of 60 percent for US$148.2 million 

(equivalent to Rp. 2.2 trillion) to revive the pending B1 and B2.

Reported by CarsCoops, on Thursday (8/9), Mullen CEO David Michery said that the move positions Bollinger to capture the electric sports utility and commercial vehicle market.

"This acquisition is one of the largest in the EV industry to date and provides Mullen with a unique opportunity to aggressively expand into the commercial EV space with high demand," said David Michery.

He also continued that combining Bollinger vehicles with the existing Class 1 and Class 2 EV cargo van programs provides the company with an opportunity to dominate the entire Class 1-6 light and medium commercial truck segment.

Additionally, Bollinger will be able to leverage Mullen's solid-state battery technology, making their current vehicles even more competitive once the technology is rolled out across Mullen and Bollinger's EV portfolio.

As Mullen explained, with the acquisition and injection of capital, the B1 and B2 programs will commence after the start of production for the Class 3-6 commercial truck program.

Bollinger Motors CEO Robert Bollinger stated, "Mullen shares a dream to build the very best EV cars and trucks. This partnership will bring us closer to realizing that vision, as it allows us to increase production on our end and take Mullen's EV program to more markets." fast," he said.