I have done 5.5k Kms on my Ather 450.
It has been an awesome experience all through those 5.5K Kms! The braking issue which Naveen has talked about, I have faced it too but it is not too bad.
- Had an issue with the seat making noise whenever i go over speed breakers or tiny potholes
- The motor fan started making a whirring noise at around 4k kms, it was not that noticeable but it was present
Both the seat and the motor cooling fan were replaced(at my doorstep) within a day or two.
-There has been no reduction in performance whatsoever! It still gives me the same mileage it used to give when it was New and the same brilliant acceleration and top speed(90kmph on the display) is still there
-I am an aggressive rider, always ride in sport mode - I still get 60kms on sports mode(remember it is aggressive acceleration and braking as well)
-My dad rides in the “Ride” mode always and it gives around 75-80kms range.
@Shreyas If you could please let me know any other better permanent solution, I would be really grateful!
I have always experienced a clanking sound from the rear tyre, Ather team took a look into it and they said it is the drive belt. Caused due to sand particles getting stuck in it after riding in rain and they said it can be resolved by a pressure wash.
I did do a pressure wash and the noise would stop but it would slowly come back again after riding for two or three days. This is a repetitive issue and am not sure if anyone else has faced this and the only resolution is to do a pressure wash.
If anyone has found a better resolution… please let me know!
If you have more questions, am more than happy to reply to it!