The Glamour packs a peppy motor that features a meaty mid-range. Due to the absence of a tachometer, we would use speed as an indicator to explain the engine characteristic. The third gear can be used to ride anywhere over 30kmph while the fourth and the fifth cog are good for speeds above 40kmph and 50kmph respectively. The acceleration from 50kmph to 80kmph in the top gear feels lively.
The sweet spot to cruise is 60kmph, where it feels the most comfortable. There is sufficient power available for quick overtakes. Also, vibrations from the footpeg and handlebar become noticeably evident from 70kmph onwards, thus making 60kmph an ideal speed to cruise. The five-speed transmission feels smooth, but we did face false neutral issues while going from fourth to fifth. The clutch action feels neat and light and that comes handy while riding in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
We tested the front disc brake version of the motorcycle, and while the 240mm rotor delivered ample amount of stopping power, the rear felt almost non-existent. It was, however, another flaw on the test vehicle. The front packs a good bite and it feels progressive as it sheds speed.
The overall ride quality, with just the rider onboard, feels slightly on the stiffer side. The front feels alright and it would glide over most of the undulations. The rear, however, feels stiff in the stock setting.
The tall handlebar and neutral position for the footpegs offer upright and comfortable ergonomics. The 793mm seat height makes terra firma easily accessible. At 5’10”, I could easily plant both my feet flat on the ground. The saddle is well padded and comfortable for both, the pillion and the rider. The 180mm ground clearance ensures that the Glamour glides over any speed breaker without scraping the bottom.
The turning radius is amongst the best features on the motorcycle. The short radius makes filtering through traffic breezy and effortless.
The headlight packs a decent spread in the low-beam, but it lacks the reach. The high-beam, on the other hand, felt too high. A bit of tuning can fix the height issue in the high-beam. While the headlight offers decent performance, the Blue backlight from the instrument cluster is disturbing when riding in the dark.