Growing popularity and adaptability of scooters made Indian bikemakers to show a keen seriousness towards this segment. Resultantly, every company started to roll out an economical and easy-to-go moped with the urge to attract the largest number of buyers. Working on various aspects made the scooters of these days more than just a fibre body strapped to an automatic transmission engine running over two wheels. Rather, they now have a lot of fun-factor along with the purpose-filling nature.
Ziwgheels have summed up a list of such top Indian fun scooters out on sale today. let’s give a glance on which are the ones to make it to this list.
Aprilia SR150 Race Edition:
Aprilia had already grabbed a lot of wows by launching a sporty and powerful scooter, the SR 150. Excitement went further when the company changed the gear ratios, adorned it with its MotoGP livery and dropped down as the Race Edition. The 154.8cc engine of the scooter is mated to a continuously varying transmission and, for this edition, the bikemaker shortened the ratios for a crisper throttle response.
It generates power of 10.5 PS and torque of 11.4 Nm which is commendable withing this category. The 0-60 kmph speed comes in minimal 6.8 seconds and the large wheels add to the handling and stability. At the hefty price of Rs. 70,061, the Aprilia SR 150 Race Edition calls for a great enthusiast ride.
TVS Scooty Zest 110:
TVS’s success in India cannot be counted without huge credits given to the Scooty brand. And, after its evolution from ES to Pep, the market value went at a higher level since it was a most ideal machine for teenagers and women. Talking about the latest Zest model, it offers all the adorable and modern features including 19-litre under seat storage capacity and USB charging port for mobile phones. The all-new matte edition boasts of sexier cosmetics with the new matte finish and 3D logo.
Underneath, the Scooty Zest 110 hides a 109.7cc engine which carries you at the power of 8 PS and torque of 8.4 Nm. It is as light as 97 kgs and as claimed by the company, one of the quickest in its segment. It is retailed at Rs. 46,238 and is always on the top priority of Indian buyers.
Sleek, light and agile. That’s how Dio is, qualities which have been beaconing a lot of young riders in India. With the same engine of the Honda Activa, which is the most trustable from the company, Dio offers the same aura with modernity. The latest model has been adorned with a strip of linear LED on the handle cowl with the conventional headlamp designed more spread out. The cycle parts are also of good quality which includes Combine Braking System making the anchoring better.
The Honda Dio runs on a 109.9ccc engine which pumps out 7.9 PS of power peaking at 7,000 RPM and 8.9 Nm of torque coming at 5,500 RPM. Fastest, the Dio can go up to 83 kmph and generates sweet low-end torque for overtaking in traffic. It can be bought for Rs. 49,312 and for that money, Dio makes for a gorgeous and stylish offering.
Honda Navi, with its short stature riding stance and bike-like looks, is the moped which brought the concept of monkey bike in India. Carrying the same engine as that of the Honda Activa, Navi gives the nearest pleasure of riding a motorcycle with lightness and convenience of a scooter. If you ask about the storage space, the company provides an under seat storage box as an optional accessory. For enhancing the fun, a variety of cool accessories are offered with varied styles including Adventure, Chrome and Colour alterations.
On the bit stingy side is the tank, which is a small 3.6 litres unit, however, the mileage similar to the Activa slightly covers the drawback. Same as Activa, it carries a 109.19cc engine capable of lying out 7.9 PS of power and 8.9 Nm of torque. At the price of Rs. 41,500, Honda Navi can prove an outstanding deal.
Suzuki Access 125:
Suzuki Access 125 goes on the opulent side as compared to the few upper ones and boasts of premium parts including steel body and semi-analog cluster. Front tyres carry the telescopic suspension while the rear has a mono shock unit. Drum brakes do the stopping duties on both ends and a front disc is offered as optional. Ample of parameters are displayed on the instrument cluster and a DC charging socket expands the list of facilities.
As compared to the aforementioned Honda scooters, the engine of the Suzuki Access 125 is gruntier with SOHC 125cc unit which outputs 8.7 PS of power and 10.2 Nm of torque. Recently, Special Edition Access 125 have also been added to the fleet. Pricing of the Suzuki Access 125 starts at Rs. 54,302 and the Special Edition demands a little premium of over Rs. 2000. Holding a storage capacity of 21 litres, Access is one big-daddy scooter which is suitable for all aged commuters.
Source – Zigwheels.com