Scooters are a common mode of transportation used for daily commuting mostly by youngsters. The scooter segment has evolved over the years expanding to a 5 million unit market including domestic sales and exports. With a sharp surge in demand, two-wheeler manufacturers are venturing in Indian market and bringing contemporary models. Considering that there are multiple options in the segment, we have short-listed the best scooters in India that are popular among customers and are roping in good sales every month.
1) Honda Activa
Topping the list is Honda’s ace model Activa that has been ruling the segment ever since it was introduced in India back in 2000. Available in three variants-Activa 3G, Activa-i and Activa 125, the model is available with a choice of two engines including 110cc unit used by 3G and i trims and a 125cc engine housed in the latter. Mated to a V-Matic transmission, power output ranges between 8.0bhp to 8.60bhp and is claimed to offer impressive fuel economy of up to 59km/l.
Price- 46,596 to 60,489 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
2) Hero Maestro Edge
(Hero Maestro Edge)
Hero Maestro Edge is one of the most selling models in Indian market that derived power from a 110.9cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled engine developing 8.31bhp and 8.30Nm. Built on the high rigidity under bone type frame, Maestro uses a V-matic transmission and offers top speed limit of 85km/h.
Price-49,700 to 51,150 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Also Read: Hero Maestro Edge and Hero Duet Review
3) TVS Jupiter
Sharing underpinnings with Wego, TVS Jupiter is aimed at male customers and gets a 109.7cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled engine putting out 7.9bhp and 8Nm. Just like Activa and Maestro Edge, Jupiter also uses a CVT and is claimed to return 62km/l.
Price-48,809 to 50,832
Also Read-Hero Maestro Edge vs TVS Jupiter vs Honda Activa 3G
4) TVS Scooty Zest 110
(TVS Scooty Zest 110)
Joining the likes of Scooty Pep Plus and Scooty Streak in TVS’ range, Zest 110 is styled in tandem with its aforementioned siblings. Drawing power from 109.7cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled engine good for 8.0bhp and 8.7Nm, Zest claims to return around 62km/l. The company recently introduced a special edition dubbed ‘Himalayan Highs’ featuring subtle cosmetic tweaks, while mechanically it is identical to the regular version.
Price- 45,738 to 46,338
5) Mahindra Gusto
With features like height adjustable seat, remote flip key, guide lamp and find me lamps, Mahindra Gusto is climbing the popularity ladder at a fast pace. Available in three variants-DX, HX and VX, Gusto gets a 109.6cc, 4-Stroke, air-cooed M-TEC engine producing 8.0bhp and 9Nm while transmission duties are performed by a CVT.
Price-45,410 to 49,410
Also Read: Mahindra Gusto 125 Review
6) Yamaha Fascino
Targeted squarely at young buyers, Yamaha Fascino is based on “rich and classy modern-retro” design philosophy. In fact, the Powering Fascino is a 113cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke engine belting out 7bhp and 8.1Nm. The engine comes mated to a CVT like other models in the segment. Featuring Yamaha’s “Blue Core” technology, the scooter is claimed to deliver segment best fuel economy of 66km/l.
Also Read- Yamaha Fascino vs Honda Activa i vs TVS Jupiter vs Hero Maestro vs Mahindra Gusto
7) 2016 Suzuki Access 125
(Suzuki Access 125)
The flagship model from Suzuki played a key role in strengthening Suzuki’s grip in the highly competitive scooter segment. Launched in a new avatar recently Suzuki Access 125 has received fresh dose of cosmetic and mechanical updates. Paired to a CVT, the new 124cc, single cylinder air-cooled engine features SEP technology and churns out 8.6bhp and 10.2 Nm.
Price-59,222 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Also Read: 2016 Suzuki Access 125 Review