College life should be relaxed and full of enjoyment. So why complicate the commute? Rather than buying a huge quarter-litre motorcycle, a scooter is nippy, easy on the pocket and fun to ride. There are so many benefits of riding a scooter to college. To begin with, you get good under seat storage space to keep your bag and other stuff. Automatic transmission lets you enjoy your leisure rides without being bothered about the shifting between the gears. And if you are tired of riding, you can pop the key to your friend or girlfriend and let them ride while you enjoy the comforts of being a pillion. The icing on the cake is the price at which you get a scooter, which means you tend to save loads of cash too! Can the deal get any sweeter?
But then which scooter should you pick that would let you enjoy your rides without hampering your style? We get you a list of five scoots which are designed for college life.
The Vespa brings retro back in fashion. This scooter would never let you go unnoticed. The 125cc single cylinder air-cooled engine puts out a healthy 10bhp of power and is the most powerful scooter in this comparison. Pick up an Arancio Taormina or Rosso Dragon colour and you could be the cynosure of all eyes.
If subtlety is not your way of going around, the aggressive styling of the Honda Dio will definitely grab your attention. The angular headlight placed on the front apron gives it an aggressive look while the reliable 110cc Honda engine will ask for minimum maintenance cost. Finally, the Honda Eco Technology helps the Dio puts out more miles to a litre of fuel.
Yamaha Ray Z
Another Japanese product to make it to our list is the Yamaha Ray Z. Like the Dio, this scooter follows an aggressive design philosophy too, but the Ray Z is just a tad less powerful than the Honda. The Yamaha is the longest scooter in this comparison which provides more room for the rider as well as for the pillion. Moreover, the addition of telescopic front suspension gives it an edge over the Honda Dio.
Representing India in this comparison test is the TVS Wego. The 110cc engine puts out 8 ponies and provides good handling accompanied by a comfortable seat, which results in effortless riding. The new two-tone colour scheme and graphics give it a stylish look and while at the fuel pump, you don’t have to ape the middle-aged uncle who has to lift the seat in order to refuel his scooter. That and the affordable price tag makes the Wego a very desirable product.
The huge 20 litre under seat storage and the second most powerful engine (8.5bhp) in the comparison gives the Suzuki Swish an upper hand over its competitors. The smooth and peppy engine justifies the name of the scooter which adds to the fun element of riding. Club this with Suzuki’s reliability and you have a scooter that is good for three years of college.
|Model||Vespa S||Honda Dio||Yamaha Ray Z||TVS Wego||Suzuki Swish|
|Under Seat Storage||NA||18 litres||NA||16 litres||20 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||8.7 litres||6 litres||5 litres||5 litre||6 litres|
|Price (Ex-showroom Mumbai)||Rs 76,495||Rs 48,314||Rs 51,615||Rs 49,730||Rs 51,933|
This is what we feel about these five scooters. Do you agree with us or not? Pen down your thoughts in the comments section below and let us know what you think.