The scooter segment in India is rapidly growing and all manufacturers are trying to cash in on the opportunity. The 2014 Auto Expo witnessed a slew of scooters that were displayed, many of which are now running on streets. So we at Motoroids decided to get you a list of five recently launched scooters in India.
Honda Activa 125
One of the most highly anticipated scooters of the year was the 125cc variant of Honda’s bestselling product, Activa 125. The 124.9cc engine produces 8.6 bhp of power and 10.12Nm or torque. Honda is offering tubeless tyres, a digital instrument cluster, and front disc brake along with its combi-brake technology. The Rs 63,000 ex-showroom price tag, however, may repel some prospective buyers. Thankfully, you still have the trusty old Activa 110 to opt for if you so wish.
- Powerful engine
- Honda Eco Technology
- Disc Brakes with combi-brake technology
- Analog cum digital speedometer which features a trip-meter that can be reset.
- High price
New TVS Wego
In a bid to reclaim the lost ground in the scooter segment, TVS Motors have introduced a new version of their Wego scooter. Powering the TVS Wego is a 109.7cc engine that churns out 7.9 bhp of power and 8Nm or torque. The engine is smooth and runs silently without any vibes. The Wego comes with front disc brake and two colour tone appealing to the young audience. With a Delhi ex-showroom price of 46,410, it is also one of the most affordable scooters you can buy. The disc brake variant comes at a Delhi ex-showroom price of Rs 49,580.
- Fully digital instrument cluster
- Dual-tone colour looks appealing
- Disc brake option
- Well Priced
- Nothing really
Bringing back the 70’s was not just a bold move, but a good one too! The Vespa S is an eye candy and you can stare at it the whole day. Powering the Vespa is a 125cc motor which makes around 9 bhp of power and 10.6Nm of torque. Featuring clean, clutter-less lines and minimal details, the Vespa S is the epitome of genuine Italian auto design. The Vespa S is available in White, Red, Black and Orange colors of which the scoot looks absolutely stunning in that last mentioned shade. The body paint quality is top notch thanks to a 3 coat paint finish. The ex-showroom price tag of Rs 75,424, however, is a little farfetched.
- Engine Performance
- Retro look
- Colour options
- High Price
Yamaha’s first scooter in India was the Ray. The scooter was radically designed. The Alpha, however, is a more subtle scooter. Powering the Yamaha Alpha is a 113cc engine that produces 7 bhp of power. The power and styling of the Alpha isn’t very enticing, however, the one feature that takes this scooter above the competition is the 21 liter boot space. An ex-showroom price tag of 48,175 sounds reasonable, though, and may just provide the Yamaha Alpha the advantage it needs to sell in decent numbers.
- Competitive pricing
- Claimed fuel efficiency of 62 kpl
- Huge storage space
- Not so fresh design
Suzuki is starting to take the scooter segment very seriously as four of its upcoming six models would be scooters. The Let’s is a light and compact scooter that is mainly targeted at the women audience. Powering the Let’s is a 113cc engine that makes 8.7 bhp of power and 9Nm of torque. However, to keep the price at a relatively low Rs 46,925, Suzuki hasn’t embellished it with any features for it to boast about. Buy the Let’s if you are a fan of Suzuki’s reliable engineering and class leading performance offered by its scooters.
- Engine performance
- Aggressive pricing
- Women centric promotion may limit the audience
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