The price hike of the scooters due to BS6 norms had tended many buyers to change their plan. Many of the buyers are now thinking to buy the scooter or bike from the below segment. However, we have to say that there are few scooters which have a quite accessible price tag. Let’s check out the list of it.
1. TVS Scooty Pep +
TVS Scooty Pep+ is one of the most affordable scooters for a long time and it still continues to be. The scooter is popular due to its low weight and easy rideability especially for women and senior citizens. The scooter comes with an 87.8 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. It produces just about 5 bhp and 5.8 Nm of peak torque. This engine is the smallest scooter engine currently available in the market. Nevertheless, the scooter just weighs 93 kgs so the power is adequate for a city commute. It comes with telescopic suspension at the front and monoshock spring hydraulic at the rear. It gets the alloy wheels and centre stand as well. So its a very basic scooter and is just meant for local commute. It starts at Rs 52,554 (ex-showroom).
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2. Hero Pleasure
Hero Pleasure is also targeted for the lady riders and senior cities. It’s also a lightweight scooter, however, has a better engine. The engine is a 110 cc single-cylinder, a fuel-injected unit that produces about 8 bhp max power and 8.7 Nm of peak torque. Unlike the Scooty Pep +, the Hero Pleasure comes with a spring-loaded hydraulic damper at the front which is a little disappointing. Also, the scooter weighs almost 10 kgs more than the Scooty Pep +. Nevertheless, the engine is a peppy engine so you will surely have a lot more fun. It also comes with the mobile charging port, side stand engine inhibitor, LED boot lamp and other needed features. The price starts at Rs 54,800 (ex-showroom).
3. TVS Zest 110
It’s the bigger version of the Scooty Pep +. The scooter mostly competes against Hero Pleasure. It comes with a 110 cc single-cylinder engine that produces about 7.7 bhp max power and 8.4 Nm of peak torque. Please note that these figures are of the BS4 model and the BS6 power figures might be slightly different (it might have the same power figures as of BS6 TVS Jupiter). TVS Zest 110 features telescopic suspension at front and monoshock at the rear. It comes with an under-seat charging port, boot lamp, LED DRLs and LED taillamps, etc. However, the BS6 model might have slightly altered features. The BS4 TVS Zest 110 starts at Rs 49,388 (ex-showroom), the BS6 model will have a hike of Rs 6-7,000.
4. TVS Jupiter
It looks like TVS is the leader in offering the affordable scooters and why shouldn’t it, as it is also one of the old scooter/moped manufacturers in the country. TVS Jupiter is the second most selling scooter in 110 cc segment. It comes with 110 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that produces about 7.3 bhp max power and 8.4 Nm of peak torque. It gets equipped with telescopic suspension at the front, three-step adjustable rear suspension, alloy wheels, semi-digital instrument cluster (ZX trim), charging port, LED headlamps, and many other useful features. The pricing starts at Rs 62,062 (ex-showroom).
5. Honda Dio
Honda Dio is one of the popular sporty scooters in the country. It comes with a 110 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that produces about 7.6 bhp max power and 9 Nm of peak torque. Honda Dio comes with telescopic suspension at the front and 3-step adjustable suspension at the rear, however, misses out on alloy wheels. It features LED headlamps, LED DRLs, external fuel lid, multi-functional key switch, side stand engine inhibitor, engine start-stop switch, fully digital speedometer (DLX variant). The pricing of the Honda Dio starts at Rs 62,341 (ex-showroom).