This is one scooter that takes me back to school days. Yes it was launched back then, in the times when geared scooters like the Bajaj Chetak and the LML Vespa ruled this segment along with strong support from Kinetic Honda. TVS launched the brand with a small scooter called the Scooty back in 1994. This was I guess the only 3rd scooter to have automatic gears beside the Kinetic Honda Dx and the bicycle of a scooter called the Sunny. In proportions the Dx was the biggest 2nd being the Scooty and then the Sunny. The market went bonkers as having an automatic to ride was seen like a futuristic technology back then.
The Scooty evolved from Scooty to Scooty Pep to the Scooty Pep Plus and like many manufacturers this is a feminine focussed scooter. With a few modifications and some features and some new different body styling, new engine and new paint scheme the TVS Scooty Zest 110 is the next avatar. Let’s see what all does it have
TVS Scooty Zest 110 Price
|New Delhi||INR 51,119|
At INR 55,000 approx, the TVS Scooty Zest is among the lower end scooters. TVS is trying to provide a bit more for the power hungry with the typical Scooty model. This bike focuses at women who are not worried about spending a bit extra but not much and have a handy scooter at their disposal for their daily chores and office runs with a bit more power and some fun quotient added to it. I mean why would you want to spend more if this value fulfills your basic needs.
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TVS Scooty Zest 110 Top Speed
The TVS Scooty Zest claims a top speed of 85 km/h which is almost same as many other scooters out there. Its is a 15 km/h more than its older sibling the Scooty Pep and Pep Plus. I guess getting household chores done can be a bit faster.
TVS Scooty Zest 110 Dimensions
|Dimensions||TVS Scooty Zest 110|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Kerb Weight||97 kgs|
|Seat Height||760 mm|
This is by far one of the smallest scooty in the market. Even narrower than the Ray-Z at 660 mm. Now I know why women are loving it and are able to use it so effortlessly. With its kerb weight being just 10 kgs more than me, the weighing scale will have a tough time deciding on which side to go down. I am a bit concern about the ground clearance at 135mm and our Indian speed breakers are not the most subtle.
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TVS Scooty Zest 110 Design
TVS has done quite a lot of advancements and they are visible. The headlamp actually looks like the eye of a cyclops. Just below the headlamp on the panel there is a daytime running pilot lamp that looks like a goatee on the scooter. The indicators have shifted from the handle to the front panel and are also clear. They appear like spear heads. And an elongation like a beak on the front panel that works like a mudguard. These changes are refreshingly welcome. You can also see that TVS has added new telescopic forks that help stabilize this light vehicle.
Hats off to you TVS for giving such a feature at this price. I sometimes wonder how or why are other brands not taking this step forward. Considering the length the seat is not too long but there is decent leg room between the your knee and the panel. The seats also have a dual tone shade to add to the premiumness. The foot board is already textured and provides good grip to the shoes. The grabrail is well placed and the light below flow elegantly in sync with the grab rails.
The body coloured mirrors are also a nice touch to the premium feel. What I was happy to find was that TVS has take women safety seriously too. They have added a 12v charging socket and a phone holder too, so the phones never run out of juice and can alway keep their phones handy in case of an emergency. The chrome strip on the exhaust looks very classy. TVS has provided anti skid tubeless tyres and also a brake hold lever to be used as parking brakes. The rear indicators are also clear and the new tail lamp is very stylish.
TVS Scooty Zest 110 Colours
The TVS Scooty Zest is available in the following colours
- Matte Blue
- Black Matte
- Matte Yellow
- Red Matte
TVS has gone all out on matte as all the paint colours are matte. The is my favorite matte black but all the colours look great.
TVS Scooty Zest 110 Specifications
|Variant||TVS Scooty Zest 110|
|Power||7.88 bhp @ 7500 rpm|
|Torque||8.4 Nm @ 5500 rpm|
|Top Speed||85 km/h|
|0-60 km/h||11 sec|
You would be expecting a bit more bhp for a 110 cc scooter. But that does not hinder performance of the Scooty Zest. A 0-60 km/h in 11 sec is decently quick and so is the top speed of 85 km/h top speed. The CVT gears are smooth and posses no lag. I know these are not earth shattering specs. But TVS has tried to make up with loads of feature. Like some scooters it’s soul purpose is to get you from point A to B and that’s about it but at a bit faster pace and getting chores done a bit faster. I remember people using this scooter to take heavy load around, this was when it was not a women focused scooter and being at an excellent price point labourers used to use it to transport small load of cement bags. I even saw coconuts being carried. Speed was not the criteria, transport was.
TVS Scooty Zest 110 Mileage
|Place||TVS Scooty Zest 110|
With a decent 5 litre tank and a claimed efficiency of 62 km/l the scooter can do an easy 240 km before hitting reserve. This is a good efficiency for a scooter and among one of the best that is around.
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TVS Scooty Zest 110 Ride and Handling
The Scooty has been a workhorse and the TVS Scooty Zest is only taking this legacy forward. Working tirelessly for people for over 22 years. It has changed engines, colours, gender focus etc and is still going strong trying really hard to keep up with the current generation. The light weight makes it extremely agile but at the same time the undulations on the road can upset the stability thanks to the small tyres luckily they are anti skid tyres provided by TVS to help reduce the risk. Also there is a major sway due to cross winds if any big vehicle passes by.
Lucky enough though to make up for all this TVS have put telescopic front forks. It is a stress free bike for the wanting to be stress free consumer. The Scooty Zest has telescopic front suspension, while the rear is a double rated hydraulic mono shock. TVS has worked on the suspension set-up and it is good enough for city driving, though one needs to slow down a bit on bad roads.
The design is almost the same but the wholesome paint without decals in Matte colours looks great. You may think I too have a feminine side for liking the design and paint but it is actually that good and blends well. TVS as usual has kept the scooter loaded with features that would be needful. Excellent mileage with decent performance TVS has hit the sweet spot. Hope this continues.