Top 5 Best Scooty For Ladies
Published On Jan 7, 2021 11:44:40 AM
Looking for some light and easy-to-ride scooterettes for women riders? Here are our top suggestions
The term ‘Scooty’ is as synonymous with compact, light, automatic scooters as Cadbury is to chocolates and Maggi to instant noodles. In fact, the term can be traced back to the 90s, when TVS introduced the original 60cc 2-stroke Scooty in a bid to get younger riders and more women to take up two-wheels. And we still have many ‘scootys’ continuing that trend even today. So here are our top 5 ‘scootys’ that lady riders will appreciate, be it for their convenience, features or ease of use.
This is the scooterette that brings the original Scooty’s legacy into the modern day. Its compact dimensions, short seat height of 760mm and low kerb weight of just 97kg makes it perfect for women riders who would prefer a light and maneuverable scooter for their everyday commuting. While it maintains its classic styling, the Zest also comes with modern-day features such as LED DRLs. It gets 19 litres of underseat storage capacity and CBS. And if that wasn’t enough, there are six pretty colours to choose from as well. But don’t think for one second that this Scooty is a slouch. Powering it is a 109.7cc air-cooled engine which makes 8PS of power and 8.7Nm of torque.
Hero’s 110cc scooter, the Pleasure+, has been updated to BS6 specs. It now comes with a fuel-injected BS6 compliant motor. The scooter is fairly lightweight at 101kg and packs ample performance for everyday use: 8.11PS and 8.7Nm. Hero claims the new motor is 10 percent more fuel efficient than before as well. The Pleasure+ comes in seven colours and gets a healthy amount of storage space under the seat and behind the front apron. All of this coupled with Hero’s widespread service network means you have a no-nonsense, reliable commuter.
Still one of the most stylish scooters available in India, you can’t go wrong with the Vespa Urban Club BS6. While it is the most expensive scooter on our list, it is the most affordable Vespa you can buy right now. The Urban Club gets four gorgeous colour options, which is sure to make it a hit with members of the fairer sex. But while the retro styling and quality are big pluses, the relative lack of features disappoints. Even with its high asking price, the Vespa misses out on things like a semi-digital instrument cluster and LED headlamps, something which more affordable scooters offer. But if it’s style you crave, the Vespa Urban Club is a no-brainer.
In case you want to stand out from the crowd, the Yamaha Fascino 125 should be the perfect fit for you. Yamaha recently updated its Fascino with a larger 125cc BS6 motor. The fuel-injected motor delivers 8.2PS and 9.7Nm of torque and according to Yamaha, is more fuel-efficient than before. The head-turning highlight of the scooter has to be its unique retro-styled design on a budget, setting it apart from most other scooters in the market. It also comes in 11 colour options to choose from, so you really are spoiled for choice. The Fascino comes with a 21-litre storage space, which is plenty enough to store all your necessities. It also gets a 780mm seat height and now just weighs 99kg, which should make it accessible even for short or petite riders
While the Zest might be a more modern ‘Scooty,’ it is the Pep Plus which still sports the quintessential ‘Scooty’ design. It is the most affordable scooterette in our list and also the lightest at 95kg. With an accessible saddle height of 765mm and more than half a dozen (red, gold, brown, black, blue, purple and pink) colour options to choose from, the Pep Plus is perfect for women, especially new riders and college goers.