5 Most Fuel Efficient Scooters In India
Increasing petrol prices aren’t a new issue for us Indians, and we have even learned to live with it somewhat by now. Since the start of May 2016, fuel prices have seen three hikes which have led to an overall increment in the petrol prices by Rs. 4.47 per litre. The only option left for vehicle users is to go for highly fuel efficient vehicles like commuter motorcycles. However, comfort and convenience are also important and they’re better provided by less efficient automatic scooters. However, manufacturers are now working on improving the technology and some of the latest scooters are much more efficient than their fuel guzzling old generation. Although these scooters don't match the efficiency of commuter bikes, they return decent economy figures nevertheless.
So, here we are with the 5 most fuel efficient scooters on sale in India.
5. Hero Duet:
Launched along with the Maestro Edge, the Hero Duet is a unisex scooter that directly rivals the Honda Activa. The scooter comes in two trims - the VX and the LX - priced at Rs. 49,250 and Rs. 47,600 respectively. It gets a new 110.9cc engine that makes it very competitive in the performance sector with 8.4PS of maximum power. Also, the company claims that the scooter delivers a fuel efficiency of 63.8kmpl that helps it to stand strong against the competition. Besides that, the scooter comes with features like metal body, tubeless tyres and Integrated Braking System (IBS) as standard with both the trims, while the other exciting features including telescopic front suspension, analog-digital console, mobile charging port and boot light in the VX variant.
Unveiled at the Auto Expo in February, the 2016 Suzuki Access 125 was recently launched in the Indian market with an all-new design and technology. The smart looking scooter gets an elegant styling along with a chrome headlamp and 5 impressive metallic colour options. It is powered by an advanced 124cc engine equipped with SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) technology that claims to return 64kmpl, making it the most fuel efficient 125cc scooter on sale in the country, on paper. Despite having a steel front apron and fender, the scooter weighs just 102kg and provides a great power to weight ratio. With attractive features like one push shutter key lock, digital-analog console, front pocket, mobile charging socket and much more, the new Suzuki Access 125 is a steal at just Rs. 53,887.
A brand that is synonymous with automatic scooters, the Scooty has been a popular female-centric scooter for a long time, and the Pep Plus is its modern avatar. Powered by an all new 87.8cc Ecothrust engine, the TVS Scooty Pep Plus claims to return a phenomenal fuel efficiency of 65kmpl. The scooter has been designed for female riders, thus, it is one of the lightest scooters in the market with a weight of just 95kg. The seat height has been kept at just 768mm which provides best-in-class ground reachability. The scooter also gets smart features like mobile charger socket and side-stand alert, still, and is priced at just Rs. 44,044.
One of the most stylish scooters in India, the Hero Maestro Edge comes with very advanced technology and features. Using the same 110.9cc engine that powers the Duet, the Maestro Edge delivers similar performance. However, it has been tuned for slightly better fuel economy, claiming 65.8kmpl, which makes it one of the most fuel efficient scooters in the Indian market. Other exciting features of the scooter include digital-analog console, mobile charging port, boot light, Integrated Braking System (IBS), 12" front wheel (alloys optional), immobiliser (anti-theft system) and much more, and all this comes with a price tag of just Rs. 49,700.
1. Yamaha Scooters:
After blessing all of its scooters, including the Alpha, Ray Z, Fascino and the latest Ray ZR with the Blue Core technology, Yamaha claims to return the best-in-class fuel efficiency of 66kmpl with all of them. All the scooters are based on one platform using an 113cc engine and the Blue Core helps it to increase the combustion and cooling efficiency while reducing power loss. The scooter fleet of the company includes options for every age group and different needs or likes. The prices of the Yamaha scooters start at Rs. 49,336 for the family scooter Alpha and the sporty Ray Z, and it goes up to Rs. 54,500 for the disc brake trim of the new Ray ZR.
(All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi)