5 Most Affordable BS6-compliant Two-wheelers In India
From the new Fascino 125 to the SP 125, here’s the list of BS6-compliant two-wheelers that are easy on the pocket
Major manufacturers in India are updating their model lineup to meet the new emission norms well before the April 1 deadline. While some brands like Vespa and Aprilia have updated their entire portfolio, others are launching the new two-wheelers in a phased manner. So, in case you are in the market for a new BS6-compliant two-wheeler, here’s the list of the five most affordable ones on sale right now.
Hero HF Deluxe: Rs 55,925
We were thinking that it would not be feasible for manufacturers to update their 100cc motorcycles to meet BS6 emission norms, because that would have increased the cost significantly. But, Hero MotoCorp proved us wrong and launched India’s first 100cc BS6-compliant motorcycle, the new HF Deluxe. At Rs 55,925, the updated HF Deluxe is around Rs 8500 more expensive than the BS4 model. And in order to keep the costs in check, Hero hasn’t given the new HF Deluxe any fancy features, just two new paint schemes and new decals.
Yamaha Fascino 125: Rs 66,430
Yes, the Fascino is now a 125cc scooter instead of a 110cc. Yamaha took this opportunity to give the Fascino the most significant update since its launch. Under the familiar design lays a brand new scooter with a new frame and a fuel-injected 125cc motor. This powerplant pumps out 8.2PS and 9.7Nm, 1PS and 1.6Nm higher than the 110cc Fascino. In terms of features, it gets an ACG starter, as well as a stop-start feature for increased fuel efficiency in the city, just like the new Activa 125. However, we would have loved if Yamaha had equipped it with an LED headlamp and a semi-digital instrument console as well.
TVS Jupiter: Rs 67,911
After the BS6-compliant Apaches, TVS launched the new Jupiter, its first BS6 scooter. The updated Jupiter Classic cost Rs 7921 more than the BS4 model. To justify the price increment, TVS is offering a USB port, a mobile cubbyhole, a tinted visor and a new blue colour. Apart from this, the BS6 Jupiter remains the same. The bike maker hasn’t revealed the power and torque figures, but we expect a slight difference between both models. TVS has also announced the scooter is now 15 percent more fuel-efficient than the BS4 model.
Honda SP 125: Rs 72,900
Unlike the other motorcycle in this list, the SP 125 has received a proper update. Apart from the cosmetic makeover, the SP 125 comes equipped with new features like an engine kill switch, LED headlamp, a digital instrument cluster and an ACG starter, which works flawlessly. Moreover, the SP 125 is just Rs 7321 more expensive than its replacement, the CB Shine SP, which we think is quite reasonable for a motorcycle in its class. If you are planning to buy the new SP 125, we can help you with that.
Honda Activa 125: Rs 74,490
The Activa 125 is India’s first BS6-compliant scooter. However, at Rs 74,490, it is quite expensive, but what Honda is offering for that amount is premiumness and some segment-first features. So, should you spend that sort of moolah on a 125cc scooter? Head here for the answer.