Cheapest BS6 Scooters On Sale In India
Looking to buy a BS6-compliant scooter but are under a tight budget? Well, you’ve come to the right place
Tighter BS6 emission norms command the need for more advanced components which has resulted in an increase in the baseline prices of all the two-wheelers in the country. So if you’re looking for a no-nonsense BS6-compliant scooter that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, check out our top five picks:
Honda Activa 6G price: Rs 64,464
The Honda Activa 6G is often considered the go-to choice when it comes to a reliable scooter. Not surprising, considering it is the best-selling scooter and often, the highest-selling two-wheeler in the country beating the venerable Hero Splendor on many occasions. The new BS6-compliant Honda Activa 6G comes with a host of improvements over the previous-generation version, making it an even more well-rounded product. For the first time in the model’s history, the Activa 6G gets a telescopic front fork and an external fuel filler cap.
It also features an all-new 109.51cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor, which churns out 7.79PS and 8.79Nm. This refined motor gets a silent starter for quick and noiseless starting. The scooter even comes with an engine kill switch. At Rs 64,464, the standard variant of the Honda Activa 6G gets a halogen headlamp as opposed to the DLX variant’s LED headlamp setup. The rest of the features are common in both the variants.
TVS Jupiter BS6 price: Rs 62,062
Even though the Honda Activa is preferred by many, the TVS Jupiter is often considered the benchmark in the scooter segment. The BS6-compliant version offers 15 per cent better mileage than its BS4 counterpart. It also features practical bits like retractable hooks, large 21-litre underseat storage, external fuel filler, apron-mounted optional USB charging port with a cubby hole, and standard LED headlamp.
The scooter is powered by a 109.7cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor which produces 7.47PS at 7000rpm and 8.4Nm at 5500rpm. It rolls on large 12-inch alloy wheels on both ends. This, coupled with the telescopic front fork and gas-charged single rear shock absorber, gives it a supple ride quality. TVS has priced the base variant of the Jupiter BS6 at Rs 62,062, undercutting the Honda Activa by Rs 2,402.
Honda Dio BS6 price: Rs 60,542
The Honda Dio BS6 is the sportiest-looking scooter in this list. At Rs 60,542 for the base variant, it is also reasonably priced. It employs the same engine as the Honda Activa 6G but it has been tuned slightly differently to suit the character of the scooter. In the Dio, the 109.51cc single-cylinder fuel-injected powerplant generates 7.76PS at 8000rpm and 9Nm at 4750rpm.
Compared to the DLX variant, the Standard version loses out on some features like LED headlamp and a fully digital instrument cluster with mileage indicator. Instead, it makes do with a halogen headlamp and a fully analogue instrument cluster. The base variant also misses out on the 3-step Eco indicator, which is standard in the DLX model. That being said, other important features like the silent starter, external fuel filler, and engine kill switch are all offered as standard in the base model too.
Hero Pleasure Plus BS6 price: Rs 55,600
Priced at Rs 55,600 for the entry-level variant with sheet metal wheels, the Hero Pleasure Plus is the most affordable BS6-compliant 110cc scooter in India. Compared to the BS4 version of the Pleasure Plus, the new model retains the power and torque figure (8.15PS and 8.7Nm) and more importantly, it is claimed to offer 10 per cent better acceleration and 10 per cent higher mileage as well.
Other than the changes to the powerplant, the rest of the scooter looks more or less similar to the BS4-compliant version save for the small chrome elements on the bodywork. Unlike the rest of the scooters in this list, this is the only one that employs a dated trailing link front suspension.
TVS Scooty Pep Plus BS6 price: Rs 51,754
The TVS Scooty Pep Plus BS6 is the only scooter available in the sub-100cc category. It is also the lightest scooter in this list, tipping the scales at just 93kg. This, coupled with the low 760mm seat height, should make it a breeze to manoeuver in tight spaces.
The scooter is powered by an 87.8cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor which churns out 5.4PS at 6500rpm and 6.5Nm at 3500rpm. Notable features include a telescopic front suspension, an underseat utility hook, premium seat cover, and the option of availing a 60-minute express service at select outlets. The TVS Scooty Pep Plus BS6 should be ideal for those who are learning the nuances of two-wheeler riding and want a lightweight urban runabout.