Suzuki Burgman Street BS6: Same Price, Other Options
What else can you get for the price of India’s first proper ‘maxi-scooter’?
Leaving aside the Kinetic Blaze, Suzuki was the trailblazer as far as maxi-scooters in India are concerned. It emerged as the pioneer with its 125cc Burgman Street, which has recently been updated to comply with the upcoming BS6 emission norms. The update has brought with it fuel-injection, but also a price hike of nearly Rs 7,000, meaning the Burgman now costs Rs 77,900. So, if maxi-scooters aren’t really to your liking, what else can you get for similar money?
Honda Activa 125 BS6
If you’re looking for a more conventional scooter, the Honda Activa 125 BS6 fits that role perfectly. It’s not big on performance, but its practicality and refinement are class-leading. It’s also quite feature-rich, coming with an LED headlight, ACG starter, stop-start system, semi-digital instrumentation, and an external fuel-filler cap. All this goodness will cost you Rs 74,490, making it more affordable than the Burgman.
Honda SP 125
If scooters just aren’t your thing, how about a BS6-compliant motorcycle in the same displacement and price range? Honda’s first BS6 motorcycle, the SP 125, could be just the thing for you. Ultra smooth and refined, peppy for its class and feature-rich, this bike will keep you comfortable and happy on your daily commute. And the cost of all this? Rs 77,100.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Neon
Looking for a little more punch from your potential motorcycle? Bajaj is giving you even more cubes at the same price, with its Pulsar 150 Neon edition. The 149.5cc powerhouse churns out 14PS and 13.4Nm, comfortably making it the quickest vehicle on this list. So, if you’re a thrill seeker on a budget, look no further. At Rs 75,200, it’s also a bit more affordable than the Burgman.
Gemopai Astrid Lite
This Indo-Chinese creation is a tree-hugging zero emissions electric scooter, which should help you sleep a bit easier at night, knowing you’re doing your bit to curb global warming. It doesn’t have much in terms of performance. Or features. Or comfort. But if all you want is a green means of getting to work and back, put down your Rs 79,999 for the Astrid.
TVS NTorq Race Edition BS6
Why pick between eco-friendliness and performance when you could have a bit of both? The sporty TVS NTorq Race Edition was recently updated to comply with BS6 norms, meaning a grunty engine that’s also kinder to the environment. Throw in features like an LED headlight and fully digital instrumentation, and this is quite a good deal. Especially at Rs 72,455.