Top 5 Lightest Scooters You Can Buy: Honda Activa i, Scooty Zest 110 And More
Lightweight equals convenience as well as fun. We list the 5 lightest scooters out there
Less weight has a lot of benefits. You get better performance as your scooter has to lug around less weight. Your scooter handles better and best of all, you get better fuel efficiency. More important, lighter scooters make a lot of sense for newer riders and is a lot more convenient to lug around in the parking lot. Here are five of the lightest scooters you can currently buy.
TVS Scooty Zest 110: Rs 48,986 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) The first-gen TVS Scooty was a hit among newer women riders mainly due to its small dimensions and light kerb weight. The current generation Scooty Zest 110 carries forward that trait by still having compact dimensions and at 97kg, is the lightest scooter here. That and the 110cc motor it shares with the Jupiter and Wego make it a quick runabout.
Also read: TVS Jupiter review
Suzuki Let’s: Rs 49,237 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) If you want a lightweight compact scooter and the Scooty Zest 110 feels too effeminate, the Suzuki Let’s is another good option. Dimension-wise, it is slightly larger than the Scooty Zest 110 but at 98kg, weighs just 1kg more. It also makes more power with its 112cc motor and has a slightly larger fuel tank.
Yamaha Alpha: Rs 51,872 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) The Yamaha Alpha is the lightest scooter in the Yamaha portfolio. It is a sprightly and refined performer. It, however, feels dated in terms of design. If you want a stylish scooter, you can opt for the Fascino that, despite looking larger, weighs just 1kg more than the Alpha’s 102kg kerb weight. The Fascino is priced at Rs 54,793 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Also read: Yamaha Fascino Road Test Review
Honda Cliq: Rs 44,664 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) This is the smallest scooter in Honda’s portfolio but borrows the Activa's proven mechanicals and 110cc powertrain. It is made keeping rural hinterlands in mind and as such features a sturdy bodywork and on-off road tyres. Dimension-wise the Honda Cliq is the smallest scooter in this list and weighs just 102kg. Another USP of this scooter is it’s lowest-in-class seat height of just 743mm.
Also readL Honda Dio Road Test Review
Honda Activa i: Rs 44,664 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) If you like the Honda Activa but wish for a lighter alternative, Honda also sells the Activa i. It borrows the Activa 5G’s mechanicals and 110cc powertrain but features a slimmer bodywork made of ABS plastic instead of the Activa 5G’s metal body panels. This makes the Activa i weigh just 103kg, which is 6kg lighter than the Activa 5G’s kerb weight of 109kg. It also costs substantially less than the Activa 5G’s asking price of Rs 53,865 though it misses out on a few features.
Also read: Honda Activa 5G Road Test Review
Rs 1.09 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Bangalore) While the Ather’s 118kg kerb weight might not impress, bear in mind that this is an electric scooter and most of them weigh close to 130-140 kilos. This light weight is due to the use of a lithium-ion battery pack and composite plastics on a trellis bodywork instead of a monocoque chassis. In essence, the Ather S340 is just 2 kilos heavier than the TVS Ntorq that weighs in at 116 kilos.
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