Top 5 Most Affordable 125cc scooters In India

Modified On Jan 13, 2020 By Praveen M. for Honda Activa 125 BS4

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The 125cc segment has witnessed quite some interesting new entrants in recent months, and here are the most affordable ones you can buy!

The the 125cc segment is witnessing a steady rise in terms of sales. In ao bid to capture this growing segment, Aprilia recently launched the most affordable scooter in its portfolio, the Storm 125. Hero did one better by launching one of the most affordable scooters in the segment, the Maestro Edge 125. That being said, if you’re a budget-conscious buyer, here is a list of top 5 scooters that are the most affordable ones in the market.

Honda Activa 125 (Rs 60,347)

Tested mileage: NA

The Honda Activa 125 gets a similar design language as the Activa 5G but with slight visual changes for a bolder look. It is the only scooter in this list to feature a full-LED headlamp as standard. Other noteworthy features include a digital-analogue combo cluster, nifty 3-in-1 lock switch on the apron which can be used to open up the seat. However, the fuel filler is in the underseat area, so one will have to get off the scooter to fuel up anyway. 

Honda also offers an Eco Speed indicator which gives the rider a fair idea of how frugal/aggressive his or her riding style is. This scooter will set you back by Rs 60,347 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base steel wheel drum brake-equipped variant. It is an ideal choice if you want the Honda badge value and a fuss-free engine. 

Hero Maestro Edge 125 (Rs 58,500)

Tested mileage: NA

Hero Maestro Edge 125 FI variant shown for illustration only

The Hero Maestro Edge 125 offers sharp styling that looks relatively better than other family-oriented scooters. It also packs decent features like an LED DRL, semi-digital instrument console with service reminder apart from the regular run-of-the-mill information. The carb variant also gets the i3S feature and an external fuel filler like the Destini 125. 

Moreover, the 12-inch front and 10-inch rear alloy wheel combo coupled with the 1261mm wheelbase offer nimble handling in traffic. The scooter is priced at Rs 58,500 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the drum brake-equipped variant. If you can stretch your budget by Rs 4,200, you can get the FI variant which is the first of its kind in its segment in the country.

TVS NTorq 125 (Rs 58,252)

Tested mileage:

City: 47kmpl, Highway: 53.4kmpl

The TVS NTorq 125 is the sportiest-looking scooter in this list. It is also loaded with segment-first features like a full-digital instrument cluster with smartphone pairing capability and turn-by-turn navigation. In addition, the scooter also comes with Econometer which light up either the Eco or Power light according to the rider’s throttle inputs and the speed. 

Apart from being feature loaded, the NTorq 125 also offers the quickest acceleration in its segment with a tested 0-60kmph time of just 7.65 seconds! This is thanks to the 125cc 3-valve motor which pushes out a healthy 9.4PS of power and 10.5Nm of torque. Priced at Rs 58,252 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the drum brake variant the NTorq is the best value-for-money scooter for an enthusiast.

Suzuki Access 125: (Rs 57,219)

Tested mileage:

City: 51.3kmpl, Highway: 52.7kmpl

The Suzuki Access 125 has been the highest-selling 125cc scooter for a really long time. It isn’t surprising considering the scooter has one of the most refined motors and excellent ride quality. 

In terms of practicality, the Access offers a generous 21.8 litre under seat storage coupled with a front apron pocket that can hold a 1-litre bottle. Plus, there’s an optional DC charging socket conveniently placed in the apron instead of the underseat storage.

At Rs 57,219, (ex-showroom Delhi) for the drum brake variant, the Access 125 offers a great balance of practicality, refinement and frugality. However, its sober looks will appeal to a more mature audience than youngsters.

Hero Destini 125 (Rs 55,080)

Tested mileage:

City: 48.36kmpl, Highway: 47.8kmpl

The Hero Destini 125 is by far the most affordable 125cc scooter in the country starting at a stonking price of Rs 55,080 (ex-Delhi) for the base steel wheel variant. It is more expensive than the highest-selling scooter, the Activa 5G (standard variant) by only Rs 448!

The most notable feature of the Destini 125 is the i3S (idle Stop Start System) which switches off the engine while idling in traffic in 5 seconds. Once the rider pulls the brake lever and gives a slight throttle input, the engine starts again. This helps in saving fuel to an extent, especially in traffic-congested roads. Another nifty addition is the external fuel lid which lets the rider fuel up without needing to open up the seat.

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