Top 5 Scooters Showcased At Auto Expo 2018: Honda Activa 5G, Suzuki Burgman Street, 22Motors Flow & More
These five scooters made their mark at the previous expo
Scooters have been the people carriers in India for decades. They come second to none when it comes to being practical. At the Auto Expo 2018, out of the many showcased scooters, the following 5 caught our eye:
Suzuki Burgman Street
India does not have a good track record with maxi-scooters. Their vast demeanour might put off those looking at something easier to manage. Thankfully, Suzuki got the formula right with the Burgman Street -- a relatively small maxi-scooter fit for the Indian masses. Based on the Access 125, the Burgman Street looked bold and boxy with an air of flashiness about it. While it has not managed to set the sales charts on fire like the Access 125, it does sell in respectable numbers.
Honda Activa 5G
India’s most trusted scooter got a small update as Honda took the wraps off the Activa 5G at the Expo 2018. The Activa 5G got new colours, an all-new LED headlight, front apron chrome inserts and a ‘Deluxe’ variant featuring a semi-digital information console. Aside from these changes, the Activa remained unchanged. It continues to be powered by the 109cc single-cylinder engine that makes 8PS and 9Nm.
Electrics were one of the biggest talking points at the Expo 2018 and of them, the 22Motors Flow scooter was a notch above the rest. It was a near production-ready scooter that claimed some respectable performance figures. 22Motors tied-up with Taiwanese electric mobility giant, Kymco, this past year as the Flow became iFlow. The scooter got swappable battery tech, thanks to Kymco’s patented Ionex battery platform.
Aprilia SR 125
After tasting success with the SR 150, Aprilia went down the cubic capacity range to offer a little more sensibility with the SR 125. It is the same package as the SR 150 but powering the scooter is the 124.49cc single-cylinder engine that also powers the Vespa 125cc models. The suspension was tuned to offer a plusher ride than the sporty SR 150.
Aprilia Storm 125
Showcased alongside the SR 125 was another 125cc Aprilia scooter, the Storm 125. The main difference between the two scooters is the wheel size and the braking setup. The Storm 125 gets small 12-inch alloy rims and drum brakes at either end.