Top 5 Scooters To Consider This Diwali: Ola S1, Yamaha Aerox 155, TVS NTorq 125 Race XP And More
From electrics and mild hybrids to maxi-scooters, there’s something for everyone
Scooters have evolved from being a mundane mode of commute to something that could pose a serious threat to motorcycles too. Here are our top 5 picks if you are planning on buying a new scooter this Diwali:
TVS Jupiter 125
TVS may seem a bit too late to the party with the Jupiter 125, but they have made up for the lost time. The scooter scores high on practicality and convenience, without compromising on performance. The TVS Jupiter 125 boasts of a 33-litre underseat storage, which is unheard of in this segment. Also, with a base price of Rs 73,400, it is priced on par with its competitors. Impressed? Head to our review to check out what we liked and disliked about the new scooter.
Yamaha Aerox 155
India finally gets a taste of what a true maxi-scooter is with the Yamaha Aerox 155. The Japanese scooter uses the same 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor from the R15, but in a detuned avatar to produce 15PS and 14Nm, making it the most powerful scooter second to the absurdly priced BMW C 400 GT. At Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom), the Aerox 155 wooes you with bluetooth connectivity, a 24-litre underseat storage and a centrally located 5.5-litre fuel tank. So, if you are on a lookout for a do-it-all scooter, the Aerox 155 fits the bill.
TVS NTorq 125 Race XP
The NTorq 125 has been one of the most exciting 125cc scooters for a long time. However, with the BS6 model, the performance seemed a bit somber. To fix that, TVS launched the Race XP variant with riding modes, making it the most powerful 125cc scooter on sale at the moment. Wondering if it actually makes sense to splurge over the standard NTorq 125? We’ll let the numbers do the talking.
Ola Electric S1
With the soaring prices of petrol, it is only smart to look for an electric alternative, and Ola Electric has proven to be a worthy option, at least on paper. It has been priced under a lakh (for the base S1) and promises a top speed of 90kmph and a range of 121km. You even get a TFT display with navigation and smartphone connectivity. Ola Electric has some ambitious plans for the charging infrastructure, and has already set up its first hypercharger.
Yamaha Fascino 125 Hybrid
Yamaha on the other hand, has found a middle ground by using a micro hybrid system. The Yamaha Fascino 125 Hybrid continues to be the lightest scooter in its class, while offering more features, and peppy performance. With prices starting from Rs 72,030, it isn’t a bad deal, either. Not sure if the hybrid tech is just a gimmick? Head to our road test review to find out.