Top Scooter Launches Of 2021: TVS NTorq 125 Race XP, Yamaha Aerox 155, TVS Jupiter 125 & More!
2021 has witnessed some feature-packed and even performance-oriented scooter launches; Here's the lowdown
In India, people opt for scooters for their easy-to-ride nature, fuel efficiency and practicality. But the Indian market has evolved much more than offering just point A to B commutes, as several feature-rich scooters with performance to boot have been launched in the country. Here’s a roundup of all the interesting scooters that arrived in India in 2021.
TVS Jupiter With Stop-Start System -
At the beginning of 2021, TVS launched the ZX Disc variant of the Jupiter 110. This new variant came equipped with a stop-start system (IntelliGo) that switches off the engine as soon as the scooter comes to a halt, and by just a simple twist of the throttle, it brings the motor back to life. This system should go a long way in conserving fuel especially on traffic-riddled roads.. The Hosur-based brand also claims that the 109.7cc BS6 engine offers 15 percent more mileage than the BS4 model. The TVS Jupiter ZX Disc with IntelliGo is priced at Rs 76,573 (ex-showroom Delhi) and here's our full review of the same.
Hero Pleasure Plus XTec -
Post the launch of the Glamour XTec, Hero also added the XTec tag to its 110cc scooter, the Pleasure Plus in October 2021. The updates in this new variant include features such as a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster that displays call alerts and messages, a new LED projector headlight which is claimed to be 25 percent brighter than the earlier halogen unit, new chrome elements up front, and a pillion backrest. Mechanically, it remains the same as the standard variant. The Pleasure Plus XTec variant gets an exclusive new Jubilant Yellow colour and is priced at Rs 71,100 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Aprilia SXR 125 -
After confirming it at the 2020 Auto Expo, Aprilia finally launched the SXR125 maxi-scooter in May 2021. The 125cc maxi-scooter is priced at Rs 1,16,358 (ex-showroom Delhi), and comes equipped with the same bodywork and foundation as the SXR160. On the features front, it gets an LED headlight and taillight, a split-type lockable glove box with a USB charging port, and a digital instrument cluster that displays basic information such as mileage, top speed, rpm, trip, time, and odometer reading. However, the dash misses out on smartphone connectivity as standard, and customers need to buy it additionally.
Race XP -
The TVS NTorq 125 is one the sportiest and most feature-packed scooters in its segment. Raising the stakes even higher, the Hosur-based manufacturer launched the NTorq 125 Race XP variant with segment-first riding modes! The NTorq Race XP offers two riding modes: Race and Street, and makes 0.82PS and 0.3Nm more than the standard variant. But that's not all, as the scooter also gets voice assist. The NTorq Race XP is priced at Rs 85,550 (ex-showroom Delhi) which makes it only Rs 3,800 more expensive than the Race Edition. To know whether or not the premium is justified, read our review here.
Spiderman And Thor Edition -
The Hosur-based brand also launched the Spiderman And Thor Edition of the NTorq, though they only get cosmetic updates, while mechanically remaining the same. The Spiderman Edition gets its paint scheme and graphics inspired by the Marvel comics superhero Spiderman. Meanwhile, the Thor Edition, too, gets cosmetic updates inspired by the superhero Thor. These two new editions are priced at Rs 84,850 (ex-showroom Delhi) which makes them Rs 1,025 more expensive than the Iron Man, Black Panther, and Captain America-themed versions of the SuperSquad Edition.
Yamaha Fascino 125 Hybrid -
Yamaha has updated the Fascino 125 with segment-first mild-hybrid technology which is now priced at Rs 79,530 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the Hybrid Disc variant. The scooter is powered by a 125cc engine that now comes with a smart motor generator that assists the petrol engine while accelerating from a standstill. This engine makes 8.3PS (same as before) and 10.3Nm (0.6Nm more). In addition to the mild-hybrid technology, the scooter also gets a new digital instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity, an LED headlight, a USB charging port and a side-stand engine cutoff. To know more read our detailed review right here.
Hero Maestro Edge 125 -
Hero has updated the Maestro Edge 125 for the model year 2021. The 125cc scooter now gets a revised fascia and new features while the underpinnings have been retained. The updates on the scooter include a new LED projector headlight and a fully digital instrument that can be paired via smartphone. However, Bluetooth connectivity is only available with the top-end variant. With the 'Hero Connect', you get connected features such as topple alert, theft alert, find my parking, vehicle tracking, pairing with a passkey, call alerts, real-time mileage indicator and trip analysis as well. The price of the Maestro Edge 125 starts from Rs 73,450 (Drum) and goes to Rs 81,900 (Connected) (all prices are ex-showroom Delhi). We did manage to get our hands on it and here's our full review.
Yamaha RayZR 125 Hybrid -
The Yamaha RayZR 125 is available in STD Hybrid (Drum), STD Hybrid (Disc), and Street Rally Hybrid variant. These variants are priced at Rs 76,830, Rs 79,830, and Rs 83,830 (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. The RayZR 125 Hybrid is powered by the same 125cc engine that does duty on the Fascino 125 Hybrid. This engine comes with a smart motor-generator and produces 8.3PS (same as before) and 10.3Nm (0.6Nm more). On the features front, it gets a silent starter, combined braking system, side stand engine cut-off, a 21-litre underseat storage, and a stop-start system. Meanwhile, the Street Rally variant gets a rugged look complemented by a redesigned apron and side panels, handguards, and block-pattern tyres with a front disc brake. Click here for the full review in images.
TVS Jupiter 125
TVS has expanded its family scooter lineup with the launch of the Jupiter 125, the price of which starts at Rs 73,400 (ex-showroom Delhi). The scooter is powered by a new 124.8cc single-cylinder 2-valve engine that sits in a new chassis and churns out 8.3PS and 10.5Nm. On the features front, it gets an LED headlight and taillight, a semi-digital instrument cluster and a massive 33-litre storage space that can accommodate two helmets. Meanwhile, the apron gets the fuel tank cap at the left and a two-litre glove box at the right along with a USB charging port. And, here's what we liked and the things that could have been better.
Aprilia SR 125 -
Aprilia has launched the new SR 125 at Rs 1,08,965 (ex-showroom Delhi). The 125cc scooter gets revised bodywork and fascia, a new LED headlight, handlebar cowl with new air vents, USB port, LED boot light, a new 'X'-shaped LED taillight and a fully digital instrument cluster that displays basic information such as speedometer, tachometer, mileage indicator, average fuel consumption, top speed indicator, time, trip meters, odometer, engine temperature and ambient temperature readout. However, it misses out on smartphone connectivity as standard, though that can be had for an extra Rs 2,000.
Suzuki Avenis -
To establish itself in the 125cc sporty scooter segment, Suzuki has launched the Avenis, priced at Rs 86,700 and Rs 87,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the Ride Connect Edition and Race Edition respectively. The Avenis gets sharp styling, very similar to the TVS NTorq 125. Meanwhile, on the features front, it comes equipped with an LED headlight, split-type LED tail light, engine kill switch, a side-stand engine cutoff, an external fuel-filler lid, a fully digital dash with smartphone connectivity and a USB charging port. The Avenis is powered by the same 124cc air-cooled engine from the Burgman Street 125.
150cc and above scooters:
Yamaha Aerox 155 -
Yamaha recently launched the Aerox 155 which is one of the fastest scooters that we have tested so far in the Indian market. The Aerox 155 gets an LED headlight, an LCD instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, an optional USB charging port and 24.5 litres of boot space. The performance-oriented scooter is powered by a Yamaha R15-derived 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 14.95PS and 13.9Nm. The Yamaha Aerox 155 is available in two variants: STD and Moto GP Edition priced at Rs 1,29,000 and Rs 1,30,500 (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively.
Aprilia SR160 -
The new Aprilia SR160 has received similar changes as the SR125. The performance-oriented scooter gets revised bodywork and fascia, along with features such as a new LED headlight, a new 'X'-shaped LED taillight, a USB charging port, an LED boot light, and a new instrument cluster borrowed from the SXR 160 that displays speedometer, tachometer, average fuel efficiency reading, trip meter, fuel level readouts and a top-speed display as well. However, the console misses out on turn-by-turn navigation, but customers can opt for Bluetooth connectivity by paying an additional Rs 2,000. Click here to check out our detailed review via images.
BMW C400 GT -
BMW has finally launched its first maxi-scooter in the Indian market that comes via the CBU (Completely Built-Up ) route. The BMW C400 GT is available in two colours: Style Triple Black and Alpine White and is priced at a whopping Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), making it by far the most expensive scooter in the country. The BMW C400 GT comes equipped with features such as traction control, dual-channel ABS, an LED headlight, keyless ignition, a USB charging port, a full-colour TFT display, smartphone connectivity and navigation assist. Powering the maxi-scooter is a 350cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 34PS and 35Nm.