Yamaha Fascino 125: Same Price Other Options
Thinking of buying the new Fascino 125 FI? You should check out these other options first
Yamaha has launched the first of its 125cc scooters, the Fascino 125. The new scooter gets a new bodywork, new features, and a new BS6-compliant motor. It is priced at Rs 66,430 for the disc brake variant and Rs 68,930 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi) for the drum brake variant, which is a lot more affordable than the other BS6-compliant scooter, the Honda Activa 125. If you are planning to buy the Fascino, here are some other scooters and motorcycles available for around the same asking price:
TVS NTorq 125 Race Edition (Rs 63,195):
The NTorq 125 is our favourite 125cc scooter for a good reason. Packed with features and performance, the top-spec Ntorq offers fantastic value at this price. The Race Edition comes with sporty graphics, a new LED headlamp, and a digital instrument console that’s equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. It is powered by a 124.79cc motor that offers 9.4PS and 10.5Nm of torque.
It gets 12-inch wheels and a front disc brake as well. If you are looking for a sporty all-rounder scooter, this is your best bet.
Honda Shine SP 125 Drum (Rs 66,343):
While Honda has launched the new SP 125, the Shine SP is still available in the market and is a good alternative. The Shine SP is a sportier and more powerful alternative to 125cc commuters. While the design feels slightly dated, Honda impresses in terms of quality, fit and finish, and reliability. Its 125cc motor delivers 10.3PS and 10.3Nm of torque, which makes the motorcycle significantly quicker than other 110cc motorcycles. The SP version also gets a 5-speed gearbox, which keeps the motor unstressed at highway speeds. Go for it if you want a reliable motorcycle that offers more performance than a 110cc commuter.
TVS Jupiter Classic BS6 (Rs 67,911):
The Jupiter has been a bestseller for TVS due to various reasons. A good-looking scooter in the conventional sense, the Jupiter now gets a fuel-injected BS6 motor, which it claims is 15 per cent more fuel efficient than the BS4 scooter. Interestingly, while the BS6 scooter gets all the features of the BS4 model, it misses out on TVS’ SmartXonnect Bluetooth feature as well as a front disc brake. Considering these misses, the Jupiter feels like an expensive proposition here. That said, it has impressed with its mileage and all-round usability in the city. The BS6 Jupiter remains a fantastic city scooter.
Hero Maestro Edge 125 FI (Rs 63,200):
The Maestro Edge 125 FI is the quickest 125cc scooter we have tested. It also impresses with its balance of ride and handling. While it does not get an LED headlamp, it is fairly feature-packed when compared to other 125cc scooters. Its 125cc motor makes 9.2PS and 10.2Nm of torque. However, it disappoints with its fit and finish levels and lack of refinement. Go for it if you want a quick scooter but do not want to sacrifice on the practicality of a conventional scooter.