Are you the one who looks at the utility benefits of picking up your groceries while on the move and coming back home, or who wants to take your family out for dinner and doesn’t want to take your car? Then it has to be a scooter that you need to look at. But who says scooters have to be dull and drab looking? The Indian two-wheeler manufacturers have come up with the best scooter in terms of looks, power, and overall utility feature.
So, let’s read the top 5 scooters launched in India in 2022.
Honda Activa 6G
One of India’s best-selling scooters for the last 20 years is the Activa from Honda – a classic combination of power, looks, and useability. Honda launched Activa 6G, a scooter loaded with features to take it a step further.
- The Activa 6G comes with an air-cooled four-stroke 110 CC automatic transmission engine with max power out of 9Nm at 5500 rpm and both kick and button self-start for ease of operations.
- The shock absorbers in the Activa 6G are telescopic at the front and hydraulic spring type at the rear end, giving the rider and his pillion a bump-less ride on the roughest of roads.
- The brakes on this scooter are drum-type on the front and rear wheels for best-in-class grip on the road.
- The Activa 6G at Rs. 72000 to Rs. 76000 at the top end, making it the best value for more for a scooter.
Suzuki Access 125 Special Edition
Suzuki Access 125 has been ruling the roads for a decade now with its promise of superior milage and the tagline “yeh Kam pita hai.” Suzuki tweaked this flagship Access 125 scooter and launched its special edition in 2022.
- The Access 125 special edition has an air-cooled 4-stroke engine with a power output of 10Nm at 5500 rpm via a direct fuel injection and has both kick and electric start.
- The suspension is telescopic with a swing arm with drum-type brakes at both the front and rear wheels.
- The access 125 has a classic design for its big LED-based headlight, which gives the brightest illumination on the darkest roads.
- The scooter has a visually appealing digital console with all metering in digital. As a unique feature, it has Bluetooth compatibility to connect to mobile for music and navigation.
- One prominent feature is its access to the fuel tank, outside, and near the rear lamp. You don’t have to lift the seat to fill the fuel, a great convenience while filling up at the petrol pump.
- The Access 125 special edition is priced at Rs.85000 ex-showroom Mumbai, a good scooter at a great price.
Hero Maestro Edge 110
To keep its presence in the scooter section in India, Hero MotoCorp launched the Maestro Edge 110, the newest from its portfolio.
- The Maestro Edge is a 110 CC air-cooled 4-stroke scooter with an engine power of 6 KW at 7000 rpm and a torque of 9Nm at 5000 rpm.
- The fuel mechanism is a direct injection with a kick and self-button start options.
- The Maestro Edge features a telescopic type hydraulic suspension at the front side and a swing arm spring type hydraulic damper at the rear for a smooth ride over the roughest roads.
- Not to forget its large TFT digital console with combination meters and an indicator, so you don’t forget to drive away with a side stand in the parking position.
- It also shows service reminders to the rider on the console besides other alerts like towing alerts, topple alerts, driving scores, geo-fence alerts, Hero locates, trip analytics, scooter start alert, speed alert, and live tracking. All are available through Hero connect on your mobile as an app.
- The Maestro Edge 110 has integrated brakes available in drum and disc options with LED powering the front and back head and tail lights for the best illumination.
- The Hero Maestro Edge 110 will cost you Rs. 75000 ex-showroom Mumbai.
TVS Ntorq 125 Race XT
TVS Motorcycles also launched its newest scooter, the Ntorq 125 Race XT, with intelligent features in tune with the new millennial’s requirements.
- Powered by a 125 CC single-cylinder 4-stroke air-cooled engine, it produces a maximum power of 7Kw @ 7000 rpm, and the torque rating is 11Nm @ 550rpm.
- The Ntorq 125 Race XT comes fitted with telescopic hydraulic suspension at the front and gas-filled hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear end.
- The brakes on the front are Disc type at the front end and drum type at the rear end.
- The Race XT has smart features like social media notifications, food delivery notifications, e-tailer notifications, best lap time alerts, low fuel alerts, traffic screen cricket scores, and voice assistance. Since it connects to your mobile through Bluetooth, you can get turn-by-turn navigation support through Google maps.
- The Ntorq 125 Race XT is priced at Rs.99000 ex-showroom in Delhi.
Ola S1 Pro
The newest scooter from the EV segment, which is giving tough competition to conventional scooters, is the Ola S1 Pro from Ola Electric.
- This scooter has a maximum speed of 116 kmph and revs up from 0-40km in 3 seconds flat, powered by a 4.5Kw electric engine.
- It has a battery range certified by ARAI as 181 km, which takes 6 hours to fully charge, which is good compared to other electric scooters available in the market.
- The Ola S1 Air has the lightest body, flat footboard, ergonomic seats for a comfortable ride, and a vast and visually appealing digital console.
- The features packed in the Ola S1 Air like music on the go, mood & sound customization, and multiple profile creation values for money.
- The Ola S1 Pro also features telescopic hydraulic fork-type suspension in the front and dual suspension at the back for a smooth ride.
- Priced at Rs.1.40 lakhs, it’s a little costly compared to conventional petrol-based scooters, but the life cycle savings on the fuel cost are enormous.
So, these were the top 5 scooters of 2022 for the Indian two-wheeler community.
Now that you know the latest from the scooter manufacturers, go ahead and book one and take your family out for a spin.
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