Scooters are considered to be the best and the most convenient mode of transportation in India. The traffic, road conditions and most importantly the easiness has made this two wheeler, the apt one for Indian scenario. The scooter market has been breaking all the sales record ever since Honda introduced their Activa in the Indian shores. It was one good move from Honda to change the entire motorcycle industry of the country.
Here we are listing out Top 10 scooters of 2016. It is not based on the sales figures alone, as we consider some factors like desirability, performance and economic value of the product along with that.
1. Honda Activa
The scooter empire is still under the belts of mighty Activa. The very first scooter from Honda still tops the entire two-wheeler sales by a big margin. With their new variant Activa 3G, they once again firms their grip over sales figures. One of the standout feature of Activa is its simple and neat construction. No fancy stuffs are used to enhance the outlook of the scooter, which suits all types of riders. It offers fair amount of power, fuel efficiency, utility features and also best in re-sale value. Honda is renowned for their quality engines and they are maintaining this policy in their scooters as well.
Price: Rs.50,300 (ex-showroom New Delhi)
2. TVS Jupiter
This 110cc scooter is the closest competitor for Activa. It has a decent sales figures throughout 2016, by a margin of 1 to 2 lakhs of units with Activa. For the past 2-3 years the market value of TVS has risen with the help of Apache series and scooters. It follows a similar styling pattern with Activa, keeping it as suitable for both men and women. Jupiter also features vibrant matte finished paint jobs, which is very attractive.
Price: Rs.49,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi)
3. Hero Maestro
The latest avatar Maestro Edge is the flagship of Hero in the scooter clan. It is a premium scooter with a lot of utility features. Hero has also tried their best to enhance the outlook of this scooter with many cosmetic changes. It is not so fuel efficient as TVS, Honda and Yamaha, but the engine is so reliable. Service and maintenance costs are affordable.
Price: Rs.49,500 (ex-showroom New Delhi)
4. Suzuki Access
The Suzuki's 125cc scooter was been in the market along with Activa for many years. Access has gained some momentum in the sales towards the closing of the year, as they upgraded the on-going model. Like the Activa this one too has steel fenders. Access is one powerful scooter with 91 kmph of top speed and 64 kmpl of mileage. The refined version features chrome head lamp cover and many utility features.
Price: Rs.53,900 (ex-showroom New Delhi)
5. Honda Dio
With the likes of young boys and girls, Dio has made good sales figures in the year 2016. It is powered by the same 110cc engine of Activa, but is entirely a different scooter. The whole fabrication is done with high quality plastic and fiber. The trendy styling of the scooter is dynamic and at the same time unisex in nature.
Price: Rs.48,600 (ex-showroom New Delhi)
6. Yamaha Ray Z
Ray is the straight forward competitor of Honda Dio. It has a sporty and smoked-finish visor which gives a motorcycle-like image, which gives more stylish appearance to the scooter. Latest version comes up with racing graphics and sporty edges. It uses Yamaha's Blue Core technology for better fuel efficiency.
Price: Rs.49,700 (ex-showroom New Delhi)
7. Yamaha Fascino
Fascino was launched in 2015. Being in the market for more than 1 year, the desirability of this scooter has not lost yet. The 113cc scooter also uses Yamaha's Blue Core technology. Fascino uses a retro style design features to compete with the Vespa market. This Unisex scooter has many curvy and elegant features to enhance its outlook. Fabrication is done with high quality plastics and fiber materials.
Price: Rs.53,600 (ex-showroom New Delhi)
8. Aprilia SR 150
SR 150 has changed the whole outlook of the Indian scooter market. This particular Italian scooter was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and later it was launched officially. It uses the same 150cc engine of the Vespa. The stats and figures of Aprilia SR 150 is astonishing. With maximum power of 11.4 bhp and peak torque of 11.5 Nm it hits a top speed of 95kmph. For the first time 14-inch wheels are used for a scooter. This scooter is filled with all the essence of powerful Aprilia superbikes. It is filled with Italian DNA in every single detailing. The most highlighted fact is that, it is the cheapest Aprilia on the road.
Price: Rs.67,400 (ex-showroom New Delhi)
9. Hero Duet 110
Hero Duet has better sales record than some of the above listed scooters. But the desirability of this scooter is slightly below the listed models. This 110cc scooter is crafted in full metal body. Honda Activa is the straight competitor of this model. It has external fuel filling cap, mobile charging port, boot light, digital-analog instrument cluster and tubeless tyres with combination brakes.
Price: Rs.47,800 (ex-showroom New Delhi)
10. Hero Pleasure
Old is Gold. Pleasure still makes into this entry because of many facts. The old time favourite ladies scooter has turned into an all time favourite scooter. It has managed to be in the top 10 monthly sales figures of 2016. This light and zippy scooter targets lady drivers and often used by elder men too. This light weight scooter uses 102cc engine, which delivers 6.91 bhp and 8.10 Nm of torque. The latest version features 10 different paint jobs and some utility features like mobile charging socket and improved luggage space.
Price: Rs.45,000 to 47,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi)