Whether in urban or rural areas, the automatic scooter market in India is on a steady rise. Their huge demand is backed by its attribute of providing great mileage combined with high style statement while being easy on pockets. A few years ago it was the bikes who ruled the Indian roads but with the launch of Honda Activa in the year 2001, this scenario changed completely.
It has been recorded that the year 2017 marked sales of scooters crossing 5.6 million units. Experts predict that scooters’ demand will keep on shooting since the market is being bombarded with lots of options. Moreover, in a bid to be a winner in this highly competitive two wheeler vehicle market, brands are leaving no stone unturned in offering latest features along with elite styling cues to lure customers from every segment.
Automobile manufacturers are mulling on introducing new and next gen models of their flagship scooters in the most popular 125cc segment. Here are India’s best 125cc Scooters in 2018 that are durable and trendy while being the perfect amalgamation of elegance and sturdy stance:
1. Honda Activa 125
The evergreen beauty and the most popular choice in the country for years has recently been launched in an all new avatar that is designed to deliver effortless instant pickup and awesome power along with unmatched grace and sporty appeal. Giving you truly extraordinary at competitive price is the highly advanced Honda Activa 125 that has LED chrome chest, stylish and sophisticated digital analog meter, telescopic front suspension for better control, mobile charging socket with 18L storage space, retractable front hook for carrying stuff conveniently, 5 spoke alloy wheels with front disc brake, CBS (Combi Brake System) for greater stability, automatic headlamp on for better visibility during dawn, dusk and even fog and ecstatic looking metal body.
On the performance front, the new Honda Activa 125 is designed in accordance with Honda’s Eco Technology (HET) for assuring its customers great mileage with exceptional fuel efficacy. The scooter is powered by 4 stroke 125cc air cooled SI engine that produces a maximum power of 8.60 bhp @ 6500 rpm and a top torque of 10.12 Nm @ 5000 rpm. With a mileage of 54 kmpl (on city roads), don’t miss out on this stylish yet high performance scooter for your two wheeler purchase this year.
Price – Rs. 57,633 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
2. Hero Maestro Edge
The Indian brand, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. is one of the largest two wheeler manufacturers across the globe and therefore makes it to the list of India’s best 125cc scooters in 2018 with its all new Hero Maestro Edge. With bold designing aesthetics and availability in 9 different vibrant colours, superior performance backed by advanced features, Hero presents the cool new Maestro Edge to make riding scooter exciting and comfortable than ever. Scoot your way in style with Maestro Edge that has a whole package of features to offer, such as AHO (Always Headlamp On) to ensure best visibility at all times, bold new graphics, unique external fuel filling, telescopic front suspension plus integrated braking system for better control, mobile charging port and boot light, bigger front wheel and tubeless tyres.
Also in store are distinct features like immobiliser or anti-theft system, service reminder, digital analog combo meter console, LED tail lamp, etc. The air cooled 4 stroke single cylinder powertrain is capable of outpouring top power of 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.7 Nm @ 5500 rpm. With a mileage of 53 Kmpl (on city roads), the Hero Maestro Edge is surely one of the top contenders to look for in 2018.
Price – Rs. 49,700 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
3. Mahindra Gusto 125
Our very own Indian brand, Mahindra presented the new Gusto 125 with pacy power and racy looks to give the Indian customers the feel of a car in the ease of a scooter. The equally tough and smart scooter boasts features like chic styling cues with 4 sizzling colour designs, unique height adjustable seat for a safe and comfortable ride, Remote Flip-Key having LED panel that lightens up the keyhole at night along with a one of its kind find me lamps that help you find your Mahindra Gusto in a crowded place through blinking and beeping, which is triggered by a button on the Flip-Key.
Coming to engine specifications, the Mahindra Gusto 125 comes loaded with robust 125cc 4 stroke M-Tec engine that churns out a peak power of 8.5 bhp @ 7000 rpm and a top torque of 10 Nm @ 5500 rpm. Gusto also delivers an excellent mileage of 50 kmpl (on city roads). The Gusto 125 comes equipped with large, tubeless tyres that not only renders it a muscular stance but also delivers rock solid stability at any speed. So along with stability and thrilling riding experience, Gusto also hosts features like telescopic suspension with air springs for exceptional precise handling, guide lamp for helping out in dark places, easy front kick in addition to auto start, innovative storage facility under display panel and spacious under seat storage.
Price – Rs. 49,420 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
4. Suzuki Access 125
The Japanese two wheeler manufacturer has been an evergreen hit in the Indian market. With its versatile range of scooters, Suzuki has been an all time favourite, specifically among the youth. Pitted against the best scooters in the 125cc segment is the new Suzuki Access 125 that promises class-apart features, comfort, unique style quotient and excellent riding experience.
This flagship Suzuki Scooter boasts a regal look with 3D emblem logo, steel body and fender, chrome finish, intricate bodywork and sophisticated edgy contours. Suzuki Access 125 is installed with class leading features like multi-function instrument cluster with digital display, optional front disc brake, Suzuki Easy Start system, front pocket, large storage space, convenient dual luggage hooks and optional DC socket.
Powered by SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance), the Access 125 comes equipped with robust and ultra light all aluminium 4 stroke single cylinder 124cc engine that produces a top power of 8.7 PS @ 7000 rpm along with a top torque of 10 Nm @ 5000 rpm. With a great mileage of 53 kmpl (on city roads), the Suzuki Access 125 is definitely great for the pockets.
Price – Rs. 55,046 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
5. Mahindra Duro DZ
Making to this list of India’s Best 125cc scooters in 2018 is yet another model from Mahindra’s scooter lineup, Mahindra Duro DZ. Though the new Duro DZ continues having similar styling cues from previous version, it is its simplicity, sleek body, awesome stability and incredible performance that have garnered positive response for the model in the Indian market. Adding to the elegant appeal of Mahindra Duro DZ is its strong ABS body, stylish mudguard, broad halogen headlamp and sporty tail lamps. Hosting several features like advanced telescopic suspension, long wheel base and high ground clearance, highly spacious under-seat storage, extra large fuel tank, additional front storage, wide stepped seat, rear brake lock lever, etc., the Duro DZ is surely here to stay for a long long time.
Coming to engine specifications, Mahindra Duro DZ can effortlessly climb steep flyovers owing to the inclusion of power packed 125cc powertrain that churns out a maximum power of 8 bhp @ 7000 rpm and a peak torque of 9 Nm @ 5500 rpm. Thanks to the Advanced Dual Curve Digital Ignition Engine that the trendy two-wheeler delivers a mileage of 46 kmpl (on city roads) to ensure high fuel efficiency along with guaranteeing a highly enjoyable ride every time.
Price – Rs. 46,030 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
6. Vespa VXL 125
Vespa is one such brand that makes riding scooter a fun experience due to its zest for making jazzy models. The Vespa VXL 125 is one striking beauty that is innovatively designed and available five vibrant colours to make your eyes pop with awe. The sleek body of this funky scoter is attributed to the unique V shaped grille and rider friendly seat is designed to augment comfort for a leisurely ride. Broader tyres, digital fuel indicator, premium speedometer, warning lamps and edgy design and sturdy support adds sparkle to this retro themed scooter.
On the engine front, the Vespa VXL 125 comes with a powerful 125cc, 3 valve, aluminium cylinder head powerplant churning out a top power of 9.90 bhp @ 7500 rpm along with a top torque of 10.06 Nm @ 6000 rpm. Vespa VXL 125 comes with an excellent mileage of 45 kmpl (on city roads).
Price – Rs. 78,309 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Leading you towards the world in a new light is yet another upbeat model from Honda’s Indian scooter line-up, the new Honda Grazia. Boasting unconventional styling cues and urbane appeal is the new Grazia in the 125cc segment that redefines what modern scooter really implies. The contemporary designing is highly attributed to futuristic LED headlamps coupled with LED position lamps to ensure superb visibility, fully digital meter console with eco speed indicator, sporty split Grab rail and chic tail lights. Honda Grazia is graced with competing features like telescopic front suspension, front globe box comprising mobile charging socket, 4 in 1 lock with smart seat opening switch, alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, CBS with equaliser for better braking and control, front disc brake and spacious 18L under-seat storage.
Powered by Honda’s Eco Technology (HET), the Grazia hosts 4 stroke, 125cc SI engine that churns a maximum power of 8.52 bhp @ 6500 rpm with a maximum torque of 10.54 Nm @ 5000 rpm. With a mileage of 54 kmpl (on city roads), Honda is truly aiming to penetrate deeper into this popular 125cc segment with its chiselled beauty, Grazia.
Price – Rs. 57,897 (ex-showroom, Delhi)