Those who have completed their schooling and looking forward to entering into their fantasy world of degree college. The coming months would be crucial to you since you have to decide college as well as a two-wheeler for marking a grand entry in the college. As we know the first impression is the last impression and a great two-wheeler companion would stand you apart in the crowd. So here in this post, we have selected a range of 5 best scooters which will not only add an appeal to your personality but also be pocket-friendly for your parents as well.
1 Honda Dio:
Launched in 2002, the Honda Dio is the oldest scooter in the list. It is sportiest of all in Honda lineup and has been the preferred choice of Indian youth since its introduction. And the reason behind is one gets Honda’s reliability at the paid amount.
The Dio comes in four colour options of grey, black, green and yellow with striking graphics further enhances the overall styling of the scooter. It's not like that the Dio has evolved only at styling front while a number of modern equipment have also been added to its feature package. Under the seat, the Dio offers an 18-litre storage capacity and a USB charger, which let you charge your phone on the go. Among others, it gets two extra hooks for your knick-knacks, an LED headlamp and a 4-in-1 lock with a set-opening switch.
It is powered by a 109.1cc engine which produces decent power figures for commuting like 8PS of power and 9Nm of max torque. And priced at INR 52,938 (ex-showroom Delhi), it is a budget-friendly scooter offering.
2 TVS Ntorq 125:
The TVS Ntorq 125, a 125cc scooter was launched last year. Priced at INR 59,900 (ex-showroom Delhi), the scooter sooner becomes the talk of the town due to some outstanding features in this pricing. It gets an all-digital instrument cluster which can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It conveys information such as navigation, lap timer, call alerts and parking location on your Ntorq mobile app.
Performance wise, the bolted 124.79cc motor on the Ntorq develops 9.3PS of power and 10.5Nm of torque. It is fast, even the quickest 125cc scooters on sale in India. The test results also prove the same, in a test the Ntorq 125 completes the 0-60kmph sprint in just 7.65 seconds that is 2.06 seconds earlier than the Aprilia SR 125 scooter.
The set of well-tuned suspensions absorbs soaks easily and grant a comfortable ride even on the bad roads. The braking with a disc brake up front, drum brake at the rear and CBS integration are quite impressive. Other than the disc variant, the company also offers a drum brake variant which priced at INR 50,252 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The ride quality is pleasant, even the suspension setup is quite remarkable and soaks up bad roads with ease. As far as braking is concerned, it gets disc brake at the front and CBS is now offered as standard. There’s also a more affordable variant with drum brakes at both ends, priced at Rs 58,252 (ex-showroom Delhi).
The company offers six paint schemes including mattered, metallic red, yellow, white, grey and blue. Out of which, a pair of vibrant colour, yellow and blue will help you stick out of the crowd. Other than this, there is 22-litre boot space, mobile charger and even boot light as standard. All in all, the TVS Ntorq is value for money proposition at such pricing.
3 Aprilia SR 150:
If you are willing to buy a sporty scooter, the Aprilia SR 150 with race-inspired decals and funky paint finishes is sportiest of the lot. It might miss out on some features of the other scooters in the list, but it's a peppy 155cc motor with churned output figures of 10.6PS and 10.9NM cover up the dues. The braking system comprising a 220mm disc towards upfront and a 140mm disc at the rear with integrated ABS considered best in space. By spending INR 71,866 (ex-showroom Delhi) on the SR 150, you would not only get sporty dynamics but also get to flaunt that Aprilia badge in front of your group.
4 Vespa SXL 150:
Alongside sporty scooters in the list, there is a classic looking scooter named Vespa SXL 150 scooter. It is a retro classic with a neat look, no sticker job at all besides branding on the body panels. The company offers this modern classic with a range of vibrant colours. The Bluetooth connectivity is one of the major highlights of the scooter which sports in locating nearby service stations and the scooter as well via an app. The ABS feature on the scooter priced at INR 96,504 comes as standard. Still, it is quite an expensive scooter and what you get besides mentioned features, exclusivity among other scooters in the segment.
5 Ather 450:
In the provided list of best scooters for college students, the Ather 450 is the only scooter which is powered by electric batteries. But the scooter is nothing less if compared on featuring front. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen display which readout information like battery percentage, vehicle diagnostics, ride modes, navigation and more. There is a huge 26-litre under seat storage capacity and a reverse mode feature as well, which gives the aids of parking scooter in the tight spaces easily. However, for such features, one has to pay a heavy amount of INR 1.28 lakh (on-road Mumbai). Still is a capable scooter offering.
As of now, the Ather scooters are available on sale only in Bengaluru, but sooner by next month, they will hit dealerships in Chennai which will later be followed by showrooms’ inauguration in Pune.
6 Honda Navi:
Honda Navi, an offbeat scooter offering in the available range of scooters in India. It is a perfect amalgamation of riding style of a motorcycle and beating heart of a 110cc scooter, which makes it stand apart even in the crowd. It just weighs 100 kgs that offer easy manoeuvring of the scooter in the traffic conditions. Also, the scooter’s availability in dual tone colours proves it even more attractive among others.