The Top 125cc Scooters and Bikes in India for 2022
Scooters and bikes are two of the most popular modes of transportation in India, but when it comes to getting from point A to point B, each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. If you’re considering purchasing one of these smaller-sized vehicles, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision as to which will be best for your travel needs. This list of the top 125cc scooter and bike in India in 2022 will help you make that choice with ease.
Honda Activa-i (125)
The Honda Activa-i (125) is a brilliant step up from its previous versions. It has a powerful 124 cc engine that produces 11.2 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and an amazing 12 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The scooter also comes with a telescopic suspension front fork with travel 150 mm, whereas rear suspension is provided by mono shock absorber with travel 108 mm. As far as mileage goes, it can go around 55 km/l in city road conditions while on highways it can reach up to 50 km/l.
Suzuki Access 125
Suzuki’s Access series is a popular commuter line that offers access to more affordable motorcycling. The 2018 Suzuki Access 125cc scooter, which retails for $3,700, is lightweight and nimble, making it easy to navigate city streets. This scooter comes with standard ABS braking (Anti-Lock Braking System) that helps prevent skidding during emergency braking situations. Plus, there are plenty of protective features built into this bike including an under-engine plate that prevents water from entering in case of a fall or accident. Another safety feature includes dual disc brakes that can offer even better stopping power than drum brakes on cheaper models. And at 65 miles per gallon fuel economy you won’t spend much on gas either.
Hero Maestro Edge
Priced at under Rs. 80,000, Hero Maestro Edge is by far one of the best scooters to get your hands on if you’re looking to commute to work or college. Thanks to a two-stroke engine, it produces an impressive 8.8Nm of torque and also comes with plenty of features that you won’t find on most entry-level scoots such as telescopic front forks and rear disc brakes. Another highlight feature is its dual channel braking system which is more powerful than normal brakes but not as strong as their four-channel counterparts found on most bikes costing over Rs. 80,000. All things considered, we reckon it’s well worth its asking price considering all that you get out of it.
TVS Ntorq 125
The TVS Ntorq 125cc scooter is an entry-level scooter that doesn’t look like one. It’s got a minimalistic design, with a small tank and slim, swept-back handlebars. The 4-stroke 124 cc engine produces 11 bhp at 7500 rpm and churns out a peak torque of 11.8 Nm at 6000 rpm. The bike also gets a CVT transmission and telescopic suspension upfront along with rear hydraulic shock absorbers. Prices start at Rs 64,000 ex-showroom Delhi (all prices are on road Delhi).
Yamaha Fascino 125
The Fascino is relatively old, but it remains a top choice for those looking for a practical but stylish scooter. Its impressive frugality makes it an excellent choice, especially if you do most of your riding around town. For example, you can get up to 1,300 km out of one tank with careful riding. The bike’s relatively low cost also means repairs are more affordable than on other machines. The Fascino only gets four stars from us as it is not very comfortable or suited to long-distance rides due to its small engine size and lack of features like traction control or ABS. However, if you plan on spending most of your time in traffic or around town, then the Fascino is definitely worth considering.
TVS Jupiter ZX
For a 2022 budget scooter, it’s hard to beat TVS Jupiter ZX, a comfortable, commuter-oriented ride that gets around 54 miles per gallon. The Jupiter is also eco-friendly and eligible for government incentives. It can get up to 79 miles per hour, making it suitable for more than just around town riding. The low price tag comes with some downsides—such as less build quality than its competition—but at under 6k rupees, it’s hard to complain too much. If you want something cheap but still high-quality, then TVS Jupiter ZX is a great choice.
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