It’s a known fact that scooters offer convenience and ease of use which motorcycles don’t. At the same time, when a customer desires a pinch of performance as well, 125cc scooters are more preferable over the smaller 110cc machines. But with the increase in displacement comes a higher price tag. However, there are certain 125cc scooters which are as affordable as many 110cc offerings. On that note, we take a look at the top five 125cc scooters you can buy in India without pinching a hole in your pocket.
Hero Destini 125: Rs 65,310-68,100
The Hero Destini 125 holds the title of the most affordable 125cc scooter one can buy. It is meant to carry out daily duties with a spacious footboard, roomy seat and an under seat storage provision. Its 124.6cc mill makes 9bhp and 10.4Nm. While that may not be very impressive, the Destini 125 delivers an extremely comfortable ride with a supple ride quality over undulations. It also gets a standout feature in the form of i3S which automatically turns off the engine during brief halts in order to save fuel. What’s more, the customers get to avail Hero’s largest service network in the country.
TVS Ntorq 125: Rs 66,885-73,365
The TVS Ntorq 125 is one of the sportiest scooters with a peppy 125cc engine along with sharp handling dynamics. What’s further admirable is that it comes with Bluetooth connectivity for smartphone pairing which is a rare feature in scooters. Also, its fully-digital console shows a plethora of information such as top speed recorder, lap timer, helmet reminder and more. It doesn’t fall short on the convenience front either with a 22-litre under seat storage space, charging socket and boot lamp. In spite of being such an attractive package, the Ntorq 125 is the second most affordable 125cc scooter available in India.
Yamaha Fascino 125: Rs 67,230-69,730
The Yamaha Fascino is a very easy-to-manage scooter, weighing in at just 99kg, which is the lightest in this list. However, the prime USP of the scooter is its elegant and curvy design which is majorly women-centric. For those who want a sporty-looking and funky scooter based on the same platform, Yamaha also has the Ray ZR 125 which is priced nearly the same as the Fascino. Both are powered by a 125cc engine which churns out 8bhp and 9.7Nm. They are also decently equipped with bits like fully-digital console, multi-function key with seat opener and a side stand engine cut-off switch.
Suzuki Access 125: Rs 68,800-73,400
Sitting on the fourth position in this list is the Suzuki Access 125. Although the Access is not as feature-rich as most of its competitors, it is quite likeable to ride owing to its buttery smooth 124cc engine which offers decent performance as well as is fuel efficient. Although the power figures are on par with the competition at 8.6bhp and 10Nm, its light weight of 104kg aids in brisk acceleration and agile handling. Moreover, the ride quality of the Access 125 is one of the best in its segment.
Honda Activa 125: Rs 68,997-75,997
Sitting close to the Access 125 in terms of pricing is the Honda Activa 125 which not only borrows its name from its popular 110cc iteration but also features a similar no-nonsense design, a refined engine and long-lasting reliability. Powering the scooter is a 124cc mill which churns out 8.1bhp and 10.3Nm. Furthermore, while giving it the BS6 update, Honda also took the opportunity to equip it with a host of modern features. Things like a data-intensive instrument cluster, external fuel filler cap and side-stand engine cut-off system make it an impressive package.
(All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi)