Okinawa launched its premium electric scooter in India at Rs 59,889 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Praise is the fastest electric scooter in India with the highest range of 200kms. It directly competes with the Hero Electric Photon. You could also look at the Hero Electric Cruz Li which sports a 48V-20AH battery that can run 70kms on a full charge. It is priced at Rs 59,890 (on-road, Delhi).
Apart from the electric scooters, the Indian market also offers petrol powered motorcycles and scooter that you could buy for the price of an Okinawa Praise. Here are your options -
Let’s begin with India’s best-selling scooter the Honda Activa 4G. It is powered by a 109cc engine that produces 8bhp and 8.83Nm of torque. The Activa 4G is priced at Rs 52,943. Powered by the same engine is the Aviator which sports a slightly larger body and a tall appearance. The Aviator is priced at Rs 54,279.
Honda also offers 125cc scooters in the form of the Grazia and Activa 125. The Grazia sports a sharp styling aimed at the youth while the Activa 125 is a family scooter which gets a metal body. Both use the same 125cc engine that produces 8.5bhp and 10.5Nm. While the Grazia comes with a Rs 59,516 price tag, you could get the Activa 125 for Rs 59,116.
You could opt for the TVS Wego at Rs 52,605. The scooter gets a conservative design and is powered by a 109cc engine that churns out 8bhp and 8Nm of torque. Another offering is the Suzuki Access 125. The scooter also sports a conservative design, but with a retro appeal to it. It is powered by a 125cc engine which delivers 8.6bhp and 10.2Nm of torque and is priced at Rs 57,488.
Yamaha also has three scooters on offer in a similar price range -the Fascino, Alpha and the Cygnus Ray ZR. The Fascino is a lifestyle product, and features a curvy design to give it a retro look. It is priced at Rs 56,082. The Alpha is a unisex scooter based on the same platform with sharper lines, and is priced at Rs 53,223.
Meanwhile, the Cygnus Ray ZR sports a quirkily sharp design and is aimed at the urban youth. The scooter retails for Rs 54,543. All the three scooters use the same 113cc engine that produces 7.1bhp and 8.1Nm of torque.
In a similar price bracket as the Okinawa Praise, you could also get 110cc and 125cc motorcycles. Honda offers the Livo and the Dream Yuga. While the Livo features a sharper and beefier side panels on the tank, the Dream Yuga gets more of a traditional commuter styling. However, both the motorcycles are powered by the same 109cc engine that produces 8.2bhp and 8.6Nm of torque. The bikes are priced at Rs 56,459 and Rs 53,544 respectively.
There is the TVS Victor that features minimalistic graphics which will likely appeal to people of all age groups. Powering the Victor is a 110cc single-cylinder engine, which delivers 9bhp and 9Nm of torque. It is priced at Rs 53,436.
As for 125cc motorcycles, you could opt for five models in this price range. There is the Hero Super Splendor and Glamour i3s, priced at Rs 52,468 and Rs 61,595 respectively. The Super Splendor uses a 124cc engine that produces 8.9bhp and 10.3Nm of torque while the Glamour i3S sports a 125cc engine that puts out 11.4bhp and 11Nm of torque. Hero also offers the Glamour which sports a traditional commuter motorcycle styling. It is powered by a 125cc unit that produces 8bhp and 10Nm of torque. You could also look at the Honda CB Shine which is the manufacturer’s highest selling commuter motorcycle in India. It uses a 124cc engine that delivers 10.1bhp and 10.5Nm of torque. It is priced at Rs 57,804.
Honda also offers the CB Shine SP with graphics all across the fuel tank, the fairing and the tail panels. It uses the same engine as the standard Shine; however, it gets a five-speed gearbox. The CB Shine SP is priced at Rs 62,181.
Bajaj offers the V12 and Discover 125. While the V12 is priced at Rs 57,843 the Discover 125 costs Rs 53,491. The Discover 125’s styling is conservative and is powered by a 124cc engine that delivers 10.6bhp and 10.98Nm of torque. It is priced at Rs 53,491. The V12, on the other hand, has a neo-retro look thanks to its muscular tank, removable rear cowl and chrome bezel on the headlamp. The bike uses a 124cc engine that produces 10.6bhp and 10.9Nm of torque. Also available is the Yamaha Saluto priced at Rs 55,898. It features styling similar to the Yamaha SZ-R, although its features list is quite basic. The Saluto sports a 125cc engine that puts out 8.2bhp and 9.8Nm of torque.
The only 135cc motorcycle in this list and in the country is the Bajaj Pulsar 135LS. It is the entry-level model into the Pulsar range. The conventionally styled motorcycle is powered by 135cc air-cooled engine four valve engine that produces 13.56bhp and 11.4Nm of torque. You could get your hands on the Pulsar 135LS at a cost of Rs 62,528.