As the lockdown measures eased in the second half of 2020, and managed to review several two-wheelers over the last few months. The list included several scooters and here we list the top five scooter reviews on Bikewale in 2020.
The Honda Activa is the highest selling scooter in the country, and thus, many potential buyers are interested in the product. The company updated the scooter in 2020 to comply with the new BS6 emission norms. The changes, however, were more than just the engine update, and Honda 2Wheelers India also overhauled the design, features, and cycle parts of the scooter during the BS6 transition. The Activa 6G gets telescopic front forks and a 12-inch front wheel which replace the trailing-link suspension and 10-inch front wheel from its predecessor, respectively. The BS6 model makes 7.6bhp and 8.79Nm as against the BS4 version’s 8bhp and 9Nm.
The TVS Jupiter is the closest competition to the Honda Activa, and the scooter from the Hosur-based company received mechanical upgrades to comply with the newest emission norms. The styling cues aren’t very different from the BS4 model, although the BS6 version comes with an LED headlight instead of a conventional halogen bulb. The BS6-compliant 110cc engine makes 7.4bhp and 8.4Nm as against 7.8bhp and 8Nm on the BS4 model.
Suzuki Motorcycle India’s highest selling product also tops the sales chart in the 125cc scooter segment of the Indian market. The differences between the BS4 and BS6 versions may not seem much, but the new model packs several new features. The front fascia, for example, gets a full-LED headlamp. The scooter also benefits from a semi-digital instrument cluster that now features colour changing bars on either side to represent the Eco-assist feature. The BS6 model makes 8.5bhp and 10Nm.
Bajaj Auto revived its legendary Chetak brand, although it’s greener than ever before. With the new Chetak, Bajaj Auto forayed into the electric two-wheeler segment. The 3.8kW electric motor and the IP67-rated lithium-ion battery pack on the Chetak are made by Bosch and imported from Germany. The scooter features a retro-design however, the features are modern. The lighting, for example, is full-LED while the instrument cluster is full-digital and it is Bluetooth compatible as standard.
Yamaha Motor India created a niche for itself in the Honda Activa-dominated 110c scooter segment with the launch of the Ray ZR Street Rally. The Rally badge brings knobby-style tyres that give the scooter a rugged look. Yamaha used the BS6 transition as an opportunity to bump up the displacement and give it a styling revision, hence making it even more appealing. The 125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor on the Street Rally makes 8bhp at 6,500rpm and 9.7Nm at 5,000rpm.