Scooters form a big part of the Indian automotive industry. Many households in India prefer to buy scooters over cars because they provide quick movement through the traffic jam-packed roads. Sometimes even the quality and the size of the roads are better suited for scooters. In rural areas with underdeveloped roads, the residents there prefer to get scooters over cars. People choose scooters for their easy mobility and affordability.
Are you planning to buy a scooter for you or any of your family members? Since it’s a big market with a number of brands, you should undertake complete research and make an informed decision. Many times such decisions are taken once in a lifetime so you should ensure that you are getting the right one. You should factor in various features of the scooter like the mileage, the price, type of engine it has, etc. You can get such information online at a click of a button or a salesperson at the dealership can help you make the decision.
Here's a compiled list of top scooters in India to buy in 2021 and how you can get your new scooter insured.
There’s no doubt of Honda Activa being a household name. Many of us are proud owners of Activa scooter and would recommend others the same. Honda Activa 5G has become a people’s favourite with its 109.22 cc engine and 5.3 litres fuel capacity. It gives you a mileage of 60 kilometres per litre and comes in 2 variants. It also has eight different colours you can choose from.
Records show that Suzuki has sold 40,000 units this year alone. The differentiating point of this scooter is the fact that it provides a 125 CC engine whereas other scooters in the market have close to 100 CC engine. This scooter is affordable with top-class features. The mileage of this scooter is 64 kilometres per litre.
TVS Ntorq 125
TVS Ntorq 125 has an automatic CVT transmission. It won the Commuter Two-Wheeler of India at the Tech and Auto Awards in 2018. It is stylish and chic. Its engine power is 124.5 CC and the fuel capacity is 5.8 litres. People with average income can also afford this scooter with its mileage of 47 kilometres per litre.
Another TVS scooter ranks top 5 in the list. TVS Jupiter has a single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The engine’s cc is 109.7 and the mileage is 56 kilometres per litre. This scooter is generally preferred by college students. There are 13 colour options available to choose from. It has a great combination of power and performance.
Guess what? This scooter has a 124 cc engine that is air-cooled and it produces a lot of power. The fuel capacity of this scooter is 5.3 litres and is available in two variants. Never run out of charge while travelling because this scooter has a USB charging point just like cars.
Yamaha Fascino dons a Capacitor Discharge Ignition system that helps you to self start it easily and smoothly. It gives you a mileage of 66 kilometres per litre making it one of the best scooters in terms of mileage performance. It has a 113cc engine with a power of 7bhp. It has only one variant but it is quite affordable.
Aprilla SR 150
Aprilla SR 150 comes from a European brand with its European styled features. It gives a sporty feeling to the rider which makes it popular amongst the youth of the country. It has a 158cc air-cooled engine with a fuel capacity of 6.5 litres. The mileage provided by this scooter is 37.8 kilometres per litre. Aprilla SR 150 is on the more expensive side of the range.
Honda Dio is equipped with a fan-cooled 109.19cc engine. Due to its lightweight and easy handling, Dio is preferred the most by the women. It is one of the safest scooty available in the market with features like- USB charging points, tubeless tyres, etc. It provides a mileage of 66 kilometres per litre and is one of the most comfortable scooters in India.
Hero Pleasure plus
Hero Pleasure+ has been the hero's most successful entry-level scooter in the market. It sports a 110cc engine with 8bhp power. It has a decent level of storage place and it was marketed more as a women’s scooter. The fuel tank capacity in this scooter is 4.8 litres with a mileage of 63 kilometres per litre.
Honda Destini 125
Honda Destini is Honda’s entry into the premium market. It has a 124cc air-cooled engine with a power of 8.7bhp. The fuel tank can hold up to 5 litres of fuel and gives you a mileage of 47.8 kilometres per litre. This is the first scooter in India to have the idle start-stop feature.
How to get your two-wheeler insured?
Now that you know which scooters top the list of best scooters in India, it is mandatory to get them insured! You can buy two wheeler insurance online. Before buying the policy you should undertake proper research and select the insurance policy that best suits your two-wheeler.
All you have to do is go to the insurance company’s website and click on the tab that says two-wheeler insurance. You will have to then select between third party cover or comprehensive cover. You can then choose any add-ons you want to add to the insurance coverage so that your scooter is protected in all situations. Enter the details asked for and pay the stated amount. Voila! Your two-wheeler is now insured.
Getting a scooter helps you move from one place to another with ease. You should ensure that you’ve done complete research about different scooters available, the features they have and all the other specifications before you make the decision. You should also keep in mind the needs of the person you’re getting the scooter for and how frequently they will use it for. After you get the scooter you should get it insured so that you and your scooter is protected from damages.