Scooters have become the best and the most used commuter vehicle in India. Thanks to space and practicality they offer making it easy to the daily commute. Not only commutes, But Scooters are also good enough for some short trips and basic highway runs.
While there are scooters all the way from 100cc to 150cc. 125cc scooters provide the best of both worlds. Not loosing much out on mileage figures and giving the right amount of power to the rider. So today we bring you the best scooters under the 125cc category you should consider.
1) Honda Activa 125
The most selling scooter in India, collectively the Honda Activa range sells about 2 lakh+ every month. Now that’s more than all the other scooters sales combined. Activa is a household name, its been there from many years and comes with Honda reliability.
The Honda Activa 125 is powered by a 124.9cc air-cooled, single-cylinder unit that delivers 8.5 bhp of power at 6,500 rpm and 10.5 Nm torque at 5,000rpm. It weighs in at 111kg. It gets striking LED headlamps and Position lamps, Digital analogue meter with an eco speed indicator, front disc brakes and mobile charging socket(as an accessory).
Honda Activa 125 is a great scooter if you want the peace of mind of the trusted Honda engine and it offers good mileage too (around 60km/l). It starts at Rs 60,000 (ex-showroom).
2) Hero Destini 125
The Hero Destini 125 came around last year. It has a traditional yet premium design. It gets a large chrome panel on the front apron, a semi-digital instrumental cluster, with alert indicators for the side stand and an external fuel filler cap for better practicality. Hero also included a remote key, a charging port and a lamp for the understated storage space.
Hero has also gone ahead and given it’s their i3s technology, which means more fuel savings. The Hero Destini 125 is powered by a 125cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 8.7bhp and 10.2Nm of torque. It starts in at Rs 55,000 (ex-showroom).
3) Suzuki Access 125
The Suzuki Access 125 comes with its own charm of retro styling. It’s also among the top-selling scooters in India. It gets chrome finish around the headlight, 3D emblem logo and steel fender. Suzuki also recently introduced CBS in the Access, which makes it adhere to the upcoming norms. Suzuki also offers an optional front disc brake and alloy wheels. Coming to the other features it gets a digital display, optional DC socket, front pocket, one push central lock system and aluminium grab rails.
Powering the Access 125 is a 124cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine which makes 8.7ps of power at 7,000 rpm and 10.2Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm and a claimed mileage of 60km/l. It starts from around Rs 55,000 (ex-showroom).
4) TVS Ntorq 125
This flagship scooter from TVS stable gets some First in class features along with great styling and performance. The Aircraft inspired styling looks great and definitely attracts young customers. But the best feature to highlight in the Ntorq 125 is the smart connect for Bluetooth connectivity and fully digital centre console which is huge and displays a lot of info. The Digital console has 3 different modes Street, Sport and Ride Stats. It has Caller ID and an app based parking location assist along with navigation assistance. It also gets a lap timer, a top-speed recorder, average speed indicator, engine oil temperature, a clock, two trip meters followed with fuel gauge and speedometer. Phew! And that’s just the features of the Digital display it offers.
Under the seat, storage has a capacity of 22 litres. TVS Ntorq features LED DRLs with halogen headlamp Led tail lamps with separated turn indicators. So with TVS Ntorq, you will have all the bragging rights among other scooters.
TVS Ntorq not only excels in the feature department. Even the engine is a three valve 124.79 cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled SOHC engine that makes around 9.3bhp at 7,500 rpm and 10.5Nm of torque, with a maximum top speed of 95 Kmph. It comes in 4 matte colours – Matte Red, Matte Green, Matte White and Matte Yellow. Starting at Rs 58,000(ex-showroom) TVS Ntorq is a great scooter for people looking for a feature loaded and sporty package.
5) Suzuki Burgman 125
This one is for the people who want something different. India’s first maxi-scooter inspired design surely is a head turner and looks unique. Upfront it gets LED headlights and the body mounted windscreen and LED rear combination lights. A lot of use of the chrome garnish is done on the scooter to make it look premium. Even the mirrors are finished in full chrome. Fully digital display, 2L glove box storage and DC socket in the glove box for charging.
The engine is the same unit as seen in Suzuki Access. The 124cc 4-stroke air cooled SOHC motor which churns out a maximum power of 8.7ps and a max torque of 10.2Nm. Suzuki offers front disc brake and a drum at the rear, it also comes loaded with Combined Braking System (CBS).
Suzuki Burgman Street starts in at Rs 68,000(ex-showroom). Its a really good scooter if you want a different style and stand out from the rest of the common scooters.
6) Aprilia SR 125
Italian motorcycle company Aprilia just made itself much more accessible when it launched its scooters in India. Aprilia SR150 a fun and sport scooter with great handling dynamics. But we are here to talk about the younger sibling, Aprilia SR125 which packs the same punch and fun with a smaller motor and lesser price tag.
It gets the same Italian design which looks very sporty and fresh, the double-barrel headlamp design on the front apron, handlebar mounted indicators. The instrument cluster is a twin pod analogue unit indicating speedometer, fuel gauge and odometer. Aprilia SR125 has a fuel tank capacity of 6.5 Liters, it comes equipped with 14-inch tubeless tyres at both ends.
The powertrain is shared from the Vespa 125. It’s a 124 cc single-cylinder, a 2-valve motor which makes 9.4 bhp at 7,250 rpm and 9.9 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. The motor is tuned differently from the Vespa for better performance. It comes at Rs 69,000 (ex-showroom). At this price, it comes as a great choice for people looking for spirited riding and wants to have a brand value of Aprilia.