The demand for gearless scooters in India is ever increasing. Scooters account for one-third of the total two-wheeler sales in the country. Honda Activa continues to be the most loved gearless scooter in this part of the world. While the BS6 engine upgrade ended the lifecycle of many, the future promises better options in this category with higher displacements.
Let’s take a look at the top five upcoming scooters this year:
Honda Forza 300
Honda will be launching its tourer scooter, the Forza 300. Featuring an athletic body, the Forza 300 is powered by a 279cc engine producing 25PS of max power and max torque of 27.2Nm. The highlight of the Forza is the electronically adjustable windscreen, which can be adjusted by up to 140mm on-the-go. It gets a Honda Selectable Torque Control, smart key fob and 15-inch alloys. It is expected to be priced between Rs 6.5 lakh – Rs 7 lakh. While the price is on the higher side, you always have the option of a two wheeler loan if this is one machine you have your heart set on.
Another anticipated launch is the AE-29 from Hero Electric. It will be the homegrown bike maker’s foray into the high-speed electric scooter category. The AE-29 can touch speeds up to 55 kmph with an overall range of 80km. The scooter is equipped with a 48-volt, 3.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, which takes approximately four hours to charge. The electric scooter is likely to be priced around Rs 70,000 – Rs 75,000.
Suzuki Burgman 150
The sophistically styled Suzuki Burgman series will get a new stablemate this year with the Burgman 150. It is likely to churn out a power of 12PS from its 150cc engine. The Suzuki Burgman 150 is likely to cost around Rs 80,000 – Rs 90,000. The maxi-scooter may seem expensive, but the eyeballs you will draw on the road riding one will be worth it. Alternatively, you can go for a bike loan to bring home this exciting machine.
Aprilia SXR 160
Showcased at the Auto Expo 2020, the Aprilia SXR 160 is expected to be introduced by this October. The maxi-scooter boasts of aggressive looks with a triple headlight arrangement. It will share its engine with its SR 160 sibling. The 160cc three-valve powertrain will deliver 11PS of max power and 11.6Nm of peak torque. It is likely to cost around Rs 1.25 lakh. To get it financed on easy bike EMIs, you can apply for bike loan once the scooter is launched.
Aprilia SXR 125
The SXR 125 was showcased alongside SXR 160. It’s hard to differentiate between the two as both feature similar styling. Powered by the 125cc engine, it yields 9.5PS of max power and 9.9Nm of torque. It is likely to be priced around Rs 1 lakh. Once introduced, you can opt for a bike loan in India to own this terrific machine.
Thinking of buying any one of these awesome vehicles? Consider a bike loan from Tata Capital when you eventually decide on the scooter you want to purchase. With affordable bike loan interest rate, quick approval and disbursal, the entire experience of having your two-wheeler financed becomes even simpler.