best scooter in india

The scooter segment in India is actually where all the real battles are fought between manufacturers. The ease of use especially considering the urban environments, the gearless approach; And a light machine that is decently fuel efficient, all makes the scooter an obvious choice for someone looking to commute stress free in the city. The possibility to carry luggage, easy maintenance and a rather low sticker price compared to an actual motorcycle are just perks that add to this comfort. But once you are in the scooter market you are greeted with a lot of options and over the past two years almost every manufacturer has announced and launched multiple versions of scooters into the market. It can actually get a bit overwhelming but luckily we are here to solve your “which scooter” dilemma. Now we have reviewed a lot of scooters here at IAMABIKER and the ones we have missed we sure have ridden them at one point or the other. This unique prerogative enables us to short list the best scooters right here. Also we will keep this list updated and add a “last updated on” notice at the bottom so that you can be sure you are getting the latest information.

Lets start with list of all scooters in India right now and then we will work our way to the top few and tell you why it is the best. By the way we have not included the electric scooters available in India as that is still not an organised segment.

TVS scooters India

TVS scooters India

  • TVS Wego
  • TVS Jupiter
  • TVS Scooty Zest 110
  • TVS Scooty Pep+

Suzuki scooters India

Suzuki scooters India

  • New Access 125
  • Suzuki Access 125
  • Suzuki Access 125 SE
  • Suzuki Lets
  • Suzuki Swish 125

Hero scooters India

Hero scooters India

  • Maestro
  • Pleasure
  • Maestro Edge
  • Hero Duet

Yamaha scooters India

Yamaha scooters India

  • Alpha
  • Ray Z
  • Fascino
  • Ray ZR

Honda scooters India

Honda scooters India

  • Activa I
  • Aviator
  • Activa 3G
  • Dio
  • Activa 125

Mahindra scooters India

Mahindra scooters India

  • Mahindra Gusto
  • Mahindra Rodeo UZO 125
  • Mahindra Duro DZ
  • Mahindra Gusto 125

Vespa scooters India

Vespa scooters India

  • Vespa Elegante
  • Vespa VXL 125
  • Vespa SXL 125
  • Vespa VXL 150
  • Vespa SXL 150
  • Vespa

Now different people want different things from a scooter. Some want a reliable daily use one, some want a light one, some want to make a style statement and some want a scooter that is sporty, has good performance and has an involving ride. So we might as well mentions the best in each of those requirements.

  • So which is the most reliable scooter?

Well, reliability is a tricky question. How you maintain your machine is a big factor. But yes some products are just better built. And our choice for most reliable scooter out there is actually a tie between two. The Honda Activa (all versions) and the Hero Maestro. Both these are truly the best when it comes to “no nonsense” scootering around. Built well and the perfect daily use companion.

  • The lightest scooter?

Just going by the weight, the Scooty series from TVS are the lightest scooters around. Going by light and easy to handle, then the Yamaha Ray, Ray Z, Fascino and the Hero Pleasure come into the picture. All the ones we mentioned here are very easy to handle with the new Scooty Zest being our favourite in this segment.

  • For style statement?

Look no further than the Vespa collection. They are well built scooters that are a visual delight. Comes at a higher price than all the other scooter brands though. But the cool retro styling has no competition from anybody else.

Update: The Vespa’s retro styling now has competition from the new Yamaha Fascino and the new Access 125. Check out details here.

  • A sporty performance scooter?

None of the scooters here are exactly powerful. Engine capacity is between just about 100 and 125 cc. But even with smaller engines the Honda Dio, the Mahindra Gusto and the TVS Jupiter will fit your performance bill perfectly. Our favourite here is the TVS Jupiter. It might not look sporty but it will put the 125cc scooters to shame once it gets going. Also check out the new Gusto 125 and Access 125 the latest 125s in the market.

  • Our absolute favourite?

This is definitely a tricky question. There are a lot of good scooters out there. To be the best scooter in India you need one that balances all the qualities we have mentioned above. And as of now its a tie between two scooters. The Suzuki Lets scooter and the Yamaha Ray Z. Yes, both are new entrants into the scooter game. But when it comes to light and fun scooters both these just about nudge ahead.

The 125cc segment is becoming strong with new entrants and as of now our two favourites in this segment are the Mahindra Gusto 125 and the Suzuki Access 125.

Check out the Yamaha Ray Z review for a detailed look.

Check out the Suzuki Lets review for a detailed look.

Do ask us your queries if any as comments below and we will be glad to help you out in making your decision easier.

Last updated on: 18/05/2016.