Back in 2001, Honda started selling its gearless scooter in India and it began with Honda Activa and Honda Dio with the sale rating of these two scooters going through the roof.
Recently, Honda Motorcycle and scooter India (HMSI) decided to re-launch the Honda Dio with some new upgrades to make it the first choice in the Indian market.
The New Honda Dio is powered by a 102cc air cooled, 4 stroke, and single cylinder OHC engine. This powertrain is able to mill 7 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and churns out a top torque of 7.8 Nm (5.7 lb-ft) at 5500 rpm. It also uses a v-matic transmission that comes with electric and kick start options.
The Dio also comes equipped with a standard suspension and a braking system. It also has a newly-designed instrument panel, a flat floorboard, and a large luggage compartment that allows us to keep our small things together. The company used tuff-up tube at the rear tire in this Honda Dio to reduce chances of puncture.
The Honda Dio is assembled with great panels and graphics, and provides a two-tone wrapped seat. The scooter boasts of new style blinders at the front and integrated rear winkers. It is also loaded with a maintenance free battery as well.
When Honda re-launched its popular Honda Aviator, they decided to offer it in two variants: the Honda Aviator Deluxe and Honda Aviator Disc. From the name, we can easily imply that the main difference between those variants is the braking system.
Both variants come with an upgraded 109cc 4-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, OHC engine, capable of generating as much as eight horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 0.9 kg-m (6.5 lb-ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm. This scooter also comes with an electric and kick-start option and a V-matic type of transmission.
The Deluxe variant of Honda Aviator comes with the front disc brake and a rear drum brake. The scooter has also a front telescopic fork and a rear unit swing with spring loaded hydraulic damper. In addition, the scooter model now has a bigger front wheel and a 10" rear wheel along with its tires. Wider under seat storage allows for 20 liters of storage space, enough room for you to be able to put a number of items.
To give the Aviator a superb look, Honda added a chrome cover on the front panel while the front indicator lamps have been designed vertically and come in long size. The headlamp cluster houses multi-focal halogen lamp that ensures clear vision at dark.
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The Honda Ruckus will not wow you when it comes to modern-day design aesthetics, but the retro look will certainly have its share of admirers. The Ruckus is a scooter from Honda that sets a new standard for cool; you can take many benefits from it because it’s so agile, user-friendly, and easy to park.
That’s design of the Ruckus is ’unique.’ From the bare-bones frame to the double headlamps, the low seat and the wide tires, the Ruckus will definitely cause a scene wherever it goes.
More than just its design, the Ruckus also carries an impressive powertrain set-up: a 49 cc four-stroke engine that can run for hours on very little gas along with the engine’s strong low-end torque and the V-Matic automatic transmission. Furthermore, the electric starter offers you faster get-up-and-go. When you wish for discovering some out-of-the-way places, the oversize deep-tread tires will help you.
Combining a minimalist design with an impressive engine, the Honda Ruckus will define your riding experience like no other bike of its stature can.
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The Honda Silver Wing makes no apologies for what it is, and neither should you. The bike means serious business, and it’s all thanks to a long list of luxury/comfort features, including full-coverage bodywork, a generous windscreen, and a large, comfortable seat with room for two.
Plus, it’s all powered by a strong, 582cc two-cylinder engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection, making the Silver Wing one heck of a ride. Enjoy your time riding in luxury along with the kind of comfort only a Honda-manufactured bike can provide.
The Silver Wing enlarges the ideas of what a scooter should be due to the unusual-but-impressive pairing of a stylish liquid-cooled fuel-injected four-stroke 582cc twin-cylinder engine and a fully automatic transmission.
With this Silver Wing, you’ll not only get a good looking ride, but you’ll also get great power and use, something that should never go unnoticed in the overall scooter landscape. In addition, with the large 5.5-liter underseat storage space, you can enjoy your comfort during riding since you can keep your full-face helmet in this storage space.
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The Mahindra Kine has to compete in a scooterette segment in a country that never seems to run out of them. With its work definitely cut out for it, the Indian bike maker decided to give the Kine a distinctive look that’s highlighted by a sharp nose.
The stylish streamlined design ensures a comfortable riding posture while the youthful body graphics add some personality to the bike. In the terms of features, the Kine comes with a self-start option and ample storage space just like the other scooterettes in India. Under the seat, there’s ample storage in which you can store your helmet, documents, or other small things. On the handlebars, you will find the instrument panel which is comprised of a speedometer, high-beam indicator, and turn indicators signal.
Its stability and grip on the road are supported by the 1225mm wheelbase that offers balanced riding. The bike’s 71 cc engine only offers 4 horsepower, but it’s still reasonable enough to get you from point A to point B and do it while delivering 55 kmpl of mileage in the city. The engine is complemented by a dual-side drum brakes system and a pair of three spoke alloy wheels.
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So far, the Mahindra Rodeo is still one of the best scooters launched in India where it was released to compete with the likes of the Honda Activa and Honda Dio, the Suzuki Access, and the Bajaj Kristal.
The Mahindra Rodeo is loaded with one of the best power mills in the market, churning enough power and performance capabilities to produce a top speed of 80 kmh. A large part of that can be attributed to its powerful 125cc engine that’s capable of producing 8 horsepower and guarantees a rush every time you hit the throttle.
In an effort to balance its power with riding comfort, Mahindra designed the Rodeo ergonomically, highlighted by a wider and longer seat that ensures better feeling for both rider and passenger, and prevents fatigue or body pain along the way.
This scooter is also blessed with a self and kick start-option, which is always a good thing. Then there’s the clear headlight, the instant start-up, and clear horn, all of which are supported by a supercharged battery.
The Rodeo is far from the fastest and most powerful bike on the market, but it does provide the kind of ride balance that makes riding it worth your time.
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Indian bike maker TVS has a product for all kinds of consumers. Yes, that even counts the ladies. Their latest offering to the female market is called the TVS Scooty Teenz, an electric scooter that’s fixing to get some lady love in the Indian market.
In an effort to attract the market, TVS went with a style over substance approach, opting to dress up the Scotty Teenz in a number of color options and aesthetic refinements, including new body panels, rear view mirrors, grab rails, and plenty of other comfort features. The e-scooter also has puncture resistance tires and an auto choke system that allows the bike to start effortlessly in less than ideal weather conditions.
More than just the design details, the Scooty Teenz is also a scooter that performs pretty well relative to its market. The bike’s class-leading suspension system and the twin telescopic forks in the front side increases the already comfortable ride. There’s also a single shocker that has been added at the rear side so as to gain better rigidity of chassis and riding comfort.
With power not being all that of a necessity, TVS went with an approach that highlights looks and comfortable riding for the Scooty Teenz, two qualities that women hold in high order in their list of scooter requirements.
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Riding scooters isn’t just a "boy thing," the fairer gender has as much right to enjoy scooters as the men do. That’s why TVS has no problem building scooters exclusively targeted to the female demographic, starting with the Scooty Pep+.
When style meets chic taste, the TVS Scooty Pep+ is born. It’s not going to promote powerful performance because doing so would be misguided. But where it lacks in unbridled power, it more than makes up for in usefulness.
Quite simply, the TVS Scooty Pep+ combines an impressive looking scooter with enough performance credentials to make it worth your money.
The lightweight body makes it easily maneuverable while a hydraulic shock absorber ensures a smooth ride on a lot of road surfaces. Combine that with a contoured seating with high-density MDI polyurethane foam and you have a scooter that’s easy on the eyes and comfortable on the body.
As far as the powertrain is concerned, the TVS Scooty Pep+ is powered by a 4-stroke single cylinder forced air-cooled engine that produces 3.68 kW at 6,500 rpm and 5.4 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
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TVS’ line of female-targeted Scooty scooters comes with a variety that few bike makers can compete with. One of these models is called the Scooty Streak, and true to its name, it’s got quite an impressive streak of looks and performance wrapped up in one body.
The fresh look of the Scooty Streak lends itself a refreshing vibe, including the rear LED lamp that makes the scooter look more up to the times. On top of that, the scooter now has a relocated fuel tank lid on the back of the seat, allowing riders easier access to the fuel tank whenever they need to refill the Streak. As a modern scooter, it’s important for the Streak to carry modern amenities, none more so than a new handphone charger that can be found just beneath the handlebar at the console.
At the heart of the TVS Scooty Streak isn’t the most powerful engine on the planet, but it does pack enough to make the ride very enjoyable. The Streak is powered by an 87.8cc four-stroke single cylinder forced air-cooled engine that produces 3.68 KW @ 6,500 RPM and 5.8 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 RPM.
There’s a certain level of realism that buyers have to understand with a scooter like the Scooty Streak. But if you understand what you’re getting into with the scooter, then you won’t find a whole lot of scooters that are worth your bucks more than TVS’ line of Scooty scooters.
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Indian motorcycle manufacturer, Hero Motor Corp, has launched a new scooter in its line up. Called the Hero Honda Maestro automatic scooter, this machine is the second scooter from the world’s largest motorbike maker after Pleasure.
In its own style, the Maestro has a similar design with the Honda Activa, although the former’s neat design and large proportions was done in order to cater to the male market. The Maestro also has a digital-analog instrument cluster as a new feature, making it really up to the times.
The new Honda Maestro scooter is available in a choice of six colors, including blue, green, white, black, silver, and red.
If you are intent on owning the Honda Maestro scooter, you might need to wait one up to three months to get a piece of one. Yeah, it’s expected to sell like pancakes.
If Hero Motor Corp can make this Hero Maestro available in the market right now, we can expect that it will be sell very well in the market since there are many buyers waiting for the real Maestro in their country.