Best Scooters For Short Riders (Ladies/ Men) In India

Scooters are the easiest means to commute in a city. They are gearless, comfortable and return good fuel efficiency. So what if you are short and you are looking for a gearless scooter for everyday usage? Both men and women face such a situation.

One key thing to remember is that even if both your feet do not touch the ground, one firm foot on the ground is enough. Also, keep in mind that wearing platform shoes are strictly not recommended while riding.

So what choice do you have? Well, here are a few scooters if you are between 4'10" and 5'2". This is a list of best scooters for short riders in India, which will be great for commuting, long or short.

1. Mahindra Gusto

The Mahindra Gusto is the first scooter in India to offer height adjustable seats. Set to its lowest position, it is just 735 mm tall, which makes it the lowest scooter, but also the heaviest scooter of the lot at 120 kg. The seat is designed in a way that your legs can reach the ground. Powering this scooter is a 8 PS engine that returns 60 kpl.

  • Seat height: 735 mm
  • Scooter weight: 120 kg
  • Mileage: 60 kpl
  • Approx. Price: Rs. 58,000/- on-road

2. Yamaha Ray

Next on the list is the Yamaha Ray. It has a seat height of 760 mm, which is one of the lowest on offer in India. The Ray weighs only 104 kg and is powered by a four-stroke, air cooled engine that produces 7.1 PS and 8.1 Nm of peak torque. It returns 43 kpl.

  • Seat height: 760 mm
  • Scooter weight: 104 kg
  • Mileage: 43 kpl
  • Approx. Price: Rs. 55,000/- on-road

3. Honda Dio

Up next is the Honda Dio, which weighs 105 kg and has a seat height of 765 mm. The Dio is a very stylish scooter as well, which is well suited for men and women. Powering it is an air-cooled, four-stroke engine that produces 8 bhp, 8.7 Nm of torque and returns 60 kpl.

  • Seat height: 765 mm
  • Scooter weight: 105 kg
  • Mileage: 60 kpl
  • Approx. Price: Rs. 56,000/- on-road

4. Honda Activa i

The Honda Activa i has a very smooth, efficient engine that churns out 8 bhp and 8.7 Nm of torque, quite similar to the Dio. It weighs 103 kg and is a very smart choice, especially if you are a lady looking for something apart from the Activa, which is 5 kg heavier. Seat height is the same too, at 765 mm, but the lightness is an advantage, and so is its 60 kpl mileage.

  • Seat height: 765 mm
  • Scooter weight: 103 kg
  • Mileage: 60 kpl
  • Approx. Price: Rs. 55,000/- on-road

5. TVS Wego

Weighing 104 kg, the Wego features body balance technology-which plainly means it is a good handling scooter. It also features 12 inch wheels, which means the scooter becomes taller, but TVS has managed to keep the seat height at 770 mm, which is a tad bit higher than the Hondas. The 8 bhp four-stroke motor returns 51 kpl.

  • Seat height: 770 mm
  • Scooter weight: 104 kg
  • Mileage: 51 kpl
  • Approx. Price: Rs. 63,000/- on-road

6. Honda Navi

If you are looking at something out of the box, choosing the Honda Navi is a perfect choice. Although it may not appeal to many, it is a really good alternative for youngsters. The Navi features the the same engine as the Activa, but with a motorcycle like design. The saddle height is 765mm and the 110cc engine produces 7.8bhp and returns a mileage of 45km/l.

  • Seat height: 765 mm
  • Scooter weight: 101 kg
  • Mileage: 45 kpl
  • Approx. Price: Rs. 47,000/- on-road

Now, if all these scooters with the lowest ride heights still make you uncomfortable, there are a couple more options to try out. One, is once you have zeroed in on one of the scooters and bought it, you can take it to a shop that does seat upholstery and cut away a bit of foam from the seat. This will lower the seat further.

Another idea is, while stopping, be it at signals, while commuting or anywhere for that matter, you could sit a little forward, towards the edge of the seat, which will help you reach the ground. This method is not very advisable though.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 18:38 [IST]
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