Upcoming Scooters In India — Exciting Lineup Ahead

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Scooters in India have had a phenomenal transformation over the years, it has become frugal, practical and easy to ride with better technology. Manufacturers are ever improving their product lineup with performance, power, new technology among others.

India will witness a slew of new scooter launches in the coming months. Here are some of the upcoming scooters in India.

TVS EnTorq 125

TVS had showcased a concept scooter at the 2016 Auto Expo, the concept was code named EnTorq 210. The concept was true to its nature with the radically designed scooter.

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TVS Motors is looking to bring to production, though with the 125cc mill and could be named as EnTorq 125. The TVS EnTorq 125 will be up against the likes of Honda Activa, Suzuki Access and others.

Engine: 125cc
Gearbox: CVT

Expected Price: Rs 70,000 to Rs 85,000
Expected Launch: End of 2016 or Early 2017

Vespa GTS 300

Vespa might import the GTS 300 to India as a CBU and is expected to be a performance oriented scooter. The scooter will feature an analogue instrument cluster with an LCD display.

In the global market, the Vespa GTS 300 comes equipped with traction control and dual-channel ABS.

Engine: 278cc
Gearbox: CVT

Expected Price: Around Rs 4 lakh
Expected Launch: End of 2016

Hero ZIR

Hero MotoCorp is looking to enter the premium scooter segment with the ZIR and will be a sporty maxi-scooter. The Hero ZIR is expected to be offered in two variants - flat floorboard and European style step-through.

The ZIR is expected as a single cylinder engine churning out 13.8bhp and 12.7Nm of torque. The Hero ZIR will feature dual projector headlamps with DRLs, bright LED blinkers and tail lamps, and front protection screen. The scooter will rival the Honda PCX 150.

Engine: 150cc
Gearbox: CVT

Expected Price: Rs 80,000 to Rs 90,000
Expected Launch: End of 2016

TVS Jupiter FI

The Jupiter from TVS Motors is one of theexciting scooters in the market with its colour options. TVS Jupiter FI is the fuel injected version of the carburettor version of the Jupiter.

The FI version will carry over all the features of the standard model; the FI version of the Jupiter is being launched keeping the Euro VI emission norms set to kick in the recent future.

Engine: 110cc
Gearbox: CVT

Expected Price: Rs 55,000 to Rs 65,000
Expected Launch: Early 2017

Hero Dare

Hero Dare is a sporty scooter to rival the Honda Dio and to tap the younger buyers. The Hero Dare is expected to feature the 125cc unit. The Hero Dare was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo revealing its intention to enter the performance oriented scooter.

The Hero Dare might be seen with dual tone exterior in colours of red and black. The scooter will compete with Activa 125, Dio and the Suzuki Access 125.

Engine: 125cc
Gearbox: CVR

Expected Price: Rs 60,000 to Rs 65,000
Expected Launch: Early 2017

Ather Energy S340

Touted to be India's first smart electric scooter, the Ather S340 is futuristic in design and built and developed entirely in India. The Ather S340 can be charged to 80 percent in one hour with a max speed of 70km/h.

Boasting of a connected touchscreen dashboard giving you access to navigation and data about your scooter including the range with each charge, among others. The company plans on doorstep vehicle delivery and service.

Range: 60km

Expected Price: Rs 1 lakh onwards
Expected Launch: Mid 2017

Yamaha NMax 155

The NMax is from the maxi-scooter segment from Yamaha. It features the European styling step-seat and has amuscular design.

Yamaha is expected to power the NMax with a 150cc engine and will compete with the likes of the Hero ZIR.

Engine: 150cc
Gearbox: CVT

Expected Price: Rs 85,000 to Rs 95,000
Expected Launch: Mid 2017

The scooter segment is getting exciting as manufacturers are not just concentrating on commuting, but performance scooters as well.

Story first published: Monday, November 21, 2016, 10:50 [IST]
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