The scooter champion of India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, have already launched their 2018 range in the market. This included the Activa 5G which was shown at the recently held Auto Expo and the Grazia 125 which was launched in November 2017. Apart from these, the company is not planning to bring in any new scooter models to our shores this year. So, you can expect some cosmetic updates on the Aviator and Activa 125 close to the festive season.
Suzuki Burgman Street
Speaking of stylish scooters, the Suzuki Burgman Street is definitely one of the most appealing designs in the 125-cc scooter segment. This sharp styled maxi-scooter comes with a large V-shaped headlight, a transparent screen over it, Intruder 150-type handlebar and instrument cluster very similar to the one seen on Gixxer 155. The scooter gets a front disc brake, black alloy wheels (12-inch front and 10-inch rear) and a slightly larger 5.6 litres fuel tank.
The Burgman not just looks good, but is also one of the most sought after scooter names globally. Internationally the Burgman scooter range is available in 650-cc, 400-cc and 125-cc versions, and we get the specially developed for India Burgman Street 125. The scooter is powered by a 125-cc engine, also seen on the Access where it makes 8.7 PS and 10.2 Nm. As of now, Suzuki hasn’t shared the power figures of the Burgman Street yet, but it is expected be tuned more for performance. To cash on to the festive season, Suzuki could launch the new 125-cc scooter around August 2018 at an estimated price of Rs 65,000.
For the last few years TVS Motor have been testing waters in the Indian market with the Dazz step-through scooter. The compact and sharply styled scooter was displayed at the Auto Expo earlier this year to get feedback from enthusiasts and dealers visiting the show. What makes the Dazz different from other TVS scooter offerings is its 14-inch wheels similar to the Aprilia SR range. The scooter also features telescopic front fork, a single shock-absorber on the rear, front disc brake and all-black wheels.
With the launch of Ntorq 125, TVS have the option of using their 125-cc engine, or a 110-cc unit from the Jupiter and Wego. The 125 makes 9.4 PS at 7,500 rpm and peak torque of 10.5 Nm at 5,500 rpm; while the smaller 110 produces 8.0 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.8 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.
The TVS Dazz is being tested extensively in India and expected to be priced close to the Ntorq – around Rs 58,000 when it is launched around the festive season later this year.