Would you like a power scooter? How bad is city traffic? Is it bad enough to fore-go your geared motorcycle in favour of an automatic scooter? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to that last question, you probably would be considering a 125-cc scooter, because, apart from the Aprilia SRV 850, that’s all we have. [Read more…]
Too tired from the daily grind to go to a showroom and book a scooter? Well now you can buy a Vespa scooter online through Snapdeal with the click of a button. To commensurate the launch of this webstore, Vespa has launched a special offer for the first 100 customers to buy their scooters online – the entire range of Vespa models would be available at a booking amount of Rs. 5,000. This includes the Vespa VX, Vespa S and Vespa Elegante. The amount you pay online is just the booking amount and the rest of the payment and documentation required can be done at the dealership. Vespa is among a few automobile brands to have tapped the online retail market. They say their partnership with Snapdeal is targeted especially towards a younger segment of consumers who are digitally active and prefer purchases that provide easy access and transactions without investing much time. This does make it easier to book a scooter and who knows, they might even start selling their apparel online like other automobile brands.
Do you remember we told you about Yamaha’s plans for a new 125-cc scooter? Well, they’ve brought forward the date for the launch of this new bike, which will now be officially unveiled later today! [Read more…]
This is what the TVS Scooty Zest 110 has been up to in the past couple of weeks post its service. [Read more…]
The scooter is the psychological antithesis of the motorcycle. Whereas the motorcycle has evolved into a transportation tool that is increasingly focusing on riding pleasure, the scooter has evolved into a more practical tool for the dyed-in-the-wool commuter. We find out which of these three scooters offer the maximum bang (utility) for the buck [Read more…]
India Yamaha Motor is currently focussing on the fast growing scooter market in the country [Read more…]
Honda Activa 125 competes with Suzuki’s Swish 125 and the Vespa VX for the 125-cc scooter crown
Story: Piyush Sonsale
Photography: Sanjay Raikar
The Indian automatic scooter market is largely divided into two classes: 110 cc and 125 cc. Honda have the highest market share in the 110-cc class with a line-up of four distinctly packaged scooters, but they were absent from the 125-cc class until this year. The sales figures in respect of 125-cc scooters have seen a steady growth over the past few years and they have captured a small but significant chunk of the market. Therefore, Honda could no longer delay their entry into the higher class since they did not want buyers to opt for a different brand, thus reducing their dominance in the field. In comes the Activa 125.
Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014, the 125-cc version of the Activa is an all-new scooter that was launched at the end of April this year. We had reviewed it in the June issue of the magazine and were impressed by Honda’s latest offering. However, this new entrant faces stiff competition in the 125-cc class from the Suzuki Swish 125 and Vespa VX. So we decided to compare the three scooters to see where the Activa 125 stands vis-à-vis its competitors.
TVS’ Scooty Zest 110 can be aptly summed up as the Caterham R500 of scooters. Quick, agile and always fun.