We are nearing the end of 2023 and the festive season has already commenced. This is also the time when customers prefer to buy two-wheelers. With Diwali 2023 just around the corner, here are the five best sporty scooters you can buy in India.
TVS Ntorq 125
The TVS Ntorq 125 is the best 125 cc scooter on sale in India. It's an excellent package that amalgamates noteworthy performance with best-in-class features. The Ntorq 125 uses a 124.8 cc three-valve air-cooled engine, generating 9.25 PS at 7,000 rpm and 10 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. Its engine comes paired with a CVT unit, is rev-happy and delivers good performance throughout the rev range. The scooter is available at a starting price of Rs. 84,636 (ex-showroom), while the top-spec XT variant costs Rs. 1.05 lakh (ex-showroom).
Suzuki Avenis 125
Another good option is the Suzuki Avenis 125. Yes, its design is quite similar to the TVS Ntorq 125, but the Avenis 125 combines practicality with refined performance. The scooter uses the same 124.3cc air-cooled engine that powers the Burgman Street and Access 125. The engine then produces 8.58 PS at 6,750 rpm and 10 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The Avenis 125 is available in three variants priced between Rs. 89,900 to Rs. 92300 (ex-showroom).
Honda Gracia 125
The Honda Grazia 125 is the sportier, outgoing cousin of the Activa 125. If you want the practicality and reliability of the Activa but are bored with the design of a family scooter, the Grazia 125, with its stylish looks, is what you should consider. It is powered by a 124cc engine that generates 8.14 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 10.3 Nm at 5.00 rpm. The engine is coupled to a CVT transmission. The Grazia 125 is the most affordable 125cc sports scooter in India, with prices starting at Rs. 82,520 (ex-showroom).
Yamaha Ray ZR125
The Yamaha Ray ZR 125 is the only 125cc sporty scooter in India to get a mild hybrid powertrain. The scooter uses a starter generator with a 125cc air-cooled engine that generates 8.04 PS at 6,500 rpm and 10.3 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The Ray ZR 125 benefits from quiet operation and an auto start/stop function, improving fuel efficiency. In addition, the starter generator also helps during rapid acceleration, thus relieving some of the load on the engine. The Yamaha Ray ZR will set you back by Rs. 84,730 (ex-showroom) for the base trim and goes all the way to Rs. 95,830 (ex-showroom) for the top-spec Street Rally version.
Aprilia SR 125
The Aprilia SR 125 is the most expensive 125cc sports scooter in India. However, it is also the most powerful of the all, although by a tiny margin. The SAR 125 model is available in a single variant priced at Rs. 1.23 lakh (ex-showroom) which is approximately Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000 more than the competition. It is powered by a 124.45 cc air-cooled engine that produces 9.97 PS of power at 7,300 rpm and 10.33 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The SR 125 offers excellent handling and the engine delivers engaging performance. However, the stiffer suspension setup comes at the cost of a firm ride quality, making it a bit uncomfortable to ride it in the city.