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Top Upcoming Scooters in India 2018

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In India, scooters are one of the most popular modes of transport among many people. They are light, fast, and easy to ride. One feels free and relaxed while riding a scooter through the roads. For city-life, using a scooter is the best way to reach a destination and also to unwind. A scooter consumes lesser fuel and can be operated without knowledge of gears or clutch. If you can accelerate and control brakes, you can commute to any place conveniently on a scooter.

The leading two-wheeler manufacturers of the country have been introducing many new scooters to cater to the needs of different scooter lovers. In the year 2017, India saw many cool-looking and fuel-efficient scooters. In the year 2018, the country will now have many sleek and high-performing scooters. Top scooter makers such as Hero Motocorp, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor, and others will be releasing scooters. You can choose any of them and have a great riding experience. If you find difficulties in paying for your new scooter, you can apply for a two-wheeler loan. Both banks and non-banking financial corporations (NBFCs) offer two-wheeler loans at great interest rates. By paying equated monthly installments (EMIs), you can clear your loan without any issue. The eligibility criteria for procuring a two-wheeler loan are minimal and simple.

List of Best Upcoming Scooters in India in 2018

1. Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj Auto has been a leading scooter maker in the country for umpteen years. Bajaj Chetak is a renowned scooter that was launched a few generations ago. The production of this scooter was stopped sometime back. It was an economical mode of commuting for several families in the country during the 1970s and 1980s. The leading scooter manufacturer will be bringing back the scooter with a bang in the year 2018. It is reported that the scooter will have the same classy look that it had in the 80s. It will most likely belong to the premium scooter segment. The engine of the brand new Chetak will most probably have a displacement of 125 cc with a CVT Auto box. The estimated on-road price of this scooter is Rs.52,000. The scooter will utilize patented DTS-i technology for the purpose of enhancing mileage as well as performance.

Bajaj Chetak Specifications
Estimated price Rs.52,000
Maximum power 10 BHP
Maximum torque 9 NM
Engine displacement 125 cc

2. Ather S340

This scooter is a special one as it will be a fully electric scooter. It is a vehicle that will release zero emission. Ather Energy is an Indian start-up that is committed to making environment-friendly vehicles. This scooter may be the right solution to rising environmental issues and pollution. This scooter will have imported lithium-ion batteries, different riding modes, monoshock suspension, and regenerative braking. The scooter can be recharged for up to 80% in one hour. The maximum weight of this scooter is 90 kg. This high weight is due to the utilization of aluminium in the scooter’s swing-arm and chassis.

Ather S340 Specifications
Weight 90 kg
Versions Economy and Sport
Estimated price Rs.1 lakh
Expected launch period October 2018

3. Hero Dare:

This scooter to be launched by Hero Motocorp is highly waited for by several people. This will be the first scooter of Hero under the 125 cc category. The scooter was first displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo. The scooter will have an attractive dual tone paint scheme. It will most probably have an engine displacement of 125 cc. It is an affordable scooter that will let you enjoy free-spiritedly. The estimated price of this scooter ranges from Rs.56,000 to Rs.75,000. Some of the highlights of this scooter include LED headlamps, external fuel filler cap, mobile charging socket, telescopic front forks, and LED tail lamps. With an air-cooled engine, it is bound to give an excellent performance to users.

Hero Dare Specifications
Engine displacement 125 cc
Maximum power 9PS
Maximum torque 9.5Nm
Estimated price Rs.56,000 to Rs.75,000

4. Vespa GTS 300

Vespa scooters are very catchy and popular among all age groups of the nation. The Vespa GTS 300 that is to be released in the year 2018 was displayed at the 2016 India Bike Week, which was held in Goa and at the 2016 Auto Expo. The scooter will have a traction control, a two-channel ABS system, and even an LCD display! The liquid-cooled and single-cylinder engine of this scooter will enable you to have a great riding experience with excellent power. The suspension system of this scooter is very impressive as the rear suspension is a twin shock setup and the front suspension has single hydraulic shock absorbers. The Italian design of this vehicle is very classy and elegant. The estimated price for this scooter ranges from Rs.4 lakh to 5 lakh. It is expected to be in the market in June 2018.

Vespa GTS 300 Specifications
Estimated price Rs.4 lakh to 5 lakh
Expected launch period June 2018
Engine displacement 278 cc
Maximum power 21 bhp
Maximum torque 23 Nm
Front brake 220 mm
Rear brake Disc brake

5. Honda PCX 150

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) calls this upcoming vehicle as a ‘motor scooter’. The expected price of this scooter is Rs.90,000. It comes with an engine displacement of 153 cc. The transmission system of this vehicle is automatic. With 1 engine cylinder and a fuel tank capacity of 8 litres, this vehicle is expected to provide great performance. It gives a top speed of 112 kmph and a maximum power of 13.4 bhp. The maximum torque of this vehicle is 14 NM. It has a ground clearance of 138 mm and its seat height is 760 mm. The kerb or wet weight of this vehicle is 130 kg. It has a 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine.

Honda PCX 150 Specifications
Front brake 22 mm disc with 3-piston caliper
Rear brake 130 mm drum brake
Rear suspension Monoshock
Stroke 57.9 mm
Front tyre 90/90
Rear tyre 100/90
Estimated price Rs.90,000
Expected period of launch Mid 2018
Maximum power 13.4 bhp
Maximum torque 14 NM
Cooling Liquid cooling
Fuel type Petrol
Brake system Combined Braking System (CBS)
Tyre type Tubeless
Engine displacement 153 cc
Front suspension 31 mm telescopic forks
Number of cylinders 1
Type of wheel Alloy
Bore 58 mm

6. Honda Cliq

This scooter that is going to be launched by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) aims to target rural people of the country. The estimated price of this vehicle is Rs.45,524. If you apply for a two-wheeler loan to purchase this vehicle, your EMIs(Calculate your EMI) for the loan will start at Rs.1,363. It is expected to offer a mileage of 60.00 kmpl. With an engine capacity of 109.2 cc and maximum power of 8.00 bhp at 7000 rpm, it is expected to provide the user with great performance. It can be self-started or kick-started. The vehicle has an automatic transmission. The scooter is available in 4 colours and they include Orcus Grey, Patriot Red, Black, and Moroccan Blue.The overall riding range of this scooter is 210 km. It has 2 valves in its 1 cylinder. Both the front and rear brakes have a drum brake type. The ground clearance of this scooter is 154 mm and the kerb weight of this scooter is 102 kg. The chassis type of this vehicle is under bone. The scooter's seat height is 743 mm.

Honda Cliq Specifications
Front suspension Spring-loaded hydraulic suspension
Rear suspension Spring-loaded hydraulic suspension
Type of wheel Sheet metal
Fuel tank capacity 3.5 L
Mileage 60 kmpl
Cooling system Fan cooled
Maximum power 8 bhp at 7000 rpm
Maximum torque 8.94 Nm at 5500 rpm
Number of cylinders 1
Seat height 743 mm
Front brake disc size 130 mm
Rear brake disc size 130 mm
Type of ignition Carburettor
Estimated price Rs.45,524

7. TVS Jupiter 125

The TVS Jupiter 125 is expected to be released soon in the Indian market in the year 2018. It is expected to be launched at the price of Rs.52,000. Its engine displacement will be 125 cc. This will be the sole 125-cc scooter that will have a fuel-injected engine! It will be an automatic scooter with a mileage of 55 kmpl. It is expected to be released in October 2018. It has an air-cooled engine with 1 cylinder. The transmission of this vehicle is CVT. The headlamp of this vehicle will always be on when it is used. With an advanced sync braking system (SBS), it ensures the safety of the rider and the pillion rider. It also has a mobile charging socket! With a retractable front hook and a nice under seat storage space, it allows you to carry goods of different sizes. The scooter will be available in many colors and they include Royal Wine, Matte Blue, Jade Green, Mystic Gold, Pristine White, and lots more!

TVS Jupiter 125 Specifications
Maximum power 9.5 bhp
Transmission CVT
Mileage 55 kmpl
Expected period of launch October 2018
Estimated price range Rs.52,000 to Rs.55,000
Peak torque 9 Nm
Type of wheel Alloy wheels
Front suspension Telescopic front forks
Front brake type Optional front disc brake

8. Suzuki Swish 125

This scooter will have a super-cool look with sporty features. It has an external petrol filler cap. It has a completely digital instrument console. The scooter was first exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show, which was held in 2017. It comes with LED headlamps, LED tail lights, and LED DRL. It will most likely compete with Honda Grazia when it is launched in the market. The scooter will feature a single cylinder in its engine. It will most probably have an engine displacement of 125 cc. The under seat storage space will be larger in this version. It will sport 10-inch wheels. Moreover, the scooter's fuel tank will be below the floor board of the scooter.

Suzuki Swish 125 Specifications
Maximum power 8.7 PS
Torque 10.2 Nm
Engine displacement 125 cc
Front suspension Telescopic forks
Rear suspension Monoshock unit
Type of wheel Alloy

9. Aprilia SR125

This scooter is expected to be released in February 2018. The price is estimated to range from Rs.60,000 to Rs.65,000. It has a tubular steel frame and a CVT gearbox. The scooter will most probably compete with Suzuki Access 125, Honda Activa 125, Vespa LX125. It is the international variant of the Aprilia SR150. It is an automatically ridden vehicle. It has an amazing fuel tank capacity of 7 litres. It is available in three colors and they include Racing White, Racing Black, and Grigio Titanio. This will be one of the advanced special sports scooters to be sold in the nation. The emission standard of this scooter is Euro 3. It has a wet sump that serves as its lubrication system. The scooter comes with a high quality centrifugal dry clutch. The seat height of this scooter is 775 mm.

Aprilia SR125 Specifications
Maximum power 9.5 bhp
Peak torque 8.2 Nm
Front suspension Telescopic fork
Rear suspension Single coil spring
Front brake 220 m disc
Rear brake 140 mm drum

10. TVS Graphite

TVS Motor will soon be releasing a 125-cc scooter in the country known as TVS Graphite. The estimated price of this vehicle is Rs.60,000. It was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo around four years ago. It is expected to have a sporty and cool look. It will have advanced equipment and good safety features. It will have an automated manual transmission (AMT). This will be the first scooter to have this kind of transmission in India. This scooter will have a matrix LCD console that will explain ride data, connectivity, network, and even details about the scooter. In order to ensure security, the scooter will have an inbuilt mobilizer. It will also have an advanced electronic key.

TVS Graphite Specifications
Engine displacement 125 cc engine or 150 cc motor
Estimated price Rs.70,000
Mileage 50 kmpl
Top speed 100 kmph

11. Palantino Ryan

This scooter manufactured by leading two-wheeler maker, Palantino, is expected to be released in the Indian market in December 2018. The expected price of this scooter is Rs.38,348. It will have a 2W electric engine. Both the brakes will have a drum brake system. It will have an air-cooled automatic engine.

Palantino Ryan Specifications
Type of wheel Alloy
Type of tyre Tubeless
Type of fuel Electric
Type of engine 2W electric
Starting mode Self-start

These above-mentioned scooters are some of the amazing options that will be available in the upcoming year. You can select any of these scooters according to your preference, price suitability, requirements, and Specifications. All of these scooters can be bought by paying EMIs if you take a two-wheeler loan.

News About Top Upcoming Scooters in India 2018

  • 2018 Honda Aviator Makes Its Way to the Indian Market at Rs.55,157

    Honda Motor Company - a multinational vehicle manufacturing company based in Japan - has launched the new edition of Aviator in India. The updated version of the scooter features a number of cosmetic upgrades along with a few additional features. Available in 3 variants - alloy disc, alloy drum, and standard, the ex-showroom price for the standard variant of the 2018 Honda Aviator is Rs.55,157 in Delhi. Similar to the new Activa 5G and Dio launched by Honda, the new scooter carries LED headlights. Additionally, other updates of the Aviator include a seat-opener switch, LED position lamps, a metal muffler, a four-in-one lock, a front and retractable rear hook, and a seat-opener switch. Along with the existing 3 colour variants, the company has introduced another colour option of scooter - Pearl Spartan Red. No further changes have been made to the new Aviator apart from the cosmetic updates. The scooter will continue to be powered by a 109cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 8 hp of maximum power and 9 Nm of peak torque. The suspension duties of the scooter is handled by a telescopic fork in the front and a monoshock unit at the rear end.

    As per the statements of Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing in Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, the 2018 version of the stylish Aviator will offer enhanced comfort owing to the additional attractive and convenient features. He also stated that the company is tirelessly working to offer more advanced upgrades across its scooter range in order to drive the scooterisation in India.

    11 October 2018

  • Residents of Delhi can soon opt for VIP number plates for bikes

    The government of Delhi will soon offer its residents with the option of getting a unique number plate. One can enjoy extravagant VIP registration numbers from the two-wheeler dealership store itself. The government of Delhi had actually made a recommendation to provide two-wheeler buyers with VIP number plates. It is expected that bike buyers can now select the vehicle numbers that they want from the month of May. Bidding processes will be held for different number categories. The base price for the bidding activity of VIP number plates is fixed at Rs.20,000 by the transport department of Delhi.

    17 April 2018

  • HMSI recalls scooters such as Aviator, Activa 125cc, and Grazia

    Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) recently recalled its scooter models namely, Aviator, Activa 125cc, and Grazia. The leading two-wheeler maker will be recalling around 56,194 units of these 3 scooter models. The company intends to engage in the recalling process in order to correct the problems regarding extreme hardness in a bolt present in the front fork of these scooters. The company is conducting the recall process in order to stay safe by taking the necessary precautions. The scooter maker will soon replace the faulty part in the scooters that were produced between 7 February 2018 and 16 March 2018.

    5 April 2018

  • Dockless bicycles launched by Mobycy in Pune

    Mobycy, a Green Tech startup, has launched 200 smart bikes across key locations in Pune, like WTC IT and EON parks, the airport area, Symbiosis campuses in Viman Nagar, and many other residential locations. Mobycy’s dockless smart bikes are equipped with GPS tracking and IoT locks and can be hired through the Mobycy app. Riders need to scan the QR code to unlock the bikes and after they complete the ride, they can leave the bikes anywhere in the vicinity. Mobycy’s smart bikes are convenient for students as they can hire them at subsidized rates.

    21 March 2018

  • Bike Shed Motorcycle is coming up soon

    The famous bike show known as Bike Shed Show is soon going to be held, which will be attended by several people. The mega bike event will commence at Tobacco Dock on May 25 2018. It will go on until May 27 2018. If you want a preview ticket for the evening on 25th, you will be required to pay £30. If you want to buy tickets in advance for 26th and 27th May, you will have to pay £20. For getting tickets on the door, you will need to pay £23.

    12 March 2018

  • Female Beneficiaries in Trichy to Receive Subsidised Scooters

    As per the statements of the Minister of Tourism in Tamil Nadu, Mr. Vellamandi N. Natarajan, the government is planning to give subsidised two-wheelers to 3,922 women in the Trichy district in 2017-18. Being the first phase of the Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme for Working Women, the beneficiaries of this scheme will be chosen according to the quota system out of the numerous applications received. While 1,992 beneficiaries will be chosen from the rural areas, 1,930 women applicants from urban areas will receive a subsidy of 50%. Targeted towards women empowerment, the quota for Scheduled Caste is 21% under this scheme, while the quota for Scheduled Tribe stands at 1%. Physically challenged individuals are eligible for a quota of 4% under this plan.

    6 March 2018

  • BTVI Awards the Biggest Contributors in the Auto Industry

    The Auto Show Car India & Bike India Awards 2018 were hosted by BTVI - a 24-hour English news channel that covers the news from the business-economy sector. A number of manufacturers that had the biggest contribution to the auto industry and had helped in the growth of the Indian economy were given awards across 39 segments.

    While Lexus RX 450H won the Green Car of the Year Award, the CSR of the Year Award was given to Toyota Safety CSR. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India received the Manufacturer of the Year Award in the two-wheeler segment. On the other hand, Honda Grazia was given the Scooter of the Year Award by the jury.

    26 February 2018

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