A common engine size for two wheeler motorcycles is 125cc. In the Indian market, there are many different 125cc scooters.
Apart from being ideal for city commuters, this category works with all the value propositions. Between April and September 2022, India’s largest two-wheeler segment saw a significant increase in sales of scooters.
TVS Jupiter 125
Jupiter 125 is the latest model of TVS. This scooter was created to cater to a larger market which is currently dominated by the Suzuki Access 125. The Jupiter 125 has a new 125cc air-cooled engine with two valve heads. It produces around 8.2bhp of power and 10.5Nm of peak torque. This motor is mated to a CVT transmission. TVS Jupiter 125 scooter starting price is Rs. 69,990 in India. It is available in three models and four colors, with the premium variant starting at Rs. 85,246 (all ex-showroom prices). The TVS Jupiter 125 has a combined braking system for both wheels, with front disc and rear drum brakes.
This Jupiter 125 bike weighs 108 kg and has a fuel tank of 5.1 liters. The Jupiter 125 has 12-inch wheels with telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear, with an unusual adjustable preload mechanism. A 220mm disc at the front and a 130mm drum on the rear handle brake duties. On the other hand, a disc brake variant is available as an option. The Jupiter 125 offers a unique selling point: underseat storage. It has a capacity of 33 litres, which means two helmets can easily fit inside. A USB charger comes standard.
Honda Activa is the most common scooter found across India. The first Activa released in 2001 was an instant hit. Now Honda has released the latest version of Activa which is Activa 6G. Honda Activa 6G prices in India start from Rs. 73,086 and go up to Rs.76,587. The Honda Activa 6G is available in three trim levels: STD, DLX, and EX. The most expensive option is the Activa 6G Premium Edition, priced at Rs. 76,587 (all ex-showroom prices). The Activa 6G is inspired by the Activa 125.
However, the LED headlamp is only available on the Deluxe model. Unfortunately, the Japanese company also ditched the fully digital instrument console, leaving the scooter with a pretty simple analog device featuring readouts like speedometer, odometer, and fuel gauge. In its BS6 guise, the Activa’s 109.51cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine produces 7.79PS and 8.84Nm. In comparison, the earlier BS4 mill produced 7.97PS and 9Nm. The Activa 6G also features an ACG starter motor (which helps fuel efficiency) and an engine kill switch.
Suzuki Access 125
The starting price of the Suzuki Access 125 scooter is Rs. 77,600 in India. It comes in 6 variants and 14 colors, with the premium variant starting at Rs. 82,700 (all ex-showroom prices). The Suzuki Access 125 is powered by a 124cc BS6 engine that produces 8.6 horsepower and 10 Nm of torque. The Suzuki Access 125 has a combined braking system for both wheels, with front disc and rear drum brakes. This Access 125 motorcycle weighs 103 kg and has a 5 liter petrol tank. The 2020 Suzuki Access 125 has some improvements that distinguish it from the previous model. To begin with, Suzuki has loaded the new Access 125 with some additional features that improve the overall package. The scooter includes an external gasoline cap, a USB charging port, and a voltage meter that shows battery status.
The latest generation Access 125 also includes a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster, which will be available in October 2020. The console communicates with the rider’s smartphone via the Suzuki Ride Connect app, providing turn-by-turn navigation, ETA updates, message notifications (incoming calls, WhatsApp and SMS), miss Call alert, caller ID, phone battery level, and over speed warning. The new Access 125 offers more comfort with a longer seat, more seat storage and a larger floorboard.
Suzuki Bergman 125
The Suzuki Bergman Street 125 changed the way Indian consumers viewed scooters. Because of its practicality and the feel of a massive scooter, the concept of the maxi scooter has piqued the interest of many. The Burgman Street 125 is based on the Access chassis and driveline, resulting in the sharp performance of a 125-cc motorcycle. The engine is BS6 compliant and features fuel injection, which is said to deliver smoother power delivery and improved fuel efficiency compared to the previous carbureted model.
In India, the starting price is Rs. 89.900 It is available in two variants and ten colors, with the top variant starting at Rs. 93,300 (all ex-showroom prices). The Suzuki Burgman Street 125 is powered by a 124cc BS6 engine that produces 8.58 horsepower and 10 Nm of torque. The Suzuki Bergman Street 125 has a combined braking system for both wheels, which includes front disc and rear drum brakes. This Bergman Street 125 scooter weighs 110 kg and has a 5.5 liter fuel tank. 125 Burgman Street is known for its storage facilities. In fact, no other scooter in the market at this price point offers as much. The Bergman Street is one of the few scooters in India to feature full LED lighting and a Bluetooth-enabled digital instrument cluster. The latter connects to the rider’s smartphone via the Suzuki Ride Connect app, similar to Suzuki Access.
The TVS NTorq 125 is the sportiest scooter available from the Hosur-based bike maker catering to the 125cc segment. Depending on the variant, it includes several segment-first features such as voice command with navigation, social media alerts, sports score tracking, and more. The TVS NTorq 125 Drum is priced at Rs 78,506 while the disc brake version is priced at Rs 82,961. The Race Edition is priced at Rs 87,011 and the Super Squad Edition is priced at Rs 89,061 respectively. The Race XP and top-of-the-line, tech-rich XT variants with ride modes are priced at Rs 90,611 and Rs 98,511 respectively. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi. The NTorq gets a telescopic fork and monoshock suspension. Front disc brakes remain optional, but CBS is standard across all trims. NTorq 125 has a curb weight of 118kg.
The same 124.8cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine powers the TVS NTorq, which produces 9.38PS and 10.5Nm. The TVS NTorq 125 Race XP version, on the other hand, produces 10.2PS and 10.8Nm, which is 0.82PS and 0.3Nm more than the normal variant. TVS NTorq 125 is a scooter with many features. It was the first TVS two-wheeler to feature an all-digital console with smartphone connectivity, dubbed SmartXonnect by TVS. Pair your phone to receive ride data analytics, call and SMS alerts, turn-by-turn navigation, and vehicle diagnostic alerts. The TVS NTorq 125 Race XP edition has a new user interface and voice assist function along with the ability to save frequently visited addresses.