Scooters offer a near-unheard-of level of practicality at an affordable price. In India, almost 80% of all families’ first vehicle is a scooter. Since scooters are light and easy to handle, they also double up as delivery vehicles for some of the biggest e-commerce brands. As of 2021, an affordable scooter will cost you between INR 60,000 and INR 80,000.
In this article, we’ll cover the following:
- Most affordable scooters on sale
- Tyre sizes and recommended air pressure levels
- Recommended tyre brands for scooters
Most Affordable Scooters On Sale
- TVS XL 100 BS6 (INR 40,990 onwards)
The TVS XL 100 follows a simple design. It has a 100cc engine, which was a two-stroker earlier, a kick start and a 5-litre fuel tank. It’s the only moped on sale in India, and at the price, the only fuel-injected two-wheeler you can buy. The XL 100 BS6 uses 16-inch tyres for both wheels. The tyres are tubed to keep the costs low considering the XL100 is aimed at the delivery market.
- TVS Scooty Pep+ (INR 53,000 onwards)
The TVS Scooty Pep+ is a gearless scooter with funky graphics and an engine derived from the TVS XL 100. Targeted at first-time motorists and the younger folk, the TVS Scooty Pep+ is a light, nimble machine. The latest updates include the addition of a USB charger, LED DRLs and a lowered seat height of 768 mm. The Pep+ uses 90/90-10 tyres on both wheels. The 10-inch tyres are of a tubed type because they’re cheaper to repair
Hero Pleasure (INR 57,000 onwards)
The Hero Pleasure is powered by a 110-cc, four-stroke engine linked to a continuously variable transmission. This gives it a smooth performance, making it ideal for seniors. The scooter features a wider footboard which improves riding comfort. The Hero Pleasure BS6 has sold over 100 million since launch. The scooter uses 10-inch tyres with a 90/100 53J rating for both wheels. The Hero Pleasure uses tubeless tyres to improve ride quality.
- TVS Jupiter BS6 (INR 65,000 onwards)
The TVS Jupiter is the second best-selling scooter in the country. The powerplant is a 110-cc engine that makes 7.3 bhp of max power and 8.4 Nm of max torque. The Jupiter BS6 features a semi-digital instrument cluster, telescopic suspension and LED lighting. The tyres are 12-inch, with a 90/90 profile. The larger tyres make for a better ride.
- Honda Activa 6G (INR 66,000 onwards)
The Honda Activa 6G recently crossed the 2.5 crore sales mark, making it one of the largest selling two-wheelers in the world. It has a 109-cc four-stroke engine that makes 8 bhp and is one of the few that offers adjustable suspension. The Activa uses 10-inch tyres with a 90/100 53J rating for both wheels. The tyres are tubeless but the rims are reinforced because Honda Activa scooters are used for everything from school runs to grocery deliveries.
Scooter Tyre Sizes and Recommended Air Pressure
|NAME OF THE SCOOTER||TYRE SIZE||TUBE TYPE (TT)/TUBELESS (TL)||RECOMMENDED TYRE PRESSURE – FRONT (F) AND REAR (R) SOLO||RECOMMENDED TYRE PRESSURE – FRONT (F) AND REAR (R) PILLION|
|TVS XL 100||2.50-16 (F) and (R)||Tube-Type (TT)||20 PSI (F) & 27 PSI (R)||30 PSI (F) & 38 PSI (R)|
|TVS Scooty PEP+||90/90 R10 (F) and (R)||Tube-Type (TT)||25 PSI (F) & 28 PSI (R)||25 PSI (F) & 32 PSI (R)|
|Hero Pleasure||90/100 x 10 – 53 J (F) and (R)||Tubeless (TL)||22 PSI (F) & 29 PSI (R)||22 PSI (F) & 36 PSI (R)|
|TVS Jupiter BS6||90/90 x 12 (F) and (R)||Tubeless (TL)||24 PSI (F) & 28 PSI (R)||24 PSI (F) & 32 PSI (R)|
|Honda Activa 6G||90/90-12 54J(F) and 90/100-10 53J (R)||Tubeless (TL)||22 PSI (F) & 29 PSI (R)||22 PSI (F) & 36 PSI (R)|
Recommended Tyre Brands for Scooters
|Scooter||Tyre Size||Tubed/Tubeless||Position||Tyre Brand||Tyre Model||Price||Warranty|
|TVS XL 100||2.50-16 (F) and (R)||Tube-Type (TT)||Front and Rear||TVS||Simha Rib||799||3 Years Company Standard Warranty|
|Front and Rear||Ralco||Tuf Rib||649||3 Years Company Standard Warranty|
|Front and Rear||CEAT||SECURA F85||745||6 Years Manufacturer Warranty|
|TVS Scooty PEP+||90/90 R10 (F) and (R)||Tube-Type (TT)||Front and Rear||Ralco||COMFORT||899||3 Years Unconditional Warranty|
|Front and Rear||TVS||DRAGON||842||3 Years Company Standard Warranty.|
|Front and Rear||CEAT||ZOOM D||1200||6 Years Manufacturer Warranty|
|Hero Pleasure||90/100 x 10 – 53 J (F) and (R)||Tube-Type (TT)||Front and Rear||CEAT||SECURA NEO||917||6 Years Manufacturer Warranty|
|Tubeless (TL)||Front and Rear||CEAT||ZOOM D||1105||6 Years Manufacturer Warranty|
|Tubeless (TL)||Front and Rear||Ralco||BLASTER ST||1150||3 Years Unconditional Warranty|
|TVS Jupiter BS6||90/90 x 12 (F) and (R)||Tubeless (TL)||Front and Rear||Michelin||CITY PRO||1249||3 Years Manufacturer Warranty|
|Front and Rear||MRF||ZAPPER FG||1199||3 Yrs Company Standard Warranty|
|Front and Rear||Vee-Rubber||VRM-133||999||3 Years Company Standard Warranty.|
|Honda Activa 6G||90/90-12 54J(F) and 90/100-10 53J (R)||Tubeless (TL)||Front and Rear||CEAT||MILAZE(Scooter)||999||6 Years Manufacturer Warranty|
|Front and Rear||Michelin||CITY PRO||1249||3 Years Manufacturer Warranty|
|Front and Rear||MRF||Nylogrip Zapper||1259||3 Years Company Standard Warranty|