The Top 5 Best Looking Scooters in India

by Deepak on June 30, 2011

When you talk about scooters in India, the first thing that comes to mind is the iconic Bajaj Scooter. But that era is long gone, the scooter market which was neglected after the 100cc motorcycles came into picture, was revived with the launch of Honda Activa in 2001. Since then the scooter market is increasing year by year. This has resulted in quite a few launches in recent times, though the options aren’t many but they are not bad either.

Thus, here I compile the list of Best looking scooters in India which are currently in production and this is completely my personal opinion.

1. Honda Aviator

Honda’s third offering in the Indian market after the Dio and Activa, Aviator was launched in the year 2009, and has already become quite popular in the market. One look at Aviator and the only word comes in mind is handsome, the muscular front stance, the indicators along with the front nose give it more of an angry look.

The telescopic front forks along with the 12” alloy wheels (available only in the deluxe variant) and the disc brakes (again available only in deluxe variant) makes Aviator a worthy looker.

The speedo meter is large with big markings for speed along is housed along with the fuel gauge. The triangular shape housing surrounded by garnish finish (again available in the deluxe variant) looks simply amazing. The side panels are plain but the name is embossed in chrome and it looks great.

The rear is an interesting design, the body coloured grab rail, the multi reflector tail lamp, and the indicators that sweep alongside the side panels adds muscular touch to the rear.

The Aviator is the first scooter to be targeted at the urban male and the muscular stance make it stands among the crowd. But the worst part is all these features are available only in the deluxe variant which is expensive as compared to the base variant.

2. TVS Wego

Wego or rather “We Go” the TVS’s answer to the Honda supremacy. After launching the scooty in its various versions, TVS finally made a scooter worth looking. One look at Wego and it looks mean and sharp; the long oval indicators, TVS popularly calls them as Golden –eye indicators, along with the headlamp shape give Wego quite an aggressive look.

The telescopic forks along with the 12” wheels not only provide comfort but look great as well. The Wego has been the first in the country to provide 12” alloy wheels as standard. The speedo meter is large and uncluttered with two dials one showing speed and the other reading the fuel.

The side panels are plain jane without much graphics, the rear is the most interesting with a sharp rear, the indicators are integrated into the LED tail lamps looks nice and classy. The Wego also has the fuel cap located behind the seat; this definitely saves the effort of opening the seat every time it goes for a refuel. The Wego is worth a looker and looks great in white and my personal favourite black.

3. Suzuki Access

Suzuki’s only offering in the Indian scooter market, Access is the most powerful scooter in the country in terms of engine capacity.

The indicators are uniquely styled more like a tear drop, the small scoops just below the Suzuki symbol looks great.

The headlamp has a unique shape to it. The instrument cluster is uniquely styled with the speedo meter and the fuel gauge are arranged in circles are stacked together nicely.

The chrome finished exhaust adds to the look. The wide grab rails and the wide seat make the scooter look big. The rear is again plain and simple with the indicators nicely integrated in the tail lamp cluster; the indicators are uniquely designed and not fitting into any particular shape. The Access is the simplest looking scooter available in the country, but simplicity looks beautiful as well.

4. Honda Activa

Activa can be considered as the scooter solely responsible for changing the fortunes of Honda in the country. Though in the earlier iteration Activa looked pure dull, but the latest iteration has made it a good looking scooter.

The front is pretty plain with two scoops side by side; the headlamp assembly is the most unique featuring integrated clear indicators. When it comes to instrument cluster there are no flashy designs just simple arrangement of speedo meter and a fuel gauge surrounded in a trapezoidal fashion.

The grab rail is grey in colour and looks great with the varied colour combination the scooter comes in. The tail lamp is trapezoidal in shape and along with the clear lens indicators looks great. The Activa definitely looks much better in its current avatar as compared to the previous generation. The scooter looks eye catching in white and that’s my personal favourite as well.

5. Honda Dio

The funkiest looking scooter in the country, the Dio when launched in 2001 along with the Activa had been doing decent numbers for the company. The Dio features the most stylish design from the Japanese company. The front is trendy looking with the headlamp shaped more like the autobot symbol (from the transformers movie) capturing the major part of the front end. The indicators along with the headlamp give the scooter an edgy look, along with the snazzier graphics make it eye catching.

The instrument cluster again is funky as the rest of the design, the trapezoidal shape housing houses a big speedo meter which is easy to read and a fuel gauge.
The rear again is very stylish and edgy; the rear tail lamp like a strip running through the back has arrow shaped indicators on both the sides. The Dio has a lot of snazzy looking graphics on both the sides and makes it worth a looker. The design of the Dio is more focussed towards the youth and it appeals a lot to them.

- Kunal Chanana

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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

fas June 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Is this the best looking Honda scooters in India? Where is Chetak and the Vespa?

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pawan July 4, 2011 at 6:51 am

friend,
the article is for the scooters currently in production (mentioned in 2nd para)….Do your company is in production of these two, because Bajaj Stop Chetak and Vespa have still time to re-enter in Indian market.

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pritam June 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Where is 2011 vespa?

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SZ June 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

No.1 should be Honda Dio. All other scooters look similar.

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wasiF1 June 30, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Can we have a poll on Top 3 best bike?

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Shaiju B June 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Ohh no ! How come Access in 3rd spot above Activa and Dio ? Its the worst looking of the lot.

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Prabakar June 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Very usefull article.
Please any one answer me which is best in mileage? No questions on power and speed or even style
Bcoz iam going to buy one for my father. He ill use it for just commuting 10kms a day. Pls pls

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Shaileshwar May 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

Activa will be the best its comfortable and reliable

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Madhu June 30, 2011 at 11:51 pm

where is rodeo, the design, speedo console all are good in it but its not in this list :-(

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AVS July 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm

The modern scooter concept was first introduced by Honda Active and it paved the way for other companies to design with small alterations……active should be the first……You should also include Vespa. Actually vespa and activs showed indians how to drive scooter without having grease on their pants and to drive with balance……….

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Naveen December 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Hello,
The new version of scooter concept was introduced by Kinetic Honda, then after TVS Sooty
Got it !!.

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True Indian May 13, 2012 at 5:29 am

You’re right Mr. Naveen. Kinetic Honda is the percursor to today’s trendy scooters.

Srinivas... July 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I thought im only the one whos thinking That Dio Occupies 1st place…

Dio is the best looking scooter.. :-)

no doubt and 2nd thought……!!!

But wheres the HH pleasure…. Its Far better than access(Looks wise)… Ryt…!!!!

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Guhan July 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm

No doubt!!!……1st place shud be Dio!!!!!!

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Alan July 2, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I dont agree with this order.

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Aditya maske July 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Wego is the best scooter and performancewise its good.

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Mansi September 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Aviator in first stage r u joking? Rodio is good looking scooters than others

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Mathi September 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Hi all,
I am looking for Scooter to buy. let me know the which is best for man and w.men

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ashishmane October 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm

best scooters in my opinion are activa and wego

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ashishmane October 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

not a bad choice

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Abhishek November 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm

and were is the pleasure wich is the best scooter and with nice look

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Manu Chakraborty (Sodepur) January 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Honda Activa is the perfect scooter of specially men, due to it’s design. Now in Kolkata Road among all the scooters we can see at leat 70% Activa & others 30%. It is proving that which is the most popular scooter now.

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kamal bansal January 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

without pleasure list is incomplete every month HMC crossing 35000+ mark

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john March 19, 2012 at 5:39 am

Aviator handsome? One of the worst looking scooter I’ve ever seen. All five of these scooters are really so old fashion in looks and technology. Just check what real Italian scooters have in mind.

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roopak k nair August 23, 2012 at 9:25 am

Dio is the best bike..

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Shaileshwar May 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

Are you mad where its activa dlx and Suzuki swish and the new streak , pleasure

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dinesh February 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

i want to buy a scooter.which is the best performence motor cycle .kindly advice me?

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Alex March 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm

NRP of Honda dio

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sharmistha April 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

plz kindly suggest me which will b d best among styl nd new advncd technologicl scooty for youth girls?as i am going to buy a scooty which vl suet my youth..

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Ruhul April 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I’m from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am planning to take a Duro Dz. But when I’m searching web review, many people comments like poor mileage, self start problem, battery problem, poor life, poor plastic ……. I am now very confused. Here we don’t have so many option for scooter. Duro Dz and Rodeo RZ will be available first time in Bangladesh by June 2013.

So, I really need your comments about mileage, life and other matters. Also pls tell me which one best Dz or RZ??? Thanks

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ameer July 20, 2013 at 7:04 am

where the Hero maestro,yamaha ray z,…access 125 is a cheap look,ray z is the best look,but the good is hero maestro,i love hero,quality product even overcome honda

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ameer July 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

Hero maestro has best mileage than activa,and others,it has very good power,it has very good quality plastic,it has pass light,digital ttip meter and also from hero,Indias no 1,jai hero,jai India

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kanchan July 27, 2013 at 3:54 pm

O my God! i was very confused….
Actually i want to buy scooty preference as per my circle and net search was ( honda Activa, suzuki access or Wego) but
kahawat hai na suno sabki par karo apne mann ki..
My heart has started beating for WEGO
finally i had taken decision now i’ll go with wego (Indian Product) Becoz
be Indian and buy Indian products. JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT
Apne watan ki baat hi nirali hai……Wego is the best.

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akshay ranjan January 19, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Dio is the best you mad

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