So, everybody is after the Himalayas. After Royal Enfield decided to name their bike after the mighty mountain range, a biker’s heaven, TVS has carved out a special edition promoting it after the Himalayas. They have launched cooty Zest 110 Himalayan Highs special edition which celebrates the success of the Zest’s successful trip to Khardung La pass. It has been priced at Rs 46,113 ex-showroom, Delhi.
Scooty has been an iconic brand for automatic scooters in India and the Scooty Zest 110 was ridden to the heights of the mighty Himalayas by Anam Hashim, India’s youngest female stunt rider. Her feat has even found a place in the Limca Book of world Records.
Here’s what Anam had to say about the scooter:
“I was thrilled to ride TVS Scooty Zest 110 to Khardung La. The engine did not run out of breath, even beyond 10,000 feet and the ride quality was top-notch throughout the long hours of riding. Despite of all the dangerous turns, awful weather and vertigo inducing heights, TVS Scooty Zest 110 cc proved to be a super-reliable and dependable partner. Setting this record is truly an epic feeling.”
So, you would expect some additional muscle if mountain climbs and steep slopes we are talking. But that is just not the case. Mechanically the scooter continues to be powered by the same 109.7 cc single cylinder CVTi mill producing 7.9 bhp of maximum power at 7,500 rpm and 8.7 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. It weighs 98.5 kilos (kerb). All that the Himalayan Highs edition gets is a new body paint scheme with dual tone seat colour and a special edition emblem.
The cost difference between this special edition and the standard variant is a thousand bucks. So essentially, it is absolutely the same scooter with a new colour and other minor cosmetic mods. Buy one if you don’t like mainstream!