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