Upcoming scooters in India in 2017

Here is a list of some of the expected upcoming scooters in India in 2017 with their specification, features as well as expected price.

By: | Published: May 2, 2017 2:32 PM
Gear-less operation of the scooters makes it convenient for a daily commute in cities which inadvertently have traffic jams and slow moving traffic. Gear-less operation of the scooters makes it convenient for a daily commute in cities which inadvertently have traffic jams and slow moving traffic.

The sale of scooters in India have grown stupendously in the recent past and the two-wheeler makers in the country are also gearing up for launch of both updated and all-new models in India. Gear-less operation of the scooters makes it convenient for a daily commute in cities which inadvertently have traffic jams and slow moving traffic. This year will also witness a new and upgraded version from TVS in their 125 cc scooter model lineup that will compete with the likes of the Honda Activa 125. Other manufacturers will also launch their respective vehicles in order to boost sales. Here is a list of some of the expected upcoming scooters in India in 2017 with their specification, features as well as expected price.

TVS all-new 125 cc scooter

Current TVS Jupiter for representation purpose Current TVS Jupiter for representation purpose

TVS Motor Company will launch an all-new 125 cc scooter in the country this year that will join the Jupiter, Wego and Scooty Pep+ in the company's portfolio. It is expected that the two-wheeler maker will launch the new 125 cc scooter under the Jupiter brand. Although TVS has not confirmed the expected launch date and other details like specifications, but we expect the new scooter to be launched this year itself. The new scooter with 125 cc engine is expected to generate around 8 hp of power and 10 Nm of torque which will be paired to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) unit.

Bajaj Chetak

The new Baja Chetak is expected to be powered by a 125 cc or a 150 cc four-stroke, air-cooled engine. (Image Source: GaadiWaadi.com) The new Baja Chetak is expected to be powered by a 125 cc or a 150 cc four-stroke, air-cooled engine. (Image Source: GaadiWaadi.com)

Bajaj Chetak is one of the best-selling and the most popular scooters in India since 1972, and the company is considering relaunching the new Chetak in India soon. Before the company discontinued the Chetak, it was powered by a 145 cc four-stroke engine that produced 7.5 hp of power and 10.7 Nm of torque. The new Chetak is speculated to be launched in 2017 and will feature an all-new design language. Information in terms of specifications and features is sketchy, however, we believe that the Chetak will get a front disc brake, a conventional suspension setup for better ride quality and a host of utility spaces such as large under seat storage, front storage space and hooks under the seat. Bajaj could also offer the scooter with premium seat upholstery and a number of body colour options in both gloss and matte finish. The new Chetak is expected to be powered by a 125 cc or a 150 cc four-stroke, air-cooled engine.

Aprilia SR Motard 125

Aprilia SR 125 is expected to be priced around Rs 65,000 Aprilia SR 125 is expected to be priced around Rs 65,000

Piaggio has already launched the Aprilia SR 150 scooter in India and is expected to launch a new 125 cc scooter soon. The new Aprilia SR Motard is likely to be based on the SR 150 and will share its powertrain with the Vespa's 125 cc scooter. The new Aprilia SR 125 will be powered by a 125 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder unit that is expected to deliver around 8 hp of power and 11 Nm of torque. The new scooter will feature sporty styling with a sharp front end along with new graphics. The Aprilia SR 125 is expected to be priced around Rs 65,000 in India.

Hero Dare

Hero Dare is also expected to get LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) and a LED tail lamp Hero Dare is also expected to get LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) and a LED tail lamp

The new offering by Hero MotoCorp in India will be a new 125 cc scooter Dare that is expected to reach showrooms this year. The Dare 125 is expected to be available with an air cooled, four-stroke OHC engine that will produce about 9.11 hp and 9.5 Nm of torque. The new Dare is also expected to get LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) and a LED tail lamp. Other features expected on the two-wheeler include a dual-tone body colour, fully digital instrument cluster, mobile charging socket, telescopic forks and alloy wheels. The new Hero Dare is speculated to be launched with a price tag of Rs 60,000.

Honda PCX 150

The Honda PCX 150 in the international markets is powered by a 150 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected unit. The Honda PCX 150 in the international markets is powered by a 150 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected unit.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter (HMSI)'s 150 cc scooter, the PCX 150, was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. The new Honda PCX 150 has already been imported to India for R&D (Research and Development) purposes and is expected to be launched in the second half of 2017. The scooter is already available in the international markets that is powered by a 150 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected unit which produces 11 hp and 14 Nm of torque. Besides this, the PCX 150 will feature a modern design language with fairing on each side as well as the front. The two-wheeler manufacturer might also equip the PCX 150 with LED turn indicators, front and rear disc brakes and a digital instrument console. The new Honda PCX 150, when launched, will be a premium offering by the company and is likely to be priced around Rs 90,000, ex-showroom.

Yamaha Nmax

Yamaha Nmax is likely to get the company's Blue Core technology for improved fuel efficiency. Yamaha Nmax is likely to get the company's Blue Core technology for improved fuel efficiency.

Yamaha showcased the new Nmax at the 2016 Auto Expo, and it is already sold in the international markets. The Yamaha Nmax is powered by a 155 cc liquid cooled, four-stroke SOHC engine that develops 15.1 hp of maximum power and 14.4 Nm of torque. It is expected to feature the company's Blue Core technology for improved fuel efficiency like other Yamaha scooters in India. Yamaha will also equip the new Nmax with a blackened out headlamp, digital instrument console, LED turn indicators at the rear and an external fuel lid. The international model gets ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as standard, however, in India, this safety feature may be missed out. The Yamaha Nmax is expected to be launched in India by the end of 2017 and is expected to be priced around Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom).

Piaggio Liberty

Piaggio Liberty will feature a low saddle height that will make it easy to ride for short riders. Piaggio Liberty will feature a low saddle height that will make it easy to ride for short riders.

Piaggio currently sells its Vespa scooters in India, and the new Piaggio Liberty will be the first scooter that is expected to be priced lower than the Vespa models. The Liberty sold internationally gets a 125 cc engine that also powers the Vespa's 125 cc scooter in India. The engine produces 10 hp of power and 11 Nm of torque which is paired to a CVT automatic gearbox with torque server. The Liberty sold internationally features a single-channel ABS braking system, under-seat storage compartment that can hold an open face helmet and a front glove compartment. The scooter has a low saddle height that will make it easy to ride for short riders. When launched in India, the company might offer ABS as an option along with a host of accessories such as windscreen, anti-theft system, electronic alarm, Piaggio sound system and more. The new Liberty will also feature chrome finishes on the rear view mirrors, LED front lights, analogue speedometer with digital fuel and distance indicators.

Also Read: Upcoming motorcycle launches in India in 2017

Hero Leap

Hero Leap will be the first electric hybrid scooter by Hero MotoCorp Hero Leap will be the first electric hybrid scooter by Hero MotoCorp

Hero Leap will be the first electric hybrid scooter by the two-wheeler manufacturer in India that was first showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo as a concept. The Leap will be powered by lithium-ion batteries and an 8 kW electric Permanent magnet AC (PMAC) traction motor as well as a 124 cc engine. The Leap can be charged by plugging into a wall outlet, has a 3-litre fuel tank capacity and a top speed of 100 kmph. The upcoming scooter will receive aerodynamic styling, all-LED lights and a Brembo two-piston front 240 mm disc brake.

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    Man
    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    Eagerly looking forward to seeing Piaggio Liberty 125cc and Hero Leap. Hero Leap hybrid would be a very ideal scooter as it would give alternative fuel facility. What I am wondering is why it is taking too long to get these models in the market. Piaggio Liberty's largest wheels would be a most welcome innovation, that would benefit rural road users, and in these days of potholes on roads, would benefit all kinds of road users. But.. I couldnt find External Fuel Ports in neither of the above models. It is indeed a Convenient Feature for users. Hope the Makers will bear it all in mind, and expedite the new intros ASAP.
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      Abhi
      Sep 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm
      Waiting for the Jupiter 125.
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      1. Ajit Dubey
        Sep 10, 2017 at 11:56 pm
        All of these must come equipped with ABS as Indian government is making it mandatory for all the two wheelers to come with ABS which has engine capacity more than 125 cc and CBS if the engine capacity is less than 125 cc from April 2018.
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          Lakshmi
          Aug 22, 2017 at 8:11 am
          Which scooters are made in India pse tell me
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            Jaydev Trivedi
            Jul 27, 2017 at 8:53 am
            All the companies are coming out with heavy scooters with more speed but none of the companies are thinking of making light weight scooters of 60 cc which will be more convenient for local travelling and espcially for senior citizens, ladies and people with lean body. There were few scooters in past like Bajaj Spirit Scooty Teenz but unfortunately the companies stopped manufacturing the same. I think it is high time that companies should come up with few very light weight models like 75 kg or 80 kgs kerb weight.
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              V.k.gupta
              Jul 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm
              When new bajaj chetak is coming in market.I am waiting for this eagerly
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                Hriiziini Pfoze
                May 26, 2017 at 7:13 pm
                Thumbs up to the Piaggio Liberty 125. Can't wait for it to be launched in India. And with features like ABS, Anti-theft alarm, windscreen etc makes it even more irresistable. Please launch soon. Eagerly waiting.
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                  Jayachandra
                  May 20, 2017 at 12:43 am
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                    Jayachandra
                    May 20, 2017 at 12:43 am
                    Waiting for very hightscooters it's urgent need
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                    1. Shruti Bhola
                      May 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm
                      Plz sir launch Honda pcx 150 this year 2017..... I was just waiting from last 3year ... Plz plz this time don't break your customer heart ...launch it in this year
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                        Shiraz
                        Jul 24, 2017 at 11:04 am
                        Shruti agree very much wid u. God knows why they are delaying launches of such good scooters when they are the need of market. I'm waiting for Hero's Zir from past three years
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                          Sunera
                          Sep 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm
                          M also waiting for Honda PCX 150 and Hero Zir:-(
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                        Jayachandra
                        May 14, 2017 at 11:56 pm
                        Very low hightscooty required
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                          Jayachandra
                          May 20, 2017 at 12:42 am
                          Waiting for low hight scooters
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                            Jaydev Trivedi
                            Jul 27, 2017 at 8:57 am
                            I agree with you there are no light weight scooters in market except scooty pep plus but it is also 95 kgs. Light weight scooters like bajaj spirit (82 kgs) Scooty Teenz (70 kgs) are discontinued. The companies should relaunched light weight scooters.
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