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On Sunday, 13th September, we celebrated Grandparents day. It’s not just the teens or the office going crowd, scooters are becoming a popular choice for the senior citizens as well. Riding a bike or scooter gives us a sense of freedom and enjoyment as compared to a car or public transport. Scooters are light-weight and feature-rich while competitively priced too! We bring the top 5 scooters for the senior citizens in India:
TVS Jupiter is one of the popular scooters in India with a starting price of Rs 63,602 (ex-showroom). The new BS6 model delivers 15 percent more mileage than the older model. Currently, the company offers Jupiter in four variants in the Indian market - Base, ZX, ZX Disc and Classic. Being available in eight different colours, BS6 TVS Jupiter comes with Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) for alerting the riders in case of any malfunction. With a storage capacity of 21-litres, the senior citizens will have ample space for storing groceries as well as shopping bags. The scooter is powered by a single-cylinder, 4 strokes, fuel injection engine which delivers 7.37 bhp of top power and 8.4 Nm of peak torque. A CVT automatic unit handles the transmission duties. There is a kick as well as an electric self for starting the scooter.
Suzuki Burgman Street
Suzuki Burgman Street is currently making waves in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 79,700 (Ex-Showroom, India), it comes with Flexible Foot Position for the riders. This is a big help for senior citizens in their commutation. Key features include Aluminium Pillion Footrest, 21.5-litre storage space, 2-litre glove box and DC-Socket in for Glovebox for charging. Suzuki Burgman Street is powered by a 125cc, 4-stroke air-cooled engine which generates 8.5 bhp of maximum power output and 10 Nm of peak torque performance. Transmission duties are handled by a CVT unit. The process of starting the scooter is quite easy with the option of Kick and electric starter.
TVS Scooty Zest
Earlier this year, TVS launched the BS6 compliant Zest 110 at Rs 58,640 (ex-showroom). The scooter is retailed in Himalayan High Series & Matte. The new scooter is sold in six colour schemes - Red, Blue, Purple, Black, Yellow, and Turquoise Blue. Riders will love the large under-seat storage of 19 litres. The other key highlights are Textured Floorboard, Front Telescopic suspension, Anti-Skid Suspension system and Parking brake. Talking about the performance, the scooter is powered by a single-cylinder, 4-Stroke, Air-Cooled Spark Ignition engine which churns out 7.7 bhp of power and 8.8Nm of peak torque.
Hero Maestro Edge 110
On the eve of Grandparents day, Hero Motocorp listed Maestro Edge 110 on their official website. The scooter features a semi-digital instrument cluster comprising of service and side-stand indicator. Other key highlights are the mobile charging port under the seat, front 10-inch alloy wheels and rear 10-inch alloy wheels. The new Maestro 110 is powered by a 110.9cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. The scooter delivers 8 bhp of maximum power and 8.75 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a CVT gearbox. The outdated BS4 model's last recorded price was Rs Rs.53,330 (Ex-Showroom, India).
The BS6 compliant Honda Dio's starting price is Rs 61497 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The scooter comes in two variants - STD and DLX. The scooter is packed with features like Engine Stop/Start Switch, Side Stand Engine Cut-Off, Retractable Pillion Foot-Step, Front Pocket & Underseat Storage. BS6 Honda Dio is powered by a 109.5cc fan cooled, 4 Stroke, SI engine. The scooter belts out 7.65 bhp of top power and 9 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a V-Matic transmission system. There is also Kick/Self for starting the scooter.