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Need a lightweight & reliable scooter for my wife for short city runs

While I liked the TVS Jupiter overall, I was also looking at Scooty Pep and Zest as lighter options.

BHPian JonSnow recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Hi Team,

I am looking to buy a new scooter and need your suggestions.

Usage

Primarily for dropping and picking up our kid from school (either by me when available or my wife when I'm at the office) and short runs for groceries and stuff. So mileage will be low.

Requirements

  • Should be light and easy to handle for ladies
  • Something reliable and low-maintenance
  • Good service and spare parts availability
  • Power is not important

I was mainly considering the options from the TVS stable (but open to other suggestions). While I liked Jupiter overall, I was also looking at Scooty Pep and Zest as lighter options. I couldn't get a test ride vehicle so I'm not sure how different is the riding experience across these vehicles. I would appreciate some feedback on these or other suggestions.

Here's what BHPian abtyagi had to say about the matter:

Ather.

Light and manoeuvrable. Has a reverse function as well. Ather has mostly been very reliable, and service etc are good in metros.

Here's what BHPian rajshenoy had to say about the matter:

In TVS, you can either go for Jupiter (larger and more power and speed 50-60kmph) or Scooty if your usage is going to be very low (only good for speeds under 40kmph).

I don't think electric will justify your use case so you can instead save some bucks. But if the price is not an issue, look for TVS iQube, seems similar to Jupiter and my neighbour uses it for runs around 20kms as well.

Here's what BHPian aargee had to say about the matter:

As a person who's hunting (and still in research) for a good scooter for more than a year, here's my take:

I would say, Scooty or Pleasure fits the bill (any day Jap 110CC is preferred over Zest) as it's also the most economic option; considering Scooty pep weighs the least & having a long history of lineage, Pleasure having the roots to Japanese stable will be my preference; if a little power & mileage have to be considered, then Access 125 will be my choice; however if technology & mileage filters are applied in addition, Yamaha RayZR will be my choice at the time of writing this.

From my observation of any Indian products (TVS to Bajaj to even Royal Enfield), all of them lack the Japanese refinement in the engine, a notch inferior in engineering & that extra notch in overall quality. Considering the Japanese & Western world (EU/US), the Japanese quality + price + ownership cost is unbeatable; considering Japanese & other Asian (Korean/Chinese), the quality + VFM factor is unbeatable. This is the primary reason for me to always be inclined towards Japanese engineering.

Here's what BHPian shancz had to say about the matter:

Try out the Zest 110 which should be optimal for your needs but since I haven't tried it myself I can't comment further.

The Access feels lighter than the competition but marginally so. I am expecting the same from Activa and Jupiter but that's more of a personal preference.

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