6 Most Exciting Upcoming Scooters In India

6 Most Exciting Upcoming Scooters In India

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | 28 Mar 2024

Both the Hero Xoom 125R and the Xoom 160 will give us scooters like none other from Hero

  • Honda could very well bring out the electric Activa very soon
  • As for Ather, it has the Rizta in the pipeline
  • The Rizta will be a departure from the usually sporty electric scooters that the brand is known for 

If you're intrigued by sporty and quirky scooters, here are six of the most exciting scooters set to arrive in India in the next couple of months. This selection comprises adventure scooters, electric scooters, and even the seventh generation of India’s most beloved scooter, the Honda Activa. If this piques your interest, let's delve into it promptly:

Hero Xoom 125R and Xoom 160 

SpecificationsHero Xoom 125R
Engine124.79cc engine
Maximum power9.4PS 
Maximum torque10.16Nm

Hero will soon launch the 125cc iteration of its sporty, likeable scooter, the Xoom. Named the Xoom 125R, it will have Hero’s 124.8cc engine and it should carry over the sporty handling and good looks of the Xoom 110 that we so love. Hence, the chassis and other underpinnings will also likely be unchanged. 

SpecificationsHero Xoom 160 (expected)
Engine160cc engine
Maximum power15PS 
Maximum torque13Nm

As for the Xoom 160, we expect its 160cc engine to make 15PS and 13Nm. What is another notable aspect is that the Xoom 160 will boast a liquid cooled engine, something that we have barely seen on scooters in India. 

Honda Activa (Electric) 

Specifications  Honda Activa Electric (Expected)
Top Speed80kmph

India’s favourite scooter, the Activa, will finally get an electric sibling. We think Honda will finally launch the electric avatar of the Activa in the upcoming months and as for its name, it makes sense for Honda to call it the Activa electric. That way, they would keep the nametag familiar to a name that is a very trusty one in the Indian households. 

We think the Activa electric could be priced around the Rs 1.20 lakh mark (ex-showroom). Once launched in India, it will rival scooters like the upcoming Ather Rizta, the TVS iQube electric as well as the Bajaj Chetak

Ather Rizta

Specifications  Ather Rizta
Motor3kW (peak)
Top Speed90kmph

Ather is finally departing away from its usual crop of sporty electric scooters. And that is because this time, Ather is all set to bring us an electric scooter that is actually made for the family, named the Rizta. The brand has already put out multiple teasers for the same, showing us that the Rizta will not only get a very large seat but its battery has been extensively tested and so has been its water-wading capacity. 

The Rizta will likely benefit from the Ather 450S’ 3kW motor and 3kWh battery pack. That said, the internals could be changed for it to be less powerful and provide higher range, two things that are quite crucial to keep in mind when making an electric scooter for the masses. Once here, the Rizta will rival electric scooters like the TVS iQube S and the Bajaj Chetak. 

Honda Activa 7G

SpecificationsHonda Activa 7G
Engine109cc engine
Maximum power7.84PS 
Maximum torque8.9m

Honda will finally give an update to the Activa, a rather much-needed update. The Activa, undoubtedly India’s most popular scooter, is currently in its 6th generation (christened the Activa 6G) and even over the past couple of updates, nothing has been substantially changed. Hence, it is now high time that the Japanese giant actually gives the Activa 6G something worthwhile in order for it to keep up with the competition. 

Scooters like the TVS Jupiter now pack a lot more tech than before. So for Honda to really take it on, we definitely expect the Activa 7G to at least get more features than before. Other developments could very well include better, more modern styling and maybe disc brakes at both ends. 

Tork Electric Scooter

While not much is known about the upcoming Tork electric scooter, what we do know is that it was spotted testing a couple of months ago and the test mule had quite a conservative design. So it could be something from Tork to take on popular family-friendly electric scooters like the TVS iQube S, the Bajaj Chetak and the upcoming Honda Activa Electric. And while that is a mouth-watering part of the market, it has its own challenges. 

People in India expect their two-wheelers to do everything. So entering a family friendly segment means the Tork electric scooter will not only need a good range but also should be sturdy and most importantly, priced very well. So let us see how Tork eventually manages to pull all of it off.