Five Scooters With The Lowest Seat Heights In India

Five Scooters With The Lowest Seat Heights In India

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | Mar 18, 2024

The TVS Scooty Zest takes the cake with its lovely 760mm seat 

  • The Scooty Zest was originally marketed as a scooter even all women would be able to ride easily
  • The Bajaj Chetak is the only electric scooter in this list
  • Interestingly, there is another TVS scooter in this list too

Over the years, scooters have emerged as the primary means of commuting, at least in urban centres. A prime factor drawing people's attention towards scooters is their low seat height, usually lower than motorcycles, allowing riders to place their feet on the floorboard while riding comfortably. Following are scooters with the lowest seat height sold in India:

TVS Scooty Zest: 760mm seat height 

The TVS Scooty Zest might not be as feature-rich and modern in its appeal compared to the other 110cc and 125cc scooters on sale. Barring the changes in colour options, the TVS Scooty Zest has remained unchanged since its debut in 2014. 

Engine109.7cc single-cylinder 
Maximum Power7.8 BHP @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque8.8 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Fuel Efficiency51.8 kmpl

However, people looking for scooters with low seat height should check out the Scooty Zest, as it has a seat height of 760mm – the least among all the scooters sold in India. The TVS Scooty Zest is priced between Rs 73,931 and Rs 75,293 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Bajaj Chetak: 760mm seat height

Another scooter sold in India, which has the lowest seat height of 760mm, is Bajaj Chetak, the only electric scooter in this list. The Bajaj Chetak recently received a minor tweak with the newly introduced Urbane variant, which gets a few new features and a revised battery setup. However, its low seat height of 760mm has remained unchanged. The new Bajaj Chetak is available from Rs 1.15 lakhs to Rs 1.23 lakhs (ex-showroom, Bengaluru).

Specifications  Bajaj Chetak
Top Speed63kmph

What the Chetak offers is a simple, no-nonsense alternative to the likes of the sporty electric scooters available in India like the Ather 450X and the Ola S1 Pro. So if you are not looking for a sporty scooter but want something even more family-friendly than something like the TVS iQube, the Bajaj Chetak can be a pretty decent and docile alternative for you. 

TVS Jupiter: 765mm seat height

Next on this list is TVS Jupiter, one of the highest-selling scooters in the Indian two-wheeler market. Over the years, the TVS Jupiter 110cc has emerged as a preferred unisex scooter among family-oriented buyers for its durable body, reliable engine and features like external fuel filler and 12-inch alloy wheels. 

SpecificationsTVS Jupiter
Engine109cc air-cooled engine
Maximum Power7.88PS
Maximum Torque8.8Nm

However, its low seat height of 765mm has also impressed many potential buyers, making it easy to ride and handle. The TVS Jupiter 110cc range comprises six variants, priced between Rs 73,340 and Rs 89,748 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

What we really love about the TVS Jupiter is also the way it is built. Despite being quite an affordable scooter, the TVS Jupiter is built in a very sturdy manner and the build quality is very premium. So we are very glad to see that TVS has not cut costs in this department. And that is a good thing because a lot of scooters in this segment suffer from loose nuts, bolts and rattling side panels a couple of years into ownership. 

Honda Dio 110: 765mm seat height

While the Activa continues to be the bread-and-butter model for Honda in India, the sporty-looking Dio scooter has also charmed many people all these years. Along with its snazzy-looking bodywork, attractive colour options and peppy 110cc engine, the current iteration of Honda Dio has also impressed younger buyers with its low seat height of 765mm, making it even more convenient to ride. 

SpecificationsHonda Dio
Engine109.51cc air-cooled, single-cylinder
Maximum Power7.8PS
Maximum Torque9Nm

Available in three variants, the Honda Dio is on sale between Rs 70,211 and Rs 77,712 (ex-showroom, Delhi). What the Honda Dio also was, was one of India’s first sporty scooters for the masses. 

Hero Xoom 110: 770mm seat height

The newest entrant in the scooter lineup from Hero MotoCorp, the sporty-looking Xoom 110cc scooter, arrived as a replacement for the Maestro Edge. While the edgy and sporty design and all-LED headlamps and tail lamps of the Hero Xoom are its prime highlights, the scooter is also easy to ride and handle with its large 12-inch wheels and a low seat height of 770mm. 

SpecificationsHero Xoom
Engine110.9cc engine
Maximum Power8PS 
Maximum Torque8.7Nm

The Hero Xoom 110 range is offered in three variants, with their prices ranging between Rs 71,484 and Rs 79,967 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Benefit of Low Seat Height for Scooters

Scooters are primarily perceived as convenient means of commuting on two-wheelers, owing to their light-weighted build, under-seat storage compartment, ample floorboard space and gearless rideability. 

Along with these attributes, the scooters are also preferred by many for their low seat height, especially those new to riding or short in height. Low seat height in a scooter allows the riders to maintain their balance while riding by letting riders get their feet on the ground easily when coming to a stop.