TVS Scooty Pep Plus: A Perfect Scooter For Beginners
Article by Drivio | 30th Oct 23
The Scooty Pep Plus is hands down India’s lightest scooter with several convenience elements
- Women who are trying to get into riding will absolutely love the Scooty Pep Plus's lightweight nature
- Even in terms of design, the Scooty pep Plus looks quite funky
- Surprisingly, the Pep Plus's engine is a rather peppy one as well
The TVS Scooty Pep Plus, a name synonymous with Indian households, has maintained its reputation for being lightweight, agile, and user-friendly, especially for women. In its latest iteration, we explore if this iconic scooter continues to uphold these qualities.
TVS Scooty Pep Plus: Design
The TVS Scooty Pep Plus retains its endearing small-size charm, boasting a cute and compact design that harks back to the aesthetics of the 90s. Its visual appeal is enhanced by vibrant colors that emphasize its youthful character, although opinions vary on the bold Princess Pink shade.
Being an affordable option in TVS' lineup, the Scooty Pep Plus doesn't overflow with features. Both variants sport halogen lighting and an analogue console, with a modern touch provided by a small LED Daytime Running Light (DRL). The matte series elevates style with a 3D logo and a unique seat cover.
TVS Scooty Pep Plus: Engine
|Specifications||TVS Scooty Pep Plus|
This diminutive scooter is propelled by a modest 87.8cc single-cylinder engine, delivering a modest output of 5.43PS and 6.5Nm. The undergone frame is supported by a telescopic fork and a monoshock, ensuring stable and comfortable rides. Continuing with a set of 10-inch wheels and standard drum brakes, the Scooty Pep Plus maintains its efficiency and simplicity.
TVS Scooty Pep Plus: Suspension
|Specifications||TVS Scooty Pep Plus|
|Front suspension||Telescopic Fork|
|Front tyre||10-inch tyres|
|Rear tyre||10-inch tyres|
|Front brake||Drum Brake|
|Rear brake||Drum Brake|
In the urban landscape, the TVS Scooty Pep Plus truly excels, thanks to its nimble handling dynamics. This characteristic allows for seamless navigation through the notorious bumper-to-bumper traffic of Mumbai. Moreover, the absence of constant gear shifting, a hallmark of motorcycles, has transformed our daily commutes into a significantly more pleasant experience. Despite its petite dimensions, one might assume that the TVS Scooty Pep Plus would offer a lackluster riding experience; however, it's quite the opposite.
TVS Scooty Pep Plus: Dimensions
|Dimensions||TVS Scooty Pep Plus|
|Fuel tank capacity||4.2-litres|
Regarding some concerns, the Scooty Pep Plus has developed an irritating squeak when carrying a pillion passenger, which can be quite bothersome. Additionally, the design of the speedometer has left me less than impressed, as it proves challenging to read on the move, particularly during nighttime rides.
The absence of a tripmeter necessitates manual tracking of mileage every time the scooter is refueled to calculate fuel efficiency. However, it's important to note that these issues, though somewhat inconvenient, are minor details in an otherwise excellent experience with the TVS Scooty Pep Plus.
TVS Scooty Pep Plus: Price
|Price||TVS Scooty Pep Plus|
|Ex-showroom Delhi||Rs 65,514 onwards|
TVS has priced the Scooty Pep Plus at a very affordable rate. Prices for the tiny scooter start from Rs 65,514 and go all the way upto Rs 68,414 (both ex-showroom Delhi). That makes it one of India’s most affordable scooters. And given how accessible it is physically, keeping it accessible financially was also very important for TVS. Hence kudos to them for the same.
The TVS Scooty Pep Plus has long been a favorite among Indian riders, and it's evident that the latest version stays true to its core principles of being lightweight, agile, and easy to handle. As a reliable companion for daily commuting, this scooter continues to be a prominent choice for those seeking a convenient and accessible two-wheeler. Its standout feature remains the fact that shorter, inexperienced riders and women can get onto it and have a fair bit of fun as well.