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April 2017 was an interesting month for the Indian two-wheeler industry and a lot of the same enthusiasm has been carried over May 2017 as well with several interesting scooters. One of the most attractive segments in recent times has been the scooter space and this month we saw a little bit of changes in scooter sales report. As the remainder of the every month looks promising, we list down the Top 10 selling scooters in May India that you should watch out for.
Honda Activa once again creates the best selling scooter record in the month of May 2017. It stands at a superlative point where its nearest competitor couldn’t even manage to achieve one-fourth of its total monthly sales.
In the month of May 2017, Honda sold 2,82,478 units of Activa in the country. Whereas the TVS Jupiter cannot match its sale report, it did just enough to reach the second position in the market. With a total of 57,068 deliveries made, the TVS Jupiter finished ahead of the Hero dio, the Maestro Edge, and the Duet by a significant margin.
This month Honda Dio created a new huge record which is with 41,303 units sold out and stood on 3rd place. Last couple of months Honda Dio was out of selling record, but the month of May, this is a better record for Honda.
Created the 4th place for itself, Hero’s Maestro managed with sales of 35,795 units. Last month Hero’s Maestro was on 3rd position but the month of May month it decreased to the fourth slot.
On the fifth Rank its Suzuki Access which got this rank with 31,895 units, its creating month by month a better sales record. This scooter has been an instant hit ever since it was launched and it completed the first half of the table.
Here At sixth position, with 19,194 units of the Hero Duet were retained and separated by a whisker, when comparing as of last month its stood on 7th position but this month Honda Dio gave good result and increased by one position. This scooter decreased its sales units because of some issue in scooter so company recalled this scooter. Hope in future it will create a new record.Yamaha’s Fascino and Ray created a better record and stood on the 5th and 6th position but in month of may Honda Dio stood their position and both scooter decreased their position by stood on Yamaha’s Fascino with 17,247 sales units on 7th position and the Yamaha Ray with 15,032 units stood on 9th position. Hero’s Pleasure got the push and stood on the 8th position in the month of May 2017 with 15,573 sales units.
The TVS Pep Plus is trying to book a place in Top Selling Scooters so, as last month this month also its stood in 10th position. Yeah.. Its last position, but this record is best according to Pep Plus which were not touched in this record. This month Pep Plus sold out 13,706 units.
The trade of automatic scooters is increasing day to day in both domestic market and international market. After the Activa, other two-wheeler companies are trying to manufacture those scooters, which give the comfortable ride, easy handling on pit road. In the market, a number of scooters are available for the buyers between high to low price segments. But we are confused to find the best one. Here is the solution, we took famous scooter Honda Activa 125 and newly launched Aprilia SR150 and try to compare all deep points.
As we know the name of Activa. It is very popular in the mid segment scooter segment since last 15 years. On 28 April 2014, Honda launched Activa 125 in the market under the 125 scooter segment. But the competitor Aprilia is introduced newly launched scooter named as SR 150 against Activa 125. The Aprilia SR 150 is the first scooter of the Italian brand, which is manufactured in Piaggio India plant at Baramati, Maharashtra.
Let’s check the report below:
Engine: Aprilia SR 150 vs Honda Activa 125
Activa 125 is equipped with 124.9 4-stroke, SI cylinder, BS-IV, which offers outstanding performance and power with fan cooled engine. It produces 8.52 BHP of power and 10.54 NM of torque with new HET technology and offers 55 KMPL mileage in a single run.
Whereas the new Aprilia 150 is equipped with 149.4cc SOHC four stroke air cooled engine which develops more power and torque. The company claimed 56 KMPL mileage in the city within a single run.
Design: Aprilia SR 150 vs Honda Activa 125
The design of Activa 125 is quite different to other Honda running scooters. At the front side, the company gives a new V-shaped design, which easily catches mass attraction. For the safe riding, the company loaded 5-spoke alloy wheels which give a robust look. It is best for riding on any type of road condition. The company added stylish and premium Activa 3d emblem logo, LED Chrome Chest , mobile charging socket with 18l storage space as well.
The Aprilia SR 150 gets break style twin apron headlight at the front, turn indicators on the handle bar and long and comfortable seat for any type of road condition. And also get the black stylish alloy wheel. Aprilia SR 150 gets red cool graphics and dual seat, they all add an extra star to the looks.
Instrument: Aprilia SR 150 vs Honda Activa 125
The Activa 125 gets attractive and stylish analogue, a digital speedometer which gives all the details you need. On the dashboard, we have seen an analogue speedometer and another is digital fuel meter. Whereas the SR 150 is equipped with a twin pod analogue meter, first is a speedometer and another is fuel gauge and odometer with various tell-tale light.
Brakes and Suspension: Aprilia SR 150 vs Honda Activa 125
For the safe riding, HMSI has loaded a Drum 130mm/ Disc 190mm at the front side and 130mm drum at the rear with CBS in Activa 125. The telescopic suspension at the front and spring loaded hydraulic type at the rear helps to give a smooth and comfortable ride any type of road condition.
On the other hand, the Aprilia SR 150 is equipped with the 220mm disc at the front and 140mm drum at the rear which helps to give a safe ride on the Indian roads. The telescopic suspension at the front and mono shock unit suspension at the rear help to give a super balance on the Indian pit roads.
Color and Price: Aprilia SR 150 vs Honda Activa 125
The HMSI has decided on Activa 125 ex-showroom price in New Delhi at Rs 56,954 in the stranded version and 61,362 the Deluxe version. The company offers it in four attractive colours like a Rebel Red Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Pearl Amazing White and Black.
Whereas, the Aprilia SR 150 is launched at Rs 65,000 ex-showroom price in Mumbai. It available in White and black colours which are attracting to youngsters.