Comparison: TVS Scooty Zest, Hero Pleasure, Honda Activa-i, Yamaha Ray and Suzuki Let's

Published On Aug 21, 2014 By for TVS Scooty Pep Plus at Zigwheels.com

The most popular female specific scooter brand in India- TVS Scooty has launched an upgraded version in the series, christened as Zest. The Scooty Zest is based on the new scooter platform of the company and uses the advanced powermill. The scooter will compete with the other feminine scooters in India like- Hero Pleasure, Honda Activa-i, Yamaha Ray and Suzuki Let's. So, lets get you through a brief comparison of all these offerings in the segment and try to find a better option.

 

Appearance:

 

TVS Scooty Zest

 

The new TVS Scooty Zest looks sportier then its existing versions thanks to its unique rear design. Front of the scooter is almost similar to the Scooty Pep Plus apart from little alterations in the headlamp and front indicators. However, rear panels are completely new, giving it a more seductive stance.

 

Hero Pleasure

 

Hero MotoCorp has also updated the Pleasure recently with a new design, color schemes and Integrated Braking System (IBS). The new model comes with a more aerodynamic designing with new front apron and headlamp. Dual-tone paint scheme is provided with vibrant colour options, enhancing the sportiness in it.

 

Honda Activa

 

Honda Activa-i is like a younger sibling of the Activa, having a lighter body work. It comes with a fully fibre body which has been designed brilliantly.

 

Yamaha Ray

 

Yamaha Ray is like a moto-sport scooter, specially designed for women. Having the best-in-class aerodynamic design with elegant looks. Its sharp headlamp and front indicators are integrated on the front apron, while handlebar gets a sporty cowl at the front.

 

Suzuki Lets

 

Recently launched Suzuki Let's has a sporty design with sleek panels and aerodynamic front apron which also gets integrated turn indicators. Other design ques of the scooter are common thus looks practical.

 

Chassis/Engineering:

 

All the four scooters are bolted on an under-bone type frame and runs on the 10-inch plate type wheels, however they have different engineering.

 

TVS Scooty Zest

 

The new TVS Scooty Zest comes with a longer wheelbase of 1250mm, which makes it more spacious than the existing versions. Its wheels are covered by 90/100 tubeless tyres. Front of the scooter comes equipped with a 110mm drum brake and telescopic forks, while the rear gets unit hydraulic suspension and 130mm drum brake.

 

Hero Pleasure

 

Hero MotoCorp is still using the conventional bottom link hydraulic dampers on the front side of the Pleasure and a spring loaded hydraulic unit at the rear. It runs on 90/100 tubeless tyres and both the wheels get a 130mm drum brake system, which is assisted by Integrated Braking System (IBS). The company also gives option of cast wheels with the scooter for Rs. 1,500 additional.

 

Honda Activa

 

Honda Activa-i shares the engineering with the popular Activa and gets a similar comfortable seating arrangement. It also gets conventional spring loaded hydraulic suspensions, 90/100 tubeless tyres and 130mm drum brakes at both the front and the rear.

 

Yamaha Ray

 

Yamaha Ray comes with an ergonomic and aerodynamic design, which provides best in class stability during rides. The front wheel sits on a pair of telescopic forks, while the rear gets unit swing suspension. Both the front and rear wheels are covered by 90/100 tube type tyres and equipped with a 130mm drum brake.

 

Suzuki Lets

 

With dynamic styling, Suzuki Let's has advance ergonomics which provides a comfortable ride. It also gets telescopic front forks and unit swing rear suspension, but 90/100 tyres are tubeless. Both the front and rear wheels get a 120mm drum type braking system.

 

Engine and Performance:

 

TVS Scooty Zest

 

Powering the TVS Scooty Zest is the 109.7cc CVT-i engine, which churns out 7.9bhp of maximum power along with a peak torque of 8.8Nm. The scooter claims to return upto 62kmpl of mileage and capable to achieve a speed of 0-60kmph mark in mere 11.1 seconds.

 

Hero Pleasure

 

Hero MotoCorp Pleasure sports a 102cc motor, which makes a top power of 6.7bhp and torque goes upto 7.85Nm. The company says that the top speed of the scooter goes over 77kmph.

 

Honda Activa

 

Propelling the Honda Activa-i is the same 109.2cc HET mill, which belts out 8bhp of peak power and extreme torque of 8.74Nm. Using Honda Eco Technology, it claims to return a mileage upto 60kmpl.

 

Yamaha Ray

 

Yamaha Ray houses a 113cc engine, which makes upto 7bhp of power and a top torque of 8.1Nm. The engine performs well in any condition and power delivery remains consistent at any speed.

 

Suzuki Lets

 

New Suzuki Let's comes with an all new 112.8cc SEP engine, which makes it the most zippy ride with a power output of upto 8.7bhp and torque delivery upto 9Nm. With Suzuki Eco Performance technology, it claims to deliver best-in-class fuel economy upto 63kmpl.

 

Price:

 

TVS Scooty Zest is the most affordable among these five options with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 42,300, while the Hero Pleasure, Honda Activa-i, Yamaha Ray and Suzuki Let's are priced at Rs. 43,000, 43,680, 45,850 and 43,430 respectively. (all prices are ex-showroon, Delhi)

 

Specifications:

ModelTVS Scooty ZestHero PleasureHonda Activa-iYamaha RaySuzuki Let's
Engine Type 4 stroke, CVTi, air-cooled Air-cooled, 4-stroke Air-cooled, 4-stroke, HET Air-cooled, 4-stroke Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SEP
Displacement 109.7cc 102cc 109.2cc 113cc 112.8cc
Max. Power 7.9bhp @7,500rpm 6.7bhp @7,000rpm 8bhp @7,500rpm 7bhp @7,500rpm 8.7bhp @7,500rpm
Max. Torque 8.8Nm @ 5,500rpm 7.85Nm @5,000rpm 8.74Nm @5,500rpm 8.1Nm @5,000rpm 9Nm @5,500rpm
Dimensions (mm) 1835 X 675 X 1075 1750 X 705 X 1115 1795 X705 X 1115 1835 X 675 X 1075 1805 X 655 X 1120
Seat height 760mm 765mm 765mm 760mm 765mm
Wheelbase 1270mm 1240mm 1238mm 1270mm 1250mm
Ground clearance 128mm 125mm 165mm 128mm 160mm
Weight 104 kg 103 Kg 103 kg 104kg 98 kg
Wheels 10-inch 10-inch 10-inch 10-inch 10-inch
Tyres 90/100 tubeless 90/100 tubeless 90/100 tubeless 90/100 tubed 90/100 tubeless
Front brake 110mm drum 130mm drum 130mm drum 130mm drum 120mm drum
Rear brake 130mm drum 130mm drum 130mm drum with CBS 130mm drum 120mm drum
Front suspension Telescopic Bottom link hydraulic damper Bottom link hydraulic damper Telescopic Telescopic
Rear suspension Unit hydraulic damper Unit hydraulic damper Unit hydraulic damper Unit hydraulic damper Unit hydraulic damper
Price (ex, Delhi) 42300 43000 43680 45850 43430

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