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Top Five Fuel-Efficient BS6 Scooters We Have Tested


It’s a clean sweep by the leading Japanese giants

With the government in no mood to ease up on the norms, performance figures have taken a hit while manufacturers have struggled to keep up. However, it isn’t all bad, especially for the scooter segment. Thanks to the stringent BS6 norms, manufacturers have switched to fuel-injection, which has improved fueling and mileage figures. The latter becomes even more crucial once you take the massive surge in petrol prices into consideration. So, which scooters return the highest mileage in this BS6 era? We let our road test numbers paint a picture:

Yamaha Ray ZR 125

RayZR RT design

This might come as a surprise to some, but the Yamaha Ray ZR 125 leads the charts with its fuel-efficiency figures of 66.23kmpl. For BS6, Yamaha bumped up the ZR’s engine to 125cc from the earlier 110cc. It is a decent package, despite not being the most feature-packed or the best looker in the segment. That said, the Ray ZR weighs just 99kg, which makes it easy-to-ride and even easier to live with. We rode the Ray ZR 125 Rally Street some time ago, and you can check out our road test review to know what we thought.

Yamaha Fascino 125

Fascino 125 zig looks

The Yamaha Fascino 125 is essentially a Ray ZR in more massy aesthetics. It uses the same frame, engine, and underpinnings as those of the Ray ZR. It even tips the scale at the same 99kg. However, the Fascino 125’s fuel-efficiency figures are slightly lower at 65.92kmpl, and hence, comes in at Number 2. The Fascino misses out on some key features like LED lighting and a digital instrument cluster, but when we took it for a spin, it was an enjoyable experience. Here’s our test ride review of it.

Suzuki Burgman Street

The Suzuki Burgman Street is one of the better offerings in the segment today, thanks to its smart gizmo list, comfortable ergonomics, and a premium maxi-scooter design. All of this, coupled with the Burgman’s frugal engine which returned 55.88kmpl, makes it a lucrative product. The Burgman Street even came out on top in our mega 125cc-scooter comparison. Head here to read how it clinched the title.

Honda Activa 125

Finally! The Honda Activa reigns supreme as the highest-selling scooter in India. Honda introduced its 125cc trim, the Activa 125, not too long ago. For BS6, Honda didn’t just tweak the 125’s old motor; it developed a new engine from the ground up, featuring a start-stop system and fuel-injection. It was the first BS6-compliant scooter in India (that we tested) which returned fuel-efficiency of 52.63kmpl. Here’s our full road test review of the BS6 Activa 125.

Suzuki Access 125

Last but not least, we have the Suzuki Access 125. Housing the same engine and underpinnings as those of the Burgman 125, the Access 125’s mileage figures stand at 52.45kmpl. It features LED lighting, a coloured seat, chrome bezels, and an analogue instrument cluster. Recently, Suzuki also introduced Bluetooth connectivity for the Access and Burgman 125. We rode the BS6 Suzuki Access 125, and we thought it was an excellent package with oodles of practicality. Check out our review to know why we think so.

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