In today’s day and age, we come across many instances where changes are happening rapidly, and for the good. Changes in society are taking place, Stereotypical norms are being broken and whatnot. One of the major highlights in these scenarios is the kind of energy and strong attitude females are showing towards society. No more they are considered to just be homemakers or just family bearers. They have set examples out there to prove that they are equivalent to their male counterparts, be it in any field.
Be it Mithali Raj in cricket, or Lieutenant Shivangi Singh from IAF who flew the first fighter jet and among many others who have set examples in their respective fields, they have indeed opened the doors for millions of women to break the yesteryear image of women in the Indian society and have encouraged them to do much better in their respective lives.
Greetings to all our readers, we hope you are in the best of your health while reading this article of ours,we all have come across a women at some point in our lives who have positively impacted our lives and encouraged us to become a better version of ourselves. Or is very close to your heart, may it be your mother, girlfriend or even any of your siblings, and if you are looking forward to greeting them with a gift of appreciation, to remind them how special they are to you, then this article is for you! And what other gift than a two-wheeler, if they are in need one? Today, we help you decide the best two-wheelers in the market available for your special ones and what to check in a vehicle if you are buying it for a female rider!
Well, if we examine carefully, some qualities which most women look for, in a two-wheeler are that it should be light, decently powerful, easy to ride, and most importantly it should be easy to maneuver for their daily chores. Most of these criteria are fulfilled by scooters, so let us talk about them in detail.
The craze for scooters is becoming greater and greater with each passing year, among both males and females, Easy to maneuver, high on fuel economy& style, easy to ride, and easy on the pocket are some characteristics that helped them to gain almost close to 400,000 units in the year 2020 from all the major brands here in India, which is a huge no. We would be discussing our top picks from this highly competitive segment so that you don’t go wrong with your choice!
One of the major runaway successes for TVS India, it was launched way back in September 2013, it currently has a significant market share in the scooter segment and is the second most highest selling scooter only next to the Honda Activa. TVS has been constantly giving minor updates to attract customers and their effort shows because of the nifty features it offers and the wide array of color options which is sure to attract a lot of youth buyers!
Engine type : Single Cylinder , 4 stroke, CVTi , fuel injection
Displacement : 109.7cc
No. of Cylinders : 1
Max Power : 7.47 ps @ 7000rpm
Max Torque : 8.4nm @5500 rpm
Brakes : Front: Disc
Kerb weight : 107 to 109 Kg
Features which set it apart
Disc brakes for additional safety and better control.
Wide array for body colors.
First to offer External Fuel lid.
Wide coverage of TVS service centers, Reliable.
Price Range: ₹ 63,497 – ₹ 72,427 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Top end trim a bit too expensive considering a 110cc scooter
Has started to look a bit dated now, needs a major update to stay strong in the competition.
LML Vespa SXL 125
Our second pick in this category is one of the most retro-looking scooters of all time, and it is the Piaggio Vespa. Which commands a huge fan following worldwide among scooter lovers. Comes with a lot of customizable accessories, body styles, and colors which makes it even more eye-catching. Add to it the amazing build quality. Although on the pricier side, it is sure to grab eyeballs when you own one. And it would the perfect gift for your loved ones. Currently, Vespa offers 9 models in India, but our pick would be the Vespa SXL 125, which is the perfect blend for style and performance. And we personally love that scooter in the shade of blue.
Displacement : 124,45cc
Max Power : 9.75 bhp
Max torque : 9.60 nm
Brakes : Disc
Kerb weight : 114 to 115 Kg
Engine : Single cylinder, Fuel injected
Features which set it apart:
Full LED headlamp
Price: ₹ 1,14,770 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Stiff Ride Quality
Limited service reach.
With this we are done with scooters for your loved ones and it would be very wrong if we talk about breaking stereotypes and not talk about the love of bikes for females, Gone are days when women used to stay away from bikes and fear from shifting gears, and we feel slowly and steadily the community of female riders is growing. Many Youtube vloggers like Ridergirl Vishakha, have been setting new records by going to places where many men couldn’t think of going alone on bikes, And now we would be talking about some bikes which could be the best buy for a female rider.
Royal Enfield Himalayan
One of the most popular adventure touring motorcycles from Royal Enfield, this can be used both in the city whereas for occasional getaways in the hills or any other destination, was launched way back in early 2016, it has the go-anywhere capability. Many riders might take a little time to get used to the high seating position and other unusual settings but that is not an issue. Received a mild facelift in 2020 and now it is even BS6 compliant. And as a part of the update, it gets three new color schemes – Gravel grey, Rock Red, and lake blue along with snow-white, Granite Black, and sleet grey colors from the earlier model. Gets many safety features including switchable ABS and disc brakes on both wheels. Meanwhile, suspensions are handled by 41mm telescopic forks at the front and Monoshock at the rear.
Displacement : 411cc, 648cc
Max Power : 24.3 bhp
Max Torque : 32 nm @4000-5000rpm
No. of cylinders : 1
No. of gears : 5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 liters
Kerb Weight : 199 Kg
Seat Height : 800mm
Price: ₹ 1,91,439 – ₹ 1,96,349
High Ground clearance for off roading.
Go anywhere ability
Dual purpose tyres mounted on spoke wheels.
Engine has lot of torque.
High seating position could be a problem for short heighted riders
With this we would like to end this article here, we hope we have made you clear with the best machines available for your wonder women in the market, and what are some basic requirements for them in a two-wheeler. Indeed, there are a lot of options other than these, but in our point of view these are the best machines out there! If there is any query or feedback you can comment down below, and we would be more than happy to help you and listen to you!
Till then please stay safe and we hope to see you soon!