We list the best scooters you can buy with LED headlamp technology
It’s a known fact that most car tech trickles down to motorcycles and eventually scooters. We have scooters like the TVS NTorq that gets a fully digital instrument console (the Ather S450 gets a colour TFT console), and the Hero Maestro Edge that gets an external fuel filler cap. In similar fashion, we now have quite a few scooters that have LED headlamps. An LED headlamp offers far superior illumination compared to conventional headlamps. At the same time, it uses less energy and is more reliable. Here are five scooters with LED headlamps that you can buy. As you might notice, there are three Honda scooters in this list. That’s due to Honda updating almost all of its scooters and bikes with LED headlamps for 2019.
Honda Activa 5G:
Rs 55,730 (ex-showroom Delhi)
The world’s bestselling scooter got an LED headlamp as part of its update last year. We have ridden the 110cc scooter and think the high-mounted headlamp is among the best in the scooter segment. Read the Honda Activa 5G review here.
Rs 64,293 (ex-showroom Delhi)
This was the scooter that kickstarted the LED headlamp trend in scooters. The 125cc Grazia features an apron mounted LED headlamp that looks fantastic, but could have been better in terms of illumination. Read the Honda Grazia road test review here.
TVS Jupiter Grande:
Rs 59,648 (ex-showroom Delhi)
While the 110cc TVS Jupiter still comes with conventional headlamps, for Rs 1,700 more, you can opt for the Jupiter Grande edition that, among other features, gets an LED headlamp. While we are yet to test the new scooter, the addition of a new LED headlamp is expected to give better illumination than the halogen setup which was the brightest in its segment. Read the TVS Jupiter road test review here.
Suzuki Burgman Street:
Rs 68,345 (ex-showroom Delhi)
Suzuki’s maxi-scooter based on the Access 125 gets a large apron mounted LED headlamp with a separate central unit for high beam. It offers a wide beam spread which is a boon if you are travelling in dark alleyways. Read the Suzuki Burgman road test review here.
Rs 54,137 (ex-showroom Delhi)
The Dio is the third product in Honda’s scooter lineup to get LED headlamps. The 110cc scooter gets DRLs mounted on the top cowl, while the main headlamp sits on the front apron. This scooter has been a favourite among the young crowd and thanks to its refreshed looks, manages to stay relevant among the latest crop of scooters. Read the road test review of the Honda Dio here.