Comparo – Suzuki Let’s vs Honda Activa vs Yamaha Alpha vs TVS Wego, Jupiter vs Hero Maestro
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The recently-launched Suzuki Let’s will have to compete with the Honda Activa, Yamaha Alpha, TVS Wego, TVS Jupiter and Hero Maestro. Needless to say, the scooter market sees highest sales in the 110 cc segment, with Honda’s Activa accounting for almost fifty percent of the market.
In terms of power, the Let’s is the most powerful scooter in its segment producing 8.7 hp from a 112.8 cc engine. In comparison, the Yamaha Alpha produces only 7.1 hp (least in its class) even though it has the largest engine here at 113 cc. The Wego, Jupiter and Activa produce 8 hp while the Maestro makes 0.2 hp more. The Hero also makes the most torque at 9.1 Nm, while the Suzuki follows a close second at 9 Nm.
In terms of wheelbase, the two TVS products feature the most at 1,275 mm, thanks to their length at 1,834 mm which happens to be the longest in this segment. The Activa has the shortest wheelbase at 1,238 mm.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the Activa at 60 km/l offers the least, while the competition (excluding the Maestro) are evenly matched at 62 km/l.
Pricing wise, Suzuki have clearly undercut the competition, pricing the Let’s at INR 46,925 ex-Showroom, Chennai. The Let’s is priced INR 2,596 lower than the Activa. However, it remains to be seen if Suzuki can actually dent the Activa’s market share by mere pricing alone.