The new TVS Scooty Zest 110 BS6 comes in two variants: Himalayan High Series and Matte Series
Hosur-based two-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company has updated its Scooty Zest 110 petrol-CVT scooter to BS6 specifications. The new 2020MY TVS Scooty Zest 110 BS6 comes at a starting price of Rs 58,640 ex-showroom, Chennai. There are six colour choices: Red, Blue, Turquoise Blue, Purple, Yellow and Black. With this launch, the company has completely shifted its portfolio to BS6 emission norms.
Compared to its phased-out BS4 counterpart, the new BS6 Zest 110 does not carry any major revisions. The main highlight is the addition of TVS’s EcoThrust fuel injection system. Almost every budget two-wheeler on the Indian market has received an FI or at least an advanced e-carburettor system in BS6 era. There was a point in time when fuel-injected engines were a luxury among affordable motorcycles and scooters.
Engine & Specs
TVS Motor Company states that the Scooty Zest 110 BS6 is smooth and more refined than its BS4 avatar. Performance has slightly reduced on paper, but this may not reflect in the real world. Several new BS6-compliant products have witnessed a marginal drop in output due to added restriction in their engine operation.
The 109cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine generates around 7.7bhp and 8.8Nm of torque. In its carburetted BS4 format, the power plant made 7.9bhp. However, torque has improved by 0.4Nm. The TVS Scooty Zest 110 has always remained a decent performer thanks to its low kerb weight. In BS4 era, the scooter weighed just 97kg (most likely heavier now by 2-3kgs). Fuel tank capacity continues to be 5 litres. It primarily rivals Hero MotoCorp’s Pleasure+ BS6.
Features & Highlights
The Scooty Zest 110 rides on 90/100R10 tubeless tyres at both the front and rear. They are supported by a pair of telescopic forks and a double-rated hydraulic mono suspension. Notable features or highlights include LED DRL, 19-litre underseat storage (best in the segment) with illumination; LED DRL, USB charger, etc.
Braking duties are carried out by 110mm and 130mm drum brakes at the front and rear, respectively. Most modern-day 110cc scooters sold in our market feature a front disc brake alongside CBS (Combined Braking System). However, the 2020MY TVS Scooty Zest 110 comes at a considerably lower price point.
Earlier this year, the lesser TVS Scooty Pep Plus was launched at a starting price of Rs 51,754 ex-showroom (increased by almost Rs 1,000 now). Powered by an 87.8cc air-cooled FI single-cylinder good for about 5bhp and 5.8Nm, it is the most affordable petrol-CVT scooter in India as well as the only one with engine capacity below 100cc.