TVS Scooty Zest Test Ride Review

The TVS Zest 110 is a light, nimble, and attractive scooter specially designed to cater to the female audience. TVS basically defined the scooter segment for the masses over two decades ago with the Scooty and Scooty Pep. Capitalising on the same momentum, the TVS Zest 110 is a faster, better looking, and more fuel-efficient scooter.

Does the Zest 110 still appeal to the masses? Is it too lady-like? How does it fare against the competition? Read on to find out all about the above and much more!

Pros: Nimble Handling, Light-Weight, Peppy-Engine, Impressive Fuel-Efficiency

Cons: Dated Instrument Cluster, Limited Under-Seat Storage Space, Steel Wheels

TVS Zest 110 Variants

The Zest 110 is available in two variants, each variant differs from the other in a few visual aspects. The variants are:

  • TVS Zest 110 Himalayan High Series
  • TVS Zest 110 Matte Series

TVS Zest 110 Design

The Zest 110 is compact, slim, and sleek. At the front, we have a well-sculpted area consisting of the body-integrated turn indicators, LED DRL, and the circular headlamp. Interestingly enough, the Zest is one of the few scooters without a front-wheel fender, adding an innovative touch to the overall design.

The side panels complement the design language brilliantly with the chromed-out exhaust shield. Concluding the rear is the stylish pillion grab-rails, flowing tail lamps and turn indicators. The Matte Series, however, gets additional stickering decals along the length of the front and side panels that look quite attractive.

TVS Zest 110 Features

The Zest 110 gets a fully analogue instrument cluster with an additional stand alarm feature. The under-seat storage is at 19 litres, successfully housing a full-face helmet. The under-seat light is also a practical addition to this TVS scooter. On the mechanical side, the Zest 110 comes with a 109.7cc fuel-injected engine mated to an automatic CVT transmission.

TVS Zest 110 Engine Performance

The Zest 110, being one of the lightest scooters in the segment, is quick on the road. This peppy scooter produces 7.7 BHP of power at 7500 RPM and 8.8 Nm of torque at 5500 RPM, giving scooters in the higher segments a run for their money. Cruising at the speed of 60km/h is a breeze on this scooter with the top-speed at around 85-95km/h depending on the additional weight. The introduction of fuel injection has further improved the refinement and the versatility of the engine.

TVS Zest 110 Mileage (or Fuel Efficiency)

The Zest 110, being a commuting oriented scooter, has impressive fuel efficiency figures of around 45-50 km/l under economic riding conditions. In hectic city traffic, the number may fall down to around 40-45 km/l. In the vast segment of 110cc commuter scooters, the Zest 110 has above average mileage figures. The 5-litre fuel tank offers a riding range of about 220-240 km.

TVS Zest 110 Handling (or Dynamics)

The Zest handles with great poise and ease, all variants of the Zest are equipped with the same telescopic suspension at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. The high-rigid underbone chassis and the kerb weight of 97-103 kgs also complement the brilliant riding dynamics.

TVS Zest 110 Comfort (or Ergonomics)

The Zest has always been a comfortable scooter. The posture is upright with a spacious footboard. At 760 mm, the seat is wide and soft- accommodating both the rider and the pillion. Both, short and tall riders will find themselves comfortable on this peppy commuter.

TVS Zest 110 Safety (or Brakes)

Both variants of the TVS Zest 110 are equipped with a 110 mm drum brake at the front and a 130 mm drum brake at the rear. At a meagre kerb weight of just 103 kg, the brakes offer sufficient bite with the inclusion of SBT (Synchronisided Braking Technology) making sure both- the front and the rear brakes are applied evenly to prevent skidding and slipping.

TVS Zest 110 Service

TVS has established a wide network of aftersales service centres around the country. They offer a wide range of authorised service centres and showrooms across the country where people can buy their motorcycles and get them promptly serviced, at an affordable cost. Motorcycle and scooter spares are also quite easily available. The service interval for this particular scooter is around 3000 – 4000 km costing you anywhere between Rs. 500/- to Rs. 1000/-.

TVS Zest 110 Price

Following is the price of the TVS Zest 110 (on-road, Mumbai) –

  • TVS Zest 110 Himalayan High Series – Rs. 74,396/-
  • TVS Zest 110 Matte Series – Rs. 74,551/- 

TVS Zest 110 Resale Value

TVS is a brand that promises products that are easy to maintain, sturdy, and have a respectable build quality. The Zest 110 should have a fairly adequate resale value depending on the mileage on the odometer, age, accidents (if any), and overall maintenance.

TVS Zest 110 Colours

If you’re looking to purchase this able commuter, you’re spoilt for choice with over eleven different colour schemes to choose from, each as attractive as the next. The colours are as follows:

TVS Zest 110 Himalayan High Series colours:

  • Frosted Black
  • Glittery Gold
  • Burgundy
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Purple

TVS Zest 110 Matte Series colours:

  • Matte Blue
  • Matte Black
  • Matte Red
  • Matte Yellow

TVS Zest 110 Specs

  • Engine: 109.7cc, SOHC, 2-Valve
  • Power: 7.7 BHP of power at 7500 RPM
  • Torque: 8.8 Nm at 5500 RPM
  • Transmission: CVT
  • 0 60 km/hr: 11.1 seconds
  • Top Speed: 90 km/hr
  • Fuel Consumption: 40-50 km/l
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Frame: Underbone Type
  • Suspension: Telescopic Forks (Front), Monoshock (Rear)
  • Tyres: 90/100/10 (Front), 90/90/10 (Rear)
  • Brakes: 110 mm Drum (Front), 130 mm Drum (Rear)

TVS Zest 110 Dimensions

  • Length x Width x Height: 1770 mm x 660 mm x 1139 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1250 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 150 mm
  • Seat Height: 760 mm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 5-litres
  • Kerb weight: 103 kgs

TVS Zest 110 Rating

We give the TVS Zest a 4/5 rating.

TVS Zest 110 vs Hero Pleasure+

The Hero Pleasure+ is available in 3 variants and 8 colours. The 110.9cc BS6 engine churns out 8 BHP and 8.7 Nm of torque. While the fuel efficiency of both scooters is almost identical, the Hero scooter has a slightly smaller fuel tank at 4.8 litres. The Hero Pleasure+, like the TVS Zest, is also targeted towards the female audience. But, we find the latter more attractive.

Both scooters offer drum brakes on each end with SBT and have a fuel-injected engine in common. The pricing, however, of the top-end Pleasure+ is at Rs. 80,518/-, around Rs. 5000/- more than the premium TVS Zest 110. But, at the excess amount, you get a pillion backrest, dual-tone seat, beige pannels, and chrome mirrors.