Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Scooty Vs Scooter: The Difference


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Scooty, the most commonly used term to describe a gear-less scooter in India. The term itself has become so common that if you happen to use the correct term i.e. 'scooter' then there is a high probability that you might get corrected by the other person. The moment you use the term 'scooter', people immediately relate it to a Bajaj Chetak or an LML Vespa. This is mostly because during the times when geared scooters used to be popular, they were called scooters and a very popular gear-less scooter was mostly known as 'Kinetic-Honda'. Even though there were other gear-less scooters in the market, it was TVS who made this segment highly popular by launching the 'Scooty Pep', a lightweight gear-less scooter in 2005. And ever since then any gear-less scooter in India is being called as a 'scooty' and the actual term, i.e. 'scooter' lost its identity.

So, a motored two-wheeler (both geared & gear-less) with a step-through frame and a floorboard to rest the feet is called a scooter. It is to be noted that a two-wheeler children's toy with a long steering handle is also called as a scooter and that is the reason why 'Google search' shows images of a toy instead of a motored two-wheeler when you search the term 'scooter'.

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  2. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. custom

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  3. Very good explanation; I enjoyed reading it

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  4. Yamaha 125 is a scooter or scooty

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    1. Hi, it is definitely as scooter because scooty is not a type of two wheeler but a product by TVS (Scooty Pep). Therefore, a scooter can either be called as a gear-less scooter or a gear geared scooter depending upon the transmission it has.

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  5. Is scooty gender specific? I am so confused.

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    1. Not really but when TVS Scooty Pep was launched its main target customers were the females. The weight of the vehicle was comparatively lighter than other scooters and the paint scheme and the graphics were designed to attract female customers.

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