Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA), a British manufacturer, has launched an array of two-wheeler electrics into the Indian market. The BSA Motors Diva in India is one of the most popular and sought out electric two wheelers. This is an ideal electric scooter for girls that commute frequently and want a hassle free ride. BSA Motors Diva in India is expected to sweep the markets like it did in the bicycles segment.
The design of the BSA Motors Diva is cleverly done. The bike looks slender and stylish. The graphics are cool with the catch that this electric scooter has everything a girl wants to convey her style statements into something effective. It is always difficult to produce scooters in India for girls that want to convey their style and knowing what a girl really wants, BSA Motors Diva is certainly that cost effective electric scooter that one could go for. More importantly, one would not need a registration or license when riding this electric scooter.
The weight of the BSA Motors Diva is 75 kg and the light weight makes it easy to ride and park anywhere one wishes to. The scooter has a wheelbase of 1260 mm, 1775 mm in height and 630 mm in width. Wheel dimensions are same for both the front and the rear wheel that is 16 x 3 inches.
The luggage space is spacious enough with provisions to hold a helmet too. The headlamp is of a traditional set up. It also consists of turn indicators and rear view mirrors that have chrome touch to it. The instrumentation panel has a speedometer, battery charge tracker and turn indicator signal.
The interesting fact is the electric part. It is operated by a motor with battery and the power it generates is 250 W. They use sealed acid batteries with a capacity of 22 Ah and 48 V. It delivers around 70 km with each charge. Automatic gear shifts are employed to ensure smooth functioning and a pleasing ride. Maximum speed is just 25 km per hour, which I feel is okay considering the scooter is targeted on the youth and safety of the customers.
Whoever designs scooters like these have to keep in mind the Indian road conditions. BSA Motors Diva seems to have taken that time to think about it. Fitment comprises of standard shock absorbers suitable to Indian roads. The length of the seat is an advantage and offers comfort for both the rider and the pillion.
Front and rear wheels are fitted with drum brakes. The wheels are wider for better grip control. The handling would not be that difficult given the light weight of the Diva. Safety is always ensured given the wider wheel base and the maximum speed not greater than 25 km per hour.
BSA Motors Diva in India offers a wide variety of colours namely green, pink, blue, red, black and blue.
BSA Motors Diva price in India is Rs. 31,000.
Scooters which run on petrol have 35% to 38% efficiency while electric scooters give 85% efficiency. Overall, the scooter is pretty decent the way it looks and functions. Given there are no gear shifts to worry about with a good 70 km after every charge, a tension free ride is guaranteed with all the style quotients the bike offers. Also, low maintenance, splendid graphics and keeping in mind the element of style to be conveyed, the BSA Motors Diva is an economic buy.