Scooter for the Grand­fa­ther

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My grand­fa­ther wants to get a gear-less scooter for him­self. I have sug­gested that he go for the Yamaha Al­pha. He has taken a test-ride and fallen in love with it. Now the ques­tion is: which vari­ant should he go for? The drum or the disc? He won’t be rid­ing it at more than 40-50 km/h, I sup­pose. Which one would be safer for him? In which vari­ant will the chances of wheel lock-up be less? Arunava, by e-mail Hello, Arunava,

If you are look­ing at the Al­pha, it would def­i­nitely be safer to go for the disc vari­ant if you can af­ford it. It will pro­vide bet­ter brak­ing abil­ity on dry and wet roads. You may also con­sider other mod­els in this seg­ment, in­clud­ing the Honda Ac­tiva and the TVS Jupiter, which are of­fered with combi- and syncbrak­ing re­spec­tively.

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