Hero Electric Photon vs Merico Speedstar

Base scooter

Hero Electric Photon

Base

₹ 86,391

vs
60V scooter

Merico Speedstar

60V

₹ 53,692

vs
STD scooter

Honda Activa 6G

STD

₹ 74,536

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Specifications Overview

Variant Name Base 60V STD
On Road Price ₹ 97,017 ₹ 56,001 ₹ 83,704
Fuel Type -Electric Petrol
Mileage(ARAI) --45 kmpl
User Rating 3.2 - 4.0
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity --5.3 Litres
Engine Displacement --109.51 cc

Body & Suspension

Colours
Photon colours

Speedstar colours

Activa 6G colours
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Body Type Electric BikesElectric scooterScooter
Suspension - Front TelescopicTelescopicTelescopic
Suspension - Rear --3-Step Adjustable & Spring Loaded Hydraulic
Frame Type -High Rigid Tubular FrameUnder Bone

Engine & Transmission

Engine Type Hub MotorBLDC, Hub MotorFan Cooled & 4 Stroke & SI Engine
Max Power 1000-1400 W250 W7.79 PS @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque --8.79 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Engine Capacity --109.51 cc
No. of Cylinders --1
No. of valves per cylinder Electric-2
Bore x Stroke --47 mm x 63.1 mm
Cooling type --Air Cooled
Type AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Fuelling -ElectricPGM-FI
Configuration --Single Cylinder
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Comfort & Convenience

Console Type DigitalDigitalAnalogue
Distance to Empty Indicator --Yes
Engine Kill Switch --yes
Luggage Space -Yes-
Odometer --Analogue
Speedometer digitalDigitalAnalogue
Seat Style --Single Seat
Shutter Lock --Yes
Tachometer --Yes
Start Type Self Start OnlySelf Start OnlyKick & Self Start
Fuel level guage --Yes
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Safety

ABS - Anti-lock braking system --No
Brake Assist --No
Power Modes --No
Slipper Clutch --No
Traction Control System --No
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Performance & Drivetrain

Mileage (Claimed) --45 kmpl
Max Speed 42 Kmph-85 Kmph
Range/Charge 60 km/Charge--

Dimensions & Capacity

Length 1970 mm1850 mm1833 mm
Width 745 mm610 mm697 mm
Height 1145 mm1130 mm1156 mm
Unladden/Kerb Weight 116 Kg59.9 kg107 Kg
Wheelbase -1360 mm1260 mm
Seat Height --692 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm195 mm171 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity --5.3 Litres
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Wheels, Tyre & Brakes

Front Disc/Drum Size 254 mm-130 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 254 mm-130 mm
Front Type DrumDiscDrum
Rear Type DrumDrumDrum
Front Tyre Size 3.00-103.00-10,90/90-12
Rear Tyre Size 3.00-103.00-10,90/100-10
Tyre Size Spare --No
Tubeless Tyres -Yes-
Wheel Type TubelessAlloySheet Metal Wheels
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Electricals

Battery Capacity 1.44 kwh-0.036 kwh
Battery Type Lithium-ionVRLAMaintenance Free
Motor Power 250 W250 W-

Entertainment & Communication

MID (Multi Info Display) --No

Charging

Charging Socket YesYesNo
Charging Time 8-10 hours6-7 Hours-

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • 1500W (output) BLDC motor
  • 18 Ltr storage
  • Decent build quality & fit and finish
  • Disc Brakes
  • Hero's widespread service network is a peace of mind in itself
  • Nimble in size, easy to maneuver in traffic
  • The portable battery pack is a boon for riders
  • Fuel tank filling from outside
  • Full metal body
  • Silent Start
Cons
  • Feels dated already
  • hardware should be improved
  • Long term reliability is questionable
  • Low ground clearance
  • Plain jane design
  • No front disc
  • No USB charging port
  • Weak performance

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Hero Electric Photon and Merico Speedstar and Honda Activa 6G Owner Reviews

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  • VA
    Vinay Agarwal   (Verified)
    3 Months ago
    Review for Hero Electric Photon
    1.8
    Parts is very poor quality specially Break Wire and Lock is very very poor quality and very costly
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  • NS
    Nilesh Sodnar   (Verified)
    4 Months ago
    Review for Hero Electric Photon
    1
    Ya photon elictric bike bhout kharab hai koi ise na kharide mere pass hai
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  • JR
    Julian Roy   (Verified)
    7 Months ago
    Review for Hero Electric Photon

    3.8
    At this pricing point, it's a fantastic scooter. It is highly beneficial to our environment, and the price of gasoline is rising every month.
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  • TH
    Tapan Hazra   (Verified)
    8 Months ago
    Review for Hero Electric Photon

    3.8
    Best option in this price segment, Environment friendly as it saves fuel. Even the looks, style and engine is quite powerful.
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  • DR
    Dr Roy   (Verified)
    8 Months ago
    Review for Hero Electric Photon

    4.2
    Great looks, available at economical price. Also environment friendly but the battery back up sucks and replacement also takes of lot time, as service is all poor.
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Comparisons for Hero Electric Photon vs Merico Speedstar

Confused between Photon & Speedstar? Wondering whether you should spend that hard earned money on Hero Electric Photon or Merico Speedstar? Don't Worry! We are here to help you choose between these two models. Talking about Base variant of Hero Electric Photon, it has been priced at Rs 97.02 K. On the other hand, Merico Speedstar will cost you Rs 41.02 K less than Photon. 60V variant of Merico Speedstar comes with a price tag of Rs 56.00 K. Check the detailed comparison of both the models below on the basis of safety features, comfort, power, transmission, suspension and more.

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Hero Electric Photon vs Merico Speedstar vs Honda Activa 6G FAQs

  • What is the on-road price of Hero Electric Photon?

    The on-road price of Hero Electric Photon is Rs. 97.02 K in New Delhi

  • What is the on-road price of Merico Speedstar?

    The on-road price of Merico Speedstar is Rs. 56.00 K in New Delhi