1 . Bajaj Platina
Street | 99 CC
The Bajaj Platina is one of the best commuter motorcycles out there, equipped with more than just reliability and efficiency. The Bajaj Platina is placed above the CT 100 in Bajaj’s commuter lineup in India and features Comfortec spring in spring suspension at the rear, and the front suspension has 28 percent longer travel than other motorcycles in the segment.
The Bajaj Platina is powered by an air-cooled, 102cc, single-cylinder engine with an output of 8bhp and 8.6Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a 4-speed gearbox and Bajaj claims a mileage of 108km/l however, the motorcycle realistically returns around 90km/l.
If your primary requirement from a motorcycle is fuel efficiency, look no further than the Bajaj Platina. With the 11-litre fuel tank capacity, the motorcycle realistically has a riding range of over 900 kilometres. Quite literally a fill it-shut it-forget it motorcycle.
2 . Bajaj CT100
Street | 99.27 CC
The Bajaj CT 100 is a pretty well-known commuter motorcycle in India. The motorcycle has come to known for its efficiency and rock solid reliability. The robust build quality ensures that the motorcycle can go on and on without tiring out, making it the ideal workhorse, especially if it is the rural areas in question.
The CT100 is powered by an air-cooled, 99.27cc, four-stroke engine, mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The CT 100's engine produces a maximum power of 8.1bhp and peak torque of 8.05Nm. Top speed is just above 90km/h, however, like all commuter motorcycles, the boasting point of the CT 100 is its mileage of 82km/l.
3 . TVS Sport
Street | 100 CC
The TVS Sport is based on the TVS Star City but is a sportier-looking version of the commuter motorcycle. The TVS Sport comes with sporty graphics which make it stand out in the segment, to an extent. The TVS Sport is powered by an air-cooled, 100cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 7.4bhp and a peak torque output of 7.5Nm. The rear wheel is driven via a 4-speed gearbox.
TVS claims that the Sport returns a mileage of 95km/l, but realistically, one can expect it to return 80 kilometres to the litre. This motorcycle is perfect for those who want a stylish motorcycle, but with high efficiency and reliability along with low maintenance costs.
4 . Hero HF Deluxe
Street | 97 CC
After Hero MotoCorp’s joint venture ended with Honda, Hero rebranded the CD Deluxe as the HF Deluxe. The Hero HF Deluxe sports 3D graphics, a multi-reflector headlight, electric start, and alloy wheels as standard.
Powered by an air-cooled, 97cc, single cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 7.7bhp and a peak torque output of 8Nm, mated to a 4-speed gearbox, the Hero HF Deluxe does not exactly offer great performance. However, the HF Deluxe does return a mileage of 83km/l, making it a great commuter motorcycle indeed.
5 . Hero HF Dawn
Street | 97.2 CC
The Hero HF Dawn is the entry-level commuter bike in the company’s product portfolio. The HF Dawn features a minimalistic design with a practical approach. The motorcycle gets a classic round headlamp and blacked out parts such as exhaust muffler, engine and rims. The bike gets essential features such as a wide seat and side stand indicator.
The Hero HF Dawn is powered by a 97.2cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 8.2bhp and 8.05Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 4-speed gearbox. Due to its affordable pricing, high mileage and low maintenance cost, the HF Dawn is one of the best 100cc bikes in India.