1 . Hero Splendor Plus
The Hero Splendor Plus is the perfect commuter motorcycle, and to many, especially in rural areas, is the best motorcycle ever made. Its success lies in its simplicity, offering a perfect blend of ruggedness and efficiency. The Splendor Plus is equipped with alloy wheels and an electric starter, making the average commuter very happy indeed.
The Hero Splendor Plus is powered by an air-cooled, 97cc, single-cylinder engine with a max power output of 8.2bhp and peak torque output of 8Nm. The rear wheel is driven via a 4-speed gearbox. The success of every motorcycle in the commuter segment depends on how many kilometres it returns to the litre, and the Splendor Plus, with 81km/l clearly takes the cake.
2 . Bajaj Platina
Street | 102 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.
3 . 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.
4 . Hero Splendor Plus i3s
The Hero Splendor Plus i3S is mechanically identical to the Splendor Plus, but it features Hero Motocorp’s intelligent start-stop-idle i3S technology. The Hero Splendor Plus i3S is powered by an air-cooled, 97cc, single-cylinder engine with a max power output of 8.2bhp and peak torque output of 8Nm. The rear wheel is driven via a 4-speed gearbox. The Splendor Plus i3S returns a mileage of nearly 81km/l .
5 . TVS Sport
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.
6 . Hero HF Deluxe
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.
7 . Hero HF Deluxe Eco
Hero HF Deluxe ECO has an air of freshness around it with an eco-friendly demeanour, only cosmetic though. It has a stylish trapezoidal multi-reflector headlight, a Self-Start option, and new Green shade with cool 3D body graphics, more fuel efficiency than the standard variant, distinctive and aerodynamically designed rear view mirrors, clear lens indicators, a side stand indicator etc.
The Hero HF Deluxe ECO is powered by an air-cooled, 97.2cc, single-cylinder, engine with a maximum power output of 7.7 bhp and peak torque output of 8.04 Nm. A 4-speed gearbox handles transmission duties, and the motorcycle has a top speed of just above 85km/h. Hero claims that the HF Deluxe ECO returns around 90km/l
8 . Hero Passion PRO i3s
The Hero Passion Pro i3S is a variant of the Passion, which made its debut in India recently with the Hero Motocorp’s i3S technology. The Passion Pro i3S is probably the most stylish commuter motorcycle in the Indian market, and has the perfect mix of mileage, affordable pricing and styling.
The Passion Pro i3S is powered by a 97cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 8.2bhp and 8Nm of torque, which is then transferred to the rear wheel via a 4-speed gearbox. Hero claims a mileage of 84km/l, owing to the intelligent stop-start system, the i3S.