1 . Hero Glamour i3s
The Hero Glamour i3S is essentially a funkier, more attractive, and more efficient version of the Hero Glamour. The Glamour i3S features attractive, edgy graphics, and funky styling. It does certainly have looks which belong in a segment above it.
The most significant change though is the implementation of the i3S start-stop-idle system, which is claimed to make the motorcycle more efficient than it already is. The Hero Glamour i3S is powered by an air-cooled, 124.7cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 11.4bhp and a peak torque figure of 11Nm. Hero claims the mileage of the motorcycle to be 60km/l.
2 . Hero Super Splendor
The Hero Super Splendor 2018 is an updated model with higher power output and a host of upgrades as compared to the regular model. The new Super Splendor features a new body graphics and a host of premium features. It also gets an updated tail section with newly designed tail lamp.
The Hero Super Splendor 2018 draws power from the same 124.7cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 11.1bhp and 11Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox.
3 . Honda CB Shine SP
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The Honda CB Shine SP is easily the most stylish motorcycle on this list. It is has an almost perfect combination of performance, style and efficiency. It is essentially a stylish variant of the Honda CB Shine, packed with more features. The motorcycle is being sold with a kick-start as well as an electric start option, and also features Honda’s Combi Brake System (CBS).
The Honda CB Shine SP is powered by the same engine as the CB Shine — an air-cooled, 124.7cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 10.5bhp and a peak torque of 10.3Nm. Drive is sent to the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox. Honda claims the CB Shine SP returns a mileage of 65km/l.
4 . Bajaj Discover 125
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The Bajaj Discover 125 is one of the most bare-basic motorcycles out there, with a basic engine and a basic design bordering on boredom. However, it does its job of commuting rather brilliantly, keeping the rider and pillion comfortable while making its way through traffic while being extremely fuel efficient.
The Discover 125 features a Digital Twin Spark Ignition (DTS-i) technology which helps it achieve high efficiency figures. The Bajaj discover is powered by an air-cooled, 124.6cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 10.8bhp and a peak torque output of 10.8Nm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox and Bajaj claims a mileage of 82km/l for the Discover 125, which is higher than other motorcycles in the 125cc segment.
5 . Hero Glamour
The Hero Glamour has been a consistent seller for Hero MotoCorp for several years now, and consumers prefer its no nonsense design and build quality. The Hero Glamour is offered in two variants, drum and disc brake (front).
The motorcycle is powered by an air-cooled, 124.7cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 9bhp and a peak torque output of 10.3Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a 4-speed gearbox and Hero Motocorp claims a mileage of 55km/l for the Glamour.
6 . Yamaha Saluto
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The Yamaha Saluto is similar in design to the now discontinued Yamaha SZ-R which is a good thing, as the Saluto does look extremely stylish. The Yamaha Saluto features the ‘Blue Core’ which is claimed to make the engines more efficient and is being used in almost all Yamaha products today.
The Yamaha Saluto is powered by an air-cooled, 125cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 8.2bhp and a peak torque output of 10Nm. The engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox and Yamaha claims a mileage of 78km/l for the Saluto, making it one of the most efficient commuter motorcycles.
7 . Hero Glamour FI
The Hero Glamour FI, as the name suggests is a fuel-injected variant of the Hero Glamour, so while the styling remains exactly like the Glamour, (with the exception of the PGM-FI decals), the only significant change is the fuel intake system. It is the only fuel-injected 125cc motorycle in the country and it also features a digital-analogue instrument cluster with current fuel efficiency indicator.
It continues to be powered by the air-cooled, 124.7cc, single-cylinder engine doing duty in the carburettor-fueled version of the motorcycle. The engine has a maximum power output of 9bhp and a peak torque output of 10.35Nm. The Hero Glamour FI returns a claimed mileage of 70km/l.