1 . Bajaj Avenger Street 150
Cruisers | 150 CC
Bajaj recently launched the new 150cc version of the Avenger, called the Street 150. The Street 150 is more of a city cruiser and a daily commuter. The Avenger Street 150 features similar styling to that of its older sibling, the Street 220. It has a redesigned handlebar for comfort in city riding conditions
Powering the Street 150 is the same engine that does its duty on the Pulsar, retuned to develop low and mid range torque. The 149cc single-cylinder air-cooled unit produces 14.3bhp and 12.5Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
2 . Hero Splendor Plus
Street | 97.2 CC
The Hero Splendor Plus is a perfect commuter that has a decent blend of style. The Splendor Plus carries a name that has been tried and tested in India for a long time, and the higher end variant comes with alloy wheels and an electric starter.
The Hero Splendor Plus is powered by a 97cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 8.2bhp and 8Nm of torque with the help of a 4-speed gearbox. Also, Hero MotoCorp claims a mileage of 81km/l, which makes it one of the most fuel efficient motorcycles in the Indian market today.
3 . Yamaha YZF-R15 S
Sports | 150 CC
The Yamaha YZF-R15 S is basically the first generation R15, with minor updates like a slightly different swingarm from the R15 V2.0 and a fatter section rear tyre. The engine is rev-happy, and the linear power delivery makes the YZF-R15 S a joy to ride, be it in the city or on highways.
The Yamaha YZF-R15 S is powered by a 150cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 16bhp and 15Nm of torque, with the help of a 6-speed gearbox. Yamaha claims a mileage of 42km/l and the R15 S weighs 134kg.
4 . TVS Victor
Street | 109.7 CC
The TVS Victor was synonymous with mileage, and TVS suddenly decided to discontinue the model. Later, in 2016, TVS revived the Victor brand, and the new motorcycle is impressive.
The new TVS Victor comes powered by a 109.7cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 9.4bhp and 9.4Nm of torque, paired to a 4-speed gearbox. TVS claims a mileage figure of 74km/l and the motorcycle weighs 112kgs.
5 . Mahindra Centuro
Street | 107 CC
The Mahindra Centuro is a commuter-focused motorcycle from Mahindra, and the company has given a perfect blend of style and practicality, something much needed in the commuter segment.
The Mahindra Centuro is powered by a 106.7cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 8.4bhp and 8.5Nm of torque with the help of a 4-speed gearbox. Mahindra claims a mileage of 60km/l and the Centuro weighs 126kg.
6 . Bajaj Avenger Street 220
Cruisers | 220 CC
The Bajaj Avenger 220 has been the one motorcycle to go to if one required a cruiser motorcycle on a budget. With the Street model styling though, Bajaj seems to have taken the Avenger to the next level. Some have gone to the extent of calling the Avenger Street 220 a ‘Harley Davidson on a budget’. That though has to be taken with a pinch of salt, however, the motorcycle is indeed a great one for that budget.
7 . Honda Livo
Street | 109.19 CC
The Honda Livo competes in the 110cc commuter segment and by far, the best looking motorcycle in the particular category. The Livo is built on the same diamond frame as the Twister, which helps Honda balance the Livo between fine design and optimum efficiency.
The Honda Livo is powered by a 109cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 8.2bhp and 8.6Nm of peak torque. The engine comes paired to a 4-speed gearbox, and Honda claims a mileage of 63km/l while the Livo weighs 111kg.
8 . Suzuki Gixxer
Street | 155 CC
The Suzuki Gixxer helped Suzuki gain a lot of ground in the Indian market, owing to the Gixxer’s design and nimble handling. The design was inspired by the bigger GSX models and the Gixxer features a unique exhaust design, seldom seen in this segment.
The Suzuki Gixxer is powered by a 155cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces 14bhp and 14Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Suzuki claims a mileage of 54km/l and the Gixxer weighs 135kg.
9 . KTM 200 Duke
Street | 199.5 CC
The KTM 200 Duke was the first KTM model to be introduced in India, and still manages to sell well. The Duke 200 also set the benchmark for performance in the 200cc segment when launched, and still manages to stay ahead of competition.
The KTM 200 Duke is powered by a 199cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 24.6bhp and 19.2Nm of torque with the help of a 6-speed gearbox. KTM claims a mileage of 35km/l and has a claimed top speed of 138km/h.
10 . TVS Apache RTR 160
Street | 160 CC
The TVS Apache RTR 160 was the first of the Apache series to be introduced in India, which has spawned other models in recent times. Developed from a racer’s point of view, the Apache RTR 160 comes with a lap timer and three 0 to 60km/h timing memory.
The Apache RTR 160 is powered by a 160cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces 15bhp and 13Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The TVS Apache RTR 160 features optional disc brakes at both ends and the motorcycle weighs 137kg.