The two-wheeler commuter segment is competitive and every manufacturer wants to offer the best product. Some of the elements which help this segment are pricing, fuel efficiency, ease of riding and cheaper post sales service.
Here is our list of top five pocket-friendly bikes in India currently. Read to find out which suits you the best.
5. Hero Splendor iSmart
One of the best selling bikes in India is the Hero Splendor, it has been best from the time it was launched. Hero has launched an upgraded version of the Splendor called the iSmart.
Hero claims the iSmart is the best fuel efficient bike in the world and can return a mileage of 102.50kmpl. The company has achieved this efficiency with its i3s technology which automatically shuts the engine off in case the bike is been idling for a long duration and it re-starts by simply pressing the clutch lever.
The Hero Splendor iSmart is powered by a 97.2cc engine which produces 8.24bhp of power and 8.05Nm of torque. Recently, reports suggest that the 100cc engine is being discontinued and will be replaced by 110cc engine.
- Price - 50,000 ex-showroom (Delhi)
- Mileage - Claimed 102.50kmpl
4. TVS Star City Plus
The TVS Star City is another bike which has been in the market for some time and it has delivered in terms of performance. With its sleek and upmarket design, the Star City is a good looking bike.
Not only does its design look good but in terms of performance and fuel efficiency it has delivered. It is the top 110cc bike in India currently.
The TVS Star City Plus is powered by a 109.7cc engine which produces 8.28bhp and 8.7Nm of torque which comes mated to 4-speed manual gearbox.
- Price - Rs. 44,000 ex-showroom (Delhi)
- Mileage - 86kmpl
3. Bajaj Platina 100 ES
With the tagline of world's mileage champion, the Bajaj Platina is one of the oldest mileage performing bike in India. The bike has been updated with a new design which is appealing with the alloy wheels and graphic stickers.
The Bajaj Platina 100 ES has the widest tyre in its range and longest seat in its category, now the Platina 100ES comes with electric start as well.
Bajaj has powered the Platina 100ES with a 102cc engine which produces 8.08bhp and 8.6Nm of torque which is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.
- Price - Rs. 43,241 ex-showroom (Delhi)
- Mileage - 96.9kmpl
2. Honda NAVi
Not many will be appealed by the Honda NAVi with its unconventional looks, however, it is quirky and fun looking design sets you apart the usual two-wheelers we are used to.
Honda has clocked 10000 units of sales within one month of its launch which says a lot about the demand and curiosity it has generated. The moto-scooter comes with a lot of customization option as well.
The Honda NAVi is powered by a 109.19cc engine which develops 7.83bhp of power and 8.96Nm of torque, which is mated an automatic gearbox.
- Price - Rs. 39,500 ex-showroom (Delhi)
- Mileage - 42 - 52kmpl (approx.)
1. Bajaj CT100B
The Bajaj CT100B is the most affordable motorcycle in the market right now. It might not be the best in terms of design, however, with the graphics and the black exhaust pipe, the CT100B carries it off very well.
Bajaj has powered the CT100B with a 99.27cc engine which churns out 8.08bhp of power and 8.05Nm of torque and comes mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.
- Price - Rs. 31,485 ex-showroom (Delhi)
- Mileage - 90kmpl