Top 10 'high-mileage' bikes in India - Bajaj Platina to TVS Sport

02/10/2018 - 16:30 | ,   | Ajinkya Lad

With fuel prices skyrocketing, it's only wise for commuters to consider a 'high mileage' bike. While the performance motorcycle segment is on the rise, the entry-level commuter segment, maybe not the profits, but is what brings volumes to the OEMs.

Here’s our list of the Top 10 fuel-efficient bikes in India, which includes the Bajaj Platina and the TVS Sport.

1. Bajaj Platina - 104 km/l

2018 Bajaj Platina ComforTec showcased left side

The Bajaj Platina is the most fuel-efficient motorcycle in India, with a claimed mileage of 104 km/l. That said, it delivers around 85 km/l of mileage in the real world conditions.

The Bajaj Platina costs INR 47,405 (ex-showroom Delhi). The bike sources power from a 102 cc, single-cylinder motor that produces 8.1 bhp of maximum power and 8.6 Nm of peak torque mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The Platina offers one of the most comfortable ride quality in its segment as a result of the ‘ComforTec’ suspension setup.

2. TVS Sport - 95 km/l

2015 TVS Sport red (95 km/l mileage)

The TVS Sport is one of the most fuel-efficient motorcycles in India with an ARAI certified fuel economy of 95 km/l. However, in the real world scenarios, the bike delivers a fuel economy of around 75-80 km/l, which is commendable.

The TVS Sport is powered by a 109 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that is capable of producing a maximum power of 7.4 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 7.5 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm, mated to a four-speed gearbox. The TVS Sport starts at a price of INR 39,988 (ex-showroom Delhi).

3. Bajaj CT100 - 90 km/l

Bajaj CT100 BSIV black with blue side studio

The Bajaj CT100 is the third-most fuel-efficient motorcycle in the country a fuel economy of 90 km/l (tested by the company), alongside the Bajaj Platina. According to the real world tests, the CT100 delivers a fuel efficiency of around 80 km/l.

The Bajaj CT100 is the most affordable motorcycle in India, which costs INR 32,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). Powering the CT100 is a 99.27 cc, single-cylinder motor that pumps out 8.1 bhp of maximum power and 8.05 Nm of peak torque.
The Bajaj CT 100 ES variant uses the 102 cc, single-cylinder motor that produces 7.6 bhp of maximum power and 8.24 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines come paired to a 4-speed gearbox. The CT100 ES variant costs INR 40,384 (ex-showroom Delhi).

4. TVS Star City Plus - 86 km/l

TVS Star City Plus+ BSIV side studio grey

The TVS Star City Plus, with a fuel economy of 86 km/l, is the fourth-most fuel-efficient motorcycle in the list. Earlier this week, TVS Motor Company launched a new dual-tone colour variant of the Star City Plus in India.

The TVS Star City Plus employs a 110 cc, single-cylinder, ‘Ecothrust’ DLI engine that churns out 8.3 bhp of maximum power and 8.7 Nm of peak torque. The engine pairs to a 4-speed transmission. The TVS Star City Plus starts at INR 46,053 and goes up to INR 52,907 (ex-showroom Delhi).

5. Mahindra Centuro - 85 km/l

Mahindra Centuro side at the 2014 Colombo Motor Show Sri Lanka.

The Mahindra Centuro is another highly fuel-efficient motorcycle with an ARAI certified mileage of 85 km/l. The bike comes with anti-theft alarm with engine immobiliser, find-me lamps, remote flip-key and guide-me home lamps.

The Mahindra Centuro is priced between INR 48,935 to INR 54935 (ex-showroom Delhi). It sources power from a 106.7 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, MCI-5 engine that produces 8.5 PS of power at 7500 rpm and 8.5 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm, mated to a 4-speed transmission.

6. Hero Passion PRO i3s - 84 km/l

2016 Hero Passion Pro side at Auto Expo 2016

The Hero Passion PRO i3s is the sixth most economical bike in our list with a fuel efficiency of 84 km/l. The Passion PRO i3s starts from INR 52,050 and goes up to INR 55,050 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Powering the Hero Passion PRO i3s is a 97.2 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that is capable of generating 8.36 bhp of maximum power and 8 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a four-speed gearbox.

7. Honda Dream Neo - 84 km/l

2016 Honda Dream Neo side at Auto Expo 2016

The Honda Dream Neo delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 84 km/l, and returns a mileage of around 70-75 km/l in real world riding conditions. The bike is priced at INR 51,761 and INR 52,051 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the Grab Rail and Carrier variants, respectively.

The Honda Dream Neo employs a 109.19 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine that develops 8.31 bhp of power at 7500 rpm and 9.09 of peak torque Nm at 5000 rpm. The engine pairs to a 4-speed gearbox.

8. Honda Dream Yuga - 84 km/l

2015 Honda Dream Yuga side profile

The Honda Dream Yuga is the second Honda motorcycle in this list to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 84 km/l. The bike comes in a single variant and gets a price tag of INR 53,709 (ex-showroom Delhi).

The Honda Dream Yuga is powered by a 109.19 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke motor that is good for 8.31 bhp of maximum power and 9.09 of peak torque Nm at 5000 rpm. The engine pairs to a 4-speed gearbox.

9. Hero HF Deluxe - 83 km/l

2017 Hero HF Deluxe BSIV at dealership front three quarter

The Hero HF Deluxe is the ninth-most economical bike in India with a fuel efficiency of 83 km/l. Prices of the HF Deluxe start from INR 43,000 and goes up to INR 46,950 (ex-showroom Delhi).

The Hero HF Deluxe uses a 97.2 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that is capable of pumping out a maximum power of 8.36 bhp and a peak torque of 8.05 Nm, mated to a four-speed gearbox.

10. Yamaha Saluto RX - 82 km/l

Yamaha Saluto RX press shot

It’s very rare that the terms Yamaha and fuel efficiency appear in the same sentence. That said, the Yamaha Saluto RX is one such motorcycle, with a mileage of 82 kilometres to the litre, that completes this list.

Powering the Yamaha Saluto RX is a 110 cc, single-cylinder engine the churns out 7.4 bhp of maximum power and 8.5 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 4-speed transmission.

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