Bikes with good mileage in India, these fuel efficient motorcycles stretch every litre of petrol


  • India has the largest number of motorcycles in the world, over 17.5 million. However, unlike European or many other countries, where motorcycling is mosly based on enthusiasm, for many a motorcycle is a necessity in India. For such mass market sales, prices need to be competitive while the most important aspects in these motorcycles is comfort and mileage. Following are some of the most fuel efficient motorcycles in India.

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  • Hero Splendor iSmart: Hero Splendor has been the name to go to in terms of fuel efficiency in India. And now that it comes with i3s technology - system that cuts power to the engine when it senses no activity in nuetral gear and restarts it as the clutch lever is pulled again, the Splendor is even more difficult to beat in mileage. It is powered by a 97.2cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, and is priced at Rs 50,255 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Claimed mileage: 102.5 kmpl

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  • Bajaj CT100: Th CT100 missed the triple digit fuel efficiency figure by a only a tiny margin. It is powered by a 99.2cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, and is priced at Rs 35,389 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Claimed mileage: 99.1 kmpl

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  • Bajaj Platina 100ES: There are two motorcycles from Bajaj on this list, the second one being the Platina 100ES. It is powered by a 102cc single-cylinder air-cooled, DTS-i twin-spark which helps better fuel efficiency. It is priced slightly higher than the CT100 at Rs 45,985 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Claimed mileage: 96.9 kmpl

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  • TVS Sport: TVS Sport received an upgrade last year ,and now comes with improved fuel efficiency. It is powered by a 99.77cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, and is priced at Rs 38,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Claimed mileage: 95 kmpl.

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  • Mahindra Centuro: The Centuro was the first to come equipped with several new features in its segment, such as find-me lamp that flashes along with sounding beeps to locate the motorcyle in a crowded parking, take-me-home lamp and a flip key. It is powered by a 106.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, and is priced at Rs 47,130 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Claimed mileage: 85.2 kmpl

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  • Yamaha Saluto RX: The legendary RX badge was brought back with the Saluto RX, which was aimed at buyers in the rual markets. It is powered by 110cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, based on its elder sibling Saluto 125. It is priced at Rs 47,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Claimed mileage: 82 kmpl

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