Six most fuel efficient motorcycles in India


  • India recently overtook China and is now the world's biggest market for two-wheelers. A total of 17.7 million two-wheelers were sold here last year, that's over 48,000 units every day. Commuter motorcycles, 100cc, 125cc and 150cc machines are what mostly comprises of the 48,000. Commuter motorcycles are mass market products and hence the pricing needs to remain low and the other most important aspect that is needed in these commuters is fuel efficiency. Following are six of the most fuel efficient motorcycles in the Indian market.

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  • Hero Splendor iSmart: The Splendor has ruled the Indian motorcycle market in terms of fuel efficiency. Hero have given it the 'i3s technology' or Idle Start Stop System - a system that cuts power to the engine when it senses no activity and restarts it as the clutch lever is pulled again. The Splendor 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: Another contender that missed a triple digit fuel efficiency figure by 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: The second one from Bajaj's stable on this list, the Platina 100ES has been one of the best-sellers for the brand.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: The Sport was updated last year 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 stands out amongst all commuters in India with several of its segment-first features, 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: Yamaha brought back th elegendary RX name with this commuter motorcycle, which was aimed at buyers in rural regions. 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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    Suraj kamate
    May 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm
    This is very bad bike It has tappet sound in engine Low mailage Low torque delivery I will give 2 out of 5
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      Hanif khan
      May 14, 2017 at 8:54 pm
      Hanif
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