5 Best Mileage Bikes In India

Fuel economy is a significant factor for consumers when they buy a commuter motorcycle. Here's a look at the top 5 most fuel-efficient bikes in India that claim fuel economy of over 85 kmpl.

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The top 5 most fuel-efficient bikes you can buy in India

Highlights

  • Fuel efficiency is still a prime consideration for buying new bikes
  • The Bajaj CT100 is the most fuel efficienct bike on sale in India
  • Bajaj has two models in this list

Commuter motorcycles in the 100-110 cc segment are some of the largest-selling motorcycles in India, and form significant sales volumes in rural areas. These bikes are used as personal transport and sometimes even to ferry goods. The average two-wheeler buyer in this segment will almost always have fuel efficiency as a prime consideration when he's out to buy a motorcycle, apart from service network and low running costs. No wonder, these motorcycles are the largest selling commuter bikes for manufacturers such as Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj, and TVS.

Clearly then, the highest-selling bikes in the Indian two-wheeler market are all commuter bikes, offering low maintenance and very good fuel efficiency. Here's a look at the list of bikes with the highest fuel efficiency figures in India. The fuel efficiency figures listed here are not actually tested figures, but claimed by the manufacturers, in accordance with Automotive Research Association of India's (ARAI) testing policies.

1. Bajaj CT100

Bajaj Platina CT100
The Bajaj CT100 claims to be the most fuel-efficient bike in India

On paper, the most fuel efficient bike in India is the Bajaj CT100 with a claimed fuel efficiency of 99.1 kmpl. The Bajaj CT100 is quite popular in rural areas of the country and is offered in two variants. The CT100 also gets a CT100B variant which is essentially the same bike, without the bikini fairing upfront and a round headlamp. The CT100B is cheaper by ₹ 4,000 than the regular CT100. Power comes from a 99 cc motor that makes around 8 bhp and 8 Nm. The prices for the CT100 start at ₹ 35,389 Ex-showroom, Delhi.
 
Specifications Bajaj CT100/CT100B
Engine Type Single-cylinder, air cooled
Displacement 99.27 cc
Max Power 8.08 bhp at 7,500 rpm
Max Torque 8.05 Nm at 4,500 rpm
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Kerb weight 108 kg
Claimed Efficiency 99.1 kmpl
Starting Price (Ex-Delhi) ₹ 35,389

2. Bajaj Platina 100ES

Bajaj Platina 100ESThe Bajaj Platina 100ES is one of largest selling motorcycles from Bajaj Auto

The Bajaj Platina 100ES could be called as a slightly more premium version of the CT100. The engine output is almost similar as well with the Platina making 8.6 Nm of torque as compared to 8.05 Nm on the CT100 with a company-claimed fuel efficiency of 96.9 kmpl. The styling of course is completely different. What the Platina gets is Bajaj's DTS-i twin spark ignition tech, which is said to offer better fuel-air combustion, in turn leading to better performance and efficiency. The Platina nameplate is over 10 years old in India and has always done a good job for Bajaj as far as sales figures are concerned. The prices for the Platina 100ES start at ₹ 45,985 ex-showroom, Delhi.

Specifications Bajaj Platina 100ES
Engine Type Single-cylinder, air cooled
Displacement 102 cc
Max Power 8.08 bhp at 7,500 rpm
Max Torque 8.6 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Kerb weight 108 kg
Claimed Efficiency 96.9 kmpl
Starting Price (Ex-Delhi) ₹ 45,985

3. TVS Sport

TVS Sport

The TVS Sport offers low running costs and very good fuel economy

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The TVS Sport is one of the largest-selling commuter motorcycles from TVS Motor Company. TVS launched a refreshed version of the Sport commuter motorcycle in 2016. Some of the updates include a new instrument cluster, a chrome guard for the silencer, aluminium grab handles and of course, an increase in fuel efficiency as well. The TVS Sport boasts of a fuel efficiency of 95 kmpl. It is powered by a 99.77 cc motor that makes 7.7 bhp and 7.8 Nm. With a starting price of ₹ 37,780, it is also one of the most affordable options in the list after the CT100.

Specifications TVS Sport
Engine Type Single-cylinder, air cooled
Displacement 99.77 cc
Max Power 7.7 bhp at 7,500 rpm
Max Torque 7.8 Nm at 5,500 rpm
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Kerb weight 108.5 kg
Claimed Efficiency 95 kmpl
Starting Price (Ex-Delhi) ₹ 37,780

4. Hero Splendor Pro

Hero Splendor ProThe Hero Splendor Pro boasts of being the largest selling motorcycle model

The Hero Splendor nameplate has been the largest selling motorcycle model in India and the world for a long time, till the Honda Activa stepped in. But having said that, the Splendor is still an absolute favourite, both as a city commuter as well as in rural areas of the country. Apart from low maintenance, the Splendor was always preferred for its excellent fuel efficiency, which is currently rated at 93.2 kmpl. The Splendor has quite a few variants like the Splendor Pro, Splendor+, Splendor i3S and the Splendor iSmart 110. The Splendor line-up even had a Splendor iSmart, which was discontinued a couple of months ago. Had it been still in production, it would have been the most fuel efficient bike in India, with a claimed mileage of 102.5 kmpl.
Specifications Hero Splendor Pro
Engine Type Single-cylinder, air cooled
Displacement 97.2 cc
Max Power 8.24 bhp at 8,000 rpm
Max Torque 8.05 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Kerb weight 112 kg
Claimed Efficiency 93.2 kmpl
Starting Price (Ex-Delhi) ₹ 49,485

5. Hero HF Deluxe

Hero HF DeluxeThe Hero HF Deluxe is a bestseller too from Hero MotoCorp and is a hit in rural markets

The last motorcycle in our list is the Hero HF Deluxe range. We say range because there are three HF Deluxe variants on offer currently - HF Deluxe, HF Deluxe i3S and HF Deluxe Eco. All of them have the same 97.2 cc engine which makes 8.24 bhp and 8.05 Nm. Earlier, Hero had an HF Dawn model as well, which was discontinued a few months ago. The claimed mileage of the HF Deluxe range is 88.5 kmpl. The most affordable HF Deluxe model is priced at ₹ 42,830 while the top model is priced at ₹ 46,630 ex-showroom, Delhi.
Specifications Hero HF Deluxe
Engine Type Single-cylinder, air cooled
Displacement 97.2 cc
Max Power 8.24 bhp at 8,000 rpm
Max Torque 8.05 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Kerb weight 112 kg
Claimed Efficiency 88.5 kmpl
Starting Price (Ex-Delhi) ₹ 42,830

 

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