Since the two-wheeler boom in India, motorbikes have become the preferred mode of transport for middle-class Indians who want to buy a fuel efficient bike which they can drive for work and leisure trips. With petrol prices skyrocketing, fuel efficient bikes have become a popular mode of transport and are the best alternative to expensive cars.
Listed below are some of the fuel-efficient bikes which give you excellent mileage and can be purchased at a low cost without depleting your monthly savings:
- Bajaj CT100: This bike offers a mileage of 99* kilometers per liter with a 100cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine and comes with a price tag of just Rs. 42000/-*. It is one of the most successful bikes in its segment and is comparable to another popular model Bajaj Platina. The company also launched a variant called the CT 100 B that features a round headlight instead of a headlight cowl.
- Hero Splendor i3s: One of the most fuel-efficient motorcycles in the Indian market, this bike gives a mileage of 102 kilometers per liter with a 97cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine and comes with a price tag of just Rs. 51900/-*. Splendor has been the bestselling product of Hero Motor Corp and uses i3s technology which is an idle start-stop system that switches off the engine every time you pull the bike to a halt. It automatically restarts when you press the clutch again.
- Bajaj Platina 100 ES: Bajaj Platina gives a mileage of 96 kilometers per liter with a 100cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine and comes with a price tag of Rs. 41900/-*. It has been one of Bajaj’s bestselling motorcycles, and its air-cooled motor features DTS-i twin-spark for improved combustion efficiency leading to the high mileage figure. It is one of the most comfortable bikes available with excellent ground clearance said to be highest in its class. Platina features the company’s dual-spring SNS (spring-in-spring) rear suspension with a claimed 22 percent longer travel than its competition.
- Tvs Sport: This bike gives a mileage of 95 kilometers per liter with a 100cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine and comes with a price tag of Rs. 39900/-*. Tvs Sport was recently relaunched with an updated version which boasts of higher fuel efficiency. Electric start is the new feature, and it is powered by TVS DuraLife Engine that reduces friction in engine components and provides improved mileage. It features large 130mm drum brakes that facilitate better braking.
- Mahindra Centuro: This bike claims a mileage of 85 kilometers per liter with 106cc single cylinder air-cooled engine and comes with a price tag of Rs. 48000/-*. Mahindra is a relatively new entrant in motorcycles segment, but Centuro is known for its distinct styling. It is loaded with unique features like a flip key and find me lamps which flash along with audio beeps at a press of a button on this key, to help locate the bike in a crowded parking lot. Centuro has company’s patented lubrication system for improving fuel efficiency.
- Yamaha Saluto RX: This bike gives a mileage of 82 kilometers per litre with 110cc single cylinder air-cooled engine and comes with a price tag of Rs. 53900/-*. Yamaha has been one of the oldest players in the motorbike segment, and Saluto RX has been recently added to its range to target the rural and younger population of India.
- Suzuki Hayate EP: This bike gives a mileage of 76 kilometers per liter with 113cc single cylinder air-cooled engine and comes with a price tag of Rs. 52900/-*. The motorcycle has an Eco-Performance technology and makes 8.7hp of peak power and 9.3Nm of peak torque. The bike uses a super sleek piston, low friction cylinder, and piston rings which help in delivering improved combustion.
Instead of spending the money from your savings for the bike, it is a good idea to opt for two-wheeler finance. Hence, it is essential to judge the capacity of a bike which is fuel-efficient.