Driving on Indian roads is not easy. The traffic, road conditions and potholes make it difficult to drive. Under such conditions, all vehicle owners are worried only about one thing and that is mileage. Whenever we purchase a vehicle, the first thing we look for is mileage per liter and then comes the performance, looks, and the rest. The fuel prices are skyrocketing and it is only logical to look for a bike that offers not only a smooth ride, but an effective mileage as well.
The bike manufacturers in India are well aware of the mindset of the Indian drivers because every customer wants a product worth its money. Having said that, not all bikes offer a great mileage, few bikes are just meant for the sheer ride experience and just to enjoy an off road smooth driving.
The list of mileage bikes are endless with every company offering more than 3 products in their offering. This is also one of the reasons why buyers get confused with questions like whom to buy from? What type should I buy? Should I stretch my budget? What is the purpose of use? etc.
To make things simpler for you, here is a list of top 5 motorcycles or bikes which offer the highest mileage:
Hero Splendor is one of the bikes which has a continued legacy for its performance ever since it was launched. It is a pleaser of the masses and continues to be one of the highest selling bikes in this segment and for the company as well. The splendor iSmart 110 can provide a 75 kmpl mileage and this is just amazing for people who travel long for their daily work. Mileage of 75 per liter is a reasonable mileage and definitely one of the best in the series given its new features. The latest model can churn out this type mileage because of the Hero’s ‘Idle Start Stop System’ or ‘i3’ technology. This technology helps in saving the fuel to maximum, as it automatically turns off the engine when the bike is in idle for few seconds like when stopping at signals. It is a 109.2cc single cylinder engine and it is priced at Rs.55,387 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The demand for Hero bikes is highest amongst rural population in the country. And if we are talking about best mileage bikes, then Hero has a long list of offerings and Splendor Pro is one amongst them. It is a 97.2cc single cylinder, air-cooled, four-speed transmission engine which delivers 8.2bhp and 8.05 Nm of torque. It can provide a mileage of 93.2 kmpl. The bike is priced at Rs.47,680 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Inspired by this variant, Hero also offers a single seat café racer.
One of the top 4 bike manufacturers in India, Bajaj has always read the customer’s expectations correctly and delivered classics each time and CT100 is no different. It is also a rural population pleaser and it is available in two options namely CT100 and CT100B. The only difference between the two options is the headlamp featured in the front. The claimed fuel mileage per liter by the company is 99.1 kmpl. It is 99cc engine which can produce a power of 8.08 bhp at 7,500 rpm and a torque of 8Nm at 4,500 rpm. CT100 and CT100B are four speed transmission bikes which weigh 108 kg. The bike is priced at Rs. 35,389 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and CT100B is cheaper by Rs.4000.
TVS sells the3rd highest number of commuter bikes and scooters in the country. TVS introduced a fresh version of TVS Sport in 2016 and it has proved to a winner in terms of sales for the company. The updates in the new version included an instrument cluster, chrome guarded silencer, increased fuel efficiency, and aluminum handles. It is a 99.77cc single cylinder engine bike which can produce a power of 7.7bhp and a torque of 7.8 Nm. TVS Sport can provide a mileage of 95 kmpl. The bike is priced at Rs.37,780 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Bajaj Platina is a series in offering since the last 10 years and the 100ES is one of the top selling bikes from Bajaj Auto. Platina has always proved to be a start seller for the company as far as sales are concerned. The Platina 100ES is called the cousin of the Bajaj CT100 as there are a lot of similarities between the two. The Platina 100ES is known as the premium version of CT100. The bike can provide a mileage of 96.9 kmpl. But the styling and looks of the bikes are completely new and appealing. It has a DTS-I twin spark ignition technology which offers better fuel-air combustion which results in better performance. The bike is priced at Rs.45,985 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
If mileage is your top priority then these are the best picks for you. But if your budget is higher and mileage is not the only priority, then Bajaj Auto, Hero Motorcycle and Scooter India, Royal Enfield and other manufacturers offer great products if you are looking for an off road performer and a smooth drive for road trips.
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