Best Mileage Bikes In India

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With the implementation of BS6 emission norms, people are intrigued to know how will this transition affect the performance of vehicles. Many people believe that with the introduction of stricter emission norms either the power or mileage or both seem to be compromised. Although figures seem to suggest that, contrary to general notions, the performance and mileage seem to be largely unaffected. Let us take a look at some of the bikes which will continue to be seriously fuel-efficient even in the BS6 era:

Bajaj CT110

The elder sibling of the CT100 has also got a much needed BS6 update. It will feature the unique Electronic Injection(EI) system. This unique EI system has been designed by the state-of-art R&D centre at Bajaj Auto along with leading component partners.

Bajaj CT110 BS6

The CT110 gets a stylish addition in the form of a LED DRL along with another new “kadak” feature, the Bash Plate, which protects the engine on rough terrains. It borrows its 115cc powerplant from the Platina 110. This mill makes 8.6PS and 9.81Nm and gets a 4-speed gearbox. The CT110 will also get cosmetic updates like rubber tank pads, fork gaiters, braced handlebars, black alloy wheels and blacked-out parts. It will be positioned between the CT100 and Platina 100. 

  • Price: Rs 45000(ex-showroom)
  • Displacement: 115 cc
  • ARAI Mileage: 104 kmpl

Bajaj Platina 110

The Platina, like its sibling CT100 and CT110, was launched in January 2020. The Bajaj Platina 110, on the other hand, gets the same 115 cc engine from the CT110, making 8.4 bhp at 7,000 rpm and peak torque output of 9.81 Nm at 5,000 rpm along with 4-speed transmission. Both the Platina and the CT range of bikes now come equipped with an Electronic Injection (EI) system.

Bajaj Platina ComforTec with LED DRLs (1)

  • Price: Rs 53,875(ex-showroom)
  • Displacement:115 cc
  • ARAI Mileage: 95 kmpl

TVS Sport

The BS6 version of the bike launched just recently in late February 2019. The commuter bike is available in three variants and prices start from ₹41,957 (ex-showroom) and the top version from a price of ₹50,697 (ex-showroom). The TVS Sport was a sportier version of the TVS Star City when it was launched. It remains the same as the previous-gen Star City in terms of underpinnings and engine.

tvs sport

The TVS Sport is powered by a 109cc single-cylinder petrol engine that produces 7.4 Bhp and 7.5 Nm of torque. The engine has been mated to a four-speed gearbox. It is underpinned by a single cradle tubular frame with telescopic forks in front and five-step adjustable hydraulic rear shocks.

  • Price: Rs41,957(ex-showroom India)
  • Displacement: 100 cc
  • ARAI Mileage: 95 kmpl

Bajaj CT100

Bajaj recently launched the BS6 version of the ‘Most Affordable Bike’ in India. The official price tag has not yet been revealed but sources suggest that the prices may start from Rs 40,794 and go up to Rs 47,264(ex-showroom). The USP of the product has been its affordability, high fuel efficiency and hassle-free maintenance.

Bajaj CT100 BS6

The CT100 is based on the same single-cradle frame as the Platina and is powered by the same 99.3cc single-cylinder engine that also does duty in the Platina. This engine is a BS6-compliant, fuel-injected unit which produces 7.7 Bhp and 8.34 Nm of torque and comes mated to a four-speed gearbox. This engine has been developed with a focus on extracting maximum efficiency, and Bajaj has claimed an average of 89.5kmpl for this motorcycle. It comes with Bajaj’s ‘SNS’ suspension at the rear and telescopic forks at the front.

  • Price: Rs 40,794(ex-showroom India)
  • Displacement: 99.3 cc
  • ARAI mileage: 89.5

TVS Star City Plus

TVS has launched the Star City Plus BS6 at Rs 62,034 for the single tone colour variant and Rs 62,534 for the dual-tone model. All prices are ex-showroom. The BS6 version comes at a premium of Rs 7,000 to Rs 8,500 over the predecessor. The TVS Star City Plus BS6 now gets an all-LED headlamp, a segment first. Apart from this, the updated headlamp cowl looks sportier. The updated motorcycle gets new graphics as well. 

TVS StaR City+ 09th September 2019

Engine-wise, the BS4 TVS Star City Plus’s 109cc single-cylinder motor delivered 8.4 PS at 7000rpm and 8.7Nm at 5000rpm, mated to a 4-speed gearbox. On the other hand, the BS6 TVS Star City Plus’ fuel-injected motor makes 0.21 PS lesser (8.19PS), but the peak torque output remains unchanged. Given its commuter focus, the Star City Plus BS4 gets a conventional telescopic fork and twin rear shocks. The bike is brought to a halt by drum brakes (130mm front and 110mm rear) at both ends. All these bits have been carried over in the BS6 version as well. 

  • Price: Rs 62,034(ex-showroom)
  • Displacement: 109 cc
  • ARAI Mileage: 86 kmpl

Hero Passion Pro 110

Hero MotoCorp launched Passion Pro i3 in 2018 with substantial upgrades to further solidify its dominance in the commuter motorcycle segment in India. It was given the necessary BS6 update recently with fresh colour schemes. The Passion Pro 110 is fitted with Hero MotoCorp’s indigenously developed 109.15cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which is said to produce almost 12 per cent more power than the previous one.

Hero Passion Pro BS6 (9)

The new engine can produce a maximum power of 9.4PS @ 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 9Nm @ 5500 rpm. The bike also features Hero’s iSmart start-stop technology to improve fuel efficiency. It is claimed to return a fuel efficiency of 84kmpl and can store 11 litres of fuel as per Hero MotoCorp. Suspension duties rest on telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and 5-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.

  • Price: Rs 54,300(ex-showroom)
  • Displacement: 109 cc
  • ARAI Mileage: 84 kmpl

Hero HF Delux

The 2020 Hero HF Deluxe is the manufacturer’s first entry-level, BS6-compliant motorcycle. The motorcycle’s 97cc engine now gets a fuel-injection system and ‘XSens Technology’ which adjusts the air-fuel mixture on a real-time basis through the help of 10 sensors. The engine now produces 7.9bhp of power and 8.05Nm of torque.

Hero HF Deluxe BS6

Hero Motocorp has also updated the feature list by offering an idle start-stop system on the high-spec variant. Apart from these changes, the 2020 HF Deluxe remains the same. It rides on telescopic forks upfront and dual springs at the rear. On the other hand, braking duties are handled by drum brakes at both ends with Hero’s ‘Integrated Braking System’.

  • Price: Rs 40,000(ex-showroom)
  • Displacement: 97 cc
  • ARAI Mileage: 83 kmpl

Hero Splendor Plus

The Hero Splendor Plus BS6 has been launched in India with a starting price of Rs 59,600 for the base kick start variant. On the other hand, the electric start version costs Rs 61,900 whereas the one with both electric start and i3S tech will set you back by Rs 63,110. This makes the Hero Splendor Plus BS6 dearer than the BS4 Splendor Plus by around Rs 6,800 to Rs 7,100. 

super splendor bs6 11

The 100cc, carbureted motor of the Splendor Plus has now been updated with a fuel-injection set up with Hero’s ‘XSens technology.’ The engine now produces 7.91bhp at 8,000rpm and 8.05Nm at 6,000rpm. This is a drop of 1.3bhp with the torque figure remaining intact but arriving 1000rpm later. The engine continues to be mated with a four-speed gearbox.

  • Price: Rs 59,600
  • Displacement: 97cc
  • ARAI Mileage: 81 kmpl

Hero Glamour FI

The new Hero Glamour 125 BS6 has been launched in India and is priced at Rs 68,900 for the drum brake variant and Rs 72,400 for the disc brake version, ex-showroom Delhi. The newly launched 125cc bike is just Rs 1,450 more expensive than the BS4 Hero Glamour 125 FI. 

Hero Glamour BS6 (7)

The bike gets a new BS6-compliant 125cc fuel-injected powertrain, which is claimed to be 19 per cent more powerful than the BS4-compliant carbureted motor. It works alongside a 5-speed transmission, which should offer better mileage than the 4-speeder in the BS4 bike. The BS6 Hero Glamour 125 FI makes 10.87PS and 10.6Nm. The bike also gets a new diamond-type frame. It is linked to a telescopic front fork and twin rear shock absorbers. The new frame has helped the brand increase the suspension travel. It now offers 14 per cent more travel up front and 10 per cent more at the rear.

  • Price: Rs 68,900(ex-showroom)
  • Displacement: 124 cc
  • ARAI Mileage: 72 kmpl

TVS Radeon

TVS’ answer to the Hero Splendor, the Radeon BS6 now offers quite a few features in an effort to deliver more value to the customer. Although details about the BS6 version aren’t out, yet, it is now expected to be fuel-injected and offer an optional front disc like its BS4 sibling. 

TVS Radeon Special Edition

For comparison, the Radeon’s BS4 engine displaces nearly 110cc. This air-cooled single-cylinder unit generates 8.3bhp and 8.7Nm. The company claims 69.3kpl under the World Motorcycle Test Cycle. The brakes are drums only (except for the celebratory special edition which gets disc-drum setup) but it does have TVS’ Combined Braking System. Its features include a side stand indicator with a beeper, a USB charging port and LED DRLs.

  • Price: TBA
  • Displacement: 109.7 cc
  • ARAI Mileage: 69 kmpl+
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  • Howgeekis says:

    The new Activa 125 has gone BS6 and become one of the most expensive scooters in India. Does it do e