Published by Gaurav Masurekar | May 16, 2016 in Bajaj Auto

Motoroids Picks: Five most affordable and fuel efficient bikes in India

Here's our pick of 5 rides that are inexpensive and fuel efficient bikes. These budget friendly bikes have basic features and are easy on maintenance.

Some of you must be the first timers and are ready to learn your basics with basic bikes. Or some of you guys need an affordable two-wheeler, but scooters aren’t a choice. Well, this is the right place for you to start your hunt from. Read on to browse through the cheapest rides in town.

Take it to your college/office, laden your groceries on them or just ride on them around town, these bikes don’t cost a bomb and maintaining them is no big deal. Some of them may not be the best looking but they all do one good thing – they come cheap! While these rides go bragging about the affordable prices, they are also capable of delivering a decent fuel efficiency figure. With their low displacement and weight, these bikes take you anywhere and everywhere without burning a lot a fuel.

Also read: Top 6 fuel efficient scooters in India: Details, tech specs, and images

In the following list, the vehicles are placed serially according to prices from low to high. (All prices mentioned are ex-showroom Maharashtra)

1) Bajaj CT100B

Bajaj uses a very positive tagline for their CT100 – Jackpot of Happiness. The tagline suits the bike very well as the price at which the bike retails is nothing less than a jackpot or happiness. This bike is available with alloy wheels and minimalist bodywork, but if you don’t want that and are on tight(est) budget with a need of nothing more than the engine, wheels, handlebar, and seat, the CT100B variant is what you should look for.

Engine:  4 Stroke ,Single Cylinder, Natural air Cooled

Capacity: 99.27 cc

Power: 8.0 Bhp at 7500 rpm

Torque: 8.05 Nm at 4500 RPM

Transmission: 4 Speed Constant Mesh

ARAI certified Fuel Efficiency: 89.5kmpl

Variant and prices:

  • CT 100B – INR 31,646
  • CT 100 Spoke – INR 35,616
  • CT 100 Alloy – INR 38,561

2) TVS Sport

TVS uses a very attention grabbing tagline for this bike, calling it the ‘Mileage ka Baap’ (Father of fuel economy). Aptly used, because the bike is claimed to return a fuel economy of a whopping 95kmpl. The bike not only delivers fuel efficiency but it does it with style. It is one of the good looking bike of this inexpensive lot and is decorated with sport graphics.

Engine: 4 Stroke Duralife

Capacity:  99.77 cc

Power: 7.69 bhp at 7500 rpm

Torque:  7.8 Nm at 5500 rpm

Transmission: 4 Speed Constant Mesh

ARAI certified Fuel Efficiency: 95kmpl

Variant and prices:

Kick-Start Spoke-wheel: INR 37,915

Kick-Start Alloy-wheel : INR 42,087

Electric-Start Alloy-Wheel: INR 45,385

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3) Hero HF-Dawn

The HF Dawn is as basic as it gets – horizontally placed engine, spoke wheels, drum brakes and an essential package to keep all parts together. The bike is one of the cheapest offering from Hero MotoCorp’s product portfolio and is claimed to provide a mileage of 83km per litre of petrol.

Engine: Air cooled, 4 – stroke single cylinder OHC

Capacity: 97.2 cc

Power: 8.24 Bhp at 8000 rpm

Torque: 8.05 Nm at 5000 rpm

Transmission:  4 Speed Constant Mesh

ARAI certified Fuel Efficiency: 83kmpl

Price: INR 38,787

4) Mahindra Centuro (Rockstar Kick alloy)

The Mahindra Centuro has been around for a while. It has got fancy stuff to boast – like the first in class flip key, LED lightings and a so-claimed extra long seat! Apart from the aforementioned features, the Centuro is also a good commuter that provides a decent performance for its money.

Engine: Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, Air cooled, Mci-5 engine

Capacity: 106.7cc

Power: 8.3 Bhp at 7500 rpm

Torque: 8.5 Nm at 5500 rpm

Transmission: 4 Speed Constant Mesh

ARAI certified Fuel Efficiency: 85kmpl

Price: INR 44,120

5) Yamaha Saluto RX

Everybody knows the value of the Yamaha RX series, be it the RX100 or the RX135. These two-stroke bikes have been and still are the dreams of many young bikers. Recently a few examples of the bike were sold for a hefty price of around INR 1.5 Lakhs each in India. Coming back to the Saluto RX, the Japanese bike maker has tried its part to revive the RX moniker with this latest offering. Well it does not give you the peppy ride as the original RXs did but it is packed with enough stuff to keep you interested.

Engine: Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve

Capacity: 110cc

Power: 7.3 Bhp at 7000rpm

Torque: 8.5Nm at 4500rpm

Transmission: 4 Speed Constant Mesh

ARAI certified Fuel Efficiency: 82kmpl

Price: INR 46,400

We are not done yet, here is an easter egg!

There is a special mention that we are including in this list. This scooter is not your conventional scooter but it is one. Yup, you guessed it right – it is the all-new Honda Navi. The Navi is a scooter that provides a riding position and comfort of a motorcycle. The peppy scoot has been developed by Honda’s R&D centre in India. It is a new breed of scooters and even if may not be able to do a fuel efficiency of 70+ but it is very well capable of grabbing a lot of attention on its run! Here is our review of the New Honda Navi Review: Quirky Fizz

Honda Navi

Engine: Air cooled, SI engine

Capacity: 109.19cc

Power: 7.83 Bhp at 7000rpm

Torque: 8.96Nm at 5500rpm

Transmission: Automatic (V-Matic)

ARAI certified Fuel Efficiency: 60kmpl

Price: INR 42,824

That’s all we have for you in this list. What do you think of it? Would you like to add some more products to it? Let us know your opinions through the comments section below.