100cc bikes are the most preferred class of two-wheelers in India. Not only are they fuel-efficient, but they are also lightweight, rugged, and very simple machines. They are easy to ride in the urban setting, and even easier to maintain. All these aspects make them the de facto choice for millions of people around the country. Let’s take a closer look at the top five 100cc bikes that deliver the best mileage on-sale in India right now.
(Note that for an even scale of measure, we’ve quoted the mileage figures as claimed by the manufacturers. These figures are obtained under ideal conditions, so the real-world mileage is definitely bound to vary.)
5. TVS Sport – 87.7 kmpl
If delivering the best possible fuel-efficiency was an Olympic sport, then the TVS Sport would be a top contender. This smart-looking commuter is powered by a 99.7cc single cylinder engine, which is claimed to deliver a tantalizing 87.7 kmpl. As a bike, the TVS Sport is a solid product, and is one the company’s best sellers.
4. Bajaj CT100 – 89.5 kmpl
Earlier this year, Bajaj revived the CT100, in order to boost its prospects in the 100cc segment. It is one of the most affordable motorcycles on sale in the country, priced at just a smidge over Rs 35,000. Not only is it priced attractively, it is also extremely efficient. The new CT100 comes equipped with a 97.2cc engine, which delivers a stunning 89.5 kmpl!
3. Yamaha Crux – 91 kmpl
Think of Yamaha, and immediately images of two-stroke blue smoke, hyper-fast superbikes, and Valentino Rossi will conjure up in your head. Rarely are ‘good mileage’ and ‘Yamaha’ uttered in the same breath. Contrary to popular belief, there is a Yamaha bike that’s worthy of making the cut into the top five most fuel efficient 100cc motorcycles in India. Enter the Crux, the Japanese marque’s offering in the highly-competitive entry-level 100cc commuter segment. It delivers a claimed mileage of 91 kmpl, which is a very impressive figure. Unfortunately, the Crux fails to sell as much as its rivals, as Yamaha never really pushed the bike as hard as other manufacturers did their own.
2. Bajaj Platina 100ES - 96.9 kmpl
The Platina has been one of Bajaj’s best selling motorcycles ever, all thanks to its economical nature. The new 100ES variant kicks its mileage up a notch, with a claimed figure of 96.9 kmpl. It is a very good city bike, the Platina. It is very light & agile, making light work of heavy traffic, and offers sprightly performance too. No wonder many fast food chains prefer to use it as a delivery vehicle, for the Platina will ensure your order reaches home on time.
1. Hero Splendor iSmart – 102.5 kmpl
Hero Motocorp’s bikes have been known for their frugal, fuel-sipping nature for a very long time. With the new Splendor iSmart, the company has outdone itself. The ne w bike is claimed to deliver a whopping 102 kmpl! This is the result a clever start-stop system, which automatically shuts down the engine when stopped at a traffic light, and restarts it once the clutch is pulled in. In a traffic-infested country like ours, this tech saves a lot of fuel, which translates into a stellar mileage figure.