Top Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Bikes In India (Rs 60,000 - Rs 80,000)


Mileage – it’s a crucial decision-making factor that’s as important as price for consumers in the two-wheeler market in India. A large part of the success of a bike or a scooter, especially the ones priced under Rs 1 lakh, depends on the mileage it delivers. There is a reason as to why most Indians give so much priority to mileage. A majority of riders here use their two-wheeler to commute on a daily basis, rather than for leisure rides. The more mileage a two-wheeler provides, the more people can save on their fuel expenses.


Amongst all two-wheeler categories in India, we've noted that motorcycles in the Rs 60,000 - Rs 80,000 range are some of the most popular and best-selling as well. We analyze the ten most fuel efficient motorcycles in India available in this price bracket.


10. Yamaha FZ-Fi


2014 Yamaha FZ-S Fi


Price – Rs 76,250


Mileage – 58 kmpl


The latest iteration of the popular street bike from Yamaha may have lost power, but it has improved on efficiency. The fuel-injected FZ-Fi delivers a claimed mileage of 58 kmpl, which is marginally higher that what the carburetted FZ16 could achieve. It looks great, is very smooth, quite comfy, and is a nimble handler. The Yamaha FZ-Fi is a good choice if you are looking to buy a premium bike for the daily grind.  


Check out the technical specifications of the Yamaha FZ-Fi here


9. Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi


2014 Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi


Price – Rs 70,243


Mileage – 58.5 kmpl


Understated is a word that best defines the Pulsar 180 DTSi. Although it offers a healthy mix of performance and efficiency, the package feels outdated, especially in comparison with the current crop of performance bikes. If you are looking for a quick bike that also delivers a decent mileage, the Pulsar 180 is a bike you should take a closer look at.


 Check out the technical specifications of the Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi here


8. Honda CB Trigger


2014 Honda CB Trigger


Price – Rs 67,433


Mileage – 60 kmpl


The CB Trigger is essentially the infallible Honda Unicorn is a snazzier outfit, designed to appeal to the style-conscious. It is a terrific commuter, with a comfortable ride and a tractable engine. Oh, and the brakes on the CBS (Combi-Braking System) variant are the best in its class. There are a few niggles though – the plastics and finish levels aren’t the quality you’d expect on a premium commuter, and the CBS variant is priced quite high. Nevertheless, if you are scouting for a bike in this price bracket, the CB Trigger is a bike that you cannot overlook.   


7. TVS Apache RTR 160



Price – Rs 68,590


Mileage – 60.1 kmpl


The TVS Apache RTR 160 is the sportiest offering in this segment. There is a lot to like about this bike – it looks striking, packs quite a punch in its rev-happy 160cc motor, and handles corners very well. It also delivers a SIAM rated mileage figure of 60.1 kmpl to boot. On the flipside, it vibrates quite a lot, especially at high revs, and the ergonomics are a little towards the sporty side. Still, if you want a sporty bike for the daily commute, do check out the Apache RTR 160.


Check out the technical specifications of the TVS Apache RTR 160 here


6. Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi



Price – Rs 67,181


Mileage – 62.1 kmpl


The Pulsar 150 DTSi is one of India’s best-selling motorcycles of all-time. It captured the hearts and minds of the consumers by brining onto their plates a capable mix of performance, style, and high-tech features. In the current scenario though, the Pulsar 150 flails behind its more modern rivals. The current generation Pulsar has been in production for almost six years now, and apart from a small hike in power and new colour schemes, it has seen no major upgrades whatsoever. It may be powerful for a 150cc bike, but it is heavy, low on comfort, and looks outdated. The Pulsar 150 is a tad fuel-efficient though, and is also priced on the lower side in its class.


Check out the technical specifications of the Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi here


5. Yamaha SZ-RR



Mileage – 62.4 kmpl


Call it a sobered-down version of the FZ-Fi, and you won’t be wrong. The Yamaha SZ-RR sports the same 149cc engine, albeit minus the carburettor. It is a smart-looking and fuel-efficient motorcycle, with just enough to tackle city traffic with relative ease. It is quite affordable too. If you want a good, value for money 150cc bike, do take a look at the Yamaha SZ-RR


Check out the technical specifications of the Yamaha SZ-RR here


4. Suzuki Gixxer



Price – Rs 72,199


Mileage – 63.5 kmpl


The latest bike in this line-up is also arguably one of the best motorcycles to be launched in India in recent times. The Gixxer is a rip-snorting performance bike that is giving the Yamaha FZ a run for its money. It looks spectacular, accelerates rapidly, handles great, and is also supremely comfortable. What’s more, it’s got a high-tech instrument console with loads of features, and is built exceedingly well with high-quality materials. Surprisingly, it delivers a good mileage figure, and is priced well to boot.


Check out the technical specifications of the Suzuki Gixxer here



3. Hero Xtreme



Price – Rs 66,275


Mileage – 65.1 kmpl


The Xtreme is one of Hero MotoCorp’s best-selling motorcycles, and for good reason. It is a quick and sporty bike with attractive styling and great fuel-efficiency. The Xtreme comes equipped with a host of features such as a digital information display, an engine immobilizer, side-stand engine cut-off, and an underseat mobile charging slot. At Rs 66,275 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Hero Xtreme poses a good value for money proposition.

Check out the technical specifications of the Hero Xtreme here


2. Honda CB Unicorn



Price – Rs 65,012


Mileage – 71.2 kmpl


If it is a no-nonsense bike that you are after, we suggest you check out the Honda CB Unicorn. It’s USP – a gem of a 150cc engine that is best defined as bulletproof. It may not be outright powerful, but it is creamy smooth, and is extremely efficient. No wonder that it was Honda’s best-selling motorcycle for quite some time. The CB Unicorn is getting long in the tooth though. There have been no major styling or mechanical changes in a long time, and competition is getting better every passing year. A replacement is expected next year.


Check out the technical specifications of the Honda CB Unicorn here


1. Hero Glamour Fi



Price – Rs 68,870


Mileage – 85.8 kmpl


Yes, the Hero Glamour Fi is very pricey for a 125cc bike, but we say it is justified. The fuel-injection helps the bike deliver a stellar mileage figure, comparable to that of a 100cc bike, without compromising on power. It also provides a smooth and instantaneous throttle response that’s hard for a carburetted bike to match. Value for money it isn’t, but if you tend to travel a lot within the city, then you’ll appreciate the Glamour Fi’s smoothness, and its ability to travel a lot further on a tankful than other bikes in this range.


Check out the technical specifications of the Hero Glamour Fi here



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Jaichandran Jayapalan

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