Top Ten Bikes with the Best Mileage in India - 2015


Price and fuel-efficiency are the two most-important parameters that most two-wheeler consumers in India base their bike purchases on. The success of a motorcycle however, depends solely on its mileage figure, with the pricing only playing second fiddle. With that in mind, we take a peek at the most fuel-efficient motorcycles you can buy in India today!

(All mileage figures quoted here are the official figures obtained from ARAI testing. Real-world mileage will vary drastically, depending on the riding conditons and way the bike is ridden)

1. Hero Splendor iSmart - 102.5 kmpl

The Hero Splendor has been known for its miserly, fuel-conserving ways since its introduction. With the new Splendor iSmart, the fuel-sipping is taken to a whole new level altogether! The iSmart is the first production motorcycle in the world to come equipped with start-stop technology, something that’s most commonly associated with modern cars rather than two-wheelers. This clever system automatically shuts down the engine when stopped at a traffic light, and restarts it once the clutch is pulled in. Thanks to this pioneering technology, the bike is claimed to deliver a whopping 102 kmpl (ARAI-tested)! In a crowded country such as ours, it helps conserve a considerable amount of fuel, which allows the bike to deliver a stellar mileage figure in return.

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - Hero Splendor iSmart

Price: Rs.51,100 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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2. Bajaj Platina 100 ES - 96.6 kmpl

We’re not sure if you may have noticed, but if you take a closer look at the bike that’s used to deliver your pizza, there is a high chance it may be a Bajaj Platina. Scores of fast food joints and courier services use the Platina as their preferred steed for delivery purposes, and for good reason. It is a compact motorcycle, is really agile, and offers peppy acceleration, making it easy to ride through city traffic quickly. Oh, and it is extremely fuel-efficient too, which is the reason it grabs the second spot on this list!

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - Bajaj Platina 100 ES

Price: Rs.44,547 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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3. Hero Splendor Pro Classic - 93.2 kmpl

If you thought head-turning style was the reserve of fuel-guzzling performance motorcycles, think again. The Splendor Pro Classic combines the striking looks of a café racer and the efficient performance of a commuter, making it a one-of-a-kind model. It is a genuine head-turner, with its solo saddle, low-handlebars, and sporty rear cowl. It may not handle like a true café racer, nor will it ever touch anywhere close to the ton, but if you want to make a style-statement without burning a hole in your pocket, then the Hero Splendor Pro Classic will fit the bill just right.

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - Hero Splendor Pro Classic

Price: Rs.51,200 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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4. Hero Splendor Pro - 90.1 kmpl

The original ‘Fill it, Shut it, Forget it’ bike, the Hero Splendor is famous just because of its headline mileage figures. If you are careful with the throttle, you could ride over 900 kms on a single tank-full of fuel! The bike is also quite rugged and reliable, which means it can withstand rough usage, making it well-suited for our roads.

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - Hero Splendor Pro

Price: Rs.47,650 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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5. Bajaj CT 100 - 89.5 kmpl

With Hero Motocorp and Honda launching new and updated commuter motorcycles on a war-footing, Bajaj had no choice but to bring the highly-popular CT100 back from retirement, in order to revive its prospects in the 100cc commuter segment. The CT100’s claim to fame is the fact that it is the most affordable motorcycle on sale in the country, priced at an astoundingly attracting Rs 35,000. Not only is it priced accessibly, it is also exceptionally efficient. The CT100 is powered by a 97.2cc engine, which delivers a staggering 89.5 kmpl!

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - Bajaj CT 100

Price: Rs.35,034 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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6. Hero HF Dawn - 88.6 kmpl

The Hero HF Dawn is an entry-level 100cc commuter from Hero MotoCorp, It is one of the company’s best-selling bikes in their line-up, with monthly sales regularly breaching the 1 lakh unit mark. Powered by a 97.2cc single-cylinder engine that develops 7.7bhp, the HF Dawn is a lightweight bike that is best-suited for short urban commutes. Its crowning feature would be its efficient performance, capable of delivering around 89 kmpl.

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - Hero HF Dawn

Price: Rs.39,770 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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7. TVS Sport - 87.7 kmpl

Thanks to its extremely efficient engine, the TVS Sport is a top contender in the fuel-efficiency stakes. 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.

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - TVS Sport

Price: Rs.36,880 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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8. TVS Star City - 86 kmpl

The TVS Star City is one of the company’s best-selling motorcycles, and for good-reason. It looks smart, and is powered by an engine that offers sprightly performance as well as excellent fuel-efficiency. 

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - TVS Star City

Price: Rs.44,382 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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9. Mahindra Centuro - 85 kmpl

Mahindra’s only commuter bike may not have set the sales charts on fire, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good bike. Apart from hosting an exceptionally fuel-efficient 100cc engine, the Centuro gets a host of neat features, such as an analogue-digital meter console, Remote Key Lock, Anti-theft Alarm, and Find-Me blinker lamps, all of which set it a class apart from its rivals.

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - Mahindra  Centuro

Price: Rs.43,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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10. Hero Passion Pro – 84 kmpl

The Passion Pro is one of Hero MotoCorp’s most-popular motorcycles, second only to the Splendor series. Launched in 2001, the Passion Pro poses as a slightly more premium alternative to the Splendor. It uses the same 97cc single-cylinder engine, which delivers a claimed mileage figure of 84 kmpl. Thanks to the fuel-efficient engine and many standard extra features, Hero sells over 90,000 units of the Passion Pro every month.

Bikes with Best Mileage 2015 - Hero Passion Pro

Price: Rs.42,250 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Jaichandran Jayapalan

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