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India's top 5 bikes under Rs 44,000

July 09, 2014 14:54 IST

India's top 5 bikes under Rs 44,000

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Sagar Basandani

They are afordable, offer best mileage economy and don't cost a bomb either. We present top 5 commuter bikes on sale in India.

With the launch of Honda CD 110 Dream recently, the commuter bike segment in India is hotting up again. The commuter bikes, or bikes in the 100 cc to 110cc range, sell about 70 lakh units in India.

While CD 110 Dream is Honda's most afordable bike in this segment, the Japanese manufacturer faces stiff competition not only from its former partner Hero MotoCorp, but also from Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor and Mahindra 2 Wheelers for the share of this pie.

Here's how the top 5 commuter bikes in India stack up against each other...

TVS Sport

TVS Sport is one of the smartest looking commuters and claims a healthy mileage that makes it more competitive among the other entry level motorcycles.

Features

99.7cc Duralife engine that comes mated with the 4-speed constant mesh gearbox

Generates 7.4bhp of total power at an acceleration rate of 7500rpm and 7.5Nm at 5000rpm

Claims a mileage of 87.7kmpl with 12 litre large fuel tank

Comes equipped with Telescopic Hydraulic forks at the front and 5-step adjustable rear shock absorbers

Sporty headlamps, premium styling and electric start

Price of the bike ranges between Rs 39,520 and Rs 42,470 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Image: TVS Sport
Photographs: tvssport.com

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Honda CD 110 Dream

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Honda, the Japanese two-wheeler giant, has launched its most affordable motorcycle under its Dream series.

Christened Honda CD 110 Dream, the bike sports an enticing price tag of Rs 41,100 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The new CD 110 Dream is much cheaper than Dream Neo and Dream Yuga but is designed to offer same level of rideability and durability to the prospective buyer.

With CD 110 Dream, Honda will be able to attract more customers in the rural areas where commuters have more market share than any other motorcycle segment.

The bike is competing against Hero HF Deluxe, Bajaj Platina, TVS Sport and Mahindra Pantero, which are the current low-priced bikes available in the market.

Features

  • 110cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine
  • Mated with the 4-speed manual transmission plus HET technology
  • Dishes out the maximum power of 8.25bhp at 7,500rpm with the top torque of 8.63Nm at 5,500rpm
  • Claimed mileage of 74kmpl with 8-litre fuel tank
  • Slim and sleek structure with elegant design
  • Drum brakes at the tubeless tyres
  • Telescopic forks at the front and spring-loaded suspension at the rear
  • Diamond type frame
  • High ground clearance of 179mm and 1258mm of wheelbase

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Image: Honda CD 110 Dream
Photographs: honda2wheelersindia.com

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Hero HF Deluxe

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World's largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp, after its legendary Splendor series, introduced a much affordable motorcycle HF Deluxe that serves millions of Indians with its rock-solid reliability and new features.

Features:

  • Air cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC engine with 97.2cc displacement
  • Associated with 4-speed constant mesh gearbox
  • Churns out maximum power of 7.7bhp at 7500rpm with net torque of 8.04Nm at 4500rpm
  • Claimed mileage is 82.9kmpl. However, returns average economy of 70kmpl
  • Tubular double cradle frame
  • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and swing arm with 2-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorber at the rear
  • Drum brakes at the tube-type tyres
  • Offers self start variants
  • Price of the bike ranges between Rs 40250 and Rs 43100 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Image: Hero HF Deluxe
Photographs: heromotocorp.com

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Bajaj Platina

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Bajaj Auto, the domestic motorcycle major, by introducing Platina redefined what a commuer bike offers customers. For one, the Platina offers an unbeatable mileage of 89 kmpl.

Features:

  • 99.27cc, 4-stroke, natural air-cooled engine
  • 4-speed gearbox with ExhausTEC technology
  • Produces the net power of 8.1bhp at 7500rpm with 8.05Nm at 4500rpm
  • Returns a mileage of 89kmpl according to the Indian Driving Cycle tests with 13-litre fuel tank capacity
  • Hydraulic, Telescopic Type suspensions at both the ends
  • Lightweight of 113kg and long comfortable seat
  • Drum brakes on tube type tyres
  • Price starts between Rs 37,019 and Rs 39,005 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Image: Bajaj Platina
Photographs: bajajauto.com

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Mahinda Pantero

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Though Mahindra does not offer as wide a range of motorcycles as its competition, it makes sure that its offerings are simply the best.

Pantero is a state-of-the-art Mahindra product with class-leading features.

Features:

  • 4-stroke, air-cooled, Micro Chip Ignited-5 curve engine that displaces 106.7cc
  • Engine is coupled with 4-speed transmission
  • Cranks out the supreme power of 8.4bhp at 7500rpm and 8.5Nm of topmost torque at 5500rpm
  • Hydraulic suspensions at the front and 5-step adjustable coiled spring at the rear
  • Pilot lamps, self returning choke, LED tail lamp
  • Offers fully digital instrumentation and self start
  • Ex-showroom Delhi price ranges between Rs 39,650 and Rs 43,150

Image: Mahinda Pantero
Photographs: mahindrapantero.com

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