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Top 10 commuter bikes in India

April 27, 2014 17:42 IST

Top 10 commuter bikes in India

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Naveen Soni

Want a two-wheeler to simply get to and from work? Check out your best options.

The world's largest two-wheeler market is a country of mileage-conscious people. The most common question is Kitna Deti Hai?

More than 70 per cent of the market share comes from the 100c-110cc commuters and that is the reason why the Indian two-wheeler market offers a huge range of commuter bikes. However, this huge range confuses the customers to choose the best ride among them.

Let's make it simple by telling you the most appreciated features of top 10 commuters in India along with their ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) specified mileage and ex-showroom prices in Delhi.


1. Suzuki Hayate

With a stylish design, The Hayate is one of the bestselling vehicle of Suzuki Motorcycles in India. And for good reason!

Top features:

  • Well-tuned 112.8cc engine
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Belts out 8.3bhp of power with a maximum torque of 8.8Nm
  • Returns a mileage of 85kmpl
  • Alloy wheels, self start (optional)
  • Starting price of Rs 45,165

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Image: Suzuki Hayate


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2. Honda Dream Yuga

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The Honda Dream Yuga is the new definition of simplicity with style and technology.

Here's looking at its top features:

  • Perfectly tuned 109cc, engine
  • 4-speed gearbox
  • Maximum power output of 8.25bhp and a peak torque of 8.63Nm
  • Claims to return 74kmpl with HET technology
  • Self start (Optional), alloy wheels (Optional), tubeless tyres
  • Starting price of Rs 43,549 (Kick-Drum-Spoke)

Image: Honda Dream Yuga


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3. Bajaj Discover 100T

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Based on the third generation Discover platform, the Bajaj Discover 100T gets many advanced features and a very sporty look.

Here are its top features:

  • Most powerful, 102cc, 4-valve, DTS-i engine
  • 5-speed gearbox
  • Best-in-class power output of 10bhp along with a torque of 9.2Nm
  • Best-in-class mileage of 89kmpl (claimed)
  • Nitrox suspensions at the rear
  • Self start, split-spoke alloy wheels, front disc/drum (optional), two extra pilot lamps
  • Price for standard variant is Rs 48,343, while the disc brake variant costs Rs 50,272

Image: Bajaj Discover 100T

Tags: DTS , Nitrox

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4. Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn and HF Deluxe

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Being the most affordable offering from India's most reliable brand, Hero HF-Deluxe and HF-Dawn have a very basic design but come loaded with some great features.

  • Reliable, 97.2cc engine
  • 4-speed gearbox
  • Top power of 7.7bhp along with a peak torque of 8.04Nm
  • Returns upto 83kmpl of mileage
  • Self start (optional), alloy wheels (optional)
  • HMCL's largest service network across India
  • 5-year warranty
  • Price for the HF-Dawn is Rs 37,350, while HF-Deluxe starts from Rs 39,750 (Kick-Drum-Spoke)

Image: Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn and HF Deluxe


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5. TVS Star City

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The TVS Star City is the best selling bike from TVS Motors and sports a stylish look.

Here are its top features:

  • Economical 109.7cc, CVTi engine
  • 4-speed gearbox
  • 8.2bhp of power and 8.1Nm of torque
  • Claims to return 83.9kmpl
  • Self start, alloy wheels (optional)
  • Price starts from Rs 46,575

Image: TVS Star City


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6. Hero MotoCorp Passion Pro

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The most stylish commuter since 2003 now gets a sportier avatar with its Pro version.

Here are some of the best features of the Hero MotoCorp Passion Pro:

  • 97.2cc, APDV engine
  • 4-speed gearbox
  • Churns out 7.7bhp along with a top torque of 8.04Nm
  • Impressive mileage upto 83kmpl
  • Longest warranty of 5-years
  • Advantage of the largest service network
  • Self start (optional), alloy wheels, front disc brake (optional)
  • Starting price of Rs 50,001

Image: Hero MotoCorp Passion Pro


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7. Bajaj Discover 100M

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The Bajaj Discover 100M is a stripped down version of 100T with some minor cosmetic and technical changes.

Top features:

  • Advanced, 102cc, 4-valve, DTS-i engine
  • Standard 4-speed gearbox
  • Tuned to deliver 9.2bhp of peak power and 9.02Nm of torque
  • CMVR certified mileage of 84kmpl
  • Rear Nitrox Suspension
  • Spider web alloy wheels, self start, twin pilot lamps, front petal disc brake (optional)
  • Starts from Rs 46,023

Image: Bajaj Discover 100M


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8. TVS Sport

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The TVS Sport is one of the lightest and sportiest commuter bike around but comes loaded with these features:

  • Zippy 99.7cc Duralife engine
  • 4-speed constant mesh gearbox
  • Delivers 7.37bhp and 7.5Nm of peak power and torque respectively
  • Returns upto 87.7kmpl of claimed mileage
  • Self start (optional), alloy wheels
  • Price starts from Rs 39,520

Image: TVS Sport

Tags: TVS Sport

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9. Mahindra Centuro

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The Centuro is the highest selling Mahindra bike.

Here's why:

Top features:

  • 106.7cc MCi-5 engine
  • Constant mesh 4-speed gearbox
  • Delivers 8.4bhp of peak power and torque curve goes upto 8.5Nm
  • Capable to deliver upto 85.4 of mileage
  • Remote flip key with key light, anti-theft alarm, find me lamps, guide lamps
  • 5-year warranty
  • Self start, alloy wheels, front disc (optional), digital console with distance to empty meter (optional)
  • Starts at Rs 44,700

Image: Mahindra Centuro


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10. Hero MotoCorp Splendor Pro

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Launched in 1994, Hero Splendor has become the symbol of reliability in the Indian market.

The new Splendor Pro is its advanced version. 

Here are its top features:

  • Reliable and economic 97.2cc, single cylinder APDV engine
  • 4-speed gearbox
  • 7.7bhp of maximum power along with 8.04Nm of peak torque
  • Self start (optional), alloy wheels (optional), drum brakes
  • Claimed mileage: 83kmpl
  • Largest service network in India
  • India's first 5-year warranty
  • Starting price of Rs 44,650 (Kick-Drum-Spoke)

Image: Hero MotoCorp Splendor Pro


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