Here are some bike models which are the most affordable offerings for the mass market in India, offering good fuel economy, competitive pricing and most importantly, considerably lower maintenance needs.
Entry-level commuter bikes in the 100-110cc category are naturally the bikes which sell in the highest numbers throughout India owing to their excellent fuel economy stats. The mass motorcycle market is a huge contributor towards overall sales figures of two-wheelers in India. TVS Motor, Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp are leading players in these categories along with Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). Together, they notch up impeccable sales figures in the entry-level and commuter bike segments.
1. Bajaj CT 100
The Bajaj CT100 is the most affordable bike from the company and comes with a stylish design and modern avatar, making it ever-relevant for customers in this segment. The Bajaj CT 100 comes with a 102 cc engine and this dishes out 7.9 PS at 7500 RPM along with maximum torque of 8.34 Nm at 5500 RPM. The Bajaj CT 100 comes with both rear and front drum brakes while kerb weight of the motorcycle stands at approximately 115 kg. The Bajaj CT 100 also comes with stylish alloy wheels and tube tyres as well.
The TVS Sport is the second cheapest bike in the country which comes at a highly competitive price point for the base model (kick-start) with a spoked wheel variant. It gets an air cooled single cylinder 99..7 cc engine and fuel economy stands at 95 kmpl while there is 5-step adjustable rear shocks along with big 130 mm drum brakes along with a sporty design. The TVS Sport is one of the highest sellers for TVS Motor Company.
3. Hero HF Deluxe
The Hero HF Deluxe is another hot seller for Hero MotoCorp and is a really affordable model for entry-level motorcycle buyers. The Hero HF Deluxe even has the distinction of selling more than 14 lakh units in FY2017 even! It has a 97.2 cc four stroke single cylinder engine with 88.5 kmpl in terms of mileage.
4. Bajaj Platina 100 ES
The Bajaj Platina 100 ES gets a wire-spoked wheel variant and another alloy wheel model. The Platina 100 ES comes with first in class features including cushioned seat, longer suspension setup in front and extra-long rear double spring suspension system. The single cylinder 102 cc air cooled engine churns out 8 BHP and 8.6 Nm of maximum torque. Fuel efficiency figures hover around 96.9 kmpl and it is one of the most affordable models available for entry-level buyers in India.
5. Honda CD 110 Dream
The Honda CD 110 Dream model is a highly reasonable model from HMSI and has a base model which is also a kick-start variant. The CD 110 Dream and other Dream range models like Dream Yuga and Dream Neo make up a major high-selling trio for the company. The bike has a single cylinder 110 cc four stroke engine with tubeless tyres, higher ground clearance and a carrier fitted by the company. The engine churns out 8.31 BHP and 9.09 Nm of maximum torque while offering mileage of 74 kmpl.
These are the top 5 affordable motorcycle models in the country that you can always take a closer look at. Most bikes in this category offer good mileage figures along with being excellent for regular commuting to work and other destinations. They are priced at competitive rates while offering decent ride and handling at the same time. These are some of the highest selling models in the Indian motorcycle market as well.