There is no easier means of mobility in India than a motorcycle. We are all aware of the fact that India is one of the largest bike markets in the world, thanks to their practical nature and compact dimensions, making them ideal for our roads. Entry-level commuter bikes have always been in high demand. We shortlist five motorcycles that you shouldn’t miss out on having a look at.
1) Honda CD 110 Dream
Price: ₹ 49,232
The Honda CD 110 Dream gets a 110cc, fuel-injected engine that makes 8.25bhp and 8.63Nm of torque, paired to a 4-speed transmission. This new engine is also more frugal and is BS6-compliant. Like all other BS6 Honda bikes, the CD 110 Dream features silent-start that was first seen on the Honda Activa 125. There’s also a new starter button that can also be used as a kill switch. The headlamp works on DC power and also comes with a pass light switch. Even the bodywork has been revised a bit with new graphics, body-coloured mirrors, silver alloy wheels and a chrome exhaust shield. The seat is longer than before.
2) Bajaj Platina 100
Price: ₹ 47,763
The Bajaj Platina 100 is powered by a 102cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 7.7bhp and 8.34Nm of torque, paired to a 4-speed gearbox. The new Platina gets a fuel-injection system and an updated exhaust system. The new BS6 model gets new components for the chain cover and fork, which get a black finish while the engine casing gets a silver finish. The bike also sports some refreshing graphics, silver alloy wheels and a black grab handle.
3) Hero HF Deluxe
Price: ₹ 46,800
The HF Deluxe is sold in two variants: spoke wheel and alloy wheel. It is powered by a fuel-injected, 100cc, single-cylinder engine, which is now much more fuel efficient. The engine produces 7.8bhp and 8.05Nm of torque, paired to a 4-speed transmission. The updated engine offer improved performance with fast acceleration too.The BS6 HF Deluxe is sold in new graphic and colour themes: Heavy Grey with Green and Techno Blue.
4) TVS Sport
Price: ₹ 51,750
The TVS Sport is sold with a kick-start and an electric start, both. It is powered by a 109.7cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that produces 8.1bhp and 8.7Nm of torque, paired to a 4-speed manual transmission. There is 15 percent increase in fuel economy while performance too has improved. Cosmetically, the bike remains the same and is sold in five colours: white with red, black with red, white with purple, Mercury Grey and Volcano Red. It continues to feature a telescopic fork and a five-step adjustable shock-absorber.
5) Hero Splendor Plus
Price: ₹ 60,350
Power comes from a BS6-compliant 97.2cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor that produces 7.8bhp and 8.05Nm of torque, paired with a 4-speed manual transmission that was also used on the BS4 version. Features include an electric starter, i3s (Hero’s auto start-stop tech) and alloy wheels. The colour themes remain the same, but the graphics are newer.