The largest-selling bikes in India happen to come from the entry-level commuter class motorcycle segment, because of the affordable price tag, low maintenance costs, and impressive fuel-efficiency figures.
While scooters may be ruling the roost in sales, these motorcycles meant for the mass market continue to contribute a fair share to two-wheeler sales in India. Every manufacturer like Bajaj Auto, Hero MotoCorp, and TVS Motor Company produce commuter-friendly bikes at competitive prices. We shortlist bikes you can purchase if you’re on a tight budget.
1) Honda Dream Yuga
Price: ₹ 56,535
The Dream Yuga was first revealed at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The bike sports a very minimalist styling and is sold in five colors. The bicycle looks identical to the Honda Shine and comes with features like a self-starter, full chain cover, alloy wheels, long seat, and tubeless tires. Its direct competition includes the Bajaj Discover, Hero Splendor Pro, Passion Pro, and Yamaha YBR.
The Dream Yuga is also sold in a limited edition variant that offers dual-tone colors on the bike along with new decals on the front cowl and fender, a 3D Honda badge, chrome finish on the exhaust and body-colored rearview mirrors.
2) Bajaj Platina 110
Price: ₹ 50,899
The Platina 110 comes with Combi-Braking System and is powered by the Discover 110’s 115.5cc, air-cooled DTS-i engine that produces 8bhp and 9.81Nm of torque, paired to a 4-speed transmission.
The Platina 110 is more prolonged and taller as well. It has a fuel tank capacity of 11 liters. As far as the brakes are concerned, it gets drums at both ends, while a front disc is offered. At the rear, it gets Nitrox suspension.
In terms of the design, the bike looks the same but gets new decals that look similar to the ones seen on the Discover. The Platina 110 is sold alongside the current Platina as a premium option.
3) Hero Passion Pro 110
Price: ₹ 65,740
Hero‘s Passion 110 plays a significant role in helping Hero rule the 110cc segment, where it has more than 75 percent of the market share. The Passion has sold over 15.7 million units and has always been a rather smart-looking proposition. The bike continues to carry the same theme.
It features a digital-analog instrument cluster and a side stand indicator unlike what the previous model offered. It also gets Hero’s i3S’ Idle Stop-Start System tech, which helps deliver better fuel economy. It is sold in five colors: heavy grey metallic, frost blue metallic, sports red, force silver and black monotone.
4) TVS Victor
Price: ₹ 57,877
The TVS Victor comes equipped with drum brakes, while there is also a variant that offers a disc brake. The original Victor was first introduced in 2002 but looks completely different now to keep up with the modern times.
It comes with company-patented 3-valve Ecothrust engine technology, a petal disc brake, a few cosmetic updates, and tubeless tires. Victor’s 110cc engine makes 9.46bhp and 9.40Nm of torque.
It is also said to deliver a fuel economy figure of 76kpl. Victor is aimed at families who are looking for a budget commuter.
5) Mahindra Centuro
Price: ₹ 48,935
The Centuro is Mahindra‘s offering for the 110cc commuter segment and comes packed with features. It comes with a whole lot of features that have never been offered in this segment before. The Centuro appears to be a stylish looking motorcycle with its smart headlight unit.
The instrument cluster features a digital speedometer, trip meter, economy mode indicator, odometer, clock, and a lot more. The bike comes with a key that helps you flash the bike’s headlight in the dark when you’d want to locate the bike.
It also gets a ‘follow-me’ home function and an LED taillight. Power comes from a single-cylinder, air-cooled 106.7cc engine that produces 8.4bhp and 8.50Nm of torque, paired to a 4-speed gearbox.