In the hustle bustle of city life, a car isn’t always the solution to navigate through the city. And with the rising fuel prices, you will always think about making a trip in your car. Therefore, you need something more economical and agiler. In short, you need a bike for commuting. The commuter bikes segment has gained a huge amount of customers with its attractive prices and deals. Now people are not just limited to walking or cycling, they can move at car’s speed with a fraction of the price. Presenting you the best commuter bikes that you can buy in India.
Hero MotoCorp Glamour:
Hero Motocorp is the leading brand in bikes. Just like Maruti Suzuki, they have over half of the market share. The Glamour 2017 edition is a decent 125cc bike with stylish design. Hero has made major changes in design and ergonomics of the bike to provide the best comfortable ride. In addition, you get a wide tire for better grip on the road and a digital meter console for better statistics. Hero has managed to provide a disc brake in front and You also get a LED taillight, best for darker situations. The Glamour is priced at 61,506 INR.
Hero Motocorp Glamour Programmed Fi (2017):
Again I’m placing the same bike on our list. But this edition is further enhanced with better design and features than the standard glamor. The company is also boasting new terms like “torque on demand” into their spec sheet. All over we can say that Fi programmed edition is a comfortable city commuter with decent style and features. In addition, you get some new allow wheels in this variant of Glamour. And a digital console meter is standard along with a wider tire. The Glamour Programmed Fi is priced at 69,908 INR.
You can also go for its bigger brother V15 with the 150cc engine. However, the V12 also features the same design language. Bajaj claims that every V model has used some steel from the legendary INS Vikrant battleship. In V12 you are getting a decent 125cc engine which is perfect for commuting within the city. In addition to that, you get front disc brake, tubeless wide tires. The design language is the key selling factor of Bajaj V12. It’s unique and stylish appeal distinguishes it from the rest of the competitors in the market. The Bajaj V12 starts from 57,003 INR. Though they are more variants available with better spec sheets.
Hero MotoCorp Achiever:
Hero is undoubtedly the king of motorcycles in India. Achiever is another entry to this list by Hero. With its masculine body and a big fuel tank, Achiever has a decent overall appeal. You get a powerful 150cc engine which is a BSIV compliant engine. Furthermore, you can rely on Hero’s best customer support. Hero also boasts marketing terms like “torque on demand” which gives Achiever a 0-60 km/h time of 5 seconds. The Hero MotoCorp Achiever is priced at 62,800 INR.
Bajaj Patina ComforTec:
Bajaj is surely another Indian giant in the bike market. Their Pulsar range remains the most successful sports bike in India till date. They created a whole new definition of biking in India. As now budget biking was not just limited to commuting, you can experience some thrill as well. The Platina Comfortec is a different attempt on budget biking. As a result, the new updated Platina features enhanced front telescopic shock absorber with stronger rear shock absorbers. Bajaj has managed to maintain good build quality with the new Platina. In addition, Platina is claimed to have a jaw dropping mileage of 104 kmpl. The Bajaj Platina is priced at affordable 45,985 INR.
Hero MotoCorp Splendor iSmart 110:
You might be thinking that what’s my obsession with Hero. But I’m telling you that they are the true pioneer of the two wheeler industry of India. The new Splendor iSmart is the first model they designed after Hero broke their joint venture with the Japanese giant Honda. Presently, the new model features an 110cc engine with an active refreshing design language. In addition, it is also the first Indian bike to feature a class leading Automatic Headlamp that adapts according to the lighting conditions. The Splendor iSmart 110 is priced at 53,300 INR.
The Japanse are famous for creating miniatures of almost everything. Take WALKMAN, for instance, they made music players portable. The Honda Navi is something completely different from the traditional aspects of a motorcycle. Accordingly, it is designed as a part scooter and part bike. Honda claims it to be a fun little machine. As matter of fact, it borrows the same engine from company’s Activa line up. And it’s gear less nature makes it much easier to drive without a learning curve. Furthermore, the company provides multiple accessories for more scope in customization. The Honda Navi is priced at 41,500 INR.
Yamaha Saluto RX:
Yamaha is well known for producing excellent sports bikes. They made a huge boom in the budget biking with their RX100 in the 90s. Saluto is another attempt to return that former glory. For this reason, Yamaha has equipped the new Saluto with an 110cc efficient engine. And the company boasts a mileage of 82kmpl, which is pretty good. In addition, it shares almost every detail with its elder sibling Saluto 125. The Yamaha Saluto RX is priced at 46,000 INR.
Bajaj CT 100B:
Perhaps the cheapest bike you can buy in the Indian market. The CT 100B is a stripped down version of their famous CT100 series. The bike has minimal appeal and features only the general necessities that you may need. As a result, it is the most affordable bike you can buy. Bajaj has managed to squeeze a small 100cc engine to the frame. Accordingly, you can expect pretty good mileage from the bike. The Bajaj CT 100B is priced at a very affordable 29,998 INR.
Honda CB Unicorn 2016:
If you are looking for a motorcycle with top notch quality and good reliability then look no more. CB Unicorn could be the perfect choice when it comes to robust build, stylish design language, and Japanese reliability. In fact, Honda is packing one of their best 150cc air-cooled engines into this bike. Furthermore, disc brake and tube tires are standard. The Honda CB Unicorn 2016 is priced at 70,267 INR.