Buying an affordable bike is not tricky with some of the top options at hand. Several market surveys have indicated that bikes are a useful commuting option in India. They not just offer good fuel economy but also helps move through narrow and congested roads with ease. Aside from this, bikes are a great starting point for first-time riders. If you are looking to buy a bike without spending the heavy price, then, here are some of the most pocket-friendly options. Let's have a quick glance at the top 5 budget-friendly bikes in India. Depending on where you are in the country, this list may or may not look the same due to regional price variations. It should be noted that Mumbai's ex-showroom prices have been used across the list.
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Hero HF 100
Priced at Rs 54,962, the Hero HF 100 is one of the most reasonable bikes in India. Mechanically, the bike produces 8bhp and 8.05Nm via a 97cc engine. The same engine is available with the HF Deluxe model. However, the bike lacks i3S stop-start technology. It is sold in one variant, available only with Kickstarter. Dimensionally, the bike is 1045mm in height, 1965mm in length, and 720mm in width. It should be noted that the price may vary considering price fluctuations in the different parts of India.
Hero HF Deluxe
Hero HF Deluxe stands on the second number in the list of the most budget-friendly bikes. The bike's price ranges between Rs 61,232 and Rs 68,382. Both prices are ex-showroom. Hero MotoCorp is one of the market leaders in the 100cc segment, and one of the bikes that contributes to this success is the well-liked HF Deluxe. In terms of market competition, the Hero HF Deluxe rival the likes of the Bajaj CT100, the TVS Sport, and the Honda CD 110 Dream in India.
The TVS Sport is the third most affordable motorcycle in the nation despite having a slightly larger engine than the other bikes on this list at 109.7cc. That is for the base model, which includes a kick starter; prices for self-start models can reach Rs 69,873. Because of its larger displacement, the Sport is able to produce 8.3bhp of maximum power and 8.7Nm of peak torque.
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Honda Shine 100
The latest addition to this list comes in at number four. Despite being a basic motorcycle, the Honda Shine 100 comes equipped with features like an auto choke system and a side-stand engine cut-off. Additionally, it is the only motorcycle on this list so far that complies with OBD-2A and is E20-compliant. It is powered by a 7.61bhp, 8.05Nm, 99.7cc engine with an electric starter, making it the most reasonably priced self-start bike in India.
Bajaj Platina 100
The Platina 100 is the most budget-friendly bike made by Bajaj and ranks fifth in terms of price on our market. Powered by a 102cc engine with Bajaj's renowned DTS-i technology, it is the only motorcycle in this list without fuel injection and instead uses the company's e-carb. The motor outperforms all of its 100cc competitors with outputs of 7.9bhp and 8.3Nm. Moreover, the Platina stands out in this market due to its LED DRL.
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