15 February 2013 ~ 32 Comments

Best 100cc Bike In India

The entry level bikes segment is amazingly crowded with more than a dozen offerings in the 100cc to 110cc segment. Today we will compare some of these bikes side-by-side to see which of these bikes perform the best under city road and highways conditions.

First the specifications. At the entry level, you do not get a lot of power in any case. However, that doesn’t make this a feature that is not aspired among the customers. While you may not expect a 10 BHP from the 100cc bikes, a better power while maintaining a good mileage is always something that the customers will be interested to see on their bike.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the engine capacity, power, torque and official mileage as specified by the manufacturers of the various 100cc bikes we will discuss today.

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Bike Model, Engine, Power, Torque, Official Mileage (kmpl)
Yamaha Crux, 106cc, 7.6PS, 7.5Nm @6000, 91
Hero Splendor Pro, 97.2cc, 7.8PS, 8.04Nm @4500, 90.1
Hero Splendor NXG, 97.2cc, 7.8PS, 8.04Nm @4500, 87.7
Bajaj Discover 100T, 102cc, 10.2PS, 9.2Nm @6500, 87
Honda CB Twister, 109cc, 9.1 PS, 9Nm @6000, 85.7
TVS Sport, 99.7cc, 7.4PS, 7.5Nm @5000, 83.9
Hero HF Dawn, 97.2cc, 7.8PS, 8.04Nm @4500, 82.91
TVS Jive, 110cc, 8.4PS, 8.3Nm @5500, 82
Hero Splendor Plus, 97.2cc, 7.5PS, 7.95Nm @5000, 80.6
Bajaj Platina, 99.27cc, 8.2PS , 8.05Nm @4500,75 (city)
Hero Passion xPro, 109.1cc, 8.7PS, 9.36Nm @5500, 70 (city)
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This is definitely not an apples-to-apples comparison considering that a couple of these bikes have an official mileage reported under city conditions while most of them are under standard test conditions. But what this table will tell you is how the bikes stack up when you sort them by the official mileage claim. Yamaha Crux is right there on top with a 91kmpl claim while the likes of Hero Splendor Plus are pretty much down at a claim of just 80.6 kmpl under standard conditions. And to see that Crux still offers a slightly higher power than Splendor Plus is a major setback to the latter in this comparison.

City Road Fuel Efficiency

If you have been reading this blog regularly, you will know that I normally review the city road economy by taking up reports from a number of sources (customer feedbacks as well as test rides) to give you a perspective of what you could possibly expect. But with so many bikes in the fray, it could be a little messy if I have to talk about these various sources like MouthShut or MaxAbout separately. So what I’ve done here is pick the median value of city mileage as reported from various sources for each of this bike. By this, I could eliminate the extreme values and take up what is the most likely fuel consumption that you could see on these various bikes.

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Bike Model, City Mileage (median kmpl)
TVS Sport, 70
Bajaj Platina, 67.5
Bajaj Discover 100T, 65
Hero Splendor NXG, 65
Hero Splendor Pro, 65
Hero Splendor Plus, 65
Hero HF Dawn, 65
Hero Passion xPro, 62.5
Yamaha Crux, 62.3
Honda CB Twister, 57.2
TVS Jive, 54.5
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The table above is sorted in the descending order of the median mileage reported on the various 100 cc bike models we are reviewing. The biggest disappointment of all would have to be Yamaha Crux – this bike tops the list in the first table at 91 kmpl and on the second one is barely escaping the bottom at 62.3 kmpl. On a similar note, the bike that excites me the most is Bajaj Platina – it doesn’t create a splash as far as the official reviews go, but from real world reviews, it seems to be a great bet.

How has your experience been with the 100cc bikes you have tested? Tell us in the comments below.

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32 Responses to “Best 100cc Bike In India”

  1. Kumar 20 February 2013 at 5:04 pm Permalink

    Good review, these comparisons are vital to understand products in market, its helpful! Reviews are straight forward and clear. keep updating :-)

  2. Anand 20 February 2013 at 5:06 pm Permalink

    Thanks Kumar for the feedback :-)

  3. Ashwin 26 February 2013 at 1:25 pm Permalink

    Thanks for the numbers, it is really helpful to get this information before taking a decision.

  4. Adi 30 March 2013 at 6:31 am Permalink

    Really very nice review…in a simple nutshell!
    Thanks .. & keep updating!

  5. Nishant 30 March 2013 at 12:26 pm Permalink

    Really appreciable! This information is very much helpful to buy a new bike..
    TYSM

  6. Amit Kumar Pandya 4 April 2013 at 6:04 am Permalink

    Hello Friends,

    I am using TVS Sports and i an getting avg of 79 kmpl in city conditions. Its most fuel efficient, comfortable and a stable bike to ride.

    • kushal 20 March 2014 at 4:39 am Permalink

      Really ? ITS COMP. MILEAGE IS 87 na?

  7. manoj vyas 11 April 2013 at 1:45 pm Permalink

    100 or 110 cc bike me crux ya ybr110 lene ki soch raha hu kyu ki crux ka review net par kahi bhi kharab nahi hain, aur dono ka engine same hai par ab main confuse ho gaya hu pl help me. i m interasted in good milage, low maintainance, good suspainshon, look is not imp, jo 50-60 k speed me achchi chale.

  8. vimal 9 May 2013 at 7:23 pm Permalink

    hero passion pro or xpro .which is giving top milage &comfort ?plz help me

  9. yokesh flame 17 May 2013 at 8:12 am Permalink

    twister for young guys, dream yuga for others

  10. Mohd. Sajid 18 May 2013 at 5:38 pm Permalink

    Plz. Suggest to me scooter or bike for service provider people with tool bag in city condition power with millage

  11. Mohd. Sajid 18 May 2013 at 5:44 pm Permalink

    Please suggest to which scooter or bike is good for me I am service provider in Delhi NCR carrying tool bag etc. Need power with mileage i am waiting your reply

  12. jay kumar meena 23 June 2013 at 10:09 am Permalink

    really very nice review,thanks but platina is the best bike among all these bikes in terms of mileage,top speed,pulling power capacity,maintenance free, low noise engine,low end torque,long wheel base,long seat for full family, rear suspension,flexible white indicator, long driving, long life engine etc.

  13. Abhilash_Kunnukara 14 July 2013 at 7:44 am Permalink

    Nice Review for 100-110cc segment but is it true that most of the bikes in this segment starts shaking when you accelerate above 40 kms/hr? It would have been great if the on road price would have been included in this review

  14. SUBHASHISH DAS 23 July 2013 at 10:39 am Permalink

    which bike should i pick among discover 100-4g and passion pro , in terms of mileage and low maintenance cost

  15. Akhilesh 26 August 2013 at 9:25 am Permalink

    Nicely reviewed keep it up! My bajaj 100t fails to deliver above 52-55 kmpl in city with Rs 10k more spent on this foolish model, better go for star sport or platina.

  16. SHARAD MISHRA 27 August 2013 at 7:36 am Permalink

    hero passion pro is the best bike in terms of mileage and smoothness of engine ….in 100 rs. fuel it runs almost 80 kms in city condition

  17. VISHWANATH H N 12 September 2013 at 6:44 am Permalink

    I’m going to buy a 100 cc bike in Nov, so your information was very helpful for me to choose an economic bike during these times of high petrol rate. Thank you, Keep it up.

  18. rajan 12 September 2013 at 8:17 pm Permalink

    Nice review work done. Thanks to the website Owners / administrators. My humble suggestion is to include Bajaj Discover 100 (4 gear) in the 100 cc segment analysis, as the theme is mileage and I hope it is one of the top mileage bikes.

  19. kashyap 3 October 2013 at 7:11 pm Permalink

    100t can get up to 70 kmpl mileage on 40 kmph speed. It has nice performance and power.

  20. PULAKESHIN JOSHI 4 November 2013 at 1:11 pm Permalink

    I purchased the Hero Splendor Pro around 4 months back. I would like to know if this is a good bike for long ride with pillion rider. I read your analysis and found it was very helpful.

  21. aaaa 28 November 2013 at 2:31 pm Permalink

    discover 100t gives 72mileage in city roads awesome bike and power..love it

  22. amit 2 January 2014 at 7:15 am Permalink

    Where is Bajaj discover 100? What about discover 100? Why this is not enlisted here? is this bike bad? i am confused? Which one is perfect? Cause all bikes have atleast 1 fault!

  23. D.Goppinath 4 January 2014 at 3:48 pm Permalink

    I so many time confused regarding better 100 cc bike company.Now I have cleared mind. Thank u.

  24. Nadimshuvo 4 February 2014 at 12:52 pm Permalink

    i should buy a Yamaha crux…… lolz ! :p

  25. n.meher 16 June 2014 at 5:35 pm Permalink

    Please tell me the maximum mileage of Splendor Pro.

  26. arun 4 August 2014 at 3:28 am Permalink

    honda is the most reliant,engine long living,low maintainance,fuel efficient bikes,dream neo give 65-70 kmpl at average speed of 50-60 kmph.bajaj,tvs,are craps because not stable engine.if u use it for 1 or 2 years it will get no resale value.honda bikes have good resale value even after 5 years.dont go for craps.belive in the best.

  27. gaurav 20 November 2014 at 3:03 am Permalink

    I make a plan to a new average commuter bike top mileage bike please suggest me if you can

  28. Sourov 18 December 2014 at 7:08 am Permalink

    Which is better between Mahindra Pantero & Bajaj Platina.
    plz inform me.

  29. parmod 19 February 2015 at 8:28 am Permalink

    Sir i wish to buy honda cb twister plz tell me that this bike is good or bad becose at internet i read so many negative things for cb twister….plz tell me …

  30. kaa;l 26 June 2015 at 8:29 am Permalink

    guys i m getting insane mileage of 132 kmpl in splendour plus !!


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