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.
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)
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.
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
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.