Lightweight Bikes in India
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At just 109 kg, this commuter bike from Bajaj is one of the lightest vehicles around. Apart from its lightweight, this vehicle comprises a four-stroke engine with a single-cylinder. Further, it is equipped with a manual 4-speed transmission. Owners of this bike can look forward to a top power of 8.1bhp and a peak torque of 8.05Nm.
In January 2020, the Bajaj CT 100 was named the Commuter Bike of the Year at the Droom Awards. (1)
Another bike that weighs just 109 kg, the Dream Neo from Honda boasts tubeless tyres, AHO and much more. Its air-cooled, single-cylinder engine is equipped with a 4-speed gearbox. Further, its peak power is limited to 8.31bhp, while it can produce a torque of 9.09Nm. Due to its light frame and powerful engine, this bike can reach top speeds of around 86kmph.
This vehicle was awarded the best economy motorcycle in the 2017 J.D Power Awards ceremony. (2)
If you are looking for low weight bikes in India, the Platina is another Bajaj offering that you can consider. A through and through commuter vehicle, this Platina model weighs just 108kg and offers enhanced comfort to riders, especially with its Comfortec technology.
Additional advanced features include fuel injection and a four-speed manual gearbox. This bike can generate a maximum torque of 8.34Nm and a peak power of 7.8bhp.
This two-wheeler was the recipient of Bike of the Year award at the 2007 NDTV Profit bike India Awards. (3)
This 118 kg bike is another commuter option for Indian customers. It sports a single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, equipped with a 4-speed manual gearbox. This bike comes with disc brakes on its front wheels and drum brakes on the rear wheels.
You can expect a peak power rating 8.08bhp and a maximum torque of 8.7Nm from its engine. It is also available in eight distinct colour options, each giving a different look to the two-wheeler.
The Hero Splendor Plus is one of the most popular bikes in the 100cc segment. This is primarily due to its superior handling and fuel economy. At just 109 kg, its weight is the primary reason for the bike’s impressive on-road performance.
Other distinct features of this motorcycle are drum brakes on the rear and front wheels. The Splendor Plus is fitted with a 4-speed transmission. Its motor is capable of producing 7.8bhp of power and 8.05Nm torque.
Yet another Hero vehicle in this list of the lightest bikes in India, the HF Deluxe is a conventional commuter bike. While it may be lacking a stylish design and advanced features, it is a truly spectacular specimen when it comes to riding comfort and mileage.
Additionally, the new model of this bike comes with a fuel-injection system that replaces the carburettor fuel delivery. This further enhances its fuel economy.
The HF Deluxe is available in five colour varieties. Peak torque and power is limited to 8.05Nm and 7.8bhp, respectively.
Honda’s premium offering in the 110cc segment, the Honda Livo’s kerb weight is just around 111kg. Attractive features of this bike include tubeless tyres, alloy wheels and front disc brakes.
Customers can also opt for an optional CBS version for increased riding security. The engine of this bike can generate around 8.31bhp of power and 9.09Nm of torque.
This vehicle was named the ‘Bike of the Year’ in the 125cc category in the 2015 ZigWheels Awards. (4)
The Passion Pro i3s prevents increased fuel consumption using two methods. The first is through the implementation of the i3s start-stop engine technology. The second way to ensure fuel economy is by keeping its body light, at just 115kg.
The single-cylinder motor powering this bike can produce max torque of around 8Nm and peak power of 8.2bhp. At present, this vehicle is available in eight colour options.
One of the lightest bikes in India, the XL 100 is actually a moped that primarily aids in carrying heavy goods. The vehicle itself is just 89 kg and offers an automatic gearbox.
While this two-wheeler is not meant for commuters, it, nonetheless, sports a powerful engine. At its peak, this moped can reach powers of 4.4bhp at 6000rpm and a max torque of 6.5Nm at 3500rpm.
An off-road offering from Suzuki, the DR-Z50 is completely distinct from all other names on this list. Weighing in at just around 54 kg, this is an entry-level mini bike. Aimed at young riders, who are interested in honing their riding skills, this bike is powered by an air-cooled, single-cylinder engine.
Additionally, it is equipped with a manual 3-speed transmission. When it comes to the colour varieties, Suzuki currently offers this vehicle in just one shade – Championship Yellow.
Before buying a two-wheeler, one should outline their priorities from such a vehicle. Lightest bikes in India may offer impressive mileage, but lack in many other respects.
For instance, those looking for increased horsepower or torque output from their bikes should steer clear of lightweight bikes.
Nevertheless, if you seek the best handling and fuel economy, the above-listed bikes are the best options for you.