Lightweight bikes, as the name suggests, are compact two–wheelers which are ideal for everyday commute. They consume less fuel, offer excellent mileage, and are perfect for navigating busy city traffic. These motorcycles are easy to maintain and come with an affordable price tag. In this article, we have compiled a list of the best lightweight two–wheelers in India.Best Lightweight Motorcycles in India
- Bajaj CT 100
The Bajaj CT 100 commuter bike from Bajaj has a kerb weight of 109 kg, i.e. the weight of the bike without any occupants. Besides being lightweight, this two–wheeler comprises a four–stroke engine with a single–cylinder and is equipped with a manual 4–speed transmission. The bike has a 102–cc engine displacement that can facilitate a fuel capacity of up to 75 kmpl.
- TVS Star City
The TVS Star City comes in two brake variants, the drum and the disc. The drum variant weighs 115 kg, while the disc variant weighs 116 kg. Its 5–step adjustable hydraulic rear shock absorbers offer a comfortable ride, regardless of the road conditions. Engine specifications include 8.08 bhp power and 109.7 cc displacement with fuel efficiency ranging from 68 to 86 kmpl.
- Honda Unicorn
The Honda Unicorn has a kerb weight of 140 kg. Its features include mono–shock suspension, a long wheelbase and a long seat. The Side Stand Engine Cut–off Technology cuts the ignition if you put the bike in gear while on the side stand. Its 162.7 cc engine displacement can offer a mileage of around 60 kmpl. These features make the Unicorn an ideal bike for short– and long–distance travel.
- TVS Jupiter
The TVS Jupiter has emerged as a preferred lightweight motorcycle in India for daily commute. Weighing 107 kg, the Jupiter is equipped with a 109.7 cc single cylinder, 4–stroke engine. It has a 2L glove box for charging your phone. The under–seat storage has an additional lockable safe box. The fuel economy of the TVS Jupiter ranges anywhere between 50 to 65 kmpl.
- Bajaj Platina
The Bajaj Platina comes in two variants, the Platina 100 and Platina 110. The Platina 100 with drum brakes has a kerb weight of 117 kg and has a 102–cc engine capacity, whereas the Platina 110 weighs 119 kg with 115.45 cc engine displacement. Both variants offer fuel efficiency ranging from 70 to 100 kmpl.
- Suzuki Access 125
The Suzuki Access is a popular lightweight scooter. Its alloy drum model weighs 103 kg, while the steel drum model weighs 104 kg. The Access 125 Ride connect edition is equipped with a Bluetooth–enabled console that displays navigation, over–speeding warning, missed call alerts, etc. It uses a 4–stroke, 1–cylinder and 124 cc engine capacity. The average fuel economy ranges from 48 to 52 kmpl.
Irrespective of which lightweight bike you purchase, you must invest in bike insurance. Your bike insurance policy covers the costs of vehicle damages and bodily injuries occurring from accidents and other roadside incidents. While you must mandatorily purchase third–party limited liability insurance, you can enhance your coverage with a comprehensive bike insurance plan.Disclaimer: The above information is indicative in nature. For more details on the risk factor, terms and conditions, please refer to the Sales Brochure and Policy Wordings carefully before concluding a sale.