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Best 110cc commuter bikes in India-Prices, Mileage, Specs, Variants and Features

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By Tijo Tenson - Content Writer Apr 23 2020 Share this blog

The commuter segment of motorcycles is what drives the nation. This bunch of motorcycles are the most sold two-wheelers in India and for very strong reasons. People go for these motorcycles for the immense value for money and outstanding mileage figures.

An engine that can take a beating, comfortable seating for both the rider and the pillion and once in a week fuel top-up makes this segment the most trustworthy one. And most of the customers who go for these motorcycles are from Rural India who are very conservative and these two-wheelers fit right into their comfort zone. We have compiled a list of the best available 110cc commuter motorcycles in India currently.

Hero Splendor iSmart

Probably the oldest and well-known nameplate in India, “Splendor” is what shaped the two-wheeler revolution in India, especially in Rural India. It was the successor of Hero Honda CD100 which happened way back in 1994 and it's still here!

2020 hero splendor ismart side view

The latest iteration was launched in 2014 and is named the Splendor iSmart. TheSplendor is now in its most advanced formand is priced at Rs.67,100 and comes with a 113.2cc fuel-injected engine that comes coupled to an all-down 4-speed gearbox. Performance is commendable and can run all day long without breaking a sweat.

Engine

113.2cc air-cooled single-cylinder

Fuel System

Fuel Injection

Transmission

4-Speed

Power

8.97 bhp@ 7500 RPM

Torque

9.89 Nm@ 5500 RPM

Top Speed 

87 KMPH

Mileage(ARAI)

61 KMPL

Fuel Tank Capacity

9.5 litres

Brakes

Disc/Drum

The notable feature in the Splendor iSmart is the i3S technology which is a smart Start/Stop system which detects clutch motion to cut off the ignition when standing. This system is useful in city rides with frequent traffic stops.

Hero Passion Pro

Passion Pro is another impressive motorcycle which shares the stable with Hero Splendor iSmart. It shares the same engine platform but the engine is slightly smaller in size and has also been programmed differently. Passion Pro is slated to provide with a more fuel-efficient ride as it is evident from its mileage of 84 KMPL as opposed to Splendor iSmart with 61 KMPL. The difference is drastic and that makes all of the difference.

2020 hero passion pro front third quarter view

Power delivery is linear in the Passion Pro and is priced from Rs. 57,100 to Rs. 67,190 and is available in three variants with the variation being in braking setup and inclusion of i3S technology.

Engine

110cc air-cooled single-cylinder

Fuel System

Fuel Injection

Transmission

4-Speed

Power

9.0 bhp@ 7500 RPM

Torque

9.79 Nm@ 5000 RPM

Top Speed 

90 KMPH

Mileage

84 KMPL

Fuel Tank Capacity

10 litres

Brakes(Front/Rear)

Drum/Drum and Disc/Drum

It has undergone a heavy design update and the 2020 Passion Pro is much more desirable with its muscular tank shrouds, redesigned taillight and a new semi-digital instrument cluster. The  Passion Pro is Hero’s smart move of providing people with an option if they are unhappy with any aspect of its Splendor iSmart.

Bajaj Platina 110 H Gear

Hero Splendor was undisputed for a long time as there weren’t many players in this segment and the remaining few struggled to cope up with the Splendor’s trustworthiness. Bajaj wants to change that and so it has pitched in thePlatina 110 H Gear. This is a special motorcycle as it is the only one of this lot that has a 5-Speed gearbox, albeit all go down.

2020 bajaj platina 110 h gear front third quarter view

2020 Bajaj Platina 110H Gear is priced at Rs. 59,802 and has a slew of interesting features on it which makes it stand apart from the rest. Its performance specs are listed below and the Platina has a more energetic riding experience due to the added gear. It is cheaper than Hero Splendor iSmart and can stand up to it in terms of reliability and after-sales support.

Engine

115.45cc air-cooled single cylinder

Fuel System

Electronic Injection

Transmission

5-Speed (All down)

Power

8.48 bhp@7000 RPM

Torque

9.81 Nm@5000 RPM

Top Speed 

90 KMPH

Mileage

80 KMPL

Fuel Tank Capacity

11 litres

Brakes(Front/Rear)

Disc/Drum

The Platina also comes with a semi-digital console that has a gear shift indicator and is the only bike which has gas reservoirs for the rear shocks.  An interesting trivia of how the suffix “H Gear” came into use is because Bajaj feels that the 5th gear in the Platina is for highway usage, thus the name.

TVS Star City Plus

People in India know of the Star City Plus because of M.S. Dhoni who is the brand ambassador for TVS. It is a well-rounded offering and provides for a very comfortable riding experience. 2020 TVS Star City Plus is priced at Rs. 62,034 for the mono-tone and Rs. 62,534 for dual-tone. The engine is refined and performance figures are comforting with the power and torque spread broadly across the rev-range.

2020 tvs star city plus front third quarter view

It is fuel injected but TVS has added a few extra tweaks to this system which helps you to ride smoothly in slow-moving traffic without any knocking. Star City Plus also comes with Synchronised Braking Technology(SBT) which is the same asHero Splendor's iSmart Integrated Braking System(IBS). Both the brakes engage simultaneously to avoid imbalance during sudden braking.

Engine

109.7cc air-cooled Duralife single cylinder

Fuel System

Eco-Thrust Fuel Injection

Transmission

4-Speed

Power

8.08 bhp@ 7350 RPM

Torque

8.7 Nm@4500 RPM

Top Speed 

90 KMPH

Mileage

86 KMPL

Fuel Tank Capacity

10 litres

Brakes(Front/Rear)

Drum/Drum

It is the first motorcycle in this segment to get an all-LED headlamp and also comes with an inbuilt charging socket. Rear suspension is 5-Step adjustable to give you the most comfortable riding dynamics.

TVS Radeon

TVS Radeon is the motorcycles with a retro vibe in this lot. It shares the same engine setup with that of TVS Star City Plus and so performance is the same. The differences are confined to looks and it makes a lot of difference.

2020 tvs radeon frnt third quarter view

2020 Radeon is priced from Rs. 58,992 and goes upto Rs. 64,992 among three variants differentiated on the braking setup. Only the top variant gets a front disc. When it comes to looks, it is the vibrant one of this lot. The most notable is its golden engine casing with “TVS” written in red. It can’t get any bolder than this!

Engine

109.7cc air-cooled Duralife single cylinder

Fuel System

Eco-Thrust Fuel Injection

Transmission

4-Speed

Power

8.08 bhp@ 7350 RPM

Torque

8.7 Nm@4500 RPM

Top Speed 

95 KMPH

Mileage

69 KMPL

Fuel Tank Capacity

10 litres

Brakes(Front/Rear)

Drum/Drum and Disc/Drum(ICOTY Edition)

The thigh pads on the tank gives it a muscular look and contrasting stitched brown seat cover looks premium on this commuter. But this neo-retro treatment is only for the top variant which is named as the “Commute Bike of the Year”.

TVS Victor

TVS Victor is also an old nameplate which was launched in 2001. It had a few ups and downs but now it's back in an all-new avatar. Victor is the most powerful offering in this bracket from TVS. It is priced from Rs. 54,042 and goes up to Rs. 59,602 and has the highest number of variants in this segment with six in total.

202o tvs victor front third quarter view

It gets tubeless tyres and also incorporates the Ecothrust technology which paves way for a knock free riding experience. By far, the widest seat in this segment is on the Victor which provides you with a comfortable seating position all day long.

Engine

109.7cc air-cooled single-cylinder

Fuel System

CV type Carburettor

Transmission

4-Speed

Power

9.46 bhp@7500 RPM

Torque

9.4 Nm@6000 RPM

Top Speed 

94 KMPH

Mileage

72 KMPL

Fuel Tank Capacity

8 litres

Brakes(Front/Rear)

Drum/Drum and Disc/Drum

TVS Victor also remains the sole offering in this segment to come with an LED DRL. The engine casing gets a similar treatment as the TVS Radeon and gets powder coated in a golden shade with “TVS” moulded in white.

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