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Top 5 bikes under 70000 in India- Pros, Cons, Prices, Mileage, Specs and Features

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By Tijo Tenson - Content Writer Apr 24 2020 Share this blog

Commuter bikes are the most sold two-wheelers in India due to its impressive value for money proposition and mileage figures. These motorcycles are the choice of people in Rural India and in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities which gives them a pocket-friendly ride. Here are the top 5 commuter bikes available in India under Rs. 70,000 and its pros and cons. 

Hero Passion Pro 110

2020 hero passion pro front third quarter view

Hero has been the go-to brand for commuter bikes for the last two decades. They have dominated the lower commuter segment and still stands strong. Hero Passion Pro 110 has been updated for 2020 and comes with a fresh list of features. It is one of the best options if you are in the market for a bike under Rs. 70,000.

Pros

Cons

Fuel-saving i3S technology

Poor headlight intensity

Tubeless tyres

Vibrations at high RPMs

Alloy wheels

Dull acceleration

It is priced from Rs. 57,100 and is powered by a fuel-efficient 110cc engine that pumps out enough power to keep you going all day. Another important feature in this segment is the fuel economy which is also in the top with 84 KMPL. It comes in three variants with the differences being in the braking as i3S technology setup.

Price

Rs. 57,100-67,190

Engine

110cc air-cooled single-cylinder

Fuel System

Fuel Injection

Gearbox

4-Speed

Power

9.0 bhp@ 7500 RPM

Torque

9.79 Nm@ 5000 RPM

Top speed

90 KMPH

Fuel tank capacity

10 litres

Brakes

Drum/Drum and Disc/Drum

Mileage(ARAI)

84 KMPL

It includes unique features like the i3S technology which helps conserve fuel by cutting off the ignition when not needed. The top variants also come with a Disc/Drum brake setup which adds to its riding confidence.

Bajaj Platina 110 H Gear

2020 bajaj platina h gear front third quarter view

Bajaj is a homegrown automaker who provides for cheap and reliable commuter motorcycles. The Platina 110 is a long-standing contender in this segment and is the only bike with a 5-Speed gearbox. It is but on the pricey side with close to Rs. 60,000.

Pros

Cons

Impressive fuel economy

Pricey as compared to the competition

5-Speed Gearbox


Comfortable seating


Bajaj Platina 110 H Gear has one of the most comfortable seats in this lot and can help you stay comfortable all day long due to its area and cushioning. The linear performance helps it return a commendable mileage figure of 80 KMPL. But the addition of features like the 5-Speed gearbox has made it a pricey competitor.

Price

Rs. 59,802

Engine

115.45cc air-cooled single cylinder

Fuel System

Electronic Injection

Gearbox

5-Speed (All down)

Power

8.48 bhp@7000 RPM

Torque

9.81 Nm@5000 RPM

Top speed

90 KMPH

Fuel tank capacity

11 litres

Brakes

Disc/Drum

Mileage(ARAI)

80 KMPL

Platina 110 also has the largest engine in this lot with a displacement of 115cc. The large 11 litres fuel tank even helps you take on the highways with ease. The added gear helps it achieve higher a higher top speed of 90 KMPH despite having lesser power.

TVS Sport

2020 tvs sport front third quarter view

TVS Sport is the bike with the largest footprint in this segment. This makes it an attention seeker on the roads and its dual-tone paint tone adds to the looks. It is the cheapest commuter in this lot and is a value for money proposition.

Pros

Cons

Comfortable seating position

Poor quality of switchgear

Extremely reliable engine 

Poor resale value

Distracting vibrations at top speeds


The larger size gives it a more comfortable riding posture with a good cushion uni-seat. TVS makes reliable engines and the Sport gets a 109.7cc air-cooled engine that is good for over 8 bhp and 8.7 Nm. It is priced at an impressive Rs. 51,750 and comes in both kicker and self-start variant.

Price

Rs. 51,750(Kick Start)/ Rs.58,925(Self Start)

Engine

109.7cc air-cooled spark ignition single cylinder

Fuel System

Fuel Injection

Gearbox

4-Speed

Power

8.18 bhp@7350 RPM

Torque

8.7 Nm@4500 RPM

Top speed

90 KMPH

Fuel tank capacity

10 litres

Brakes

Drum/Drum

Mileage(ARAI)

95 KMPL

TVS Sport has the best mileage in this segment without compromising on performance. This is possible because of the company's EcoThrust technology which uses fuel injection to optimise the engine performance to provide the best mileage possible. The only downside is that it doesn’t offer a disc/drum setup.

TVS Radeon

2020 tvs radeon front third quarter view

TVS Radeon is a bike which has a lot of retro styling. It is one of its kind and is a head-turner. There are a lot of modern features that help the Radeon stand apart from the bunch which includes LED DRLs and an inbuilt USB charging port.

Pros

Cons

LED DRLs

Rear drum brakes are dull

USB charging port

Hard tyres steal you of confidence

Side stand indicator


Synchronized Braking System


The seating is comfortable and its contrasting brown texture looks premium. It is priced from Rs. 58,992 and comes in three variants which also includes two variants named as “Commuter Bike of the Year”! This bike also uses TVS EcoThrust technology to extract impressive mileage figures, 69 KMPL to be precise.

Price

Rs. 58,992-64,992

Engine

109.7cc air-cooled Duralife single cylinder

Fuel System

Eco-Thrust Fuel Injection

Gearbox

4-Speed

Power

8.08 bhp@ 7350 RPM

Torque

8.7 Nm@4500 RPM

Top speed

95 KMPH

Fuel tank capacity

10 litres

Brakes

Drum/Drum and Disc/Drum(ICOTY Edition)

Mileage(ARAI)

69 KMPL

Power is ample and the 109.7cc engine is smooth and reliable which makes the Radeon a well-rounded bike. Its looks are unique and have an impressive fit and finish for the price point. Poor choice of tyres and dull brakes, however, takes away from its riding.

TVS Victor

2020 tvs victor front third quarter view

“Victor” is a long-standing nameplate only second to “Splendor”. It is a muscular motorcycle and has the most powerful engine of this lot. Its performance is linear and helps at being a strong cruiser due to its reliable engine and comfortable seating.

Pros

Cons

Brakes have an impressive bite

Quality of body panels is sub-par

Impressive looks for the price point

Poor mileage figures

Powerful engine

Carburettor system

TVS has cut a few corners to price it aggressively from Rs. 54,042 and this has caused a few quality issues with the body panels. But it remains an impressive value for money bike in this segment. The 109.7cc air-cooled engine pumps out an impressive 9.46 bhp and 9.4 Nm which helps it achieve an impressive speed of 94 KMPH.

Price

Rs. 54,042-59,602

Engine

109.7cc air-cooled single-cylinder

Fuel System

CV type Carburettor

Gearbox

4-Speed

Power

9.46 bhp@7500 RPM

Torque

9.4 Nm@6000 RPM

Top speed

94 KMPH

Fuel tank capacity

8 litres

Brakes

Drum/Drum and Disc/Drum

Mileage(ARAI)

72 KMPL

The added performance doesn’t decrease its efficiency as Victor provides with an ARAI certified 72 KMPL of mileage. The fuel tank is smaller at 8 litres despite its large footprint. A downside this setup is its carburettor set up when all of its competitors have fuel injection system.

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