Riding a motorcycle to work has its benefits. With a bike, the mundane daily commute becomes much more enjoyable as you beat rush hour traffic. This makes your travel time more predictable. Parking space, in most cases, is not an issue.
Most of all, you save a lot on fuel expenses with a motorcycle. By how much? Here are the fuel efficiency numbers of the top 5 thriftiest bikes in the market so you can do the math yourself.
When pitted against other locally available motorcycles during an independent fuel-efficiency run, the Yamaha Sight got the best mileage at 129 kilometers per liter. The Sight has a 114 cc engine mated to an auto-clutch transmission.
Kawasaki Bajaj CT100
This entry bike in Kawasaki Bajaj’s CT series has a modest 99.27 cc engine. Still, it is robust enough to be used for commercial purposes, with a bit of tweaking on the sprocket ratio of its 4-speed manual transmission. In stock condition, the CT100 can achieve 93 kilometers to a liter.
The little bike that could. Designed for riders in rural areas, the TVS XL100 offers versatility and impressive cargo capacity. Yet, it has proven to be an ideal city commuter with its user-friendly 99.7 cc engine paired with a single-gear automatic transmission. While its fuel mileage claims vary between 80 and 67 kilometers per liter, the TVS XL100 still takes the 3rd spot in our fuel efficiency list.
Honda Wave RSX
Recently launched by Honda, the Wave RSX is the brand’s first fuel-injected model under the legendary Wave stable. Powered by a 109 cc engine with 4-speed rotary transmission, the Wave RSX is said to achieve 67.8 kilometers per liter.
Suzuki Raider J Crossover
Dubbed the average Juan’s adventure bike, the Raider J Crossover brings ruggedness and off-road capability into the mix. Its 113 cc mill can achieve 65.65 kilometers per liter, making the Raider J Crossover a suitable steed for daily adventures.
Despite our scooter-dominated industry, the commuter underbone remains relevant, especially during soaring pump prices. As far as fuel efficiency and thrifty commuting is concerned, the underbone is still king.
So which one excites you more, “kilometers per hour” or “kilometers per liter”?