Cheapest BS6-compliant Two-wheelers That You Can Buy Right Now: Bajaj CT100 BS6, Hero HF Deluxe BS6 & More!
Want to go green but held back by a tight budget? Well, check out these two-wheelers
It’s no secret that the addition of emission controlling equipment and, in some cases, the switch to fuel injection to comply with upcoming BS6 emission norms, have driven up prices of most two-wheelers sold in the country. Thanks to these measures, the baseline prices of all two-wheelers have gone up. If you’re under a tight budget but are on the lookout for a BS6-compliant bike or scooter, here are the cheapest options available in the market right now:
Hero Pleasure Plus BS6 Price: Rs 54,800
At Rs 54,800 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Hero Pleasure Plus BS6 is the most affordable BS6-compliant scooter in the country. Hero claims the BS6-compliant fuel-injected scooter offers 10 per cent more mileage as well as 10 per cent better acceleration compared to the BS4-compliant Pleasure Plus. Of course, these advantages come at a premium. The BS6-compliant scooter is dearer than the BS4 model by Rs 6,300.
The scooter generates 8.11PS at 7000rpm and 8.7Nm at 5500rpm. Apart from the BS6-compliant motor, the scooter remains mechanically the same. Even externally, it looks pretty similar to the BS4 version save for the small chrome garnishing on the side panels and a 3D logo.
Hero HF Deluxe BS6: Rs 55,925
The Hero HF Deluxe BS6 was India’s first BS6-compliant 100cc motorcycle. It costs Rs 55,925 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base variant. Hero has managed to make the age-old 100cc sloper engine BS6 compliant by equipping it with a fuel injection system. This makes it around Rs 8,500 dearer than the BS4 bike. Hero claims the motorcycle offers 9 per cent higher mileage than the BS4 version.
The motorcycle produces 8PS (down by 0.3PS) and 8.05Nm (unchanged compared to the BS4 model). Hero has kept the underpinnings intact. However, to make the bike look fresh, the brand has equipped it with new graphics and colours.
Platina 100 BS6 Price: Rs 47,264
The kick-start version of the Bajaj Platina 100 BS6 is priced at Rs 47,264 (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes the motorcycle dearer than its BS4-compliant counterpart by Rs 6,368. Powering the motorcycle is a 102cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which generates 7.9PS at 8.34Nm.
Bajaj has equipped the motorcycle with an electronic carburettor. This system measures the exhaust gases and adjusts the airflow electronically. This coupled with the lack of an electric starter motor also contributes to its competitive pricing.
TVS XL100 Heavy Duty iTS BS6 Price: Rs 42,544
The TVS XL100 Heavy Duty iTS BS6 costs Rs 42,544 (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes it the second most affordable BS6-compliant two-wheeler in the country. While the specifications haven’t been revealed yet, expect its output figures to go down slightly in favour of cleaner emissions. The BS4-compliant, 99.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor pumps out 4.35PS and 6.5Nm.
Compared to the corresponding BS4-compliant variant, it is just Rs 2,490 dearer. It could be possible that TVS has gone the e-Carb route like the Bajaj CT100 BS6 as well as the Platina 100 BS6.
Bajaj CT100 BS6 Price: Rs 40,794
At Rs 40,794 (ex-Delhi) for the kick start variant, the Bajaj CT100 BS6 is by far the most affordable BS6-compliant two-wheeler that you can buy in the country. Bajaj has been able to keep the prices under control by using an electronic carburettor instead of a proper, closed-loop fuel-injection system like in the Platina 100 BS6.
The bike comes with a 102cc, air-cooled engine which generates 7.9PS and 8.34Nm. It comes with a claimed top speed of 90kmph. Underpinnings include a telescopic front fork with 125mm of wheel travel and SNS (Spring N Spring) dual shock absorbers at the rear with 100mm of travel. Compared to the BS4-compliant CT100, this motorcycle commands a premium of Rs 6,797.