Hero MotoCorp's Splendor iSmart has emerged as the world's most fuel efficient bike, beating Bajaj's Platina 100ES.
The latest fuel efficiency (FE) values, certified by the central government's International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT) revealed Hero's Splendor iSmart delivered a mileage of 102.5 kmpl, as reported by The Economic Times.
The Splendor iSmart, which comes equipped with stop-and-start i3S technology, made its India debut last year.
The i3S technology automatically shuts the engine when idling and turns it on when needed with just one click. The bike comes with 97.2cc cc air-cooled, 4-Stroke Single Cylinder OHC engine, which can churn out a power of 5.74 KW (7.8 Ps) at 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 0.82 Kg-m (8.04 N-M) @ 4500 rpm.
The Splendor iSmart has been priced at ₹47,250 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the Splendor franchise also includes models such as Splendor +, Splendor Pro and Super Splendor (125cc).
With the latest mileage figure, Hero Splendor iSmart has taken away the title of the world's most fuel efficient bike from Bajaj's Platina ES.
In 2015, Bajaj rolled out its 2015 Plantina ES, a commuter motorcycle in its refreshed style and design, with a mileage of 96.9 kmpl as per ARAI testing. Powered by 102cc Single cylinder, 2-valve, DTS-I with ExhausTEC engine that can pump out a power of 8.2 ps @ 7500 rpm and peak torque of 8.6 Nm @ 5000 RPM.