Honda Dream Yuga
The Dream Yuga is an updated, swankier version of the Dream Neo with a 110cc engine making 8.25bhp. Besides looking stylish with those catchy body graphics, it also boasts the legendary Honda refinement. But it falls short in terms of features – it’s all about pure functionality. Rs 54,542 (ex-showroom, Chennai).
Mahindra Centuro NXT
The Centuro NXT may offer lesser power and torque than the iSmart 110, but its USP is the abundance of car-like features, like a digital dashboard, an engine immobiliser, ‘find-me’ and ‘follow me home’ headlamps and a flip-open key fob. The Centuro is not only macho but also elegant, thanks to those twin golden ribs under the fuel tank. Rs 52,040 (ex-showroom, Chennai
Salman Khan’s endorsement may or may not be relevant to the Hayate’s sales. But the 9.3Nm of torque and 8.5bhp of power from its 113cc engine and the light 107kg kerbweight make this bike quick for its class. The neat, flowing lines make the strong performer modestly stylish too; definitely worth a test ride.
Rs 52,235 (ex-showroom, Chennai).
TVS Star City+
Star City+ comes with oodles of style including alloy wheels and robust construction. The engine dishes out figures standard for this segment and promises great fuel efficiency too. Added features include an econometer which tracks fuel efficient riding. It’s also the cheapest in this list! Rs 48,450 (ex-showroom, Chennai) Details: tvsstarcityplus.com