Best 150cc Bikes in India.

When it comes to the 150cc motorcycle segment, there are quite a lot of options from which we can choose from. Each bike from different manufacturer has its own set of positive and negative points. A very warm welcome to our readers at MOTORBHAI, in yet another blog of ours.

We hope you are in pink of your health and doing extremely fine, today we will help you decide the top 5 best 150cc motorcycle present in the Indian market from various manufacturers, according to your needs. So without further wasting any time let’s get started.

 

#1 Yamaha V3 R15

One of the most aggressive looking and also one of the most powerful bike in the 150cc segment, The Yamaha V3 R15 is definitely a head turner with its aggressive fairing sports bike looks. You cannot mistake it for anything else. This motorcycle has been on a sale for quite a long time now, and it recently received a mild facelift with its upgrade to the BS6 norms. The Yamaha V3 R15 is powered by liquid cooled 155cc  SOHC single cylinder Fuel injected engine which puts out a maximum power of 18.6PS @10,000RPM  and a maximum torque of [email protected] Also comes with Yamaha’s Variable Valve actuation technology.

The Yamaha V3 R15 turns out to be the perfect bike for those who are looking for daily commuting but also want their machine to be used at the track occasionally. As it has the perfect balance of ride & handling. Gets Dual channel ABS for better handling and safety. On the fuel efficiency part, it can return you anywhere around 43-45KMPL and even 55KMPL if driven more sedately. With all these characteristics the Yamaha V3 R15 proves to be a great all round motorcycle which has great driving dynamics, performance and efficiency but also to keep in mind that it is not cheap at  1,50,000 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Technical specifications

Displacement: 155cc

Max Power: [email protected] 10,000rpm

Max torque: 14.1Nm @8500rpm

Mileage: 42 KMPL

Kerb Weight: 142 Kgs

Cylinders: 1

Fuel Tank capacity: 11 liters

Transmission type: Manual

Front brake type and size: Disc, 282mm

Rear brake type and size: Disc, 220mm

Wheelbase: 1325mm

Overall Length: 1990mm

Overall Width:  725mm

Ground clearance: 170mm

Front suspension: Telescopic

Rear suspension: Mono cross (Link suspension)

Pros

  1. Great Engine Performance along with ride & handling
  2. Sporty looks, eye catcher.

Cons

  1. Seating position could be tiring for some , build quality could be better

Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) : ₹1,50,000

 

 

 

#2 Suzuki Gixxer

The Suzuki Gixxer was launched way back in 2014, and from then it has been one of the most successful bikes for Suzuki, Powered by a 155cc single cylinder, fuel injected engine, which churns out 13.6PS @ 8000RPM and 13.8Nm torque. Although there has been a slight drop in the performance due to BS-6 upgradation of which it got updated in 2019, it is neglible. The ergonomics are spot- on on  this bike, and the brakes are one of the best in the segment. With its 2019 update this bike got some new features which include New Headlamp and instrumental cluster, New Alloys, LED tail lamps, ABS, New Alloys, and split seats to name a few.

The Suzuki Gixxer proves to be a great commuter bike for those looking for a comfortable ride in the city which has great looks.

Technical specifications

Displacement: 155cc

Max Power: 13.6PS @ 8000rpm

Max torque: 13.8 [email protected] 6000rpm

Mileage: 45-55Kmpl

Kerb Weight: 141 Kgs

Cylinders: 1

Fuel Tank capacity: 12 liters

Transmission type: Manual

Front brake type: Disc

Rear brake type: Disc

Wheelbase: 1335mm

Overall Length: 2020mm

Overall Width: 800mm

Ground clearance: 160mm

Front suspension: Telescopic

Rear suspension: Swing arm

Pros

  1. Smooth and refined engine
  2. Great ergonomics
  3. Looks

Cons

  1. Ride quality

 

Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) :  1.16 Lakh

 

#3 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a great 160cc commuter bike which is quick and looks extremely good as well! It has been the arch rival of the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 and it has given it a good competition over the years. With its BS6 update, this bike now gets a new headlamp set up with a dual pod LED set up. Although the power figures have gone slightly down after the BS6 update , it still remains one of the most value for money product. Comes with single channel ABS for a better handling and enhanced safety. Special mention to its dual barrel exhaust which sounds one of the best in its segment. Powering the Apache RTR 160 4v is a 159.7cc single cylinder 4 stroke air-cooled engine which puts out maximum power of 16.02PS @8450 RPM and a peak torque of 14.12 NM @7250RPM.

The Apache RTR 160 4V is a great option for those who want a commuter bike, with the best balance of tech ,performance and great looks. The engine is also very refined and equally responsive as well. Comes in two variants :

 

  • TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Drum (Single Disc brake)
  • TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Disc (Dual Disc brakes)

 

 

Technical specifications

Displacement: 159.7cc

Max Power: [email protected]

Max torque:  14.12 [email protected]

Mileage: 45-50KMPL

Kerb Weight:  149 Kgs

Cylinders: 1

Fuel Tank capacity: 12 liters

Transmission type:  manual

Front brake type and size: Disc, 270mm

Rear brake type and size: Disc, 200mm

Wheelbase: 1300 mm

Overall Length: 2035 mm

Overall Width: 790 mm

Ground clearance: 180 mm

Front Suspension:  Telescopic forks with hydraulic dampers

Rear Suspension:  Monotube inverted gas – filled shox with spring aid

Pros

  • Smoothest and one of the most refined engines
  • Looks
  • Great ride quality thanks to softer suspension

 

Cons

  • Brakes could have been better

 

Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) :  ₹1,07,000-1,10,000

 

#4 FZ V3

The Yamaha FZ is the bike which helped Yamaha in increasing its shares in the Indian motorcycle segment when it was launcinjehed in 2008. It has the naked sports bike look to it which attracts eyeballs and makes for a key selling point. Powered by a 149cc, fuel cted engine which is now BS6 compliant, it produces 12.2BHP & 13.6 Nm of power and torque respectively. It has telescopic fork suspension at the front and 7 step adjustable mono cross suspension at the rear with both front and rear disc brakes for a great ride. Now even gets ABS for a safer ride! Comes in two variants,

  • FZS – Fi Dark Knight edition
  • FZS Vintage Edition

The FZ V3 is a sensible choice for people who are looking for good looking bike, which has a great riding position and is overall a great 150cc bike.

 

Technical specifications

Displacement: 149cc

Max Power: 12.2 bhp @ 7,250 rpm

Max torque: 13.6 Nm @5,500 rpm

Mileage: 45 Kmpl

Kerb weight: 137 Kg

Cylinders: 1

Fuel Tank capacity: 13 Liters

Transmission type: Chain Drive

Front brake type and size: Disc, 282 mm

Rear brake type and size: Disc, 220 mm

Wheelbase: 1,330mm

Overall Length: 1,990 mm

Overall Width: 790 mm

Ground clearance: 165mm

Front Suspension: Telescopic Fork

Rear Suspension: 7 step adjustable Mono cross suspension

Pros

  1. Great riding position
  2. Fuel efficiency
  3. Looks

 

Cons

  1. Build Quality
  2. Little bit on the pricier side

Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) : ₹1,08,00-₹1,10,000

 

#5 Bajaj Pulsar 150

The Bajaj Pulsar has been one of the most popular and successful bike in the Indian motorcycle segment, This bike has a strong fan following even today, and it is the highest selling motorcycle in the 150cc segment despite being so old. It was initially aimed at the people who are looking for a commuter bike which would be also fun to ride, but later different variants were introduced by Bajaj. This variant is powered by a 149.5 cc BS6 single cylinder, air cooled engine which puts out max power 14PS @ 8500Rpm and 13.25Nm Torque and now even comes with ABS.  Muscular styling, a value for money product, great fuel efficiency are some of its characteristics which help it stand out of competition and is loved by many motorcycling enthusiast.

The Bajaj still Pulsar 150 proves to be a great choice for those looking for a commuter bike which is great to ride and is very reliable, has a great service network and is comparatively cheaper to maintain.

Comes in three variants, which are

  • Pulsar 150 Neon ABS BS6
  • Pulsar 150 Single Disc ABS BS6
  • Pulsar 150 Twin Disc ABS BS6

 

Technical specifications

Displacement: 149.5cc

Max Power: 14PS @8500 rpm

Max torque: 13.25 Nm @6500rpm

Mileage: 50Kmpl

Kerb Weight: 150 Kgs

Cylinders: 1

Fuel Tank capacity: 15 liters

Transmission type: Manual

Front brake type and size: Disc, 280mm

Rear brake type and size: Disc, 230mm

Wheelbase: 1345mm

Overall Length: 2035mm

Overall Width: 750mm

Ground clearance: 165mm

Front Suspension: Telescopic,31mm conventional fork

Rear Suspension: twin shock absorber, gas filled with canister

Pros

  1. Reliabilty
  2. Performance

Cons

  1. Engine refinement and build quality
  2. Looks Dated

Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) : ₹94,246- ₹1,04,941

 

 

With this we hope we have helped you in finding the best 150cc segment bike available in Indian market today. If you have any doubt or query regarding any of the bike or you want to add up your suggestions, you are always welcome in the comments section below! Also don’t forget to check more of our information-filled articles here.

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