Comprising the most in-demand motorcycle segment in India, 150 cc bikes in India are undergoing a massive revamp to cater to the needs of a newer, more demanding, generation of bikers. Once solely about mileage and comfort, the new range of 150 cc bikes are paying equal importance to design and power as well. The revolution which began with the Yamaha FZ-16, which stood out in a sea of dreary 150cc Pulsars and Discovers, has now spread through the ranks of Suzuki, Honda, and TVS. If you’re in the market for a new 150 cc bike, making the right choice can be a tad difficult. That’s why we’ve decided to round up the most prominent bikes in that segment so that you can decide which one is the best choice for you. Take a look:
Yamaha FZ-S Fi
The bike that started the trend of sporty and powerful 150 cc bikes, the latest iteration of the Yamaha FZ-S is powered by a 149 cc fuel-injected single cylinder engine that develops 13.1 bhp of power and 12.8 Nm of max torque. The design, with too many lines and edges that don’t really blend together, is a bit controversial but people seem to be liking it regardless.
Honda CB Hornet 160R
The Honda CB Hornet 160 R was one of the biggest surprises of last year. Honda’s out-of-the-blue release won widespread praise for its outstanding design which featured a lot of aggression and premium features. The 163 cc single-cylinder engine is, in typical Honda fashion, unbelievably smooth and produces 15.8 bhp and 14.8 Nm of power and torque which happen to be the highest figures in the segment.
The Suzuki Gixxer has been making waves in the Indian bike market and for good reason. Bearing the name of a legendary Suzuki bike, the new bike had to deliver on its expectations and it did so in style. A blend of solid engineering and a pleasing design have made it a crowd-favorite and its fantastic 155 cc engine with an output of 14.8 bhp and 14 Nm just adds to the charm.
TVS Apache RTR 160
TVS has been a thorn in Bajaj’s side since the earlier Pulsar days and it continues to release quality products at affordable prices. The TVS Apache RTR 160 remains true to its racing genes and is the top choice if outright sportiness is all that you desire. A stellar design complemented by a grunty 160 cc engine developing 15.2 bhp and 13.1 Nm, the Apache is the most value-for-money 150cc bike in India.
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150
An update to India’s largest selling 150 cc bike of all time, the new 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 promises to be a crowd-pleaser just like its predecessor. It showcases a tried-and-tested design but makes use of exciting graphics that the new Pulsars are known for. It also gets comfier seats and a refined engine that puts out 15.06 bhp of power and 12.5 Nm of max torque.
So here they are. The cream of the crop out of all the 150 cc bikes in India. Which one do you think is the best option to go for? Let us know in the comments below.