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2018's top 5 fuel efficient 150-160cc bikes

Last updated on: July 03, 2018 17:35 IST

Nearly every motorcycle brand to offer at least one or two 150cc bikes in their line-up, with Honda going a step ahead by offering as many as four 150-160cc bikes.

The 150 cc bike segment is witnessing impressive growth in India.

This has inspired nearly every motorcycle brand to offer at least one or two 150cc bikes in their line-up, with Honda going a step ahead by offering as many as four 150-160cc bikes.

College-going youngsters and young corporate executives look for a powerful commuter with stylish looks and superior performance, alongside a satisfactory fuel performance particularly because of the all-time high fuel prices.

To make things easier for you, here is a list of 2018's most fuel-efficient 150cc bikes in India.    

1.   Suzuki Gixxer (64 kmpl)

Suzuki Gixxer

Photographs: Kind courtesy Suzuki Motorcycle India

The Gixxer's name is inspired by big brother 1.0L GSX1000R's nickname.

This muscular-looking, well-sculpted street bike takes the #1 spot in terms of certified mileage.

Its sales numbers corroborate its popularity among the youth.

The Gixxer also has a powerful motor with exceptionally good NVH levels and the best handling in its segment. 

Engine 154.9cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke 2V SOHC
Power 14.8 PS @ 8000 rpm
Torque 14 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed
Top Speed 115 km/h
Tyres 100/80 – 17 Tubeless (F) & 140/60 – R 17 Radial Tubeless (R)
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs 77,650 – Rs 81,926
 

2.   Honda CB Unicorn 160 (62 kmpl)

Honda CB Unicorn 160

Photographs: Kind courtesy Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

The Honda Unicorn 150 has been a popular choice for buyers looking for wholesome power and comfort, both for the rider as well as the person seated on the pillion.

The Unicorn 160 replicates the same, but with additional power and a youthful appearance.

It features a digital meter console, aerodynamic front visor with AHO, mono-shock suspension for superior handling, elegant muffler for better vibration levels and a patent Combi Brake System.

This no-frills powerful commuter stands at No 2 in the list of fuel efficient 150cc bikes. 

Engine 162.71cc, air cooled, 4-stroke SI
Power 14 PS @ 8000 rpm
Torque 13.92 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed
Top Speed 106 km/h
Tyres 80/100 – 17 Tubeless (F) & 110/80 – 17 Tubeless (R)
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs 74,618 – Rs 77,066

 

3.   Bajaj V15 (57 kmpl)

Bajaj V15

Photographs: Kind courtesy Bajaj Auto

The elder sibling of the Vikrant aka 'V' duo (V12 & V15), the Bajaj V15 has a refined DTS-i motor unit.

Dubbed as the 'urban cruiser', the V15 is equipped with features such as the widest tyres in the segment, powerful headlamps, a stylish back seat, a premium instrument console and classic LED tail lamps.

Despite being a one-of-its-kind 150cc bike, it is economically priced.

The Bajaj V15 is only available in a sole variant. 

Engine 149.5cc, DTS-I single cylinder, air cooled, 4-stroke
Power 12 PS @ 7500 rpm
Torque 12.7 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed
Top Speed 109 km/h
Tyres 90/90 – 18 Tubeless (F) & 120/80 – 16 Tubeless (R)
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs 65,178

 

4.   Hero Xtreme Sports (50 kmpl)

Hero Xtreme Sports

Photographs: Kind courtesy Hero MotoCorp

With theXtreme 'Sports' version, Hero MotoCorp has tried to fix the flaws of the earlier Hero Xtreme model by adding more power and refinement.

This bike performs well in traffic-clogged city conditions and on long routes as well, thanks to better ride quality and handling.

Compared to its sibling, the initial acceleration is brisker and it carries better NVH levels.

Hero Xtreme Sports is offered in two variants. 

Engine 149.2cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, OHC
Power 15.82 PS @ 8500 rpm
Torque 13.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed
Top Speed 107 km/h
Tyres 80/100 – 18 Tubeless (F) & 110/90 – 18 Tubeless (R)
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs 78,700 – Rs 80,700

 

5.   TVS Apache 160 RTR (45 kmpl)

TVS Apache 160 RTR

Photographs: Kind courtesy TVS Motor

There is a tie at the No 5 position with the TVS Apache 160 RTR and the Yamaha FZ FI V 2.0, both offering similar fuel efficiency.

The Apache 160 RTR is a serious performer and a true racing machine.

It has one of the highest power outputs in the segment, while the low kerb weight of 137 kgs makes it a great sprinter.

With its exceptional power delivery, it can be used on the track. At the same time, its fairly relaxed riding position allows it to be used every day as well.

The Apache 160 RTR can be rated as the fastest 160cc bike on Indian roads.

Engine 159.7cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, SI
Power 15.82 PS @ 8500 rpm
Torque 13.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed
Top Speed 118 km/h
Tyres 90/90 – 17 Tubeless (F) & 110/80 – 17 Tubeless (R)
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs 78,715 – Rs 82,044

 

Yamaha FZ FI V 2.0 (45 kmpl)

Yamaha FZ FI V 2.0

Photographs: Kind courtesy YAMAHA Motor India

When it comes to aggressive and bold styling, there is no answer to the FZ in this segment.

Yamaha uses its class-leading 'Blue Core' engine concept.

The V2 of the FZ comes integrated with modern elements such as wide tubeless radial tyres, rear tyre fender, skid-free split seat, digital gauges and mono cross suspension.

ENGINE 149cc, air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Power 13.2 PS @ 8000 rpm
Torque 12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed
Top Speed 112 km/h
Tyres 100/80 – 17 (F) & 140/60 – R 17 Radial Tubeless (R)
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs 83,042 – Rs 86,042

Note: All the above-mentioned mileage figures are ARAI certified.

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