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Top 12: India's best 150cc bikes!

June 02, 2014 17:49 IST

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Sagar Basandani

They’re fast, powerful, stylish and reliable -- check out the best bikes in the 150cc category.

Indian market is quickly moving towards the performance and power-freak motorcycle market but to reach there, they really need to surpass the 150cc segment and that is gradually heating up.

Motorcycles in this segment are quite feature full and are loaded with furious plus efficient mills.

We list out in no particular order, the machines that are available for the Indian population in feasible range are:

Hero MotoCorp Hunk

It is the most muscular motorcycle by Hero MotoCorp that came to being in 2007.

The machine still roars aggression and continues to be furious.

  • 4-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with the displacement of 149.2cc
  • Works with the 5-speed gearbox mated with the multiplate wet type clutch
  • Tuned to churn out the ultimate power of 14.4Ps at 8500rpm with ultimate torque of 12.8Nm at 6500rpm
  • Delivers a mileage up to 65kmpl
  • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and Swing arm with nitrox GRS (Gas reservoir suspension) at the rear
  • 240mm disc brake for the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear is standard and 220mm disc brake is optional for the rear
  • Tubeless tyres at both ends, wherein, 80/100 x 18-47 P is at the front and 100 / 90 x 18 -56 P is at the rear
  • Digital plus analogue instrument cluster, LED tail light, tank flaps
  • Two variants with a starting price of Rs 66,575 to Rs 69,575 (Ex-showroom price, Delhi)

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Hero MotoCorp Xtreme

  • Hero MotoCorp Xtreme is updated recently and has become more aggressive and dynamic in terms of both performance and appearance.
  • 149.2cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC, ATFT engine
  • 5-Speed constant mesh with multiplate wet type clutch
  • Generates the total power of 14.4Ps at 8500rpm and total torque of 12.8Nm at 6500rpm
  • Delivers around 65kmpl of mileage
  • Telescopic Hydraulic Type front suspension and Rectangular Swing Arm with 5 step Adjustable Gas Reservoir rear suspension
  • 240mm Disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear; 220mm rear disc as optional
  • Runs on 80 / 100 x 18 – 47 P front tyre and wider rear 110 / 90 x 18 - 61 P tyre
  • Integrated digital console, engine immobiliser, under seat mobile charger
  • Available in two-variants and price starts from Rs 66,275 to Rs 71,275 (Ex-showroom price, Delhi)

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Hero MotoCorp Achiever

Achiever is an elegant machine that is targeted towards the office-going men.

  • The bike has a mighty engine that performs pretty well.
  • Air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC, ATFT engine that displaces 149.2cc
  • Assisted with the 5-speed manual transmission that gets heal and toe shift for smoother transmission
  • Power of the motor is 13.4bhp at 8000rpm with the torque of 12.8Nm at 5000rpm
  • Mileage returned by the machine is about 65kmpl
  • Front- Telescopic Hydraulic Type suspension and Rear- Rectangular Swing Arm with 5-step Adjustable Gas Reservoir suspension
  • Optional front 240mm disc brake and standard 130mm drum brake at the front and rear, both tubeless with puncture endurance 2.75 x 18 – 42 P / 4 PR front tyre and 3.00 x 18 – 52 P / 6 PR rear tyre
  • Sporty muffler with steel cover
  • Price tag of Rs 58,575 (Ex-showroom price, Delhi)

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Honda CB Trigger

Honda CB Trigger is a naked sports bike that is brilliantly designed with futuristic and innovative features. 

  • 149.1cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine
  • 5-speed gearbox with 1-down and 4-up shifts
  • Dishes out the net power of 14bhp at 8500rpm with 12.5Nm at 6500rpm
  • Claims a mileage of 60kmpl
  • Telescopic front suspension and Mono-suspension at the rear
  • 240mm disc brake at the front and gets 220mm disc brake optional at the rear
  • Tubeless front 80/100-17 M/C 46P tyre and 110/80-17 M/C 57P tyre
  • Combi-brake system, Fully Digital instrument cluster
  • Comes in three variants: Base one costs Rs 72,964, mid one is for Rs 76119 and the top one is Rs 82,967 (Ex-showroom price, Delhi)

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Honda CB Unicorn

This one's the smoothest machine ever built in its segment.

Here's why:

  • 149.1cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine
  • 5-speed transmission with 1 down and rest up shift pattern
  • Produces superior power of 13.3bhp at 8000rpm along with 12.7Nm at 5500rpm
  • Claims a mileage of 60kmpl
  • Telescopic forks at the front and Advance Technology Mono-suspension at the rear
  • 240mm Disc brake for the front and 130mm drum brake for the rear
  • Tubetype 2.75x18 42P (4PR) front tyre and 100/90 - 18 56P rear tyre
  • Viscous air filter, puncture resistant Tuff-up tyres
  • Ex-showroom price, Delhi: Rs 63,208

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Bajaj Pulsar 150

One of the most consumed machines in its segment is Pulsar 150 and is designed to cater almost every personality in the country.

  • 4-stroke, DTS-i, air-cooled, single-cylinder with 149cc displacement
  • 5-speed transmission that does one down and rest up shifts
  • Most powerful machine as its maximum power is 15.06Ps at 9000rpm and peak torque is 12.5Nm at 6500rpm
  • Claims a mileage of 65kmpl
  • Telescopic, with anti-friction bush for the front and 5 way adjustable, Nitrox shock absorber for the rear
  • 240mm disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear
  • 2.75 - 17 inch tubeless front tyre and 100 / 90 - 17 inch tubeless rear tyre
  • Clip-on handlebar, analogue plus digital instrument cluster
  • Ex-showroom price of the bike is Rs 67,145 in Delhi

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TVS Apache 160 RTR

TVS Apache RTR 160 is one of the most popular sports bike in the Indian two wheeler market, especially among stunt enthusiasts.

  • 159.7cc short-stroke engine using Racing Throttle Response (RTR), delivers low-end torque.
  • 5-speed gearbox with wet multi plate clutch
  • Best-in-class power to weight ratio of 81.7 kW per 1000kg with 15.2bhp of maximum power at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 13.1Nm at 4,000rpm in a bike weighing 137kg.
  • Returns a mileage up to 50kmpl
  • Telescopic forks at the front with 105mm Stroke and dual Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shock absorbers (MIG) with spring aid at the rear.
  • Roto Petal disc brakes of 270mm dia at the front and 200mm at the rear.
  • 90/90 x 17" and 110/80 x 17" Tubeless tyres at the front and rear respectively.
  • Features include sculpted digital display, beast inspired headlamps with LED DRLs, masculine fuel tank with extending flaps, muscled tail cowl and engine cowl.
  • Priced at Rs 68,590 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

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Suzuki GS150R

This one is the only 150cc sport bike from Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited (SMIL) and gets a very sporty GSX series inspired design along with a very refined power mill.

  • 149.5cc SOHC engine
  • 6-speed transmission with an overdrive 6th gear
  • Maximum power of 13.8bhp at 8,500rpm along with a top torque of 13.4Nm at 6,000rpm
  • Outstanding mileage upto 65kmpl
  • Oil damped front forks and oil+gas damped, spring loaded suspensions with aluminium swing-arm at the rear.
  • Braking system combines a disc brake on the front and a drum brake at the rear wheel.
  • The 18-inch alloy wheels are covered with 2.75-18 42P front and 100/90-18 56P rear tubeless tyres.
  • Sporty features including GSX series inspired headlamp with twin pilot lamps, integrated LED tail and rear turn indicator lamps and digital speedometer with dual modes.
  • Priced at Rs 76,334 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

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Yamaha FZ-S

Inspired by one of the hottest motorcycles -- Yamaha FZ-1 -- this bike gets a wild instinct in its stance and that is why the company introduces this bike as a 'Predator'.

  • 153cc SOHC, carburettor engine
  • Constant mesh, 5-speed gearbox
  • Power goes up to 13.8bhp at 7,500rpm and extreme torque stands at 13.6Nm at 6,000rpm
  • Capable to deliver mileage up to 50.81kmpl
  • Suspension system gets front telescopic forks with rear Monocross unit.
  • Disc brake on the front and drum brake powered rear alloy wheels.
  • Widest in the segment, 100/80-R17 front and 140/60-R17 radial rear tubeless tyres
  • Aggressive features like, fully digital console, most masculine fuel tank with stylish graphics, wide rear fender and midship muffler
  • Available at Rs 72,385 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

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Yamaha Fazer

This is the only tour-purpose motorcycle in the segment with a semi fairing, wide rear tyre and comfortable seating position.

  • Single cylinder 153cc engine
  • 5-Speed gearbox with 1-down, 4-up shift pattern
  • Extreme power figures are 13.8bhp at 7,500rpm along with the peak torque upto 13.6Nm at 6,000rpm
  • Claims a mileage of up to 50kmpl
  • Telescopic forks at the front with rear Monocross Suspension completes the suspension system
  • Front wheel gets a disc brake, while rear has been powered by a drum type unit.
  • Tubeless Tyres of 100/80-R17 at the front and 140/60-R17 radial at the rear.
  • Features include a large fuel tank, aerodynamic semi fairing with wind protector, sporty twin headlamp with pilot lamps, attractive chain protector and fully digital console.
  • Priced at Rs 77,351 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

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Yamaha SZ-RR

Being one of the most affordable 150cc motorcycle in India, it gets all the basic features along with a very sporty and comfortable design.

  • 153cc, air-cooled engine
  • Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox using heel and toe shifting lever
  • Maximum power of the bike is 12bhp at 7,500rpm and the extreme torque value goes upto 12.8Nm at just 4,500rpm
  • Returns up to 55kmpl of mileage
  • Telescopic forks at the front, while spring loaded hydraulic dampers at the rear
  • Front disc and rear drum brakes
  • 2.75- R17 41P front and 100/90-R17 55P rear tyres
  • Along with a stylish and robust design, it features a wide and comfortable seat, large 14-litre fuel tank, analog console, split grab rails and smoked visor.
  • Comes at a very affordable price of Rs. 61,393 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

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Hero Impulse

The only on/off road motorcycle in India, with a very unique design and all terrain compatible features. 

  • 149.2cc air-cooled ATFT engine with CV and CCVI (Carburetor controlled and variable ignition)
  • 5-Speed constant mesh gearbox
  • Power curve goes up to 13bhp at 7,500rpm and the peak torque upto 13.4Nm at 5,000rpm
  • Delivers mileage of up to 50kmpl
  • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and Mono Nitrox suspension with aluminium swing arm at the rear, both with a long travel.
  • 240mm disc at the front, while a 110mm drum brake unit at the rear wheel
  • Puncture Endurance tube tyres of 90/100
  • Features digital analogue combo meter, sharp edgy graphics, raised front fender, Motocross seat, straight pull spoke wheels for tough terrains and sporty high mounted muffler.
  • Comes with a price tag of Rs 68,800 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

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