New Delhi: The 150 cc motorycle segment is one of the most popular displacement categories among Indian youth. Bike lovers feel enthralled by the acceleration, good looks, decent power, performance and fair fuel efficiency of the segment.
Here in this list we offer top five 150cc bikes that provide adequate power to the rider without denting the monthly fuel budget.
5. Yamaha FZ-S (or Fazer)
Yahama FZ S is the most muscular 150cc bike in the Indian market till date. The bike certainly looks appealing due to its naked styling and edges that makes it sporty. The headlamps on FZ S give it an aggressive look with midship muffler adding to its looks. In its latest update, Yamaha has launched a selection of new colours to the FZ-S: the Fearless Black, Glory Gold, Raging Red and Tempest Blue.
The Yamaha FZ-S is powered by a 153cc single-cylinder 4 stroke engine that delivers a maximum power output of 14PS @7500 RPM. The torque delivered can go up to 13.6Nm at 6000RPM. There are both electric and kick start options The wheelbase measures a standard 1334mm and the bike has a ground clearance of 160mm. This 135kg bike has a total fuel capacity of 12 liters. The styling of the bike is very masculine and has edges and lines that make the machine look extremely sporty. The recent update gave the bike new body graphics, bigger rear fender, kick start, wider and longer rear seat and new rear grab rails. The upgrades results in a modern look and a comfortable to ride for both rider and pillion. Both FZ-S and Fazer are performance oriented bikes. The bikes deliver quick throttle response and smooth gear-shifts.
Although Yamaha claims a fuel efficiency of 50.81kmpl, the bike returns an average of 30 kmpl in city and a better 34 kmpl on straight roads, which is not better than the 200cc Pulsar!
4. Honda CBR 150R
Honda CBR150R is a good bike for city travel and even for sport-touring. The CBR 150R is powered by a light 149.4 cc engine with double overhead camshafts and 4 valves. The bike can attain a top speed of 140 kmph.
The CBR 150R comes with advanced PGM-FI technology which makes the bike more responsive to the changing conditions. It has disc brakes at the front and the rear, mono-suspension, wide front and rear tubeless tyres. It also features an advance O2 sensor and air inductor to reduce the emissions. The bike is powered by a DOHC engine that produces 18PS of max power at 10,50 0rpm and 12.6Nm of max torque. The bike has a twin tubular frame which increases stability. The engine is liquid cooled and has fuel injection. The bike can attain 0-100 km/h speed in a healthy 11.5 seconds, not bad by any standards.
In the fuel efficiency department, the CBR 150R manages a mileage of 45 kmpl. The bike costs Rs1.18 - 1.19 lakh (ex-Delhi). Given its all-rounder capability mixed with a touch of practicality the CBR 150R certainly has a competitive edge.
3. Hero Moto Corp CBZ Xtreme
The Hero Moto Crop CBZ Xtreme is loaded with a 4 stroke, air cooled, single cylinder, OHC engine that comes with a 149.2cc of displacement. It delivers a top power value of 14.4 PS at 8,500 rpm and generates a peak torque of 12.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm. This is a premium bike of the Hero group, placed even above Hero Motocorp Hunk.
The bike is extremely youthful and sporty, and comes with various new color schemes. This muscular hunk is designed to meet the needs of young generation craving for power and style. Hero Motocorp CBZ comes with a large headlight integrated with turn indicators. The pilot lamp is placed just above its headlight, and the huge fuel tank is very much inspired from the old Hero Ambition. The LED taillight looks good with the integrated turn indicators. The split grab rails at the back are just like bull's horns.
CBZ Xtreme is packed with array of latest features that ensures good handling and control of the bike. An advanced suspension system ensure safe riding. Hero Moto Crop CBZ Xtreme Price in Delhi: Rs. 60,465. This 141 kilograms bike offers a mileage of 56 kilometers per liter in cities and a mileage of 61 kilometers per liter on highways.
2. Hero Moto Corp Hunk
Since its launch in 2007, Hero Motocorp Hunk has received numerous refreshing updates. The bike, as its name suggests, sports masculine looks along with good performance. The sporty looks of the bike is characterized by an edgy cowl, aggressive headlight and white LED taillight. The bike also has a black colored silencer and alloy wheels. It comes with rear disc brake and ano-digital instrument cluster.
Hero Motocorp Hunk is fitted with a 4-stroke, mono cylinder, air-cooled, 149.2 cc engine, which is similar to its elder sibling, X-treme. It generates a maximum power of 10.6 kW at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.8 N-m at 6500 rpm. The latest Hero Motocorp Hunk is equipped with the latest ATFT technology. This technology provides the best balance between power and fuel consumption, thus giving a better mileage. The engine performs extremely well and easily reaches up to 120 kilometers per hour, and is definitely a match to its fierce rivals. It reaches 0-60 kilometers per hour in just 5.08 seconds. The bike offers pleasing ride both on the highways as well as in cities.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the Hunk offers a mileage of 52-58 kilometers per liter in cities and around 62 kilometers per liter in highways. The 12.4 liters fuel tank does not demand to be refilled often. It is available in 7 different shades- force silver, ebony grey, blazing red, sports red, bold brown, marine green & panther black, the bike is a total value for money. It is priced between Rs 67,125 and Rs 70,125 (ex showroom-Delhi).
1. Bajaj Pulsar 150cc Dtsi
Bajaj pulser 150cc Dtsi has always been the darling of bike lovers in India. Good looks, affordable pricing and a decent fuel economy have made the Pulsar a heartthrob for college goers and daily commuters alike. The bike gets it style and distinctive appeal from its smartened heel, toe levers, aerodynamic tank flaps, aggressive masked fairing with wolf eyed headlamps for great day night visibility, and the newly refined razor sharp tail.
The bike is powered a by 4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder, 149.01cc which rewards you with a maximum output of 15.06 Ps @ 9000 and 12.5 Nm of torque @ 6500. The engine is combined with Digital CDI unit and twin spark ignitions which assure optimum ignition timing for any engine rpm resulting in better throttle response and reduced emissions. The bike is fitted with a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. Supporting 90/90 x 17 tubeless tyre at the rear and 100/90 x 17 tubeless tyre at the front with 17-inch alloys, helps to have a stable and comfortable ride on a variety of road surfaces. The Pulsar 150 returns an average fuel mileage of 40-50kmpl on city roads and an average of up to 62kmpl on highways. Its petrol tank has a capacity of 15litres, with a reserve capacity of 2litres.
The Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc Dtsi offers a ride thanks to its shock absorbers. It has a wide and comfortable seat which offer smooth and comfortable riding in the congested city traffic. For the safety measures, the Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc Dtsi is equipped with powerful 12volts, full DC front headlamp with 2 35/35 W pilot lamps for improved illumination during night. The front disc brake provides superior performance and greatly reduces the bike's stopping distance to prevent accidents and collisions plus the wide leg guards help to protect the driver in the event of a fall. With a wheelbase of 1320mm and kerb weight of 143kg, the bike is the best choice for inner city commuters. With its four black shades- the Plasma Blue Cockpit, Wine Red, Misty Grey Silver, and Midnight Black, the Bajaj New 150cc is making a lot of heads to turn. It costs Rs 67,643 (ex-showroom Delhi).