Top 5 Best 150cc Street Bikes in India

Best 150cc Street Bikes in India: The 150cc Street Bike segment has become all the rage in India. There is a wide range of options available for the average Indian customer. Each bike has its own features that make it stand out from the rest. There are some categories within the parameters of which the bikes in this segment are ranked against one another.

While the design is a subjective category and varies according to the preference of the buyer, one can always compare other specifications and choose which of the outgoing models is the best. Here are five of our top picks for the Best 150cc Street Bikes in India:

Best 150cc Street Bikes

# Yamaha FZ-S FI V2

It is one of the most powerful bikes from Yamaha and also one of the most selling bikes in this segment. This muscular beast is a style quotient in itself, borrowing the design and looks from its first generation sibling. Appealing to the eyes, this bike has a powerful 13.2 bhp engine which gives out a maximum torque of 12.8 Nm.

Yamaha FZS Rear Disc Brake VariantThe 149cc air-cooled engine has been upgraded which has increased the mileage by up to 14%. The fuel injection removes all the doubts one could have looking at the bike on paper, the configurations being lower than its competition. Yamaha has made sure of a smooth and linear delivery of power, and a quick throttle response.

# Honda CB Hornet 160R

This is one of the most premium-looking and best-designed bikes from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India. The design is muscular, with sharp edges and bulges that make the design line unique. The shape of the tail-lamp in the form of the letter X makes it even more appealing.

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The 162.7cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine churns out a healthy 15.04 bhp of maximum power and a peak torque figure of 14.76 Nm. Honda claims a mileage of 52 kmpl through the 5-speed gearbox.

# Suzuki Gixxer

Based on its larger sibling the SF, this is one of the bikes that will appeal more to the younger generations. LED tail-lamps, aerodynamic fairing, clear lens indicators, and a digital instrument cluster are just some of the features that make this bike better than most bikes in this segment.

2018 Suzuki Gixxer ABS
2018 Suzuki Gixxer ABS Launched

Gixxer 155 puts out a maximum power of 14.6 bhp and a peak torque of 14 Nm through its 154.9cc single-cylinder engine. Mated with a 5-speed gearbox, it delivers around 45-50 kmpl mileage.

# TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

First introduced in 2007, this is one of the best pushers for the segment for TVS Motor Company. The recently launched RTR 160 4V comes with a racy design and a large fuel tank sculpted with knee recesses, this Apache is a uniquely designed bike that has a design like none of the other bikes.

Apache RTR 160 4VThe 159.7cc single-cylinder 4-stroke oil-cooled engine produces a maximum power of 16.5 HP and a maximum torque of 14.8 Nm. It is one of the most affordable bikes in the segment and runs at a mileage of around 45 kmpl.

# Bajaj Pulsar NS160

This bike was Bajaj’s attempt to bring the feel of the 200NS to the 150cc segment. With parts and design borrowed from its elder sibling, this is one of the best looking bikes out there. The dual-paint scheme, headlamps, tanks shrouds, and graphics design are all borrowed from the 200NS.

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The 160.3cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine produces a maximum power of 15.3 bhp and a maximum torque of 14.6 Nm. The ARAI certified the mileage of this bike at 45 kmpl.

Specification Comparison

Best 150cc Street Bikes

Engine Displacement

  • Apache RTR 160: 159.7 cc
  • CB Hornet 160R: 162.71 cc
  • FZS Version 2 Fi: 149 cc
  • Gixxer 155: 154.9 cc
  • Pulsar NS160: 160.3 cc

Engine Cooling

  • Apache RTR 160: Oil-Cooled
  • CB Hornet 160R: Air-Cooled
  • FZS Version 2 Fi: Air-Cooled
  • Gixxer 155: Air-Cooled
  • Pulsar NS160: Oil-Cooled

Fuel Supply

  • Apache RTR 160: Carb/Fuel Injection
  • CB Hornet 160R: Carburetted
  • FZS Version 2 Fi: Fuel Injection
  • Gixxer 155: Carburetted
  • Pulsar NS160: Carburetted

Maximum Power

  • Apache RTR 160: 16.5 HP/16.8 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • CB Hornet 160R: 15.04 HP @ 8500 rpm
  • FZS Version 2 Fi: 13.2 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Gixxer 155: 14.6 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Pulsar NS160: 15.3 HP @ 8500 rpm

Maximum Torque

  • Apache RTR 160: 14.8 NM @ 6500 rpm
  • CB Hornet 160R: 14.76 NM @ 6500 rpm
  • FZS Version 2 Fi: 12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm
  • Gixxer 155: 14 NM @ 6000 rpm
  • Pulsar NS160: 14.6 NM @ 6500 rpm

Top Speed

  • Apache RTR 160: 113 KMPH (Company Claimed)
  • CB Hornet 160R: 110 KMPH (Company Claimed)
  • FZS Version 2 Fi: 109 KMPH (Company Claimed)
  • Gixxer 155: 115 KMPH (Approximate)
  • Pulsar NS160: 120 KMPH (Approximate)

Instrument Console Comparison

Best 150cc Street Bikes
TVS Apache RTR 160 Gets All-Digital Console from RTR 200
Honda CB Hornet 160R’s Digital Console
Yamaha FZS V2’s Digital Console
Suzuki Gixxer’s Digital Console
Bajaj Pulsar NS160’s Analog-Digital Console

Price Comparison

Best 150cc Street Bikes

Apache RTR 160 4V

  • RTR 160 4V Single Disc: INR 81,990
  • RTR 160 4V Double Disc: INR 84,990
  • RTR 160 4V Fuel Injection: INR 90,990

CB Hornet 160R

  • CB Hornet STD: INR 85,234
  • CB Hornet CBS: INR 89,734
  • CB Hornet ABS (STD): 90,734
  • CB Hornet ABS (DLX): 93,234
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FZS Fi Version 2.0

  • FZS Fi: INR 83,000
  • FZS Fi (Matt Green): INR 84,000
  • FZS Fi (Dark Night): INR 84,000
  • FZS Fi (Rear Disc): INR 86,000

Gixxer 155

  • Single Disct: INR 77,015
  • Double Disc: INR 80,929
  • ABS Variant: INR 87,250

Pulsar NS160

  • Single Disc: INR 81,626
*Above mentioned prices are ex-showroom Delhi

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