Top 5 Bikes in 150cc Segment under Rs 1 lakh

The most effective segment of Indian motorcycling, which not just stays light on the pocket but also provides loads of performance, 150cc bikes are the most liked among every age group of the country. The bikes offer various body style and different engine tuning to suit their individual purpose. Most of them are economical as they return above 40 kmpl of mileage in real world conditions.

Selecting top bikes among these takes many factors into consideration. The most influencing factor out of them is the popularity of the bike. Most of the Indian buyers are talking about them, with many even firm about buying one out of them without any confusion. The other factors considered here includes the equipment, quality, performance and a maximum price tag under Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Here are the top five 150cc bikes on sale in India.

Top 5 Bikes in 150cc Segment under Rs 1 lakh (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

1) Suzuki Gixxer | Gixxer SF

Basically using the same components, the Gixxer and Gixxer SF use different body styles, covering the major two body styles being sold in the Indian market (naked and faired). The motorcycles are offered in variety of variants, ranging from single tone/double tone, single disc/double disc, carbureted/fuel injected and the special MotoGP Edition.Suzuki Gixxer 155 They are powered by the same 154.9cc engine producing 14.6 BHP and 14 Nm of torque. All of the variants are mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Gixxer series offer high performance with its aerodynamically efficient designs, powerful engine and a super effective starting price tag. It comes with a fully digital instrument console.Suzuki Gixxer SF

The Gixxer starts at INR 76,726 while goes up to INR 80,726 for the limited SP Edition. On the other hand, the Gixxer SF starts at INR 85,373 and goes up to INR 93,499 for the Fuel Injected variant. The Gixxer is the most competitive bike in the 150cc segment, selling in good numbers and setting performance benchmark for the others.

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*Prices are ex-showroom DelhiSuzuki Gixxer SF FiGixxer 155:

Gixxer SF:

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2) Honda CB Hornet 160R

Honda’s recent entry into the street fighter 150cc category made considerable impact on the sales of other bikes on this list. CB Hornet 160R is the first product from the brand which actually has the ability to influence buyers who are looking for a sport bike as all other products in the recent past were commuter focused in terms of performance and design.Honda CB Hornet 160R
The motorcycle is powered by a 162.71cc engine, re-tuned from the Unicorn’s configuration to produce 15.66 BHP and 14.76 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox while the only drawback being its heavy 142 kg of weight. Even the faired Gixxer SF and Fazer weighs 139 and 137 kg respectively.Honda CB Hornet 160R
CB Hornet 160R is offered with an option of dual disc brakes with Honda Combi Brake System. It carries a wonderful design, looking muscular from every angle. It can be bought withing INR 80,431-85,912.

*Prices are ex-showroom Delhi

CB Hornet 160R:

CB Horner 160R Special Edition:

3) Yamaha FZ16 | FZ V2 | FZ-S V2 | Fazer V2

Yamaha updated its first generation of street bikes by providing them with lighter frame and fuel injection as standard. The birth of version 2.0 of the Yamaha FZ, FZ-S and Fazer gave engine refinement a new benchmark with these bikes below INR 1 lakh. They are super good at fuel efficiency, have refined throttle response and even are good at cold starts, but on the other side the new FZ V2 family is under-powered in terms of power and torque in comparison to its closest rivals: Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet.Yamaha FZS V2

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The Yamaha FZ V2 family uses a 149cc engine producing 12.9 BHP and 12.8 Nm of torque. All of them comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and weighs just 132-137 kg. FZ offers two mono tone shades at INR 80,196 while the FZ-S offers 5 dual tone exclusively finished shades between INR 82,259-83,259. The Fazer v2.0 has a price tag of INR 87,405, and the FZ16 V1.0 is priced at INR 74,491. The FZ16 is equipped with a 153cc carbureted engine with maximum power and maximum torque of 13.8 Bhp and 13.6 Nm respectively.

*Prices are ex-showroom DelhiYamaha Fazer V2

The only drawback of the series is the lack of rear disc brake option. Nearly every bike in the segment offers the same. Yamaha believes that the braking power of the front disc and rear drum is enough to stop the bike in sudden braking conditions.

Yamaha FZ16:

Yamaha FZ V2 Fi:

Yamaha FZS V2 Fi:

Yamaha Fazer V2 Fi:

4) TVS Apache RTR 160

TVS has been timely updating its Apache RTR series, recently launching the 200cc flagship for the Apache motorcycles. Even after its launch, the popularity for the youngest Apache in the lineup has never declined. It is powered by a 159.7cc engine producing 15.2 BHP and 13.1 Nm of torque. The figures look great when the overall weight tips the scale at just 137 kg.
TVS Apache RTR 160The motorcycle is offered with single as well as double disc options. It comes with a huge 16 liter fuel tank, offering a 600+ kmpl of range on single full fuel tank. The seat height is quite reasonable at 790 mm while the motorcycle comes with a semi digital instrument console. It comes with a price tag of INR 73,889 (INR 2,000 more for double disc variant).

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*Prices are ex-showroom DelhiTVS Apache RTR 160
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5) Bajaj Pulsar AS150

Bajaj’s younger Adventure series Pulsar is one of the most powerful 150cc motorcycle of India. The factor which backfires is its heavy weight, which again proves good when it comes to highway driving. The motorcycle is a great option for those who are hard rock Bajaj fans and wish to have the most equipped 150cc Pulsar of all time.Bajaj Pulsar AS150The engine powering the same is a 149.5cc, air cooled motor producing 16.8 BHP @ 9500 rpm and 13 Nm @ 7000 rpm. The gearbox is a 5-speed unit while the motorcycle uses a semi faired design for better highway rides. It is basically a tourer as Bajaj offers loads of ground clearance (170mm) and longer wheelbase for stable rides.It is offered in a single variant with no option of ABS/rear disc brake or any other equipment while has been strategically priced at INR 80,500.

*Prices are ex-showroom Delhi

Bajaj Pulsar AS150:

Apart from these 5 bikes, Indian 150cc segment also has two high end 150 cc options named Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR150R. These cross the Rs 1,00,000 mark with their ex-showroom price between INR 1,15,000-1,25,000.Yamaha R15

Yamaha R15: CBR150R

Honda CBR150R:

Other 150cc offerings like Yamaha SZ-RR version 2.0, Hero Xtreme Sports, Hunk, Impluse and Achiever, Honda CB Unicorn 150 and Unicorn 160, Bajaj Pulsar 150, V15, Discover 150 and Avenger 150 Street are also being sold in the Indian market. The fans of these bikes are quite typical with their choices and are small in number as compared to the top 5 bikes listed above.