India’s Best 150 CC Bikes

There has never been a better time to buy a 150 cc bike in India! With so many strong contenders in this segment, Indian consumers are spoiled for choice. Here is our list of the best bikes in the 150 cc segment in India.

Bajaj Pulsar AS150

The Pulsar AS150 has a 149.5 cc single cylinder engine and is a top contender for the best bike in the 150cc segment in India. It produces a maximum output of 17 bhp @ 9500 rpm and maximum torque of 13 Nm @ 7000 rpm—making it the most powerful bike in this category. It is also the only bike on this list to have a 6-speed transmission. It gives a mileage of 45 kmpl and has a top speed of 110 kmph. This is a great bike for long rides.

Price (ex showroom, New Delhi): INR 79,000

Yamaha FZ-S Version 2.0

The stylish, muscular looking FZ has been one of India’s best loved bikes in the 150 cc segment since its launch, and is one of the key reasons for Yamaha’s popularity in the country.

The FZ-S Version 2.0 comes with the new Blue Core engine and fuel injection. Its air-cooled, 4-stroke engine has a displacement of 149 cc with a maximum output of 9.7 kW (13.1PS) / 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.8 N.m (1.3 kg f.m) / 6000 rpm). It has a 5-speed constant mesh transmission and gives a mileage of 50 kmpl.

Price (ex showroom, New Delhi): INR 79,596

TVS Apache RTR 160

This is one of the top 150cc bikes. The Apache RTR 160 has a 4-stroke single cylinder engine with a displacement of 159.7 cc. It has a maximum output of 11.19 kW (15.2 bhp) @8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.1 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The bike features a 5-gear constant mesh transmission. It gives a mileage of 54 kmpl and has a top speed of 124 kmph. This is the least expensive bike on this list. The Apache RTR also comes in a 180 cc variant.

Price (ex showroom, New Delhi): INR 72,344

Suzuki Gixxer

With its bulky, muscular tank and great styling, the relatively new Gixxer presents stiff competition to more established names in this segment, like the FZ, vying with them for the title of best bike in the 150cc segment.

The Gixxer has an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder engine with a displacement of 154.9 cc. It has an engine output of 14.8ps@8000 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 14 Nm @ 6000 rpm. It has a 5-speed manual transmission. It gives a relatively high mileage of 64.13 kmpl, and can go up to a top speed of 115 kmph.

Price (ex showroom, New Delhi): INR 75,040

Honda CB Hornet 160R

The Honda CB Hornet 160R is one of the new 150cc bikes. It has a 163 cc single cylinder engine, which gives an output of 15.67 bhp @ 8500 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 14.76 Nm @ 6500 rpm. It features a 5-speed transmission. Its mileage is 58.9 kmpl.

Price (ex showroom, New Delhi): INR 79,900

Hero Xtreme Sports

This is a relatively new entrant in this segment, and one of the least expensive bikes in this bracket. The bike features an air-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder engine with a displacement of 149.2 cc. It has a maximum output of 11.64 KW (15.6 BHP) @ 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 13.50 NM @ 7000 rpm. It has a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. Its mileage is estimated at 50 kmpl and it can go up to a top speed of 115 kmpl.

Price (ex showroom, New Delhi): INR 72,725

Those are our favourites. Happy shopping!

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