150cc bikes have been one of the favourite segments in the Indian market for both younger and older generations. This segment offers motorcycles that have a great combination of performance, mileage, and are great for daily use in comparison to the higher CC bikes.
Are you also searching for the best 150cc bike that has good mileage and doesn’t burn up your pocket a lot? Then you’re at the right place! In this article, we’ve discussed 150cc motorcycles that are currently available in India and have proved themselves to be popular thanks to their prices mileage, performance and design.
Here we have listed and discussed 9 150cc segment bikes, 4 160cc-segment bikes and a small list of discontinued 150cc-segment bikes. These lists are sorted according to their price & mileage and will help you find the perfect motorcycle for you.
|1||Honda Unicorn BS6||Rs 93,593||60 km/l|
|2||Bajaj Pulsar 150||Rs 96,960||65 km/l|
|3||Yamaha FZ-FI||Rs 98,400||45 km/l|
|4||Suzuki Gixxer 155||Rs 1,00,200||51 km/l|
|5||Yamaha FZ S FI V3.0||Rs 1,03,000||45 km/l|
|6||Yamaha YZF-R15 V3||Rs 1,06,692||50 km/l|
|7||Suzuki Gixxer SF 150||Rs 1,21,900||65 km/l|
|8||Suzuki Intruder 150||Rs 1,22,327||44 km/l|
|9||Yamaha MT-15||Rs 1,39,900||45 km/l|
|1||Apache RTR 160 4V||Rs 1,00,500||45 km/l|
|2||Bajaj Avenger 160||Rs 1,01,094||45 km/l|
|3||Honda X-Blade||Rs 1,07,694||50 km/l|
|4||Bajaj Pulsar NS160||Rs 110,086||42 km/l|
|Discontinued 150cc Bikes|
|1||Bajaj V15||Rs 66,600||60 km/l|
|2||Hero Xtreme Sports||Rs 79,200||48 km/l|
Also, check out this list of Types of Motorcycles in India!
Best 150cc Bikes
First, let’s take a look at all the 145cc to 155cc bikes that are currently available in the Indian market. This will help you find out the best motorcycle in the range of 150cc!
1. Honda Unicorn BS6
- Price: Rs 93,593 (ex-showroom)
- Mileage: 60 km/l
Honda Unicorn’s predecessor with a 150cc engine has been replaced with the new 160cc model. The new Honda Unicorn is equipped with a 162cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that can produce a maximum power of 12.73 bhp and a peak torque of 14 Nm.
The bike transmits the power to the wheels by using a 5-speed gearbox. Talking about the braking system, it features a 240 mm disc brake on the front wheel and a 130 mm drum brake on the rear wheel. Both of these brakes are incorporated with a single-channel Anti-lock Braking System.
2. Bajaj Pulsar 150
- Price: Rs 96,960* ( Ex-Showroom Delhi)
- Mileage: 65 km/l
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 became an instant hit when it was first launched in the Indian market in 2021. It has also become one of the most popular motorcycles in the 150cc segment. Its stylish looks and great performance has made it a favourite choice of bike among the young customers of India.
The latest model of the Pulsar 150 has still retained certain features of the first-gen Pulsar 150. The bike is powered by a 149.55cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that churns out 14 bhp and 13.6 Nm. It comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
3. Yamaha FZ-FI
- Price: Rs 98,400 – Rs 1.04 lakhs (ex-showroom)
- Mileage: 45 km/l
The Yamaha FZ FI is a BS 6 compliant motorcycle which might be the sportiest one in the 150cc segment. But it still has an upright position riding option that is best suited for touring around the town. It is equipped with a full LED headlamp and digital console cluster.
The bike is powered by a BS 6 compliant 149cc, air-cooled engine with the fuel-injection technology. The engine produces a maximum power of 12.4 PS and a peak torque of 13.6 Nm.
4. Suzuki Gixxer 155
- Price: Rs 1,00,200 (ex-showroom)
- Mileage: 51 km/l
The bike is equipped with a 155cc single-cylinder engine with fuel-injection technology. This engine is built to produce a maximum power of 14.1 PS and a peak torque of 14 Nm and is mated to a five-speed transmission unit.
The bike uses disc brakes at both wheels along with the single-channel Anti-lock Braking System. The Gixxer 155 features a telescopic suspension and a mono-shock suspension at the front & rear wheel, respectively.
It features a seat height of 795mm and has a weight of 140 kg. And the bike also features full LED headlamps & tail lamps.
5. Yamaha FZ S FI V3.0
- Price: Rs 1,03,000 – Rs 1,09,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi)
- Mileage: 45 km/l
This bike is a slightly more premium model than the FZ V 3.0 version. The FZ S FI V3.0 is powered by a 149cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with fuel-injection technology – this aspect is unchanged.
The engine produces a maximum power of 13.2 PS at 8000rpm and a peak torque of 12.8Nm at 6000rpm and comes mated with a 5-speed transmission unit. But, according to the company, the engine of the FZ S FI V3.0 is fine-tuned for better low-end performance.
6. Yamaha YZF-R15 V3
- Price: Rs 1,06,692 – Rs 1,10,973 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Mileage: 50 km/l
The R15 V3 gets a muscular, sharper and aggressive looks thanks to its sporty LED headlights, fuel tank, aerodynamic front and edgy tail. This bike has lived up to the legacy of the company of challenging spirits boldly. If you’re a muscular bike lover, then this amazing bike will help you discover what it feels to ride a next-gen, 155cc high performance, R-badged bike.
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 is powered by a liquid-cooled, single overhead camshaft engine with fuel-injection technology that produces a maximum power of 18.6PS at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.1Nm at 8500rpm.
7. Suzuki Gixxer SF 150
- Price: Rs 1,21,900 ( Ex-Showroom)
- Mileage: 65 km/l
The Gixxer 150 is powered by a 155cc single-cylinder engine with fuel-injection technology. This engine is the same as its sibling. The engine can deliver a maximum power of 14.1 PS and a peak torque of 14 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Talking about the braking system, both the front and rear end wheels have disc brakes that come with a single-channel ABS system. The bike features a telescopic & mono-shock suspension at the front and rear wheels, respectively. Apart from that, the SF 150 is 6Kg heavier than its sibling – Gixxer 155.
8. Suzuki Intruder 150
- Price: Rs 1,22,327 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Mileage: 44 km/l
The new Intruder 150 is powered by a BS6-compliant, air-cooled 155cc engine that produces a maximum power of 13.6PS at 8000rpm and a peak torque of 13.8Nm at 6000rpm. The engine of the BS6 compliant bike delivers 1.2PS power and 0.2Nm torque lesser than its BS4 version.
Apart from the engine’s rated power and torque & BS6 compliance, the intruder is similar to its BS4 model. Therefore, it still uses a telescopic fork and monoshock suspension on the front and rear wheels with disc brakes. Additionally, the dimensions & fuel tank capacity remains unchanged.
9. Yamaha MT-15
- Price: Rs 1,39,900 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Mileage: 45-50 km/l
The MT-15 is a hyper naked bike which is one of the most lightweight bikes from the MT store-house. The bike boasts all the features of a hyper-naked bike such as agile handling, ultra-lightweight – 138 kgs, and wide handlebar.
Apart from its hyper naked traits, the bike is impeccably styled thanks to the bi-functional LED headlights, giving the MT-15 an intimidating and aggressive visual appeal.
MT-15 is not just visually appealing but is future-proof with its BS 6 compliant, 155cc engine that produces a maximum power of 18.5 PS at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 13.9 Nm at 8500 rpm.
Best 160cc Bikes In India
This small list of the best 160cc segment bikes, including bikes ranging from 156cc-165cc that are currently available in India, will help you find a more powerful bike at nearly the same price range as of 150cc-segment.
1. Apache RTR 160 4V
- Price: Rs 1,00,500 – Rs 1,08,550 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Mileage: 45 km/l
The Apache RTR 160 4V houses a powerful 159.7cc, four-stroke, oil-cooled engine with fuel injection fuel supply system. The engine churns out the maximum power of 15.8 bhp and a peak torque of 14.12 Nm and is mated with a 5-speed gearbox.
The bike features attractive sporty graphics and a new seat compared to its sibling – RTR 160. It is also equipped with a new LED headlamp that features claw position lamps. The bike also features a disc brake setup and an option between the drum and disc brake – at front & rear wheel, respectively.
2. Bajaj Avenger 160 BS6
- Price: Rs 1,01,094 (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)
- Mileage: 45 km/l
The new version of the Avenger 160 boasts a BS 6 compliant, 160cc, air-cooled engine with fuel-injection technology. The engine is rated to produce a maximum power of 15 PS at 8500rpm and a peak torque of 13.7Nm at 7000rpm, making it a powerful beast.
It is a cruiser bike that can give you a grand riding experience when commuting around the town. In terms of design, its key features still remain the same as the company’s discontinued Avenger 150 model.
3. Honda X-Blade
- Price: Rs 1,07,694 – Rs 1,11,977 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Mileage: 50 km/l
Honda X-Blade is a tourer motorcycle which is available in the Indian market in two variants and four colours. The bike comes with a starting price tag of Rs 1,07,694 and its top variant has a starting price of Rs 1,07,694.
Talking about its powerhouse, the bike is equipped with a 162.7cc BS6 compliant engine that delivers a maximum power of 13.67 bhp and a peak torque of 14.7 Nm. The bike has a disc brake and a drum brake on the front and rear wheel, respectively. Apart from this, the Honda X-Blade is also equipped with an ABS system.
4. Bajaj Pulsar NS160
- Price: Rs 110,086 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Mileage: 42 km/l
Boasted as the most powerful 160cc bike in India, the Pulsar NS160 is powered by a twin-spark 160.3cc, oil-cooled engine with DTS-i technology. The engine is rated to produce a maximum power of 17.2 PS at 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.6 Nm at 7250 rpm – the best in its segment.
The NS160 stands true to its name thanks to its muscular & aggressive looks. It also offers ultra safety with single-channel ABS system setup with a combination of 260mm and 230mm front & rear disc brakes, respectively.
Discontinued 150cc Segment Bikes In India
With the advancement in technologies, auto manufacturers discontinue some of their bikes that get out-of-date, especially due to their engines. This small list includes 150cc segment bikes that were once popular but have sadly been discontinued and are not available to purchase from authorised dealerships.
1. Bajaj V15
- Price: Rs 66,000 (ex-showroom)
- Mileage: 60 km/l
The V15 is one of the top motorbikes in the 150cc-segment in the Indian market thanks to its awesome mileage. The bike is equipped with an engine that produces a maximum power of 12 bhp and a peak torque of 12.7 Nm.
If you’re looking for a bike that offers a superior experience of commuting around the town then the Bajaj V15 is the best option you’ll find in the 150cc-segment. The bike offers a comfortable riding position and great mileage.
2. Hero Xtreme Sports
- Price: Rs 79,200 (ex-showroom)
- Mileage: 48 km/l
Hero Xtreme Sports is probably a really powerful 150cc bike in the Indian market. It is equipped with a 149.2cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with SOHC technology. The engine produces a maximum power of 15.6 bhp and a peak torque of 13.5 Nm and is mated with a five-speed gearbox.
Both wheels, front and rear, are equipped with disc brakes that feature a single-channel ABS system. The bike features a telescopic fork suspension and five steps Adjustable Gas Reservoir suspension on both front & rear wheels.
The bike also features a higher seat height than the Pulsar 150 & Honda Unicorn 150.
ALso Read: 150cc Scooters in India
To Sum It Up
So, that’s about it – the top 150cc bikes currently available in the Indian market and the ones that will make your purchase worth it in 2020-21.
If you noticed, some of these bikes have almost similar mileage and performance. But trust us, if you look closely, you’d find they’re much different in other aspects like design, features, etc.
Choosing a bike involves looking at many things such as mileage, suspensions, braking system, design, and most of all – price. However, many people also give the visual appeal a higher stance among the deciding factors. Keeping that in mind, you can fall in love with any generation of motorcycle – be it a decade old or the latest model.
However, we urge you to consider everything while deciding which bike you want to buy. And for that, take a test ride, understand what it feels like to ride it, and most of all – if it fits your budget.
We hope this article helps you to find the best 150cc bike that fulfils all your requirements. Let us know in the comment section which bike got your attention and which one you’re going to choose!