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Top 150 cc Bikes in India 2012 - 2013

Updated on July 18, 2013
Best 150cc Bikes
Best 150cc Bikes

It is difficult to choose top 150 cc bike in India.There are many good models available. Indians are always conscious about fuel efficiency of a bike. That is why nobody drives a 1200 cc or 800 cc bike like that of the bikers of the western word. In India, 150 cc is considered a premium section for motorbikes. 150 cc bikes are notable for not only power but also for style. These bikes are popular with the youth.There are many bikes available today in this section. Here is a list of best 150 cc Bikes available in India.

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Bajaj Pulsar 150cc

Price: 62,140

Bajaj Pulsar is the most sold 150cc bike in India. It was once synonymous with sport bikes in India. This legendary bike is still one of the best and most popular 150 cc bike in India. The engine is powerful and pulsar is known for its adrenalin rushing driving experience. It looks good and stylish. The bike is complete with digital console, LED tail lamp and such other goodies.

The problem with Pulsar is that the Bajaj engine is not that high quality. Without constant looking after the engine will soon be old and the whole bike will become a piece is junk. That is why resell value of Bajaj Pulsar 150 cc is not good.

Power: 15.06 Ps @9000 rpm

Torque: 12.5 Ps @6500 rpm

Top Speed: 115km/h

Digital Console: Yes

Reliability: 6/10

Comfort: 7/10

Performance: 8/10

Fuel Efficiency: 7/10

Look: 8/10

Score: 7/10

Bajaj Pulsar 150: the legend
Bajaj Pulsar 150: the legend | Source

Honda CBR 150R

Price: Rs.100, 000

Actually, CBR 150R is a class apart. This is a premium sports bike. Priced Rs. 1,00,000 (ex-showroom) , this bike is too costly for a 150 cc unit. But cc is not important here. It is the raw power of the engine which you feel while riding this beast. This bike is very good looking and awe inspiring. It is protected by the world class technology of the automobile giant Honda.

A good buy if you have money enough. CBR 150R is among the top 150 cc bikes in India

Power: 17.58 Ps

Torque: 12.66 n-m

Speed: 135 Km/h

Reliability: 9/10

Comfort: 9/10

Performance: 9/10

Fuel Efficiency: 6/10

Look: 8/10

Score: 9/10

Honda CBR 150R
Honda CBR 150R | Source

Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

Honda Unicorn is a very old contender in Indian 150cc bike segment. CB Unicorn Dazzler is a new modern avatar of that old guy. It has tried to address the issues of Unicorn: look and power.

Unicorn is a good looking bike but not that stylish. Dazzler has given the stylish and sporty look to Honda Unicorn family. Now, you have a bike which will surely cause some fair heads to turn.

Power is increased slightly from the older sibling. The 0-60 performance is a little better than the predecessor.

It has all the goodness of a Honda Unicorn. The superb and fine tuned engine, great reliability and build quality. Best riding comfort in the industry thanks to mono suspension technology.

Power: 14 Ps

Torque: 1.3 Kg-m

Top Speed: 118 Km/h

Digital Console: Yes

Reliability: 9/10

Comfort: 9/10

Performance: 9/10

Fuel Efficiency: 7/10

Look: 8/10

Score: 9/10

Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

Honda CB Unicorn:

Price: Rs.60,401

If you despise to have a over smart looking bike in the 150cc. If you think “sport bike” looks childish and unmanly, then Honda CB Unicorn is for you. It has a more sophisticated look.

If you want a quick adrenalin rush, it is not good for you. But if you want a safer bike, if you value your skin then this bike is much better than others in the 150cc segment.

The Unicorn is known for its fine tuned engine with superb build quality. This engine is so popular that bikes like Hunk, CBZ Xtreme, Achiever or Suzuki GS- 150R are using the same engine.

Power: 13.3 Ps

Torque: 1.3 Kg-N

Top Speed: 111

Digital Console: No

Reliability: 8/10

Comfort: 9/10

Performance: 9/10

Fuel Efficiency: 7/10

Look: 6/10

Score: 8/10

Honda Unicorn
Honda Unicorn | Source

Hero Honda Achiever

Price: Rs.54,925

Hero Honda Achiever is a commuter bike. It is a 150 cc bike but looks like a 100 or 125 cc one. If you are shy enough to hide the fact that your bike is a 150 cc beast this bike is ideal for you! It uses Honda Unicorn’s engine so expect good performance from this motorbike.

The most important factor about Achiever is the price. The price of the bike is too low for a 150cc bike. Achiever was once among the top 150 cc bikes in India and it still have a position today.

Hero Honda Achiever
Hero Honda Achiever

Power: 13.4 bhp

Torque: 12.8 N-m

Top Speed: 109

Digital Console: No

Reliability: 7/10

Comfort: 6/10

Performance: 7/10

Fuel Efficiency: 8/10

Look: 5/10

Score: 6/10

CBZ Xtreme
CBZ Xtreme

Hero Honda CBZ – Xtreme

Price: Rs.60,550

Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme is a good looking bike. The color combinations of this bike’s different models are praiseworthy. The performance of this bike is good. Engine is reliable. Build quality of the bike is not bad. You can enlist this bike as one of the best in the mileage vs cc department.

But the suspensor system of this bike is not good. It should also use a digital console instead of analogue.

Power: 14.4 Ps

Torque: 12.8 Ps

Top Speed: 111

Digital Console: No

Reliability: 7/10

Comfort: 8/10

Performance: 8/10

Fuel Efficiency: 7/10

Look: 8/10

Score: 8/10

Hero Honda Hunk

Price: Rs.64, 215

Hunk is promoted as a very muscular bike. If you can remember the commercials about this bike: “the all muscle” bike. Well, it has that good look. It has other goodies like digital console, LED tail lamp, designer seat, rear disc break, gas filled shock absorbers etc.

The bike is a good one. You can trust the reliability of a Hero Honda machine. Though, Hunk can not be considered a very fast beast it is good enough to buy.

Power: 14.4 PS

Torque: 12.8 N-m

Top Speed: 107

Digital Console: Yes

Reliability: 8/10

Comfort: 8/10

Performance: 8/10

Fuel Efficiency: 7/10

Look: 8/10

Score: 8/10

Hero Honda Hunk
Hero Honda Hunk

Yamaha YZF-R15

Price: Rs. 1, 07,000

Yamaha YZF R15 is a serious bike. It is really a sports bike not a toy like Pulsar or Hunk. Priced very high it is worth of it. If you really needs a high speed sports bike then R15 is for you. It has a six speed gearbox. The bike looks differently with two “eyes” and “horns”. Personally, I do not like the look. It seems to me that it also give me a cow like look!

Beware of the very high power of the bike!

Power: 17 PS

Torque: 15 n-m

Top Speed: 133km/h

Digital Console: Yes

Reliability: 8/10

Comfort: 8/10

Performance: 9/10

Fuel Efficiency: 5/10

Look: 9/10

Score: 9/10

Yamaha YZF R15
Yamaha YZF R15 | Source

Yamaha FZ 16

Price: Rs. 65,000

After Pulsar, FZ16 was the harbinger of change in Indian 150 cc bike segments. It has revolutionized the idea of look and power of a 150 cc bike. It has a very smart street fighter like look which has attracted a large section of youngsters towards this bike.

Yamaha build quality cannot be doubted and performance of this bike is top notch. But the fuel efficiency of FZ16 is not at all good.

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Power: 14 PS

Torque: 14 n-m

Top Speed: 120

Digital Console: Yes

Reliability: 7/10

Comfort: 8/10

Performance: 9/10

Fuel Efficiency: 5/10

Look: 9/10

Score: 8/10

Yamaha FZ16
Yamaha FZ16 | Source

Yamaha Fazer

Price: Rs. 72, 000

Yamaha Fazer is also a very popular bike. The Unique Selling Point of this bike is its 140/60 rear tyre. This tyre gives the bike a super smart look. The performance is very good. It has the ability to gain quick speed.

But, again the beast consumes too much fuel.

Power: 14 Ps

Torque: 14n-m

Top Speed: 120 Kmph

Digital Console:Yes

Reliability: 7/10

Comfort: 8/10

Performance: 9/10

Fuel Efficiency: 5/10

Look: 9/10

Score: 7/10

Yamaha Fazer 150
Yamaha Fazer 150 | Source

Yamaha SZ-X

Price: Rs. 52,000

Yamaha SZ-X is a lower priced version of the 150cc Yamaha bikes. The performance is toned down. It looks more commuter like than FZR or FZ16. The engine power is also reduced.

But it has better fuel efficiency than its much costly siblings.

Power: 12.1 Ps

Torque: 12.8 N-m

Top Speed: 110km/h

Digital Console: Yes

Reliability: 7/10

Comfort: 8/10

Performance: 7/10

Fuel Efficiency: 8/10

Look: 7/10

Score: 7/10

Yamaha SZ-X
Yamaha SZ-X

Suzuki GS150R

Price: Rs. 60,270

Suzuki is another big Japanese brand who manufactures and sells bikes in India. Suzuki GS150R is a good bike with Honda Unicorn engine. It looks like the Honda Unicorn too. It has the digitals like digital console, LED tail lamps etc.

The ride on this bike is comfortable. The size of this bike is big. The fuel efficiency is also good for a 150 cc motorcycle. The main problem with this bike is Suzuki itself. They have not enough outlets to sell or service GSR 150 or any other bike. It would be a pain to repair this bike.

Suzuki GSR 150
Suzuki GSR 150

Power: 13.8 bhp

Torque: 13.4 n-m

Top Speed: 108 Km/hr

Digital Console: Yes

Reliability: 7/10

Comfort: 7/10

Performance: 8/10

Fuel Efficiency: 8/10

Look: 7/10

Score: 7/10

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TVS Apache RTR
TVS Apache RTR

TVS Apache RTR 160 : A Special Note

For only having a 10 cc more TVS Apache RTR has been excluded from this list. But many of my readers have demanded that I should include it here. So, I am giving it a special guest appearance.

This bike has a very powerful engine with the power output of 15.2 bhp max @8500 rpm. The maximum torque is 13.8 nm. The bike is stylist and fast.

Read the full review of TVS Apache RTR 160.

Which is the best 150 cc Bike in India?

All the pros and cons about all these among the best is discussed above. You can judge it yourself. If you judge it by the scores given at the list to each bike then it is like this:

The Comparison of best 150 cc Bike Scores

BIKE
Bajaj Pulsar 150cc
Honda CBR 150R
Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
Honda CB Unicorn
Hero Honda Achiever
Hero Honda CBZ – Xtreme
SCORE
7
9
9
8
6
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIKE
Hero Honda Hunk
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha FZ 16
Yamaha Fazer
Yamaha SZ-X
Suzuki GS150R
SCORE
8
9
8
7
7
8

So, according to the scorecard there are three toppers : Honda CBR 150R, Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler and Yamaha YZF-R15. If you consider the price then the best value for money is Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler, according to the overall ratings. Bajaj Pulsar has some dedicated fan followings. Though the built quality of the bike has some glitches, it is still one of the most popular among the masses.

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      SARANESH 14 months ago

      Yes Yamaha

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      Troll 3 years ago

      Waa re teri English. Thu. You certainly don't understand the proper use of words, also, an r15 is simply too expensive, so is a cbr. The top contenders should be the cbz, hunk and unicorn.

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      nikhil 3 years ago

      The best bike I cb unicorn.it came 2nd only due to looks.but it has more decent looks than dazzler.so it must be the winner

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      Prashar 3 years ago

      Yamaha FZ s is best if you looking for style ,comfort and power.It never loses the grip and can speed up to 127s..

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      Prashar 3 years ago

      Yamaha FZ s is best if you looking for style ,comfort and power.It never loses the grip and can speed up to 127s..

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      Neeraj 3 years ago

      pulsar 150 top speed is 128 and and average is 48-50 when it rums above 110 and it is awesome in race between pulsar ,fz16 ,hunk,cbz. pulsar wins in all race and stunts stoppie ,whellie,christ

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      Mahesh 4 years ago

      Suzuki gs 150 r its awesome bike in 150cc segment good for mileage and traffic balancing system its awesome engine was very smooth at another 150cc bike in this class

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      waseem8153 4 years ago

      Hi all, I want to purchase a 150cc bike. Could you please suggest me which bike has most fuel efficiency, good looks, better performance and also less prize

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Pulsar is good if you want to change the bike within 3 years @rambofen044.

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      Rambo Fen 4 years ago from Raipur

      I recently got one Pulsar 150... working quite good but it cost me 70,000.. Thanks for sharing pinappu

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      The Suzuki GS150R is a great bike. But the problem with it is the lack of service centers and spare parts @Paul

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      Paul 4 years ago

      I own a Suzuki GS150R, 2009 model. Covered 66000 kms. Going strong and very much satisfied with the engine built quality and comfort with an astonishing mileage between 54 to 56 KMPL in city!!!!! even after four years and 66000 kms......My next bike also would be a Suzuki GS150R for sure. Great going SUZUKI.... If anyone who's looking out for a decent bike with a hefty look great mileage good engine built quality, its GS150r.....

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      albert 4 years ago

      the worst posting in the history

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      bharath 4 years ago

      i pity you guys , Pulsar 150 is the rocking and dashing bike , really ita gods gift to the youth .

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      Jobin 4 years ago

      Worst thing dat i've ever heard Top speed of Hero Honda Hunk is 107Km/hr. I personally have Hunk and m getting a Top speed of 126Km\hr with a fuel efficiency 45Km\L in city ride and 57Km\L on Highways. Guys go for dis, at least u wont regret.

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      MS 4 years ago

      GOOD for CB unicorn

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      pushpendra 4 years ago

      going 4 style comfort n balance .........is dere anybody competing with yamaha fz.....u guys just care abt speeding n saving few bucks with higher fuel economy .........feel wats called styling n cruising with the LORDS OF THE STREET named YAMAHA FZ-S

      I LOVE IT (her)

      she will never ditch u promise

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      Sam 4 years ago

      CB unicorn is winner

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      maria 4 years ago

      hi sell india price 150cc r15 grecce how;;;;

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      Rajesh Bhuin 4 years ago

      I think CBR 150 R and R15 ver. 2 is premium segment bike... they should stand in another category. because they are much much better than the others bike int this article. Except this two bike CB Dazler, CB Unicorn, Hunk and CBZ Extreem are good bike. choose any of them what you like... Honda has a graet fin tuned Engine but have some gripping problem on Indian Muddy road . CBZ Extreem and Hunk also have good engine with much better grip and stability in Indian condition.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you Anpaws for your kind comment.

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      Anpaws 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      very nice review about many models of bikes. liked it.

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      yash 4 years ago

      hero hunk rocks

      can go until 140 in this one

      it just simply rocks

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      chinnu 5 years ago

      CBZ Extreme is excellent

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      pinappu 5 years ago from India

      CBZ Extreme is also an excellent bike @harrissaeed

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      harrissaeed 5 years ago from India

      CBZ Extreme is best bike in 150 arena. i am using since 2009 and still it runs like a new bike.

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      pinappu 5 years ago from India

      You are slim but powerful ? @ Deepak ?

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      pinappu 5 years ago from India

      Lightshare thank you for your kind comment

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      Lightshare 5 years ago

      Thax 4 dz informatory hub.

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      Eapen 5 years ago

      Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler is a pretty good bike in its segment but it Lacks in Looks when compared to Hero Hunk , so i strongly recommend

      Hunk its cool , hot , sexy looking with a good mileage ,made for youngsters looking for style with attitude . GO FOR HUNK.

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      Nick 5 years ago

      cb unicorn dazzler is the most beauti ful bike i love that this bike

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      Deepak 5 years ago

      Dazzy is the Best 150 cc bike.

      I own that bike and like that bike too much , as that resembles my quality (Slim,trim but reliable and powerful :) )

      Go for that !

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      pinappu 5 years ago from India

      Thank you poshcoffeeco for your kind comment. Which panel do you talking about?

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Comprehensive review of many bikes. Interesting article.

      I notice you have omitted the vote up / down panel.

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      Rajesh Bhuin 5 years ago

      Its useful not awasome. I think when we consider VFM with engine quality and style then CB UNICORN is fair winer of this segment. And i protest about R15, it must be R15 ver. 2