Hello Bikers Friends,
Today we will review on Top 150cc Bikes in India. Well, In India 150cc Bikes are known as Racing Bikes but in other Countries their Entry Lebel bikes are of 500cc or 600cc Bikes. Anyways, we have to review on 150cc Bikes of India. The List is not so long, lets have a look:
1) Hero Impulse
2) Hero CBZ Extreme
3) Hero Achiever
4) Hero Hunk
5) Honda Unicorn
6) Honda Unicorn Dazzler.
7) Honda CBR150.
8) Yamaha SZ Seriese.
9) Yamaha FZ Seriese
10) Yamaha Fazer.
11) Bajaj Discover 150
12) Bajaj Pulsur 150
13) Bajaj Boxer 150.
14) TVS Apache 160
15) Suzuki GS 150R.
Out of these 15 Bikes, in first step we have to shortlist them. Well, Bajaj Boxer 150 is typically meant for Rural Biking. It has neither look nor Comfort again about Hero Achiever, I don't want to comment because everyone knows what the bike has achieved till date.
Hero Impulse is a Mud Bike, that means it can well run over the Mud, dirt or Hill like Roads. But in Real world, I don't think we should compare it with other Products in this segment because this bike is strictly for a single purpose, so will discuss about this product in any other post.
Now, we have 12 bikes in our hand. Before I start my discussion I want to share some facts that I used to find in various sites like "Honda Unicorn" is the best bike or "Bajaj Discover 150 is not at all a bike of 150cc segment". Well, in those places they are either reviewing only the power or mileage figures. But here we will discuss every parameters of a bike and our final Verdict will be on your Requirements.
So, we are ready to start our discussion about top 150cc bike in india. First of all, we have to make the list partitioned in 3 parts one for Reliable Engine and second for Cost Effective Biking and 3rd for only Power Racing.
If we look for cost Effective Bikes in 150cc segment, then the list will be very short like :
1) Bajaj Discover 150cc
2)Yamaha SZ Seriese.
If we consider about Styling and Performance without Caring for the Mileage, the list will be:
1) Hero CBZ Extreme
2) Hero Hunk
3) Yamaha FZ Seriese
4) Yamaha Fazer
5) TVS Apache 160
If We consider about Performance, Engine Smoothness and Mileage(Actually if we are caring for this more):
1) Honda Unicorn or Unicorn Dazzler
2) Bajaj Pulsur 150
3) Suzuki GS 150R.
4) Honda CBR 150.
Now, You Decide which one you want.
If You have tight budget, then you have only 2 options in hand : 1) Yamaha SZ Seriese 2) Discover 150.
Out of these two Yamaha SZ is better if you are looking for Power+average Style+Reliable Engine and You can little sacrifice on Fuel Efficiency(well, the mileage will be 50+ but if you compare with discover 150 which is giving around 60 kmpl) and Resell Value then Yamaha SZ is the Best Product for You. It will cost Rs. 62000 on road and will give you a descent mileage of 50+kmpl.
If You consider Price, Mileage, average look and you can sacrifice Comfort then Bajaj Discover 150 DTSi is for You. It will give you a sureshot mileage of 55kmpl or even 60kmpl in Highway, but the top speed is lower than that of Yamaha SZ Engines. Again the Reliablity and Durability of Bajaj Bikcept es are far below than that of Yamaha bikes. So, its upto You.
From above 2 bikes, some points are noted below:
- These(Discover 150 and Yamaha SZ) bikes are only bikes that costs below 62000 onroad.
- Yamaha will give you all better than Bajaj except Mileage.
- Bajaj will definitely a winner if you look at the Mileage part but a sure loser if you consider other facts like Power, Comfort and Racing Psychology
- Considering on Resell Value Bajaj is ahead of Yamaha.
- In Long Run, Ymaha is the winner due to its most refined engines.
II) Only Performance (Not at all looking towards Mileage):
In this segment, Yamaha FZ are the Best. Because they will provide maximum power, Xtreme Look, Xtreme Comfort, Xtreme Stability. So here the winner is Clearly Yamaha FZ. If we consider for 2nd position then TVS Apache will come. Yamaha Fazer is also there if You like its look.. :) About Hero CBZ or Hero Hunk, they have nothing comparable with yamaha FZ except Brand Name. If You are a Damn addicted about Brand Value you may opt for Hero MotorCycles in this Segment. In last post "Top 125cc bikes in India", the winner was Hero Glamour but in case of 150cc segment Hero is still in Childhood stage. So, In this segment Yamaha FZ is the Clear Winner.
III) Power with Mileage(Little Compromise on Look):
In this segment, all the 4 bikes are cometing neck to neck. Honda is famous for its extra ordinary Smooth Engine where as Suzuki GS150R is best in look wise(Considering the Price point of View). Again Bajaj Pulsur is a Brand that ruled India over a decade. But what about Honda CBR 150??? Yes, It has Butter Smooth Engine, Good Mileage(around 45kmpl), very good riding posture, Highest Speed can be more than 130kmph. But but... can You afford it?? It costs extremely high i.e. 1,17,000 Ex-Showroom Delhi that means on road price is around "Rs.1,30,000". So, How many Indians can afford it?? If Price is not a constraint for You then you should definitely go for it. Now about Bajaj Pulsur 150 DTSi, I don't believe it can give you anything more than Mileage and that also upto 1st 3 years. You can see a long queue of Bajaj pulsur bikes at any 2nd hand bike showroom. The problem is that, bajaj is still fighting for Reliable Engines which Honda or Yamaha have already presented to the world. May be Bajaj Pulsur 200 NS can give some flight but pulsur 150 is not upto mark.
So, Finally if You want a good bike within 75,000 then Honda Unicorn is best option. About Dazzler, it doesn't have Kick start option again it will give you 3-5kmpl less mileage than Honda Unicorn. Dazzler has no more Sporty look (it seems its the elder brother of Twister).
So, In this segment, You can Either go for Honda Unicorn or Suzuki GS150R. But yes, Unicorn has a very good refined engine and extremely demand if you want to resell it. So, this segment the Clear winner is Honda Unicorn.
Now, as per our Discussion :
If You want a good 150cc Bike within less budget(Rs.60,000 around) then Yamaha SZ seriese is the Best Option. Here you have to sacrifice on look, but still it has not so bad look.. :)
If You opt for Look+Comfort+Power+Reliable Engine and You can Sacrifice on Fuel Efficiency then Yamaha FZ is for You.
If You consider Reliable Engine+Power+Comfort+Mileage then Honda Unicorn and Suzuki GS150R is for You but if You also consider "Resell" Value then Honda Unicorn is the Winner.
My Final Verdict goes to Honda Unicorn because I am not too RPM addicted.. :) But You have all the options to chose as per your requirement and psychology....