Best 150cc Bikes - Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6, Honda Unicorn 160 BS6, Avenger 160 BS6 and more
Here are the best 150cc motorcycles you can buy right now
The 150cc two-wheeler segment has been around a long time now. While it once catered to the performance starved masses, that mantle has been taken over by the 160cc class. That said, the 150cc segment still remains relevant to riders wanting a sensible commuter with good performance and fuel efficiency. Here are the best 150cc motorcycles you can buy right now.
Note: All prices, ex-showroom Delhi.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6 (Rs 90,003 to Rs 1,00,838):
The Bajaj Pulsar has been around for close to two decades now thanks to a few updates along the way. The design remains largely unchanged, but that’s no bad thing as it's been well received by the Indian audience. It continues to use a halogen headlamp, LED tail lamp and bulb-type turn indicators along with a semi-digital instrument console. Power comes from a 149cc air-cooled motor. In its latest BS6 avatar, the Pulsar gets fuel-injection and now delivers 14PS and 13.25Nm. The BS6 bike continues to feature the same telescopic front fork and dual gas-charged rear shock absorbers as its predecessor. Braking is via disc brakes on both ends with single-channel ABS. Know more details about the Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6 here.
TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 (Rs 97,000 to Rs 1,00,000):
Like the Pulsar, the TVS Apache RTR 160 has been around for quite a while. It’s styling as well as its features have remained unchanged. Like the Pulsar, it features a halogen headlamp, an LED tail lamp, bulb-type turn indicators and a semi-digital instrument console. It gets a slightly larger 159.7cc fuel-injected air-cooled motor that delivers 15.53PS and 13.9Nm, and uses a telescopic front fork and gas-charged rear shock absorbers. It uses disc brakes at both ends with single-channel ABS. Check out more details about the Apache RTR 160 here.
Honda Unicorn BS6 (Rs 93,593):
The Unicorn has been such a successful model for Honda that it had to relaunch the 150cc version since it proved to be more popular than its replacement, the second-gen Unicorn 160. The new Unicorn BS6 gets the same design as before but with a new fuel-injected 162.7cc air-cooled motor. When launched, it was the first motorcycle to get a rear monoshock in the country. Despite being low on features, the Unicorn is a fantastic commuter. Know more details about the new Unicorn BS6 here.
Yamaha FZ-FI (Rs 1,01,200):
While the Yamaha FZ-FI BS6 is the sportiest motorcycle in this list, it has an upright riding position that works well on daily commutes. It is the only motorcycle here to get an LED headlamp and a digital instrument console. Its BS6-compliant 149cc air-cooled and fuel-injected motor delivers 12.4PS and 13.6 Nm. Underpinnings include a telescopic front fork, a rear monoshock, disc brakes at both ends and a fat 140-section rear tyre. Know more about the Yamaha FZ-FI BS6 here.
Bajaj Avenger 160 BS6 (Rs 94,893):
If you are looking for something different, the Bajaj Avenger 160 BS6 is a great option. It shares its styling with the larger Avenger Street 220 BS6 and gets a 160cc air-cooled and fuel-injected motor that now delivers 15PS and 13.7Nm. It comes equipped with a telescopic front fork and dual shock absorbers while braking is via a 260mm front disc and 130mm drum brake with single-channel ABS. Know more details about the Bajaj Avenger 160 BS6 here.