Top 10 Best 150CC Bikes in India (2019) – Reviews & Comparison

150cc bikes guarantees a considerable amount of speed, power and flexibility to the rider.

These bikes are exclusively meant for the ones who prefer daily commute and to those who wish to gear up during the weekends.

A decent 150cc bike provides optimum stability along with power required to pull of long distance rides.

Today, majority of the users are facing difficulties in purchasing right bike available at the market.  

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Some of the major factors to be taken into consideration is the post-sales service, budget, maintenance required, mileage and spare parts availability. We shall now move on to some of the top 10 best 150cc bikes.

We Highly recommend you to read the 150CC Bike Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest 150 bike technologies and  tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Top 10 Best 150CC Bikes in India

Although my favorite among all is Yamaha YZF R15 but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

Yamaha YZF R15 is a 2018 model, which can be used for daily commute. It features LED lamps, digital LCD instrument. Absence of ABS is the only downside of Yamaha YZF R15.

This model is available in three colors namely revving blue, adrenaline red and sparky green.

The previous version of R15 was mainly focused towards performance, however the current model have narrowed down the gap with state-of-the-art technology.

The variable valve timing enhances the power output to approximately 19bhp.

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Features:

  • Maximum speed---150 kmph
  • Six gears
  • Estimated mileage---42 km/ltr
  • Total capacity of the tank is 12 liters
  • Authentic and impeccable customer service
  • Comfortable riding experience
  • Ideal for daily commute
  • Stunning appearance
  • Smooth and powerful engine
  • Improvement in braking system required
  • Absence of gear meter
  • Lack of ABS

Bajaj V15 is believed to be the initial motorcycle launched by Bajaj.

It is currently touted as the stylish commuter. One of the striking attributes of this motorcycle is that it includes metals of the nation's first aircraft carrier named 'INS Vikrant'.

It is touted and marketed as a stylish and elegant commuter. Majority of the design was greatly inspired from the model cruiser.

The model which is powered by a 150cc single cylinder engine has the capacity to deliver a torque of approximately 5500 rpm.​

The brake setup is designed out of 240mm disc brake which is placed at the front along with a 130mm drum in the rear.

This bike is currently available in two paint schemes namely pearl white and ebony black.

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Features:

  • Classis retro appeal
  • Single cylinder engine
  • Five-speed transmission engine
  • Available in two paint schemes--pearl white and ebony black
  • Available in two paint schemes--pearl white and ebony black
  • Stylish appearance
  • High performance
  • Great mileage
  • Good customer service
  • Not suitable for long rides
  • Slightly expensive when compared to earlier versions

Honda CB Hornet 160R has a masculine appearance. It features a LED headlamp along with a hazard light switch.

The Honda primarily took advantage of the massive body panels such as the fuel tanks. They are planning to capture the attention of customers who are style conscious.

This bike is powered by a 163cc single cylinder air cooled engine generating a torque of approximately 6500rpm.

They are currently available in five color variants namely white/blue, orange/black, red/grey, green/black and yellow.

The overall tank capacity of Honda CB Hornet 160R is about 12 litres and the kerb weight is 142kg.

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Features:

  • Powered by 163cc single-cylinder air cooled engine
  • Equipped with disc brakes at both ends
  • Five variants available
  • Five color options--orange/black, white/blue, red/grey, green/black and yellow
  • Good looking
  • Smooth riding experience
  • Affordable pricing
  • Low maintenance cost
  • Maintains top speed
  • Poor customer service
  • Issues with the bike chain

The latest version of Suzuki's 150cc is the Gixxer. This model has successfully replaced GS150 R and continues to remain as one of the top 150cc motorcycles to date.

It features a single-channel ABS. This model had successfully replaced GS150R and continues to remain as one of the top 150cc motorbikes available in the market.

Gixxer is propelled by a 150cc single-cylinder air cooled engine that has the capacity to generate 14nm.

It includes a 5 speed transmission which has replaced GS150R six speed box. Suzuki Gixxer comprises of disc brakes placed at either end of the bike.

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Features:

  • Powered by 150cc single-cylinder air cooled engine
  • Disc brakes fixed at both ends
  • Clear lens LED Tail lamp
  • Stunning graphics
  • Good riding experience
  • Impressive braking and suspension
  • Oil replacement required within 3 months
  • Frequent maintenance required
  • Absence of triple seats

Bajaj Pulsar 150 is currently one of the most sought 150cc commuter bikes across India. It has gained immense popularity owing to its style, fuel efficiency and worth the price.

It is currently one of the most sought after commuter bikes in India. A major overhaul has undergone with respect to engine and brand new paint schemes despite the styling.

The maximum torque is estimated to be 13.4NM when synced with a five speed transmission. The bike is capable of riding smoothly on telescopic front forks along with dual springs.

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Features:

  • Air cooled single cylinder engine
  • Five-speed transmission
  • Operates smoothly via telescopic front forks and dual springs
  • Awesome performance
  • Comfortable seating
  • Good mileage
  • Wonderful graphics and design
  • Frequent maintenance required
  • Issues with respect to gear sifting
  • Poor brakes
  • Absence of tank extensions, graphics
  • Available only in black paint scheme

#6. TVS Apache RTR 160

TVS Apache RTR 160 was launched by TVS Motors back in the year 2007. It is one of the initial Apache series to be introduced in the Indian market.

It features a lap timer in the instrument console.

The model claims to be the only bike in India which consists of a petal disc brake. It features a 17inch alloy wheels placed at the front and a rear with 90mm section tires at the front.

The front forks has a travel of 105mm while the rear comprises of a two shock approach instead of a Monoshock.

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Features:

  • Lap timer included in the instrument console
  • Petal disc brakes
  • Powered by single cylinder four stroke
  • Available in seven varying paint schemes
  • Stunning appearance
  • Ideal for sports freaks
  • Good mileage
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Continuous vibration while traveling at a speed of 40km
  • Poor customer service
  • Oil leakage issues

Hero Xtreme Sports is a top graded premium 150cc bikes which is best suited for daily commute. It was launched exclusively for the youngsters.

This bike is well-equipped with multiple color options and decals.

This bike has adequate cosmetic as well as mechanical updates to compete against rivals including Honda CB Unicorn 160, Yamaha FZ Version 6.0 and even Suzuki Gixxer.

The Hero Extreme Sports consists of head lamp unit, instrument cluster, wider rear tubeless tire, split seats, brand new handle bar along with rear fenders. It also contains ample color options and decals.

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Features:

  • Headlamp unit
  • Instrument cluster
  • Torque range from 12.8Nm to 13.5Nm
  • Five-step adjustable rear suspension
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Good handling and controls
  • Great mileage
  • Amazing instruments
  • Heavy engine
  • Gripping quality of tires not satisfactory
  • Slight improvement in headlight and body designs required
  • Absence of kill switch
  • Not a budget friendly vehicle

Yamaha Fazer V2.0 was launched by Yamaha back in the year 2008. It is a Japanese motorcycle brand which share similar features to that of the earlier versions FZ and FZ-S.

This model guarantees optimum performance and efficiency when compared to previous versions. It is powered by a brand new 149cc, four stroke single cylinder engine.

This model has a better throttle response with optimum refinement.

It comprises of a conventional telescopic suspension along and a mono shock along with swing arm at the rear end.

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Features:

  • Air-cooled engine has a torque of 12.8 Nm
  • Five speed gearbox
  • Conventional telescopic suspension
  • Monoshock with swingarm
  • Good handling ride
  • Excellent mileage
  • No vibration
  • Impeccable customer service
  • High speed stability
  • Insufficient power
  • Poor BS4 engine
  • Bad pickup

Hero Hunk is a 2007 150cc motorcycle introduced by Hero Honda. In addition to new colors, the bike features a digital console, LED tail lamps, altered visor along with dark colored grab rails.

It comprises of multiple features such as digital console, body colored mirrors, LED tail lamps, exhaust cover and altered visor. It is powered by a 150cc bike with a torque of 12.8NM.

Hero Hunk syncs with a five speed gearbox and the estimated weight is about 143kg. It has the capacity to manage 12.4 litres of fuel.

The Honda company hold the view that this bike has the ability to deliver fuel economy of approximately 52kmpl.

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Features:

  • Powered by 150cc single cylinder engine
  • Five speed gearbox
  • Fuel-Tank capacity of 12.4 litres
  • Fuel economy is 52 kmpl
  • Excellent riding experience
  • Smooth engine
  • Reasonable price
  • Quality is reasonable
  • Ideal for daily commute
  • Tire size is not wider
  • Mileage below 50 km/hr

Avenger street 150 launched by Bajaj is believed to be one of the top selling bikes in the avenger series. Pricing and overall appearance had a great influence on it.

This model is exclusively meant for buyers who are scouting for a premium motorcycle rather than a standard one.

It features new alloy wheels, black rubber bellow placed at the front forks, brand new silencer, and grab rail.

One of the slight changes is that the handle bar has been lowered down a bit and it flatter for better handling. This bike is powered by a 150cc single cylinder DTS-I Engine.

The estimated torque is about 12.5Nm at 6500rpm. It syncs with a five speed transmission.

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Features:

  • Slightly lowered handlebar
  • Powered by 150cc single cylinder DTS-I-Engine
  • Five-speed transmission
  • Well-equipped with 14 litre fuel tank
  • LED lamps offer better visibility during nights
  • Stunning design and color variations
  • Superb engine performance
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Absence of digital speedometer and mileage
  • Issue with brakes
  • Brake pedal not up to the mark

Buyer's Guide - How to Purchase 150CC Bikes

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Factors to Consider in Buying

Commuters or an entry

Level sport bike good be a great option for the ones who prefer to hone their riding skills. During the initial stage, there is a great blend of handling and ride quality. Honda CBF stunner, Yamaha YZF-R15 and KTM Duke 200 are some of the best bikes to quote.

Favorable conditions to ride

Today, there are certain bikes, which are exclusively meant to ride on rugged trails and dirt terrains. Out of which, few ones like those that of street fighters and track superbikes cannot be used in desert trails.

Type of Bike
  • CRUISER BIKES - Bajaj Avenger DTS-1 and Royal Enfield Thunderbird are some of the finest examples of cruiser bikes where your feet are placed forward with hands positioned towards the chest. These bikes are exclusively designed for long rides.
  • SPORTS BIKE - The handlebars are placed below the chest level with elbows in straight position and feet tucked at the back of the body. For sharp twist and turns, sports bikes could be a good option. Ex: Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha YZF R-15.

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