Well, 150cc bikes have been and are one of the top choices among the Indians and nowadays most of the youths are going for the 150cc bikes without any hesitation. But, sadly there are not many options for them in this segment, and manufacturers like honda discontinued many of their popular 150cc bikes like Hornet and X-Blade in India after the BS-VI implication.
But, do not worry as other manufacturers like Bajaj, Yamaha, Suzuki, Hero, and TVS are offering many 150cc bikes that perform quite well and some of them are quite exceptional at the performance.
So here is the list of the Top 10 Best 150cc Bikes In India For The Year 2020;
1. Yamaha R15 V3
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 1,46,380
- Max Power: 18.3 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Yamaha R15 is a game-changer in the Indian automobile market and in the 150cc segment. The bike features a BS6 engine with a power of 18.3bhp at 14.1Nm of torque. It is probably the most powerful 150cc engine among the bikes available in the Indian market.
It is one of the best looking bikes with some advanced features and has no direct competition between its rivals in this segment. The bike feels the sporty and riding position is quite aggressive. The bike is available around Rs. 1,46,380 ex-showroom price which is quite high, but with awesome look and power, makes it one of the best 150cc bikes in India.
2. Bajaj Pulsar 150
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 91,381
- Max Power: 13.6 bhp @ 8,000 rpm
Bajaj pulsar 150 is the classic 150cc bike from the Bajaj motors, comes with the new BS6 engine that generates around 13.6 bhp power at a maximum torque of 13.2 Nm at 8000rpm. No doubt it is the most popular 150cc bike in India.
The bike looks similar to its earlier version and in terms of features, the bike gets a semi-digital instrument cluster, which displays the fuel level, speed, odometer, trip meters, and backlit switchgear. The bike also features single-channel ABS and standard in all variants. With an affordable price point, good riding posture, low maintenance, and wide presence make it one of the best 150cc bikes in India.
3. TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 1,04,286
- Max Power: 15.8 bhp @ 8250 rpm
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a premium bike powered by a 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine and one of the best 150cc bikes in India. The bike has a street fighter look and comes with a quite attractive price range and available in 5 different colors.
The bike also features a single-channel ABS for safety and riding quality is quite comfortable and maybe the best in this segment. The RTR 160 4V BS6 features an all-LED head and tail lamp, and an all-digital instrument cluster. The bike has a powerful engine that generates a power of 15.8 bhp at 8250rpm. Overall, its an ideal choice in this segment.
4. Suzuki Gixxer 150
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 1,14,585
- Max Power: 13.4 bhp @ 8,000 rpm
Gixxer 150 is the naked version of Gixxer sf150 from Suzuki and comes at a lesser price. The bike features a moderate engine that generates a maximum power of 13.4 bhp at 8000rpm. Performance-wise it has lower power than the Apache 160 4V and quite similar to the Pulsar 150.
The bike comes with a single-channel ABS with front and rear disk breaks. The bike looks sharp with LED headlight and tail-lamp a fully-digital instrument cluster and with amazing riding quality makes it one of the best 150cc bikes in India.
5. Yamaha MT-15
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 1,39,504
- Max Power: 17.9 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
You can say it the naked streetfighter version of R15 V3, The Yamaha MT-15 is a unique looking 150 cc bike in India. The bike share its engine with the R15 and perform quite similar but with a shorter seat and a more comfortable sitting position for a longer ride.
From my point of view, it is the most beautiful and eye-catcher 150 cc bike in India. Yamaha MT 15 comes with three color choices that are black, blue, and red and with just a single variant. A powerful engine, attractive design, and good sitting position make it one of the best 150cc bikes in India.
6. Suzuki Gixxer SF150
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 1,24,621
- Max Power: 13.4 bhp @ 8,000 rpm
The Suzuki Gixxer SF150 gets the same 155cc BS6 engine as the Gixxer 150 but looks more stylish and that comes with a considerably higher price point. It is one of the most beautiful 150cc bikes in the Indian market and the ex-showroom price of this bike is around Rs 1,24,621.
The bike has a maximum power output of 13.6PS at 8000rpm. Gixxer SF features and LED head and tail lamp, digital instrument console, and a single-channel ABS standard on all versions. The riding quality is comfortable and the engine is quite smooth, makes it one of the best 150cc bikes in India.
7. Bajaj Pulsar NS160
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 1,07,635
- Max Power: 16.8 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Another bike from Bajaj, The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is powered by a powerful 160.3cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 16.8 bhp at 9000rpm. The bike looks quite similar to its bigger brother Pulsar NS200.
The bike is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1,07,635 in the Indian market that is quite similar to the Gixxer 150. The riding posture is quite good, but the engine is not refined like the Gixxer 150, you will feel some vibration once you cross the 60kmph. Overall it is one of the best 150cc bikes in India.
8. Hero Xtreme 160R
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 99,950
- Max Power: 15 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
The Hero Xtreme 160R is the new entry in this segment and the bike is powered by a 160cc air-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 15 bhp at 8500rpm. It is quite a powerful bike and more powerful than the FZ and unicorn and even Suzuki’s one.
The bike is also quite cheaper than other bikes in this segment and is available at around Rs 99,950 ex-showroom price which is quite impressive. The Xtreme 160R is the only bike in its segment to get all-LED lighting and it also features a full-digital instrument console. The engine is quite refined and as we all know Hero is reliable and comes with lower maintenance costs. Overall, it is one of the best 150cc bikes in India.
9. Yamaha FZ V3
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 1,01,883
- Max Power: 12.2 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Yamaha FZ-Fi Version 3.0 comes with a 149 cc engine that generates a power of 12.4 bhp at 7250rpm. The bike looks quite honky and the ex-showroom price is around Rs 1,01,883.
The engine will disappoint you in power but the refinement is quite good and the bike also features a single-channel ABS for safety in its all variants. Overall, a good addition in the list of Top 10 Best 150cc Bikes in India.
10. Honda Unicorn 160
- Ex-showroom price: Rs. 93,593
- Max Power: 12.91 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Honda unicorn 160 is a normal bike with the same old look and with some standard features. The bike gets a 162.5cc engine that can generate a maximum power of 12.91 bhp at 7500rpm.
The riding quality is good, but the engine is not powerful at all and the bike is also not appealing to youths with looks or power. Although the milage of this bike is quite impressive at around 55kmpl. Overall, it is one of the top 10 150cc bikes in India.
List of Top 10 Best 150cc Bikes In India
|Bike||Price (Ex-showroom)||Max Power|
|Yamaha R15 V3||Rs. 1,46,380||18.3 bhp|
|Bajaj Pulsar 150||Rs. 91,381||13.6 bhp|
|TVS Apache RTR 160 4V||Rs. 1,04,286||15.8 bhp|
|Suzuki Gixxer 150||Rs. 1,14,585||13.4 bhp|
|Yamaha MT-15||Rs. 1,39,504||17.9 bhp|
|Suzuki Gixxer SF150||Rs. 1,24,621||13.4 bhp|
|Bajaj Pulsar NS160||Rs. 1,07,635||16.8 bhp|
|Hero Xtreme 160R||Rs. 99,950||15 bhp|
|Yamaha FZ V3||Rs. 1,01,883||12.2 bhp|
|Honda Unicorn 160||Rs. 93,593||12.91 bhp|
After the implication of BS-VI standard in the automobile sector, these are the best 150cc bikes available in the Indian market. So what you think of our list of Top 10 Best 150cc Bikes In India for the year 2020, please comment below and share on social media.