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Best 150cc Commuter Bikes in India

Confused to buy the best 150cc two wheeler? Here are the Top 10 150cc Commuter Motorcycles in India. This article would certainly assist you to take a better decision.

Following motorcycles are ranked concerning popularity, customers' choice, demand of the vehicle, price, value for money, mileage, maintenance cost, power and performance, design, looks and graphics, features, ride comfy, built quality, so and so on.



1. Honda CB Unicorn
Obviously, the best 150cc motorcycle in India in the commuter segment. Blending Honda's all qualities and features together, the CB Unicorn has been one of the biggest successes of all time in Indian two wheeler market.

Honda CB Unicorn

Pros
Built in quality, looks good, economical, has the best resale value in this segment, so superb to drive, very good suspension and low maintenance.

Cons
Long waiting period, no digital meter, starting trouble in the morning, sometimes engine missing is felt, trouble gear shift and a bit over priced.

Specifications of Honda CB Unicorn
EngineAir Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine
Displacement149.1 cc
Maximum Power13.3 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque12.8 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Transmission5 Speed Gear Box
Gear Shift Pattern1 Down - 4 Up
Mileage48-60 kmpl
Top Speed112 kmph
ChassisAdvanced Design Diamond Frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork
Rear SuspensionAdvance Technology Mono-suspension
Front BrakeDisc 240 mm Dia
Rear BrakeDrum 130 mm Dia
Width756 mm
Height1100 mm
Ground Clearance179 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity13 Liter
Reserve Tank Capacity1.3 Liter
Kerb Weight146 kg
PriceRs. 63671 (ex-showroom Delhi)


2. Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
One of the most successful motorcycles from the largest selling two wheeler brand. The all new Xtreme is known for its smooth riding experience. Equipped with new digital meter, graphics and design regarding its predecessor, the CBZ Xtreme is an excellent option.

Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme
Pros
Stylish, rear disc brake, split seat, LED brake light, good resale value and no waiting period.

Cons
The visor could have been designed better, should have been more economical.

Specifications of Hero Honda CBZ Extreme
EngineAir cooled, 4 - stroke single cylinder OHC
Displacement149.2 cc
Maximum Power14.4 PO @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque12.80 N m @ 6500 rpm
Transmission5 Speed constant mesh
Gear Shift Pattern1 Down - 4 Up
Mileage45-55
Top Speed115 kmph
ChassisTabular, diamond type
Front SuspensionTelescopic hydraulic type
Rear SuspensionRectangular swing arm with 5 step adjustable gas reservoir
Front BrakeDisc Dia 240 mm
Rear BrakeDisc Dia 220 mm
Width765mm
Height1145mm
Ground Clearance145 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity12.1 litre
Reserve Tank Capacity1.5 litre
Kerb Weight148 kg
PriceRs. 65975(ex-showroom Delhi)


3. Bajaj Pulsar 150
The second low end version of Pulsar brand. The machine that gave a rebirth to the whole Bajaj Motors. Perhaps the most powerful engine in this segment. The Pulsar 150 is definitely a choosable motorcycle for any aged person.

Bajaj Pulsar 150

Pros
Powerful, excellent braking system, good suspension, digital meter, auto-indicators, has stability and good control.

Cons
Cheap quality is the major drawback of Bajaj and so does the Pulsar 150 and no resale value.

Specifications of Bajaj Pulsar 150
Engine4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder
Displacement149.01cc
Maximum Power15.06 Ps @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque12.5 Ps @ 6500 rpm
Transmission5 Speed Gear Box
Gear Shift Pattern1 Down - 4 Up
Mileage40-45 kmpl
Top Speed125 kmph
ChassisDouble Cradle
Front SuspensionTelescopic, with anti-friction bush
Rear Suspension5 way adjustable, Nitrox shock absorber
Front Brake240 mm Disc
Rear Brake130 mm Drum
Width755 mm
Height1170 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity15 litres
Reserve Tank Capacity3.2 litres
Kerb Weight143 kg
PriceRs. 67019(ex-showroom Delhi)


4. Yamaha FZ S
The Lord of the streets! Elegant, powerful, sporty and much more. Certainly a mini version of FZ 1. And the streets will pull away to make the way for the Lord of the Streets!

Yamaha FZ S

Pros
Sporty, stylish, better design and graphics, powerful engine, has good stability and control, has big rear and front tyres, digital meter, built in good quality.

Cons
Not economical, overpriced, should have had rear disc brake at this price tag, costly spare parts.

Specifications of Yamaha FZ S
EngineAir-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Displacement153 cc
Maximum Power14 PS @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque13.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm
TransmissionConstant mesh 5-speed
Gear Shift Pattern1 Down - 5 Up
Mileage35-40 kmpl
Top Speed138 kmph
ChassisDiamond Frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionSwingarm
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDrum
Width770mm
Height1045mm
Ground Clearance160mm
Fuel Tank Capacity12 liters
Kerb Weight135 Kg
PriceRs. 71,280(ex-showroom Delhi)


5. TVS Apache RTR 160 HYPEREDGE
Scarily fast! Updated to a new looks, TVS offers more fascination to motorcycle maniacs. Though the Apache RTR 160 HYPEREDGE is equipped with 159.7cc engine, the machine could be tabulated in the 150cc class. More unbelievably, TVS doesn't have a 150cc engined motorcycle at present.

TVS Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge

Pros
New looks, design and graphics, the most powerful in its segment, the all new Beast-inspired headlamp, muscled engine cowl and cheaper.

Cons
Built in less and no resale value.

Specifications of TVS Apache RTR 160 HYPEREDGE
Engine4 Stroke, Single
Displacement159.7 cc
Maximum Power15.2 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque13.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
TransmissionWet, Multi-Plate, 5-speed
Gear Shift Pattern1 Down - 5 up
Mileage45-50 kmpl
Top Speed118 kmph
ChassisDouble Cradle SynchroSTIFF
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks, 105 mm Stroke
Rear SuspensionMonotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid
Front Brake270 mm Petal Disc
Rear Brake200 mm Petal Disc 130 mm Drum Brake
Width730 mm
Height1105 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity16 Liters
Reserve Tank Capacity2.5 Litres
Kerb Weight137 kg
PriceRs. 67,505(ex-showroom Delhi)


6. Yamaha SZ-R
The most value for money bike in the 150cc class. Branded, economical, powerful and so on the qualities of the SZ-R. Now it's available in white shade as well.

Yamaha SZR

Pros
Powerful, economical, value for money and resale value.

Cons
No digital meter and could have come in better looks.

Specifications of Yamaha SZ-R
EngineAir cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2-Valve
Displacement153 cc
Maximum Power12.1PS @ 7500rpm
Maximum Torque12.8Nm @ 4500 rpm
TransmissionConstant Mesh 5 - Speed
Gear Shift Pattern1 Down - 4 Up
Mileage45-52 kmpl
Top Speed115 kmph
ChassisDaimond
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionSwingarm
Front BrakeDisc Brake
Rear BrakeDrum Brake
Width730 mm
Height1100 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity14 liters
Kerb Weight134 Kg
PriceRs. 57,500 (ex-showroom Delhi)


7. Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
The successor of the exciting model, the CB Unicorn. Introduced to rule the 150cc segment. But failed to impress maniacs. However, a good choice for commuters.

Pros
Digital meter, rear disc brake, good pricing, fuel efficient.

Cons
Could have introduced in a better looks.

Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

Specifications of Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
Engine4 Stroke, Air Cooled OHC, Single Cylinder
Displacement149.1 c.c
Maximum Power14 Bhp @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque13 Nm @ 5500 rpm
TransmissionConstant mesh 5-speed
Gear Shift Pattern1 Down - 5 Up
Mileage50-55 kmpl
Top Speed123 kmph
ChassisAdvanced Design Diamond Frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork
Rear SuspensionMono-suspension: 3 step adj
Front BrakeDia 240 mm Disc
Rear BrakeDisc 220 mm
Width754 mm
Height1085 mm
Ground Clearance162 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity12 liters
Kerb Weight138 Kg
PriceRs. 66,392(ex-showroom Delhi)


8. Suzuki GS 150R
The only 6-speed two wheeler in the 150cc commuter segment in India. Branded, fuel efficient and known for its quality riding. Nevertheless, failed to domain market.

Suzuki GS 150R

Pros
6-speed gear box, good for long drives, mileage upto 62 kmpl, stable drive, trouble free gear shift and good braking system.

Cons
Too heavy, 6-speed gear box makes city drive a horrible experience.

Specifications of Suzuki GS 150R
Engine Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Displacement149.5 cc
Maximum Power13.8bhp @ 8,500rpm
Maximum Torque13.4Nm @ 6,000rpm
Transmission6-speed
Gear Shift Pattern(1-down, 5-up)
Mileage55 kmpl
Top Speed124 kmph
Front SuspensionTelescopic, Coil Spring, Oil Damped
Rear SuspensionSwingarm Type Coil Spring, Oil and Gas Damped
Front BrakeHydraulic single disc
Rear BrakeDrum
Width785 mm
Height1120 mm
Ground Clearance160 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity15.5 Litres
Kerb Weight149 kg
PriceRs. 62,734 (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)


9. Hero Hunk
The all muscle hunk while the Hunk occupies the streets. One of the commercial hits of Hero. Trusted by millions, the Hunk does a lot for commuters.

Hero Hunk

Pros
Branded, low maintenance, good resale value, better looks and good quality.

Cons
Should have been more economical friendly.

Specifications of Hero Hunk
EngineAir cooled, 4 - stroke single cylinder
Displacement149.2 c.c
Maximum Power14.4 Ps @ 8500rpm
Maximum Torque12.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm
TransmissionConstant mesh 5-speed
Gear Shift Pattern1 Down - 5 Up
Mileage40-45 kmpl
Top Speed kmph
ChassisTubular, diamond type
Front SuspensionTelescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear SuspensionSwing arm with nitrox GRS (Gas reservoir suspension)
Front BrakeDia 240 mm Disc
Rear BrakeDia 220 mm
Width765 mm
Saddle Height795 mm
Ground Clearance145 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity12.4 liters
Reserve Tank Capacity2.2 Literes
Kerb Weight146 Kg
PriceRs. 64,825(ex-showroom Delhi)


10. Bajaj Discover 150
Bajaj always offers motorcycles at the least price tag. The Discover 150 is the cheapest 150cc two wheeler after Bajaj's own Boxer. Mated with reasonable amount of power and torque, the Discover 150 results a good performace.

Bajaj Discover 150

Pros
Cheaper and more economical (65 kmpl).

Cons
Lacks quality.

Specifications of Bajaj Discover 150
EngineDTS-i, 4-stroke, Natural air cooled
Displacement144.8cc
Maximum Power13.0 PS @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque12.75 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Transmission5 Speed Gearbox
Gear Shift PatternAll-down
Mileage60-65 kmpl
Top Speed105 kmph
ChassisDouble Cradle
Front SuspensionTelescopic, wheel travel 130 mm stroke
Rear SuspensionNitrox, wheel travel 110 mm wheel travel
Front Brake240 mm Disc Brake
Rear Brake130mm Drum Brake
Width760 mm
Height1065 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity8 liters
Reserve Tank Capacity2.3 Literes
Kerb Weight121 Kg
PriceRs. 51,863 (ex-showroom Delhi)


The reason why Yamaha R15, Fazer, Honda CBR 150R, and Hero Impulse are excluded is that they don't belong to the commuter class.

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Last updated on 04-10-2012. Published on 04-10-2012. Written by .
Published by Bikes4Sale in category Reviews
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Latest Comments

I always love Unicorn, my bike.
By on 05-10-2012
A nice job by Bikes4Sale :)
By on 05-10-2012
REALLY, This is very helpful. Very good job you people are doing really helpful thanks a lot for the information..
By on 19-11-2012
I am planning to take new bike, have good mileage,less maintenance and comfort in 150cc, can u suggest which one to take. SZ-R or unicorn.
By on 10-01-2013
@Santhosh - Go for unicorn or GS150R
By on 21-01-2013
GS15R is the best value for money bike in 150cc segment.
By on 02-02-2013
the best value of money cbz xtreme
By on 09-02-2013
Is Suzuki G150SR good buy? plz suggest.......
By on 14-02-2013
stunning and powerful bike suzuki GS150R
By on 20-04-2013
I love the CBZ Xtreme
By on 24-12-2013
I am looking for 150cc bike. Kindly suggest best among Suzuki Gixxer, Gs 150R, Apache 160 or Honda Trigger.
By on 16-02-2014
Helpful....!
By on 29-06-2014
Apache's build quality which is equal to the hunk
By on 06-07-2014
which bike very best?
By on 21-07-2014
Unicorn is best
By on 13-08-2014
Unicorn best
By on 12-09-2014
मुझे नई गाडी लेनी है समजने नाही आता
यूनिकॉर्न या सीबीझेड या पल्सर
प्लीज हेल्प मी
By on 29-09-2014
BEST BIKE IN 2014? UNICORN OR PULSAR 150?
By on 11-10-2014
i am purchase yestreday hero bike please tell me this bike average & maintenance
By on 27-12-2014
Gs150R is the best than any other because of its 6th gear no other 150cc bike can able to overtake Gs150R.And Suzuki is also Japanese gaint like Honda.But only problem is service if you have Suzuki service centre nearby you then NO PROBLEM...Let's go ahead...
By on 25-03-2015
best bike of Apache 160 RT R & unicorn V2
By on 18-05-2015
Nice bike SZR my feverish
By on 05-07-2015
I love honda hunk 150cc realy its verry goog looking and mileage.
By on 03-10-2015

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