FZ v2 vs Pulsar 150 vs Xtreme vs Trigger vs Apache RTR 160: Price & Spec Comparo

The new Yamaha FZ FI version 2.0 has caused a lot of flutter in the 150cc motorcycle segment. Unlike other manufacturers which charge you the moon for Fuel Injection, Yamaha has only reasonably increased the prices of their fuel injected FZ.

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The new FZ V2, though is a more premium offering, still competes with a lot of 150ccs in the market. While it would have to face a lot of competition when the Gixxer & Honda’s upcoming 160cc see the light of the day shortly, let us compare it with the the current crop of 150s and see where does it stand, on paper!

FZ FI v2 vs Pulsar 150 vs Xtreme vs Trigger vs Apache

Specification Bajaj Pulsar 150 Hero Xtreme Honda CB Trigger TVS ApacheRTR 160 Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0
Displacement 149cc 149.2cc 149.1cc 159.7cc 149cc
Max Power 15.06PS @9000rpm 14.4PS @8500rpm 14.2PS @8500rpm 15.4PS @8500rpm 13.1PS @8000rpm
Peak torque 12.5Nm @6500rpm 12.8Nm @6500rpm 12.5Nm @6500rpm 13.1Nm @6000rpm 12.8Nm @6000rpm
Fuel supply Carburettor Carburettor Carburettor Carburettor Fuel Injection
L×B×H (in mm) 2055×755×1060 2060×765×1145 2045×757×1060 2085×730×1105 1990×770×1030
Wheelbase 1320mm 1325mm 1325mm 1300mm 1330mm
Ground Clearance 165mm 145mm 175mm 165mm 160mm
Kerb Weight 144kg 145/146kg 137kg 137kg 132kg
Front Brakes 240mm disc 240mm disc 240mm disc 270mm petal disc 267mm disc
Rear Brakes 130mm drum 130mm drum/ 220mm disc (O) 220mm disc (O) 130mm drum/ 200mm disc (O) 130mm drum
Front Tire 2.75- 17 80/100- 18-47P 80/100- 17M/C 46P 90/90- 17 tubeless 100/80- 17M/C 52P tubeless
Rear Tire 100/90- 17 110/90- 18-61P 110/80- 17M/C 57P 110/80- 17 tubeless 140-60 R17M/C 63P tubeless
Fuel Tank 15L 12.1L 12L 16L 12L
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 67,145 Rs 66,275/ Rs 71,275 Rs 65,633/Rs 74,802 Rs 68,590 Rs 76,250

The TVS Apache RTR 160 obviously comes out to be the most powerful of the lot thanks to a bigger capacity engine, but its 15.1PS of maximum power is only marginally better than the aged Pulsar’s 15.06PS. The new FZ FI, though, turns out to be the least powerful of the lot.

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However, it makes for the deficit in being the lightest 150cc motorcycle in India currently. It is the only motorcycle here which comes with fuel injection and should posses the crispiest throttle response. FZ is the best looking motorcyle in the 150cc segment as well and by a fairly big margin. Its bulbous tank along with its wide (widest in the segment) rear tyre and the new sharper looks just add to the menace and makes it the bike with the best road presence!

On the flip side of it, FZ v2, being Fuel Injected, is the most expensive bike in this comparo by a significant margin and annoyingly, it doesn’t come with a rear disc brake even as an option.

New-2014-Suzuki-Gixxer-150cc-Motorcycle-Official-Pic

*Upcoming Gixxer will be FZ’s main rival. Click pic for more details

As we told you, Yamaha will continue selling the older carbureted FZ in the market which makes a wide price band for the complete 5-variants long FZ series for you to chose from. On the other hand, the growing competition including the upcoming Pulsar 150NS, Xtreme Sports etc will not let Yamaha sit idle!

Interestingly, as we were writing this, the first ever spyshots of the upcoming Fazer version 2 with fuel injection have also been snapped. You can check them here.

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