Cheapest 150cc Bikes – Prices have increased between Rs 500 to Rs 3000 since the last time we updated this article…
There was a time when 150 ccs costed between Rs 50,000 to 60,000 on the road and this included the CBZ, Pulsars and Fieros about 15-16 years back. Now, this space has grown into various sub-segments and the price range starts from close to Rs 60,000 and goes all the way uptill around Rs 1.5 Lakhs (on road).
We now have streetfighters, faired, utilitarian and sports motorcycles and you can chose anyone from this big list. But what if you are a little tight on budget and still want to own the torque and looks of a 150 cc?
So, if you are bored of your 100-125 cc motorcycles and want to enjoy the thrills at budget prices, we list the five cheapest 150 cc motorcycles available in the market today along with their prices… Do note they have been sorted based on ex-showroom Delhi prices.
5 Cheapest 150cc Bikes
2017 Pulsar 135 LS
- Max Power: 13.56 PS at 9,000 rpm
- Peak Torque:11.4 Nm at 7500 rpm
- Price: Rs
Though not exactly a 150 cc but since Discover 150 has been discontinued, we thought of including the smallest Pulsar to the list, simply because its specs are very comparable.
The 2017 Pulsar 135LS gets a BS4 compliant engine and is the only 4-valve motorcycle in this list. It gets unibody seat apart from minor cosmetic enhancements in its latest iteration. Bajaj claims a 0-60 kmph sprint in 5.1 seconds which is quicker than some 150 ccs in the market.
- For: Most affordable ‘Pulsar’, 150cc rivalling performance
- Against: Low on torque
- Max Power: 11.8 bhp at 7,500 rpm
- Peak Torque: 13 Nm at 5,500 rpm
- Price: Rs
The V15 is built with the invincible metal of India’s first aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant…well, at least a small part of the fuel tank is. This premium commuter gets a 149.5 cc DTS-i mill focusing on torque. Apart from that it gets 33 mm front forks, 60 watt head lamp, removable seat cowl and a nice sounding bassy exhaust note. All this for just Rs
62,132 63,690 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Not bad a deal…! Bajaj is also offering a limited period festive discount of Rs 2100 for this Diwali.
- For: Looks something different amidst truckloads of bikes, torquey, fun to ride
- Against: Nothing significant
2017 Hero Achiever:
- Max Power: 13.4 bhp at 8,000 rpm
- Peak Torque:12.80 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Rs 61,800 Rs 62,730Rs 64,751
Achiever is Hero’s most affordable product in the segment which was thoroughly updated last year in September. It continues to be powered by the Honda-sourced 149.2 cc mill (same as Unicorn 150) but it has been made BS4 compliant and gets i3s start-stop technology.
Basically a utilitarian, no tantrum 150, the bike tries to offer an optimum blend of power and economy. It comes with absolutely simple looks and a short feature list. Priced at Rs
61,800 62,730 64,769 (for drum and Rs 62,800 63,730 65,751 for front disc variant ex-showroom, Delhi) it is your entry into the Hero’s 150 cc stable. As you can see, Hero has increased its price by ~ Rs 3000 within one year.
- For: Smooth engine with sufficient power/torque
- Against: Unexciting to look at, not very fun to ride
Yamaha SZ-RR v2.0:
- Max Power: 11.9 bhp at 7,500 rpm
- Peak Torque: 12.8 Nm at 6,000 rpm
- Price: Rs
From a utilitarian cheaper offering, Yamaha has gradually increased both the price and placement of its SZ brand. The SZ-RR in its second generation avatar gains Blue Core technology which aims to produce more power without compromising on fuel efficiency. The bike gets an analogue speedo and tacho with a 245 mm front disc. Possibly the best looker in this list, it also gets the pictured matte green colour for which Yamaha will charge you 1,000 bucks extra.
- For: Best looking motorcycle in this list
- Against: Could have been slightly cheaper & more powerful
Honda Unicorn 150:
- Max Power:
13.1412.73 bhp at 8,500 rpm
- Peak Torque: 12.84 Nm at 5,500 rpm
- Price: Rs
Reintroduced at the 2016 Auto Expo, Unicorn 150 has been Honda’s best selling product in the 150 cc territory. It was one of the first bikes to get a mono suspension setup at the rear and is the only one in this list to feature one. The simple looking bike has been a brisk seller because of its absolutely smooth and reliable mill. Priced at Rs
69,547 69,961 (ex-showroom, Delhi) Unicorn 150 can be your companion for a long time without asking for a lot of maintenance.
- For: Absolutely refined engine, proven durability, fuss-free
- Against: Unexciting to ride, does not appeal to younger buyers
This is it! Which one will you buy between these or will you prefer mainstream, more glamorous motorcycles from this vast segment – like the Avengers, Apaches or the R15s?