Updated on May 12, 2021 - The 150cc - 160cc premium sporty commuters are very popular in India. In this article, we have listed the Most Affordable 150cc BS6 Bikes that are currently available in India. Also, the latest entrant in this segment is the Hero Xtreme 160R.
Original Article - May 29, 2020; If we look at the commuter segment, we have a ton of options in the market as that is the main course of Indian bike sales and every bike maker has their offerings in this segment. The commuter segment starts from 100cc and can go up to 160cc as per the bikes available in our market. Bikemakers have also tried to make their bikes more sporty keeping the commuter basics right. Today we tell you five most affordable 150cc - 160cc BS6 premium commuter bikes on sale in the Indian market.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6
Price- Rs 90,000 to 1 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
Figures- 14 PS and 13.25 Nm
Bajaj Pulsar is one of the most popular names one can associate with bikes in India. It was the Pulsar which introduced the sports commuting to the Indian bike buyers and filled the market with excitement. Even today, the Pulsar manages to be the most affordable 150cc bike in India and it is also very powerful. The 150cc engine produces 14 PS of power and 13.25 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. Bajaj offers the Pulsar 150 in three variants - 150 Neon, 150 single disc and 150 dual disc. You can see the price chart below:
|Model||Pulsar 150 Neon||Pulsar 150||Pulsar 150 dual disc|
|Price||Rs 90,003||Rs 96,960||Rs 1,00,838|
Honda Unicorn 160 BS6
Price- Rs 93,593 (ex-showroom Delhi)
Figures- 13 PS and 14 Nm
The Honda Unicorn is a 160cc commuter from the Japanese bike maker and it is popular because of its very refined and reliable engine. Powering the Unicorn 160 is a 162.7cc fuel-injected single-cylinder engine which churns out 13 PS and 14 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. Honda offers only a single variant of the Unicorn which comes with single-channel ABS. Honda Unicorn comes with a fuel tank capacity of 13 L and it doesn't come with a rear disc brake. The price of the Honda Unicorn BS6 is Rs 93,593 ex-showroom, Delhi.
TVS Apache 160 2V BS6
Price- Rs 97,000 to 1 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
Figures- 15.53 PS and 13.9 Nm
TVS is still offering the older Apache 160 2V with BS6 compliance. The TVS Apache 160 2V, as the name suggests, draws power from a 159.7cc 2-valve engine which churns out 15.53 PS and 13.9 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and TVS also offers single-channel ABS. TVS is offering two options in the Apache 160 2V - single disc for Rs Rs 97,000 and dual disc for Rs 1 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi.
Yamaha FZ-FI BS6
Price- Rs 99,700 (ex-showroom Delhi)
Figures- 12.4 PS and 13.6 Nm
Yamaha FZ-FI is the entry-level 150cc bike in the Japanese bikemaker' India portfolio and it only comes in a single variant. A more sporty version called FZS-FI is also on offer but that is more expensive, hence couldn't make it to this list. Powering both the FZ-FI and FZS-FI is a 149cc fuel injected air-cooled engine which churns out 12.4 PS and 13.6 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and FZ-FI also offers rear disc brake. The FZ-FI comes with 13 L fuel tank and single-channel ABS. The FZ-FI is priced at Rs 99,700 ex-showroom, Delhi.
TVS Apache 160 4V BS6
Price- Rs 1.02 - 1.06 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi)
Figures- 16.2 PS and 14.12 Nm
TVS Apache 160 4V was launched with a BS6 update sometime back and it got a new headlight housing. The engine here is 159.7cc 4-valve fuel-injected engine which churns out 16.2 PS and 14.12 Nm of torque at 7250 rpm. TVS offers the Apache 160 4V in two variants - single disc at Rs 1,02,950 and dual disc at Rs 1,06,000 ex-showroom, Delhi. The fuel tank capacity of the Apache 160 4V is 12 L and TVS offers single-channel ABS.
These are the five most affordable 150cc BS6 bikes one can buy in the Indian market and the most affordable one here is the Bajaj Pulsar 150. Which one would you buy? Tell us in the comments!