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Top Ten 150cc - 200cc Bikes with the Highest Mileage in India

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Indian motorcycle industry has always seen the 100-125cc segment rule the roost for years on end. The recent trend amongst consumers has seen a rise in the popularity of performance motorcycles in the 150 to 200cc category. Most bikes in this category offer an optimal balance of performance and fuel-efficiency, while incorporating more features and trendier styling. These bikes are targeted at those who travel long distances frequently and the younger generation, particularly college-goers, who prefer bikes that offer performance while having a relatively low running cost. Let us check out the top ten bikes in the 150cc to 200cc segment that offer the highest fuel efficiency.  

 

No.10   Yamaha R15 – mileage 46.8 kmpl

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 149.8cc air-cooled single-cylinder, fuel-injected

·         Power – 17 bhp @ 8500 rpm

·         Torque – 15 Nm @ 7500 rpm

·         Transmission – 6-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 1970x670x1070mm (LxWxH), Weight 135 kgs

Price – Rs 1,11,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Yamaha R15 is a premium 150cc sports bike from Yamaha India. Powered by a revv-happy 149cc engine, the R15 is designed with an emphasis on track-riding, equipped with features like an aerodynamic full fairing, twin-spar frame, aluminium swingarm, and a self-adjustable rear monoshock. The R15 delivers an average fuel-efficiency figure of 46.8 kmpl, and is targeted at those who want a sporty bike that can used for city commutes as well as for track-days.

 

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No.9      Yamaha FZ16 – mileage 49.7 kmpl

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 153cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 13.8 bhp @ 7500 rpm

·         Torque – 13.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 1973x770x1090mm (LxWxH), Weight 135 kgs

Price – Rs 71,480 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Yamaha FZ16 is a premium 150cc street bike from Yamaha India. Powered by a torquey 153cc engine, the FZ is tuned for quick acceleration, which improves rideability in traffic. The bike delivers an average mileage of 49.7 kmpl, and is targeted at the younger generation, especially college-goers, and those who want a street bike that can be used for daily commutes as well as occasional long rides.

 

 

No.8      TVS Apache RTR 160 – mileage 54.2 kmpl

 

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 159.7cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 15.2 bhp @ 8500 rpm

·         Torque – 13.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 2020x730x1050mm (LxWxH), Weight 136 kgs

Price – Rs 71,340 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Apache RTR 160 is TVS Motor’s only offering in the premium 150cc category. Powered by an air-cooled 159cc engine, the RTR 160 features race-track honed chassis and suspension, making it a favourite amongst young track riders who aspire to etch their mark in Indian racing history. The bike delivers an average mileage of 54.2 kmpl, which is at par with other bikes in this category. The Apache RTR 160 is for those riders who want a nimble-yet-sporty bike that can be used for daily commuting as well as short leisure rides on the highway.

 

 

No.7      Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi – mileage 59.7 kmpl

 

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 178.6cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 16.8 bhp @ 8500 rpm

·         Torque – 14.2 Nm @ 6500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 2035x765x1165mm (LxWxH), Weight 147 kgs

Price – Rs 70,231 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Pulsar 180 DTS-i is a performance bike from the Pulsar series by Bajaj Auto. Equipped with a 178cc air-cooled single cylinder twin-spark engine, the 180 features innovations such as Throttle Responsive Ignition Control System (TRICS III), and ExhausTEC. All the features help the Pulsar 180 DTSi deliver an average mileage of 59.7 kmpl, while still outputting 16.8 bhp and . This bike is best suited for those who commute long distances (over 50 kms) regularly.

 

 

No.6      Suzuki GS150R – mileage 61.97 kmpl

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 149.5cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 13.8 bhp @ 8500 rpm

·         Torque – 13.4 Nm @ 6000 rpm

·         Transmission – 6-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 2095x765x1120mm (LxWxH), Weight 149 kgs

Price – Rs 61,705 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Suzuki GS150R is Suzuki’s first product in the 150cc executive commuter segment in the Indian two-wheeler market. The GS150R is the first bike in this category to be equipped with a 6-speed gearbox as standard. The 6th gear allows the rider to cruise at a lower RPM than in 5th gear above certain speeds, thereby minimising the consumption of fuel, thereby delivering an average mileage of 61.97 kmpl. The Suzuki GS150R is best suited for those looking for a 150cc bike that offers a good balance of performance and fuel-efficiency.

 

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No.5      Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi – mileage 64.1 kmpl

 

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 149cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 14.8 bhp @ 9000 rpm

·         Torque – 12.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 2055x755x1170mm (LxWxH), Weight 143 kgs

Price – Rs 67,643 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi is one of the best-selling 150cc bikes of all-time. Equipped with technology such as the Digital Twin-Spark Ignition technology, ExhausTEC, and Throttle Responsive Ignition Control System (TRICS III), the Pulsar 150 DTSi outputs 14.8 bhp and 12.5 Nm torque, while delivering an average mileage of 64.1 kmpl. The Pulsar 150 DTSi is targeted at those looking for a bike in the executive commuter segment that offers sporty performance and good mileage.

 

 

No.4      Honda CB Unicorn – mileage 64.6 kmpl

 

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 149cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 13.3 bhp @ 8000 rpm

·         Torque – 13 Nm @ 5500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 2095x756x1100mm (LxWxH), Weight 146 kgs

Price – Rs 64,638 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Honda CB Unicorn is Honda’s offering in the competitive 150cc segment. Amongst the best-sellers in the category, the CB Unicorn is a bike targeted at those who require the more pick-up than from a 125cc bike, while being able to deliver a mileage of over 60kmpl. The 149cc engine delivers an average fuel economy figure of 64.6 kmpl

 

 

No.3      Hero Xtreme – mileage 64.9 kmpl

 

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 149cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 14.2 bhp @ 8500 rpm

·         Torque – 12.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 2080x765x1145mm (LxWxH), Weight 148 kgs

Price – Rs 65,975 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Hero Xtreme is a mid-range offering from Hero MotoCorp in the 150cc performance bike segment. Sharing the same 149cc single-cylinder engine with the Hunk, the Xtreme offers an average fuel efficiency figure of 64.9 kmpl without impacting performance. The bike is targeted at the executive commuter segment, especially for those who travel frequently.

 

 

No.2      Hero Hunk – mileage 65.9 kmpl

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 149cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 14.2 bhp @ 8500 rpm

·         Torque – 12.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 2080x765x1145mm (LxWxH), Weight 146 kgs

Price – Rs 66,125 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Hero Hunk is one of the most popular bikes in the 150cc segment, and not without reason. A trendily designed body, combined with an engine that offers an optimal balance of both performance and mileage make the Hunk popular amongst the younger generation. The bike delivers an average mileage figure of 65.9 kmpl, thanks to a well-designed engine that incorporates fuel-saving innovations such as the Advanced Tumble Flow Induction Technology (ATFT).

 

 

No.1      Hero Achiever – mileage 66.4 kmpl            

Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 149cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 13.4 bhp @ 8000 rpm

·         Torque – 12.8 Nm @ 5000 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 2040x760x1120mm (LxWxH), Weight 134 kgs

Price – Rs 58,425 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

The Hero Achiever is Hero MotoCorp’s entry-level offering in the 150cc segment. The bike employs Advanced Tumble Flow Induction Technology (ATFT), which helps in better mixing of air and fuel in the combustion chamber, thereby increasing mileage without a significant drop in performance. The Achiever delivers an average mileage of 66.4 kmpl, making it the most fuel-efficient and the bike with the best mileage in the 150-250cc bike segment in India.

 

All data pertaining to mileage in this article are as tested by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). SIAM is the apex industry body representing 46 leading vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. These mileage figures were obtained under ideal test conditions, and are bound to vary in the real world.

 

By Rohit Kuttappa

 

 

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