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


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


·         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.




No.9      Yamaha FZ16 – mileage 49.7 kmpl


·         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



·         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



·         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.

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    Jaichandran Jayapalan

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