We have already reviewed most of the popular 150cc bikes in India. It’s now time for us to consolidate them all and put them up in one piece where you can know which of the bikes stands where in terms of performance, mileage and price. If you want to read the reviews of each of these bikes separately, you can view them by clicking here.
Let us compare the most important specifications to get a feel of where things are going. The bikes are ranked in order of power.
Rank, Bike, Power, Torque, Official Mileage
1., Honda CBR 150R, 17.8 PS, 12.66 Nm, —
2., Yamaha YZF-R15, 17 PS, 15 Nm, 46.93 kmpl
3., TVS Apache RTR 160, 15.2 PS, 13.1 Nm, 54 kmpl
4., Bajaj Pulsar, 15.06 PS, 12.5 Nm, 64 kmpl
5., Hero Xtreme, 14.4 PS, 12.80 Nm, 65.1 kmpl
6., Hero Hunk, 14.4 PS, 12.80 Nm, 65.1 kmpl
7., Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler, 14 PS, 12.8 Nm, 60 kmpl
8., Yamaha FZ 16, 14 PS, 13.6 Nm, 50.81 kmpl
9., Suzuki GS150R, 13.8 PS, 13.4 Nm, 55.7 kmpl
10., Hero Achiever, 13.5 PS, 12.8 Nm, 68 kmpl
11., Bajaj Discover, 13 PS, 12.75 Nm, 72.3 kmpl
12., Yamaha SZ-X, 12.1 PS, 12.8 Nm, 62.4 kmpl
So from the list of bikes that we have compared, the Honda CBR150R has the highest power. However, if you are also looking at a bike in the budget range, you should pick one that offers great mileage and comes available at a decent price. In that case, Bajaj Discover has the highest official claim for mileage among all the bikes that we have compared.
City Mileage Comparison
If there is one thing that I have learned since I started the blog, it is that the real world mileages are hardly anywhere close to those claimed by the company. Bikes that claim amazing mileages sometimes are pretty par if not worse than competition when it comes to real world mileages. So keeping that in mind, let us do a side-by-side comparison of the city mileages based on the average numbers reported by the various automobile blogs and customers.
Rank, Bike, Average City Mileage (kmpl)
1., Bajaj Discover 150, 54.0
2., Hero Achiever, 52.7
3., Yamaha SZ-x, 50.7
4., Hero Hunk, 50.7
5., Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler, 50.3
6., Suzuki GS 150R, 50
7., Bajaj Pulsar 150, 49.3
8., TVS Apache RTR 160, 48.4
9., Hero Xtreme, 47.8
10., Honda CBR 150R, 42.8
11., Yamaha FZ16, 39.6
12., Yamaha YZF-R15, 38.2
The above averages were calculated based on reports from some of the most popular online automobile destinations like BikeAdvice.in, MaxAbout, IndiaGarage, MotorBeam, Overdrive, BikeDekho and Gaadi.com. Besides, we also considered the customer reports from websites like MouthShut and Olx.
So if you look at this, the Bajaj Discover 150 is a clear winner with an average reported mileage of 54 kmpl – that’s an additional 2.3 kilometers for every liter of petrol as delivered by the second best that’s Hero Achiever. You will also notice that bikes that hog the bottom rung of the ladder in terms of power offered are also the ones that deliver the maximum mileage.
Here are some take-aways from the analysis of the two tables:
1. Bajaj Discover is THE bike for the budget conscious. It is not great from a power perspective, but is really the best in class for mileage.
2. Hero Hunk is a decent deal to go for. It ranks 6 out of 12 bikes on power (a couple of those ranking above are in the 1 lakh rupees price range!) while it ranks 4th in terms of mileage.
3. Bajaj Pulsar is in a similar position as the Hunk, except a bit lower. It ranks 4th in terms of power (again two bikes higher up are in the 1 lakh rupees price range) and 7th in terms of mileage.
So here’s the bottomline: If you are looking for power over mileage, it is Pulsar. If you are looking for power and mileage, it is Hunk. And if you are looking simply for mileage, it is Bajaj Discover 150.
Is there some other inference you could make from the tables above? Please do mention them in the comments. I would be glad to add them to the pointers above.