Bajaj Pulsar AS150 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Honda CBR150R vs Yamaha R15 V2.0 vs Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0: Tech Spec Comparo

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The 150cc segment is turning out to be pivotal for almost all the manufacturers in the Indian market. While the segment was largely dominated by relatively functional, bikini faired products like the Unicorn and the evergreen Pulsar 150 till some time back, snazzier looking, more powerful and relatively higher priced motorcycles are increasingly taking the center stage of late. So, for people who are willing to get a new ride but willing to move beyond the CB Unicorns and the CBZ Xtremes of the world, here are a few options that would definitely grab attention and jewel up the parking space in your residence without setting you back by a huge sum of money.

Bajaj’s so-called “surprise” launch is out the way and it is the Pulsar Adventure Sport series of motorcycles that have made their debut into the Indian two-wheeler market. While the product by itself wasn’t much of a surprise as numerous images of the model were taken doing testing rounds and later at a local dealership, what indeed stunned many of us was the aggressive pricing for the range.

Bajaj Pulsar AS 150-2

We recently came out with a technical specification comparison of the 150cc motorcycles but back then, the details about the Pulsar AS150 were not known. But now that the cat is out of the box, here is a specification and price analysis of how the latest 150cc addition to the Pulsar family measures up against the competitors.

But here is a disclaimer before we start. The motorcycles in this comparison have different characteristics. So while the Fazer FI V2.0 and the Pulsar 150AS cater to the touring enthusiasts, the YZF-R15 V2.0 is a thoroughly track-bred machine. However, we have included all these products in the comparison due to near similar engine displacement.

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Model Bajaj Pulsar AS150 Suzuki Gixxer SF Honda CBR 150R Yamaha R15 V2.0 Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0

Engine

Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC 4valve, Air cooled, DTS-i Air-cooled, single-cylinder, 4 -Stroke, SOHC Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement 149.5 154.9cc 149.4cc 149.8cc 149.0cc
Power Output 17PS @ 9,500rpm 14.8PS @ 8,000rpm 18.5PS @ 10,500rpm 17PS @ 8,500rpm 13.1PS @ 8,000rpm
Torque 13Nm @ 7,500rpm 14Nm @ 6,000rpm 12.66Nm @ 8,500rpm 15Nm @ 7,500rpm 12.8 Nm @ 6,000rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT 5 Speed MT 6 Speed MT 6 Speed MT 5 Speed MT

Dimensions

Length 2,070mm 2,050mm 2,000mm 1,970mm 1,990mm
Width 804mm 785mm 825mm 670mm 760mm
Height 1,205mm 1,085mm 1,120mm 1,070mm 1,115mm
Wheel Base 1,363mm 1,330mm 1,305mm 1,345mm 1,330mm
Ground Clearance 170mm 160mm 190mm 160mm 160mm
Seat Height NA 780mm NA 800mm 790mm
Kerb Mass 143 kg 139 kg 138 kg 136 kg 137 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litre 12 litre 13 litre 12 liters 12 litres

Brakes and Tyres

Front Brake Single Disc Single Disc Single disc Single disc Single disc
Rear Brake Drum Drum Single disc Single disc Drum
Front Tyre 80/100-17 100/80-17 100/80-17 90/80-17 100/80-17
Rear Tyre 110/80-17 140/60R-17 130/70-17 130/70-R17 140/60-R17
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 79,000 Rs 83,889 Rs 1.23 Lakh Rs 1.17 Lakh Rs 84,300

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The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 comes across as the most value for money motorcycle among its competitors listed in the comparison. It is the cheapest motorcycle in this 150cc comparison, the most powerful product in its segment (150cc Air Cooled Motorcycles) and the only motorcycle among the peers to come with a factory installed projector headlight. Those facts should add up really well  to help the new bike earn brownie points over it rivals.

Suzuki-Gixxer-SF-India Launch

The Honda CBR150R is the most powerful motorcycle in this comparison with power output figure standing at 18.5PS. The second spot is shared by the new Bajaj Pulsar AS150 and the Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 with 17PS of power. The newly introduced Suzuki Gixxer SF is the third most powerful motorcycle with output figures standing at 14.8PS while the Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0 finishes last with 13.1 PS of power.

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But the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 walks off with the trophy when the competition boils down to the pricing. The new Bajaj Pulsar AS150, at Rs 79,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) is the most affordable motorcycle among its rivals in this comparison. The new fully faired Suzuki Gixxer SF costs Rs 83,889 (ex-showroom Delhi) which is slightly less than Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0’s price tag of Rs 84,300 (ex-showroom Delhi). The one lakh mark is crossed by Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 and the Honda CBR150R with prices standing at Rs 1.17 lakh and 1.23 lakh respectively (ex-showroom Delhi).

The new Bajaj Pulsar AS150 looks promising. The highly competitive price tag of the AS150 should help Bajaj clock better sales in the coming days. Do you agree with us? Share your opinions with us through the comments section below and let us know your views. Don’t forget to share the comparison with your friends through the “Share” toolbar below.

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  • kiran says:

    what average you are getting in local ?

  • Gibin varghese says:

    SF has slight similarity with my dream bike hayabusa…. I like it a lot from my childhood.. Thankz suzuki for SF(The altered HAYABUSA)

  • kartike says:

    I own AS150 its really smooth n seriously it crosses al my expectations hatts of to bajaj motors

  • We agree with you Tushar. The Japanese manufacturers do have an edge because of their years of experience. We loved the Suzuki Gixxer 155 and the SF is equally fun to ride motorcycle.

  • Tushar Randhir says:

    Suzuki Gixxer SF is best. Best Engine performance than Bajaj..