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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ModelBajaj Pulsar AS150Suzuki Gixxer SFHonda CBR 150RYamaha R15 V2.0Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0

Engine

TypeSingle cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC 4valve, Air cooled, DTS-iAir-cooled, single-cylinder, 4 -Stroke, SOHCLiquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-strokeLiquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valveAir-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement149.5154.9cc149.4cc149.8cc149.0cc
Power Output17PS @ 9,500rpm14.8PS @ 8,000rpm18.5PS @ 10,500rpm17PS @ 8,500rpm13.1PS @ 8,000rpm
Torque13Nm @ 7,500rpm14Nm @ 6,000rpm12.66Nm @ 8,500rpm15Nm @ 7,500rpm12.8 Nm @ 6,000rpm
Transmission5 Speed MT5 Speed MT6 Speed MT6 Speed MT5 Speed MT

Dimensions

Length2,070mm2,050mm2,000mm1,970mm1,990mm
Width804mm785mm825mm670mm760mm
Height1,205mm1,085mm1,120mm1,070mm1,115mm
Wheel Base1,363mm1,330mm1,305mm1,345mm1,330mm
Ground Clearance170mm160mm190mm160mm160mm
Seat HeightNA780mmNA800mm790mm
Kerb Mass143 kg139 kg138 kg136 kg137 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity12 litre12 litre13 litre12 liters12 litres

Brakes and Tyres

Front BrakeSingle DiscSingle DiscSingle discSingle discSingle disc
Rear BrakeDrumDrumSingle discSingle discDrum
Front Tyre80/100-17100/80-17100/80-1790/80-17100/80-17
Rear Tyre110/80-17140/60R-17130/70-17130/70-R17140/60-R17
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)Rs 79,000Rs 83,889Rs 1.23 LakhRs 1.17 LakhRs 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.

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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.