Diwali is just around the corner and is considered to be one of the most auspicious days to buy new things. We thought many of our readers, with their Diwali bonuses, would be considering buying a new motorcycle. So we compiled a list of 150cc motorcycles that your might want to consider before spending your hard earned money.
Hero MotoCorp Xtreme
First on our list is the 2014 Hero MotoCorp Xtreme. The new Xtreme remains mechanically identical to the outgoing model. So, it is powered by the same 150cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine that churns out 14.2 bhp of power and 12.8Nm of peak toque. What it does get, is a slew of cosmetic upgrades and features which include an integrated digital console, engine immobiliser with active LED ring, under seat mobile charger, LED tail light and a whole lot more.
Honda CB Trigger
Second on our list is a product from Hero’s former partner, Honda. The 150cc CB Trigger is an easy-to-handle city motorcycle that comes with a slew of premium features like an all digital instrument cluster and LED tail light. At the heart of the CB Trigger is a 149cc single cylinder air cooled engine that produces 14.35 bhp of power and 12.50Nm of torque.
Suzuki Gixxer 155
Suzuki Gixxer 155 is the latest offering in the 150cc segment and is one of the most stylish motorcycles in the list. The naked motorcycle like styling is a sure shot attention grabber. The sporty twin-pot exhaust is a first-in-class feature and adds to the premium look of the motorcycle. The all digital instrument cluster adds to the overall look and utility value of the motorcycle too. The Suzuki Gixxer gets a single-cylinder 154.9cc engine that puts out 14.8 PS of power and 14Nm of torque.
Yamaha FZ-S Version 2 FI
The Yamaha FZ-S Version 2 FI is the only motorcycle in this comparison that gets a fuel injected technology. This gives Yamaha an edge over the competition. However the 149cc, single pot cylinder on the new FZ-S Version 2 FI is 4cc down from the outgoing FZ. This has resulted in a slightly lower overall power of 12.9 bhp and slightly lower overall torque of 12.8Nm. But Yamaha has also managed to make it lighter than the older version that partially fills up the power gap.
The last motorcycle in the comparison is the old war horse that helped Honda capture a remarkable share and gain name in the commuter motorcycle segment, the Unicorn. This 150cc commuter motorcycle has the least of features among the lot. But what it does have is a tried and tested Honda engine and ridiculously low maintenance figure that makes it an ideal choice for many in the commuter segment. The 149.1cc single cylinder engine puts out 13.14 bhp of power and 12.84Nm of torque.
Here are the technical specifications of all the motorcycle:
|Specifications||Hero Xtreme||Honda CB Trigger||Suzuki Gixxer 155||Yamaha FZ-S Version 2 FI||Honda Unicorn|
|Engine||Air cooled, 4 – stroke single cylinder||Air cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder||Air cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder||Air cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder||Air cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder|
|Maximum Power (bhp)||14.2||14.35||14.5||12.9||13.14|
|Maximum Torque (Nm)||12.8||12.50||14||12.8||12.84|
|Fuel System||CV with CCVI Carburetor Controlled with Variable Ignition||Carburetor||Carburetor||Fuel Injected||Carburetor|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||145||175||160||160||179|
|Kerb weight (kg)||145||135||135||132||146|
|Fuel tank capacity (litre)||12.1||12||12||12||13|
|Price (Ex-showroom Mumbai)||Rs 69,530 (double disc)Rs 66,516 (single disc)||STD: Rs 70,728DLX: Rs 73,772CBS: Rs 80,381||Rs 84,383 (On-Road Mumbai)||Rs 82,530||Rs 68,425|
So this is our take on these five commuter motorcycles. Which one would you bring home this Diwali? Share your thoughts and opinions through comments below. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates from motoring industry.