The bike segment in Indian auto industry has seen steady growth over the past few years, owing to the rise in disposable income, availability of easy finance, better infrastructure and a host of other reasons. Although it is extremely difficult to pin point the reason behind the choice of people, it has been proved beyond doubt that a major chunk of the buyers give a lot of importance to the fuel economy offered by the bikes.
If one is looking for a reasonably powerful, yet fuel-efficient bike to cater to the daily commuting needs, here is a look at some of them. In this list, we are considering only 150cc bikes, in order to ensure parity. In addition, although the lower end bikes could be a lot more economical, the youth of today is looking for bikes that offer reasonable power, style, speed, performance and fuel economy – all of which is available in a 150 cc bike.
Therefore, here is a quick peek at the best selling 150 cc bikes in India at present:
Bajaj Pulsar – One of the most popular bikes among the bike lovers of India, the Bajaj Pulsar offers a great mix of style, looks, power and fuel-efficiency. Powered by a 4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder, 149.01cc of 15.06 PS and 12.5 Nm, the Pulsar comes with five speed gears. It offers a mileage of 50 to 55 kmpl, which is quite good in the segment. Priced at about INR 67,643/-, the Pulsar is a winner all the way.
Hero Hunk – A muscular bike that inspires confidence, the Hunk has been a hit among bike buyers ever since it was launched in 2007. Powered by a 4-stroke, mono cylinder, air-cooled, 149.2 cc engine of 10.6 kW and 12.8 Nm, the Hunk offers a fuel economy of 55 to 58 kmpl. An ideal bike for both rural and urban roads, the Hero Hunk has great looks, awesome performance and is priced between INR 67000/- and 70000/-.
Honda CBR 150R – An ideal bike for city travel as well as touring, the CBR 150R is powered by a 4-valved 149.4 cc DOHC engine of 18 PS and 12.6 Nm. It offers a decent mileage of 45 kmpl and more. A super performer, the CBR 150R is priced between 1.18 to 1.19 lakh rupees. Despite the higher price, it is one of the best selling bikes in India.
Apart from these, certain other bikes like Hero MotoCorp CBZ Xtreme and Yamaha FZ-S (also known as Fazer) are also among the best selling bikes in India. All these bikes have stylish appearance, powerful engines and good fuel economy, along with affordable prices, which make them desirable in the eyes of buyers.
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