Comparision between HONDA HORNET 160R,TVS APACHE RTR 160,BAJAJ PULSAR 150,SUZUKI GIXXER

If you were looking to buy into the 150cc segment, there are plenty of options available. Hero MotoCorp, TVS, Bajaj, Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda are some of the manufacturers which make the popular ones in this segment.

Here we are going to review difference between HONDA HORNET 160R,TVS APACHE RTR160,BAJAJ PULSAR 150,SUZUKI GIXXER

>>HONDA HORNET 160R

The CB Hornet 160R comes inspired from the design of the concept Honda bike, the CX-01, which was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. It comes with a bit different approach as all the Honda bikes in the segment are more commuters than the famous street fighter designing. The alloy wheel design is new to the Honda family and looks great on the Hornet 160R.The Hornet is Honda’s answer to the ever growing 150cc naked street segment. With its bold styling and a fat rear tyre, the bike definitely has quite a muscular design. The bike is powered by Honda’s H.E.T. (Honda Eco Technology) 160cc engine churning out 15.66 PS of power and 14.76 Nm of torque. The Hornet not only offers good performance but also gives out a good claimed mileage of 45 kmpl(city),So we can expect more in highway. The bike also comes with combined braking system(CBS)which ensures safe and efficient braking. The tank gets a muscular cowl, which houses the Honda’s wing symbol over it. Front gets a Honda style headlight and the most noticeable point becomes its mid-ship exhaust design.The Hornet’s pricing starts at INR 80,250 & 85,000(with CBS) Ex showroom.

>>TVS APACHE RTR 160

TVS Motors launched the Apache brand in India in 2007 and the Apache RTR 160 is the first bike from the Apache series that was introduced in  the Indian market. Today three variants namely Apache RTR 160 Hyper edge, Apache RTR 180 and Apache RTR 180 ABS are available with different shades.

The company recently refreshed the Apache with new chiseled body ,muscular design with new decals.TVS Apache RTR where The ‘RTR’ stands for ‘Racing Throttle Response’ and the motorcycle is designed with a racing approach.Even bikes are born from race track which carry race DNA!!!.

The company has equipped the bike with a lap timer in the instrument console and provision for the last three 0 to 60kmph timings. It is also the first bike in India to feature a petal disc brake & also introduced ABS in bikes.

>>BAJAJ PULSAR 150

 The Bajaj Pulsar is one of the most demanded bikes in India.The Bajaj Pulsar 150 has been the Pune-based automaker’s main seller for the last 10 years. Launched in November 2001 & it is responsible for the revolution of the Indian Biking scene.The tag-line of pulsar150 “Definitely Male”, the Pulsar managed to capture the hearts of a many Indian two wheeler enthusiasts. The bike is powered with a single cylinder 150cc engine, good for 15.6 PS of power and 12.5 Nm of torque. The bike also gets modern features like d switch-gear, analog-digital instrument cluster, tubeless tyres and LED tail lights.The current avatar includes the famous domed cowl, side scoops, 3D lettering and full digital console with analogue tachometer. It is offered in three colour options and a single variant.The Pulsar 150 is priced at a competitive INR 72,100 Ex showroom.

>>SUZUKI GIXXER 

Suzuki Motorcycles India unveiled a new Gixxer variant at this year’s Auto Expo and now the time its off to market. The new Gixxer variant will now sport a rear 240mm disc brake with single floating caliper to enhance the braking efficiency of an already capable motorcycle.
The design and excellent performance of the Gixxer turns this street naked bike into a class act by Suzuki. Looks further are complemented by attractive colour options and the sporty looking exhaust of the Gixxer.
Gixxer gets a modest single cylinder, 154.9cc engine, which produces a power output of 14.6bhp at 8,000rpm and quiet usable peak torque of 14Nm at 6,000rpm. This bike has been made technically sound by giving it SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) technology, which balances between fuel-efficiency as well as performance. This bike has telescopic suspension at the front and swing arm, mono suspension at its rear to run smoothly on bumpy terrains. The braking system has been made effective by equipping its front with 240mm disc and 130mm drum at its rear. The rear drum however is a bit of a let down and lacks any punch.It helps to get it exceptional running performance with a broad low end torque and charismatic mid range power for outstanding acceleration.

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