The Benefits and Drawbacks of 150cc Class Motorcycles

When purchasing a motorbike, there are several different things to think about. Your budget needs market availability, repair, maintenance, etc. Buying a bike is and will always be a fairly calculative affair unless you’re flush with money. Therefore, the section of the engine class with 150 cc capacity is always the default option for a significant portion of the population.

Over the last ten years, we have seen a significant number of manufacturers working toward the goal of increasing the maximum allowable engine size for entry-level riders. Companies such as KTM and BAJAJ deserve particular recognition for making motorcycles with a displacement of 300 ccs that are within reach of more people. Despite this, many of us are swayed by the enticingly frugal appeal of the 150 cc market category. Therefore, today we will talk about the many reasons why this subgenre refuses to go away, as well as why it should.

Motorcycle with 150cc Engine

The Bajaj Pulsar 150, the Suzuki Gixxer, and the Yamaha FZ2.0 are the most notable motorcycles in the 150 cc class. These are the initial players that have maintained their dominant position in the market for a considerable amount of time. Other motorcycles like Pulsar 160 NS and Honda CB Hornet 160 R have been recently released; thus, they are not successful in making an impression on the market. Even though it only has a 150 cc engine, the Yamaha R15 V3 deserves special consideration because it can perform far beyond its power rating.


These bikes all provide a reasonable combination of performance and fuel efficiency, making them ideal for commuting and other daily uses. They are simple to drive in and around the city and need little in the way of upkeep. The earlier reasons aren’t as important as the ones that come later, but the first one is the one that matters.

The continued existence of this market sector is likely because the price of gasoline remains relatively stable between 75 and 80 rupees per liter. The Pulsar 150 (with its 55 kilometers per liter) and the Suzuki Gixxer (with its 50 kilometers per liter) have the best fuel economy in this class, which is beneficial if you regularly travel. The producers of motorcycles are aware of this need and are always launching new and better goods within the same price range.


The lack of mobility that comes with having a bike with a little engine is one of the major drawbacks. Although it is an effective mode of transportation inside the city, the bike is not suited for use on highways. I know a lot of individuals who like taking motorcycle 150cc out for a cruise on the highway, but if they were honest with themselves, even they would acknowledge the lack of power.

The experience of riding on a highway or an expressway is quite different than riding inside a city. If you ride very quickly or extremely slowly, you run the risk of getting into an accident. A motorbike should always have enough power to keep its rider afloat at speeds of 100–110 kilometers per hour while also providing enough punch to pass any vehicle in front of them.



Louis is a designer of technology products. He has always been fascinated by how things work, and loves finding new ways to solve problems. This curiosity led him to study engineering in college, and eventually to his current career as a product designer.

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