In the domestic market, the name of performance bike starts roughly from 150 to 160 cc. This segment has several popular motorcycles ranging from naked style to full faired style. which are known for striking the right balance of performance and oil efficiency. This report lists the top five 150-160 cc bikes available in the country.
Yamaha R15 V4
This entry level sports bike from Yamaha is powered by a 155 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. The power and torque produced from this engine are 18.1 bhp and 14.2 Nm respectively. Comes with a six-speed manual gearbox. The R15 V4 is priced between Rs 1.81 lakh and Rs 1.86 lakh ex-showroom.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
The best selling motorcycle in this segment is the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. It includes a 159.7 cc single cylinder, oil cooled engine with a five speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing a maximum power of 17.3 bhp and a torque of 14.73 Nm. This TVS bike has different riding modes. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V can be keyed in between Tk 1.24 lakh to Tk 1.32 lakh (ex-showroom).
Bajaj Pulsar NS160
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is powered by single cylinder oil cooled 160.3 cc powerful engine. The power and torque output generated from this engine is 16.9 bhp and 14.6 Nm respectively. The accompanying transmission system has five gears. Only one variant is available for purchase, the Pulsar NS 160 with an ex-showroom price of Tk 1.35 lakh.
Hero Xtreme 160R
The Hero Xtreme 160R is the lightest bike on this list and has the ability to accelerate in the shortest amount of time. It is powered by a 163 cc single cylinder air cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 15 bhp and a maximum torque of 14 Nm. Comes with five speed manual gear box. The Extreme 160R is priced between Tk 1.18 lakh – Tk 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom).
At the end of this list is the Honda XBlade. It uses a 162.71 cc single cylinder air cooled engine. Mated to a five-speed gearbox, this engine can produce 13.7 bhp of power and 14.7 Nm of torque. This Honda bike is available for purchase at Tk 1.21 lakh (ex-showroom).