Check out upcoming new 150cc bikes and scooters in India slated for launch in the coming months.
The two-wheeler market has grown many-folds in the last decade attracting global manufacturers to India. While the 100cc and 110cc bikes and scooters account for a huge chunk of the market share, the demand for 150cc two-wheelers is on the rise. Initially, the two-wheeler market in India was dominated by the mundane looking scooters, a preferred choice for daily commuting. But there was a complete overturn as bikes took complete control of the two-wheeler space until the gearless scooters were introduced.
Much in demand, the contemporarily styled scooters are back in focus and manufacturers are introducing higher capacity 150cc models to cater to its exponentially growing customer base. Listed below, are some of the eagerly awaited upcoming new 150cc bikes and scooters in India slated for launch in the coming months.
Showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, the maxi-scooter from Hero will be rolled-out in ‘European Style’ step-through and flat floorboard variants. To be powered by the 157cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine, the premium scooter will use the telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at front and adjustable dual-shock absorbers at rear. In terms of power, the 150cc engine will put out maximum power of 13.9bhp at 8,500rpm and 12.7Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm.
Talking about the proportions, the Hero Zir 150 will measure 2,085mm long, 745mm wide and 1,385mm high. The fuel tank capacity will be 9-litres and the kerb weight will be around 139kgs. Coming to the equipment level, the premium scooter is expected to arm dual projector headlamps with daytime running lights, the European-styled step seat and LED winkers & tail-lamps. In addition, it will get flower type disc plates, digital console, integrated pillion handle and a host of high-tech advanced connectivity features.
Expected Launch Date – 2018
Expected Price – Rs 75,000 –Rs 80,000
Competition – Aprilia SR150