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.
The first one in our list of upcoming 150cc bikes and scooters is the Yamaha Aerox. This automatic scooter is likely to make its way to India sometime this year. However, there is no official word on the same. For power, the Yamaha Aerox makes use of a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine paired to a V-belt automatic gearbox. This motor can deliver a top power of 14.8bhp and 14.4Nm of torque.
Yamaha’s new 150cc scooter derives its design inspiration from the MT series motorcycles. Some of its styling bits include dual LED headlamps, LED taillamp and brake lights and 110/80-14 C53P front and 140/70-14 C62P rear tyres. The scooter comes with a digital instrument cluster with 5.8-inch LCD display, an electric socket, sporty grip, seat and fuel lid buttons, etc.
Expected Launch: 2018
Expected Price: Rs 65,000 – Rs 70,000
Honda India brought the PCX 150 to the 2014 Auto Expo, since then it has been one of the highly awaited upcoming 150cc scooters in India. Known as the ‘Motor Scooter’, it attracts good demand in the European markets. The scooter was lately imported to India for the R&D (Research & Development) purpose. Talking of the mechanicals, the PCX 150 sources its power from the 153cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, liquid cooled, PGM-FI petrol engine. This motor can produce a top power of 13.4bhp at 8,500rpm and 14Nm of torque at 5,000rpm. For transmitting duties, it’s equipped with a V-Matic automatic gearbox.
Sporting an aggressive design, the motor scooter gets a wide angular headlamp and sharp curves with supporting creases on the side. At the back it arms LED tail-lamps and a 12V power socket in the under seat storage compartment. In addition, it also gets conventional handlebar, analogue instrument cluster with small digital display, pillion grab rail, 14-inch aluminium wheels and long contoured seats. Stopping power will be drawn from the hydraulic disc brakes at front and drum units at rear. To keep the bike poised it will use telescopic forks at front and twin sided swing arm at rear.
Expected Launch: Sometime in 2018
Expected Price: Rs 80,000
One of the much-awaited upcoming 150cc bikes in India is the Aprilia RA 150 that made its India debut at the Auto Expo in February, 2018. In the 150cc bike segment, this new bike will give a tough fight to the new Yamaha R13 V3.0. Powering the bike is a 150cc, liquid-cooled fuel injected engine coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The power and torque outputs of the motor stand at 18bhp at 10,000rpm and 14Nm at 7,500rpm respectively.
The bike also offers a Quick shifter as we have seen on the Aprilia Tuno 150. Design and styling of the RS 150 is inspired by the larger capacity Aprilia bikes. The key features of the vehicle include LED headlamp and taillamp, sculpted fuel tank, split seats, digital instrument console, USD front forks and ABS.
Expected Launch: Late 2018
Expected Price: Rs 1.5 lakh
Bajaj Auto recently updated the Pulsar 150 commuter with minor design and feature upgrades. Now, the company is planning to give a generation change to the Pulsar range including the 150cc commuter. If media reports are to be believed, the new-generation Bajaj Pulsar 150 will be based on a new engine platform that will meet the new BSVI emission norms.
The new 4-valve fuel injected powertrain is reported to be more powerful and refined than the existing 2-valve DTS-I unit. While the bike will retain the original silhouette, it will carry new design language along with several new features. The bike is likely to receive LED headlamps, new alloys and re-designed swingram and tail section. Bajaj might also offer a monoshock suspension as standard on the commuter.
Expected Launch: 2019
Expected Price: Rs 85,000