First launched in 2015, the Suzuki Gixxer set new benchmarks in the 150-160 cc premium commuter motorcycle segment, taking fight to the segment leader, the Yamaha FZ series. Currently, the Suzuki Gixxer 155 is priced at ₹ 1,18,800 (Ex-showroom). But other manufacturers have also stepped up their game in the segment, with the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, as well as the Hero Xtreme 160R offering very good alternatives to the Suzuki Gixxer 155 and the Yamaha FZ in this segment. The Suzuki Gixxer 155 is powered by a 155 cc single-cylinder engine which makes 13.4 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 13.8 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Here’s a look at the top 5 rivals of the Suzuki Gixxer 155.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is one of the best 160 cc motorcycles on sale right now, after the Suzuki Gixxer. The Apache RTR 160 4V is priced at ₹ 1,11,565 (Ex-showroom). In its 2021 model, the motorcycle has lost 2 kg over the 2020 model, with the disc brake variant weighing 147 kg, while the drum brake variant weighs 145 kg. The engine now makes 17.4 bhp at 9,250 rpm and 14.73 Nm of torque at 7,250 rpm. The Apache RTR 160 4V continues to get a 5-speed gearbox, but now comes with a new dual-tone seat with carbon fibre pattern. The Apache RTR 160 4V is now the most powerful motorcycle in its segment.
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Hero Xtreme 160R
The Hero Xtreme 160R also is a lightweight, fun, and economical premium commuter 160 cc motorcycle, which goes head on against the Suzuki Gixxer and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. The Xtreme 160R is powered by a 163 cc, single-cylinder, two-valve engine which puts out 15 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 14 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Prices for the Xtreme 160R begin at ₹ 1,09,240 (Ex-showroom) for the front disc brake variant, and ₹ 1,12,290 (Ex-showroom) for the front and rear disc brake variant.
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Honda X Blade
The Honda X Blade is now the 160 cc premium commuter Honda motorcycle after the Honda CB Hornet 160R was discontinued. Honda X Blade is powered by a 162.7 cc single-cylinder engine which makes 13.67 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The Honda X Blade with front disc brake is priced at ₹ 1,10,839 (Ex-showroom), while the Honda X Blade with front and rear disc brakes is priced at ₹ 1,15,229 (Ex-showrooom).
Yamaha FZ FI/FZ-S FI
The Yamaha FZ began the trend of the muscular, premium 150 cc commuter motorcycle in India back in the day, and even now, the Yamaha FZ name commands a strong fan following. The 2021 Yamaha FZ FI is powered by a 149 cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder two-valve engine puts out 12.2 bhp at 7,250 rpm and 13.3 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The Yamaha FZ FI is priced at ₹ 1,04,700 (Ex-showroom), while the Yamaha FZ S FI, which has better features, but the same engine and chassis, is priced at ₹ 1,08,200 (Ex-showroom).
Bajaj Pulsar NS160
The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is the sporty premium commuter motorcycle in the Pulsar family, which goes up against the Suzuki Gixxer. The Pulsar NS160 shares a similar design as the bigger Pulsar NS200, and is powered by a 160 cc, single-cylinder, SOHC, four-valve engine which makes 17 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 14.6 Nm at 7.250 rpm. The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is priced at ₹ 1,14,093 (Ex-showroom).