Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Bajaj Pulsar AS150 vs Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0

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The year 2015 saw the launch of two new touring bikes in India, the Suzuki Gixxer SF and the Bajaj Pulsar AS150, to take on the already established Yamaha Fazer. The Fazer itself was updated less than a year ago wherein, it got styling updates and Yamaha bestowed it with fuel injection technology as well. When looking for a bike in the 80,000-90,000 price bracket, the Suzuki Gixxer SF, Yamaha Fazer FI Ver 2.0 and the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 are likely to make it to the list of choices of a prospective buyer. We will compare these three bikes on various parameters to ease your decision-making process in our Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Bajaj Pulsar AS150 vs Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0 comparison.

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Design

All three bikes have been derived from naked bikes, the Gixxer SF from the Gixxer, the Pulsar AS150 from the Pulsar NS series and the Fazer from the FZ. Out of these, only the Gixxer SF gets a full front fairing and looks the sportiest of the lot. However, the riding position is pretty upright which means it is well suited for daily city commute. The bike looks very striking especially in the MotoGP inspired blue and white livery and also thanks to a slight hint of the Hayabusa around the headlamp area. The Bajaj Pulsar AS200 looks more of a touring bike than the Gixxer with its elaborate front fairing and large wind deflector. It gets a projector headlamp setup integrated very well into the nicely sculpted front end. The front of the Fazer Version 2.0 gets only very subtle changes as compared to earlier version making it a very familiar face on our roads. Although it is a very good looking bike, it does not feel as fresh as the other two. Looks are subjective and it is entirely up to the buyer to decided which of these three bikes is the best in terms of appearance.

[box type=”success” ]The Suzuki Gixxer SF stands out from the crowd. Followed by the Bajaj Pulsar and the Fazer.[/box]

Features

The Gixxer SF and the Yamaha Fazer FI V 2.0 get a fully digital read out whereas, the Pulsar AS150 gets an analogue tachometer in combination with a digital speedo. Otherwise, all three bikes are similarly equipped and there are not significant features that set these three apart.

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Pulsar AS150 Gets a Projector Headlamp

[box type=”success” ]All three bikes equally matched in terms of features[/box]

Specs

  Suzuki Gixxer SF Bajaj Pulsar AS150 Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0
Engine Displacement 155cc 149.5cc 149cc
Power 14.59 bhp @ 8000 rpm 17 bhp @ 9500 rpm 12.92 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Torque 14 Nm @ 6000 rpm 13 Nm @ 7000 rpm 12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed 6-speed 5-speed
Mileage 47 kmpl 45 kmpl 53 kmpl
Top Speed 127 kmph 110 kmph 106 kmph

 

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The Pulsar AS150 is the most powerful bike in this comparison by a clear margin. The Gixxer SF hold a slight edge over the rest in terms of torque. When it comes to fuel efficiency the Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0 is the clear winner. In daily city commute, it is highly unlikely that these differences will be noticeable.

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Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0 the most fuel efficient

[box type=”success” ]The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 is the most powerful. The Yamaha Fazer FI Ver 20 the most fuel-efficient.[/box]

Price

Ex-showroom, Delhi Suzuki Gixxer SF Bajaj Pulsar AS150 Yamaha Fazer FI V 2.0
Standard INR 83,439 INR 79,000 INR 86,805

The Gixxer SF with the Special Edition MotoGP Livery costs INR 94,238. The Pulsar AS150 and the Yamaha Fazer FI are not available in any other variants.

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Suzuki Gixxer SF Special MotoGP Edition Costs INR 94,238

[box type=”success” ]The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 is the cheapest motorcycle of the lot.[/box]

Verdict

The Yamaha Fazer FI Ver 2.0 excels in almost all departments and does not give much of a reason to complain. However, when compared with the earlier model prices have seen a huge jump thanks to the introduction of fuel injection making it the most expensive bike of the lot. The Suzuki Gixxer SF is a very accomplished bike and looks striking, especially in the MotoGP livery. The only drawback is Suzuki’s service network which is not as extensive as its rivals. Our pick here would be the Bajaj Pulsar not only because it is the cheapest, but also because the cost of ownership is very low as the spare parts are comparatively very cheap and the dealership network is very extensive.

[box type=”success” ]Our pick would be the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 followed by the Suzuki Gixxer SF and the Yamaha Fazer FI Ver 2.0[/box]

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