We have earlier compared the Yamaha FZ V2.0 with the Honda CB Trigger, Hero Xtreme, Bajaj Pulsar 150 and the TVS Apache in the 150cc segment. Apart from these, we have also done comparisons between the Bajaj Discover 150, Suzuki GS150R, Yamaha SZ and Honda CB Unicorn. With Suzuki launching the new Gixxer now (unofficially), it was bound to get compared with its closest rivals in terms of specifications and pricing.
The Suzuki Gixxer is a very good-looking bike and the naked styling looks quite macho. The colours offered with the bike make it stand out from the crowd but the design of some parts seems inspired by the FZ. The Yamaha FZ V2.0 is the best-looking product here. The FZ V1 also scores good in the looks department and the updated model is no less. Moving to the Honda CB Trigger, it seems Honda’s designers ran out of ideas and hence borrowed some styling elements from Yamaha. The Hero Xtreme looks the most boring here. While the earlier three bikes have a sporty appeal, the Xtreme comes with commuterish looks.
Engine capacities of all these bikes are in a similar range and the Gixxer is only marginally higher. The FZ produces the lowest power while the Gixxer has the highest output, followed closely by the Xtreme. In terms of torque too, the Gixxer has the highest peak torque and the FZ and Xtreme produce similar levels of output. The FZ is the lightest bike here while the Gixxer and CB Trigger are marginally heavier. The Hero Xtreme is the heaviest bike here. All the four bikes have similar sizes that feel compact to run around in the city. The Hero Xtreme is the cheapest product here while the Yamaha FZ is the most expensive.
While the Yamaha FZ is the priciest along with being the least powerful, the Suzuki Gixxer offers great value since it is a value for money product and also the most powerful. The CB Trigger is very neutral and the Xtreme offers good value too.
* prices are on-road, Mumbai