Comparo – Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ FI V2.0 vs Honda CB Trigger vs TVS Apache RTR 160
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Suzuki Gixxer is the latest entrant of the premium 150 – 160 cc motorcycle category. Here is how it fares against the Yamaha FZ FI V2.0, Honda CB Trigger, TVS Apache RTR 160, Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Hero Xtreme.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 is the most powerful motorcycle in its class with 15.5 PS on offer. The Yamaha FZ FI, the only fuel-injected bike in the segment, produces the least power of 13.1 PS. The Suzuki Gixxer leads the torque chart at 14 Nm while the Pulsar and CB Trigger are featured at the bottom with 12.5 Nm.
A 5-speed constant mesh gearbox, telescopic front forks and a front disc are standard across the segment. The CB Trigger and Xtreme offer rear disc as an optional fitment while the rest make do with drum brakes. Save for the Pulsar and Apache, other bikes in the segment employ rear mono suspension.
Coming to the dimensions, the Apache RTR160 is the longest bike in the segment at 2,085 mm while the new FZ series is the shortest at just 1,990 mm. The Gixxer and FZ FI V2.0 have an identical 1,330 mm, while the Apache, at 1,300 mm, has the shortest wheelbase of the crop.
The Xtreme is the heaviest motorcycle in this comparo at 146 kg while the FZ F1 V2.0 joins as the lightest model of its class, weighing only 132 kg.
With a starting price of INR 76,250, the new Yamaha FZ series is the most expensive of the lot while the CB Trigger which retails at INR 65,718 is the most affordable bike in the segment. The new Suzuki Gixxer finishes as the second most expensive model, with a price tag of INR 72,199 (all prices are ex-showroom Delhi).