Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R Comparison Review
The premium motorcycle market of Bangladesh is almost hot after getting new motorcycles from Indonesia. Currently there a hardcore battle took place within the brands Yamaha, Suzuki & Honda. Peoples are also so excited and somewhat confused what to buy and for what. Hence it’s too hard to choose one after another. Therefore here is our Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R Comparison Review. Let’s head in the battle and get clearer view of the bikes from our discussion.
Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R – Overview
Coming to our today’s discussion here all the three competitors are newly born and con-incidentally originated from Indonesia. You know from last year we are getting the premium bikes just after launching in Indonesia and Thailand. Therefore the individual motorbike importers are doing nice a job. Resulting we are getting the taste of some new bikes just after launching in international market.
Whatsoever here Yamaha R15 V3 is the latest release in Bangladesh and even in Indonesia. You know the craze of Yamaha R15 series is something like touching the peak of a mountain. Therefore after the launching the first model of Yamaha R15 on 2008 till now it fighting damn gorgeous. Hence the latest release of R15 therefore V3 just put the fuel on the fire of the battle zone.
The second listed bike here in our discussion is Suzuki GSX-R150. Till now it damn faster, lighter and aggressive attitude bike. This is really something faster like a viper in the desert. The bike released in Indonesia just at the end of last year. It becomes available in Bangladeshi market from the March of this year.
You know Honda bikes are like a silent killer. Hence here in our discussion the silent killer is Honda CBR150R Indonesia version. The machine has released in Bangladesh on June of 2016. It was literary a grand release in our market considering our restricted market situation. Therefore the bike is damn gorgeous and also capable in performance.
Therefore these three is our today’s competitor in the discussion of Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R Comparison. You know all the three bikes here is tremendous in quality, performance and feature. But of-course each of them has some different corner of strength and have weaknesses. So those are our point of discussion.
Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R – Look & Appearance
Here in our discussion on Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R all the bikes are street sports bike. All the three bikes are full faired and covered with full aerodynamic body kit. Hence considering design and feature all are same category bike.
Here Yamaha R15 V3 is designed with somewhat big bike look. Its appearance is quite like the newly released Yamaha YZF-R6. It comes with iconic dual head lamp with four pit LED head lamp assembly. The front panel is wider with large wind screen where body panel is much bloated with huge wind tunnel. The rear part of the bike is also damn gorgeous with split seat, vented rear panel and with 140mm wider rear tire.
Here the Suzuki GSX-R150 is a super slim full faired bike. The bike is significantly light weighted we mentioned earlier. Concentrating on light weight feature the bike designed light in every possible corner of the bike. Hence the bike looks very sharp and aggressive from front to rear.
The Honda CBR150R Indonesia version is quite a blend of aggressiveness and politeness. You must have to respect its appearance in any crowd. It’s so decent and gorgeous with double pit sharp LED headlamp assembly. The bike is panelized with duel color scheme. The seat is split type and the rear part is damn sharp with sharp LED tail lamp & bikini tire fender. Over all it’s a damn gorgeous designed bike from Honda Indonesia.
Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R – Wheel, Brake & Suspension
The wheel, brake and suspension system of the bikes here is quite same type. All the bikes here come with all alloy rim with tubeless type tire. Here Suzuki GSX-R150 front tire is quite narrower than the Yamaha R15 V3 & Honda CBR150R. In rear the R15 V3 tire is wider than the rest of two competitors. Hence considering tire R15 V3 got fatter tire then CBR150R and GSX-R150 got comparative narrower tire.
Coming to the braking system again Yamaha R15 V3 comes in first as its front brake disk is larger in diameter. And the rear brake disk also larger then the rest of the others. Here again Honda took place in second where GSX-R150 brakes are so light in design. The rear brake disk of GSX-R150 is really quite small in diameter and that lacks confidence for sure. But we can assure as all the bikes here comes with superior braking system but their capability is different for sure.
In terms of suspension system again Yamaha R15 V3 comes in front line. The R15 V3 comes with upside down telescopic shock absorbar and the rear one is monoshock with link type assembly. Here rest of the CBR150R and GSX-R150 also comes with same type of rear mono shock assembly. But their front telescopic shock absorber is not USD type. Here again we should mention as these bikes suspension system is significantly capable but in terms of confidence and updated feature R15 V3 comes in front and rest of two grabs the equal position.
Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R – Riding & Controlling
Riding and controlling is the significant feature of a bike even that is aggressively designed for sports. Here in terms of riding posture and controlling all the three bikes have some advancement and also some weaknesses.
All the bikes here come with split type seat with clip on type racing aligned handle bar. The foot-peg and other control levers are also positioned in racing alignment. Considering all the arrangements & riding position Honda CBR150R is most comfortable bike to ride. Its control is very easy and effortless. It’s not so bulky not a slender bike with very handy amount of weight. Here pillion seat is not so wide but over all it feels better riding with pillion than the rest of two.
On counter, considering riding and controlling feature Suzuki GSX-R150 comes after CBR150R. It’s literary due to light weight feature and slim & slender body design. But one thing is sure riding for prolonged time is awful with GSX-R150 and riding with pillion is really hell both for rider and pillion. It’s comfortable only with short solo riding within small territory but not for long. Again riding on highways it lacks confidence while crossing large size vehicle in high speed and in open air. Literary is shakes due to light weight.
Coming to the Yamaha R15-V3 taking everything in consideration actually it takes position in between of CBR150R and GSX-R150. Guys believe me as it’s not fun, truly it’s more comfortable to ride, handle and control then GSX-R150 even being heavy & bulky. It takes more space to turn but it easy and comfortable even with pillion. Its wider aligned handlebar, wider tire, heavy suspension and capable brake truly gives the impression of bigger bike. And in other meaning it builds the rider’s confidence even in high speed.
Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R – Specification Comparison
Here in our discussion on Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R Comparison all the bikes are premium featured. These bikes are capable from different corners & constructed with different characteristic but of-course they have some similarities. Hence here is the specification comparison of Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R. Form here you can get a comparative sketch of the bikes. Hence take look on the table.
|Specification||Yamaha YZF R15 V3||Suzuki GSX-R150||Honda CBR150R (Indo)|
|Engine||Single Cylinder, Four Stroke, Liquid Cooled VVA Engine||Single Cylinder, Four Stroke,
Liquid Cooled Engine
|Single Cylinder, Four Stroke, Liquid Cooled Engine|
|Bore x Stroke||58.0mm x 58.7mm||62.0mm x 48.8mm||57.3mm x 57.8mm|
|11.6 ± 0.4 : 1||11.5:1||11.3:1|
|Valve System||Four valve with single overhead VVA camshaft (SOHC)||4-valve with dual overhead VVA camshaft (DOHC)||Four valve with double overhead camshaft (DOHC)|
|19.06BHP (14.4KW) @ 10,000RPM||18.93 BHP (14.1KW) @ 10.500RPM||16.9 BHP (12.6KW) @ 9000RPM|
|14.7NM @ 8,500RPM||14.0NM @ 9,000RPM||14.4 NM @ 7000RPM|
|Fuel Supply||Fuel Injection||Electronic Fuel Injection||ECU controlled (PGM-FI) Fuel Injection|
|Clutch Type||Wet Type Multi-Plate Clutch; Assist & Slipper Clutch||Wet Type Multi-Plate Clutch||Wet Type Multi-Plate Clutch|
|Starting Method||Electric Start|
|Air Filter Type||Paper Air Filter|
|Transmission||6 Speed, Pattern 1-N-2-3-4-5-6|
|Frame Type||Delta Box||Diamond||Diamond (Truss) Frame|
|1,990mm x 725mm x 1,135mm||2,020mm x 700mm x 1,075mm||1983mm x 694mm x 1038mm|
|Kerb Weight||137Kg||131Kg (Kerb)||135Kg|
|Fuel Capacity:||11 Liters||11 Liters||12 Liters|
|Telescopic Fork (Inverted) /
|Telescopic / Spring loaded hydraulic type (Monoshock|
|Both Hydraulic Disk Brake|
(Front / Rear)
|Front: 90 / 80-17 (TL)
Rear: 130 / 70-17 (TL)
|Battery||GTZ4V/YTZ4V||12V (MF)||12V 5AH (MF)|
|Head lamp||LED Headlamp
(Four Pit, Double Unit)
|Single Pit LED
With Double DRL
|Full LED Six Pit (Double Unit)|
|Speedometer||Full Digital with Digital Rev Counter||Digital with Digital Rev Counter||Full Digital with Digital Rev Counter|
|Fuel Efficiency **||+/-40kmpl||+/-35kmpl||+/-42 kmpl|
|Top Speed**||+/-147 kmph||+/-152 kmph||+/-142 kmph|
Price of the bikes in the market ***
Yamaha R15 V3 : 500,000 BDT
Suzuki GSX-R150: 400,000 BDT
Honda CBR150R: 440,000 BDT
*All the specifications are subject to change upon company rules, policy, offer & promotion. BikeBD is not liable for the changes.
** The following results are based on Test Results conducted by our Test Rider.
*** Prices are subject to change, BikeBD is not liable for the changes. all the data were collected as of October 10th 2017.
Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R – Engine & Performance
In terms of engine & performance Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R all are significantly capable. There are few different corners which determine different capability of those bikes in different situation.
Here coming to the Yamaha R15 V3 the engine is larger in capacity. It’s quite a square engine with significant compression ratio. Moreover with VVA valve timing in high RPM and assist slipper clutch the R15 V3 gives most powerful and capable attitude in all RPM situation. In addition it also will ensure significant mileage simultaneously with power and acceleration. And truly due to little large size engine, its power, clutch & VVA all together it gives really ease feel of power play.
Afterward the Suzuki GSX-R150 comes with an over square DOHC engine that produces significant amount of power and torque. In terms of power and torque figure it near equal to R15 V3. But it’s a very light weighted bike. Hence it can accelerate fast and run faster & smoother. But in the long it lacks confidence in high speed. Moreover it gets super light like flying while gaining top speed which somewhat risky.
Lastly again Honda CBR150R is the balanced pack of power, mileage and confidence. This DOHC square engine allows very smooth flow of power & acceleration in all RPM. The most significant thing is it also ensures significant amount of mileage even in power riding. Moreover riding in high speed even in open air or crossing the large vehicles it never lack the control or confidence a bit. Therefore Honda CBR150R is the true silent killer.
Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R – End Note
So guys here in our today’s discussion all the three bikes are featured with latest technology and features. But the bikes are featured quite in different concentration to take place in the market and fight from their own corners.
Here the Yamaha R15 V3 featured for ruling hard this segment with power, control and confidence. Hence quality and overall performance is inevitably core value of this Yamaha breed. Hence no sacrifice comes on those. Moreover with VVA valve timing with assist slipper clutch gave the R15 V3 the advancement of giving the rider real racing feeling.
Secondly the Suzuki GSX-R150 is concentrated designed for aggressive sports riding. Here core concentration is speed; nothing but only acceleration and speed. If you are a rider of damn speed lover and love to ride aggressive & solo then GSX-R150 is best featured for you. Nothing other than speed you can expect from this aggressive speed machine of Suzuki.
Lastly the Honda CBR150R is the true alternative of Yamaha R15 V3. We mentioned CBR150R as the silent killer. It allows very easy of control, significant acceleration and of-course high speed riding confidence. But considering few corner it lacks a little like top speed which is really very minimal and can be covered by riders own capability.
So readers here we have put enough clues to support and get your ultimate machine from these three. Hope you are much clear about these bikes capability and back lags. Therefore you can share your views and assessment on our Yamaha R15 V3 VS Suzuki GSX-R150 VS Honda CBR150R Comparison Review. Feel free to comment. Therefore stay connected with us, thank you all.