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Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 Comparison Review

Saleh Md. HassanDecember 3, 2017

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In premium motorcycle segment in Bangladesh there are some awesome machines currently available in Bangladesh. Among them Honda CB150R Streetfire & Suzuki GSX-S150 are now in position of hard competition. Both the machine featured premium hence the rivalry is on peak position between them. Therefore here is our Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 comparison review. Let’s try to help the buyers in detail to match machine according to their requirements.

Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150

Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 Overview

Honda CB150R Streetfire is the true street naked bike from Honda, Indonesia. The Streetfire series first time revealed in Indonesia on 2012 and on 2015 Honda released all new updated model of the bike. Afterward it became available in our land just from June, 2016.

The machine basically is developed as premium street commuting bike but designed with awesome sporty features. Here the design somewhat is a blend of commuter and street sports bike. So you can use it for your daily events but of-course will get the premium sporty feel through the look and performance.

On reverse the Suzuki GSX-S150 is a brand new release from Suzuki, Indonesia. The bike released in Indonesia on November 2016 at Indonesia Motorcycle Show, Jakarta. Afterward from May 2017 the bike becomes available in our market.

The GSX-S150 is aggressive naked street bike from Suzuki. The bike carries the same engine and frame of Suzuki GSX-R150 but dimension is different due to design and other features. The machine solely designed for hard core street sports which places the GSX-S150 in position that some thing far more than a commuter.

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Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 Face Of Rivalry

Coming to the looks and design of Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 both the bike is naked street machine. The CB150R Streetfire is designed with the look of true street fighter. It’s designed sharp like a razor from top to bottom. It’s a street macho machine but nicely featured to meet all the requirement of a commuter.

I see the machine has designed focusing all age of riders. Therefore its smart design undoubtedly will fit any kind of users. In addition modern features like bikini cowling, dented fuel tank, sporty exhaust, sharp LED headlamp & tail lamp etc have enhanced its gorgeous looks and appearance.

On counter side the Suzuki GSX-S150 is a most aggressive designed naked bike. Its design is more focused to street sports and quite ignored the commuting features. It designed somewhat with robotic theme where the LED headlamp with wide DRL it looks quite like alien in the dark.

Moreover the bikini cowling with dented fuel tank along with high raised split pillion seat gave it the attitude of always ready to fight. Hence to be frank the bike designed only focusing the street sporting and of-course targeting the young age riders only.

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Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 Wheel, Brake & Suspension

In terms of wheel, brake & suspension of Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 both the bike comes with latest features. Here the Honda Streetfire is little in advanced position as the front tire is wider than the GSX-S150. It comes with all alloy rim with tubeless tires which are 100mm in front and 130mm wider in rear.

The brakes of both wheels are hydraulic disk type with NISSIN braking assembly. Here the front suspension of Streetfire is telescopic type and rear is mono with pro-link assembly.

On counter Suzuki GSX-S150 also comes with all alloy rim with tubeless tires. The tires are 90mm in front and 130mm in rear, hence the front tire is narrower than the streetfire. Again GSX-S150 comes with hydraulic disk braking on both wheel but rear disk size is very small in comparison with Honda Streetfire.

In terms of suspension system we found no mentionable difference in GSX-S150.It also comes with telescopic fork suspension in front and rear one is linked mono type.

Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150

Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 Riding & Controlling Feature

We have mentioned both the bike Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 are naked street sports bike. But in real their design and user focus is different for sure. Here Honda CB150R Streetfire is commuter focused premium sports machine. But the Suzuki GSX-S150 focused on young riders need. So the riding & controlling feature of the bikes are different.

Here Honda Streetfire comes with single piece handlebar that positioned in semi sporty upright position. The seating posture of Streetfire also arranged for semi sporty upright riding. Hence riding a Streetfire even for long time is very easy, comfortable and pleasant.

Moreover the comfortable single piece seat along with double horn grab rail allows comfortable ride even for heavy pillions. To support that easy & comfortable ride Streetfire brake, suspension and aerodynamics also performs best even in high speed riding.

>>Click To See The Test Ride Of Honda CB150R<<

On the other side Suzuki GSX-S150 is very much focused with street fighting attitude. In core it has less commuting feature but has the hard core attitude of road rushing. Here the handle bar, riding position and seating also quite same like Streetfire. But it’s more aggressive than Streetfire.

Basically it’s a single rider focused bike as the comfortable seating for pillion is somewhat ignore here. The seat is split where rider seating is in little aggressive posture and pillion seat is a tiny part. The small pillion seat is literary not suitable for sitting a pillion. Over more riding with pillion in high speed it somewhat is not safe for everyone. Here again the braking and suspension system is nice and safe only for solo riding.

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Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 Specification Comparison

As both the bike in Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 is premium segment bike so they have some premium features. Both the bike is capable with technology and capability. Before the discussion on the power and performance of the bikes here is the specification comparison table of the both bike. For your clearer assessment please take a look on that comparison table.

Specification HondaCB150R Streetfire Suzuki GSX-S150
Engine Single Cylinder, Four Stroke,

Liquid Cooled Engine

Single Cylinder, Four Stroke,

Liquid Cooled Engine

Valve System Four Valve, DOHC Four Valve, DOHC
Displacement 149.16cc 147.3cc
Bore x Stroke 57.3mm x 57.8mm 62.0mm x 48.8mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 11.5:1
Maximum Power 12.4KW (16.9PS) @ 9.000RPM 14.1KW (19.17PS) @ 10.500RPM
Maximum Torque 13.8NM  @ 7,000RPM 14.0NM @ 9,000RPM
Fuel Supply PGM-FI Fuel Injection
Ignition Full Transistorized Electronic
Starting Method Kick & Electric Start Kick & Electric Start
Clutch Type Wet, Multiple-disc Wet, Multiple Disc
Lubrication Wet Sump Wet Sump
Transmission 6 Speed, Pattern 1-N-2-3-4-5-6 6 Speed, Pattern 1-N-2-3-4-5-6
Dimension
Frame Type Diamond (Truss) Frame Diamond
Dimension (LxWxH) 2,019mm x 719mm x 1,039mm 2,020mm x 745mm x 1,040mm
Wheel Base 1,293mm 1,300mm
Ground Clearance 169mm 155mm
Saddle Height 797mm 785mm
Weight 136Kg (Kerb) 130Kg (Kerb)
Fuel Capacity: 12 Liters 11 Liters
Oil Capacity 1.1 Liter Not Found

Wheel, Brake & Suspension

Suspension (Front/Rear) Telescopic Fork/

Mono Suspension With Swing Arm

(Pro-Link System)

Telescopic Fork/

Mono Suspension

Brake system (Front/Rear) Both Hydraulic Disk Brake Both Hydraulic Disk Brake
Tire size (Front / Rear) Front: 100 / 80-17 52P

Rear: 130 / 70-17 62P

Both Tubeless

Front: 90 / 80-17 M?C

Rear: 130 / 70-17 M/C

Both Tubeless

Electrical & Other
Battery MF Wet 12V 5Ah 12V (MF)
Head lamp Single Assembly with Double Pit LED Single Pit LED  Headlamp With Double DRL
Tail Lamp LED LED
Speedometer Full Digital with Digital Rev Counter Full Digital with Digital Rev Counter

*All the specifications are subject to change upon company rules, policy, offer & promotion. BikeBD is not liable for the changes.

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Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 Engine & Capability

In terms of power and performance both the bike in Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 has some significant capability. Here both the bikes engine designed with quite same features but of-course their performance rating is not same.

Here both the engine is single cylinder, four stroke, liquid cooled and fuel injected engine. Both the engine comes with four valve with DOHC and six speed gear box. Both the bikes engine compression ratio is also quite same but power & torque rating is significantly different.

Here Honda CB150R Streetfire power is 16.9PS and torque is 13.8NM where Suzuki GSX-S150 power is 19.17PS torque is 14.0NM.  So you can see in terms of power and torque rating GSX-S150 is in advance position.

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But here is a twist that is Streetfire’s square engine tuned for comfortable city commuting with maximum fuel efficiency. Hence the first three gear ratio is little tight and it unleashes its speedy attitude after that. And the acceleration is constant in all RPM where due to gear arrangement & aerodynamic design it also can touch significant top speed which something beyond the power rating.

On counter side Suzuki over square engine is very smooth in all RPM operation. But in congested and tight traffic situation commuting with GSX-S150 can feel little lag. Again on highways it can show its true performance as its performance unleashed at higher RPM.

Again here the back lag is its design. Here the tank cowling are widened like wings that tackles huge air pressure and somewhat becomes unstable in high speed ride. And that also is the reason of not clocking significant top speed even being light weighted machine. Moreover baking in high speed with GSX-S150 is not ground breaking due to very light weigh & aggressive naked design.

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Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 Verdict

So readers, within our discussion of Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 you are already known about both bikes capability and weaknesses. Here both the bike is damn good looking and capable in performance. But interesting thing is the customer focus is quite different. So it’s become quite easy for the buyers to choose right bike from here according their requirements.

Hence not extending more here is the last clue to support your choice among Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150. If you a rider who is very much involve with daily life events and need a true all purpose premium machine then Honda CB150R Streetfire is the right machine for you.

Again Suzuki GSX-S150 is for them who love to ride hard & solo.  And for them who is very much affectionate of standing alone with attitude and style. Hence GSX-S150 will allow fun, attitude and walk alone identity.

So readers that’s all about our Honda CB150R Streetfire VS Suzuki GSX-S150 comparison review. Hope you have enjoyed our comparative discussion on those nice featured bikes. Hence feel free to share your assessments and stay connected with us.  Therefore thanks for your involvement with us.

Not a road maniac rather than a simple bike enthusiast & absolutely a home bound soul… who sometime unleashes the inner ascetic to sit on the saddle and strike hard the stallion toward the wide and unseen trail like an outlaw…\\m//

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Suzuki GSX-R150 & GSX-S150 Launched In Indonesia – Will It come In Bangladesh?

Wasif AnowarJanuary 2, 2017

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Suzuki GSX-R150 & GSX-S150 launched in Indonesia; both the bikes are stated to be pure competition of with HONDA & YAMAHA in the sports bike segments. Both the bikes are quiet similar in manners. GSX-R150 is the sports version while GSX-S150 is naked version. Question remains will it come in Bangladesh?

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Suzuki in Bangladesh don’t have any sports bike in their line up to fight with the likes of Yamaha R15 v2 or Honda CBR150R, neither does in India, their best offering is Suzuki Gixxer SF Motogp Edition which is a full body kit bike with a 155cc air cooled engine, producing 14.6 BHP. Gixxer SF is carburetor tuned with 5 speed gearboxes & just months back had rear disc brake as offering.

Looking from the picture from Indonesia we can confirm that the bike have double LED headlight one above another near like Honda CB150R, fuel tank is inspired from Suzuki GSXR1000 while the naked version is from GSX-S1000. Both the bike gets split seats as common.

What we know so far that the bike will have a 148cc DOHC engine which will be water cooled, fuel injected and will have a 6 speed gearbox. During the launch Suzuki didn’t reveal the power figure but later in their Indonesian website they stated that the bikes engine will  give out  19.2 BHP & 14 NM Toque which will be more powerful then R15v2 & any CBR150R & probably the most powerful 150cc bike in the whole world currently!.

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But what really amazes me is the weight of the bikes; the full faired bike will weigh just 126 kg! While the naked version will be one kg heavier. Laws of Physics states with that much power on that light chassis both the bikes will be rocket ship on the straight (remember from Yamaha FZ150i Test Ride Review). In an article it was also mention that Suzuki tested the bike up against two 150cc sports bike (probably it will be R15v2 & CBR150R 2016) and was 8 km/h faster in the drag race!

Suzuki GSX-S150 Price In Bangladesh

Among other key features stated during the launch that Suzuki GSX-R150 will get key less ignition , LED Speedometer, Petal disc brake for better braking efficiency, duel emit exhaust, tubeless tyres, duel disc brake, answer back function.

Suzuki GSX-R150 Price In Bangladesh

2016 has been the year of sports bike in Bangladesh; we have seen the introduction of some very exclusive performance bikes by some importers in Bangladesh. Most of those models came from Indonesia or Thailand hence the local distributor of Honda & Yamaha couldn’t bring them as they are mostly depended on Indian motorcycle lineup.

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Suzuki launched GSX-R & GSX-S150 in Indonesia; this is the first real step in the sports bike segments to fight with the likes of Yamaha R15 V2 & Honda CBR150R. Not to mention the naked bike will fight with the likes of Honda CB150R Streetfire & Yamaha M Slaz.

Click Here>> Suzuki GSX-R150 Specifications

I honestly won’t be surprise if any importer brings these two bikes in Bangladesh this year before the distributor of Suzuki in Bangladesh does. Currently we didn’t get any official confirmation of when it will launch in India. Problems of buying bikes through importers are many:

  • You won’t get any warranty.
  • No after sales service.
  • No spare parts backup.

Even though the bikers of Bangladesh want to buy these exclusive bikes because:

  • We are bounded by 155cc engine limit and these are the most powerful bikes we will get to ride currently
  • Most of us age between 20-35 years want to ride performance 150cc sports bikes in Bangladesh but sadly we don’t have too many options to choose from.

Click Here>>Suzuki GSXS-150 Specification

It was long time coming but finally Suzuki made a 150cc sports bike for the Asian market, we bikers of Bangladesh will be very thankful to have these two bikes in Bangladesh & hope that somehow we get these two bikes on our tarmac.

To me biking is freeing your SOUL which can FLY with the wind. Bike riding is my PASSION & Touring is my HOBBY. The main goal is to update the bikers of Bangladesh with the latest news and reviews of motorcycles in Bangladesh.
One of the craziest things I ever did was riding 1150 km for 24 hours; it was just to replicate how it feels to go though Lemans 24 hrs.

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