List Of 150-200cc Bikes That Need Least Refuelling

List Of 150-200cc Bikes That Need Least Refuelling

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | 22 Mar 2023

While the 150-200cc segment might be a performance-oriented one, one could always do with saving some moolah if the bike’s mileage is good. 

  • Hero MotoCorp has the least number of bikes in the segment.
  • Bajaj, being the segment leader, has as many as six bikes in this segment.
  • TVS and Honda, meanwhile, both have four bikes each.

Buyers who choose a 150-200cc bike seek for a perfect balance of performance and fuel efficiency. This segment may not be as large as the commuter, but there are a number of bikes that have sold well, particularly in recent years. So, which of them achieves the best balance of performance and fuel economy? Let’s find out by what options the four major brands: TVS, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj and Honda have for us:


SpecificationsApache RTR 160Apache RTR 160 4VApache RTR 180Apache RTR 200 4V
Engine159.7cc air-cooled engine159.7cc air-cooled engine177.4cc oil-cooled engine197.75cc oil-cooled engine
Maximum Power15.8 BHP @ 8750 rpm17.31 BHP @ 9250 rpm16.9 BHP @ 9000 rpm20.5 BHP @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque13.85 Nm @ 7000 rpm14.73 Nm @ 7500 rpm15.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm17.25 Nm @ 7250 rpm
Fuel Efficiency45.06 kmpl47.61 kmpl45 kmpl47.61 kmpl

TVS has a majority of its bikes in this segment. So if it’s aiming for this segment so hard, it should also deliver on all fronts right? Yes, and well…no. You see, the TVS bikes here do deliver on performance. The 160 2V and the 180 sure feel a bit dated, but the 160 4V and the 200 4V are undoubtedly fantastic bikes. 

But what that extra bit of performance does, is have its effects on fuel efficiency. While none of the bikes are fuel-guzzlers, the fact that not even one could cross the 50 kmpl mark in our tests is kind of disappointing. The fact that they are high-strung engines that love to be revved to the redline is what affects their mileage. 

Hero MotoCorp


SpecificationsXtreme 160RXtreme 200SXPulse 200 4V & 200T
Engine163cc air-cooled engine199.6cc oil-cooled engine199.6cc oil-cooled engine
Maximum Power15 BHP @ 8500 rpm17.8 BHP @ 8000 rpm18.9 BHP @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque14 Nm @ 6500 rpm17.1 Nm @ 6500 rpm17.35 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Efficiency55.47kmpl54 kmpl51.59 kmpl

Hero MotoCorp has, over the years, always been a commuter-centric company. That said, it has slowly gotten into the enthusiast side of things and these three bikes are proof of it. Agreed, none of them has performance that’ll wow you but it’s definitely enough to keep you entertained. 

Among these, unsurprisingly, the Xtreme 160R ranks first, returning nearly 56 kilometres ever litre. Interestingly, the Xtreme 200S is second and the Xpulse twins come after the sportbike. 



SpecificationsPulsar 150Pulsar P150Pulsar N160Pulsar NS160Pulsar NS200Pulsar RS200
Engine149.5cc engine149.68cc engine164.82cc engine160.3cc engine199.5cc engine199.5cc engine
Maximum Power13.8 BHP @ 8500 rpm14.3 BHP @ 8500 rpm15.8 BHP @ 8750 rpm17 BHP @ 9000 rpm24.2 BHP @ 9750 rpm24.2 BHP @ 9750 rpm
Maximum Torque13.25 Nm @ 6500 rpm13.5 Nm @ 6000 rpm14.65 Nm @ 6750 rpm14.6 Nm @ 7250 rpm18.74 Nm @ 8000 rpm18.74 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Fuel Efficiency50 kmpl51.54 kmpl59.11 kmpl40.6 kmpl40.84 kmpl35 kmpl

Bajaj is hands down the leader of this segment and it shows in the brand's extensive portfolio. The Pulsar 150, P150 and the N160 are all incredibly frugal engines. Interestingly, the largest engine of the lot, the N160, gives the highest mileage. It can be attributed to its relaxed and tractable nature which allows you to carry lower speed in higher gears. 

Where the fuel efficiency starts taking a hit is with the NS160, NS200 and the RS200. These bikes are on the performance side of things and hence their efficiency isn’t up to the mark.


SpecificationsUnicornXBladeHornet 2.0 CB200X
Engine162.7cc air-cooled engine162.7cc air-cooled engine184.4cc engine184.4cc engine
Maximum Power12.74 BHP @ 7500 rpm13.7 BHP @ 8000 rpm17 BHP @ 8500 rpm17 BHP @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque14 Nm @ 5500 rpm14.7 Nm @ 5500 rpm16.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm16.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Fuel Efficiency40.6 kmpl50 kmpl57.35 kmpl40 kmpl

The Honda bikes, unfortunately, lie somewhere in the middle of this spectrum. Their bikes have returned average fuel efficiency while not even being exciting to ride. The Unicorn’s 40.6 kmpl is particularly low, given it’s a simple 162.7cc engine. 

The Hornet does stand out, wearing the 57.35 kmpl badge proudly but then again, it comes at the cost of good performance. 

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The Pulsar N160 wins this bout with its solid 59.11 kmpl mileage figure. Its 164.8cc engine is a torque-driven one, meaning you can lazily putter around in the town without giving the gearbox much of a workout. It, hence, hits the perfect balance between performance and mileage.