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Honda CG 160 or Yamaha Fazer 150: Which is the best choice for your everyday life?

Written by Ruth Rodrigues
Published 19/05/2024 às 18:36
Detailed comparison between Honda CG 160 and Yamaha Fazer 150 reveals which motorcycle offers the most advantages for you!
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Detailed comparison between Honda CG 160 and Yamaha Fazer 150 reveals which motorcycle offers more advantages.

The Honda CG, in all its versions, continues to dominate the Brazilian car market. motorcycles, being the best-selling two-wheeled vehicle year after year. In the first quarter of 2024, more than 102 thousand units of this iconic motorcycle were sold. But is it really the best option compared to its direct competitor, the Yamaha Fazer 150?

Performance and power: Honda CG 160 Titan vs Yamaha Fazer 150 UBS

The version chosen for comparison was the Honda CG 160 Titan, with a suggested price of R$17.100, and the Yamaha Fazer 150 UBS, which starts at R$18.290 (not including shipping and extra expenses).

The Honda CG 160's engine stands out for its performance: a 162,7 cm³ engine that generates 15,1 hp at 8.000 rpm and 1,54 kgfm of torque at 7.000 rpm with ethanol (14,9 hp and 1,40 kgfm with gasoline).

The CG 160 Titan is sportier than ever! Photo: Honda
The CG 160 Titan is sportier than ever! Photo: Honda

The Yamaha Fazer 150 has a 149 cm³ engine with 12,4 hp at 7.500 rpm on ethanol and 12,2 hp on gasoline, and 1,3 kgfm of torque.

Although the difference in power is not huge on paper, in practice, the CG 160 offers a little more vigor, especially noticeable when accelerating and restarting.

The Honda CG 160 has an average consumption of around 40 km/l with gasoline, while the Yamaha Fazer 150 can reach up to 45 km/l, proving to be slightly more economical in this aspect.

Fuel capacity and suspension: Comparing the range and comfort of the Honda CG 160 and Yamaha Fazer 150

The Honda CG 160 has a fuel tank with a capacity of 16,1 liters, providing considerable autonomy.

The Yamaha Fazer 150, in turn, has a 15,2 liter tank.

The aggressive design of the air intakes adds sportiness to this street bike. Photo: Yamaha
The aggressive design of the air intakes adds sportiness to this street bike. Photo: Yamaha

Both motorcycles have alloy wheels with tires of the same size: 80/100 R18 at the front and 100/80 R18 at the rear.

With regard to braking systems, both have disc brakes at the front (240 mm on the CG and 245 mm on the Fazer) and drums at the rear (130 mm on both), in addition to combined brake technology for safer braking. .

The bikes' suspensions are also quite similar, with telescopic forks at the front and double shock absorbers at the rear.

On the CG, the suspension travel is 13,5 cm at the front and 10,6 cm at the rear, while on the Fazer they are 12 cm and 11,2 cm, respectively.

The seat height is another detail that makes almost no difference: 79 cm on the CG versus 78,5 cm on the Fazer, which results in a very similar riding experience and comfort for both.

Technologies and equipment: Comparison of available resources

Despite being entry-level motorcycles, both in their most complete versions, the list of technologies and equipment is limited.

The Honda CG 160 Titan has a fully digital dashboard, including rev counter.

The Yamaha Fazer 150 UBS, despite having an analogue rev counter, has a digital display that includes a gear indicator, a feature that the CG lacks.

The Fazer 150 UBS panel shows everything you need to know! Photo: Yamaha
The Fazer 150 UBS panel shows everything you need to know! Photo: Yamaha

Both motorcycles have a chain protector, an essential item for the motorcycle's durability.

Maintenance and costs: Analyzing long-term cost-benefit

When considering maintenance costs, the Yamaha Fazer 150 has a slight advantage.

The total cost of revisions in the first two years (24 months) is R$1.080, distributed every 5.000 km, except for the first revision at 1.000 km.

The Honda CG 160 also has a service at 1.000 km, but subsequent inspections are every 6.000 km, with a total cost of R$1.130,07 over the same period.

After all, which is the best choice: Honda CG 160 or Yamaha Fazer 150?

After a detailed analysis, the Honda CG 160 Titan stands out for its more powerful engine and slightly superior performance.

In addition to a lower initial cost and longer interval between revisions, which can make a difference to the budget in the long term.

However, the Yamaha Fazer 150 UBS offers better fuel economy and a gear indicator that can be a differentiator for many riders.

The choice between the Honda CG 160 and the Yamaha Fazer 150 will depend on each rider's priorities.

If power and a lower acquisition cost are the most important factors, the Honda CG 160 is the most suitable option.

On the other hand, if fuel economy and some extra features on the dashboard are more valued, the Yamaha Fazer 150 may be the best choice.

In any case, both bikes offer excellent quality and reliability for everyday life.

With information Mobi Auto.

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Ruth Rodrigues

Graduated in Biological Sciences from the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), she works as a writer and scientific disseminator.

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