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Hero Achiever 150

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Key specs
  • Displacement149 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported50 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight138 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 67,612

Hero Achiever 150 is now discontinued in India.

Hero Achiever 150 Summary

Achiever 150 key highlights

Engine Capacity 149 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 50 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 138 kg

About Achiever 150

The Hero Achiever is one of the most affordable 150cc commuter motorcycles sold in India. The company recently launched the Achiever with a thoroughly revised engine and updated technology to give it a fresh lease of life.

The Hero Achiever gets very basic and conservative styling, to appeal to urban and rural customers alike. The curvy headlamp gets a bikini fairing while the muscular fuel tank has been spruced up with few decals. Powering the Hero Achiever is a 150cc single-cylinder engine which delivers 13.4bhp and 12.8Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission.  The instrument cluster is a fully analogue unit with speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer and a trip meter.

Despite being a basic commuter motorcycle, the Achiever gets interesting features like the i3S technology. The i3S, first used in the Splendor iSmart and Splendor iSmart 110 is a fuel-saving technology which switches off the engine when the motorcycle idles in neutral for more than five seconds. The Achiever also gets alloy wheels and tubeless tyres.

The Hero Achiever is offered in three paint schemes - red, black and grey. It competes with other 150cc commuter bikes like the Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda CB Unicorn 150, Bajaj V15 and the Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0. It is priced at Rs 66,000, ex-showroom, Delhi.

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Hero Achiever 150 Review

With the new Achiever Hero has decided to build a premium commuter, the one that intends to invoke the kind of loyalty the Unicorn has. So, we find out if Hero has managed to gets the wings out of their system and still build an achiever.  

What is it?

In motorcycles, Hero is as synonymous with India as cricket. Like Parthiv Patel, who made a comeback to the Indian test side after being in and out of the team, we have the Achiever 150 iSmart, making another comeback, a decade after it was first introduced in 2006. Back then, the Hero Honda Achiever posed as a sporty motorcycle but a rather civilised version of the Xtreme, the CBZ successor. 

With the new Achiever Hero has decided to build a premium commuter, the one that intends to invoke the kind of loyalty the Unicorn has. So, we find out if Hero has managed to gets the wings out of their system and still build an achiever.

How does it look?

The new Achiever 150 is a commuter and makes no bones about it. The design is conservative and tailored for the old-school Indian buyer wants something slightly sporty but reliable and economical.

It gets a triangular headlamp with the customary bikini fairing. The tank is large and sculpted to accommodate knees. The side panels are large contoured chunks that look a little too big for the bike from certain angles. The tail lamp design is reminiscent of the Unicorn.

The riding posture is not typical commuter – the reach to the handlebars is a little long, and the handlebar is a little low-set to let the rider sit completely upright. The foot-pegs are set forward and easy to scrape if you are of the adventurous type. However, they’re set too far ahead to allow you to stand on the pegs for unseen speedbreakers and bad roads – footpegs slightly to the rear would have allowed the rider the option of standing, making it far easier to avoid jolts to the back. The engine and cycle parts are all blacked out including the alloys, chain cover, exhaust can, et al. The only chrome bit, apart from the handle bar and front forks, is the exhaust cover plate – less to worry about during the monsoon, then. 

How does it ride?

Fantastic. I know it is odd coming from a quintessential performance freak. Hero has got quite a few things right with the Achiever. The 150cc single cylinder petrol engine NVH levels are excellent. It does get a little vocal and vibey near the redline, but the typical owner will not see that bit of the rev range often.

The 13Nm of torque peaks at 8000rpm but can be felt from almost 3000rpm which makes the engine peppy. The peak power of 13bhp is not much, but for a commuter, it is good enough for the dash to 80kmph. While it feels planted at 80 or even at its top whack just past 100, riding at 40kmph in fifth gear is also effortless. It doesn’t knock at low rpm often and in case it does, the butter-smooth gearbox makes it easy to drop a gear immediately. The gears are stacked fairly close in the beginning but the top is tall enough to take it just past 100kmph. 

With the commuter riding posture and excellent balance, manoeuvring through traffic is easy. The suspension is soft and remains comfortable over long distances as well. The soft seat is a literal pain in posterior, though – everyone in the team complained of aches in the area after riding the Achiever for an appreciable amount of time. The brakes are nice and predictable. The front disc brake might feel a bit spongy but makes sure the motorcycle stops soon enough. While the front tyre looks good for an 80/100-18 Ceat Secura, a similar 80/100-18 in the rear looks skinny. Nonetheless, both do their jobs pretty well and stick to the road most of the times. In fact, a fatter tyre will not be as suitable for gravel-strewn, potholed country roads.  

 

Anything else I should know?

Yes. This one gets i3s technology. The start/stop function works perfectly and is seamless. Hero has really worked this system out well. It also gets AHO – auto headlamp on function which is   required by legislation, come April. 

After the departure of Honda from the Hero-Honda partnership, the 150cc engine had to be reworked. The way this new engine has turned out is commendable. It is not a pocket rocket at all but has the potential to transform into one.

 

Why should I buy it?

You should buy it because the Achiever does almost everything right. It is focussed on commuting and is comfortable. It is also built well. The cycle parts are of very good quality and for a budget commuter, there have been no corners cut.

Yes, it has an analogue console that reads speed, revs and fuel level along with the odometer and a trip meter. Then again, there is little chance of any of these going kaput anytime soon. It gets warning lamps for the side-stand and the i3s. Even the quality of switchgear and other plastic components is good.

In terms of ride quality, apart from the Honda Unicorn, hardly anything comes even close to the Achiever and that is a statement in itself. It is quite economical at 58.7km to the litre for our standard city fuel run, and it is the most technologically advanced one with the i3s technology.

 

Where does it fit in?

In the 150cc commuter category, the Achiever at Rs 61,800, ex-showroom, Mumbai, is very competitively priced. Its benchmark and prime competitor, the Unicorn 150 costs almost Rs 75,000. The Bajaj Pulsar 150, perceived to be cheaper, actually costs Rs 750 more than the Unicorn and Rs 14,000 more than the Achiever. The Yamaha SZ RR, the 150cc contender from Yamaha is Rs 10,000 more expensive than the Achiever. So, in terms of direct competition, the Hero offers much more value for money along with the service network of Hero and the i3s technology.

For about Rs 62,000, you can opt for a Honda Activa 125 – a scooter, Bajaj Pulsar 135LS and the Honda CB Shine SP – a 125cc motorcycle. In this case, with the Achiever, you can buy a motorcycle that is a segment above all of these and almost as economical as any of these. 

Gear Check

1. SOL 68 SII Metal Man helmet – The SOL 68 SII is a budget helmet. DOT rated and surprisingly stable at high speeds. Price -Rs 5,500 + Rs 900 for the tinted visor.

2. Scoyco JK-17 jacket – A slightly heavy budget jacket. The padding is good with ventilation to beat the heat. Price -Rs 3,800.

3. IXON RS PRO HP gloves – High quality gauntlet gloves suited for performance and sport riding. Price -Rs 15,000

4. AGV Sport Airtex pants – Riding pants with mesh in the crotch, calf, back of legs and thigh areas which is a real boon in our weather conditions. Price -Rs 6,500.

5. Joe Rocket Sonic R boots – These boots are for everyday usage and for the occasional spin on the track. Ventilation is limited but very comfortable to wear all day. Price -Rs 9,000.

 

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Hero Achiever 150 mileage

As reported by Achiever 150 owners, the real mileage of Hero Achiever 150 is 50 kmpl.

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Achiever 150

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 13 bhp @ 8,000 rpm

    Max Torque 13 Nm @ 5,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 149 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 57 mm

    Stroke 57 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition Advanced Microprocessor Ignition System

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Multiplate Wet

    Fuel Delivery System Carburetor

    Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.3 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 600 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 50 kmpl

    Top Speed 111 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

    Front Brake Type Drum

    Front Brake Size --

    Front Tyre Size 2.75 x 18 – 4 PR / 42 P

    Rear Tyre Size 3.00 x 18 – 6 P / 52 PR

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size --

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers

    Rear Suspension Rectangular swing arm with adjustable hydraulic sh

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 138 kg

    Overall Length 2,040 mm

    Overall Width 760 mm

    Wheelbase 1,290 mm

    Ground Clearance 160 mm

    Seat Height --

    Overall Height 1,120 mm

    Chassis Type Tubular, Diamond type

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters --

Tripmeter Type --

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator No

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockNo

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V-7 Ah

Headlight TypeMulti-Reflector Type

Headlight Bulb Type12V-35W / 35W- Halogen Bulb

Brake/Tail Light12V- 5W / 21W

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Hero Achiever 150 User Reviews

4.3 (193 ratings) 66 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 3

    Performance

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    Maintenance cost

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  •  3Over all not a good bike 2 weeks ago by Mahesh Chauhan, Gopalganj

    Buying experience is okay Riding experience is okay Details and looks wise not good . Service is okay Problems are in fiber body They make sound from here and there Mileage is its main problem! Buying experience is okay Riding experience is okay Details and looks wise n

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      42 kmpl

  •  5Hero achiever 150 bike is very good bike. 3 weeks ago by Vimlesh Kumar Prajapati, Allahabad

    Hero achiever 150 is a very good bike , very good pickup , good mileage , very good self starter, good looking , everything is better. good sound , good battery , gear is very smooth, maintenance is very normal , servicing is very simple .

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5Cool journey. 1 month ago by Sumon Mukherjee, Purulia

    Long seat capacity. No need of parts change. Its awesome bike. Economic. Good mileage. Maintenance cost is low. Just fill the fuel and engine oil and ride anywhere. Good for a family man. Don't think anything just buy. It's a right choice.

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

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