Best 150cc Underbone: Suzuki Raider R150 vs Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi

Underbone type motorcycles are cheaper, easy to modify and fast which make it the bestselling motorcycle type in the Philippines. Given that both of these models are the most famous bikes on Priceprice, we wonder which of these 2 is really the best.

Underbone bikes are the most mass produced and the longest production type of motorcycles ever and are still in production. There's no guessing that underbone type motorcycles are much loved all throughout in Asia and in particular, the Philippines.

The Suzuki Raider and Yamaha Sniper has been in the Philippines motorcycle market for quite some time now with each having their own share of fans and haters. Although there are other models in the 150cc segment, the Suzuki Raider R150, and Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi are the most accessed motorcycles in our motorcycle category, which led us to find which of the 2 bikes is the best.

Both are in the 150cc class, but to be specific, the Suzuki Raider R150 has an engine displacement of 149.7cc while the Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi comes in with 147.3cc. Although both come with a Kick/Electric Starter, the Raider R150 has a larger fuel tank capacity of 4.9L in contrast to the Sniper's 4.2L. Another thing to consider is the transmission of these motorcycles, the Sniper 150 MXi comes with a constant mesh 5-speed while the Raider 150R have a more fun to play with 6-speed constant mesh.

Tech Spec Yamaha Sniper 150 MXiSuzuki Raider R150
Engine typeSOHC, 4-Valve, 4-Stroke (15.4 PS @ 8,500 rpm) DOHC, 4-Valve, 4-Stroke (15.6 PS @ 9,500 rpm)
Bore x Stroke57.0 mm x 58.7 mm62.0 mm x 48.8 mm
Engine displacement149.7cc147.3cc
Fuel supply systemInjectionCarburetor
StarterElectric/KickElectric/Kick
Transmission5-speed, constant mesh6-speed, constant mesh (1 down, 5 up)
SuspensionFront: Telescopic Fork
Rear: Monocross
Front: Telescopic
Rear: Swingarm with Mono Shock
TiresFront: 70/90 – 17
Rear: 120/70 – 17 58P
Front: 70/90 – 17 38P
Rear: 80/90 – 17 44P
Length x Width x Height (mm)1,970 x 670 x 1,0801,940 x 652 x 941
Fuel Tank Capacity4.2L4.9L
Price (New) PHP 92,000PHP 94,900

So how do they actually stand out amongst each other? Taking our user reviews and feedbacks into consideration, 6-speed vs 5-speed and DOHC vs SOHC, the Suzuki Raider R150 has always had the crown in this department since many users admire the Suzuki Raider R150's brute power and parts reliability. But still, both motorcycles come with their own unique characteristics.

In contrast to the Suzuki Raider R150's mass amount of power, the Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi, although not that far from the Raider's power output, is much easier to balance on corners and is also far more comfortable to ride on a daily basis.

We've gathered this information from motorcycle riders' experiences, and truthfully, although facts about the motorcycle's power output or overall performance can be supported solely by what is written on the tech sheet. We believe that it all leads down to personal preference, which bike fits you the best or what are you really after? A motorcycle model to tune-up? Or perhaps a daily commuter? But if you really wish to push through with the discussion of which is the best, then the argument will be endless, similar to the topic, which is the best turbocharged 4WD sedan: the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution vs Subaru WRX STI? that until now, hasn't really reached a conclusion yet.

And just like the motorcycles mentioned above, each rider also has their own driving style (not to mention of budget constraints) in which, if paired with the right motorcycle, regardless of what it says on paper, we're pretty sure that the end result will put a smile on your face. Just remember to drive safe at all times!

PowerSuzuki Raider R150
HandlingYamaha Sniper 150 MXi
Comfortability Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi
Fuel ConsumptionYamaha Sniper 150 MXi
Tuning PotentialSuzuki Raider R150
DesignYamaha Sniper 150 MXi (due to the Raider's design similarity to Honda RS150)
PerformanceBoth
BrakingBoth
User Ranking ResultsSuzuki Raider 150R

Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi Features

Suzuki Raider R150 Features

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