Both the auto players, Hero Honda and Bajaj are into hot competition to get an upper hand in the Indian market. Both the companies have proved their worth by offering various bikes for the Indian commuters every now and then. However, one bike from both the companies has brought us to a halt.
The bikes are Hero Honda Hunk and Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc DTSi. The reason to get us to halt is that these two bikes are so evenly poised, that it is really difficult to choose from them. Let’s get our thinking caps on and get going for the better one amongst the best.
Hero Honda Hunk VS Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc DTSi
The Hunk variant of the Hero Honda is one of the prized possessions for the company. The self start bike comes in alloy wheels. The general looks are more aggressive and is loaded with some of the latest features. The changes made in the appearance are important changes the company has incorporated.
The Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc DTSi happens to be the first model in the 150cc category. As the HH Hunk, the Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc DTSi also comes in alloy wheels and a self start option – it has the conventional kick start option as well.
The Hero Honda Hunk has displacement of 149.2cc. The engine of the bike comes with 4 stroke, air cooled, single cylinder, OHC configuration. It develops a top speed of 14.4 PS at 8,500 rpm and churns out a peak torque of 12.80 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The HH Hunk has a five speed Constant Mesh Transmission. It helps in shifting the gears smoothly. It makes no noise or vibrations.
The Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc DTSi is also a class in itself. This bike has 4 stroke single cylinder air cooled engine. The Pulsar 150cc DTSi produces a maximum power of 14.09 PS and has a high torque of 12.76 Nm at 6, 5000 rpm. Like the Hunk, Pulsar too has 5 speed transmission gearbox.
The fuel capacity of the Hero Honda Hunk is 12.4 liters with a reserve of 2.2 liters. On the other hand, the Pulsar has 15 liters of fuel tank with 2 liters of reserve.
The length of the Hero Honda Hunk is 2080 mm, the height is 1095 mm while the width is 765 mm. Hero Honda Hunk has a wheelbase of 1325 mm while the ground clearance 145 mm.
The dimension of the Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc DTSi are: length is 2035 mm, width is 750 mm and height is 1165 mm. This bike has a wheelbase of 1320 mm. The ground clearance is of 165 mm.
The Hero Honda Hunk is available in colors like sports red, force silver, panther black. Two new colors have also been introduced which are ebony gray and candy blazing red. Side panels, fuel tank and mud-guard display the body colors.
The Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc Dtsi comes in colors like are Plasma Blue, Mid Night Black, Misty Grey Silver and Cocktail Wine Red. Like the Hero Honda bike, the body colors are on mud-guards, fuel tank and side panels.
The wheels are very passionately designed by the company which also incorporates the safety measures. The front tyre size is 2.75 x 18 – 42 P. The rear tyre is 100/90 mm x 18 -56 P. One good thing is that the HH Hunk is also available in tubeless tyres for both the front and the rear wheels.
The tyres of the Pulsar 150cc Dtsi have dimensions of 90/90 X 17 for the front wheel while 120/80 for the rear. The Bajaj bike too incorporates tubeless tyres. This means riding hassle free and not worrying about your bike getting punctured.
The HH Hunk has hydraulic shock absorbers for the front while swing-arm with 5 adjustable Gas Reservoir Suspension (GRS) makes up for the rear. The Bajaj bike uses 135 mm stroke, telescopic shock absorbers for the front wheels while for the rear wheel there is the triple rated spring, 5-way adjustable with 105 mm travel Nitrox.
For great safety measures, Hero Honda uses 220 mm disc brake for the front wheel while the same is in use for the rear brake. The Bajaj bikes have also integrated large front and rear disk brakes which are capable of stopping the bike instantly even when riding at high speed.
All in all, it is a tough choice to make, when it comes to choosing between these two world class bikes. But we would like to receive your comment on the two bikes. Please state in the comment box below!