Another pair of bikes worth getting a comparison is the Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc DTSi and the Honda Unicorn Alloy. Both the bikes were launched to give make life difficult for the other. If not totally, the respective companies were pretty much successful in increasing their market with their best bikes of the times.
The Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc DTSi is the launching model of the 150cc class by Bajaj. The new features, which now have become very common and old; those of alloy wheels and self start are incorporated by the company. It also comes with the traditional kick start option.
The Honda Unicorn is a strong bike with 150cc engine. Like the Pulsar, Honda Unicorn too has a self start and kick start option. The overall designing of the bike is very appealing and the color scheme used is the icing on the cake.
Without doubt, the Pulsar 150cc DTSi is a world class bike in itself. The 4 stroke, single cylinder, air cooled engine works magic for the bike. Pulsar generates a maximum power of 14.09 PS and has a high torque of 12.76 Nm at 6, 5000 rpm. Pulsar incorporates 5 speed transmission gearbox.
The Honda Unicorn comes in 4 stroke, single cylinder and air cooled OHC engine. The displacement of the engine is 149.1cc. The Unicorn generates maximum power 13.3 bhp at 8000 rpm and gets a maximum torque of 12.75 Nm at 5500 rpm. Like the Pulsar, the Unicorn too has 5 speed transmission gearbox.
The Bajaj New Pulsar 150cc DTSi is 2035 mm in length, 750 mm in width and 1165 mm in height. It comes with a wheelbase of 1320 mm and a ground clearance of 165 mm. Plasma Blue, Mid Night Black, Misty Grey Silver and Cocktail Wine Red are the colors in which you can get the bike of your dream. These colors are quiet attractive and can allure you to purchase the bike.
The length, height and width of the Honda Unicorn Alloy are 2095 mm, 1100 mm and 750 mm respectively. The wheelbase of the Unicorn is arguably the widest in the category. It is 1340 mm. It helps in giving good control over the bike and chances are very less that it will lose the ground control. Naturally, it gives a pleasurable riding experience.
The Pulsar 150cc Dtsi has tyres of 90/90 X 17 for the front wheel while 120/80 for the rear. The tubeless tyres take your headache away of repairing the bike every time it is punctured. It also gives you pester free riding experience.
The Honda Unicorn Alloy has the front tyre of 2.75X18 specifications and rear specification is 100/90-18. Like the Pulsar 150cc, the Unicorn Alloy too has puncture-resistant tyre. However, the tuff-up tube is used only for the rear tyre only. This is rather hard to believe for a company of Honda’s caliber.
As far as the suspension is concerned, the Pulsar has 135 mm stroke, telescopic shock absorbers for the front wheels while the triple rated spring, 5-way adjustable with 105 mm travel Nitrox takes care of the rear. Big front and rear disk brakes are outstanding enough to stop the bike even at high speed.
Mono fork and telescopic fork take care of the suspension. It ensures a comparatively easy ride if the other bikes in the same category is concerned. Mono suspension and larger wheelbase ensure a smooth ride with the Honda Unicorn. The disc and the drum brakes make an excellent pairing to control the bike even more effectively.
Considering the price tag of the bike, it is worth every penny you pay for.