Hero Honda is one of the largest motorcycle makers in the country and a household name. They continued to remain a monopoly till Bajaj totally changed the game of Indian motorcycling with their Pulsar bikes. Since then, the 150 cc segment has grown to become hotter and more exciting. But of late, the Pulsar bikes are finding it hard against the Hero bikes. Let’s check out a comparison between Hero Hunk and Bajaj Pulsar.
Hero Hunk is a 150 cc motorcycle launched by Hero Honda in 2007. In 2011, Hero MotoCorp gave the Hunk a facelift, offering it with the option of a rear disc brake.
In 2001, Bajaj Auto launched the Pulsar and the brand took the company to soaring heights. Initially Pulsar was launched in two versions, 150 cc and 180 cc. The 150 cc DTS-I Pulsar launched in 2009 is a popular Bajaj product.
The Pulsar 150 DTS-I with kick and self start options has a combo console with digital speedometer and fuel gauge and an analogue tachometer with low fuel and low oil indications.
Hero Hunk comes with a kick or self-start system. The instrument cluster has a chrome lining and gets a digital speedometer but the RPM meter at the center still remains analogue. The speedometer includes the fuel meter, high beam and turn indicators.
The Hunk has an air cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder SOHC engine with a displacement of 149.2 cc. This smart engine delivers a maximum power of 14.4 bhp at 8500 rpm and delivers 12.8 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm. Hunk has a 5 speed constant mesh 1 down 4 up gear pattern and multiplate wet clutch. Mileage is 55 kmpl. Hunk has a fuel capacity of 12.4 litres. Hunk’s engine can reach the 0 to 60 kilometres per hour mark in just 5.6 seconds. The length of the Hunk is 2080 mm.
The Pulsar DTS-I is powered by a 149 cc, 15 bhp, 12 Nm torque engine with carburetor type fuel system and twin spark ignition. The Bajaj Pulsar has better mileages of 68 kmpl. The Pulsar takes 5.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph and has a top speed of 110 kmph. Pulsar has a large fuel capacity of 15 litres. The 2055 mm long Pulsar weighs 143 kg.
The Hero Hunk is available in two variants, Hero Hunk Drum and Hero Hunk Disc, that are priced between Rs 66000 to 69000. The Hunk is available in a range of colours like black, red, panther black, blue and silver.
The Bajaj Pulsar is slightly cheaper and starts at Rs 64000. The Bajaj Pulsar comes in colours of plasma blue, cocktail wine red and midnight black.