Ya , I would like to share my experience with all the 150 cc bikes which I have drove personally.
150cc bikes in India
Top End Speed
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi just tries to upgrade their existing version to a higher platform.
The top end speed i rode was 120 in UG2 . but in UG3 cant go above 115.and pulsar struggles after touching 93km/hr . The noise produced is heavy. ( would fear about engine) hmmmm..
Honda Unicorn, the product from Honda is a good one too. This soundless beast (compared to pulsar) reaches smoothly 115km/hr. No problem with it, but I couldn’t go more than this speed as my road was little bumpy.
Hero Honda CBZ XTreme – one of the hefty bikes in this series is very powerful, MR LONG, has a great tendency to reach top end speed with less time. It reached 125 km/hr . Speedo error is also present so average of 120 km/hr . The acceleration from 60-100km/hr is best. This uses old unicorn engine, as soundless feature like in unicorn.
Hero Honda Hunk is also a HH product. Yes, it also reaches 115km/hr as the specification is the same as CBZ ( I have not rode it).
Apache RTR is a 160 cc bike produces 15.2 bhp which is the leader here . it reaches 132km/hr , but i am sure the speedometer has error in it . To tell I think it has reached 125 km/hr.
Pulsar wins here with styling because Bajaj mainly aims up only with the sleek design factor. Trendy headlight, mighty tank and sharp end tail. But that doesn’t mean that others are bad.
Apache RTR is the smallest bike : BEST suitable for height less than 5’6?
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi : not more than 5’10?
Honda Unicorn : 5’10?
Hero Honda Hunk: 5’8?-5’11?
Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme: Best suitable for more than 6? guyz
Ride comfort mainly comes with CBZ Xtreme and unicorn only. If u r willing to do extra fitting like 2-piece or 3 – piece handle bar, pulsar is best. People who really like toe shifting try out for Apache or CBZ.
This is where we Indians look greatly onto. Guyz comeon, this is a 150 cc segment , a power session from here and India is further developing onto higher cc segments , so from now onwards do not try to speak of mileage still, I can give the mileage provided by the bikes
These mileages were tested by me only:
Petrol was poured up for Rs 20/- on the reserve point and drove till next reserve point, the speed was set for it and the average was found.
Pulsar: Best > 64 km/l UG3( drove not more than 45 km/hr and gear shifting was at 3500 rpm. Worst>33km/l (drove in drastic condition)
Apache: best > 57km/l worst> 28km/l
Unicorn: best > 67 km/l worst> 39km/l
Hunk: best 58km/l worst 37km/l
CBZ: best 66km/l worst 32km/l
Well, if u mileage concerned then I would recommend u to take over either pulsar, Unicorn or CBZ according to ur height and riding condition.
Apache is best in acceleration followed by CBZ Hunk, Pulsar and Unicorn
Ride Comfort :
Unicorn and CBZ leads in this category. Pulsar has a huge tank mainly a big bulge in front of u , well there are guyz who lost there defiantly male thing ( am serious about it) by applying sudden break.
Pulsar and Apache has good looks and latest Digital speed Console that is good, but in terms of cost if these had any damages u will suffer in it. The cost is high. Bajaj, TVS have higher cost maintenance than other bikes. Gearbox in Bajaj has got some problems, but those people has to tried to rectify it. Hero Honda which is good company has not got big equipments on HUNK and CBZ , so if any damage , means u can easily repair it with mow cost compared to others.
MONEY VALUE :
Well, all the bikes come around 63000- 68000 INR . After spending this much money u need to put petrol as well as maintain the bike too.
So who is the winner?
Hero Honda CBZ XTreme > Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi > Apache RTR > Honda Unicorn > Hero Honda Hunk
This is my judgment and opinion as i have drove all the bikes except Hunk. I would recommend u people to go for CBZ if u r tall, mileage, money value.
Note: This post was submitted by one of the visitor at speedmasti. Thanks Prakash for a nice review.