Hero Honda is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in the country and a household name. They continued to remain a monopoly until Bajaj completely changed the game of Indian motorcycling with their Pulsar motorcycles. Since then, the 150cc segment has gotten hotter and more exciting. But lately, the Pulsar bikes have been struggling against the Hero bikes. Let’s see a comparison between Hero Hunk and Bajaj Pulsar.
Hero Hunk is a 150cc motorcycle launched by Hero Honda in 2007. In 2011, Hero MotoCorp gave the Hunk a facelift and offered it with an optional rear disc brake.
In 2001, Bajaj Auto launched the Pulsar and the brand took the company to the next level. Initially, Pulsar was launched in two versions, 150cc and 180cc. Introduced in 2009, the 150cc DTS-I Pulsar is a popular Bajaj product.
The Pulsar 150 DTS-I with kick and auto-launch options features a combo console with a digital speedometer and fuel gauge, and an analog tachometer with low fuel and low oil gauges.
Hero Hunk comes with a kick or self-launch system. The instrument cluster is chrome-plated and gets a digital speedometer, but the rev counter in the center remains analogue. The speedometer includes the fuel gauge, high beam and turn signals.
The Hunk has an air-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder SOHC engine with a displacement of 149.2 cm³. This intelligent motor delivers a maximum power of 14.4 hp at 8500 rpm and delivers 12.8 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm. Hunk has a 5-speed constant-engagement 1 down 4 up gear pattern and a wet multi-plate clutch. Mileage is 55 kmpl. Hunk has a fuel capacity of 12.4 liters. Hunk’s engine can go from 0 to 60 kilometers per hour in just 5.6 seconds. The length of the hunk is 2080mm.
The Pulsar DTS-I is powered by a 149cc engine with 15hp and 12Nm of torque with carburetor fuel system and dual spark ignition. The Bajaj Pulsar has better mileage with 68 kmpl. The Pulsar accelerates from 0 to 60 km/h in 5.6 seconds and has a top speed of 110 km/h. Pulsar has a large fuel capacity of 15 liters. The 2055 mm long pulsar weighs 143 kg.
The Hero Hunk comes in two variants, Hero Hunk Drum and Hero Hunk Disc, which range from Rs 66000-69000. The Hunk comes in a range of colors including black, red, panther black, blue and silver.
The Bajaj Pulsar is slightly cheaper, starting at Rs 64000. The Bajaj Pulsar is available in Plasma Blue, Cocktail Wine Red and Midnight Black colors.