11 January 2013 ~ 4 Comments

Bajaj Pulsar 150 Vs. Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

Here we are to compare the Honda Unicorn Dazzler with one another impressive bike in the 150cc segment. If you are looking for more comparisons, please check our earlier review of the Dazzler against Hero Hunk.
Unicorn Dazzler vs. Pulsar 150

Right, so this is one comparison that is so often made by potential customers becausae both these bikes are priced at a pretty similar range. The Pulsar 150 is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 67,110 while the CB Unicorn Dazzler is available at Rs. 66,738. Here is a comparison of the important specifications in tabular format.

Specification, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda Unicorn Dazzler
Displacement, 149.01cc, 149.1cc
Max. Power, 15.06PS, 14.19PS
Max. Torque, 12.5 Nm, 12.74 Nm
Kerb weight, 143 kg, 138 kg
Fuel tank, 15 liters, 12 liters

The above table gives you loads of information on some inherent advantages of the Unicorn Dazzler over Pulsar 150 with respect to mileage. Not only does the Dazzler come lighter by around 5 kgs, it also has a smaller fuel tank which means the weight pulled by the engine is higher on the Pulsar compared to the Dazzler for any given rider and hence the mileage “may” possibly be lower on the Pulsar. We will however test the same. The Pulsar however has a marginally smaller displacement which means the fuel consumed at any particular time is lower than the Dazzler and so the mileage delivered could be theoretically higher than, not considering the other parameters of course.

Mileage Comparison

The official fuel economy as reported by the company officials is under standard test conditions. These are primarily highway-type roads with favourable wind conditions and minimum load. Consequently, the economy reported here are always on the higher side. According to Bajaj, the Pulsar 150 can draw 64 kilometers for every liter of petrol under standard conditions whereas Honda claims their Unicorn Dazzler can only reach up to 60 kmpl. Fret not however, since real-world conditions are much different and there is always a possibility of a different winner here.

We will first look at what MaxAbout has to say. In their review of the Pulsar 150, they note that the bike was not great during their city road test. Pulsar 150 could only offer 45 kmpl whereas in a similar test on the Unicorn Dazzler, they were able to see 50 kmpl. On highways though, the Pulsar returned 62 kmpl while the Dazzler was stuck around 60 kmpl.

BikeAdvice in their review though give a thumbs-up to the Pulsar 150. They report a fuel consumption of between 50-52 kmpl on the Pulsar whereas a similar road test on the Dazzler returned just 48 kmpl.

MouthShut is a website that I often refer to considering the plethora of real-customer reviews available there. We had close to 46 reviews for the Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i and the customers have rated the product 4/5 in terms of fuel efficiency. The reported mileage from these customers though varied quite a bit between 40-53 kmpl. So you have happy as well as not-so-happy customers here. In comparison, there were close to 76 reviews for the Unicorn Dazzler on MouthShut. Although the ratings was still a 4/5, the reported mileage figures are more consistet between 48-52 kmpl.

So there you have it. Pulsar seems to be a good bike on the highways. But when it comes to a road test on inner city conditions, the Dazzler appears to win the race in a photo-finish. Although BikeAdvice gives the Pulsar a higher rating, in terms of the sheer number of reported figures, the Dazzler seems to have a more consistent mileage that seems to better the Pulsar 150.

Source, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
Official, 64, 60
MaxAbout (city), 45, 50
MaxAbout (Highways), 62, 60
BikeAdvice, 50-52, 48
MouthShut, 40-53, 48-52

4 Responses to “Bajaj Pulsar 150 Vs. Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler”

  1. prasath 9 June 2013 at 6:47 am Permalink

    which bike (Pulsar 150 or unicorn 150)is better for comfort and economical running

    • rajasekaran 7 July 2013 at 9:45 am Permalink

      For better ride comfort and mileage, unicorn is always preferred. though the service guys need to be pressed hard to get our requirements to be done in service, honda bike is a class apart. and my frequent tours in highways definitely favour the honda bird. its very controlled, no vibes, and efficient giving me around 65 kmpl in highways and 55 in city which is very high. try to ride in the range 40 – 60 kmph in city limits to get this mileage

      • Maleda 11 September 2013 at 1:50 am Permalink

        Pulsar is a very nice looking bike but mileage is very less. Bajaj 220cc bike is my favorite bike. In Yavatmal, Pulsar 220cc servicing is not done properly

  2. Ahmad 2 January 2015 at 2:49 pm Permalink

    Honda Unicorn is the best for Highway Rides, comfortable at high speeds

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