The more options one have, the more confused one can get. This is more so in the case of automobiles. There are several choices in the form of brands, models and so on in case of two-wheelers, which make the buying of a motorbike somewhat complex exercise. As far as bikes are concerned, a comparative study of the options available is one of the best tools to zero in on the most optimal choice.
Here is a comparative analysis of two of the most popular bikes in India – the Bajaj Pulsar and the Honda CB Trigger. Bajaj Pulsar is an iconic vehicle in the sense that it was this model, which made sports bikes accessible to the average Indian bike lover. The Honda CB Trigger, on the other hand, comes with the proven efficiency and performance of Honda. Both bikes are top sellers in the 150 cc category and hence, choosing between the two is not an easy task. Certain important parameters like price, engine power, mileage and other specifications are considered here for a balanced analysis.
Price – The price of Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi starts at INR 67145/- (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the Honda CB can be acquired for an ex-showroom price of about INR 65633/-. Going by the price factor alone, the Honda bike is a better choice than the Bajaj bike, as the former is slightly cheaper than the latter.
Engine Specifications – The Bajaj Pulsar is powered by a 149.0 cc, 4-Stroke, DTSi, air-cooled engine, which churns a maximum power of 14.09 bhp @ 8500 rpm and a top torque of 12.76 Nm @ 8500 rpm. Alternatively, the Honda CB Trigger derives its power from a 149.1 cc, air-cooled, 4-Stroke, SI Engine, which produces a maximum power of 14 bhp @ 8500 rpm and a highest torque of 12.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm. The Pulsar offers a top speed of 118 kmph and the CB Trigger, 110 kmph.
Mileage – The Pulsar returns a mileage of about 50 to 55 kmpl and the CB Trigger offers a mileage of about 60 kmpl. Obviously, the Honda bike has a better fuel-efficiency among the two. However, Bajaj Pulsar has a better fuel tank capacity of 15 liters, when compared to the 12 liters offered by CB Trigger.
Other Specifications – Both the bikes come with five-gears (1 down 4 up pattern), both kick and electric start options, telescopic front suspension, disc brakes at the front and so on. However, the CB Trigger comes with tubeless tires and disc brake for the rear as well.
To conclude, as far as engine specifications are concerned, the Bajaj Pulsar has an edge over the CB. However, the Trigger scores on other parameters.