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Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Honda Unicorn vs Yamaha FZS FI V4 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 2V

CalenderPublished at June 21, 2024 by BikeJunction
Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Honda Unicorn vs Yamaha FZS FI V4 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 2V

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 got a recent update and now includes an LCD instrument console and other improvements. But how does it compare to its rivals: Honda Unicorn, Yamaha FZ S Fi V4 and TVS Apache RTR 160 2V, at least on paper? Let us know:

 

bajaj pulsar 150

 

Engine Specifications:

Model NamesBajaj Pulsar 150Honda UnicornYamaha FZS FI V4TVS Apache RTR 160 2V
Engine Displacement149.5CC162.7CC149 cc159.7 cc
Max Torque13.25 Nm @ 6500 rpm14 Nm @ 5500 rpm13.3 Nm @ 5500 rpm13.85 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Max Power13.81 bhp @ 8500 rpm12.73 bhp @ 7500 rpm12.2 bhp @ 7250 rpm15.82 bhp @ 8750 rpm

 

In this comparison, the TVS Apache RTR 160 2V stands out as the most powerful bike, making it ideal for spirited riding. Its engine is boosted by higher revs, perfect for those who like a sporty 160cc motorcycle. On the other hand, the Unicorn delivers the highest torque of the bike at low rpm. This makes its engine extremely lightweight, making it an excellent daily choice.

 

Framework:

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar 150Honda UnicornYamaha FZS Fi V4TVS Apache RTR 160 2V
Front Suspensions37mm telescopic fork (twin disc variant), 31mm telescopic fork (single disc variant)

Telescopic fork



 

Telescopic fork



 

Telescopic fork



 

Rear SuspensionsGas-charged twin shock absorbersMonoshockMonoshockGas-charged twin shock absorbers
Front Brakes280mm disc brake (twin disc variant), 260mm disc brake (single disc variant)

240mm disc brake



 

282mm disc brake



 

270mm petal disc



 

Rear Brakes230mm disc brake (twin disc variant), 130mm drum brake (single disc variant)130mm drum brake

220mm disc brake



 

200mm petal disc / 130mm drum brake



 

Front tyres90-section with 17-inch alloy wheel (twin disc variant), 80-section with 17-inch alloy wheel (single disc variant)

80-section with 18-inch alloy wheel



 

100-section with 17-inch alloy wheel



 

90-section with 17-inch wheel



 

Rear tyres120-section with 17-inch alloy wheel (twin disc variant), 100-section with 17-inch alloy wheel (single disc variant)100-section with 18-inch alloy wheel

140-section with 17-inch wheel



 

110-section as standard and 120-section in the Disc Bluetooth variant with a 17-inch wheel in all variants

 

Both the Unicorn and FZ-S have a monoshock, which is a much more advanced design compared to the twin-shock absorbers found on the Bajaj Pulsar 150 and RTR 160 2V. The single shock can provide better bump and pothole absorption. But both the Pulsar and RTR shock absorbers are gas-charged, ensuring their suspension performance isn’t inferior to the monoshock.

 

Thanks to its front and rear petal disc brakes, the RTR 160 2V is expected to have better braking performance than other bikes. The Pulsar 150 two-wheeler variant is equipped with dual-channel ABS, which significantly enhances its safety features. Additionally, the Yamaha FZ S is fitted with traction control, improving safety, especially on slippery or rocky surfaces.

 

The Honda Unicorn is the fastest accelerator in city traffic, thanks to its narrow front tyre. However, for the stability of the straight bike, the other three bikes, both with wider tyres, are expected to perform better.

 

Dimensions:

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar 150Honda UnicornYamaha FZS Fi V4TVS Apache RTR 160 2V
Wheel Base1345mm (twin disc variant), 1320mm (single disc variant)1335mm1330mm1300mm
Fuel Tank Capacity15 L13 L13 L12 L
Ground clearance165 mm187mm165mm180mm

 

This comparison reveals that Honda Unicorn and TVS Apache RTR 160 2V have the highest ground clearance, which means they are better suited to handle Indian road conditions compared to Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Yamaha FZS FI V4; however, RTR 160 2V and have small fuel tank capacity, potentially of more frequent refuelling Requires rest. In contrast, the Pulsar 150 is the heaviest bike in this category, which could affect how it handles heavy city traffic.

 

Features:

The Honda Unicorn has the most basic three-pod analogue instrument console, lacking Bluetooth connectivity and LED lighting. In contrast, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 and TVS Apache RTR 160 2V offer more advanced features. Both feature an LCD instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity for calls and SMS alerts. However, the RTR 160 2V also has turn-by-bar navigation.

 

Yamaha FZS V4

 

The Yamaha FZ S features a range of convenient features, including LCD displays with built-in Bluetooth connectivity. This allows you to receive calls, SMS and email alerts, as well as check the phone's battery level through the Y-Connect app.

 

Price and Verdicts: 

Bajaj Pulsar 150Honda UnicornYamaha FZS Fi V4TVS Apache RTR 160 2V
₹ 1.10 - 1.16 Lakh₹ 1.06 Lakh ₹ 1,29,780₹ 1,17,226

 

In this comparison, the Honda Unicorn stands out as the most expensive bike, which is justified by its original features and underpinnings. If you want a 160cc motorcycle that can handle daily commuting comfortably without the need for advanced features or sophisticated hardware, the Honda Unicorn is the one for you.

 

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