Feb 28, 2010

35 Bajaj Pulsar 135LS Vs Honda CBF Stunner Vs Honda Unicorn Vs Yamaha FZ-16. Bike India & Overdrive agrees with me..!!

Bike India and Overdrive in their Feb 2010 issue compares the Pulsar 135LS with the CBF Stunner and the Honda Unicorn and the Yamaha FZ-16

In my review of the Pulsar 135LS, I had said that this 135 cc bike can seriously shake up even the 150 cc category bikes. Well, even Bike India Magazine and Overdrive seems to agree with me.. no kidding!!

Bike India: Pulsar 135LS Vs CBF Stunner Vs Unicorn

Bike India: Pulsar 135LS Vs CBF Stunner Vs Unicorn


  • Bike India Magazine in its Feb, 2010 issue have compared the Pulsar 135LS along with the 125 cc Honda CBF Stunnner and the 150 cc Honda Unicorn. [Read the Bike India comparo on their website]


  • Overdrive in its Feb, 2010 issue has carried a comparo between the Pulsar 135LS, the Honda CBF Stunner and the Yamaha FZ-16.

Not only the Pulsar 135LS out performs the 125 cc CBF Stunner in both the comparisons, but according to Bike India and Overdrive magazines, the Pulsar 135LS also overtakes even the Honda Unicorn and the Yamaha FZ-16 respectively in performance..!!


Overdrive: Pulsar 135LS Vs CBF Stunner Vs Yamaha FZ-16

Overdrive: Pulsar 135LS Vs CBF Stunner Vs Yamaha FZ-16



Surprised..?? To know about the performance figures, get the Feb 2010 issues of these two magazines and read the comparos.




[Excerpt from the Bike India comparo:]

THE MOOLAH

In our country, the big question that follows fuel efficiency is the price. And this is the interesting part in this shootout. Honda retails the Unicorn at Rs 64,082, on the road in Pune and the Stunner at Rs 60,580, but the 2010 model will be dearer by another Rs 2,500 thus bringing its sticker price closer to the Unicorn at around Rs 63,000. (Drum roll) Presenting the party spoiler for the Japanese giant, the all-new Pulsar 135 LS comes with a smashing price tag of Rs 56,500 only. (Silence). It can save you Rs 6,500 of your (or your dad’s) hard earned money. Yes, you can spend it on your girlfriend we mentioned above or donate it to a charity...


THE WINNER

For those who don’t fancy the plain Jane, Bajaj has the answer for you. The Pulsar is a really good 135cc bike that balances the commuter aspect by giving you over 63km per liter of petrol and at the same time, it will make you overtake the city crawlers by its raw power. The price positioning and value for money aspect gives it an edge over its rivals. It is light weight, looks naughty and wears a bikini fairing. Settled then, don’t take the Pulsar 135 LS home. Take it for a ride, a really long one.






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35 Comments:

Raj said...

Well... its a Pulsar and they never last... not value for money!

My new Pulsar gave me more problems than my neighbours 5 year old Hero Honda.

I dont want to go for a chinese/bajaj bikes anymore. Nobody can convince me, i have seen it first hand. Thank you!

Sajal said...

@Payeng
I was kinda seeing the last comment coming with the article that you've written :) !!

This is what I feel about the experience of @Raj

There are good bike experience and there are not so good bike experience.... but in no way on earth you can compare a Bajaj with anything Chinese... that's a big time disgrace that you are making to the brand without which the R15s, FZs, the Uniconrns or anything we know as performance bikes wouldn't have been in the scene!!

So, you might have had some issues with your new Pulsar but at the same time I also had some issues with mine 2 years old P200, and everytime I tried to route back to the cause and learnt something new about biking.... so instead of cribbing about Bajaj and comparing it with Chinese (which you shouldn't) just think about the root cause and you would find that it's either the mechanics at the service center(which I totally agree that they tend to take you for a ride) or it's something that you might have done wrong... and I'm sure that you would learn something new about biking!!

Payeng said...

@Sajal, there are different kind of people. Some see the glass half empty and some see the same glass half full.

For some, bikes and biking is a passion and a relationship.. for some it should be just a mode of trouble free commute.

What you say is true that without the Pulsars, biking in India wouldn't have been what it is right now.. and the Pulsar 135LS is doing just that.. i.e. pushing the envelope once again for others to follow.

By the way, the quality of our homw grown bikes have become more consistent now and is getting better with time.

Sajal said...

@Payeng

By the way... the only thumbs down with the Pulsar 135LS are... as you have pointed out earlier the rear tyre hugger and exhaust canister... they kinda pull down the performance image of the bike. But again, they have the added impact on the reduction of weight... a bigger exhaust canister would definitely have added to the weight!! Some things already on the list of to mod hunting eyes ;)

Kamal said...

It is a good step forward from Bajaj.I am currently in Singapore.Here from India only Bajaj has got presence and respect among the crowd of mighty Ninjas and Hyabusa and not so mighty scootys.Pulsar 180 and Pulsar 200 can be seen everywhere,and are quite popular as fuel efficient and visualy appealing bikes.I think Pulsar 135 can as well be a big hit here with new 4 valve technology.

laharish said...

stunner is better than pulsar135ls,becoz stunner have tubeless tyres front and rear.pulsar 135ls is ordinary tyres.and my frnd bought pulsar135ls he says in performance was not good.east or west stunner is the best i think so

Hardeep said...

I am also a Owner of Honda Stunner.First i Compete Both P135LS and Stunner But I choose Stunner Coz of Average, Price tag and Styling. I bought H.Stunner for Rs.57,358 (Disk and Self) only and Pulsar 135 Price tag is Rs 57,712. My Stunner Gives me a 63kmpl. I think its a Superb average for this kind of bike. Now Stunner Comes Without Kick, Tubeless Tyres, No Chain Cover, Tachometer, Viscous Air filter and maintenance Free battery. So i think Stunner is better thn Pulsar in styling and performance.

Akash said...

@Hardeep, maybe you should start writing reviews for auto magazines. Ha Ha.

I'll rather believe the auto magazine experts and Mr. Payeng than believe you

satnam said...

yaa pulsar is best among unicorn,fz,and stunner in performance and style.its pickup is very good and top speed on my pulsar 135 is 116 kmph.its one of the best bike in india and world.

Anonymous said...

wtf??? how can u compare fz and unicorn with the other two. They dont even belong to the same segment. I own an fz16 and it is primarily designed for power and performance and clearly it leaves the rest of them far behind in this aspect...
Obviously a 150cc bike gives better power and a 125 cc will give more mileage. So they cant be compared.

Anonymous said...

STUNNER is the Best,,,


Bcos Making of HONDA

Lerish said...

i wanna buy a bike . . suggest between fz-s,unicorn dazzler,pulsar150,apache !
good looks,ride comfort n reasonable mileage of 40+ are my priorities...
waitin fa ur reply :)
give me two choices as ma parents r almost anti-pulsar !

also temme if fz-s can have a lifetime of say 6-7 yrs...
pls email me at lerish_lal@yahoo.co.in

Akash said...

Honda- Boring
TVS Apache- vibrator machine
Yamaha- overpiced, underpower and petrol guzzler

Pulsar rules, if your parents are against Pulsar, then get a scooter instead.

Motorycle means Pulsar- The fastest India

janjua said...

stunner PGM-FI is also overtake pulsar 135cc and 150cc.it goes top speed of 128kmph.HONDA CBR 150 is really fastest racer bike compair with all indian bike like pulsar 220 ,karizma,yamaha R15 etc

janjua said...

stunner is always best

dannyn81 said...

Hmm well i own a stunner fi.. Well suited for my highway and urban ride except some wibes around 60's mark and above that it becomes again creamy smooth.. Yeah good quality by Honda, latest fi tech, smooth engine, tubeless rubber aiding good ride, enough grunt, distinctive fireblade colour code, minimal graphics, head turning looks (except from the back), and mileage of true 60kmpl.. But i wish it had a RTM digital fuel guage, rpm guage, an engine kill switch, pilot lamps, and full body fairing for its over priced tag of 76k! If its quality i choose Honda and if its performance and gizmos i say Bajaj

Praveen said...

Stunner is the best ..bcoz people even consider stunner as a 150cc bike with better mileage...Itz amazing looks and performance is the best for a college student..no objections to it...
Just consider the 150cc bikes only if u wanna travel in a speed higher than 80 more comfortably,other wise stunner will be the best one.

rajat said...

stunner is the best until n unless u dont want to ride at 100+ speed

rajat said...

stunner is the best until n unless u dont want to ride at 100+ speed

dannyn81 said...

Hmm well i own a stunner fi.. Well suited for my highway and urban ride except some wibes around 60's mark and above that it becomes again creamy smooth.. Yeah good quality by Honda, latest fi tech, smooth engine, tubeless rubber aiding good ride, enough grunt, distinctive fireblade colour code, minimal graphics, head turning looks (except from the back), and mileage of true 60kmpl.. But i wish it had a RTM digital fuel guage, rpm guage, an engine kill switch, pilot lamps, and full body fairing for its over priced tag of 76k! If its quality i choose Honda and if its performance and gizmos i say Bajaj

Anonymous said...

i own stunner and very disappointed with it's performance. On the price factor i think bajaj rules. Pulsar 135 has the looks better than stunner, also the top speed of stunner is disappointing , i could only reach upto 92 kmph on highway.

Bajaj modifies the bike according to the needs,which honda lags. Even yamaha fz 16 looks is more appealing than unicorn and performance is better than Honda. Honda is still in primeval period in INDIA..

Anonymous said...

HEY,
i wanna buy a bike,bt
i have only 2 choice thats are PULSAR & STUNNER.
nw. what can I do????

Anonymous said...

pulsar is the best

Anonymous said...

pulsar 135ls-(0-60)in 5.5sec and 64km/ltr stunner(0-60)-5.2sec and 65km/ltr.

Anonymous said...

Hey.....I Jeet Love HONDA and it's performance.I think Stunner is best.Because • Commuter Bike
• Self Start
• Trip Meter Analogue-1
• Analogue Fuel Guage & Speedometer
• 12V/35w Head Lamp
• Telescopic fork Front Suspension
• 3 step spring loaded hydraulic shock absorber Rear Suspension
• Fuel Tank capacity – 10 ltrs
• Low Fuel indicator
• Wheelbase – 1271.00 mm
• Ground Clearance – 173mm
• 130mm Front Drum Break
• 130mm Rear Drum Break
• Passenger Footrest
• Battery Power – 5Ah – 12V
• Low Battery Indicator
Engine Specifications
• Displacement – 124.7cc
• 4-Stroke Air cooled engine, Single cylinder
• Maximum Power – 11 bhp @ 8000 rpm
• Maximum Torque – 11 Nm @ 6500 rpm
• 5 Speed Gearbox
Dimensions – Length – 2012.00 mm, Width – 734.00 mm, Height – 1111.00 mm

Anonymous said...

Hi Friends,

I am planning to buy Stunner 125cc. Please advice me about its performance, Milage,Comfortablity etc..... or suggest me anyother bike. I want milage should be 50 to 55kmpl and good look.

Thanks,
Raj

Anonymous said...

Read the review posted by the author on this blog

Akash said...

you must buy the HONDA stunner 125cc.it surely gives 50-55 milage & the look is good.

Anonymous said...

Hi, i am the one of owner Honda Stunner 2011. Actually it gives great look better than Yamaha FZ and pulsar 135,200cc and also super handling. Sri Lanka price is stunner Rs 218,000.00. handy bike i ever seen. Thanks Honda

Anonymous said...

I am planning to buy Boxer BM150 cc bike. please advice me about its performance, comfort and milage. I want 60 kmpl.

dave said...

every bike s different, so try to choose the best for your need.. dont blame the company or bike for your wrong choice..

Unknown said...

the pulsar is well known for pick-up and ride & honda is very good for comfort & stability.

Anonymous said...

pulsar 135 gives pleasure at high speed n sound is awesome..

chris cool said...

Hi i gotta PULSAR 135 its performance is awesome GIVES A MILEAGE OF 60+ AND IT CAN GO UPTO 115 stunner dont have kick start u will feel when its comes to winter and rainy seasons but u dont have any prob with pulsar if ur thinking to keep the bike less then 5 years and pulsar 135 can race with any 150cc segment bikes for sure what else u need from 135cc bike with a mil of 60 13.5bhp even 150cc most of the bikes are 14 bhp

sameer ahmed said...

Im totally confused after seeing these reviews, iown a hero splendor, and want to switch any of these three bikes fz,stunner, or 135 pulsar please suggest..

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