Bajaj Classic 150 VS Honda Unicorn VS Hero Achiever – Bajaj finally has an answer to the Unicorn which is already a well-regarded option in the market.
Recently Bajaj Auto launched the 150 Classic which is the cheaper version of the Pulsar 150. In comparison with the Pulsar 150, the Classic 150 misses out on tank extensions and a rear disc brake. Hence the Class 150 is cheaper by Rs 10,000 in comparison with the standard Pulsar 150. Competing head-on with the Bajaj Classic 150 is the Hero Achiever 150 and the Honda Unicorn in the Indian market, so we bring to you the detailed comparison between the three,
Bajaj Classic 150 VS Honda Unicorn VS Hero Achiever – Design:
The Bajaj Classic 150 is based on the Pulsar 150 and it misses out on tank extensions and a rear disc brake, rest of the design is similar to the Pulsar 150. The design hasn’t been changed much and it continues to come with all black engine, exhaust pipe, chain covers and alloy wheels. It also gets the same digital speedometer and analogue tachometer along with Pulsar signature twin vertical strip tail light unit. Just like the Classic 150, even the Honda Unicorn hasn’t received many design changes and it continues with the same design language as it did back in 2007. At the front, it gets the chrome strip above the headlight unit while at the rear it gets the Monoshock suspension which none of its competitors come equipped with.
But it still comes with the all analogue instrument cluster which look outdated and unlike it competitors it comes equipped with tube tyres. On the other hand, in terms of design, the Hero Achiever 150 has chunky look in comparison with its competitors as it gets a large body panel on the flanks as well as on the tail. At the rear, it comes with red coloured coil springs on the suspension unit which helps it to stand out with the paint contrast. While with the red paint scheme, the body panels contrast goes well with the blacked out engine and wheels. Hero has equipped with the Achiever with its i3s technology which is a start and stop system which helps improve fuel efficiency.
Bajaj Classic 150 VS Honda Unicorn VS Hero Achiever – Engine and Transmission:
The Classic 150 is powered with a 149cc single cylinder petrol mill which produces 14 bhp of power and 13.4Nm of torque which is higher in terms of output. While the Honda Unicorn’s powerhouse is 149.2cc single cylinder petrol mill producing 12.73 bhp of power and 12.8 Nm of twist. Powering the Hero Achiever 150 is a 149.1cc single cylinder petrol motor that chunks out 13.4 bhp of power and 13.4 Nm of twist. Thus the Honda Unicorn produces the lowest output amongst the three. All the three bikes come matted with five-speed gearbox but in terms of tech, the Classic 150 gets Bajaj’s twin spark technology and the Achiever gets Hero’s i3s technology.
Bajaj Classic 150 VS Honda Unicorn VS Hero Achiever – Suspension and Tyres:
In terms of suspension units, all the three bikes come equipped with Telescopic Fork at the front. While at the rear, only the Honda Unicorn gets a monoshock unit and the Bajaj Classic and the Hero Achiever come with twin shock absorbers. Coming to the tyres, all the bikes come with cast alloy wheels, but the Classic 150 and Achiever 150 get tubeless tyres while the Honda Unicorn gets tube tyres. Also, both the Hero Achiever and the Honda Unicorn get 18-inch wheels while the Bajaj Classic gets smaller 17-inch wheels.
Bajaj Classic 150: Rs Rs 67,437 (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Honda Unicorn: Rs 73,029 (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Hero Achiever 150: Rs Rs 68,100 (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Amongst all, the Bajaj Classic 150 is the cheapest of all and it also produces much higher power output along with the highest fuel capacity tank. Although, Bajaj has the Pulsar 150, it was much higher in terms of price in comparison with the Unicorn and the Achiever with the launch of the Classic 150, it now gives a tough competition to its competitors. While the Hero Achiever 150 provides the best of fuel economy, thanks to the i3S technology from Hero and it is the best looking bike amongst its competitors. On the other hand, the Honda Unicorn even after so many years is the most beloved bike, that even after the launch of the Unicorn 160, Honda hasn’t discontinued this model.