Since the launch of Suzuki GS 150 R, there is a comparison going on between the said and Hero Honda Hunk. So let’s see what these boys have got.
Hero Honda hunk
Length : 2080 mm
Width : 765 mm
Height : 1095 mm
Wheelbase : 1325 mm
Ground clearance : 145 mm
Kerb weight : 143 kg (kick)
Fuel tank capacity
12.4 ltrs with a reserve of 2.2 ltrs.
Rim size: Front > 18×1.85, Alloy wheels
Rear > 18×2.15, Alloy wheels
Tyre size: Front > 2.75×18
Rear > 100/90×18
Front – Telescopic Hydraulic Shock absorbers
Rear – Swing arm with 5 step adjustable Nitrox GRS.
Front: Disc > 240 mm, Non asbestos type
Rear > Internal expandable shoe type, 130 mm
Multiplate wet clutch and 5 speed constant mesh gear box.
Air cooled, 4 stroke single cylinder OHC
Max power: 10.6KW (14.4Ps) @ 8500rpm
Max torque: 12.80 N-m@6500rpm
Compression ratio: 9.1:1
Ignition: Advanced microprocessor Ignition system.
With all this, you get a warranty for 3 years or 40000 kms, whichever is earlier.
Suzuki GS 150R
Length : 2095 mm (15mm more than hunk)
Width : 775 mm (10mm more than hunk)
Height : 1120 mm (25mm more thank hunk)
Wheelbase : 1340 mm (15mm more than hunk)
Ground clearance : 160 mm (15mm more than hunk)
Kerb weight : 149kg (at least 5 kgs more than hunk)
Fuel tank capacity
15.5ltrs (3.1ltrs more than hunk)
Tyre size: Front > 2.75×18 42P (Same)
Rear > 100/90×18 (Same)
Front – Telescopic, Coil spring, Oil damped
Rear – Swing arm type coil spring, Oil and damped (Compare above)
Front: Disc – Hydraulic singe disc
Rear – Drum
6-speed, 1-down and 5-up (Only 5 speed transmission in hunk)
Air cooled, 4 stroke single cylinder OHC (Same)
Displacement: 149.5cc (.3cc more, ok, let me say same)
Max power: 13.8bhp@ 8500rpm (14.4 for Hunk)
Max torque: 13.4 N-m@6000rpm (Much more torque and hence pick-up)
Compression ratio: 9.35:1
Comparing the two bikes without considering the brands, clearly Suzuki GS 150 R is a better buy. Considering the brands, I would say, there is nothing much between them and it could be either.
But the thing to remember is, there are other bikes in this category viz, TVS Apache RTR 160 F1 and Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-Si.
Do Suzuki GS 150 R and Hunk got what it takes to beat the other two?
The answer would be an easy, No.