Honda Unicorn 160 vs Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Yamaha FZ V2.0 FI vs Suzuki Gixxer


Honda Unicorn 160 vs Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Yamaha FZ V2.0 FI vs Suzuki Gixxer — Spec Sheet Comparison

The Honda Unicorn 160 was launched less than a week ago for a starting price of INR 69,350 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new Unicorn 160 is the logical successor to the highly capable and the very popular Honda CB Unicorn (150cc) and goes head to head with the likes of some really competent models such as the Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi, the Yamaha FZ V2.0 FI and the Suzuki Gixxer. We’ve already brought to you a comprehensive report on the new Honda CB Unicorn 160 Price, Features and , Specifications and now, we have come up with a detailed spec-sheet comparison of the new Unicorn with all the aforementioned rivals. Titled as the Honda Unicorn 160 vs Pulsar 150 vs Yamaha FZ vs Suzuki Gixxer, this report takes you through a comparison of the prices, features, specifications, mileage, top speed and other details of all these highly capable models.

unicorn 160 vs pulsar 150 vs yamaha fz vs suzuki gixxer

Honda Unicorn 160 Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi Yamaha FZ V2.0 FI Suzuki Gixxer
Engine (CC) 162.7 149 149 154.9
Power (PS) 14.7 15.5 13.1 14.6
Torque (Nm) 14.6 12.5 12.8 14
Top Speed (km/h) 131 136 115 130
Fuel System Carb Carb FI Carb
Fuel Mileage 62 km/l 55 km/l 54 km/l 59 km/l
Price (ex-Delhi) INR 69,350 INR 68,180 INR 78,250 INR 73,290

Engine Performance

As can be seen in the above table, the new Honda Unicorn 160 enjoys a slight displacement advantage over all its immediate rivals. However, unlike what some of you might have guessed, it isn’t the winner in the power stakes and the Pulsar 150 DTSi, with a maximum power of 15.5 PS, continues to be the most powerful model in this company. However, it is the torque-game where the Unicorn 160 gains back its lost territory. With a peak torque of 14.6 Nm, the new bike has considerably more torque than both the Pulsar 150 and the updated Yammie. It is only the new Suzuki Gixxer that comes close to the Unicorn 160 with a max torque of 14 Nm. In real world conditions, all this should translate into an effortless performance from the new Unicorn. As we’ve been saying, HMSI seems to be aiming the commuter-end of the segment with its new motorcycle and with such a healthy torque figure, the new model should make for a strong performer in the stop and go traffic our cities are famous for. On the highway though, it is bound to suffer from a slightly less exciting top-end performance.

Fuel Mileage

The new Honda Unicorn 160 doesn’t have stellar power figures to boast of, but it sure has what it takes to keep most of the buyers in this segment happy! With a fuel economy of 62 km/l, the new model is highly more fuel efficient than other bikes here. It is only the Suzuki Gixxer that comes close to the new Honda Unicorn in the fuel mileage comparison. The least fuel efficient bike here is the updated FZ, which, even with a fuel injection system, has a fuel economy that is comparable to that from the fast aging Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi. Much of this can be attributed to the FZ’s fat rear tyre and hence, the higher rolling resistance.


The Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi continues to impress with the lowest asking price, but the new Honda Unicorn 160 isn’t far behind in the VFM game. With a starting price of roughly INR 69k (for the std. variant), the new model is almost 10k cheaper than the Yamaha FZ V2.0. Also, it is around INR 5,000 cheaper than the Suzuki Gixxer. With a torquey motor, high refinement levels, monoshock, and a high fuel efficiency thrown in, the new Honda Unicorn 160, at a starting price of INR 69,350 makes for a compelling buy!

What do you think? Will the new Honda Unicorn 160 become the new king of its segment? Also, what do you think about our Unicorn 160 vs Pulsar 150 vs Yamaha FZ vs Suzuki Gixxer comparison? Do let us know by commenting below.



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  1. want 2 no which bike is good mileage,low maintance,cheap parts,good mileage in city for long distance etc.between for bike .. unicon 160 n pulsar 150 n suzuki gaxxir n hore xrtirm 150..which bike good to buy.rly.rly soon.
    m from mumbai citi… which good for me…

  2. I have pretty bad experience with my pulsar (200-2007 model) regarding ride quality, rider & pillion comfort as well as it is pretty high in maintenance since 2010.

    Now I have shortlisted two bikes 1) Yamaha FZS V2 (On Road Kolkata : 96369) and 2) Suzuki Gixxer (On Road Kolkata : 88600)

    Now I have three queries

    1) Which bike is more comfortable (city road with lot of uneven surface and pot holes) for both Pillion and rider?

    2) Can you provide exact city mileage (lower limit to upper limit) of these two bikes?

    3) Which have lower maintenance cost in terms of parts cost & quality?

  3. unicorn 160 is very comfortable for long drive..its mono suspention is gives 55 kmpl mileage too..perfect bike for me…

  4. still pulsar is top of the table im a racer i have pulsar 150 2013 i had been racing it with long time it is the best bike in power n fuel efficiency n best in controlling ride it n feel the power of this beast