Two best bikes for youth- Hero Honda CBZ and Bajaj Pulsar: When 100cc bikes were making benchmark in the motorbike industry, the youths wanted an affordable sports’ bike for daily purposes where thrill and excitement were much more important than in a 100cc bike. Soon Hero Honda and Bajaj started to make its mark in the Indian motorcycle market in the 150cc market. The four-stroke era was a change in the motorcycle era. In search of the best sports’ bike for commuters, the Hero Honda CBZ started making its way towards youths. It was a bike loved by youths. Another one being the Bajaj Pulsar which launched many of its types and grabbed the whole market.
Two best bikes for youth- Hero Honda CBZ and Bajaj Pulsar
Clearly it all started with Hero Honda CBZ ironically India’s first performance bike when the country was fed up with slow 100 cc bikes. This bike was introduced by the same company which brought revolution in the 100 cc bike market in India. Hero Honda CBZ was the first 150 cc four-stroke performance level bike in India. Hero Honda CBZ had 156.2 cc single-cylinder air cool engine which produces 12.8ps of power making. It is the most powerful bike in the segment.
The bike had a stylish headlamp, sleek floating tank, three pod instrument structure. The bike was equipped with disc brake at the front. Everything was perfect in looks and performance, making it the best bike in the segment. The bike was also equipped with 5-speed gearbox and a had maximum torque of 12.45Nm @6500 rpm. The kerb weight of the bike was 138kg and a top speed of 113kmph which was fast during that time.
Another bike which ruled the Indian bike market was Bajaj pulsar. This bike ruled the streets. Under the leadership of Rajiv Bajaj, Bajaj motors saw phenomenal growth. Bajaj launch Bajaj Pulsar 150. Pulsar 150 was cheaper than its rival Hero Honda CBZ and had a better fuel efficiency than CBZ. The 150cc engine had maximum BHP of 12, making it the fastest bike in the segment.
The bike was equipped with disc brakes at the front and the rear was equipped with drum brakes. The bike had a maximum torque of 10.8nm. The front suspension had telescopic suspension and the rear had double-sided swingarm 5-way adjustable shock absorbers. The bike had a kerb weight of 132kg. The fuel capacity of the bike was 18 litre. The bike was also equipped with 5-speed gearbox and an air cool engine. The bike had fierce power and was Rs 10,000 cheaper than the CBZ.
India’s entry-level performance bike flourished because of Hero Honda and Bajaj. These 2 bikes made its mark in the biking industry. The youth loved these entry-level performance bikes. India was blessed with these 2 bikes and the youth loved these bikes for its performance and good mileage. And this is how Hero Honda CBZ and Bajaj Pulsar marked their monopoly among the youths.