On the mechanical front, again there are a few similarities. Both are based on a single down tube diamond type frame with the engine as a stressed member. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic shocks up front. The difference is in the Dazzler running a monoshock and the Hunk a twin shock gas charged set up at the rear. Tyre sizes also differ with wider tyres on 17in wheels on the Dazzler and relatively slimmer 18in on the Hunk.
So it’s established that the two are more similar than different, but ride them back to back and you won’t believe the contrast between them as far as engine characteristics and gearbox refinement are concerned.
The riding position though is spot on without being too sporty yet comfortable on long rides. What surprised us was the difference in the engine behaviour of the two despite being essentially the same powerplant and roughly in similar states of tune.
Despite its few shortcomings it was the Hunk that we wanted to ride, thanks to the more involving ride experience. There is a slight difference in outright performance too, the Hunk being quicker, albeit taking half a second more to reach a lower top speed. For all its prowess, the Hunk is outshone in the roll-on times by the Dazzler.
The ride quality is better on the Dazzler, the monoshock setup soaking up road aberrations well. There aren’t many jolts and vibrations to be felt either. Now the Hunk isn't bad either but the abilities of the twin shock setup though are limited in comparison, leading to a slightly fi rmer ride. On the handling front it's a stalemate. While the sportier ergonomics on the Hunk give the rider more confi dence around corners, the Dazzler feels slightly more potent thanks to smaller wheels, despite a commuter stance.
While braking duties are handled by similar spec discs on both bikes they aren't the best on either. The bite offered is good but they feel spongy. The MRF tyres on both the bikes are the key here offering similar grip under braking. The rear brakes are not vicious and feel like drum brakes, which is a good thing.