Honda and Hero Honda partnership has resulted in two rather closely matched motorcycles. At least on paper. Let’s find out which one is the better buy.
The relationship lasted 26 years and in that time Honda provided Hero (Honda) with different engines. There was the venerable 100cc sloper, which powers virtually everything from the CD Dawn to the Splendor and now the NXG. And then there was the 156cc CBZ that kicked off the 150 segment. The Karizma then upped the game with a 223cc powerplant. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that the only engine Honda and Hero Honda now share in their current respective product portfolios is the 150 that debuted on the Unicorn. It powers three models in the Hero stable and two in the Honda. Honda came up with the CB Unicorn Dazzler and Hero Honda recently upgraded the Hunk. Both are closely matched, be it the specs or their respective prices. So we decided to bring the two together and find out which one makes for a better buy.
While the Dazzler is the all grown up and sedate, the Hunk is the young at heart, the fanatic. Now, both are sportily designed, and are quite similar. They both sport faired headlamps, tank extensions, swept up end cans, big comfortable seats with a pronounced step, high tails, digital instrumentation, blacked out chassis parts, et al.
The Dazzler though divides opinions and you either like it or hate it. The Hunk on the other hand is the easier to like. The design elements gel well and the overall effect is more pleasing to the eye. The Dazzler looks like a mish mash of shapes with aims to achieve a sporty design quite apparent. The end result however is not so agreeable.