This motorcycle is seriously fun without burning a hole in your pocket. I get an average of 48km/ltr on the highway and in the city. For a 180 cc it's amazing. If you're really careful on the highway it even gives 58km/ltr...
Here's a few tips - shift at 4500 rpm, and when it's in top gear, ride between 50-70.
Sure, all you guys who get 30-35 either don't know to ride or always rip the bike..
The worst its ever given was 34 when I was ripping the bike and having a heavy person sitting on the bike.
About the Pulsar v/s Karizma - to me, under normal riding, you wont find any difference. The pickup is the same. Only the Karizma has a better top end and top speed..
Other areas where the Karizma has its advantages are the long wheel base and a superb gearbox. But one thing the Pulsar has got in its favour is a its fuel economy of 48km/ltr against a Karizmas 36!! And not to forget Bajajs cheap spares..