Face off: Bajaj Pulsar RS200 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 vs Honda CBR250R vs KTM RC 200
Face off: Bajaj Pulsar RS200 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 vs Honda CBR250R vs KTM RC 200.Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is out. Not only does it look fantastic and distinctive, it also seems like a value-for-money proposition.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is out. Not only does it look fantastic and distinctive, it also seems like a value-for-money proposition. The bike is packed with features like twin projector headlamps, daytime running lamps, a comprehensive instrument cluster (comparable to or even better than the Dukes), four-valve triple spark engine that makes nearly 25PS, single channel ABS. Makes it a definitive winner, then? Not really.
Because we are yet to ride the motorcycle, we’ll reserve our comments on how the powertrain and other bits feel. But till then we can see how the bike fares against its contenders just on the spec sheets.If you are in the market for a supersport styled motorcycle within Rs 2 lakh, what are your options? For starters, the Hero Karizma twins don’t even make this list unless you are on a tight budget and are a big Hero fan.
So we skip to the next option, the Yamaha R15. While the entire package resembles a big motorcycle, the R15 has everything going for it, except for maybe an increment in the power and a couple of missing features.Then there is the Honda CBR250R, a motorcycle which was a hot seller initially but sales have now tapered off with fresh and more reasonable competition stepping in. Finally, another newly launched motorcycle, the KTM RC 200. Similar features as the Pulsar but perhaps more racy in nature.
Spec comparison: Bajaj Pulsar RS200 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 vs Honda CBR250R vs KTM RC200
Specifications Bajaj Pulsar Yamaha YZF-R15 Honda KTM RC200
RS200 version 2.0 CBR250R
Engine capacity (cc) 199.5 149.8 249 199.5
Power in PS 24.5 17 25 26
Torque in Nm 18.6 15 22.9 19
Weight in kg 165 136 167 137.5
Gears 6 6 6 6
Power to weight ratio 148.48PS/tonne 125PS/tonne 149PS/tonne 189PS/tonne
0-60kmph NA 4.9s 3.9s 3.8s
Fuel efficiency NA 42.10kmpl 29.30kmpl 29.85kmpl
Top speed 141kmph (claimed) 124.5kmph 151.8kmph 138kmph
Dimensions in mm 1999x765x1114 1995x670x1070 2032x720x1127 1978x688x1098
Ground clearance 157mm 160mm 145mm 178.5mm
ABS Optional No Optional No
Price, ex-Delhi Rs 1.18L-1.40L Rs 1.14L Rs 1.58L-1.87L Rs 1.66L