Bajaj Pulsar NS200 vs TVS Apache RTR 200 Comparison

Updated: 12, May, 2017 07:12 PM

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 96,700
* Delhi. May vary.

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₹ 92,900
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DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES

Kerb/Wet Weight
152 kg148 kg
Ground Clearance
167 mm180 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
12 litres12 litres
Wheelbase
1363 mm1353 mm
Overall Length
2017 mm2050 mm
Overall Width
804 mm790 mm
Overall Height
1075 mm1105 mm
Seat Height
805 mm800 mm

PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE

Top Speed
136 kmph127 kmph
Mileage (Combined)
35 kmpl35 kmpl
Mileage (City)
30 kmpl30 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
40 kmpl40 kmpl
0-60 kmph
3.87 secs3.95 secs
0-100 kmph
10.28 secs12 secs

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

WHEELS & TYRES

Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Type
10 Spoke AlloysAlloy Wheels (10-Spoke)
Front Tyre
100/80 - 1790/90 R17 (TVS Remora) / Pirelli (Optional)
Rear Tyre
130/70 - 17130/70 R17 (TVS Remora) / Pirelli (Optional)
Front Wheel
17-inch1.85 x 17-inch
Rear Wheel
17-inch3.50 x 17-inch

ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE

Displacement
199.5 cc197.75 cc
Bore
72 mm66 mm
Stroke
49 mm57.8 mm
No. of Cylinders
11
Engine Description
199.5cc, Triple Spark, 4 - stroke, SOHC - 4V - Liquid Cooled, single cylinder, BSIV197.75cc, single cylinder, SI, 4 stroke, Oil Cooled
Maximum Power
23.17 Bhp @ 9500 rpm20.23 BHP @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque
18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm18.1 NM @ 7000 RPM
Cylinder Configuration
SOHC layoutNA
Cooling
Liquid CoolingOil Cooler with Ram Air Assist
Fuel System
Carb (Bajaj has not launched the Fi model in India)Carburettor (KEIHIN CV) / Electronic Fuel Injection (Optional)
Emission Standard
BS4BS4
Fuel Type
PetrolPetrol

INSTRUMENT CONSOLE

Fuel Gauge
DigitalDigital
Tachometer
AnalogDigital
Trip Meter
DigitalDigital
Speedometer
DigitalDigital
Odometer
DigitalDigital

BATTERY

Voltage
12V12V
Capacity
8AH9 Ah
Battery Type
Maintenance FreeMF

MAXABOUT RATING & VERDICT

Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Value for Money
Standout Features
Liquid Cooled Engine, Impressive ShadesPowerful Headlight, Lightweight, Informative Console, Impressive Shades
Should You Buy It?
Definitely as no other motorcycle at this price has the power to sprint ahead of NS200 in any condition.Apache 200 is the most practical option when considering a 200 cc bike for daily travel. It is more effective in terms of fuel usage and initial pricing.

BRAKES

Front Brake
280mm Petal Disc270mm Petal Disc
Rear Brake
230mm Petal Disc240mm Petal Disc
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Optional

QUICK FACTS

Type
NakedNaked
Official Tagline
The Ultimate Naked Street FighterEvery Day is Race Day
Status
AvailableAvailable
Mileage
30-40 kmpl (approx.)30-40 kmpl (approx.)
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Frame/Chassis
Pressed steel perimeter beam section frameDouble cradle split synchro stiff frame
Shades
Graphite Black, Mirage White, Wild RedGloss Black, Matte Black, Gloss White, Matte White, Matte Yellow, Matte Red, Matte Grey
On-Road Price (Delhi)
Rs 1.08 lakh (approx.)Rs 1.03 lakh (approx.)
Summary
Pulsar NS200 is powered by a 199.5 cc, single cylinder engine is good for 23.17 BHP at 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm at 8000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. NS200 weighs 152 kg and claims a top speed of 136 kmph. Bajaj Autos silently relaunched the motorcycle as their was no official event for its arrival. A lot of fans were waiting for the NS200 but they would be disappointed to know that the bike is not equipped with Fi and ABS. Bajaj should have kept these features as an option like TVS is offering on the Apache RTR 200.Apache RTR 200 is the flagship bike by TVS for the Indian market. It competes directly against Bajaj Pulsar AS200 while indirect rivals even include Bajaj Pulsar RS200, KTM 200 Duke and KTM RC 200. It is currently sold in carburettor fed version and would soon receive fuel injection and ABS version. Apache RTR 200 produces 20.23 BHP and 18.1 Nm of torque, making it the most value for money 200cc motorcycle in India.
GST Price
The Post-GST Price of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is INR 96,700 (Ex-showroom Delhi).The Post-GST Price of TVS Apache RTR 200 is INR 92,900 (Ex-showroom Delhi).

SUSPENSION

Front Suspension
37mm Telescopic Front Fork with Antifriction Bush37mm Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension
Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber with piggy back gas canisterMono Tube - Monoshock

ELECTRICALS

Electrical System
12V Full DC MFNA

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Exhaust/Muffler
Exhaust TEC enhanced centrally mountedTwin Pipe and Twin Barrel Design

TRANSMISSION

No. of Gears
65

LIGHTING

Auxiliary Light
NA
Head Light
H4 BLUE TINGE (12V 55/60W), All-time Headlamp On (AHO)60/55W, H4 Bulb with All-Time On LED Position Lamp
Tail Light
LEDLED 2.5W

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