Spec comparison: Bajaj Pulsar RS200 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 vs Honda CBR250R vs KTM RC 200

Team OD  | Updated: March 26, 2015, 06:27 PM IST

The 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.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 collage

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. Who wins this specifications comparison? Let's find out.

Spec comparison: Bajaj Pulsar RS200 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 vs Honda CBR250R vs KTM RC200

Specifications Bajaj Pulsar RS200
Engine capacity (cc) 199.5
Power in PS 24.5
Torque in Nm 18.6
Weight in kg 165
Gears 6
Power to weight ratio 148.48PS/tonne
0-60kmph NA
Fuel efficiency NA
Top speed 141kmph (claimed)
Dimensions in mm 1999x765x1114
Ground clearance 157mm
ABS Optional
Price, ex-Delhi Rs 1.18L-1.40L
Specifications Yamaha YZF-R15 version 2.0
Engine capacity (cc) 149.8
Power in PS 17
Torque in Nm 15
Weight in kg 136
Gears 6
Power to weight ratio 125PS/tonne
0-60kmph 4.9s
Fuel efficiency 42.10kmpl
Top speed 124.5kmph
Dimensions in mm 1995x670x1070
Ground clearance 160mm
Price, ex-Delhi Rs 1.14L
Specifications Honda CBR250R
Engine capacity (cc) 249
Power in PS 25
Torque in Nm 22.9
Weight in kg 167
Gears 6
Power to weight ratio 149PS/tonne
0-60kmph 3.9s
Fuel efficiency 29.30kmpl
Top speed 151.8kmph
Dimensions in mm 2032x720x1127
Ground clearance 145mm
ABS Optional
Price, ex-Delhi Rs 1.58L-1.87L
Specifications KTM RC200
Engine capacity (cc) 199.5
Power in PS 26
Torque in Nm 19
Weight in kg 137.5
Gears 6
Power to weight ratio 189PS/tonne
0-60kmph 3.8s
Fuel efficiency 29.85kmpl
Top speed 138kmph
Dimensions in mm 1978x688x1098
Ground clearance 178.5mm
Price, ex-Delhi Rs 1.66L

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 20,39,233
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1,64,143
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)

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