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Spec comparison: Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Yamaha Fazer vs Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma R

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10 Apr 2015 15:04:21 IST

A fully faired motorcycle within one lakh was just a notion a couple of years ago. You could order semi-faired motorcycles like the Hero Karizma R, Bajaj Pulsar 220F, Yamaha Fazer and Honda CBF Stunner, however the fully faired motorcycle within a lakh was always elusive. That is if you discount the Hero Karizma ZMR which was available for a tad above the hallowed one lakh mark. But recently the launch of the Suzuki Gixxer SF saw the fully faired motorcycle finally being available for Rs 94,000 on-road. This also brings up the debate if you should buy a fully faired 150cc motorcycle or a semi-faired one. We clear your doubts through this specifications comparison.

Yamaha-FAZER--Wilderness-Black

The Fazer has been around since 2009 and is basically the semi-faired version of the very successful Yamaha FZ. In September last year, Yamaha gave the Fazer fuel injection and revamped looks. However, the old Yamaha Fazer, like the FZ continues to be on sale and is fed by a carburettor. This is the variant we have selected in this specification comparison here.

Bajaj-Pulsar-220F-pearl-metallic-white

The original racer boy's dream, the Bajaj Pulsar 220F came out with a fuel injected motor and never before seen features in 2007. However with some reported issues with the fuel injection system and not so tall fuel efficiency, Bajaj resorted to a price cut. This was achieved by bringing in a carburettor in place of the Fi system and tweaking the engine to eke out more efficiency. The Pulsar 220 has ever since been soldering on without any major changes to the powertrain or chassis. Last year Bajaj gave it a cosmetic update with dual tone colours. It though remains one of the best entry-level semi-faired motorcycles in the market with a top speed more than 130kmph.

2013 Hero Karizma2015 Hero Karizma R

When it was launched initially, the Hero Karizma was one of the more sportier tourers in India. It had a reasonably powerful motor, was a looker and was a very comfortable tourer. While there were no updates to the package for a long time, Hero MotoCorp revamped the motorcycle last year. It now gets a more powerful engine, imposing looks and a bump in fuel efficiency. The best part? The price remains nearly the same as the original motorcycle which was launched in 2003.

Suzuki Gixxer SF (2)

The new kid on the block is the only one here with a full fairing. It's naked sibling is a fun to ride motorcycle and the Suzuki Gixxer SF is none too less. It brings in a refinement as well as a very competent chassis. Will it be the much needed flavour in the face of established competition? Only time will answer that.

Spec comparison: Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Yamaha Fazer vs Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma R


  
Specifications Suzuki Gixxer SF
Engine capacity (cc) 154.9
Power in PS 14.8
Torque in Nm 14
Weight in kg 139
Gears 5
Power to weight ratio 106.47PS/tonne
0-60kmph NA
Fuel efficiency NA
Top speed 141kmph (claimed)
Dimensions in mm 2050x785x1085
Ground clearance 160mm
Projector headlamp No
Rear disc brake No
Monoshock suspension Yes
Price, on-road, Delhi Rs 92,596- Rs 94,238
  
Specifications Yamaha Fazer
Engine capacity (cc) 153
Power in PS 14
Torque in Nm 13.6
Weight in kg 141
Gears 5
Power to weight ratio 99.2PS/tonne
0-60kmph 5.2s
Fuel efficiency 48.10kmpl
Top speed 106.7kmph
Dimensions in mm 2075x761x1119
Ground clearance 160mm
Projector headlamp No
Rear disc brake No
Monoshock suspension Yes
Price, on-road, Delhi Rs 90,871
  
Specifications Bajaj Pulsar 220F
Engine capacity (cc) 220
Power in PS 21.05
Torque in Nm 19.12
Weight in kg 150
Gears 5
Power to weight ratio 140.33PS/tonne
0-60kmph 4.5s
Fuel efficiency 29.30kmpl
Top speed 133.3kmph
Dimensions in mm 2035x750x1165
Ground clearance 165mm
Projector headlamp Yes
Rear disc brake Yes
Monoshock suspension No
Price, on-road, Delhi Rs 98,700
  
Specifications Hero Karizma R
Engine capacity (cc) 223
Power in PS 19.2
Torque in Nm 19.35
Weight in kg 154
Gears 5
Power to weight ratio 124.67PS/tonne
0-60kmph 3.6s (claimed)
Fuel efficiency 29.85kmpl
Top speed 126kmph (claimed)
Dimensions in mm 2100x805x1190
Ground clearance 148mm
Projector headlamp No
Rear disc brake No
Monoshock suspension No
Price, on-road, Delhi Rs 90,886
  

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