Dimensions – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 may appear bulkiest of the lot, but once you think about the fact that RS 200 is built from 200 NS, you would notice the fully faired model is not really gigantic, at least not as big as Hero Karizma ZMR.
Pulsar RS 200 weighs the most at 165 kg, followed by Karizma ZMR weighing 157 kg, while Yamaha R15 V2.0 tips the scale at 136 kg. But the order is shuffled when it comes to ground clearance. R15 has the most distance from the ground, of 160 mm, while RS200 comes second best at 157 mm and Karizma ZMR, just 150 mm.
Engine & Performance – Bajaj Pulsar’s strong power to weight ratio of 148.48 PS/tonne outmatches the competition here, which comprises of Hero Karizma ZMR with 129.2 PS/tonne and Yamaha R15 V2.0 with 124.7 PS/tonne.
Pulsar RS 200 is powered by 199.5 cc liquid-cooled FI engine producing max power of 24.5 PS @ 9,750 rpm and peak torque of 18.6 Nm @ 8000 rpm, linked to 6-speed gearbox via Fuel Injection system. Hero Karizma ZMR houses a 223 cc air-cooled engine generating 20.28 PS @ 8,000 rpm and 19.7 Nm @ 6,500 rpm, connected to 5-speed transmission. Yamaha R15 V2.0 draws power from 149.8 cc liquid-cooled power plant dishing out 17 PS @ 8,500 rpm and 15 Nm @ 7,500 rpm, mated to 6-speed gearbox.
Price – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is launched in two variants, priced between Rs. 1.18 lakh to Rs. 1.3 lakh. Yamaha R15 turns out to be the most expensive proposition here, priced at Rs. 1.19 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Hero Karizma ZMR would be the least expensive, at Rs. 1.03 lakhs, but it may continue to be overlooked due to lack of compelling appeal and features.