Dimensions – KTM RC 200 sits right in between the rivals in terms of vital dimensions like wheelbase and ground clearance. Wheels of KTM RC 200 are set apart at 1,340 mm and ground clearance measures 157 mm. Honda CBR 150R is most city friendly with shortest wheelbase of 1,305 mm and highest ground clearance of 190 mm. Honda CBR 250R has 1,367 mm and 145 mm and Yamaha R15 has 1,345 mm and 160 mm wheelbase and ground clearance respectively. In matter of seat / saddle height, KTM RC 200 is tallest at 834 mm, while Yamaha R15 is next highest at 800 mm, followed by Honda CBR 150R and CBR 250R at 793 mm and 780 mm respectively.
Engine – Honda CBR 250R has biggest and most powerful engine, 249 cc single cylinder unit with DOHC producing 26.5 PS max. power @ 8,500 rpm and 22.9 Nm @ 7,000 rpm. KTM RC 200 has next biggest displacement engine, 199.5 cc single cylinder motor producing 25 PS max. power @ 10,000 rpm and 19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm. Rest of 150 cc class bikes, Honda CBR 150R and Yamaha R15 has similar engines that produces 17.8 PS & 12.66 Nm, and 17 PS & 15 Nm respectively. To compare on-paper performance from a different POV, looking at power-to-weight ratios of each bike, we find KTM RC 200 to top the list with 162 PS/tonne, while Honda CBR 250R marginally looses out on this front with 158 PS/tonne. Yamaha R15 reads 130 PS/tonne while CBR 150R manages 128 PS/tonne. All bikes have 6 speed gearbox.
Suspension – KTM RC 200 is the only sport bike in this comparison to feature inverted (Up Side Down) telescopic front fork, while rest of motorcycles are equipped with telescopic suspension in regular arrangement. Rear suspension of all bikes sport monoshock.
Brakes – Braking apparatus in KTM RC 200 is the largest with 300 mm diameter front disc rotor and 230 mm diameter rear disc rotor, with Bybre calipers. Honda CBR250R gets 296 mm front disc, CBR150R comes with 276 mm disc and Yamaha R15 receives 267 mm disc. Rear rotors of the Japanese bikes are of same size, 220 mm. Combined Antilock Braking System (ABS) feature is available in Honda CBR 250R only, as optional variant.
Tires – KTM RC 200 gets soft compound Metzeler tires of size 110/70ZR17 on front and 150/60ZR17 at rear. Honda CBR250R gets next biggest set of tires measuring 110/70 – 17 on front and 140/70 – 17 on rear. CBR150R wears 100/80 – 17 and 130/70 – 17, while Yamaha R15 rolls with 90/80 – 17 and 130/70-R17 on front and rear respectively.
Price – KTM RC 200 wears price tag of Rs. 1.60 lakhs while Honda CBR250R standard variant is priced at Rs. 1.53 lakhs, but goes all the way up to Rs. 1.86 lakhs for Repsol edition. CBR 250R ABS variant is priced in between. Yamaha R15 is the most affordable full faired sport bike, priced at Rs. 1.13 lakhs whereas price of Honda CBR 150R is between Rs. 1.17 and Rs. 1.18 lakhs. All prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.
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