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TVS Apache 200 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Bajaj Pulsar AS200 – Tech Spec Compared

TVS Apache RTR 200 India Launch

We compare Bajaj Pulsar AS200, KTM Duke 200, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V where engine, dimensions, features, price and colors are concerned.


Bajaj Pulsar AS200 is powered by a air cooled single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valve, liquid cooled DTS-I engine. The 199.5cc engine is capable of 23.5 PS power at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm while being mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.

KTM Duke 200 is powered by a liquid cooled single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled engine offering 199.5cc displacement while peak power stands at 25 PS at 10,000 rpm and peak torque is at 19 Nm at 8,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V gets a air-cum-liquid cooled 197.75cc, four stroke, oil cooled, single pot engine capable of 21 PS power at 8,500 rpm and 18.1 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed gearbox.


Bajaj Pulsar AS200 measures 2,070mm in length, 804mm in width and stands 1,205mm tall. It sits on a wheelbase of 1,363mm while ground clearance is at 167mm and kerb weight is at 151 kg. The bike sports a fuel tank of 12 liter capacity.

KTM Duke 200 sports dimensions of 2,002mm length, 873mm width and 1,274mm height. It sits on a wheelbase measuring 1,361mm while ground clearance is at 165mm and kerb weight stands at 139 kgs. Fuel tank capacity stands at 10.5 liters.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V measures 2,050mm in length, 790mm in width and 1,015mm in height. It has ground clearance of 180mm and seat height of 800mm while kerb weight is at 148.5 kgs and fuel tank capacity stands at 12 liters.

Tyres and Braking:

Bajaj Pulsar AS200 sports a digital speedometer, analogue tachometer and digital fuel gauge besides alloy wheels and electric start. Braking power comes from 280mm disc in the front and 230mm disc at the rear while 100/80-17 and 130/70-17 tyres are seen at the front and rear. Tyres are either provided by MRF or TVS, depending on the batch.

KTM Duke 200 receives a liquid cooling system, fuel injection system and full electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustments. 280mm disc in front and 230mm disc at the rear are evident. Front tyre – 110/70×17, rear tyre – 150/60×17. Tyres are MRF RevZ.

Braking on board TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is via 270mm disc at front and 240mm disc at rear. Tyres are 90/90 R17 at the front and 130/70 R17 at the rear fromPirelli. Of the three, TVS Apache 200 is the only one to get dual channel ABS.

TVS Apache 200 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Bajaj Pulsar AS200

TVS Apache 200 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Bajaj Pulsar AS200


Priced at INR 95,000, Bajaj Pulsar AS200 is offered in color options of black, blue and red. KTM Duke 200 is priced at INR 1.43 lakh. It was initially launched in only orange and black colour option, but demand from customers made the company introduce white and black. TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is seen in six colors of black, matte grey, matte red, matte black, white and matte yellow. Top end variant with dual channel ABS and Pirelli tyres will not be priced above INR 1.15 lakh.

TVS Apache 200 India Launch Photos

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – Photos

Exhaust Note of TVS Apache 200


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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • Ramesh

    Apcahe 200 does not come with ABS you jokers. ABS will be launched in March.

    • Genius, why do you even care to read what we jokers write.

      • Karthik Panchapakesan

        Ha Ha, good one Sagar 🙂

      • Vinny

        Hold back Sagar, being a moderator you are required to keep your cool against children. Child abuse, a bad thing.

  • atif ahmed

    you need to do a test compare it with all 200 as there are so may options available why with AS why not RS ? P220

  • Jithin Kaimal

    Pulsar with air cooled ??? Apache with liquid cooled ????