Yamaha Fazer 25 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200 – Which one suits you more?
We take a look at how the recently launched Yamaha Fazer 25 compares with the Bajaj Pulsar 200, its arch rival in its segment.
Even as the Yamaha Fazer 25 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 are similarly priced, there are a number of points on which these two stand apart. The RS200 offers more power than the Yamaha Fazer 25 while the Fazer 25 scores over the RS200 in terms of a lighter weight and offers more torque as well.
Yamaha Fazer 25 is longer and wider as compared to the Pulsar RS200. It sits on a 1,360mm long wheelbase, has seat height of 795mm and ground clearance of 160mm. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is taller at 1,114mm and gets seat height of 810mm. Fuel tank capacity on the Fazer 25 is also more than that offered in the RS200 with the Fazer getting a 14 liter fuel tank as against the 13 liter capacity tank seen on the Pulsar RS200. The Yamaha Fazer 25 has total kerb weight of 154 kgs as compared to the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 which weighs 165 kgs.
Both Yamaha Fazer 25 and Bajaj Pulsar RS200 are sporty in stance and appearance. The RS200 has a sportier appeal of the two. Pulsar RS200 gets dual projector headlamps, LED DRLs and is available with single channel ABS. It also gets clip on handle bars. Fazer 25 is missing these features. The Fazer 25 gets an all digital instrument console where as an analog digital instrument cluster is seen on the Bajaj Pulsar RS200. Both models get Auto Headlamp On function with is standard.
Both the bikes also compare favorably with a digital speedometer. The difference lies in the fact that the Yamaha 25 gets a fully digital speedo console as against the sportier analogue tachometer seen on the RS200.
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Yamha Fazer 25 is powered by a 249cc, single cylinder, air cooled engine offering 20.6 bhp power at 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm torque at 6,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed gearbox. The Pulsar RS200 receives a 199.5, single cylinder, fuel injected motor capable of 24 bhp power at 9,570 rpm and 18.6 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission. Even as the Bajaj engine offers enhanced power, it is better refinement which is seen on the Yamaha engine.
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Yamaha Fazer 25 is capable of 32 kmpl in city limits and going upto 37 kmpl on the highway. Bajaj Pulsar RS200 also offers 32 kmpl in city limits but stands at 36 kmpl on the highway, marginally lower than that offered by the Fazer 25. The Yamaha Fazer 25 is capable of a top speed of 145 kmph as against the 142 kmph top speed offered on the Bajaj Pulsar RS200.
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Brakes and Tyres
Fazer 25 gets 100/80-17 front and 140/70-17 rear tyres with telescopic forks in the front and monoshock at the rear. It gets 282mm disc in front and 220mm disc at the rear. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 on the other hand sits on 100/80-17 front and 130/70-17 rear tyres. It also gets telescopic forks in front and monoshock at the rear but scores over the Fazer 25 with 300mm disc brakes in front and 230mm disc at the rear. Both models sport efficient handling and equitable weight distribution. The Fazer misses out on ABS whereas the Bajaj RS200 gains with single channel ABS which is offered as an option but is a necessary safety feature.
Yamaha Fazer 25 is presented in two color options of Rhythmic Red, Soulful Cyan and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 gets colors of Graphite Black and Racing Blue.
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The Yamaha Fazer 25 is priced at INR 1.29 lakhs – ex-showroom Delhi. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 with ABS comes with a price tag of INR 1.34 lakhs and at INR 1.22 lakhs for its non-ABS variant. Both bikes are more or less equal where prices are concerned but the inclusion of ABS on the Pulsar RS200 is more preferred for its added safety.