Yamaha FZ25 vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200 vs TVS Apache 200 vs KTM Duke 200
We compare Yamaha FZ25, Bajaj Pulsar NS200, KTM Duke 200, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V where engine, dimensions, features, price and colors are concerned.
Launched yesterday at a starting price of INR 1.2 lakh, the new Yamaha FZ25 competes with a range of motorcycles already on offer in the Indian market. We compare the new Yamaha bike’s tech specs on paper with its rivals from the 200 cc segment – Apache 200, KTM Duke 200 and upcoming Bajaj Pulsar NS 200.
New Yamaha FZ250 is powered by a single cylinder, air cooled, 2 valve SOHC engine . It delivers peak power of 20.9 PS while peak torque stands at 20 Nm.
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.
Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is expected to be 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.
New Yamaha FZ25 measures 2015 mm long, 770 mm wide, 1075 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 1360 mm and a saddle height of 795 mm. Ground clearance stands at 160 mm.
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.
Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar NS200 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.
Tyres and Braking:
New Yamaha FZ25 features disc brakes in the front and rear. But, it misses out on ABS, which is not even on offer as an option. Front tyres are 100/80 while rear tyres are 140/70. Both are tubeless and from MRF.
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.
Bajaj Pulsar NS200 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.
Priced at INR 1.2 lakh, the new Yamaha FZ25 is not the most value for money motorcycle on offer in the segment. That title probably belongs to the Apache 200, or the upcoming Pulsar NS 200. Below is the details specs comparo of the four motorcycles.