Bajaj introduced a new generation of Pulsars last year. TVS also updated its Apache RTR 200 4V around the same time. Here’s a comparison of the two.

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Oct 22, 2022, 12:42

Both bikes are offered in three paint schemes.
Both bikes are offered in three paint schemes.

200 cc motorcycles have become quite popular in the Indian market. This is because some customers like to have extra power from their two wheeler that regular commuter bikes cannot provide. The two most popular motorcycles in the 200cc segment are the Pulsar and the Apache. Bajaj introduced a new generation of Pulsars last year. These are the N250 and F250. Then there’s the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V which is one of the most popular 200cc bikes. Here is a comparison of the two bikes.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: Design

The Pulsar 250 has been redesigned from the ground up, but there are still some components from the original Pulsar. For example, a muscular fuel tank, a wolf’s eye-inspired headlamp and a double-striped tail light. Overall, the Pulsar 250 looks modern and sporty. On the other hand, the appearance of Apache has not been significantly changed, but constant updates have ensured that Apache looks modern and able to compete with its rivals.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: Specifications

The Pulsar 250 gets a brand new 249cc oil-cooled two-valve grinder. It produces 24.5 HP of maximum power and 21.5 Nm of maximum torque. Works with a 5-speed gearbox. The engine is tuned for a powerful mid-range and torque. So the driver doesn’t have to work a lot with the gearbox in motion.

The Apache RTR 200 4V uses a 197.75cc, four-valve, oil-cooled engine. It is capable of producing 20.82 hp of maximum power and 17.25 Nm of maximum torque in sport mode. In Urban and Rain modes, the output is limited to 17.32 Ps and 16.51 Nm. Works with a 5-speed gearbox.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: Features

In terms of features, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is ahead of the Pulsar 250. It is equipped with Glide through technology, adjustable brake and clutch lever, Bluetooth connectivity, driving modes and a fully digital instrument cluster.

Pulsar 250 receives a semi-digit instrument cluster and a USB charger. Bajaj still offers an analog tachometer which some still like. Single-channel ABS is standard on both bikes. Although a two-channel ABS variant is also available.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: Price

The price of the single-channel ABS Apache variant is 1.39 lakh while dual channel ABS costs money 1.44 lakh. Pulsar 250 costs 1.45 lakh for single-channel ABS and 1.50 lakh for dual channel ABS. All prices are listed in the showroom.

Date of first publication: Oct 22, 2022, 12:42 pm IST



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