TVS Apache RTR 200 4V BS6 vs. Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 ABS: An Honest Review
Are you thinking of buying a new bike? It must be a confusing task to buy one in this competitive market with thousands of models.
The world of automobiles has become the transportation media and a symbol of fashion, styles, and comfort. It is good news for the Nepalese Automobile community that various companies have provided many exciting motorbike options.
Even though there are many genuine and ideal bikes to buy, the reigning supreme bikes are TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 BS6.
Our article insights review these two bikes and guide you through buying the best one. Let’s begin a tour of knowing your motorbikes from their overview:
Overview of Bikes
Launched by an authorized distributor of TVS NEPAL Jagdamba Motors, RTR 200 4V modulates on BS6 compliant Race-Tuned Fuel Injection engine. Like most of the TVS bikes, the bike is designed to be super smooth. The official price of the motorcycle is NPR 3,39,000.
The recently launched Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is without a doubt one of the reasonably priced naked-street bikes. The bike priced at NPR 3,39,900 can uplift to ABS FI version by adding just 20000 NPR.
|Particulars||TVS RTR 200 4V BS6||BAJAJ PULSAR NS 200 ABS|
|Engine Type||SI, 4-stroke, 4-valve, FI Engine||4-stroke, SOHC 4-Valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, DTS-i Engine|
|Displacement||197.75 CC||200 CC|
|Starter||Self start only||Self start only|
|Max Power||20.82 PS @ 9000 rpm||23.5 PS @ 9500 rpm|
|Max Torque||17.25 Nm @ 7250 rpm||18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm|
|Top Speed||114 km/h||125 km/h|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 Litres||12 Litres|
|Mileage||35 km/h||35 km/h|
|Braking system||Dual-Channel ABS||Single-Channel ABS|
|Front Tyre||90/90-17 – Disc||110/80-17 – Disc|
|Rear Tyre||130/70-R17 – Disc||130/70-17 – Disc|
|Suspension||Adjustable Telescopic Forks with Hydraulic Dampers and Monoshock||Telescopic With Anti Friction Bush and Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister|
|Height of Seat||800 mm||805 mm|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm||169 mm|
|Kerb Weight||152 kg||154 kg|
|Colors||Black-Red, White-Red, Matt-Blue||Graphite Black, Mirage White, Fiery Yellow, and Wild Red|
The Apache RTR 200 4V BS6 has a mono-shock suspension with hydraulic dampers. The bike’s weight is 152kg with a seat height of 800mm. The ground clearance of 180 mm makes bikes more comfortable off roads compared to other reviewed bikes.
Bajaj 200 NS Pulsar comes with Anti Friction Bush along with a Nitrox mono shock absorber. The bike has a bike clearance of 169 mm, 805mm seat height, and 154 kg Kerb weight.
The RTR 200 4V BS6 has an aggressive design with split light headlights. Most of its design is inspired by its previous version. The race-inspired graphics of the bike make it more stylish, especially the matte blue one, which is an astounding inspiration for the ‘one make championship’ race bike. The bike even comes with Bluetooth functionality to connect your cell phones using the smartxonnect feature.
On the contrary, Bajaj NS pulsar 200 ABS has a muscular design similar to NS pulsar 200, its predecessor. Its sleek tail, halogen headlamp, LED tail lamp, and split seat highlight its look with ABS written at the front.
The dual-channel ABS allows RTR 200 4V BS6 to detect and control any unstable conditions through the slip control feature. The brake is smartly designed to work for both frictional and non-frictional areas.
The bike’s key is of wave bite designs that halt any duplicate keys to access the motorbike. The Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 4V ABS has a spectacular twin brake with ABS technology.
The Apache RTR 200 4V BS6 is a 197.75 cc bike with a maximum power of 20.82 PS @ 9000 rpm and torque of 17.25 Nm @ 7250 rpm. The bike has three accessible modes, namely sports, urban, and road.
The mileage of 35 km per hour and 12-liter fuel tank makes the bike fuel-friendly with a top speed of 114 km/h. The bike has a liquid-cooled motor which enhances the engine performance. The bike can speed up from 0 – 60 km/h in 4.47 seconds and 0 – 100 in 13.23 seconds. The only missing feature for speedsters is the sixth gear in the bike.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 ABS has given that 6th gear for riders. The top pace of 125 km/h and 4.86 seconds is required for a speed transition of 0-60 km per hour.
The bike has the same mileage as RTR 200 and the same fuel capacity of 12 liters. The 200 CC bike has a maximum power of 23.5 PS @ 9500 rpm and maximum torque of 18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm. The advanced cooling system protects against engine degradation at high temperatures.
Both bikes are ideal automobiles in the 200 CC category. However, Apache RTR 200 4V BS6 is better in every criterion. The bike’s design is much better than NS 200 ABS, with lighter weight and higher ground clearance.
Pulsar NS200 ABS might offer various colors, but Matic blue RTR 200 gives the next level of eye-pleasing satisfaction. TVS has always maintained its smooth handling feature, which is precise in this model too.
With innovative breaking and un duplicable bike keys, RTR 200 4V BS6 might be one of the safest bikes in the town. The presence of three ride modes makes the bike smarter and better than Pulsar NS 200 ABS.
Though the Apache RTR 200V BS6 is a much better-performing bike, the speedster might want to go for Pulsar NS 200 ABS. The ABS makes the bike perform at a faster speed and with excellent brakings. With six gears and a powerful engine, the bike is efficient for long-distance traveling.
The FI system braking at a meager price makes it much affordable. Apache RTR 200V BS6 can be ideal for people traveling more in day-to-day life like marketers, field visitors, engineers, and more.
Both bikes reviewed are revolutionary automobiles in the 200 CC category. One offers a new innovative way of driving while others provide advanced features at a low price. The reviews might vary, but performances would not. So make your choice as per your preference.