TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS are competing for each other under the 200cc segment. Which one is better?. Let’s have a look at both.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V gets an intensive look by its boomerang-shaped headlamp, golden coloured forks, tank extensions, faux air vents in the rear cowl and sharp body graphics. The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS recently updated with ABS bears a naked sporty look by its muscular curves, new decals and matt finished paint. it’s largely opaque ‘200’ decal on the tank give it a more handsome appearance.
- Engine and performance
The Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a 197.5cc, single-cylinder, four-valve engine that produces a maximum of 20.5 PS @ 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 18.1Nm @ 7000rpm. It gets a 5-speed transmission. The maximum speed is 128km/h. To reach 0 to 100kmph it takes 12.1 seconds.The Pulsar 200NS is powered by a 199.5cc 4-stroke, SOHC 4-Valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, BSIV Compliant DTS-i engine, which delivers a maximum power of 23.5bhp at 9,500rpm and a peak torque of 18.3Nm at 8,000rpm. With its six-speed manual transmission, it can reach 0 to 100kmph in 9.83 seconds. The maximum speed is 136kmph.
Both Apache RTR 4V and Pulsar 200NS are almost similarly featured with digital instrument cluster, disc brakes on front and rear wheels, 5-stage adjustable rear monoshock, ABS and alloy wheels. However, Apache RTR 200 4V is the only bike to get an Anti-Reverse Torque slipper clutch in the segment.
As per the Delhi ex-showroom, Apache RTR 200 4V price starts from Rs. 95,185 – 1.09 lakh and Pulsar 200NS price starts from Rs. 97,715 – 1.10 lakh.