TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs KTM Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS FI

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TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS NS FI Comparison

The Apache has tasted great success in India and has managed to garner a very strong fan following. Even with the arrival of newer and, arguably, better competition, the Apache managed to hold its own by clocking an impressive sales figures month after month. Buoyed by the success of the RTR 160 and 180, TVS recently decided to ride into the 200cc segment with the new Apache RTR 200 4V. The new 200cc Apache takes on the likes of the well-established KTM Duke 200 and the soon-to-be-launched Pulsar 200NS FI. Read our TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS FI specifications comparison for an insight into how these three bikes stack up against each other.

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS Comparison of Specifications, Price

Also See –  TVS Apache RTR 20 4V | Bajaj Pulsar 200NS FI

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS FI Comparison of Price

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V KTM Duke 200 Bajaj Pulsar 200NS FI
Carb. INR 88,990
FI INR 1.07 lacs INR 1.36 lacs INR 95,000 (est.)
FI + ABS INR 1.15 lacs (est.)

The Duke is considerably more expensive than the Apache and the Pulsar. This is one department where the Apache RTR200 will have an upper hand thanks to its pricing. Even the ABS equipped model, when launched, is expected to cost less than the non-ABS KTM Duke 200. However, bear in mind, the prices are probably introductory and are bound to go up in the coming months.

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS - KTM 200 Duke Stunts
KTM Duke 200 more expensive than the rest

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS FI Comparison of Specifications

  TVS Apache RTR 200 4V KTM Duke 200 Bajaj Pulsar 200NS FI
Engine Displacement 197.75 cc Carb./FI 200 cc FI Liquid Cooled 199 cc FI Liquid Cooled
Power 20.23/20.7 bhp @ 9000 rpm 25 bhp @ 10000 rpm 24.5 bhp (est.)
Torque 18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm 19 Nm @ 8000 rpm 19 Nm (est.)
Transmission 5-speed 6-speed 6-speed
Mileage 35 kpl (est.) 35 kmpl 40 kmpl (est.)
Top Speed 127/129 kmph 135 kmph -NA-

Exact performance figures of the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS FI are not known as of now. Although the KTM Duke 200 boasts more power and higher torque than the Apache, it is marginally slower. The RTR 200 manages to dismiss 0-60 km/h in 3.9 seconds while the Duke 200 takes 4 seconds to make that run. The Duke is lighter than the Apache by 12 kgs and boasts of wider front and rear tyres. All three bikes get front and rear disc brakes and a monoshock rear suspension. The Apache is expected to get an ABS equipped version in the coming months.

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS - Apache 200cc 0-60 kmph
The Apache is faster than the Duke to the 60 km/h mark

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS FI Comparison – Design & Features

When it comes to styling, all three bikes get a distinctive look giving each of them an identity of their own. The Apache RTR 200, being the newbie, will certainly grab more eyeballs than the rest. Although the Pulsar 200NS FI is yet to be launched, it will not be too different in terms of appearance from the 200NS. Which isn’t such a bad thing considering it was always praised for its striking design. However, it’s the KTM that still grabs a lot of attention thanks to its edgy styling details and loud paint schemes.

There isn’t much that sets these three motorcycles apart in terms of features. The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is available in 6 paint shades while the Duke 200 gets only two. The 200NS was available in 4 colour options, but we’ll have to wait for the introduction of the FI to know exactly what Bajaj will offer.

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS FI Comparison – Verdict

Design – Looks are a matter of personal taste, but the KTM Duke 200 is still the most striking looking bike of the lot.

Specifications – The TVS Apache RTR200 4V might be less powerful than the Duke, but it is faster to 60 km/h from standstill. It will also get ABS in the coming months, something the Duke lacks.

Price – The TVS Apache has an upper hand here with the fuel injected version cheaper than the Duke by almost 30,000. Even the Bajaj Pulsar will be cheaper than the Duke 200 when launched.

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS - Apache 200cc Red Color
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V makes a very strong case for itself

So what are your thoughts on our TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs KTM Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS FI comparison? Do let us know via the comments section below and stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Duke 200 vs Pulsar 200 NS FI.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Will Pulsar 200NS FI come to India ? I am 17yrs old and i dreamed to own a 200NS which is not avaliable now…please tell me if 200NS FI comes to india…

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