TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200- Specification Comparison

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What would you prefer in a 200cc bike? High performance or high mileage? This is a summary of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200. Currently, both are the toppers of the 200cc exam. Moving on, let’s dig into more details of both the bikes. 

India is one of the fastest growing automotive markets. The population is increasing and so is the demand for cars and bikes. While the demand for bikes, in this case, is increasing rapidly. But, the need is mostly for budgeted performance bikes. Bikes which can boost up your adrenaline rush with a single rev, but can control your blood pressure by being economical. These bikes come in segments such as 150cc and 200cc ones. Under the average budget of around Rs 1.5 Lakhs, they are sporty with fuel efficiency. In this comparison between TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200, we put technology and features vs fuel efficiency. Apache and Pulsar have been loggerheads since they were kids and now here they are again. It’s time to put them against each and check which one does better. Check out this list to pick the perfect one for you.

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Price: 

Bajaj Pulsar NS200 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Standard – Rs 98714 STD – Rs 93685
ABS – RS 1,10,000 Carburettor – Rs 98,685
Fuel Injection – Rs 1,08,000
ABS – Rs 1,09,000
Fuel Injection Ethanol – Rs 1,10,000

Pulsar is available in two variants – Standard and ABS – starting from Rs 98,714 to Rs 1,10,000 (ex-showroom).

Apache is available in five variants – STD, Carburettor, Fuel Injection, ABS, and Fuel Injection Ethanol. The range starts from Rs 93,685 – Rs 1,10,000 (ex-showroom).

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200 – Engine

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Engine CC 199.5 CC 197.8 CC
No of cylinders

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Max Power 23.17 BHP 20.2 BHP
Max Torque 18.3 Nm 18.1 Nm
Cooling system Liquid Cooled Oil Cooler with Ram Air Assist

 

Bajaj Pulsar is powered by a 199.5 CC liquid cooled engine that produces 23.17 BHP worth of power and 18.3 Nm worth of torque. The STD variant of Pulsar comes with five-gear transmission and the ABS variant comes with a six-gear transmission. It comes with a wet multi-plate hydraulic clutch.

TVS Apache is powered by a 197. 8 CC air-cooled engine that produces 20.2 BHP worth power and 18.1 Nm worth torque. All the variants get the same type of engine specification. Apache comes with a five-gear transmission and a wet multi-plate hydraulic clutch.

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200 – Fuel Consumption 

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 L 12 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2 L 2.5 L
Mileage 35 KMPL 32 KMPL
Riding Range 402 Km 384 Km

 

Bajaj Pulsar offers a better mileage amongst the both, at 35 KMPL. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 12 L and a reserve fuel capacity of 2 L. The riding range of the bike is 402 Km.

TVS Apache comes with a fuel tank capacity of 12 L and a reserve fuel capacity of 2.5 L. The bike records a mileage of 32 KMPL with a riding range of 384 Km.

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200 – Dimensions 

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Kerb Weight 152 Kg 149 Kg
Length 2017 mm 2050 mm
Width 804 mm 790 mm
Height 1075 mm 1105 mm
Wheelbase 1363 mm 1353 mm
Ground Clearance 167 mm 180 mm
Seat Height 850 mm 800 mm

 

Bajaj Pulsar weighs 152 Kgs with a length of 2017 mm and height of 1075 mm. The wheelbase of the bike is 1363 mm with a ground clearance of 167 mm. The seat is at a good height of 850 mm.

Apache weighs 149 Kgs with a length of 2050 mm and a height of 1105 mm. The wheelbase of the bike is 1353 mm with a ground clearance of 180 mm. The seat height, lower than Pulsar, is around 800 mm.

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200 – Suspension and Chassis

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Chassis Type Pressed Steel Perimeter Frame Double Cradle Split Synchro Stiff Frame
Front Suspension Telescopic with Anti-friction bush Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber with Canister Mono Tube Monoshock

 

Bajaj Pulsar gets a pressed steel perimeter frame, which is considered strong enough. It gets a telescopic front suspension with anti-friction bush. The rear tire gets Nitrox Mono Shock absorber with Canister.

TVS Apache gets a Double Cradle Split Synchro Stiff Frame. It gets telescopic forks suspension in the front and Mono Tube Monoshock suspension in the rear.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200 – Features

Bajaj has upgraded its mean machine in terms of technology and has put pretty decent features on the bike. Following are the features of the bike:

  1. ABS

2.  Automatic Headlamps

3.  Clock and Low Fuel Lamp

4.  Engine Key Switch

5.  Muscular Body

6.  Digital Analogue Console

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Apache, in terms of features, is ahead of Pulsar. It gets a notable facelift from the other Apache variants. Following are the features of the bike:

  1. Splitter Clutch

2.  Racing Origin Split Cradle Chassis

3.  Remora Racing Tyres

4.  Racing Double-Barrel Exhaust

5.  ABS

6.  Fully Digital Instrument Cluster

7.  Gear Indicator, low fuel, and servicing bulbs

8.  All day on LED headlamps

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Design

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 continues its naked bike look with a muscular gym body. It gets new decals with the ‘200’ displayed in a new font and some matte bits on the tank extension panels. The belly pan of the bike displays the bike’s streetfighter appeal. The same small exhaust system is carried on the bike. The sporty rear fender and the rear tire flap continue to display the appeal of the bike.

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Apache RTR also comes with a naked bike look, however with a sleek body. The changed headlight positioning looks good as compared to the headlight style in the Apache 180 and 160 variants. The exhaust muffler on the bike looks a bit larger though. The belly pan of the bike is not much different from Pulsar NS200 and adds to the sleek yet sporty body. The bike is lighter than Pulsar NS200 and it is visible from the looks.

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