The new TVS Ronin scrambler motorcycle has been launched in India. Let’s see how it fares against the Bajaj Pulsar N250.
TVS has been aggressively targeting the entry-level retro bike segment. Now, it has launched a new Ronin scrambler motorcycle. The new TVS Ronin comes in three variants – TVS Ronin SS, TVS Ronin DS, and TVS Ronin TD. It will compete against the likes of Honda CB350, Pulsar N250, Jawa, Yezdi, and more. The TVS Ronin is a great choice for city streets and highway cruising. Our TVS Ronin Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS250. Bajaj Pulsar N250 comparison here will let you know how the two stack up against each other.
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TVS Ronin Vs Bajaj Pulsar N250 Comparison – Specs
|Specs||TVS Ronin||Bajaj Pulsar N250|
|Power||20 bhp||24.1 bhp|
|Torque||20 Nm||21.5 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
The TVS Ronin is powered by a new 225cc motor that offers 20 bhp of max power and 20 Nm of peak torque. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. On the other hand, the Pulsar N250 is powered by a 249cc BS6 engine (with air and oil-cooled motor) that outputs of 24.1 bhp and 21.5 Nm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox and comes with a slipper clutch. The Pulsar N250 clearly comes with a more powerful engine and offers better performance in all situations.
|Bajaj Pulsar N160||35 kmpl|
|TVS Ronin||30-35 km/l|
While the Bajaj Pulsar N250 offers fuel efficiency of 35 km, the TVS Ronin is expected to give an approximate mileage of 30-35 km/l.
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The new TVS motorcycle features retro styling with a circular headlamp and rear view mirrors. It comes with a tear-drop fuel tank, wide handlebar, centrally mounted foot pegs, wide rear mudguard, slim seat design, conventional grabrail, and multi-spoke alloy wheels in the dual-tone finish. The TVS Ronin features a dual-tone color theme with USD forks in a golden finish. The lower section has blacked-out components (engine, belly pan, and exhaust). The TVS Ronin weighs 160 kgs and sports 17-inch alloys with tubeless tires.
The Bajaj Pulsar N250 sports a split-tubular frame with sharp fuel tank extensions and a sleek and raked tail section. The front fascia includes an LED projector unit with eyebrow-like slim LED DRLs. The power-packed bike features 17-inch alloy wheels with 100/80 front and 130/70 rear tubeless MRF tires. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 14 liters and weighs 162 kg. Overall, the Pulsar N250 features an aggressive front section with a single-piece handlebar. It sports a semi-faired F trim with a bulky front cowl with a clip-on.
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TVS Ronin Vs Bajaj Pulsar N250 Comparison – Features
|Bajaj Pulsar N160||Bajaj Pulsar N250|
|17-inch alloy wheels||17-inch alloy wheels|
|Assist and Slipper Clutch||Front and rear disc brakes|
|Glide Through Technology (GTT)|
|9 Spoke Alloy Wheels||Conventional telescopic forks|
|Upside Down Front Fork (USD)||Anti-locking braking system|
|Single-channel ABS/ dual-channel ABS||Single-channel ABS|
|All-LED lamps||All-around LED illumination|
|Signature T-shaped pilot lamp||USB charging port|
|Digital Cluster||Semi-digital console|
|3-Step Adjustable lever||LED projector unit with brow-like LED DRLs|
|TVS SmartXonnect App|
|Low noise feather touch start|
|Six color options||Two color options|
The TVS Ronin comes with USD forks at the front and a mono-shock unit at the back. The company has added disc brakes at both ends. While top variant gets dual ABS, the other two come with single-channel ABS. Additional features include all LED lamps, asymmetric speedometer, digital cluster, voice assist, glide through technology (GTT), and more. The SmartXonnect offers features like turn-by-turn navigation, race telemetry, low fuel warning, lean angle mode, crash alert, and call / SMS alerts. There is also a Tour Mode.
The Bajaj Pulsar N250 comes with 300mm front and 230mm rear discs with single-channel ABS. For suspension, it features a conventional telescopic front fork and mono-shock. Additional features include a USB charging port, a semi-digital console, all-around LED illumination, and more. However, it lacks connectivity features.
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TVS Ronin Vs Bajaj Pulsar N250 Price Comparison
|TVS Ronin||Bajaj Pulsar N250|
|Price (Ex-showroom)||Rs 1.49 lakh to Rs 1.71 lakh||Rs 1.44 lakh|
The TVS Ronin has been priced from Rs 1.49 lakh for the base model (TVS Ronin SS). It comes in Magma Red and Lightning Black colors. The TVS Ronin DS comes with a price tag of Rs 1.56 lakh. You can choose from Stargaze Black and Delta Blue options. The top-end variant (TVS Ronin TD) costs Rs 1.68 lakh and Rs 1.71 lakh for the Galatic Grey and Dawn Orange color options, respectively. On the other hand, the Bajaj Pulsar N250 comes with a price tag of Rs 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is available in only a single-channel ABS variant. You can choose from two color options – Techno Grey and Racing Red. Overall, the Bajaj Pulsar N250 seems like a more affordable and powerful option.