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Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 vs TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 vs TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is priced at 1.13 lakhs INR ex-showroom, while the apache RTR 200 has two variants carburettor ABS and BS6 ABS. TVS has recently updated the Apache RTR 200 4V with the BS6 engine and new features.

While the pulsar NS 200 has not been Updated since BS 4 launch. TVS had earlier updated the Apache with racing colours soon after the launch. TVS has recently updated the Apache RTR 200 4V with BS6 engine, smart connect features and LED headlamps.

The newly launched BS 6 Apache power got reduced from 20.5 bhp to 20.3 bhp, due to the new emission compliance engine. The biggest dip is in the peak torque output, now the peak torque output of the BS6 apache RTR 200 4V is 16.8 Nm. Earlier the peak torque output was 18.1 Nm.

The newly launched TVS Apache also got a new paint scheme. While TVS keeps Updating the Apache, Bajaj has not updated it with anything new. we will compare The new Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 BS 6 with Apache when its launched. But for now, here is the comparison of TVS apache BS 6 vs bajaj pulsar NS 200 BS 4

Pulsar NS 200 and Apache RTR 200 4V Engine and Performance Comparison.

    Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Engine displacement   199.5 cc 197.75cc
No.  Of cylinders   1 1
Emission standard   BS IV BS IV
Max. Power output   23.2 bhp @9,000rpm 20.5 PS @8,500 rpm
Max. Torque output   18.3 nm @8,000rpm 16.8 nm @7,500rpm
Bore   72 66
Stroke   49 58
Valves per cylinder   4 4
Compression ratio     ***   ***
Fuel delivery system   Carburettor Carburettor / fuel injection
Fuel  type   petrol Petrol
Ignition   Independent spark control through ECU IDI – Multi- curve Digital Ignition
Cooling system   Liquid cooled Oil cooled
Gearbox type   Manual manual
No. Of gears   6 5
Transmission type   Chain drive Chain drive
Clutch   Wet multi disc A-RT (Anti Reverse Torque) Slipper Clutch

Pulsar NS 200 and Apache RTR 200 4V Brakes and Wheels comparison

Front brake type   disc Disc
Front brake size (mm)   300 270
Rear brake type   disc Disc
Rear brake size (mm)   230 240
Front wheel size (inch)   17 17
Rear wheel size (inch)   17 17
Front tyre size    100/80-17″ 52 P Tubeless 90/90-17″ Tubeless
Rear tyre size   130/70-17″ 62 P Tubeless 130/70-17″ 62 P Tubeless
Tyre type   Tubeless Tubeless
Wheel type   alloy Alloy
Front suspension   Telescopic Front Fork with Antifriction Bush Telescopic  forks
Rear suspension   Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber with Canister Mono Tube – Monoshock
Raidial tyres   × YES

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Dimensions Comaprision

Kerb weight   154 149
Wheelbase   1363 mm 1353 mm
Ground clearance   167 mm 180 mm
Overall length   2,017 mm 2,050 mm
Overall width   804 mm 790 mm
Overall height   1,075 mm 1,105 mm
Seat height   805 mm 800 mm
Chassis type   Pressed steel Perimeter Frame Double Cradle Split Synchro STIFF
Fuel tank capacity   12 litres 12 litres

Performance and Mileage comparison

Mileage kmpl   36 39
Top speed 0-60 kmph time    4 sec 3.91 sec
0-100 kmph time   12 sec 12.3 sec
60-0 kmph time (braking)  
Fuel range   420 km

NS 200 and Apache RTR 200 4V Features Comparison

Odometer   Yes digital Yes digital
Speedometer   Yes digital Yes digital
Fuel gauge   Yes Yes
Tachometer   Analouge Digital
Stand alarm   Yes Yes
Step seat   Yes Yes
No. Of trip meters   2 2
Tripmeter type   digital Digital
Low fuel indicator   Yes Yes
Low battery indicator   Yes Yes
Pillion seat   Yes Yes
Pillion grabrail   Yes Yes
Ignition type   Electric Start Electric Start
Shift light   Yes Yes
Kill switch   Yes Yes
Clock     Yes
ABS   single channel YES dual channel
Electric system   12 V DC 12 V DC
Battery   12V 8AH VRLA 12V, 9Ah
Headlight type Headlight bulb type   Halogen Halogen
Tail light   0.3/3 W, LED LED 2.5 W
Turn signal light    Simple bulb type Simple bulb type
Pass light   Yes Yes
Led tail lights   Yes Yes
Led turn lights × ×

Final Verdict

Both of these bikes are a good option if you are looking at Entry-level naked Motorcycle. However, the pulsar NS 200 feels outdated now, in front of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. Although, in terms of performance Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is better than the Apache RTR 200 4V.

Apache RTR 200 4v gets new features like slipper clutch, dual-channel ABS LED headlamps and Smartphone connectivity. On the downside, it is equipped with only a 5-speed transmission. Apache 200 4v lacks top-end performance. But TVS Apache RTR 200 makes it up with extra features.

On the other hand, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is more capable than the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. It is also equipped with a six-speed transmission that offers better top-end performance. However, the Pulsar NS 200 feels outdated now in comparison with the Apache 200. Bajaj might update the pulsar with new design and features and colour options for the BS 6 variant.

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