A tug-of-war is a good way to check the low-end power of a bike. How will a 200-cc bike perform in a tug-of-war against two 125-cc commuter bikes? Here is a video that shows just that.
What is happening here?
The video first shows the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 gong against the Hero Splendor Plus. As expected, the Pulsar RS200 easily pulls the Splendor Plus and wins the battle without any problem. To make things difficult for the Pulsar, a Honda CB Shine joins the tug-of-war to help the Hero Splendor. The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is pulled by two commuter segment 125-cc bikes and even after two attempts, the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 could not overpower the duo.
Later, the Pulsar RS 200 gets some extra weight and a pillion sits on the bike for extra traction but even that does not help and both the commuter segment bikes from Hero and Honda successfully brings Pulsar RS 200 to their side of the line.
The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is powered by a 199.5-cc single-cylinder, water-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 24.2 Bhp and a peak torque of 18.6 Nm. It gets a six-speed transmission. The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 weighs 165 kg without the rider. The Hero Splendor is powered by a 124.7-cc air-cooled engine that churns out a maximum of 9 Bhp and 10.35 Nm of peak torque. The Honda CB Shine is powered by a 124.7-cc engine that churns out a maximum power of 10.16 Bhp and 10.3 Nm. The Honda Shine weighs 123 kg, while the Splendor weighs 121 kg. The collective weight of the commuter bikes is much higher than the Pulsar with a pillion rider.
Also, the commuter bikes collectively have low power than the Pulsar RS 200 but the collective torque of the Honda CB Shine and the Hero Splendor is much higher than the Pulsar RS 200. It is the torque that comes in play during the tug-of-war and, clearly, with the heavier collective weight and bigger torque figure, both the commuter bikes were able to pull the Pulsar RS 200 without any problem.