Yamaha Fazer 25, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and KTM RC200: Who should buy what

Yamaha recently launched the Fazer 25. It is the first fully faired motorcycle by the brand in the segment which is already occupied by the likes Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and KTM RC200. Yamaha has been pretty late to enter the segment, but it will still attract a significant number of prospective buyers. If you’re out in the market looking for full faired 200-250 cc bikes, here is a quick comparison that will help you choose one.

Yamaha Fazer 25

Yamaha Fazer 25, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and KTM RC200: Who should buy what

Yamaha Fazer 250 is a sports tourer that is based on the naked FZ25 motorcycle. The motorcycle is a sports tourer that can munch highway miles with ease.  Yamaha has added a fairing to the FZ 25 that gives it better protection to the riders from wind blasts. Everything else remains the same. The motorcycle is powered by 250cc air-cooled plus an oil-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 20.7 Bhp at 8,000 rpm. The torque maximizes at 20 Nm at 6,000 rpm. It gets 6-speed gearbox.

Who should buy it? Seekers of refinement, fuel efficiency and reliability.

 The Yamaha Fazer offers the best refinement out of three motorcycles. It also comes with 14-litre of fuel tank capacity that ensures at least 450 km of distance between fuel pump stops. The Fazer 250 is for mature riders who enjoy smooth riding quality over outright performance. The Fazer 250 is perfect for people who love open highway rides, reliability, refinement and comfortable ride. It is also the only bike out of three to get the full LED headlamp that allows good night visibility.

Who should not buy it? Even though looks are extremely subjective matter but the Fazer 250 has drawn a lot of criticism over the way it looks. Yamaha has tried to integrate the fairing into the motorcycle which looks a little out of place. Also, the motorcycle misses out of ABS, which is a must in the Indian conditions. If you are looking for safety and style, the Yamaha Fazer 250 may not fit the bill.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Yamaha Fazer 25, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and KTM RC200: Who should buy what

The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has been around for years now. It is the first fully faired motorcycle from Bajaj it has attracted a lot of people in the market with the RS200. The motorcycle is powered by 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The engine gets triple spark technology and produces a maximum power of 24.16 Bhp of maximum power and 18.6 Nm of torque.

Who should buy it? Folks who want a bike mainly for city riding, at a very affordable price tag.

The Bajaj RS200 is an all-rounder motorcycle. It can be used in used in the city as well on the highways. The motorcycle with full layered body fairing also looks catchy to eyes. It also comes with dual projector headlamps and ABS that makes it well equipped. The semi-aggressive riding position also makes it popular among the youths. If you’re looking for comfortable city rides and take the highways on a few weekends, the RS200 will perfectly fit you.

Who should not buy it? Bajaj is not known for its quality and refinement. The motorcycle does have outright performance but the lack of refinement keeps people away from the motorcycle.


Yamaha Fazer 25, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and KTM RC200: Who should buy what

The RC200 is the cheapest fully faired motorcycle from the Austrian brand. The motorcycle is powered by the same 199.5cc engine that also powers the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 but it is a different state of tune. The engine produces a maximum power of 25 Bhp at a high rev range of 10,000 rpm. The torque also comes at a high speed of 19.2 Nm at 8,000 rpm.

Who should you buy it? Track-focused riders who want an affordable yet powerful bike. 

The KTM 200 is a unique looking motorcycle in the segment. It comes with very aggressive riding position and will catch a lot of eyes. The RC 200 is for the young enthusiasts. The RC 200 is also perfect for people who want to start track riding. The RC 200 has good track dynamics and come with disc brakes on both the wheels. The high rev range power also helps during track riding.

Who should not buy it? The RC 200 comes with an extremely hard seat and aggressive position. It is not comfortable to ride for long hours. If you are looking for something that you want to ride on long distance, the RC 200 is not the choice for you.

Shantonil Nag

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