TVS Apache RTR 200 vs. Hero Xtreme 200R vs. Bajaj Pulsar NS200

Apache 200 vs Xtreme 200R vs Pulsar NS200: Hero Xtreme 200R was recently launched in India for INR 89,900 (ex-showroom Delhi). This marks Hero MotoCorp’s entry into the 200cc segment, dominated by none other than Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and TVS Apache RTR 200. Fans are yet to decide the fate of all new Xtreme but still, potential hidden within this product cannot be underestimated. Hero MotoCorp announced in their initial launch plans that primary focus will be on college students. Xtreme 200R is definitely a cost effective product in all terms, whether it be pricing or servicing. Here is a statistical view of these three bikes, along with some valid reasons to consider each of them.

Apache 200 vs Xtreme 200R vs Pulsar NS200

Apache 200 vs Xtreme 200R vs Pulsar NS200
Comparison: Apache 200 vs Xtreme 200R vs Pulsar NS200

Price & Variants

Apache Xtreme Pulsar
Variants 4 Variants 1 Variant 2 Variants
Starting Price INR 97,000 INR 89,900 INR 1 Lakh
ABS 2-Channel 1-Channel 1-Channel

*All prices are Ex-Showroom Delhi.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

Apache RTR 200 Variants

  • RTR 200: INR 97,000
  • RTR 200 (Pirelli Tyres): INR 1,02,000
  • RTR 200 (Fuel Injection): INR 1,09,700
  • RTR 200 (2-channel ABS): INR 1,10,800

Apache RTR 200 vs Xtreme 200R vs Pulsar NS200

Xtreme 200R Variants

Bajaj Pulsar NS200

Pulsar NS200 Variants

  • Pulsar NS200: INR 1.00 Lakh
  • Pulsar NS200 ABS: INR 1.12 Lakh

*Above mentioned prices are Ex-Showroom Delhi

Styling is a subjective matter and thus, every human has an individual set of parameters to define beauty. Here in 200cc segment, aggression is the key weapon and Pulsar NS200 has very well used it from a long time. It looks typically street designed with lightest tail section and well designed fuel tank design. RTR 200 is again a sculptured machine and attention to detail factors are very high here. The front headlight and tail design is actually a little blunt in front of Pulsar. Hero Xtreme 200R is more of like an everyday bike with decent front fascia and sporty rear end.

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Apache RTR 200 vs Xtreme 200R vs Pulsar NS200

Engine & Gearbox

Apache Xtreme Pulsar
Engine 197.75 cc 199.6 cc 199.5 cc
Gearbox 5-Speed 5-Speed 6-Speed
Power 20.23 BHP @ 8500 rpm 18.1 Bhp @ 8000 rpm 23.17 Bhp @ 9500 rpm
Torque 18.1 NM @ 7000 RPM 17.1 Nm @ 6500 rpm 18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm
No. of Cyl 1-Cylinder 1-Cylinder 1-Cylinder
Cooling Oil-Cooled Air-Cooled Liquid-Cooled

Performance & Mileage

Apache Xtreme Pulsar
0-60 kph 3.95 secs 4.60 secs 3.87 secs
Top Speed 127 kmph 112 kmph 136 kmph
Mileage 35-40 kmpl 39.90 kmpl 35-40 kmpl

Instrument Console

Hero Xtreme 200R comes with Analog Tachometer with Digital Display for Speedometer, Clock, Service Reminder, Fuel Gauge, Trip Meter, and Odometer
TVS Apache RTR 200 comes with All-Digital Console and displays Speedometer, Tachometer, Clock, Service Reminder, Fuel Gauge, Trip Meter, Gear Indicator, Lap Timer, and Odometer
Bajaj Pulsar NS200 comes with Analog Tachometer with Digital Display for Speedometer, Clock, Fuel Gauge, Trip Meter, and Odometer

Dimensions & Weight

Apache 200 vs Xtreme 200R vs Pulsar NS200
Apache Xtreme Pulsar
Length 2050 mm 2062 mm 2017 mm
Width 790 mm 778 mm 804 mm
Height 1105 mm 1072 mm 1075 mm
Wheelbase 1353 mm 1338 mm 1363 mm
Ground Clr 180 mm 165 mm 167 mm
Seat Height 800 mm 795 mm 805 mm
Wet Weight 149 kg 148 kg 152 kg
Fuel Tank 12 litres 12.5 litres 12 litres

*The Kerb Weight of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS model is 154 kg.

Xtreme 200R stays calm with just 18.1 BHP and 17.1 Nm of torque. It is not made with an intention to win in terms of speed as Hero claims 39.9 kmpl of mileage. This means people looking for highly performance centric product will never visit Hero dealership for Xtreme 200R. Pulsar NS200 is the right product for that purpose. Apache RTR 200 was praised for its all road ride quality and thus, Xtreme will basically challenge it here only. All three of them are equipped with wide tyres for better road grip.

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Brakes, Suspension & Tyres

Apache 200 vs Xtreme 200R vs Pulsar NS200
Apache Xtreme Pulsar
Brake (F) 270mm Disc 276mm Disc 280mm Disc
Brake (R) 240mm Disc 220mm Disc 230mm Disc
Susp (F) 37mm Tel. Forks 37mm Tel. Forks 37mm Tel. Forks
Susp (R) Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock
Tyre (F) 90/90-17 100/80-17 100/80-17
Tyre (F) 130/70-17 130/70-17 130/70-17
ABS 2-Channel 1-Channel 1-Channel

*The ABS Model of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 comes with 300mm Front Disc Brake.

ABS for added safety is available in all of them. Hero Xtreme 200R has been made basically to attract the buyers who were looking into the premium 150cc segment. When compared to them, it carries enough power to excite senses and not just that, 50 additional cubic centimeters are not bad at all. Top speed of 112 kmph is not that surprising as the 200cc Xtreme has been made to serve the economy conscious riders of India. Those who need for more power and top speed can consider buying the Apache RTR 200 or the Pulsar NS200, as both these bikes are quite fast in comparison at 127 kmph and 136 kmph respectively.

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs. Hero Xtreme 200R vs. Bajaj Pulsar NS200
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