Quick Comparison: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar 220F

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar 220F: RTR 200 and 220F are bikes with two different body styles on offer in India. What makes them common? The answer is pricing. Apache RTR 200 costs INR 97,005 while Pulsar 220F comes for INR 98,694. The difference of INR 1689 between both these bikes resulted in this ideal comparison for buyers who are looking for an impressive machine under INR 1.20 lakh (on-road). Both are oil cooled and carry single front as well as a rear disc brake. Pulsar 220F was designed 10 years back but still feels in competition with other semi-faired products.

Ex-Showroom Price List

Apache RTR 200

  • RTR 200 4V: INR 97,005
  • RTR 200 4V Fi: INR 1,09,705
  • RTR 200 4V ABS: INR 1,10,805

Pulsar 220F

  • 220F Dual Disc: INR 98,694
Above mentioned prices are ex-showroom Delhi

TVS Apache RTR 200 Race Edition

Apache RTR 200 comes with typical street bike design with sharp fuel tank cowls and considerably effective windscreen. Pulsar 220F, on the other hand, is aerodynamically better with bigger windscreen and side fairing. Technically, Pulsar 220F uses a 220cc engine producing 20.64 Bhp at 8500 rpm and 18.55 Nm at 7000 rpm. Apache RTR 200 uses a 197.75cc engine producing 20.23 Bhp at 8500 rpm and 18.1 Nm at 7000 rpm. Values are quite close to each other and thus, performance during acceleration test will remain similar. Apache RTR 200 is lighter but Pulsar 220F has a semi-faired design.

In terms of equipment, Pulsar 220F has aged a lot in comparison to Apache. The latter comes with slipper clutch, fully-digital instrument console, split cradle frame, KYB suspension, and petal disc brakes. Apache even comes with an optional 2-channel ABS and fuel injection equipped variant for a bigger price tag while Pulsar 220F comes in a single variant. The console on 220F is aged while the overall design and high-performance engine are only two points that justify its presence. TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is a better option when considering a motorcycle under INR 1.20 lakh (On-Road). But in case you are interested in buying a Bajaj motorcycle in this price range, then getting a Pulsar NS200 would be a better deal in comparison to the 220F.

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Apache RTR 200 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar 220F

Technical Specification Comparison

Apache RTR 200 Pulsar 220F
Displacement 197.75 cc 220 cc
Transmission 5-Speed  5-Speed
No. of Cylinders 1-Cylinder 1-Cylinder
Max. Power 20.23 BHP @ 8500 rpm 20.64 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Max. Torque 18.1 NM @ 7000 RPM 18.55 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Fuel Supply Carburettor/Fuel Injection Carburettor
Engine Cooling Oil-Cooled Oil-Cooled
Top Speed 127 kmph (Approx.) 134 kmph (Approx.)
Mileage 35-40 kmpl (Approx.) 35-40 kmpl (Approx.)

Dimensions & Weight

Apache RTR 200 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar 220F
Apache RTR 200 Pulsar 220F
Length 2050 mm 2035 mm
Width 790 mm 750 mm
Height 1105 mm 1165 mm
Wheelbase 1353 mm 1350 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm 165 mm
Seat Height 800 mm 795 mm
Kerb Weight 149 kg 155 kg
Fuel Tank 12 litres 15 litres
Apache RTR 200 All-Digital Console
Pulsar 220F Console

Wheels & Tyres

Apache RTR 200 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar 220F
Apache RTR 200 Pulsar 220F
Front Tyre 90/90-17  90/90-17
Rear Tyre 130/70-17 120/80-17
Front Wheel 17-inch 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch 17-inch

Brakes & Suspension

Apache RTR 200 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar 220F
Apache RTR 200 Pulsar 220F
Brakes (F) 270 mm Disc 260 mm Disc
Brakes (R) 240 mm Disc 230 mm Disc
Suspension (F) Telescopic Forks Telescopic Forks
Suspension (R) Mono-Shock Dual Shocks
Anti-Lock Braking System 2-Channel (Optional) No ABS

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