Yamaha R15 V3 vs. Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200: Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 is available for INR 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The motorcycle rivals none other than Bajaj Pulsar RS200 in terms of price as RS200 is also priced at INR 1.27 lakh for the non-ABS model. The single channel ABS model of RS200 is available for INR 1.39 lakh. Both these bikes are fully faired, thus resulting in even tighter competition than any other faired rivals of India.

Yamaha R15 follows a different set of principles when compared to Bajaj Pulsar RS200. The former comes with a lightweight body and amazingly tuned engine while latter is good for more overall power but no emphasis on lightweight parts. Pulsar RS200 is powered by a 199.5cc, fuel injected and a liquid cooled engine producing 24.2 BHP of power and 18.6 Nm of torque.

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200
Yamaha R15 V3 in Thunder Grey

Yamaha R15 version 3.0, on the other hand, comes with a 155.1cc engine with VVA, producing 19.03 BHP and 15 Nm. The engine pulls just 139 kg in this case while RS200 weighs much higher at 164 kg. Comparing both bikes result in RS200 being 25 kg heavier than R15 V3.

The compact wheelbase of R15 also results in sportier track specific handling, further complemented by its strict riding position and higher seat height. RS200 offers better city specific riding due to slightly relaxed riding position and further stays planted on highway rides due to more weight.

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 in Racing Red

Yamaha R15 V3 comes with LED lights while halogen projectors are offered with Pulsar RS200. The sportbike from Bajaj comes with bigger brakes but that again becomes a necessity due to more power and weight of the motorcycle. Front tyre size stays same on both bikes while rear on R15 is bigger in terms of width.

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Shades offered on R15 includes Thunder Grey and Racing Blue while RS200 can be bought in Graphite Black, Racing Red, and Racing Blue shade. Those looking for an everyday ride can choose Pulsar RS200 while motorcycle fans who love track riding and corner craving should go for Yamaha R15 Version 3.0.

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Technical Specification Comparison

Yamaha R15 V3 Pulsar RS200
Displacement 155.1 cc 199.5 cc
Transmission 6-Speed 6-Speed
No. of Cylinders 1-Cylinder 1-Cylinder
Max. Power 19.3 HP @ 10,000 rpm 24.2 BHP @ 9750 rpm
Max. Torque 15.0 Nm @ 8500 rpm 18.6 NM @ 8000 rpm
Fuel Supply Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Engine Cooling Liquid-Cooled Liquid-Cooled
Top Speed 136 kmph (Approx.) 141 kmph (Approx.)
Mileage 40-45 kmpl (Approx.) 35-40 kmpl (Approx.)

Dimensions & Weight

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200
Yamaha R15 V3 Pulsar RS200
Length 1990 mm 1999 mm
Width 725 mm 765 mm
Height 1135 mm 1114 mm
Wheelbase 1325 mm 1355 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm 157 mm
Seat Height 815 mm 810 mm
Kerb Weight 139 kg 164 kg
Fuel Tank 11 litres 13 litres
Yamaha R15 V3 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200
Yamaha R15 V3 Instrument Console
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Instrument Console

Frame & Tyres

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200
Yamaha R15 V3 Pulsar RS200
Front Tyre 100/80-17 100/80-17
Rear Tyre 140/70-17 130/70-17
Front Wheel 17-inch 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch 17-inch

Brakes & Suspension

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200
Yamaha R15 V3 Pulsar RS200
Brakes (F) 282 mm Disc 300 mm Disc
Brakes (R) 220 mm Disc 230 mm Disc
Suspension (F) Telescopic Forks Telescopic Forks
Suspension (R) Mono-Shock Mono-Shock
ABS (Optional) No ABS 1-Channel ABS
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Yamaha R15 V3 vs. Bajaj Pulsar RS200
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