Yamaha Fazer 25 vs. Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 – Spec sheet comparison

Praveen

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

The quarter-litre segment just got a new touring-friendly addition in the form of the Yamaha Fazer 25. Its nearest rival, the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, may be a performance-oriented motorcycle, but with raised clip-ons, faired design and comfortable riding position, it is a decent tourer. Let’s see how the two bikes perform on paper.

Yamaha Fazer 25
The Fazer 25 gets touring friendly fairing and ergonomics.

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The Fazer employs a 249cc single cylinder engine that generates 20.9 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine gets a 5-speed gearbox. The Pulsar RS 200 on the other hand, gets a 199.5cc single cylinder triple spark engine with liquid cooling. It gives out 24.5 PS of power at 9,750 rpm and 18.6 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine works in tandem with a 6-speed transmission.

SpecificationsYamaha Fazer 25Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
Engine249cc Air cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, FI199.5cc, SOHC 4-valve, Liquid cooled, triple spark, FI
Maximum Power20.9 PS at 8,000 rpm24.5 PS at 9,750 rpm
Maximum Torque20 Nm at 6,000 rpm18.6 Nm at 8,000 rpm
Transmission5-speed6-speed
Front Suspension41 mm telescopic forksTelescopic forks with anti-friction bush
Rear SuspensionMonocrossNitrox monoshock with canister
Front Brake282 mm300 mm with optional Single channel ABS
Rear Brake220 mm230 mm
Tyre Size Front100/ 80-17M / C (52P) Tubeless100/80-17” 52 P Tubeless
Tyre Size Rear140 / 70-17M / C (66S) Tubeless130/70-17” 62 P Tubeless
Fuel tank Capacity14 litres13 litres
Kerb Weight154 kg165 kg
Wheelbase1,360 mm1,355 mm
Price, ex-showroom, DelhiINR 1,29,335Non-ABS: INR 1,21,894

ABS: INR 1,33,747

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Coming to cycle parts, the Fazer 25 uses a telescopic fork at the front and a monocross at the rear. The Pulsar RS 200 gets telescopic forks at the front and a rear Nitrox monoshock. The Fazer 25 gets a 282 mm front disc and a 220 mm rear unit. ABS is absent. Yamaha says they will provide ABS when the new safety norms kick in during 2019. The Pulsar RS 200’s brakes include a 300 mm front disc and a 230 mm rear disc. The bike comes with an optional single channel ABS.

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 comes with an optional single channel ABS.

The Pulsar RS 200 without ABS is INR 7,441 cheaper than the Fazer 25. The single channel ABS variant is INR 4,412 more expensive than the Fazer 25.

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