Before diving into the race, let’s have a look at the specs of the motorcycles in question. The Pulsar NS200 has 24.5PS/18.5Nm. Its Austrian cousin, the 200 Duke has 26hp/19.5Nm. And the Yamaha MT-15 is the least powerful here. The Japanese streetfighter has 18.5PS/13.9Nm.
With the specs aside, we would also like to have a look at the weight of the three motorcycles. At 156kg, the Pulsar NS200 is the heaviest. On the other hand, the MT-15 weighs 138kg and, thus, is the lightest. The KTM 200 Duke takes the middle ground with a weight of 140kg. Now, let’s get into the race. We can see in the video that in both attempts, the Yamaha MT-15 is the quickest off the mark. The Japanese machine is capable to take the lead and create a good gap from its rivals. While the KTM 200 Duke tries to keep up, it fails and falls behind. Coming out on top is the Pulsar NS200. Even though it isn’t the quickest of the lot, it has got a good top-end grunt and, thus, manages to catch up with the MT-15 in the long run and finally takes the lead and wins the race.
|Aspect||Bajaj Pulsar NS200||KTM 200 Duke||Yamaha MT-15|
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, SOHC, triple spark, Fi||Liquid-cooled, SOHC, single spark, Fi||Liquid-cooled, SOHC, single spark, Fi|
It’s surprising to see that even though the MT-15 is the least powerful, it manages to defeat the 200 Duke and secures 2nd place. We were not expecting this to happen. Perhaps, its light weight worked in its favour. We were also surprised to see how far behind the KTM was left out. For more such interesting stories, keep checking IndianAutosBlog.com.