Bajaj Pulsar AS200 VS KTM Duke 200
The Pulsar AS200 is the latest offering semi faired motorcycle from the Bajaj Auto, now the Pulsar AS200 has arrived at the dealership in the Indian two-wheeler and is now available at RS 91,550 (Ex. Showroom Price). The motorcycle is built on the same chassis as the Pulsar 200NS. The new Adventure Tourer motorcycle has received front fairing that carries a windscreen and a factory installed projector headlight that make it a complete Tourer machine. Will the Bajaj Pulsar AS200 bike make its position in the two-wheeler market against to the rivals named KTM Duke 200 and Hero Karizma ZMR? Let’s start the comparison with its nearest rival named KTM Duke 200.
Designed and Style
The Pulsar is a semi-faired motorcycle which is blessed with a projector light along with pilot lamps and windscreen. The enormous fuel tank gets sharp edges that offer excellent support to the thigh. The tail section is featured with parallel twin brake lights.
The KTM Duke 200 looks very fresh with its compact headlight, combative fuel tank and tinny brake light. The Duke 200 gets underbelly exhaust that looks very impressive, while the front mud-guard and engine cowl give a sporty touch to the motorcycle.
The Bajaj Pulsar AS200 and the KTM Duke 200 have the same engine displacement and power outputs. The Pulsar AS 200 delivers 23.5 BHP of power at 9500 RPM and 18.3 NM of torque at 8000 RPM. The motorcycle is not blessed with fuel injection technology, but the carburetor engine along with UCD 33 unit is ensured for excellent power outputs.
The Duke 200 deploys a 22 BHP of power at 10,000 RPM and 19.2 NM of torque at 8000 RPM from its 199.5cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke and liquid cooled motorcycle. The motor is blessed with fuel injection technology that helps it in retaining the power outputs.
The Pulsar AS200 is built on the steel perimeter frame that is recumbent on the rear Nitrox mono shock absorber and the front telescopic suspension, which provides excellent stability over the rough terrain. The braking duty is taken care by front and rear disc brake.
The KTM Duke 200 is built on a powder coated steel trellis frame that gives a smooth and comfortable ride handling. The motorcycle rides on the front WP, telescopic upside down forks and rear WP, monoshock absorber. The Duke 200 has a front brake with four-pot brake caliper and rear disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs.
Both the motorcycles are the best performance and iconic machine from the brands. The KTM Duke 200 is more expensive than the Pulsar AS200, such as the Duke 200 is being sold at Rs 1,43,000(Ex. Showroom Price), while the Pulsar AS200 is available in the market at Rs 94,049 (Ex. Showroom Price).