Yamaha YZF R15-S VS Bajaj Pulsar AS150
The 150cc is the most considering segment of the India two-wheeler market, which is mostly preferred by the youth, whereas the 150cc motorcycles in sporty look along with a host of dynamic features are consistently attracting the buyers. Here are the two most famous motorcycles, Yamaha YZF R15-S and Bajaj Pulsar AS 150 from the Yamaha India and Bajaj Auto respectively. Both are the key players of the 150cc segment that seem like a value-for-money proposition. The objectives and properties, making both the models the most practical motorcycles. Here is the detailed comparison of the both the models.
The Yamaha YZF R15 was launched back in 2008, and then it was gone for some facelift updates in 2011 and came up with a new name as YZF R15 Version 2.0 which is featured with split seats, an LED tail lamp and broad rear tyre. Now, the manufacturer has recently re-launched Yamaha YZF R15-S in the country.
The Pulsar is a flagship series from the Bajaj stable, which is known for its fantastic features and distinctive looks. The company has recently launched the new Pulsar AS150 in the domestic market that has been built on the same frame as the Pulsar 200NS.
Deign and style:
In terms of design, Yamaha R15-S has received the same bit from its predecessor, the YZF-R15, the only changes have been made in this motorcycle are single unit seat, new stickers and paint scheme to give it a fresh look, while rest of the features, like twin headlights, front fairing, LED tail light, broad tyre and fuel tank are remaining the same. There is nothing new in the new version that makes the reason to have a look at this motorcycle.
The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 is the first 150cc Pulsar to be equipped with a quarter fairing as the Bajaj has brought an another unique model in the 150cc segment for the enthusiastic which is featured with distinctive looks and eye catching design. The new Pulsar AS 150 combines the properties of a bikini fairing as well as outstanding performance. The biking fairing AS 150 is featured with a projector headlight along with pilot lamp that give an aggressive look to the motorcycle. To give it an Adventure-Sports look the company has used windscreen, which makes it able to create a special place for itself in the segment. It has split seats and grab rails that are very practical and identical for a comfortable sitting. The motorcycle gets stylish alloy wheels.
The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 houses an air-cooled, single-cylinder and DTS-i motor, carrying an engine displacement of 150cc that also powers the current Pulsar 150. The motorcycle is equipped with four-valves that consistently pushes out 17 PS of power at 9500 RPM and 13Nm of torque at 7000 RPM. The engine is mated to a five speed transmission.
The Yamaha YZF R15-S draws the power from a 149cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder engine that comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The fuel injection motor has been tweaked to produce a 16.36 BHP of power at 8500 RPM and 15 Nm of torque at 7500 RPM.
Brakes and Suspension
The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 is featured with the 240mm single disc brake at the front and a 130mm drum brake at the rear. Major difference seen is the smaller tyres and non-availability of rear disc brake. To make the balancing performance dynamic, the motorcycle is featured with 37 mm telescopic forks with anti-friction bush and a rear mono shock absorber that are quite stronger than the Pulsar 200NS.
The Yamaha YZF R15-S is featured with the updated brakes as the motorcycle has received 276mm front disc brake and 220mm rear hydraulic brake that will enhance the overall braking performance on the every kind of road conditions, while the suspension duties are taken care by a front telescopic suspension and linked type mono-cross at the rear.
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Dimension and Ergonomics:
The R15-S has an excellent ergonomic and power-to-weight ratio as it carries a ground clearance of 160mm that benefits from an increase in handling and performance. The Yamaha R15 S comes with a kerb weight of 131 kg that is lighter than the V2.0 by 5 kg, making for more responsive performance. The motorcycle measures 2060mm in length, 670mm in width and 1070mm in height. The wheel base is 1345mm.
The Pulsar AS150 built on the same chassis of its naked sibling named as Pulsar 200NS, as the motorcycle measures 2070mm in length, 804mm in width and 1205mm in height. The kerb weight of Pulsar AS150 is 143 KG, which is higher than the YZF R15-S. The ground clearance of this motorcycle is 170mm.
Everything is pretty much good about the both Pulsar AS150 and YZF R15-S, but the prices are to be considered, the Yamaha YZF R15-S is more expensive than the Pulsar AS150. Along with the dynamic features and outstanding design, the Pulsar AS150 is the most value-for-money motorcycle in 150cc range that is being sold in the country at Rs. 80,498, while the Yamaha YZF R15-S is available in the domestic market at Rs. 1,15,241.
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