Finally, two new bikes have been launched in India for enthusiast racing junkies of the country!
Bajaj has released the first model of its six new models for this year, the much anticipated Bajaj Pulsar 200SS.
Kawasaki too released its most affordable bike in India, the Kawasaki Ninja Z250.
While the volumetric measure between the two bikes is merely 50cc, we help you understand the features of each bike.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Specifications
- This new bike was launched at a live event yesterday amongst huge fanfare. The bikes have been priced at INR 1.18 lakh (Non-ABS) ex-showroom New Delhi.
- The bike also comes in an ABS version that is priced at INR 1.30 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi.
- Appearance wise the bike look a lot like the motorbike version of Bumblebee, a transformer from the Transformers movie based on a Camaro.
- Bajaj claims it to be the fastest ever production quality Pulsar ever made and it is touted to touch a top-speed of 141 kmph flat-out!
- The new Pulsar RS200 is powered by a similar 199cc engine that is present in the erstwhile NS200. What makes this new model different from the NS is that it doles out 24.5PS of power with 18.6Nm of torque and has liquid cooling.
- The bike has 6-speed manual transmission just like the NS and its fuel efficiency is being rated at 55kmpl.
- The bike has a lot of features on offer for the price you will shell out for it. It has twin projector headlamps, mono-shock rear suspension, a service-due indicator and a whopping 300mm disc strapped onto the front MRF tire.
- The rear tire also has a disc and is protected by a Bosch single channel ABS system.
- Colour options include a red with black and a yellow with a black paintjob.
Kawasaki Ninja Z250 Specifications
- The Kawasaki Z250 was launched last-year and is still selling like hotcakes amongst people who understand what really a Kawasaki holds under its monstrous green exterior.
- The bike is currently priced at INR 2.99 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.
- It is the company’s cheapest launch in India is part of the Z family bikes that have naked bodies.
- This bike is still not available with an anti-lock braking system (ABS) which is a deal-breaker for the jaw-dropping price is commands.
- The bike looks a lot like the erstwhile Z800 and has a similar twin-headlamps and tank design. What is new is that it has a Ninja like tail like the Ninja 300.
- The bike runs on a 249cc liquid-cooled engine that has twin-parallel motors that churn out a whopping 21Nm of torque. The engine is mated with a 6-speed gearshift and performs similar to a Ninja 250R, snappy and smooth.
- Features include an analogue tachometer, an LCD screen for odometer, trip-meter and fuel display information.
- The bike’s price is costlier since these bikes are brought to India as CKD (completely knocked down) units and the cost of local assembly shoots up the prices of this product apart from import costs.
Which one will you buy then? First of all, you cannot compare Bajaj with a Kawasaki! Don’t even dare to! Both of these bikes are made for very different audiences and road conditions.
These bikes will be sold through Bajaj’s pro-biking dealerships since Bajaj handles Kawasaki sales in India. They also handle KTM sales for KTM pro-bikes. It is now up to you to choose a bike that suits your fancy and makes you happy zipping through empty streets at night with flat-out speed.
We, however, advise you to go slow with whichever bike you eventually buy, speed kills!