Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pulsar 200 NS vs Yamaha R15 V2.0 Comparison

 Yamaha R15 version 2.0

Yamaha's YZF-R15 was the 1st Indian bike designed in the true supersport image. Yamaha India has now took a step further with the launch of all-new 2011 model of Yamaha YZF-R15, which has been priced at Rs. 1.07 lakhs. This price is ex-showroom price in New Delhi. 2011 Yamaha YZF-R15 R15 was expected to be launched in April 2011, then there were rumours that it will be launched in July, finally the speculations have come to an end, Yamaha YZF-R15 version 2.0 is here. But negative aspect is that New YZF-R15's technical specifications are exactly the same in comparison to 2010 model of YZF-R15, only the kerb weight of bike has increased from 131 kgs to 136 kgs.

According to Yamaha India while maintaining the proven ease of handling of the YZF-R15 version 1.0, the 2011 YZF-R15 boasts of spruced up looks and better performance in circuit riding. The design elements have been borrowed from the supersport model YZF-R1 that is adapted from YZR-M1 MotoGP race machine. The 2011 YZF-R15 has undergone changes as compared to the 2010 model of YZF-R15 in the specs of the Engine Control unit (ECU), drivetrain unit, a long aluminum swing arm, wider front and rear tires (radial tire for the rear), split seat, LED taillights and new-design middle cowl & tail cowl.

The most awaited bike since quite some time now, the next generation Pulsar is finally here. Powered by a 200cc, 4-valve engine with triple spark plugs, the Pulsar 200 NS looks very strong on paper. The next generation Pulsar has a smaller tank too (smallest ever for a Pulsar), which goes to show that losing weight was a priority. The power to weight ratio is the highest, while the cost per BHP (as per our estimated price) is the lowest, giving bang for the buck, something which the Pulsars are known for. The streetfigher looks, power output and value for money are the evident positives of the next generation Pulsar. The lack of fuel injection, no full fairing and projectors are the obvious drawbacks to most.


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