Bajaj Pulsar N250: Same Price, Other Options
Not sold on the new quarter-litre Pulsar? The market has plentiful options to offer
Bajaj has finally entered the quarter-litre segment with the Pulsar N250. The bikemaker has launched the naked motorcycle at an alluring price tag of Rs 1.38 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). However, if you are still exploring options, here’s what the market has to offer for that kind of moolah:
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: Rs 1,38,115
Okay, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V may not be as powerful as the Pulsar N250 but it pleases you with its technical advancements. From riding modes and adjustable suspension to slipper clutch and Glide Through Traffic (GTT) tech, the bike can take spirited riding as well as commuting. At just around Rs 115 over the Pulsar, it is too good an option to not consider.
Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220: Rs 1,32,640
Looking for something more laidback and easy-going than the Pulsar? Well, its cousin fits right in. The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is a tried and tested formula, and the 19.5PS and 17.5Nm may not seem much, but is apt for a cruiser. That said, while the low seat height and comfortable ergos make touring a breeze, the long wheelbase isn’t the best to cut through city traffic.
Yamaha MT-15: Rs 1,45,900
A liquid-cooled engine with variable valve actuation, 6-speed transmission with slip-and-assist clutch and lighter by 24kg! Now, doesn’t that sound exciting? While the Yamaha MT-15 has a sophisticated engine and is lighter, the 18.5PS and 13.9Nm isn’t close to the N250’s performance, but if it’s a city slicker you are looking for, the MT-15 will surely bring a grin on your face.
Suzuki Gixxer SF: Rs 1,27,364
Fan of faired motorcycles? The Suzuki Gixxer SF is a good option to go with. The Japanese bike has a sporty design, but the ergonomics aren’t too focused, so commuting or grocery runs would be as enjoyable as your weekend jaunts to the twisties. That said, the 13.6PS and 13.8Nm output figures are a bit of a letdown.
Yamaha Aerox 155: Rs 1,29,000
Motorcycles are fun, but sometimes not practical. But Yamaha seems to have found a way around that with the introduction of the Aerox 155 maxi-scooter. With 15PS on offer, it is the most powerful scooter on sale in India at the moment. It also flaunts premium features like LED illumination and smartphone connectivity. Also, with 24 litres of underseat storage, practicality hasn’t been compromised either.
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