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Bajaj Pulsar N250 vs Yamaha FZ25 vs TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: Competition Check

29 December 2021, 05:14 PM Anuj Mishra
Bajaj Pulsar N250 vs Yamaha FZ25 vs TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: Competition Check

Bajaj’s new Pulsar 250 siblings created a buzz around their launch since they are the next chapter in the history of this iconic Pulsar brand. With the semi-faired design, the Pulsar F250 is quite unique. However, the Pulsar N250 has got some competition to face from similar-displacement naked offerings. As per our data, the N250 is most compared with the Yamaha FZ25 and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. In that case, here’s the on-paper comparison of these three contenders.

Bajaj Pulsar N250 Head Light

Design

Typical of modern street bikes, all three motorcycles feature a sporty, muscular, and aggressive design. But the freshest styling is that of the Pulsar N250. The most eye-catching part is the front fascia that looks quite robotic. A similar theme is followed by the FZ25 with a projector LED with sleek DRLs atop. While a majority of the design of the Apache RTR 200 4V has remained unchanged, it recently received a revised headlamp setup that adds a pinch of freshness. 

Bajaj Pulsar N250 Instrument Cluster

Features

The most advanced motorcycle in terms of technology is the Apache. It gets a Bluetooth-enabled console with turn-by-turn navigation and communication (call and SMS) alerts. It also shows a lot of race-oriented data. What’s more, there are three riding modes – Sport, Urban and Rain which is a first-in-class feat. It also incorporates adjustable levers and GTT (glide through technology). 

Bajaj Pulsar N250 Instrument Cluster

The Pulsar N250 doesn’t get any of the aforementioned goodies. Even the console is a semi-digital one that shows the basic data. However, the Pulsar gets a USB charger as standard which isn’t available in either of its contenders. The FZ25 and Pulsar come equipped with full-LED lighting while the Apache misses out on LED turn indicators. 

Bajaj Pulsar N250 action

Engine

Leading the pack in this department is the Bajaj Pulsar N250. Its 249.07cc, oil-cooled engine produces 24.1bhp and 21.5Nm. While the FZ25 and Apache RTR 200 4V make nearly the same 20.5bhp of power, the torque output of the former is higher at 20.1Nm than the latter’s 17.25Nm. A five-speed gearbox is common in all bikes but only the Apache and the Pulsar get a slipper clutch. 

Bajaj Pulsar N250 action

Cycle parts

Components like telescopic forks, a monoshock, and disc brakes at both ends are the same in all products. However, it’s the Apache 200 that stands out with the presence of preload adjustability in its Showa front forks. Even the tyres of the Apache are slightly better Radials than the conventional rubbers of the other two motorcycles. Coming to the kerb weight, the Apache and FZ weigh nearly the same at 153kg while the Pulsar 250 is the heaviest at 162kg. 

Bajaj Pulsar N250 action

Price

The top-end variant of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V with riding modes and dual-channel ABS costs Rs 1,38,890. Whereas, the entry-level model with a single ABS (without riding modes) is pegged at Rs 1,27,065. As for the Yamaha FZ25, it comes in a standard and an S trim which are priced at Rs 1,36,800 and Rs 1,41,300, respectively. As for the Bajaj Pulsar N250, it comes in a single variant with a price tag of Rs 1,37,997. 

(All prices are ex-showroom)

Bajaj Pulsar N250

Bajaj Pulsar N250

  • Displacement249.07 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)24.1 bhp
  • Kerb Weight162 kg
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,38,451

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