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BS6 Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 VS Yamaha R15 v3 2020 – Which bike would you prefer most?

Rs200 vs R15 v3

Pulsar RS 200 VS R15 v3 2020 – Battle between two Powerful machines!!

Here is the comparison between two aggressive machines in their price segment and provide the most value for money performance and features: The Pulsar RS 200 VS R15 v3 bs6 2020. Bajaj has started it’s good times with the pulsar series bikes. The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is also one of them. Motorcycle has become one of the reasons for its success. The Yamaha R15 V3 is also one of those kinds of Bike for the company Yamaha.

Yamaha r15 v3 bs6
Yamaha R15 v3 bs6
Pulsar RS200 BS6 2020
Pulsar RS200 BS6 2020

Both are amazing, and favorite among Indian youngsters. So over the time, Pulsar RS 200 got some minor changes while the Yamaha R15 V3 got a proper face-lift in the year 2017. And now, both the bikes got a BS6 update with some modifications. So let’s find out which Bike is for whom. Because we can’t declare the winner as both bikes belong to different purposes. Let’s find out the best Bike among bs6 R15 VS RS 200 according to your usage.

CHANGES IN BS6 UPDATE (Bs6 R15 VS RS 200):

BAJAJ PULSAR RS 200:

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 BS6 2020 black
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 BS6 2020 Black

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 has always been a fantastic motorcycle for touring & Sportier performance, and also it is one the favorite Bike among the youngsters. So as a BS6 update, RS 200 doesn’t get any significant changes except BS6 updated engine, some price hike (3,033), increase in 0.2 nm of torque, 2kg jump in the total kerb weight and gets Dual-Channel ABS as Standard.

YAMAHA R15 V3:

Yamaha R15 v3 BS6 Blue
Yamaha R15 v3 BS6 Blue

Unlike the Bajaj’s premium faired bike RS 200, the Yamaha R15 V3 has got some new features as a BS6 update.

CHANGES:

  • DUAL HORN SET-UP
  • RADIAL REAR TYRE FOR SUPERIOR GRIP
  • SIDE STAND ENGINE CUT-OFF
  • NEW GRAPHICS IN RACING BLUE AND THUNDER GREY COLOR OPTIONS
  • SLIGHT DECREASE IN POWER
  • MINOR PRICE HIKE

ENGINE, COMFORT OF BS6 R15 VS RS200:

YAMAHA R15 v3 engine
Yamaha R15 v3 Engine

So engine wise the Yamaha R15 V3 comes with 155cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine. And that engine produces 18.6 bhp of maximum power and 14.1 nm of maximum torque with a kerb weight of 142 kg, which makes it easier to filter through the plentiful traffic of India.

Bajaj Pulsar Rs200 Engine
BAJAJ PULSAR RS200 ENGINE

So, on-paper, the Bajaj RS 200 is way more powerful than the Yamaha R15 V3. The Bajaj RS 200 powered by a 199.5 cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine. That engine is responsible for producing 24.5 bhp of power and 18.7 nm of torque with a kerb weight of 166 kg.

COMFORT OF BS6 R15 VS RS 200:

PULSAR RS200 BS6
PULSAR RS200 BS6

But in real-life scenarios, things change a little bit. The Pulsar RS 200 might be faster off the line. But in top-end, both bikes perform very similarly. Yes, the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is faster, but the R15 V3 is superior in corners than the RS 200, thanks to its committed riding posture. And that makes it rocket of a bike in the track where the RS 200 just can’t match the handling and performance of the R15 V3.

But in terms of touring, the Bajaj RS 200 just smokes the R15 V3 because of its comfortable riding posture. Unlike the R15 V3, the Pulsar provides more comfort, more relaxed riding posture than the Yamaha R15 V3. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t tour on the R15 V3. If you have balls, then you can even travel on the KTM RC series bikes, which have more committed riding posture than the Yamaha R15 V3.

Yamaha R15 v3 bs6
Yamaha R15 v3 Bs6

Some Specification:

YAMAHA R15 V3 BAJAJ RS 200
FRONT TYRE 100/80-17M/C 52P 100/80-17 52 P
REAR TYRE 140/70-17M/C 66H 130/70-17 62 P
SEAT HEIGHT 815 mm 810 mm
FRONT BRAKE 282 mm 300 mm
REAR BRAKE 220 mm 230 mm

 

On-paper, the R15 V3 has better tyres that means better handling and confidence-inspiring while cornering. But in terms of brakes, the Pulsar RS 200 has better brakes than the R15 V3. The seating comfort on the RS 200 is more suitable for short and long rides.

If you concern about both mileage and performance, then you should go for the Yamaha R15 V3. Some people also got a mileage of 55+ in highway conditions and 45+ in city roads. The RS 200 is not as good as the R15 V3 in-terms of both mileage and reliability. The R15 V3 is way more refined than the RS 200. Most of the owners of RS 200 keep complaining about its problem in the chain. And also, it is not as refined as the Yamaha R15 V3.

Pulsar RS200 bs6 2020
Pulsar RS200 Bs6 2020 Blue

Both bikes are amazing. Choose the Bike according to your usage.

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