Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 Vs KTM Duke 250 - Know Which is The Best Bike

A bike is the most accessible means of commuting in India. Many people prefer using bikes in these days of the pandemic, people prefer using bikes, instead of commuting via buses, trains, or taxis.

Moreover, bikes are cheaper and consume less fuel than four-wheelers. Many motorcycles have better gas mileage than cars and trucks. Using a bike can solve the problem of parking, as it requires hugely less space than a car.

There are some specific factors to consider while buying a bike, like a bike’s appearance, mileage, engine, cost, suspension, brakes, fuel tank, etc. Two bikes, namely Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and KTM Duke 250, are the most desired ones and offer extraordinary features.

In this article, we shall see the features and specifications of both these bikes.

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 Vs KTM Duke 250


1. Bajaj Pulsar RS 200


A flagship model in the Pulsar family of Bajaj is Bajaj Pulsar RS 200. Pulsar RS 200 is designed for mild touring, as it does not have an aggressive riding stance. To give a sporty character to this model, RS 200’s powerplant is designed in such a way that it provides higher performance than Pulsar NS 200.

Pulsar RS 200 comprises a four-valve, liquid-cooled, and fuel-injected motor that produces 24.2 bhp power at 9750 rpm and 18.7 Nm torque at 8000 rpm. It has a six-speed gearbox that makes a maximum speed of 140.8 kmph.

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The engine present in the RS 200 offers a displacement of 199.5 cc and a mileage of 35 kmpl. The capacity of the fuel tank is approximately 13 litres, and the bike weighs 166 kg.

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is available at a starting price of INR 1.5 lakhs. It has only one variant and comes in three different colours - Metallic Pearl White, Burnt Red, and Pewter Grey.

2. KTM Duke 250


One of the most desired and fully equipped sportbikes is KTM Duke 250. This bike has a BS6 compliant engine that offers a displacement of 248.76 cc, which is extremely high. The engine produces a torque of 24 NM at 7500 pm and a power of 29.6 bhp at 9000 rpm.

An anti-locking braking system is available in KTM Duke 250 with rear and front brakes. The fuel tank capacity of this bike is 13.5 litres, and the total weight is approximately 169 kg.

The mileage offered by KTM Duke 250 is 30 kmpl, relatively lower than Pulsar RS 200. It is designed with top-notch parts, like ByBre brakes and WP-sourced suspension setup.

The starting price of KTM Duke 250 is INR 2.2 lakhs. It comes in two colours - Silver Metallic and Dar Galvano and is available in only one variant.

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 VS KTM Duke 250 - Differences At A Glance

Parameters Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 KTM Duke 250
Displacement 199.5 cc 248.76 cc
Power 24.2 bhp 29.6 bhp
Torque 18.7 Nm 24 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres 13.5 litres
Mileage 35 kmpl 30 kmpl
Kerb Weight 166 kg 169 kg
Colours Metallic Pearl White, Burnt Red, and Pewter Grey Silver Metallic and Dar Galvano
Price Starting at INR 1.5 lakhs Starting at INR 2.2 lakhs
Additional Read: Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Vs KTM Duke 200 - Comparision



You can opt for a Two wheeler loan to buy any of the above-mentioned bikes. The above table can offer a brief idea about the specification of Pulsar RS 200 and KTM Duke 250.

You can choose either one as both provide outstanding speed and mileage. They are feature-filled and provide a classy and athletic feel. With Bajaj Auto Finance’s two-wheeler loan, buying any Bajaj or Pulsar bike has become more accessible.

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