Nowadays one of the most sought after commute mediums is two-wheelers as they provide a smoother, quicker and easier way of travel as compared to the four-wheeler as the traffic in India is not one to take pride in neither does the bad conditioned roads help in improving this in case. So this gives rise to the mid-range segment of two-wheelers consisting of the 200-250cc bikes as they are quite compliant in their performance and are nowadays getting quite fuel-efficient too. The lucrative bike E.M.I offers being offered by the finance sector are of great help to the people who want to be the owner of one of these powerhouse performers. Currently, two of the best selling models are KTM Duke 200 and Bajaj Pulsar 220F. Today we are going to compare these on specific features, like performance, appearance, styling, comfort, and convenience.
The KTM Duke 200 can achieve a top speed of 138kmph while its counterpart can achieve 134kmph. The Duke can race from-to 60kmph in a mere 3.30sec while to do the same Pulsar can take up to 4.10sec. When we are comparing performance then the mileage is one factor which can never be missed out on. So talking about mileage these bikes push the bar to a notch higher by performing consistently on both city and highway roads, rated with a range of 30-40kmpl on the Pulsar 220F and a rating of 30-35kmpl on Duke 200. The Duke has a smaller fuel tank capacity of 10.2L and reserve storage of 2.5L while Pulsar, on the other hand, has an upper hand in this factor with a fuel tank capacity of 15.0L and can hold up to 3.2L in reserve.
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Both the bikes come neck to neck in this segment which is impressive as the makers haven’t compromised on the comfort factor in providing the sporty look. These bikes come laced with every standard feature like Electric Start, Pillion Footrest, Pass Light, Step-up Seat, Pillion Grabrail, Engine Kill Switch are a few to name. Duke being a naked model bike is the lighter and compacter of the two as it’s a 148kg bike as compared to Pulsar’s 155kg.
The Duke comes laced with 199.5cc, a single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with 4 valves per cylinder. It comes with a fuel injection system engine which can provide a better and efficiently working engine. It can provide max power of 25bhp @10000rpm and a max torque of 19.2Nm @8000rpm. Talking about the gearbox, it comes with a 6-speed transmission gearbox with wet multi-disc clutch which is manually actuated. Now moving onto Pulsar 220F it runs on a 220.0cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine with two valves per cylinder. It runs on a slightly aged system as it sports a carburettor system engine. The Pulsar can achieve a max power of 20.93bhp @8500rpm and a max torque of 18.55 @7000rpm. It’s running on a 5-speed transmission gearbox with wet multi-plate clutch system.
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Pulsar 220F ABS is the talk of the town with its attractive paint scheme and dark themed components. It is even just a few kph behind the mighty RS200 in terms of top speed. The updated model brings freshness to its already exciting design through the new changes. The bike produces 20.93 HP and 18.55 Nm of torque from its oil-cooled engine. The Bajaj Pulsar 220F ABS version is priced at INR 1,06,528* in India(Ex-Showroom price) while the KTM Duke 200 is priced at INR 1,52,000* in India(Ex-Showroom price). If someone wants to move up the price range then they should completely check out KTM Duke 390 vs KTM RC 390.Apply for Loan Calculate Your EMI