Bajaj Pulsar 180F Vs Yamaha Fazer 15 Vs Suzuki Gixxer SF Vs TVS Apache RTR 180 – Specification Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar 180F Vs Yamaha Fazer 15 Vs Suzuki Gixxer SF Vs TVS Apache RTR 180 – Specification Comparison

Bajaj has updated the Pulsar 180 range with the introduction of the 180F model which is similar to its elder sibling the 220F and it now retails at Rs 86,500 (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai). With this there is a new contender with a fairing in the entry level segment. Hence we get to you the on paper comparison of the newly launched Pulsar 180F with the Yamaha Fazer, Suzuki Gixxer SF and the Apache RTR 180.

Design:

Looking at the Pulsar 180F, it clearly resembles the Pulsar 220f in terms of design styling. In addition to this it also gets matte paint scheme. As the fairing is the same from the 220F it gets the vertically stacked headlight unit upfront. Just like the Pulsar 180F, even the Yamaha Fazer gets a half fairing and it is the only bike which gets a twin headlight setup. The fuel tank is neatly sculpted given it a macho feel and finish. Amongst all its rivals, the Suzuki gixxer is the only bike that gets a full fairing but it only gets a single headlamp setup. The overall stylig of the bike is very sporty with the sculpted fuel tank and the twin barrel exhaust. On the other hand, the Apache RTR 180 just get a tank cowl and is the only naked bike in the comparison. Just like the 180F the overall styling of the bike doesn’t get much changes.

2019 Bajaj Pulsar 180F
2019 Bajaj Pulsar 180F is also without ABS

Features and Equipment:
In terms of features, just like the standard Pulsar 180, the 180F gets the analogue-digital instrument cluster and just like every other Pulsar bike it gets black lighted buttons. As of now, Bajaj hasnt launched the Pulsar 180F with an ABS unit, now it will retail without it but after March 2019 according to the mandatory rules Bajaj will bring in an ABS unit. On the other hand, Yamaha provides an all digital instrument cluster for the Fazer but it misses out on a gear shift indicator. In comparison with the previous model, it also gets a split seat up.

TVS Apache RTR 180 Race Edition

Suzuki also equips the Gixxer SF with an all digital instrument cluster and it is the only model in the comparison to get a gear shift indicator as well. In addition to this, it also get ABS as an option to choose from. TVS was the first motorcycle company in the Indian market to launch ABS in the entry level segment and with this just like before, the Apache RTR 180 does get an ABS unit which is switchable. In addition to this, it gets a similar digital-analogue instrument cluster like the 220F and the tail light is also LED like the one on the Gixxer SF.

Yamaha Fazer V Bajaj Pulsar 180F V Suzuki Gixxer SF V TVS Apache RTR 180

Suspension and Brakes:

Suspension duties on the Pulsar 180F are taken car by telescopic forks at the front which also gets anti friction bush, whereas on the rear it comes equipped with a five-way adjustable Nitrox twin shock absorber setup. The Pulsar 180F is taken to a halt by the twin disc setup with a 260mm single disc at the front and the rear wheel gets a 230mm disc. As mentioned above, Bajaj will be bringing in the ABS unit after March 2019. Yamaha has equipped the Fazer with a Telescopic fork at the front and a mono shock absorber at the rear. Braking is taken care by a 242mm disc at the front but at the rear it gets a drum brake unit. Just like the Fazer, even the Gixxer SF comes equipped with a telescopic fork at the front and the rear it gets a mono shock suspension unit. Braking is taken care by a 266mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. TVS has provided the Apache RTR 180 with a Telescopic fork at the front while on the rear they have provided a pair of inverted Gas filled shock absorber. The braking system consists of a 270mm front disc and a 200mm rear disc and it also gets ABS unit.

Yamaha Fazer V Bajaj Pulsar 180F V Suzuki Gixxer SF V TVS Apache RTR 180

Powertrain:

Powering the Bajaj Pulsar 180F with the similar engine that used to power the standard Pulsar 180. The powertrain is a 178cc air cooled, single cylinder petrol unit which is powered by Bajaj’s DTSi technology and it is coupled with a five speed. This mill churns out 17 bhp of power at 8500 rpm and 14Nm of twist at 6500 rpm. Yamaha powers the Fazer with a 149cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, fuel injected petrol engine that is matted with a five speed gearbox. This powertrain generates 12.9bhp of power and 12.8Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Gixxer SF comes both with a carburetor and fuel injected 154.9cc single cylinder engine. Both the engine option produce the same power output but the fuel injected engine has better refinement- 14.6 bhp of power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of twist at 6,000 rpm. Whereas, TVS powers the Apache RTR 180 with a 177.4 cc single cylinder petrol engine that produces 17.3 bhp of power at 8,500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

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