Yamaha MT-15 Vs Duke 200 Vs Pulsar 200 NS Vs Apache 200 4V – Specification Comparison tells you what you should expect when it comes to number talk
Some days ago, Yamaha launched the new MT-15 street fighter in the Indian market at Rs 1.36 lakh. It is powered with the same 155cc, single cylinder fuel injected motor that also powers the R15 V3. In terms of pricing the MT-15 falls into the bracket in which we have the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the KTM Duke 200. So lets have a look at the detailed on paper comparison between them and see how the Yamaha MT-15 competes.
The Yamaha MT-15 gets the shortest wheelbase of all which measures 1335 mm whereas the KTM Duke 200 gets longest wheelbase measuring 1367 mm. As the MT-15 is the only bike in the comparison which is powered with a 150cc engine it is the lightest of all as it weighs 138 kgs, hence making it more agile for riding it within the city. But if youre going out for a long run, it could be a slight problem for the MT-15 as it gets a smaller fuel tank that can hold upto 10 litres of fuel.
Although, Yamaha powers the MT-15 with a 155cc, single cylinder, fuel injected motor the power outputs comes very close to the contenders in the 200cc segment. This mill can generate 19.3 horsepower and 14.7 Nm of twist and it comes matted with a six speed gearbox. Just near its power figures is the one from the Apache 200 4V, this bike from TVS is powered with a 200 cc engine and is the only bike to be oil-cooled unlike others which gets liquid cooled technology. Its motor can produce 21 horsepower and 18.1 Nm of torque and it is the only bike to be coupled with a five speed gearbox.
Suspension and Brakes:
In this comparison, the TVS Apache 200 4V is the only bike to be equipped with a dual channel ABS unit. Whereas the rest of the bikes just come with a single channel ABS unit. On the other hand, the KTM Duke 200 is the only one of the competition to be offered with an upside down fork at the front, whereas all the other bikes come with a telescopic fork at the front. At the rear all the bikes get monoshock suspension units.
In terms of the pricing, the Yamaha MT-15 retails at Rs 1.36 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai) which is much higher in terms of the TVS Apache 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS which is sold at Rs 1 lakh and Rs 1.11 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai) respectively.
The pricing on the Yamaha MT-15 is higher in terms for a 150cc segment bike. Also while comparing it with the 200cc rivals, the power output is lucrative. But the other street naked bikes in the comparison have better potential and gives the MT-15 a run for its money.