Bajaj Pulsar RS200 vs KTM Duke 250 Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 vs KTM Duke 250

KTM 250 Duke Price starts at Rs. 1.81 lakh which is Rs. 38,701 costlier than Bajaj Pulsar RS200 priced at Rs. 1.42 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is 35 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for KTM 250 Duke is 35.7 kmpl. In technical specifications, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is powered by 199.5 cc engine where as KTM 250 Duke is powered by 248.8 cc engine. Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is available in 7 different colours while KTM 250 Duke comes with 1 colours. 54% users have chosen Bajaj Pulsar RS200 over KTM 250 Duke in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Bajaj Pulsar RS200 vs KTM 250 Duke on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Valve, Triple Spark, DTS-i Engine, liquid Cooled 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 199.5 cc 248.8 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 24.5 PS @ 9750 rpm 29.91 PS @ 9000 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 61.1 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Engine Immobilizer
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 6 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type
0-60 kmph (sec) 3.51s
Quarter Mile 16.45s@124.97 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) 2.90s, 19.98mm
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph) 3.62s, 33.95mm
Braking (100-0 kmph) 4.05s, 51.38mm
Mileage (City) 35.66 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 41 kmpl
Mileage (Overall) 32 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 35 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 8.49s
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h 2.90s, 19.98mm
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front Telescopic With Anti Friction Bush WP upside-down
Chassis Perimeter Frame Steel Split Trellis Frame, Powder Coated
Suspension-Rear Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber with Canister WP monoshock
Tyre Size Front :-100/80-17, Rear :-130/70-17 Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
Wheel Size Front :-17 inch, Rear :-17 inch Front :-17 inch, Rear :-17 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 25 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight 146 kg
Length*Width*Height 1999*765*1114
Wheelbase(mm) 1345 mm 1357
Length 1999 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 157 mm 185 mm
Height 1114 mm
Seat Height 800 mm 830 mm
Width 765 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13 L 13.4 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 230 mm 230 mm
Battery Type DC MF
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp LED LED
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Single Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Bikes Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Digital Digital
Handle Type
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes Yes
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator Yes Yes
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights Dual Projector
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Console Analogue and Digital Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Digital Digital
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity No No
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years) 2
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 24000

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Q. I am planning to buy a bike and I am confused to buy RS 200 or KTM Duke 250, which one should I buy for long drives and daily use?
  • For long drive and daily use i recommend you to buy RS 200....since i m using it for 3 years..i m very satisfied with riding experiance..milage..stability..control over riding..and sitting possition..and RS 200 is very low maintenence bike as compare to duke..but if want to go for looks you should buy duke 250
  • Go for RS 200 BUT Have a good budget then select ktm duke 250 for more power
  • RS 200 performance with mileage and RC 200 equivalent performance without mileage
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Q. Which is best pulsar ns200 or rs200?
  • The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is a comfortable city bike with plenty of grunt and agility for a quick race off the traffic lights and to tackle some twisties as well. But the engine feels too strained out on the highway. Also, ergonomically, with the high-set footpegs it’s a tight spot for someone taller than 5 feet 10 inches. Even the brakes fail to inspire confidence under hard braking. Luckily though, TVS does offer ABS as an option. But then, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 also gets ABS, a single-channel unit. Apart from that, the Bajaj is also a more well rounded motorcycle that does everything just right. The ride quality too is better on the Bajaj. So, if your daily riding consists more of city commutes, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is the way to go. But if you are looking to ride your bike out on the highway as well, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is a more potent tool to opt for.
  • The Pulsar RS200 has proved to be a masterstroke for the Chakan-based manufacturer. It is a well-rounded package with a good balance of performance and handling without compromising on comfort. What sweetens the deal further is the added safety net of ABS, the fresh design update, and the competitive pricing. On the other hand, Pulsar NS200 comes across as a well-rounded package that can efficiently take on almost every kind of task required. Be it charging into corners, riding flat out on highways or manage daily chores with ease, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 makes a strong case for itself. It offers good grunt, stopping power and well-balanced ergonomics which makes it an all-rounder. Click on the link to compare them: https://bit.ly/2zT6uqV
  • RS 200 makes very high frequency vibration but it looks super. RS 200's engine is better than NS200 . I'm don't recommend to buy NS or RS. If your budget is low than you can buy it. I'm recommend to buy Duke 200 or Dominar 400 Both are best for tour and very comfortable. Upgrade your budget up-to 2lacks and buy DUKE 200 or DOMINAR 400
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Q. Which is better Duke 250 & Ktm rc 200?
  • The RC 200 has set the bar quite high for the entry-level sports bike segment. The committed ergonomics might not be everyone’s cup of tea but if you are looking for cornering dynamics with an added dose of power but are on a budget, your search ends here. Whereas, KTM 200 Duke has been the benchmark bike of its segment and still remains so. If you’re looking for a bike that offers great acceleration, loves to corner and has a hooligan nature, the 200 Duke is the bike for you and a great option for someone entering the world of performance bikes. The only grouse we have with the KTM 200 Duke is its super stiff ride quality and the fact that ABS isn’t offered even as an option.
  • Bro the answer to your question is two foldIf you want superb style with committed race ergonomics go for the rc but remember that a pillion on the rc is not too comfortable so if like me u take girls or as in my case a girlfriend on your bike daily the duke 250 is perfect for you as it has both an awesome design as well as comfortable ergonomics which girls do not complain a lot about .So long story short if u have an girlfriend go for the duke 250 trust me u will thank me later or if you are into racing and supermoto style definitely go for the rc 200 also the cooling is far better on the duke 250than on the rc 200 Good luck with your bike ride safe and wear a helmet
  • Ever since its debut, the KTM 200 Duke has been the benchmark bike of its segment and still remains so. If you’re looking for a bike that offers great acceleration, loves to corner and has a hooligan nature, the 200 Duke is the bike for you and a great option for someone entering the world of performance bikes. The only grouse we have with the KTM 200 Duke is its super stiff ride quality and the fact that ABS isn’t offered even as an option. On the other hand, the 2017 KTM 250 Duke is for someone who finds the new 390 Duke too expensive. It gets modern styling, powerful motor and top-spec cycle parts but the lack of ABS even as an option is disappointing.
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