Hero XPulse 200 vs Yamaha R15 V3

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Price starts at Rs. 1.57 Lakh which is Rs. 34,450 costlier than base model of Hero XPulse 200 priced at Rs. 1.23 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Hero XPulse 200 is 49 kmpl whereas the mileage of Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is 48.8 kmpl. In technical specifications, Hero XPulse 200 is powered by 199.6 cc engine , while Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is powered by 155 cc engine. Hero XPulse 200 is available in 8 different colours while Yamaha YZF R15 V3 comes with 4 colours. 62% users have chosen Hero Moto Corp XPulse 200 over Yamaha YZF R15 V3 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Hero XPulse 200 vs Yamaha R15 V3 Comparison

Key Highlights XPulse 200 YZF R15 V3
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.23 Lakh Rs. 1.57 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 199.6 cc 155 cc
Power 18.08 PS @ 8500 rpm 18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
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Hero XPulse 200 vs Yamaha R15 V3 Summary

Basic Info XPulse 200 STDYZF R15 V3 S
Brand Hero Moto Corp Yamaha
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.23 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.57 Lakh View On Road Price
(394 Ratings)
(4589 Ratings)
Engine Type Oil cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Valve Single cylinder OHC Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Max Power 18.08 PS @ 8500 rpm 18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
XPulse 200 Colors
YZF R15 V3 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
ABS Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 9,703 XPulse 200 Insurance Rs. 9,688 YZF R15 V3 Insurance

Engine Type
Oil cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Valve Single cylinder OHC
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Engine Displacement
199.6 cc
155 cc
Max Power
18.08 PS @ 8500 rpm
18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque
16.45 Nm @ 6500 rpm
14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Emission Type
66.5 mm
58 mm
57.5 mm
58.7 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Digital DC CDI Ignition System
TCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Quarter Mile
18.92sec @ 107.87kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
49.01 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
42.37 kmpl
Top Speed
110.82 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h

Telescopic (37 mm Dia) with Double DU Bush (190 mm Stroke)
Telescopic fork with 41.0 mm diameter
Tubular Diamond
10 step Rider-adjustable Monoshock
Monocross (link suspension)

Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/80-18
Front :-100/80-17 Rear :-140/70-17
Wheel Size
Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

2222*850*1258 mm^3
1990*725*1135 mm^3
1410 mm
1325 mm
2222 mm
1990 mm
Ground Clearance
220 mm
170 mm
850 mm
725 mm
Fuel Capacity
13 Liters
11 Liters
Kerb Weight
157 Kg
142 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
276 mm
282 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
220 mm
220 mm

LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Single Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Adventure Tourer Bikes
Sports Bikes
Body Graphics
Kick and Self Start
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Oil Cooled
Liquid Cooled
Mobile Connectivity

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Hero XPulse 200

  • Light and easy to handle
  • Extremely capable at off-roading
  • A great city slicker
  • Most affordable adventure motorcycle in India.

Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • Perfect track tool for those who are beginning sport riding.Variable Valve Actuation makes the R15 a lot more usable in everyday situations.Rear radial tyre is standard and you get the option to fit grippy Metzeler rubber.

Hero XPulse 200

  • Engine runs out of breath fairly quickly
  • Poor NVH levels
  • Needs handlebar risers for better riding ergos while standing up.

Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • Riding posture is on the committed side.Build quality and fit and finish levels have dipped massively.LED headlight fails to light up the road.

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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Suggest me a bike under 1.5 lakh I am 6 feet and I am collage boy.
  • No bikes for you for the college...start with any 125cc first....for weekend little stretch r15 v3...faily commute to college Fz 150...if you need style and girlfriend and get spoiled R15v3 or gixxer 150. Go in a bus bro...study well ..we can take super bikes later...because we love you
  • Honda hornet/honda xblade/ honda unicorn/Hero xtreme 200s/ Pulsar150/ pulsar220/ ns 160/ns200/apache1604v/apache 200 4v/RE std 350/xpulse 200/yamaha fzsv3...all under 1.5L on road and suits tall persons...my personal choice would be RE 350Std and pulsar 220 big bike feel...
  • Bro close your eyes and go for R15 V3 Best performance with best mileage and low maintenance...and even it's looks are also amazing
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Q. Can I use R15 V3. 0 for long rides, 500 kms around without discomfort? If not which bike in this price range is better?
  • I have ridden my beast more than 500km also with pilion rider for example from Delhi to Shimla, Delhi To Jaipur, Jodhpur Via Agra, Also Udaipur Ajmer, Delhi To Dehradun, Haridwar Even my highest tour Delhi to Jaisalmer & Delhi to Ahmedabad, so far I didn't find any discomfort but yeah all you have to keep in mind about chain l**e oil it after 500-1000km constant travel for best results also the tyre pressure.
  • Yes u can go 500 kms around without discomfort by staying 30 minutes for every 100 to 120 Km On average i have a great experience go 1000 Km, height is below 5'9 - 5.5 its preferably otherwise it will be uncomfortable for long ride.
  • I have rode ,the beast to kanyakumari .. from mumbai .. the first day was bad but the next day day i rode like nearly 800km woth out any discomfort
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Q. Will R15 V3 get USD forks in India? If yes, when it may get? Is it right time to buy R15 V3 BSVI now or wait for the USD forks version?
  • R15 V3 with USD FORKS in INDIA !!! Are you dreaming with open eyes ??? Hahahahahahahaha.... FORGET IT BOSS !!!I have been waiting for the same for the last 3.5 years and have written to YAMAHA about the same but they respond with their typical ROBOTIC COPY PASTE REPLY that WE HAVE NO IDEA. They behave as if they are working at NASA.L M F A O !!!Bro, listen, YAMAHA will NEVER launch USD FORKS with its R15 series whether it is V2, V3 or V4 (somewhere 15 years later on MARS).You should thank to God that Yamaha gave R15 V3 to India after two years of its actual launch date across the planet.MANDIR me BOONDI KE LADDU CHADHAAO BHAI aur shukr manaao ki YAMAHA NE R15 V3 DE TO DI INDIA ME varna MUJHE TO USKI BHI UMMEED NAHI THI. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.That too after REMOVING & CHANGING a lot of things from its actual version on the name of COST CUTTING (Such a beggar company) like:1. Hazard Switch2. Alloy Rear Foot Pegs3. Key & Ignition Switch4. Speedometer5. Exhaust System6. Telescopic Front Forks (V2)7. Mudguard (V2) and8. COLORS too.Think, YAMAHA DID NOT EVEN GIVE US INTERNATIONAL COLORS !!!WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THEM???THEY CHANGED THE COLORS FOR INDIA BUT THEY NEVER GAVE INTERNATIONAL COLORS TO US.THEY LAUNCHED DIFFERENT COLORS IN INDIA.ARE WE INDIAN ALIENS FOR YAMAHA??? SURPRISINGLY, YAMAHA gave the R15 V3s most wanted INDONESIAN VERSION to BANGLADESH but NOT TO INDIA because whenever they think about India, their thinking change. THEY FEEL AS IF WE ARE BEGGARS.AREY BHAI, USD FORKS KITNA MEHENGA HAI BHAI??? LOL !!!Life is not so long to wait for 3 years and that too ONLY for USD FORKS.TRUST ME, YAMAHA WILL NEVER GIVE USD FORKS TO INDIANS BECAUSE IF THEY DO IT, THEY WILL BE BANKRUPT. YAMAHA KANGAAL HO JAAYEGI BHAI. MAAF KARDO YAMAHA KO. BOHOT GAREEB COMPANY HAI BHAI. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.L M F A OYAMAHA MOTOR INDIA, SHAME ON YOU !!!WRAP UP YOUR BUSINESS AND GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY. WE do not WANT YOUR KIND OF POOR PEOPLE ON OUR LAND. GO BACK TO JAPAN.Other companies are giving USD FORKS to India but YAMAHA is not giving. Why? Actually they can not afford. They are born beggars you see!!
  • If you guys need Upside down, I know a guy in Indonesia, he can ship. But it will be expensive. Costed me around 60K inr with shipping and all. (Triple tree, clip on and forks)
  • Yes im waiting for r15 v3 USD Forks version
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