Bajaj Pulsar F250 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Specifications Comparison

Akash Vashisth
Akash Vashisth
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Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is the only fully faired sports bike form the house of Bajaj and it is highly popular among the youth. It is priced in the range of R15 but offer more performance for price that you pay for it. On the other hand, the Pune based company also launched highest capacity semi-faired Pulsar 250 in the Indian market to replace the aging Pulsar 220F.

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In this post we’ll be doing Bajaj Pulsar F250 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 specifications comparison. We will understand the positioning of both these bikes and the advantages and disadvantages of them as well. What is good in them and which bike is made for what type of rider. The specifications such as engine, mileage, performance, chassis and features will be covered along with the value study for providing you a brief understanding of the bikes in this comparison.

Bajaj Pulsar F250 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Overview

Bajaj Pulsar F250 is the latest bike from Bajaj and it is here to replace the aging Pulsar 220F sports commuter bike from company’s line-up. This new machine is the highest capacity Pulsar to have ever launch in the country. As the name implies, its engine capacity is 250cc and it is designed to offer maximum torque right from the low engine speed. This helps in tackling the city traffic with ease and allow the riders to avoiding shifting many gears that further helps in preventing the use of clutch.

Since, Pulsar F250 is designed to replace the legendary Pulsar 220F sports bike, the F250 has to offer more performance and better acceleration than the outgoing bike. In terms of features, we get to know that the new generation bike is a more feature-rich one and comes with better hardware as well. However, the main question is, how fair this bike will go against the well-established Pulsar RS 200 sports bike?

Coming to the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, it is the only fully-faired bike from Bajaj as of now and is also the fastest Pulsar model at present. Unlike the F250, the RS 200 is more advanced Pulsar with modern and technologically advanced engine and chassis. However, all these features come at a price which makes the real deal of which motorcycle among these two, offer better value.

The RS 200 is more of a fun bike for the young riders that needs to flaunt the style before anything. It is a great performer at this price range and more value for money when compared to other bikes in the sports bike category. Let’s see among the Pulsar F250 and the Pulsar RS 200, which bike turns out to be ideal for you.

Bajaj Pulsar F250 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Variants and Price

Starting with the prices, the Bajaj Pulsar F250 has been priced at Rs 1.40 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi. It is the introductory price as of now and it is expected to be increased in the near future. Coming to the price of the Pulsar RS 200, the bike carries a price tag of Rs 1,63,168 ex-showroom New Delhi.

Bajaj Pulsar F250Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
Ex-Showroom Price₹ 1,40,000₹ 1,63,168

It is clear that the Pulsar RS 200 is far more expensive and the new generation Pulsar N250 and this difference is not small at Rs 23,000 on the showroom price. Speaking about the on-road price, this price difference is going to increase between the bikes as higher priced bikes attracts more tax.

We’ll learn more about the value of both the bikes lower in the post and understand which one is a more value for money motorcycle to buy in this price range. Let’s move on to the next section which is nothing but the powertrain.

Bajaj Pulsar F250 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Engine and Performance

Moving on to the engine section, the Pulsar F250 is powered by a newly developed 249.07 cc, air and oil-cooled, 2-valve SOHC, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, four-stroke engine. This powertrain has been tuned to produce a maximum power of 24.1 bhp at 8750 rpm and peak twisting force of 21.5 Nm at 6500 rpm. It has been paired with a 5-speed gearbox and offer decent gear ratios for city as well as highway use.

The coupling between the engine and the gearbox is handled by an assist and slipper clutch which allows the riders to aggressively down-shift without matching the engine revs. Coming to the performance, the F250 does 0 to 100 kmph acceleration in just 10 seconds with a top speed of between 135 to 140 kmph. Since it is developed to be a sports tourer for the masses, the Pulsar F250 can be easily ridden at 100 kmph cruising speed to munch the miles.

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, on the other hand, is powered by a more advanced liquid-cooled, 4-valve SOHC, single-cylinder, 199.5cc, fuel-injected, four-stroke engine. This mill cranks out 24.13 bhp of power at 9750 rpm and 18.5 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm. To send all this power to the rear wheel, a regular wet multi-plate clutch is attached between the engine and the 6-speed gearbox.

Bajaj Pulsar F250Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
Engine249.07 cc199.5 cc
CoolingAir/Oil-CooledLiquid-Cooled
Valve Train2 valves4 valves
Max Power24.1 bhp @ 8,750 rpm24.13 bhp @ 9,750 rpm
Max Torque21.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm18.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed6-Speed
Power to Weight Ratio146.95 bhp/ton145.36 bhp/ton

As you can see, the RS 200 manages to make all its torque high up the rev range, a 6-speed gearbox is used for better torque spread between the gears. RS accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in around 11 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 141 kmph which makes it the fastest Pulsar in production as of now.

The difference in performance is clear between the two bikes, the F250 is a quicker bike because of 3 Nm more torque and RS turns out to have higher top speed because of high-revving engine and a taller final drive ratio.

The power to weight ratio of the Pulsar F250 is 146.95 bhp per ton while for RS 200, it is a tad lower at 145.36 bhp per ton. The only difference here is the difference is the 2 kilos of kerb weight and the gear ratios which provides slightly higher top speed no the Pulsar RS 200. In terms of roll-on acceleration, the F250 will be the clear winner for it gets better torque right form the lower rpm.

Bajaj Pulsar F250Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
0-100 kmph10 seconds11 seconds
Top Speed140 kmph141 kmph

After going through the engine and performance, we can say that the Pulsar F250 has been developed to take on the city roads and the highways as a sports tourer. But the Pulsar RS 200 is made to offer best-in-class acceleration and top speed for the young riders looking for a stylish motorcycle with fully-faired design.

The engine of the Pulsar F250 is more inline with the requirements of the riders in the city as it offers high toque right from the low engine speed and puts it on the rear tyre to move around the town without fiddling with the gearbox too much. It is good for highway runs as well managing to cruise at 100 kmph and if need comes, the torque in the engine can provide enough push to overtake at those speeds without needing for a down-shift.

However, the engine on the Pulsar RS 200 is designed to run at higher engine revs and anyone riding in the city roads would need to keep shifting gears to achieving optimum power output. Hence, it is a bike only for those who loves to rev.

Bajaj Pulsar F250Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
Fuel Tank14 Ltr13 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl33 kmpl
Range490 km430 km

Coming to the fuel efficiency of the bikes, the Pulsar F250 delivers around 35 kmpl in mixed riding conditions but around 40 kmpl in possible if ridden sanely with a light wrist. Thanks to the DTS-I engine which makes it possible to extract around 40 kmpl from a 250cc engine. It features a 14-litre tank which can provide a range of around 490 km considering an average mileage comes out to be 35 kmpl.

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, despite being a smaller engine bike returns similar mileage of 35 kmpl in real-world riding conditions and around 40 kmpl is possible on highways rides with 32 kmpl is expected in the city limits. There is a small fuel tank of 13 litres which when combined with 33 kmpl of average mileage, extracts a total range of around 430 km which is a great deal.

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Bajaj Pulsar F250 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Chassis, Suspension and Tyres

After the engine, here we come to the chassis department. Here, you get to know the rest of the components of the bikes such as suspension, chassis, wheels and tyres and other important things. Starting with the Pulsar F250, the new generation of Pulsar motorcycle is built around a diamond type chassis which is design to provide better handling and agility when compared to the previously used double-cradle frame on the Pulsar 220F.

The engine is used as a stressed member as it offers better rigidity to the bike especially around the corners. It is the very first time that Bajaj has made changes to the frame of the Pulsar and added a monoshock unit at the rear replacing the twin shock absorbers at the rear. At the front, the bike continues to use a pair of telescopic forks for absorbing the road undulations with a grace. The company has tuned the suspension between hard and soft which means the rider can ride comfortably on the bad patches of roads without getting unsettled by the undulations. However, this suspension is stiff enough to keep the bike stable in straight line as well as around the corners.

The Pulsar F250 rides on 100/80 tyre at the front and 130/70 section tyre at the rear on 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends. This is an upgrade from narrow profile tyres used in the old generation bike and will assure better grip and confidence.

Coming to the braking system, the F250 uses the hardware from the RS 200 which is a large 200 mm front rotor and 230 mm rear rotor both of which are gripped by Gremica callipers offering good braking performance. Despite being a powerful quarter-litre sports touring bike, the F250 only comes with a single-channel ABS that only works at the front wheel. There are high chances that you might end up locking up the rear wheel in case of sudden braking.

Bajaj Pulsar F250Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
Front SuspensionTelescopic ForksTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshock
Front Tyre100/80-17100/80-17 52 P
Rear Tyre130/70-17130/70-17 62 P
Front BrakeDisc - 300mmDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mmDisc - 230mm
ABSSingle-ChannelDual-Channel
Weight164 kg166 kg
Seat Height795 mm810 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm157 mm
Wheelbase1351 mm1345 mm

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, on the other hand, is built around pressed steel perimeter frame which is known world-wide to be the most rigid frame on the bikes along with the trellis frame. Due to the perimeter frame, the handling characteristics of the RS 200 is far better and ahead of the F250. You can be confident on the RS 200 when tackling a corner as the bike stays rock-stable while entering and exiting the corners.

This strong handling character comes from the use of stiffer telescopic forks up front and stiffer monoshock unit at the rear. The ride of the RS 200 is assuring and confidence inspiring and also send slight jolts from the undulations of the roads to the rider which feel uncomfortable. On a straight, line the stability is superb as well.

Pulsar RS 200 is fitted with 17-inch allow wheels at both ends which are wrapped with 100/80 and 130/70 tubeless tyres at the front and the rear respectively. There is enough grip from the tyres to keep rider confident enough to think of pushing the bike to its limits on the roads or on the race track.

Also Read: Bajaj Pulsar F250 vs Bajaj Pulsar 220F: Specification Comparison

Coming to the braking department, the RS 200 is brought to a halt by a 300 mm front disc working in tandem with 230 mm rear disc. The front and the rear discs are gripped by 2-piston and one-piston calliper from Bybre respectively. Unlike the F250, the RS 200 comes fitted with dual-channel ABS for a total safety net around the rider as both front and the rear wheel is protected from locking up under hard braking.

Pulsar F250 is more accessible for shorter riders thanks to its lower saddle height of 795 mm which is 15 mm lower than the RS 200’s 810 mm seat height. With a kerb weight of 164, the F250 is slightly lighter than the RS 200’s 166 kg kerb weight. Hence, Pulsar F250 will be easily to handle and manage in the dense city traffic and on the parking lots.

With a ground clearance of 165 mm, the F250 gets another point when compared to just 157 mm ground clearance available on the Pulsar RS 200. The wheelbase on the Pulsar RS 200 is shorter at 1345 when compared to Pulsar F250’s 1351 mm. The difference of 5 mm might not look too high but a shorter wheelbase makes a bike easy to manoeuvre and makes the bike more agile and flickable. Expect the Pulsar F250 to be more stable on the straight-line performance.

Bajaj Pulsar F250 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Features

With the new generation of the Pulsar series, there are certain things Bajaj brought in the F250. The features are not too exclusive but considering the price of the bike, you get decent features on the F 250. Starting with the design, the F250 has a halt fairing with a tall visor to protect the rider from high-speed wind-blast and also give a distinct look to the motorcycle.

On the front fascia, you get an LED bi-projector headlamp cluster with LED DRLs which makes it a completely refreshed motorcycle when compared to the old model of the bike, i.e., the Pulsar 220F. The turn indicators and tail-light are also LED units which are a premium and functional feature.

Coming to the instrument panel, the F250 is equipped with a combination of analogue and digital units. The infinity display, as Bajaj calls it, features centre-mounted analogue tachometer retaining the soul of the Pulsar brand. On the right of tachometer is the blue back-lit LCD screen that displays all the information including speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, average and instantaneous fuel consumption along with distance to empty readout. These makes it a touring-friendly bike for long distance touring.

The bike is equipped with mobile phone charging socket as well which allows the riders to attach their smartphone on the bike and recharge it on the go. For the latest generation of Pulsar, the company did not provide a TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity feature for getting the connected features a GPS navigation.

Coming to the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, it is an old motorcycle and not many features are present on the bike are a bit on the lesser side when compared to the F250. However, the bike still has twin bi projector headlight fitted with halogen bulbs. The tail-light is LED unit but the turn indicators are all halogen lights. This fully faired sports bike from Bajaj is fitted with semi-digital meter cluster similar to the F250 but it does not get gear position indicator, average and instantaneous fuel efficiency and distance to empty.

There is no mobile charging socket or Bluetooth connectivity feature on the RS 200. As a sports bike, the RS 200 comes fitted with dual-channel ABS providing better rider safety aspect as compared to F250’s single channel unit.

Many features are same such as the clip-on handlebars, split-seats and upright riding posture with slight forward lean for sporty feel. We expect that the RS 200 will get more features at the next generation motorcycle comes into the market.

In Conclusion

After going through the complete specifications, we can say that both the bikes are completely different machines in terms of usage and performance. On one hand, Bajaj Pulsar F250 is a torque-rich motorcycle with most torque produced in the lower and mid-range which is made to be used for daily city riding and long-distance touring. It features comfortable riding posture and half-fairing with visor to deflect the high-speed wind-blast. F250 is a solid motorcycle with Pulsar-like grunt all thanks to the torquey engine.

On the other hand, the Pulsar RS200 is the most powerful sports bike from the house of Bajaj and despite having 50cc smaller engine than F250, RS produces more power and at a higher rpm. This makes it a bike that relies on the power range of the engine and thus, lower down the engine speed, there isn’t much torque available for comfortable and relaxed city riding. The RS is a great machine for highway riding and on the twisty hilly roads.

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We hope that after reading this article, you can choose the right bike from the two contenders according to your requirements and usage pattern. Which one will you choose and why? Do tell us in the comments section below.

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Bajaj Pulsar F250 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Specifications at a Glance

ModelBajaj Pulsar F250Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
Engine249.07 cc199.5 cc
CoolingAir/Oil-CooledLiquid-Cooled
Power24.1 bhp @ 8,750 rpm24.13 bhp @ 9,750 rpm
Torque21.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm18.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic ForksTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshock
Front Tyre100/80-17100/80-17 52 P
Rear Tyre130/70-17130/70-17 62 P
Front BrakeDisc - 300mmDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mmDisc - 230mm
ABSSingle-ChannelDual-Channel
Weight164 kg166 kg
Fuel Tank14 Ltr13 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl33 kmpl
Top Speed140 kmph141 kmph
Ex-Showroom Price₹ 1,40,000₹ 1,63,168

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