New Bikes up to 200cc in India 2020-21 – Price, Mileage, Specifications, Colors, Images

The 200cc bikes are the first step into the world of performance motorcycling as they have a better power to weight ratio. These bikes have performance numbers that far better than the bikes under this segment. The sportier design language provides strong visual appeal and suits beginner riders and motorcycle enthusiasts. Here is the price list of 200cc and below bikes in India.

200cc and Below Bikes price list in India

ModelPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
TVS Apache RTR 180₹ 1,06,500
Bajaj Pulsar 180₹ 1,07,904
Bajaj Pulsar 180F₹ 1,14,515
Hero XPulse 200₹ 1,15,230
Hero Xtreme 200S₹ 1,17,214
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V₹ 1,27,020
Honda Hornet 2.0₹ 1,28,195
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200₹ 1,33,222
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200₹ 1,52,179
KTM 200 Duke₹ 1,81,536
KTM RC 200₹ 2,04,096

200cc segment marks the onset of exciting and performance-oriented motorcycles. With this, the target audience is also completely changed for the manufacturers as 200cc and below bikes are usually purchased by young riders who are bachelors but moved up in the PayScale and now have extra disposable income at hand.

These riders are already owners of lower capacity motorcycles like 100-125cc segment that are being used for daily commuting. With most 200cc bikes offering decent fuel economy for city commuting, the target audience uses them for commuting as well. The main point of buying these bikes is actually highway riding as they offer better power and higher cruising speed when compared to the like of 150cc motorcycles.

Also, with increased price bracket and better-quality components, the bikes up to 200cc comes with better record of safety. You get better tyres, larger disc rotors for sharp braking, dual channel-ABS and much more. Engine reliability is also a major concern and in a comparison with 100-125cc bikes, the 200cc bikes deliver a tad less reliability due to higher power output.

Check out the new bikes up to 200cc in India that are on sale in the year 2020-21.

TVS Apache RTR 180

We are starting this list of bikes below 200cc with the TVS Apache RTR 180. It was the first sub-200cc sports bike from the house of TVS and was launched to counter the Pulsar 180. Despite Pulsar’s huge fan following, the Apache managed to attain respect and found thousands of new homes within a short time frame.

However, there were some shortcomings in the Apache 180 and the most prominent of them all were engine vibrations. ON one hand, the Pulsar was relatively smoother and offer higher top speed than the Apache due to taller gearing, the Apache was always offered better acceleration due to its rev friendly nature and shorter gearing.

The TVS Apache RTR 180 was developed with track racing blood strains and that was clearly visible in real-world riding conditions. It was a great bike to start learning who attack the corners, its frame was well laid out and stiff enough to keep the bike stable around the corners. In the city, the Apache offers excellent nimble and agility helping you to effortlessly change the lanes and pass-through tight corners.

At the heart of the Apache RTR 180 is a 2-valve, 177.4cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. Fuelled by Race Tuned Fuel injection system, the engine develops 16.3 bhp at 8500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of peak torque at 7000 rpm. A 5-speed gearbox is paired to the motor with short gear ratios for insane acceleration and respectable top speed. With an engine tuned for strong mid-range, it is great for track racing and quickly exits the corners.

The Chassis is the double-cradle synchro stiff which is developed by TVS with its vast track racing experience backing them up. After years of criticism, the bike now comes with softer compound TVS Remora tyres making it a good all-round performer in the city, on wet roads, on the highways as well as on race track.

With the BS6 upgrade, the power is down by around half bhp, thus expect the bike to somewhere lose performance. However, the difference will be small to even consider without any velocity box attached to the bike. Apache RTR 180 can hit 100 kmph from zero in about 13 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 125 kmph.

If you are able to get 40 kmpl in mixed riding conditions, then you can get a range of over 450 km from its 12-litre fuel tank.

The instrument panel is untouched and comes with the same old semi-digital design with LCD screen on the right and an analogue tachometer on the right. The blue backlit displays provide a speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, 0-60 kmph recorder, top speed recorder and more.

It comes with features a new technology which is called Glide Through Traffic which makes it possible to glide through the traffic without twisting the throttle. You only have to let go of the clutch the ECU senses this and sends more fuel into the cylinder to keep the engine running smoothly at a constant speed.

The suspension of the bike is comprised of telescopic forks at the front and twin MIG gas-charged shocks absorbers at the rear. This well-calibrated suspension offers excellent comfort over bad roads without unsettling the rider and the stability on the highway rides are also worth praising.

The ergonomics are spot on with a single piece seat with a good amount of padding and the clip-on handlebars are placed a bit lower and the rider has to lean down a little for holding them. For safer stopping, the Apache RTR 180 sports a 270 mm front disc and a 200 mm rear disc gripped by 2-piston and 1-piston callipers respectively. Under hard braking, the front wheel lock is avoided by a single-channel supermoto ABS and accidental stoppies are prevented by the RLP system.

TVS Apache RTR 180 carries a reasonable price of Rs 1.06 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi which makes it cheaper than the Pulsar 180, its chief rival.

ModelTVS Apache RTR 180
Engine177.4 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power16.3 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque15.5 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90-17 49P
Rear Tyre110/80-17 57P
Front BrakeDisc - 270mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 200mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight141 kg
Fuel Tank12 Ltr
Mileage41 kmpl
Top Speed120 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,06,500

Bajaj Pulsar 180

Nowadays, Bajaj Auto is launching bikes without making any noise because they know, their bikes make all the noise. Bajaj Pulsar 180 which is the first Indian sports commuter bike has been relaunched by the Pune based company. The Pulsar 180 was discontinued in 2019 before the onset of ABS and safety norms in India. It was replaced by the Pulsar 180F with half fairing similar to that of its elder sibling, the Pulsar 220F.

In the year 2001, the company which was known as the scooter maker launched its first-ever home-grown motorcycles with large engine capacities, the Pulsar 150 and the 180. The bike quickly found success as people with disposable money didn’t waste time enjoying the feeling of the power surge of the 180cc engine which was completely new in the Indian market.

The new Pulsar 180 is a completely same bike as it just gets a BS6 compliant engine and upgrades graphics and colour schemes. Like before, you get to see the masculine design language of the bike with a large front cowl and muscular fuel tank. There are aggressive-looking wolf eyes with halogen bulbs which should have been replaced with LEDs for better visual appeal.

Coming to the engine, the bike continues to use the same old 2-valve, 178.66cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine. This powerplant churns out a max power of 16.6 bhp at 8500 rpm and a sightly bump in torque seen which is now greater by 0.3 Nm at 14.52 Nm comes up at 6500 rpm. You get a 5-speed gearbox with the bike that does the job of power transfer.

The gearbox contains taller gearing which means each gear will touch a higher speed and the topmost 5th gear can pull the bike to over 125 kmph of top speed. Pulsar 180 provides better acceleration than any other 150-160cc bike in the same price range. For enthusiasts, the bike can touch 100 kmph in around 14 seconds which is reasonable for the bike.

Speaking about the mileage, the Pulsar 180 is a sports commuter bike that can return average milage between 150cc and 200cc bikes. On daily riding, you can expect around 35-40 kmpl which completely depends on how you ride. Even if you able to extract 38-40 kmpl on an average day, expect the bike to easily run for over 550 km from its 15-litre fuel tank. This makes is one of the longest ranges among bikes in this segment.

The bike is suspended on telescopic forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers. Both the suspension is tuned towards a balanced side making is neither too soft nor too hard. The bike offers comfortable rides over bad roads and good stability at high speed on the highways.

The braking department is handled by a 280 mm front disc which is larger by 20 mm from the previous model whereas the rear continues to use a 230 mm disc brake. These rotors are gripped by Bybre callipers that offer adequate bite for quick speed shedding. The ABS, however, is just a single channel unit in a bid to keep cost in check.

A feel of fresh breeze will blow when you look at the instrument cluster of the new Pulsar 180 BS6. From far, it looks similar to the other Pulsar bikes with an analogue tachometer on the left and an LCD screen on the right. The major changes are done in the LCD display as the fuel gauge is moved towards the bottom right corner and the meter console now features instant fuel efficiency, 2 average fuel efficiency as well as the distance to empty which will make it a great bike for touring.

The handlebars are clip-on units that are raised enough to provide an upright riding posture that will allow for hours of comfortable saddle time. There is backlit switchgear on the handlebar which will come in handy in the night time.

All-new Bajaj Pulsar 180 BS6 is a perfect bike with the best of both worlds as it taps in the performance band of the 200cc bikes and can return fuel economy that is common in the 150-160cc segment. So, if you are looking for a performance bike under a budget, Pulsar 180 in the streetfighter form can be a good choice.

ModelBajaj Pulsar 180
Engine178.66 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power16.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque14.52 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 17
Rear Tyre120/80 17
Front BrakeDisc - 280 mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230 mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight156 kg
Fuel Tank15 Ltr
Mileage44 kmpl
Top Speed122 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,07,904

Bajaj Pulsar 180F

Just after the Pulsar 180, we have Pulsar 180F, the faired and sportier version of the same bike. The front quarter fairing on the Pulsar 180F reminds us of the mighty Pulsar 220F which had been the heart of many riders in India. It is a bike that is targeted at those young riders who cannot afford the initial cost or the running cost of the elder sibling.

What you get on the Pulsar 180F is the quarter fairing of the Pulsar 220F with halogen projector headlight. The rear-view mirrors are placed on the fairing and not on the handlebars like other regular bikes in the segment. It gets split seats for sporty visual appeal and a matt paint scheme. What remains that of the Pulsar 180 is the exhaust and lack of oil-cooling radiator with is present on the 220F.

Bajaj Pulsar 180F continues to use the same twin-spark, 178.66cc, single-cylinder DTS-I engine but gets an additional electronic fuel injection system for BS6 emission norms. There are just 2-valves over the cylinder which offers adequate breathing. This motor is tuned to develop 16.6 bhp at 8500 rpm and 14.52 Nm torque at 6500 rpm.

If you had noticed, the engine is now generating 0.3 Nm of torque more then the BS4 version of the engine. However, with an added catalytic converter, we take it with a pinch of salt that this bike will outperform the BS4 Pulsar 180 due to strict emission norms.

The transmission and reduction duties are handled by a 5-speed gearbox with taller gear ratios for higher top speed and a better feeling of power thrust. A sprint from 0 to 100 kph is completed in about 14 seconds and the top speed that you can achieve is around 125 kmph.

In terms of rider ergonomics and comfort, you get a tall windscreen for protection from high-speed windblast. The clip-on handlebars are raised and you don’t have to lean too forward to hold them saving your back and shoulders from excessive pain after hours of riding. For both the rider and the pillion, the seats are large and well-padded for utmost comfort.

Coming to the dashboard, you get to see a combination of the analogue tachometer and an LCD screen for the rest of the information. The 2021 version of the bike now gets instant fuel efficiency and 2-average fuel efficiency (each for one trip meter) and distance to empty feature. There have been no tweaks in the design department other than some new colour scheme and graphics.

The Pulsar 180F uses 41mm front telescopic forks and gas-charged twin shock absorbers at the rear which are tuned to deliver a comfortable ride in all kind of road conditions. However, in this age and time, the company should have reworked the frame to accommodate a monoshock suspension for better stability around the corners.

The bike is topped by a larger 280 mm front disc and 230 mm rear rotor which are gripped by Bybre callipers. For safer braking, the bike is equipped with single-channel ABS that will avoid front wheel locking under hard braking.

Choose the Pulsar 180F is you are a fan of the Pulsar family of bikes and want something that can be your daily thriller on a budget.

ModelBajaj Pulsar 180F
Engine178.66 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power16.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque14.52 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 17
Rear Tyre120/80 17
Front BrakeDisc - 280 mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230 mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight156 kg
Fuel Tank15 Ltr
Mileage44 kmpl
Top Speed122 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,14,515

Hero XPulse 200

Next, we have Hero Xpulse 200 which is the most affordable adventure bike in the country. Priced at just Rs 1.15 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi, it is about Rs 85,000 cheaper than the next adventure tourer motorcycle, the Royal Enfield Himalayan. Hero Xpulse is an off-road adventure bike more than a highway tourer. The engineers at Hero worked on the off-road part of the bike with great detail and the result we as astounding as ever possible.

If you want to start learning to ride on off-road terrain, then Hero Xpulse is the best machine that you can buy which is under a reasonable budget and offers excellent off-road performance. Starting from its high ground clearance of 220 mm, not pit or bump will scrap the underbelly of the bike.

It comes installed with a long-travel suspension system at both ends. For starters, the telescopic forks at the front have wheel travel of 190 mm. There is a monoshock suspension at the rear with the rear-wheel travel of 170 mm. These numbers are great for a road-legal motocross bike. Despite a high ground clearance, the saddle height rests at just 823 mm and even shorter riders can mount on the bike with relative ease due to the narrower seat.

On the powertrain front, the company has plonked a 199.6cc, air and oil-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine with a 2-valve SOHC head. This powerplant belts out a maximum power of 17.8 bhp at 8500 rpm and a peak twisting force of 16.45 Nm that arrives at 6500 rpm. This motor comes paired with a 5-speed gearbox with a short final drive for generating high torque at the rear wheel that will come in handy on off-road scenarios.

After the BS6, where the performance of most bikes is now lower than their BS4 counterparts, the Xpulse 200 is also expected to deliver lower acceleration numbers Expect a run from 0 to 100 kmph in about 14-15 seconds and top speed is around 115 kmph. A speed range of 80-90 kmph is good for long-distance highway riding.

Hero Moto Corp has claimed mileage of over 40 kmpl on the Xpulse but in the real world, you can only manage to extract a mileage of around 35 km per litre of fuel. The reason behind this is the shorter gearing and if you ride at optimum highway speeds on the Xpulse you will be burning way more fuel than any other bike in the segment. It gets a 13-litre fuel tank which ensures a riding range of over 450 km from a single tankful making it a good tourer as well.

For a rider to perform off-road stints, he/she must be comfortable and confident with the ergonomics of the bike. An off-road bike needs to have a narrow, flat and long seat for proper adjustments and to have moving space while on the stint. Hero Xpulse provides a perfect solution for the same.

The footpegs are positioned below the seat and the ride can stand on the pegs for challenging terrains. Handlebars are high enough to provide a comfortable sitting posture and easy to manoeuvre in the toughest of terrains. A tall visor keeps the windblast away from the rider at high speeds.

There is a fully-digital instrument cluster that has Bluetooth connectivity for GPS navigation and mobile notifications. You get a speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge and other tell-tale lights. The Bluetooth connectivity provides handsfree usage of mobile and gets the related information right on the dashboard.

Xpulse gets a 12-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel that is best for off-road riding conditions. The rims are spoked and are wrapped with tube tyre tyres where spokes help in absorbing heavy impact upon landing that is common on off-road runs. Dual-purpose tyres from ceat offer superior grips on and off the road.

You get an aluminium bash plate installed under the engine belly to protect it from accidental impact and avoids the engine from damages. The braking duties are performed by 276 mm disc brake at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear with single-channel ABS on offer.

This was the road-legal Hero Xpulse for you. If you want to go pro, the company is also offering an option of Rally Kit that you can buy for Rs 38,000. It has all the essentials that is required for hard-core off-roading on Xpulse 200. Rally kit has longer travel suspension with front forks having 250mm travel and 220 mm travel for the rear monoshock suspension. This causes the ground clearance to hike up to 275 mm. The rider now sits at 878 mm which is on the higher side even for tall riders.

All in all, Hero Xpulse 200 is an amazing adventure bike priced under Rs 1.5 lakh making it the most affordable off-roading bike in the country.

ModelHero XPulse 200
Engine199.6 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power17.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque16.45 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre90/90-21 Tubed
Rear Tyre120/80-18 Tubed
Front BrakeDisc - 276 mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 220 mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight157.5 kg
Fuel Tank13 Ltr
Mileage40 kmpl
Top Speed115 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,15,230

Hero Xtreme 200S

If you are a touring enthusiast, Hero has an option for you in this regard. Hero Xtreme 200S is the sports tourer that you might want to own for your touring needs under a budget. The Extreme 200S is the only 200cc fully faired bike in this price range offering a good road presence with its unique design.

The bike comes with advanced features like a full LED headlight and Bluetooth enabled fully-digital instrument cluster. Xtreme 200S now gets a programmed fuel injection system and helps in keeping the engine BS6 compliant. However, like many other bikes, the engine on the 200S lost power and torque in interest to keep emissions low.

There is a 199.6cc, single-cylinder, air and oil-cooled, fuel-injected engine working under the tank on the Hero Xtreme 200S. The ECU gets the data about the engine via 14 sensor that makes up the Xsens technology which ensures superior throttle response, power delivery and fuel efficiency. This 2-valve motor pumps out 17.8 bhp at 8500 rpm and max torque of 16.45 Nm at 6500 rpm. These lower numbers might affect the performance of the bike but will not be a significant reduction.

The gearbox is a 5-speed unit with a big let-down as for a tourer, a tall 6th gear is required that lets the bike roll at a cruising sped without guzzling up the fuel. It takes all the 5 gears to take Xtreme 200S to 100 kmph from standstill and the top speed is around 115 kmph making it the slowest in the 200cc segment.

The fuel economy of the bike is around 35-38 kmpl which when multiplied by its 12.8 litres of fuel tank, you get a range of nearly 450 km that is good for touring.

On the dashboard, the bike is equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster with a range of information. There is a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters and fuel gauge, gear position indicator, side stand down engine immobiliser etc. The Bluetooth connectivity offers smartphone notifications, turn by turn navigation and more. In our opinion, the company should have added fuel consumption information and distance to empty readout on the meter for making it a favourable tourer.

Xtreme 200S is suspended on telescopic forks at the front and monoshock at the rear. This setup is well-calibrated for a comfortable ride over long distance and keeps the rider and the bike stable at high speeds. Bump absorption on the bad patches of roads is reasonable and does not send jolts to the rider. Tyres are 100 and 130 cross-section tubeless units at the front and the rear respectively.

A 276 mm front disc and 220 mm rear disc gripped by 2-piston and one-piston Bybre calliper at the front and the rear respectively provides the necessary braking performance. There is a single-channel ABS for added safety under hard braking. We expect Hero to launch a new variant with dual-channel ABS for enhanced safety on the highways.

At present, the Hero Xtreme 200S is an affordable sports tourer motorcycle that is priced at Rs 1.17 lakh ex-showroom. New Delhi.

ModelHero Xtreme 200S
Engine199.6 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power17.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque16.45 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100/80X17 52P
Rear Tyre130/70XR17 62P
Front BrakeDisc - 276 mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 220 mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight154.5 kg
Fuel Tank12.8 Ltr
Mileage40 kmpl
Top Speed115 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,17,214

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

The next bike in this list is the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V which is a streetfighter motorcycle from the Chennai based bike maker in the 200cc segment. The Apache 200 4V is the new generation of the Apache series that is more exciting to ride when compared to the older generation of bikes. The 200cc bike is based on the older 180cc Apache with a bored-out engine for increasing the engine capacity leading to more power production.

Apache 200 4V is a versatile bike that can be used for daily city commuting due to comfortable riding posture, highway touring is also easy on the bike with adequate performance and finally, you can use the bike on race tracks as it comes with a rigid chassis that can take of the corners with the utmost ease.

The best thing about the Apache RTR 200 4V is its well-tuned suspension setup which is specially made for Indian road conditions. With the latest update, the Apache gets adjustable front telescopic forks from Showa that is like a dream come true for racing enthusiasts. The rear monoshock unit is also sourced from Showa and continues to offer pre-load adjustment.

The Apache RTR 200 4V is propelled by an oil-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 197.75cc engine that comes with a 4-valve head for better engine breathing. This powerplant pumps out a max power of 20.21 bhp at 8500 rpm and peak torque of 16.8 Nm which arrives at 7500 rpm. The top of the line variant with ride modes has more power of 20.54 bhp and more torque of 17.25 Nm at the same engine rpms. The engine is connected to a 5-speed gearbox paired to the engine via RT Slipper clutch which has shorter gear ratios to offer the highest acceleration numbers.

The BS6 upgrade costs the bike its performance by a small margin. However, the bike continues to offer exciting performance around the corners. The sport offers max power while the Rain and Urban mode reduce the power output to about 17 bhp and torque is reduced to 16.5 Nm which is good for fuel efficiency and the safety of the rider. Also, the top speed in the Urban and Rain mode is reduced to just 105 kmph from the 127 kmph in the Sport mode.

Speaking about fuel efficiency, the Apache 200 4V offers a mileage in the range of 35 and 40 kmpl depending on how you ride the bike. There is a 12-litre fuel tank on the bike which will provide a range of over 450 km in a single tankful.

The seats are split in style and comes with good quality padding offering comfort to both ride and the pillion. Apart from this, the size of the seats is large enough for comfortable adjustment while on the run. The handles are raised enough to make the rider sit with near upright posture leaning only slightly forward for a sporty feel.

TVS Apache is a feature pack bike and no other motorcycle in this segment come any closer. There is a full LED headlight and taillight cluster that offers good illumination during night time. The switchgear is made of high-quality materials and comes with a dedicated info button to access the console controls.

The dashboard offers a fully digital meter console that looks premium with a white backlight. At the centre, you get a speedometer with a tachometer bar over it. The fuel gauge is present on the left side with an odometer and trip meters on the right side. At the bottom centre part, you will get all the connected features related to readings such as mobile notifications, turn by turn navigation, ride mode selector etc.

Apart from these, there is a gear position indicator, race telemetry like top speed recorder, 0-60 kmph time recorder, digital clock, lap timer and more. Once connected with your smartphone, you will get a range of information such as ride logs, acceleration, top speed achieved, the average speed of the ride, G forces, lean angle and a lot more stuff.

There are three riding modes available on the new Apache RTR 200 4V. This is possible due to the new Bosch ECU which has been worked upon by the TVS engineers. You get – Urban, Rain and Sport modes to choose from. As we have mentioned earlier, the Urban and Rain mode reduces the engine power, torque and top speed while increasing the ABS intervention in the Rain mode. The sport mode, on the other hand, provides maximum power and torque numbers but reduces the ABS intervention in a bid to let the rider have better control over the braking department.

There is one more thing that we would like to talk about and it is the Glide Through Technology. This tech allows the rider to glide through the traffic without much fiddling with the clutch. The ECU sense when you leave the clutch lightly without opening the throttle and sends in more fuel into the cylinder keeping the engine from stalling and runs the bike at a pre-set speed in the first three gears.

The 2021 update of the Apache RTR 200 4V gets improved brakes and the bike comes to a halt from 80 kmph in just 29 meters which is better than the Apache RR310. Also, there is better feedback at the brake levers for an enhanced sense of braking which is a good addition for track racers.

There are three variants of the bike – single-channel ABS, dual-channel ABS and dual-channel ABS with ride modes. The Apache 200 4V with modes will cost you a maximum amount of over Rs 1.32 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.

With all the latest features and technology, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V becomes the most advanced bike for daily riding as well as for track racing and touring. If you are a geeky ride, the bike is for you.

ModelTVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Engine197.75 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power20.21 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque16.8 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre90/90-17 49P
Rear Tyre130/70-17 M/C 62P
Front BrakeDisc - 270 mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 240 mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight153 kg
Fuel Tank12 Ltr
Mileage40 kmpl
Top Speed127 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,27,020

Honda Hornet 2.0

Moving on to the Honda Hornet 2.0 which is a naked streetfighter and fun-to-ride bike in this segment from the house of Honda. It was surprised launch from the company and replaced the 150c Hornet in the Indian market. The Hornet 2.0 is priced at Rs 1.28 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi for the standard variant and to get the Repsol variant, you will have to pay around Rs 2000 more over the standard variant.

While some might feel that this is the same old bike with a larger engine. Well, to clear all the doubts, the new Hornet 2.0 is a completely new bike that is based on the international Honda CB190R streetfighter bike. The CB190R was on sale in the international market for many years now and Honda decided to bring the same in India to enter the new segment of 180cc bikes.

The main point of attraction of the Hornet 2.0 is the presence of beefy USD forks in golden colour. The overall design is inspired by larger capacity naked bikes and is sharp in design. It gets a muscular fuel tank with edgy tank extensions making it an aerodynamically enhanced motorcycle. The headlight is a full LED cluster that offers excellent illumination during night time.

The rest of the lights are also LED units including the tail light and the turn indicators. Apart from this, the front part of the bike does not feature any massive cowl as it has a minimalistic design approach for a proper aggressive streetfighter look.

Honda has plonked a 184.4cc, air-cooled, PGM-Fi fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine in the Hornet 2.0 which breaths through a 2-valve head. This motor puts out a respectable 17.1 bhp of maximum power at 8500 rpm and 16.1 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm. The engine is mated to a mere 5-speed transmission, which could have been a 6-speed unit for better highway rideability and fuel efficiency.

The number might seem low on the paper but when you ride the new Hornet 2.0, the character is completely different and the bike performs well in the 180cc segment but not sufficient to catch the 200cc bikes. However, the bike still has some trick up its sleeve with a 120 bhp per ton of power to weight ratio which is adequate for peppy performance.

Hornet 2.0 weighs in at just 142 kg and can shoot to 100 kmph from standstill in just 14 to 15 seconds with a top speed in the range of 120-125 kmph according to the speedometer.

Coming to the mileage, the bike is able to return a mileage of around 45 kmpl in mixed riding conditions and you can expect up to 50 kmpl with the light wrist on the highways. A 12-litre fuel tank capacity can deliver a riding range of over 550 km in a single tankful. If you try for a highway ride, you would rarely need to tank-up the beast.

When you sit on the low seat of the Hornet 2.0, you are greeted by a fully digital instrument cluster with a negative LCD layout. This cool looking LCD offers quite a good amount of information including a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, trip meters, battery voltmeter, fuel gauge, and gear position indicator. Finally, the bike gets an Engine kill switch for added convenience and a Hazard light switch for added visibility in poor visibility conditions.

As mentioned earlier, there are fat USD forks in a golden colour that highlights the image of the bike on the road while the rear features a monoshock suspension. This suspension is tuned towards the stiffer side and minor bumps can be felt on the seat making it an uncomfortable bike to ride on a bad patch of roads.

For slowing down the bike, there is a 276 mm and 220 mm disc brake setup at the front and rear respectively which are gripped by Nissin callipers. The tyres offer excellent grip as they are wide at 110 mm and 140 mm section at the front and the rear respectively.

ModelHonda Hornet 2.0
Engine184.4 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70-17 M/C 54S
Rear Tyre140/70- 17 M/C 66S
Front BrakeDisc - 276 mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 220 mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight142 kg
Fuel Tank12 Ltr
Mileage45 kmpl
Top Speed123 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,28,195

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is the new generation of Pulsar currently on sale in India. It is the most powerful 200cc bike made by any Indian manufacturer and offers superior performance. Mechanically, the NS 200 sports a full-fledge liquid-cooled engine with 4-valve head and offers performance a bit less than its KTM counterpart, the Duke 200.

Back in 2012 when the NS 200 was launched. It revolutionised the Indian biking scenario and more manufacturers ended up performance-oriented bikes in India. The best part about Pulsar NS 200 is the affordable price tag of Rs 1.33 lakh ex-showroom. This makes it Rs 50,000 cheaper than the KTM Duke 200 which only manages a bit more performance than the Pulsar without justifying the steep price tag.

Powering the Pulsar NS 200 derives is a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 199.5cc engine breathing through a 4-valve head with three spark plugs bored into it. This mill pumps out a massive 24.13 bhp at 9750 rpm and 18.5 Nm of maximum torque at 8000 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox is attached to the motor with a wet multi-plate clutch. It is a great naked bike that can be taken to long hauls without a second thought.

NS 200 sprints from 0 to 100 kmph 10.5 seconds which is pretty quick and only slower than the Duke and RC 200. AS the gearbox has taller gearing, the NS 200 can reach a top speed of above 145 kmph according to the bike’s speedometer. The bike is held together by a pressed steel perimeter frame which is rigid and offers confidence around the corners.

Coming to the features list, the bike comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster that offers an analogue tachometer. The digital part of the console reveals information like a speedometer, odometer, trip meters and fuel gauge. There is no gear position indicator, a trip computer, distance to empty feature on the bike which may come in the near future.

A pair of telescopic forks are present at the front with a monoshock at the rear with the suspension tuned towards a stiffer side and it is not comfortable to ride the NS 200 over bad roads. However, the highway stability is on the greater side and keeps rider confident at high speeds.

ModelBajaj Pulsar NS 200
Engine199.5 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power24.13 bhp @ 9,750 rpm
Torque18.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100/80-17 52 P
Rear Tyre130/70-17 62 P
Front BrakeDisc - 300 mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230 mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight156 kg
Fuel Tank12 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed140 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,33,222

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200

For those who do not like naked streetfighter motorcycles, Bajaj has a great offering for you in the form of Pulsar RS 200. It is a full-faired version of the naked 200cc Pulsar and offers a strong road presence. The bike is popular among the youth, especially college-going students. Pulsar RS 200 is priced at Rs 1.52 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. Its closest competitor is the RC 200 which is priced Rs 50,000 more than the RS 200.

The features that RS gets over the NS is the presence of dual projector headlamps with LED DRLs, a full fairing and a funky taillight. It is quite a bulky sports bike and comes with raised clip-on handlebars for upright riding posture for a comfortable ride experience. You can call it a sports tourer bike as it gets good windblast protection and comfortable riding posture.

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 derives its power from a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with 4 valves and 3 spark plugs. This DST-I motor develops 24.13 bhp of power at 9750 rpm and 18.5 Nm torque at 8000 rpm. It is a short-stroke engine and thus is rev friendly that catches up speed quicker than you might anticipate. A 6-speed transmission is what this engine is coupled to allowing you to hit the 100 kmph mark in about 11 seconds with a top speed in the range of 150 kmph.

The bike gets twin projector headlamps with bright 65-watt halogen bulbs for perfectly illuminating the roads at night time. This is the high time for LED headlight and we can expect the company to add a few features in their next update. The seats are comfortable and offer ample space for both ride and the pillion. The instrument panel is similar to that of NS 200 with an analogue tachometer and LCD display for the rest of the data.

If you are looking to buy Pulsar RS 200 for touring, you can easily cruise at 100 kmph all day long without worrying about the engine. The bike delivers a mileage of over 40 kmpl on the highways and with a 13-litre tank capacity, you can continuously ride for around 500 km in a single tankful.

The kerb weight of 166 kg seems a lot for a 200cc bike as certain 250cc bikes weigh that much. Not all riders will feel it heavy at parking speeds and the weight disappears as you would pick up more speed.

The rest of the cycles parts like the suspension system and braking systems are similar to that of NS 200 and are potent to keep the RS 200 performing like a beast. It is a perfect bike to upgrade to from 100-125cc bikes and its performance will put a smile on your face.

ModelBajaj Pulsar RS 200
Engine199.5 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power24.13 bhp @ 9,750 rpm
Torque18.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100/80-17 52 P
Rear Tyre130/70-17 62 P
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight166 kg
Fuel Tank13 Ltr
Mileage33 kmpl
Top Speed141 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,52,179

KTM 200 Duke

Coming to the most premium bike sin the 200cc and below bikes segment, we have KTM 200 Duke. It is a bike that is kept as a premium offering from the Austrian manufacturer and also keeps a huge gap with the Pulsar series of bikes. The Duke is more than just a bike as it is the thriller, a maniac or a monster whatever you call it. Its performance is something that is far ahead of other bikes in the segment or even above it.

Priced at Rs 1.82 lakh ex-showroom, the KTM 200 Duke now losing its value for money proposition and inching towards being a premium bike that would cater for the exclusive customer base. Duke continues to come with the best in segment components like USD forks, wide tyres, steel trellis frame, a multi-information display and much more.

KTM 200 Duke is fitted with a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with an advanced 4-valve DOHC head. This motor makes 24.6 bhp of power at 10,000 rpm while the torque is 19.3 Nm arriving at 8000 rpm. It is paired to a 6-speed gearbox via a multi-plate clutch and a slipper clutch is missing here.

Speaking about the performance, the Duke sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in 10.15 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 130 kmph. The top speed is quite low to shorter gearing which is provided for insane acceleration.

What is new in this is the presence of a new frame and looks that is picked from the elder sibling 250 Duke. It is now heavier and the character has been changed to a mature one. It is no more than the same insane hooligan that was known for raw performance. However, new riders stepping up from small capacity bikes will still feel it a great performer. The kerb weight is now 159 kg which is a gain of over 10 kg from the previous version.

The instrument cluster remains the same small LCD unit that delivers a plethora of information to the rider. You get to see a halogen headlight and LED taillight with LED turn indicators.

Duke 200 is held by a trellis frame which is rigid and provides precision handling and ride quality. The suspension is comprised of USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. This setup is stiff and made only for short city bursts only over good road conditions.

To safely bring the Duke 200 to a stop, there is a 300 mm front disc and a 230 mm rear disc gripped by Bybre callipers. There is dual-channel ABS accompanying the brakes for full protection from wheel locking under hard braking.

KTM 200 Duke is still one of the favourites among the motorcycle enthusiasts in India and sales are reflecting the same. If you want to upgrade from a 150cc bike, then you can safely consider this bike as your new companion.

ModelKTM 200 Duke
Engine199.5 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power24.6 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Torque19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70 x 17
Rear Tyre150/60 x 17
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight159 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage34 kmpl
Top Speed138 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,81,536

KTM RC 200

KTM RC 200 is the fully-faired sports bike that is based on the platform of the 200 Duke. There are some changes made to the platform like it is light in weight and gets a sharper steering angle for making the bike more flickable in the city riding conditions as well as on the race tracks.

The RC 200 is basically a track racing tool and one can use it to perfect the art of track racing. It is one of the best bikes to learn racing and make a career in it. After the BS6 upgrade and recent price hike, the KTM RC 200 went over Rs 2 lakh mark and it now carries a price tag of Rs 2.05 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. It is currently the most expensive 200cc bike on sale in the country.

Being a track machine, it has to perform like one and to do so, the Austrian bike maker brought the best components it can get for a suitable price tag. There is a light-weight trellis frame that keeps the bike’s kerb weight under 150 kg.

KTM RC 200 is powered by a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 199.5cc engine with a 4-valve DOHC head for efficient breathing. It is a short-stroke motor that belts out 24.6 bhp max power at 10,000 rpm and staggering 19.3 Nm of twisting force peaking at 8000 rpm. A 6-speed sleek shifting short geared transmission drives the rear wheel. All the power is focused towards the top end and the bike lacks bottom-end torque.

It is of no use to talk about the fuel efficiency but most of you riders are going to ride the bike in the city limits only and thus it makes sense to talk about the mileage. RC 200 can return a fuel efficiency in between 30-35 kmpl. The fuel tank is small at just 9.5 litres which allows a range of nearly 300 km.

It is a track racing bike and thus the rider is expected to be as alert as possible and thus, the clip-on handlebar is position low and the seat is raised for a proper aerodynamics riding posture. At higher speeds on the race track, the rider tucks behind the windshield visor to keep safe form the windblast and providing a streamlined shape for cutting through the race track.

The front USD forks and rear monoshock are tuned towards the stiffer side for precision handling and high-speed stability. You are going to regret the bad roads as the suspension will send each and every shock to your spine. For late braking into the corners, the bike is equipped with a 300mm disc brake at the front with radially-mounted 4-piston callipers at the front. There is a 230 mm disc brake at the rear. Safety is taken care of by a dual-channel ABS

RC 200 is made for track racing and short city rides. It will be difficult to tour on the RC 200 as riding posture is highly committed and requires immense endurance and dedication.

ModelKTM RC 200
Engine199.5 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power24.6 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Torque19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70 R17
Rear Tyre150/60 R17
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight160.6 kg
Fuel Tank9.5 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed140 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,04,096

In Conclusion

These are the new bikes up to 200cc that are available in India and we expect more manufacturers will jump into this segment as it is the one that offers entry-level performance bikes for fun riding and regular commuting.

For selecting the perfect machine, you must first make a fresh list of shortlisted bikes that comes under your budget and are expected to fulfil your riding needs. Then you should take proper test rides of each and every bike thoroughly for a clear understanding of their character, ride quality, comfort, smoothness and more.

Only after that you should purchase the bike as it will stay with you for years to come.

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

Always wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle and follow all the traffic rules. This way we can make our roads safer for all. Stay tuned for more from the motorcycling world at Cars 24 Moto.

200cc and Below Bikes in India Specifications: Engine and Gearbox

ModelEngineCoolingPowerTorqueGearbox
TVS Apache RTR 180177.4 ccAir-Cooled16.3 bhp @ 8,500 rpm15.5 Nm @ 7,000 rpm5-Speed
Bajaj Pulsar 180178.66 ccAir-Cooled16.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm14.52 Nm @ 6,500 rpm5-Speed
Bajaj Pulsar 180F178.66 ccAir-Cooled16.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm14.52 Nm @ 6,500 rpm5-Speed
Hero XPulse 200199.6 ccOil-Cooled17.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm16.45 Nm @ 6,500 rpm5-Speed
Hero Xtreme 200S199.6 ccOil-Cooled17.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm16.45 Nm @ 6,500 rpm5-Speed
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V197.75 ccOil-Cooled20.21 bhp @ 8,500 rpm16.8 Nm @ 7,500 rpm5-Speed
Honda Hornet 2.0184.4 ccAir-Cooled17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm5-Speed
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200199.5 ccLiquid-Cooled24.13 bhp @ 9,750 rpm18.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm6-Speed
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200199.5 ccLiquid-Cooled24.13 bhp @ 9,750 rpm18.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm6-Speed
KTM 200 Duke199.5 ccLiquid-Cooled24.6 bhp @ 10,000 rpm19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm6-Speed
KTM RC 200199.5 ccLiquid-Cooled24.6 bhp @ 10,000 rpm19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm6-Speed

200cc and Below Bikes in India Specifications: Suspension and Tyres

ModelFront SuspensionRear SuspensionFront TyreRear Tyre
TVS Apache RTR 180Telescopic ForksTwin-Shock90/90-17 49P110/80-17 57P
Bajaj Pulsar 180TelescopicTwin-Shock90/90 17120/80 17
Bajaj Pulsar 180FTelescopicTwin-Shock90/90 17120/80 17
Hero XPulse 200Telescopic ForksMonoshock90/90-21 Tubed120/80-18 Tubed
Hero Xtreme 200STelescopic ForksMonoshock100/80X17 52P130/70XR17 62P
TVS Apache RTR 200 4VTelescopic ForksMonoshock90/90-17 49P130/70-17 M/C 62P
Honda Hornet 2.0USD ForksMonoshock110/70-17 M/C 54S140/70- 17 M/C 66S
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200Telescopic ForksMonoshock100/80-17 52 P130/70-17 62 P
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200Telescopic ForksMonoshock100/80-17 52 P130/70-17 62 P
KTM 200 DukeUSD ForksMonoshock110/70 x 17150/60 x 17
KTM RC 200USD ForksMonoshock110/70 R17150/60 R17

200cc and Below Bikes in India Specifications: Brakes and Weight

ModelFront BrakeRear BrakeABSWeight
TVS Apache RTR 180Disc - 270mmDisc - 200mmSingle-Channel141 kg
Bajaj Pulsar 180Disc - 280 mmDisc - 230 mmSingle-Channel151 kg
Bajaj Pulsar 180FDisc - 280 mmDisc - 230 mmSingle-Channel156 kg
Hero XPulse 200Disc - 276 mmDisc - 220 mmSingle-Channel157.5 kg
Hero Xtreme 200SDisc - 276 mmDisc - 220 mmSingle-Channel154.5 kg
TVS Apache RTR 200 4VDisc - 270 mmDisc - 240 mmDual-Channel153 kg
Honda Hornet 2.0Disc - 276 mmDisc - 220 mmSingle-Channel142 kg
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200Disc - 300 mmDisc - 230 mmSingle-Channel156 kg
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200Disc - 300mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel166 kg
KTM 200 DukeDisc - 300mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel159 kg
KTM RC 200Disc - 300mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel160.6 kg

200cc and Below Bikes in India Specifications: Mileage and Price

ModelFuel TankMileageTop SpeedPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
TVS Apache RTR 18012 Ltr41 kmpl120 kmph₹ 1,06,500
Bajaj Pulsar 18015 Ltr44 kmpl122 kmph₹ 1,07,904
Bajaj Pulsar 180F15 Ltr44 kmpl122 kmph₹ 1,14,515
Hero XPulse 20013 Ltr40 kmpl115 kmph₹ 1,15,230
Hero Xtreme 200S12.8 Ltr40 kmpl115 kmph₹ 1,17,214
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V12 Ltr40 kmpl127 kmph₹ 1,27,020
Honda Hornet 2.012 Ltr45 kmpl123 kmph₹ 1,28,195
Bajaj Pulsar NS 20012 Ltr35 kmpl140 kmph₹ 1,33,222
Bajaj Pulsar RS 20013 Ltr33 kmpl141 kmph₹ 1,52,179
KTM 200 Duke13.5 Ltr34 kmpl138 kmph₹ 1,81,536
KTM RC 2009.5 Ltr30 kmpl140 kmph₹ 2,04,096

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