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A quick-look at the 200-250cc segment in India

Looking to upgrade from your old 150cc? Which one should you buy?

The Yamaha FZ25 is here and we take a look at how it fares against its closest rivals,on paper. Yes, we are aware that the Karizma is an old-horse and is not comparable with the FZ25, but so is the Duke and the TNT25, both of which are targeted at a different consumer base. We are here to provide you with a list of 200-250cc naked bikes that are sold in the country right now.

Motorcycle Yamaha FZ25 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 TVS Apache RTR 200 4v Hero Karizma R Benelli TNT25 KTM 200 Duke
Type Single-cyl, air-cooled, SOHC Single-cyl, air-cooled, SOHC Single-cyl, air-cooled with oil cooler, SOHC Single-cyl, air-cooled, SOHC Single-cyl, air-cooled, DOHC Single-cyl, air-cooled, DOHC
Engine Capacity 249cc 199.5cc 197.75cc 223cc 249cc 199.5cc
Maximum Power 20.65bhp 23bhp 20bhp (Carb)/21bhp (FI) 19bhp 28.16bhp 24.6bhp
Maximum Torque 20Nm 18.3Nm 21Nm 19Nm 21.61 Nm 19.2Nm
Bore x stroke 74×58 NA 66×57.8 NA NA 72×49
Fuel Injection/Carburretor FI FI (expected) FI / Carburretor Carburretor FI FI
Compression Ratio 9.8:1 NA 9.7:1 NA NA NA
Transmission 5-speed 6-speed 5-speed 5-speed 6-speed 6-speed
0-60kmph NA 3.1s 3.95s(Carb.)/3.90(FI) NA NA NA
Top speed NA 135kmph 127kmph(Carb.)/129kmph(FI) 125kmph NA NA
Front brake 282mm disc 280mm disc 270mm disc 276mm disc NA 300mm disc
Rear brake 220mm disc 230mm disc 240mm disc 130mm drum NA 230mm disc
ABS No Optional (expected) Yes, dual-channel No No No
Frame Diamond Perimeter Double cradle Diamond Steel trellis Steel trellis
Front suspension Telescopic forks Telescopic forks Telescopic forks Telescopic forks USD forks Upside-down
Rear suspension Mono shock Mono shock Mono shock Dual shock Mono shock Mono shock
Weight (kerb) 148kg 151kg 148(Carb.)/148.5(FI) 154kg 159kg 128kg
Fuel tank capacity 14litres 12litres 12litres 15litres 17litres 10.5litres
Price (Rs) (ex-Delhi) 1.19lakh 1.15lakh-1.24lakh (estimated) 90,015/95,015(Pirelli) 84,780 1.68lakh 1.43lakh

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