The Japanese automaker, Yamaha launched the Fazer 25 in the Indian market a few days back. The bike has been majorly built on the same platform as the FZ 25, and hence shares the majority of parts and components with the latter. Since it didn’t receive any mechanical revisions, it can also be said as nothing but the faired version of the FZ 25. But we Indians have a thing for faired bikes don’t us? So today we compare the new Fazer 25 with other bikes of its class.
Engine and Specification:
The KTM RC 200 is the only super sport in this comparison while the rest two are more on the sport touring side. KTM also has the most powerful engine and is the most performance driven machine out of all. Talking of the which, it runs on the 199.5cc single-cylinder, water-cooled, engine that delivers nearly 25bhp of maximum power and 19Nm of peak torque.
The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, on the other hand, runs on an engine that is very similar to the one on the KTM. The 199.55 single-cylinder, water-cooled engine even delivers very similar output figures which are 24.5bhp and 18Nm. While Yamaha, on the other hand, is the most under powered on paper. It runs on the 249cc, single-cylinder, oil cooled engine which delivers 20.6bhp of maximum power and 20Nm of peak torque. The engine on the Fazer is oil-cooled while on the rest two of its competitors is water cooled.
The curb weight on the Yamaha Fazer25 is 154kg making it the second lightest bike in its class. The KTM RC200 weighs around 137.5 dry and around 151kgs wet. While the Bajaj RS200’s curb weight is close to 165kg making is not so light around its competition.
Apart from being the lightest, the KTM RC200 also has the best ground clearance of 178.5mm which is quite handy as per our riding conditions. After the KTM comes the Yamaha which stands at 160mm and then the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 which has around 157mm of ground clearance. All of these figures are adequate enough to not cause any problems in the daily city riding conditions.
In terms of the fuel tank capacity, Yamaha Fazer wins as it gets a 14L fuel tank, the Bajaj RS20 gets a 13L fuel tank while the KTM has a considerably small 10L fuel tank.
The RC 200 comes with a bunch of features like the highly detailed instrument panel, steel braided brake lines, trellis frame, LED turn indicators, Twin LED headlights and USD front forks. The only feature that is sorely missing on the KTM is the ABS which is not offered even as an option. While the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 offers ABS as an option but on the flip side misses out a bunch of features as seen on the KTM like the USD forks, and highly detailed modern instrument panel and steel braided lines. Talking about the Yamaha Fazer25, it misses out on ABS, along with a slew of other features but has LED front headlights which are now offered as standard in many of bike of the same class.
The most costly proposition in the comparison is the KTM RC200 which is priced at Rs 1.71 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the Bajaj Rs200 comes in two options, the base variant is priced at Rs 1.20 lakh and the ABS variant is priced at Rs 1.40 (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The latest offering in this comparison only comes in a single variant which is priced at Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).