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Fazer Vs Fz16 Comparison Essay

Yamaha launched their much awaited, much speculated FZ 25 in India at a price of Rs 1.19 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi). The launch of the new FZ 25 also marks the entry of Yamaha in the 250cc segment, which is ruled by the IMOTY 2017 winner, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. Now, we thought, why not pit the

Yamaha launched their much awaited, much speculated FZ 25 in India at a price of Rs 1.19 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi). The launch of the new FZ 25 also marks the entry of Yamaha in the 250cc segment, which is ruled by the IMOTY 2017 winner, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. Now, we thought, why not pit these two 250cc sportsbike to see which is better on paper. Can the all new Yamaha FZ 25 take on the mighty TVS Apache RTR 200 4V? We find out.

Yamaha FZ 25. (Photo: Abhik Das)

Price:

 Model     Variant     Price (ex showroom, New Delhi)
 Yamaha FZ 25     STD    Rs 1.19 lakh
 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V     Carburetor    Rs 89,215
 Fuel Injection Rs 1.07 lakh

ALSO READ: Yamaha FZ 25 launched in India at Rs 1.19 lakh

Features:

FZ 25: The all new Yamaha FZ 25 comes loaded with features like LED headlight, LCD instrument cluster, and a mudguard that moves with the swingarm and wheels with spoke design like that of Yamaha MT range.

Yamaha FZ 25. (Photo: Abhik Das)

Apache RTR 200 4V: The Apache RTR 200 4V looks like a street fighter with an incredibly stylish front giving it an aggressive stance. It also gets split seats, clip-on handle bar and LED tail lights, which all add to the looks of the motorcycle.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)

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Engine:

 Model     Yamaha FZ 25     TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
 Engine     249.0 cc    197.8 cc
 Max Power     20.9 bhp    20.7 bhp
 Max Torque     20 Nm    18.1 Nm
 No. Of Gears     5    5
 Fuel Tank Capacity     14 L    12 L
 Mileage     43 Kmpl    32 Kmpl

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Color:

FZ 25: The new FZ 25 will get 3 color options- Ballistic Blue, Warrior White and Knight Black.

Yamaha FZ 25. (Photo: Abhik Das)

Apache RTR 200 4V: The RTR 200 4V will be sold in five matte colours- Black, White, Red, Titanium Grey and Yellow. There will also be an option for Glossy Black.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)

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Dimensions:

 Model    Yamaha FZ 25    TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
 Length    2015 mm    2050 mm
 Width    770 mm    790 mm
 Height    1075 mm    1105 mm
 Wheelbase    1360 mm    1353 mm
 Ground Clearance    160 mm    180 mm
 Kerb Weight    148 kg    148 kg

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)

We bring you a quick overview and comparison of the Yamaha FZ25 with its immediate rivals: the Pulsar 220F, the Pulsar NS 200 and the TVS Apache RTR200 4V.

If you are in the market loaded with Rs 1.2 lakh and adamant on landing a good deal in the 200-250-cc segment, the aforementioned vehicles will be the main blips on your radar. While we do require a comprehensive test ride before recommending any vehicle, this comparison may help you make an informed choice.

Engine and Transmission

Bajaj Pulsar 220F

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

TVS Apache RTR200

Yamaha FZ25

Engine Capacity (cc)

219.9

199.5

197.7

249

Number of Gears

5

6

5

5

Peak Power (PS)

21.05 @ 8,500 rpm

23.5 @ 9,500 rpm

21 @ 8,500 rpm

20.9 @ 8,000 rpm

Peak Torque (Nm)

19.12 @ 7,000 rpm

18.3 @ 8,000 rpm

18.1 @ 7,000 rpm

20 @ 6,000 rpm

On paper, the Yamaha looks the most relaxed of the lot. From the power figures, we are speculating that Yamaha are looking at delivering an all-rounded motorcycle rather than a performance oriented quarter-litre streetfighter. Despite having the largest engine of the lot here, the Yamaha also loses out on a slipper-clutch just like its rivals.

Which One is the Biggest?

Bajaj Pulsar 220F

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

TVS Apache RTR200

Yamaha FZ25

Wheelbase (mm)

1350

1363

1353

1360

Fuel Tank (Litres)

15

12

12

14

Tyres (Front)

90/90-17” Tubeless

100/80-17” Tubeless

90/90-17″ Tubeless

100/80-17” Tubeless

Tyres (Rear)

120/80-17” Tubeless

130/70-17” Tubeless

130/70-17″ Tubeless

140/70-17” Tubeless

Weight (kg)

150

151

148.5

148

All these bikes have front and rear disc brakes. Surprisingly, none of them offer ABS even as an option. The Apache RTR200 will be offered with ABS as an option shortly. However, all these motorcycles will receive ABS as standard post-October this year in line with the mandatory safety regulations that will come into effect.

From a broad perspective, both the Bajaj motorcycles are fairly old now, the Pulsar 220F being the oldest among the lot. While it is a good commuter and decent in terms of performance, we feel that it may be losing out to present competition purely in terms of better engineering.

The Pulsar NS 200 created a lot of uproar when it was launched and even today it is an exciting motorcycle to ride. It does take a certain level of bravery to go up against the KTM 200 Duke. That being said, it may not be the perfect bike for those looking at relaxed motoring. The rev-happy folk should be quite content though. However, the Pulsar’s build quality, service and brand name might motivate a buyer to go with the global Yamaha brand.

The Apache RTR200 4V, in both its fuel-injected and carburetted avatars was designed with one purpose in mind – to be on the road as it is on the racetrack. That part it does brilliantly, proof of which is easily visible in the TVS One-Make Championships.

The latest entrant into the segment and easily the biggest bike here, the FZ25 has got us intrigued and we will do a comprehensive test soon. While we rue the lack of ABS, we are quite happy with what it has to offer on paper…for the price, of course!

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