SpecSheet Comparo - Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Vs Yamaha R15 V2.0 Vs Honda CBR 150R


In the past five years, there have been some sweeping developments in the Indian performance bike sector. No longer are sportsbikes the preserve of the well-heeled enthusiast, for there are a large number of dynamically-focused machines available under Rs 2 lakhs. It was Yamaha who first revolutionized this segment, with the excellent R15. This bike offered track-honed handling at a relatively affordable price point. Honda came next with the CBR 150R, which along with exceptional cornering characteristics, came with a tinge of practicality as well.


This year, Bajaj entered the fray with the segment-challenging Pulsar RS200. While the R15 and the CBR 150R were both 150cc machines, the RS200, as its name suggests, sports a larger 200cc motor, that too at the same price point. The RS200 is the first bike from the Pulsar line to be designed with an emphasis on handling dynamics, and given its astounding price, it should definitely cause some worry for the R15 and the CBR 150R. Then again, the Yamaha and the Honda are no sitting ducks, and have many aces up their sleeves that can trump the Bajaj. Let’s see how these three sub-200cc sportsbikes size up on the spec sheet!



Bajaj Pulsar RS200

 Spec Sheet Comparison - Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Yamaha R15 V2.0

 Spec Sheet Comparison – Yamaha R15 V2

Honda CBR 150R

 Spec Sheet Comparison – Honda CBR 150R


199.5cc liquid-cooled single cylinder, fuel-injected

149.8cc liquid-cooled single cylinder, fuel-injected

149.4cc liquid-cooled single cylinder, fuel-injected


24.1 bhp @ 9750 rpm

16.8 bhp @ 8500 rpm

18.28 bhp @ 10,500 rpm


18.6 Nm @ 8000 rpm

15 Nm @ 7500 rpm

12.66 Nm @ 8500 rpm





Chassis Type

Steel Perimeter Frame

Deltabox Frame

Diamond-type Frame


Front: Disc – 300mm / Rear: Disc – 230mm

Front: Disc / Rear: Disc

Front: Disc – 276mm /

Rear: Drum – 220mm


Front: Telescopic Forks

Front: Telescopic Forks

Front: Telescopic Forks

Rear: Adjustable Gas-charged Monoshock

Rear: Adjustable Monoshock

Rear: Adjustable Monoshock



1999mm x 765mm x 1114mm

1970mm x 670mm x 1070mm

2000mm x 825mm x 1120mm


1335 mm

1345 mm

1305 mm

Ground Clearance

157 mm

160 mm

190 mm

Kerb Weight

165 Kg

136 Kg

138 Kg

Fuel Tank

13 Litres

12 Litres

13 Litres


40 Kmpl (Average)

45 Kmpl (Average)

45 Kmpl (Average)


(Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs 1,18,000

Rs 1,14,241

Rs 1,22,403


Jaichandran Jayapalan

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