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What to buy? Bajaj Pulsar 220 Vs. Pulsar AS200

What to buy? Bajaj Pulsar 220 Vs. Pulsar AS200
Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

While Bajaj has launched two new semi-faired versions of the Pulsar in India, the older Pulsar 220 still continues to be on sale here in India.

Launched way back in 2007, the Pulsar 220 still manages to sell in decent numbers in the Indian market. But with the introduction of the Pulsar AS200, which is also a semi-faired model, we expect the older model to be shelved sometime soon. As of now, both these models are available on sale and if you’re confused what you should buy, here’s a quick comparo…

Pulsar 220

Pulsar AS200

Price (ex-Delhi)

Rs. 86,699

Rs. 91,550

Engine capacity

220cc

200cc

Cooling

Oil-cooled

Liquid-cooled

Technology

Twin-spark

Triple-spark

Power

21.05 PS @ 8,500 RPM

23.5 PS @ 9,500 RPM

Torque

19.12 Nm @ 7,000 RPM

18.3 Nm @ 8,000 RPM

Gearbox

5-speed

6-speed

Fuel tank capacity

15L

12L

Length

2,035mm

2,070mm

Width

750mm

804mm

Height

1,165mm

1,205mm

Wheelbase

1,350mm

1,363mm

Ground clearance

165mm

167mm

Kerb weight

150kg

153kg

Headlamp

Peojector

Projector

Tail lamp

LED

LED

Instrument cluster

Digital + analogue

Digital + analogue

Front brake

260mm disc

280mm petal disc

Rear brake

230mm disc

230mm petal disc

Front tyre

90/90/R17

100/80/R17

Rear tyre

120/80/R17

130/70/R17

So for almost Rs. 5,000 more, you get a better product in the Pulsar AS200. The Pulsar 220 still holds ground, but is a tad bit dated now and also, engine refinement and other aspects show their age compared to the latest offering.

So, what would you buy?

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