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  • #16
    Originally posted by antz.bin View Post
    Read the initial impressions of an Ex-R15 and now Pulsar 200NS owner here.


    Source: [Ownership Thread]: Pulsar 200 NS - Page 306 - xBhp.com : The Global Indian Biking Community
    If I am not wrong the owner had modified his R15 to R165 and ended-up with a P200NS. The case is familiar with most R165 owners.

    Riding the new R15 version 2.0 and P200NS, I can say R15 is much smoother with a refined mill and the gear shifts were more sharper than any other bike I tried (Includes Hondas). All that the 200+CC bikes have is the bottom end torque and upright seating posture which grabs more attention from senior bikers like most XBPians. I assume (never tried NS on highway) that both the bike will perform more or less the same on Highways. I guess the thread starter has few years left to think about comfort and now all he needs is a sporty ride.

    Also, I wish the thread starter not to get deviated from the R15v2 and enjoy his teenage as Sporty as he can and also the status that the R15 is going to get him amongst his friends (LE white, tops them all).

    @Thread starter, don't get misguided by the point 'wrist pain' on R15. Just be regular with your workouts and all the posts about pain 'here n there' will just be a bullsh*t to you.
    Last edited by HarishK; 07-30-2012, 02:07 PM.
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    • #17
      @Thread Starter: please remember, while reading the 200NS ownership experience of 'neoakshay', that he moved to 200NS from R15 Version 1 (not the improved version 2). I am sure you would be aware of it but still, R15 V1 had suffered from low bottom/mid range torque and had a shorter wheelbase than R15 V2 among other things. R15 V2 has more/improved torque at bottom/mid range so that riding in city is noticeably easier compared to the earlier R15s. However, neoakshay's R15 was modified for more power. Also, R15 V2 has a longer aluminium swing-arm (similar to R125) which has made R15 V2 more stable than the previous R15s and hence R15 V2 is more confidence inspiring when at lean or corner carving. The new R15 also has a bigger rear disc brake for overall better braking performance. Not to mention that R15 V2 could arguably be the hottest Indian motorcycle right now. Arguably!

      **So basically, for someone who needs to decide between R15 and P200NS it's a waste of time reading a comparison between the old R15 V1 against P200NS as posted above**

      However, P200NS beats R15 on performance/price combination. Also, NS is an absolutely new Pulsar that is as different from any previous pulsars as chalk and cheese. It's a really good motorcycle and it's value for money quotient is hard to beat. It comes with a perimeter frame like that in R15 and an all new engine based on KTM 200. Also, as already pointed out, NS is comfier for both rider and pillion. So it all depends on what you want - a forward leaning mini sportbike or a comfortable street bike.
      Last edited by Satellite.kid; 07-30-2012, 03:18 PM.
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      • #18


        let's cut it short, a no nonsense talk, go for R15 V2. There is nothing like it's bad in city and all, you will feel some pain in your wrists in the initial 500 kms but you will get habitual to riding posture. This thing maneuvers good in btw traffic, ya definitely not like naked's but best in fully faired categories. Rest decision is yours.
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        • #19
          I was a GS150R owner(still have it with me).
          Wanted a sporty bike. Initially I was confused between CBR250R, R12V2 and Duke.

          After test riding all, the other 2 bikes din't give me the sporty feel of R15 and settled on R15. Got WGP LE on 12th July, Done 800km already
          Riding it in Bangalore heavy traffic and trust me it is not that difficult. I got adjusted to the riding position in less than a week.
          But it's true that you can't take this bike in all those narrow gaps between vehicles.

          And about the rear seat, my friends are scared of sitting pillion especially gals.

          Can't comment about the top end, as it due for the first service.
          So far it is awesome experience, waiting for it to get better after few services, then I can push my bike to the limits.
          Suzuki GS150R(Balck) 2009- 2012
          Yamaha R15 V2(LE white) 2012 and Honda Dio V2 Matte

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          • #20
            Originally posted by joeantony;849298 In city where you need hell a lot of [B
            visibility[/B] this posture will be challenging. NS would do all good to you, .
            I am riding R15 from last more than 2 yrs but never left that i had any visibility issues?? Please explain bro!!
            Originally posted by Satellite.kid View Post
            **So basically, for someone who needs to decide between R15 and P200NS it's a waste of time reading a comparison between the old R15 V1 against P200NS as posted above**
            Absolutely!! I don't understand why a street bike is always been compare to a Sports bike??
            Originally posted by vivek_k_p View Post
            After test riding all, the other 2 bikes din't give me the sporty feel of R15 and settled on R15. Got WGP LE on 12th July, Done 800km already
            Riding it in Bangalore heavy traffic and trust me it is not that difficult. I got adjusted to the riding position in less than a week.
            Absolutely, but it's all about individual choice!
            Originally posted by vivek_k_p View Post
            But it's true that you can't take this bike in all those narrow gaps between vehicles.
            I never felt of any such problem my friend. I Zic Zac through Traffics too, especially from those two vehicle gaps, of just say R15 gaps. infact i feel problem when my bike is Standstill, while in motion it's never a problem for me atleast!


            Hey XTC, Where are you from last 28-7??
            R15 is all about choice! Sports bike feel and awesome looks, Where as NS is city plus tourer bike, with bigger engine than R15.

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