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    Default Re: Pulsar 200ns or R15 v2 !!

    One thing I can tell for sure for r15, being an owner, is do make sure you have a good insurance with zero depreciation.

    I am totally into stunt riding and in near future track days and it literally hurts when you drop it. Those plastic parts get damaged damn easy. I dropped it thrice last year and had to personally make sure that SVC guys brought her back to as it was. I can fix everything but bent forks, broken fairings and headlamps really dig up a hole in your pocket. That\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s why this \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'nil dep.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' thing, it will still hurt, most SVCs take a week to make her complete. In fact sometimes plastic even breaks off if she is dropped off the center stand. So take that factor into consideration. I know I didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t and now am riding it naked for past few days for practicing just incase I drop it.

    Plus point of R15 is this thing is damn easy to ride. I mean i had an RTR and if you \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'bham\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' the front brakes you go down straight, it was that simple. This thing never practically locks front wheel, grab too much of front and it will lift up. Plus on the corners, it turns so easily, responds to weight shifts like a 50kg motorcycle. So it is like a mini-sportbike in a literal sense.

    I am not trying to be biased towards r15, I spoke as an owner of what I think is good and bad owning this thing. Just wanted to put this in your mind as you are about to buy.
    Personally I have never ridden nor have anyone owning 200NS in my group so I can\\\'t comment on its performance. On paper it looks \\\'satisfactory\\\' and \\\'value-for-money power wise\\\'.

    Hope you enjoy that piece.
    CHEERS mate.
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    Default Re: Pulsar 200ns or R15 v2 !!

    Bro get r15.it will give you premium feel as compared to the pulsar 200ns. Pulsar gives you acceleration but yamaha r15 gives you every thing else with a lot of confidence.

    Bajaj is coming with pulsar ns 150/160 which looks same as pulsar 200ns. You will lose premium feel when small ns launched.

    Only Acceleration is not matters because I have choose ns for the following reason
    1.cheap as compared to yamaha r15 (33000).in 2013
    2.more power than r15 and top speed.
    3.easily available spare parts.
    4.seating position as compared to r15.





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    Default Re: Pulsar 200ns or R15 v2 !!

    Pulsar 200NS:
    Pros
    1. Excellent value for money deal.
    2. Power and outright performance unmatched by R15.
    3. Widespread Bajaj service network.
    4. Absence of fairing means it is cheaper to repair after crashing.
    5. More street friendly riding position compared to the R15.

    Cons
    1. Lacks refinement compared to R15.
    2. Bajaj quality is okay but not consistently good like the Japs (Yamaha, Suzuki etc.)
    3. Bigger engine and higher compression ratio than R15 means lesser fuel efficiency.

    Yamaha R15:
    Pros:
    1. Brilliant handling....probably the best this side of 2 lakh rupees.(based on what I\'ve heard/read...I\'ve ridden the R15 only for short distances)
    2. Supreme reliability and build quality.....I\'ve heard reports of R15s being redlined for whole days on the track and performing exactly the same the next day.
    3. Better fuel economy.
    4. Looks better, but then that is subjective.


    Cons:
    1. Lower VFM than the 200NS.
    2. Extremely focused riding position gets tiresome, and pillion comfort is negligible.
    3. More expensive to repair after a crash.

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    Default Re: Pulsar 200ns or R15 v2 !!

    Being a owner of both r15 and 200ns ,let me tell you in noob language.
    If you like faring poser- R15.
    Else 200ns.
    Thing is ..
    The lack of refinement(w.r.t. r15) is taken care by ns's crazy acceleration.
    The lack of speed and swiftness in r15 is taken care by smoothness of ride.
    Thats all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanmay26 View Post
    One thing I can tell for sure for r15, being an owner, is do make sure you have a good insurance with zero depreciation.

    I am totally into stunt riding and in near future track days and it literally hurts when you drop it. Those plastic parts get damaged damn easy. I dropped it thrice last year and had to personally make sure that SVC guys brought her back to as it was. I can fix everything but bent forks, broken fairings and headlamps really dig up a hole in your pocket. That\\\'s why this \\\'nil dep. thing, it will still hurt, most SVCs take a week to make her complete. In fact sometimes plastic even breaks off if she is dropped off the center stand. So take that factor into consideration. I know I didn\\\'t and now am riding it naked for past few days for practicing just incase I drop it.

    Plus point of R15 is this thing is damn easy to ride. I mean i had an RTR and if you \'bham\' the front brakes you go down straight, it was that simple. This thing never practically locks front wheel, grab too much of front and it will lift up. Plus on the corners, it turns so easily, responds to weight shifts like a 50kg motorcycle. So it is like a mini-sportbike in a literal sense.

    I am not trying to be biased towards r15, I spoke as an owner of what I think is good and bad owning this thing. Just wanted to put this in your mind as you are about to buy.
    Personally I have never ridden nor have anyone owning 200NS in my group so I can\'t comment on its performance. On paper it looks \'satisfactoryand value-for-money power wise

    Hope you enjoy that piece.
    CHEERS mate.

    Hi Tanmay, I\'m not into that much stunts, rather I\'d be buying bike for daily commute, tourings and long rides. Thanks for the advice of good insurance with zero depreciation, I\'ll surely consider this while buying bike
    Thanks for the kind advice

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    Default Re: Pulsar 200ns or R15 v2 !!

    Similar performance, good levels of power, but lacks oomph! Especially if you're a heavy rider. I would go for the NS clearly because it's comparatively cheap when it comes to maintenance. But if that's not a priority then it's R15 all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deep007 View Post
    Bro get r15.it will give you premium feel as compared to the pulsar 200ns. Pulsar gives you acceleration but yamaha r15 gives you every thing else with a lot of confidence.

    Bajaj is coming with pulsar ns 150/160 which looks same as pulsar 200ns. You will lose premium feel when small ns launched.

    Only Acceleration is not matters because I have choose ns for the following reason
    1.cheap as compared to yamaha r15 (33000).in 2013
    2.more power than r15 and top speed.
    3.easily available spare parts.
    4.seating position as compared to r15.


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    Hi deep007, thanks for the kind words.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajinx View Post
    Pulsar 200NS:
    Pros
    1. Excellent value for money deal.
    2. Power and outright performance unmatched by R15.
    3. Widespread Bajaj service network.
    4. Absence of fairing means it is cheaper to repair after crashing.
    5. More street friendly riding position compared to the R15.

    Cons
    1. Lacks refinement compared to R15.
    2. Bajaj quality is okay but not consistently good like the Japs (Yamaha, Suzuki etc.)
    3. Bigger engine and higher compression ratio than R15 means lesser fuel efficiency.

    Yamaha R15:
    Pros:
    1. Brilliant handling....probably the best this side of 2 lakh rupees.(based on what I\\\\\\\'ve heard/read...I\\\\\\\'ve ridden the R15 only for short distances)
    2. Supreme reliability and build quality.....I\\\\\\\'ve heard reports of R15s being redlined for whole days on the track and performing exactly the same the next day.
    3. Better fuel economy.
    4. Looks better, but then that is subjective.


    Cons:
    1. Lower VFM than the 200NS.
    2. Extremely focused riding position gets tiresome, and pillion comfort is negligible.
    3. More expensive to repair after a crash.
    Hi Ajinx, nicely said. Here I\'m quite attracted towards R15 but as its aggresive riding position & difficult to handle in high traffic is the thing i\'m fearing a lot. Also the heavy fairing

    Quote Originally Posted by Anuj_Gupta View Post
    Being a owner of both r15 and 200ns ,let me tell you in noob language.
    If you like faring poser- R15.
    Else 200ns.
    Thing is ..
    The lack of refinement(w.r.t. r15) is taken care by ns\\\'s crazy acceleration.
    The lack of speed and swiftness in r15 is taken care by smoothness of ride.
    Thats all.

    Sent from my LG-P765 using xBhp Connect mobile app
    thanks Anuj_Gupta.


    As earlier I rode RTR 180, hence crazy vibes are no issues for me, these can be handled by using good engine oil & proper seervicing of bike. What I\'m concerned about NS is about Chain & gear box issue (As I saw on some fourm pages) . Can anyone throw some light on this also. That wold be great.
    Is it true that bike looses its power after a while (as someone haa written that bike lost power after few months).
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by sieze.s View Post
    As earlier I rode RTR 180, hence crazy vibes are no issues for me, these can be handled by using good engine oil & proper seervicing of bike. What I\\\\\\\'m concerned about NS is about Chain & gear box issue (As I saw on some fourm pages) . Can anyone throw some light on this also. That wold be great.
    Is it true that bike looses its power after a while (as someone haa written that bike lost power after few months).
    Thanks in advance

    The vibes are the least of your worries mate. There is a long list of problems associate with NS. There is a special thread dedicated only for this purpose ie. problems with Pulsar 200NS. Read it to find out. Here\'s the link.

    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/what-bik...ar-200-ns.html

    Want more, visit the ownership thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sieze.s View Post
    As earlier I rode RTR 180, hence crazy vibes are no issues for me, these can be handled by using good engine oil & proper seervicing of bike. What I\\\\\\\'m concerned about NS is about Chain & gear box issue (As I saw on some fourm pages) . Can anyone throw some light on this also. That wold be great.
    Is it true that bike looses its power after a while (as someone haa written that bike lost power after few months).
    Thanks in advance

    The vibes are the least of your worries mate. There is a long list of problems associate with NS. There is a special thread dedicated only for this purpose ie. problems with Pulsar 200NS. Read it to find out. Here\'s the link.

    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/what-bike/28110-problems-pulsar-200-ns.html

    Want more, visit the ownership thread.
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    Default Re: Pulsar 200ns or R15 v2 !!

    Thanks Ankey, but AFAIK the problem with crazy vibes ,overheating issue was in earlier models and new models are much more improved.
    Correct me if wrong!!

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    Default Re: Pulsar 200ns or R15 v2 !!

    Quote Originally Posted by sieze.s View Post
    Hi deep007, thanks for the kind words.



    Hi Ajinx, nicely said. Here I\\\'m quite attracted towards R15 but as its aggresive riding position & difficult to handle in high traffic is the thing i\\\'m fearing a lot. Also the heavy fairing


    thanks Anuj_Gupta.


    As earlier I rode RTR 180, hence crazy vibes are no issues for me, these can be handled by using good engine oil & proper seervicing of bike. What I\\\'m concerned about NS is about Chain & gear box issue (As I saw on some fourm pages) . Can anyone throw some light on this also. That wold be great.
    Is it true that bike looses its power after a while (as someone haa written that bike lost power after few months).
    Thanks in advance
    Well, since you have used an RTR180, you would find it easier than most to adjust to the R15\'s seating posture. But since possibly you want more power from an upgrade (RTR180 and R15 produce nearly the same peak power), the NS could be it for you. Also, the R15\'s handling advantage will only be apparent on a racetrack, I think. For the daily commute and a bit of weekend fun, the NS is perfect.
    Tell you what though- if you could stretch your budget a bit, the Duke 200 is the perfect bike for you. Comfortable seating, reliable, high quality parts, and insane fun to ride. It\'s blisteringly quick too-there\'s no bike like it until you go up to the bigger KTMs. Also, you said you prefer a naked.

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