200 CC bikes fit the requirements of most Indian riders. They come at relatively cheap MSRPs. They are easy to run and maintain and they are quite powerful.
With that stated, here is a shortlist of the best 200 CC bikes currently available in India –
The Duke 200 is arguably one of the best 200 CC bikes in India. The Austrian brand recently gave the bike a makeover and now, it looks more appealing. The bike now sports an angular headlamp unit with LED DRL. The fuel tank design is also revised and it looks more aggressive. The fuel tank capacity is also increased from 10.2 liters to 13.5 liters. The tail end looks sleeker and the seats are now split.
The new Duke 200 comes in two colors with brand new graphics. The new color schemes are called Electric Orange and Ceramic White.
The bike has a 199 CC engine. It is BS6-compliant. It is a single-cylinder unit that is liquid-cooled. The fuel injection unit is also re-tuned to minimize fuel wastage during combustion. The peak power and torque outputs are 24.6bhp and 19.3Nm respectively. The suspension units are both from the WP Apex range. The bike is equipped with dual-channel ABS from Bosch and it is OEM standard fitment.
KTM RC 200
KTM RC 200 is a semi-faired street sports bike with an aggressive riding stance. The latest iteration of the bike looks more mature and bigger than before. The bike now comes with a redesigned LED headlamp unit. The LED center console is borrowed from the new 250 Duke. The LED turn indicators are mounted on the fairing of the bike. The fuel tank capacity of the bike has been increased. The bike now comes with a 13.7-liter fuel tank.
The bike has a re-engineered split Trellis frame. It is bolted onto the subframe of the bike. The Trellis frame is colored in orange and the subframe is black. This color scheme looks amazing.
The bike now comes with lighter wheels and an adjustable handlebar. The suspension units are from the WP Apex range. The bike comes with front and rear disc brakes. It is also equipped with a dual-channel ABS unit from Bosch.
The engine of the bike is a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 199 CC engine. It is tuned to belt out 25.4bhp of peak power. The engine now comes with a bigger air intake that improved its low-end torque. The radiator of the bike is also redesigned which allows the same to efficiently cool down the bike.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is yet another best-selling 200 CC bike in India. It is ideal for people who want a low-maintenance naked street bike. The bike comes in a myriad of color schemes. They are –
- Burnt Red
- Pewter Grey
- Satin Blue and
- Metallic Pearl White
The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled, BS6-compliant engine that is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The power and torque output of the bike stands at 23 bhp and 18 Nm. The front suspension is a telescopic fork unit. The rear suspension is a preload-adjustable mono-shock unit. The bike is equipped with front and rear disc brakes. It also comes with a single-channel ABS unit as OEM standard fitment.
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Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
The RS 200 Pulsar is a flagship motorcycle from Bajaj. It is categorized as a compact sportbike. It is powered by the same engine that powers the NS 200. The performance parameters are tuned to suit the bike.
For instance, the fuel injection unit is more efficient. The four valves on the motor are reinforced to handle the extra power it makes. The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor is capable of belting out 24.2bhp of peak power and 18.7Nm of peak torque. The bike has an electronically limited top speed of 140.8 KMPH!