When it comes to motorbikes in Indian market, Bajaj and Royal Enfield both company occupy the topmost positions. Both of these motorbikes offer a very sporty outlook and a powerful engine to pull off a faster ride than you would expect. With excellent fuel efficiency in comparison with their engine capacity, the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and Royal Enfield Bullet 350 both motorbikes are a great pick for the Indian youths. You can get the best color scheme that matches your personality and style, maybe add some decals and hit the road as you please. Price tags might vary depending on what variant you get, for example with and without anti lock braking system (ABS) does affect the pricing a bit. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is a 200CC motorbike whereas the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is 350CC.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200
Bajaj Pulsar has been an identical Indian brand, relied worldwide by the two wheeler enthusiasts. It’s the fastest Pulsar model that’s on sale in India and other markets. A new white paint scheme has lately been introduced in 2016, the older demon black and bronze yellow variants continue to be on the market as well. Non-ABS variant of Pulsar RS200 sells for 1.36 lac Rupees and the ABS variant has a price tag of 1.50 lac Rupees.
- Design of the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is much sharper and edgy over the lower engine capacity Pulsar variants. R&D of Bajaj kept the young audiences in mind while designing the Bajaj Pulsar RS200; especially the ones in college or early career life.
- Young people love fast motorbikes and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is the perfect combination of reasonable price, fast engine and higher fuel efficiency.
- Anti-lock braking is useful in urban and highway roads. While swerving through busy city traffic, an effective ABS add-on can save so many trouble. ABS feature would cost only around 15K rupees extra.
- The bike is heavy, a lot of people don’t like heavy motorbikes.
- For the price, a much better finishing on the design is expected from Bajaj.
Price: Rs. 136,978.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is a glorious two wheeler that the company has been producing since their early days. Indian market has shown great appreciation for Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and the company has returned the favor by updating the Bullet 350 over these years in three different variants. Bullet 350, Bullet 500 and Bullet Electra are all available respectively in the Indian market, but for the entry level executives or students we would recommend the Royal Enfield Bullet 350.
- Are you a Royal Enfield brand enthusiast? Then Bullet 350 is for you! Although everyone else is welcome to give this bike a try.
- The design still has the old-school classic vibe while upgrading few key components of the motorbike like the styling, design, engine and fuel efficiency. This way, a bridge between old and new has been created.
- Available in two different variants and four different color schemes in India.
- Engine could have been better. Especially in 2017, people expect a motor that makes lesser noise and pulls off more power from a more efficient engine.
- In normal conditions, the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is very reliable. Under stressful weather or terrain though, the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is a far more reliable companion.
- Not ideal for people who don’t admire classic motorbikes. Being old-school certainly has some demerits.
Price: Rs. 128, 409.
Despite having a lower engine capacity, the Bajaj Pulsar still costs more because it’s a more reliable machine with brand value. Both Bajaj and Royal Enfield are great value for money, but our recommendation goes with Bajaj Pulsar.