Pulsar 220 vs Yamaha Fazer vs Apache RTR 180

By Divya Sai on 8/30/2009

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All these three bikes are the upper segment sporty and in the same price range. Although Yamaha is yet to unveil its new bike rumored to be the fastest Indian bike (defeating the present fastest Indian bike - Bajaj Pulsar 220cc DTSi). Compare the features below, and to print / store these details on your PC, you may download this Microsoft .xls (excel) sheet.

So which one are you planning to buy?

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72 comments for this post


I dont think fazer's top speed is 130+

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Nice post you have here.. the bajaj pulsar that came here in the philippines is on 200cc and they call it kawasaki rouser..

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 6:40 PM

@ Anonymous
Copmpany claims 132...anyways I have confirmed from forums that 125+ is definitely possible.

Nice to hear that buddy.
BTW p220 DTSi is definitely not for those who need a fuel efficient bike !

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Cost of apache is not 75k including all taxes it comes to 73 and exshowroom price is around Rs. 65000 only pls check it... But anyway pulsar 220cc on road in tamilnadu comes rs. 79162 i have booked one its an value for money bike

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Posted on September 28, 2009 at 8:47 AM

if u r lookin for power-combat,killer-looks and a tourer then definately go for fazer...

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 10:52 PM

im gonna buy apache rtr 180 next month

wat do u think abt dat

is it gud

as i need a power bike i wanted rtr 180

so plz temme whether 2 take it or not

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 11:07 AM

hey buddy.....p220 has rear discs too....

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 2:57 PM

If interested in looks, definitely go for Fazer, price on -Road in Bangalore is Rs. 83200/-

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Really man,
bike is average but the most disappoint figure is the service level of yamaha.. It Sucks!!!!

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 2:44 PM

i think overall pulser is best...fazer has no kick start...if the self start damage????then what???

Posted on October 18, 2009 at 12:56 AM

I think yamaha is stylish but power suck at that huge cost.....

Posted on October 18, 2009 at 4:21 PM

bajaj has made a awesome bike which has sexy looks & hot power

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Any one has any idea about the style of FAZER Limited Edition

Posted on November 14, 2009 at 4:04 AM

top speed wrong pricing wrong passenger backrest wrong?
good morning.........read bike magzine...lol m laafin at ur post....

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 1:32 AM

i agree......... some of the info given here is wrong...
n seriously read bike magzine........

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Dude you seem to be a fan of pulsar...but atleast dont pass on wrong information...RTR's on road price is about 75k while that of pulsar is around 79k and that of fazer is 83k.
If you want a complete bike go for RTR. If you want just the power and top speed go for pulsar and if you want just looks go for fazer.But in my opinion here the best buy would be RTR.Its handling and power are uncomparable...
But finally it is your descision...good luck

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Yamaha Fazer Top Speed is 132Km/hr as mentioned in the post [From maxabout]

and it's cost is ~65,000 [ex-showroom delhi - corrected in the post]

Apaache RTR 180s top speed is 125km/hr rather than 135 (just corrected in the post)

Back rest is not available in Pulsar 220 [also corrected]

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Listed price of pulsar and fazer is correct (acc. to ex-showroom delhi)

Here's the referece:
Bajaj Pulsar 220 [also top speed is correct]

TVS Apache

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 2:07 PM

wrong information

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 2:48 PM

if you are seeking for the overall biking pleasure go for yamaha fazer
it has the greatest looks,admirable power,great stability on road.plus a nominal milage,and its tubeless india's fattest tyres gives a great road
grip and last but proud factor for yamaha is the monocross suspension its above all...
first i was having a zma it was more powerful than my new fazer but the fazer gives me much more satisfaction in each aspect than zma...

Posted on December 19, 2009 at 11:04 AM

are you out of your mind...fazer at 132.......Apache 180 beats fazer in evry condition man................

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:23 PM

pulsar 220 neats every opponent bcoz it has 21 bhp,220 cc whereas all other are less yamaha fz,fazer cry to beat over 100 but pulsar can neat in seconds.pulsar 220 truly de fastest indian

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Ive have Apache 180 ,nd got a new FAZER...Im very gud in races nd stunts....nd i think dat FAZER is the unbeatable bike with excellent road grip cause its having india's fastest tubeless tyres nd its initial pickup is awesome.......if u want sexy looks nd sportive nd minimal mileage go for "FAZER" its the best and its breaking is also extraordinary.....apache is after FAZER believe me nd it just matters about cost variatian btw dem nd YAMAHA is an international sports bike company whereas TVS is local branded...........!

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 10:42 PM

wats the top speed of fazer

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM

fazer with 132kmph heee hee heee

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 3:02 PM

hey i'm confused which bike to buy b/w fazer n pulsar 180/220cc n karizma .....help!!!!!!!

Posted on February 28, 2010 at 11:08 AM

RTR is best n FAZER in no way should be compared wid RTR n 220 coz its a touring bike where as RTR n 220 are sports bikes and Fazers top is 123km/hr n RTR 180 is 139km/hr n 220 is 153km/h !!!!!so mind it fazer is not to be compared wid 220 n 180 RTR until one lukz for de lukz of de bike where Fazer is de best i guess !!!

Posted on March 7, 2010 at 2:48 AM

wat can i buy pulsar220f r yamahafz16

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM

If you are 5'10"+ (height), then don't go for p200 !

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 9:40 PM


Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:23 AM

fazer fazer.... yo i think in this case i am only the best... all the people who hve commented on this topic are poor people. i have rtr180 + pulsar220 + fazer. i am a filthy rich guy. everybody should have money like me. all you people have only one bike. haha . how sad. i go to my office each day on different bike. fazer is comfortable , rtr gives me little mileage but good power.220 is my baby , i love it.. haha..! my life rocks..!

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:28 AM

wow u have all the bikes ? how old are ya.? wow wow wow..! do you have any imported bike ? man you have all the bike.! everybody pls comment on this.! this guy has all the bike.!

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Pulsar 220 is rocket and Fazer is very slow, 220 is having rear disk break and excellent breaking whereas fazer is veryslow so need not such good breaking. fazer beats 220 in looks and monocross and mileage

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 10:57 PM

i think he must be in used bike business thats why he is having all bikes

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 11:01 PM

no man i t know that fellow whose got all the bikes..! i stay right near his house...he's simply hot..his name is jay .. a rapper working for th band "solar macho " ... he is just 19 ..he's got all the bike + he is going to import a harly davidson..! girls keep roaming like ants in front of his house..! he is filthy filthy rich.! parents in u.s.a his dad and his mom in london..!

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 12:40 AM

i think fazer looks good ..but the seat is a problem. my true experience, last week me and my girl took a trip to wonderla , i stay at koramangala. by the time my girl and i reached wonderla , my girl started rubbing her ass badly and later found having a torn jeans..! it was a new jeans , the seat of fazer is bad . it tore her jeans. i later took her to an ass specialist . but i had good feel bout the bike. fazer is comfortable and neat for single rider.

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 12:46 AM

i think fazer is much much better than pulsar 220 accept power. bcoz after an year bajaj engine have a problem of chain set nd crate a loss noice... i dont trust the quality of bajaj....

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 5:56 PM

I think that fazer's top speed is 120-125 km/hr oSAURABH

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 1:46 PM

mileage of FAZER ?

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 5:15 PM

i thought that pulsar top speed was more than 150km butit was wrong

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 8:49 PM

yamaha's all fz series bikes sucks.all hv same specs.fazer is even more costlier than 220.its true top speed is only 115kmph.the bike sucks in every aspects.a complete waste of money.

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 11:29 PM

pulsar 220 is nothing in front of karizma r.it's all rubbish that pulsar 220 is the fastest indian.karizma r can easily beat pulsar 220 leaving behind pulsar 220 miles away.it's just for publicity that pulsar 220 is the fastest indian.

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 2:38 PM

i have fazer but the bull shit the it is better for one man only no double seat .....the top speed is 143 km/hr and the avrage is almost 42 km per hr best is pulsar 220 looks better and less cost and the best thing is that if u have the accident on fazer and on pulser the whole cost of repair of fazer is more and pulser is less if u want only looks then go for fazer .....bye

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 4:22 PM

in the end you people have failed to meet at te same point (decision)... but making confused!

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM

I don't understand y u r comparing 153cc bike with 220cc bike. Cost has nothing to with performance. Each brand has set there own standards. Bajaj is local brand not international. Now "Yamaha Sucks" let me tell you Bajaj has altered there so called pulsarrrrr.. n no of times, ans still people like you are comparing p220cc with fazer 153cc can i ask y..... Dude look at the specification, how much big big jargon tech. has showed by Bajaj but actually performance is like 153cc Yamaha engine. And even if we consider p220 giving more performance than fazer then also it it illogical to compare 220cc/18 Ps / 13.25 Kw at 8000 rpm machine with 153cc/14PS / 7500 rpm machine.
And still if u r comparing then definitely Fazer is meeting the gaols.
Dude go and brush your views before commenting any bull shit
I will suggest you go ride it once then you will see the difference.
"Baap baap hota hai aur beta beta"

Bajaj nowhere stands on front of YAMAHA/HONDA

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 9:07 PM

bhai kya baat bola Baap baap hota hai aur Beta beta..no comparison of yamaha with automakers...

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Sunny u r true my friend, people don't look at the quality.
Now check the comment by @Balaji "Bull shit"
"the top speed is 143 km/hr and the avrage is almost 42 km per hr best is pulsar 220 looks better and less cost"
Pulsar p220 on road cost is around 85k-90k. Bahishab ne 143 touch kiya konse engine ke sath 153cc. Aur bol rahe 220cc best hai.
Pillion for both bikes are at equal stage. But if you consider driver comfort fazer is best

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 3:33 PM

hi ppl................y??? u ppl r only conmtng abt fazer n p220.....wat abt apchae 180....itz mileage ,lookz ,pichup, evrythng....i thng itz most switable byke for daily use...m gng 2 get it.....

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 10:48 AM

u guyz confuse a lot........................yamaha is the best........yamaha rockzzzzzzzzz,,,itz an international brand

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 4:40 PM

I have a fz16 which have the same engine as fazer. i have tried a lot but it wont cross 110kmph and its true. Recently on f ma friend bought a RTR 180.. awesome guys.... now i think why did i wasted my money buying an fz.. (guys dont belive in "love at first sight")

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 7:29 PM

well i gained top speed of 135 kmph on ma fazer....

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM

i dont have ant doubts in telling that apache 180 is unmatched..
it's of course the best,, in over all performance...
believe me..
we r 3 in group,, and have all 3 of dese bikes..
we concluded for apache..

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 12:41 PM

i think pulsar 220 is best bike in india, because it attract everyone when compared fazer. and mileage also ok. and pick is very high when driving in hills station. so buy the pulsar 220. don't confuse.
by sathish

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 8:13 PM

pulsar 200 and 220 always rocks.........

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 8:14 PM

don't confuse to buy the bike. your aim is going to be an pulsar 220.....

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 8:16 PM

yar hor kina confuse karna h ??

Posted on June 6, 2010 at 5:58 PM

JUSt my views..

Fazer has got Killer looks .The ride stability is awesome.U ud realise wen u drive in a heavy traffic.
And it hits 115kmph very easily...I have touched 122 max till date..But again NOT with a full throttle...
Mileage is decent.averaging around 43 ..
COST is quite high though.. But am contended.

And to any prospective buyer.. R15 is THE bike.. IF u can shell out 20K more..

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 11:19 PM

hey guys i'm confused which bike to buy b/w pulsar 220 & apache 180...... plz help!!!!!

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 8:06 AM

Fazer is the best bike !! buy that !!

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 2:37 PM

fazer is one & only best....... good in perfomance,milage & comfortable in riding too.. so go for the stylish fazer & rock on the indian road buddy!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 9:07 AM

hi guys.....am sam from madurai.... am having new fazer and its high speed is 133kph...styl of fazer rocks than pulsar and rtr....its tubeles tyers and silencer is a +point...

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Fazer 153cc is very good and stilies bike .Every condition so just go and buy FAZER153cc.bcz tney gives good performance...
So don't confuse okkkkk.......

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 3:47 AM

hi i m frm A`bad i have a fazer its to costly than 220 and rtr 180 but if u want a cool look than u must go wid fazer.Fazer Rocks

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 6:39 PM

hi bikers
in the range of 150 cc bikes, FAZER is the best, with attractive looks,very comfortable also.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 12:02 PM

i've already rided all the three but to tell you that.....all three are totally different types of bike....
Pulsar 220: it bet on it ,,,best in speed,,pick up,,,and a descent avg. but the avg. handling(top speed i reached :155 kmph,avg:35-40)

Fazer: Fazer is a True Riding comfort and glamor but it really lacks in power...(top speed i reached: 115 kmph avg:30-35)

Apache RTR 180: i must tell TVS has made a mean machine it has all the power the pick up....and the sound...it roars......
(top speed:143kmph still throttel left.... avg:35-40)

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 11:12 PM

how can a fazer knock a top whack of 132????is it done with racing kits n some modifications????

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 11:16 AM

FROM THE ABOVE 33 rd COMMENT,'anonymous',i mean the RICH GUY's COMME


what the fuck man????? The guy has got 2,3 fathers and mamas????

What do u think??

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM

hey man pulsar sucks......look at fazer ..pulsar stands nowhere in front of it.fazer zindabad

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Lol! Obviously the "rich boy" is a fake wannabe! Who brags about owning a few low CC bikes anyway?? Damn man, I know guys in Singapore who own Hayabusas AND Ducatis (and each of these bikes cost more than the Pulsar, RTR and Fazer combined!). Now those are rich (and lucky!) bastards!

Anyway, me, I have only an RTR and I love it because it suits my needs. The best bike choice is really what you feel suits you and what you feel comfy riding. Do your research, test ride, pick one, and be happy!

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 10:50 AM

fazer is best bike god gift for us

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 10:35 PM

I don't know where did you find these specs, The pulsar 220 is a mighty machine. It comes with 35 mm single piston rear disc brakes. get that rectified....

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 7:06 AM

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