The premium biking segment in India is seeing some action. Though the action is far from what we would have liked to see. The recently launched Apache 180 is very promising but the new Pulsar 220 has taken everyone’s attention from TVS to Bajaj. Bajaj did feel the heat from other bike manufacturers had thus had no option but to pull something out of the box. They has priced the Pulsar 220 very well but will the new Pulsar 220 be the king of the performance biking segment?
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi
For - Top speed, looks, price
Against - From the rear people might think your riding a Pulsar 180, quality, refinement
Verdict - Bajaj needs to differentiate its top end bike with other bikes from its segment, more power would have done wonders
For - Super handling, R1 tech, braking
Against - Small size, puny tires, price
Verdict - Yamaha could have given the R15 more power, racing kits on their way
Hero Honda Karizma R
For - Quality, service, reliability
Against - Other than new stickers this bike has not been updated since a long time now.
Verdict - Hero Honda need to get up and smell the coffee. They need to upgrade the Karizma with new features and more power.
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