Yamaha R15 V 2.0 vs Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS

Now it’s time to decide which one is better for the ‘post-ride bike gazing’ ritual. And it all depends on whether you prefer your bikes naked or clothed... er, faired. The Pulsar looks smashing and is awash with a host of little details embedded in its fantastic proportions. The running lights, the slashes and curves, the purposeful stance - they all come together to create a rather menacing appearance. Fantastic.

The R15, the V 2.0 specifically, is about that sting-like tail. It’s a properly impractical-sportsbike tail section and that’s exactly why it looks so good. However, the front is the same old face that we’ve become used to on the first R15. They really should’ve sharpened it up like that tail when they had the chance. Nonetheless, the R15 feels better put together than the Pulsar and that counts for something, doesn’t it?