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Yamaha R15 vs Ninja 250R vs Karizma ZMR vs Pulsar 220 – Precisely & Concisely

I have seen a lot of web searches going on just for comparisons on some major bikes we have in market. Comparison is always made on some basics technical specifications, price tag of bike and features. Today I thought to make things easy for people and created a snap for my readers which give a clear comparison over four bikes. The four bikes I have opted are most popular and all feature displacement over 200cc. And those are;

  • Yamaha R15 by Yamaha motors
  • Ninja 250R by Kawasaki,  India
  • Karizma ZMR by Hero-Honda
  • Pulsar 220 by Bajaj Autos

Enlarge the comparison table by clicking over image!

If I would have to buy a new bike, I would probably go for ZMR after considering all aspects. And what about you?

90 comments

  1. Man, comparing all the aspects i wold still prefer Yamaha over karizma. Karizma is a no match for R15. Look at the aspects man, a 150 cc engine generating 17bhp-8500rpm compare to 223 cc generates 17.6 bhp-7000 rpm. If u wanna buy a decent piece of shit go for karizma. Yamaha engines are much more reliable than shit Honda's.
    Another would be the pick up, where Yamaha scores 0-60 in 3.2 secs compare to 3.7 secs karizma. Man wake up, you are a victim of HERO HONDA!….who are known for low end versions and are a no match to YAMAHA!….

    • dont be foolish buddy
      go for honda 250 r or karizma .R15 IS D WORST 1 I OWE IT & 1 OF D WORST BIKE I HAD XPEERIENCE
      DONT GO FOR IT
      HONDA 250 R IS D BEST 1 AS I owe honda bike too & no doubt they will keep up dier promises

    • R15 is a dumbass byk….its looks like a cycle in front of ZMR(all above)……stupid people compare 150cc to 223cc… Honda is engine mostly trusted by peoples in India….people like u go for such nonsense byk…

    • What an awfully well informed chap. I suppose your IQ is in into single digits? You look at the torque generated and the engine displacement sonny boy,not a 0.5 second difference in pickups and shit. R15 looks like a f****g toy bike and feels even more so. Wake up and ask you ancient brain to register the fact that hero honda is,and probably will be for some more time to come,the world’s largest 2 wheeler manufacturer. Or, you could simply go back to riding the wooly mammoth.

    • Dude Pulsor 220 offcourse just see the chart again what else u want…..
      Thnxxx Bajaj

    • HERO-ABOVE ALL ,YAMAHA-ALL WASTE BIKES….

  2. Man, comparing all the aspects i wold still prefer Yamaha over karizma. Karizma is a no match for R15. Look at the aspects man, a 150 cc engine generating 17bhp-8500rpm compare to 223 cc generates 17.6 bhp-7000 rpm. If u wanna buy a decent piece of shit go for karizma. Yamaha engines are much more reliable than shit Honda's.
    Another would be the pick up, where Yamaha scores 0-60 in 3.2 secs compare to 3.7 secs karizma. Man wake up, you are a victim of HERO HONDA!….who are known for low end versions and are a no match to YAMAHA!….

    • see first of all i would prefer you to take a ride of pulsar and than karizma after a long periode you will fine karizma is far far better than pulsar 220

  3. my demand is actually Ninja but its price is making me feel like 2.5 for 250cc bike?

    rest, R15 is a great bike but could have been much appreciable if it was a bit tall when compared to others and some more displacement in engine…..only racing pickup cant make a bike perfect. if R15 rides 2pillions, it nearby touches ground and back side looks like shit!

    and nodoubt from the above table R15 takes lead because of its Yamaha engine work.

  4. I’ve used almost all the bikes of 200 displacements. I ve done world record twice on bike in diff sector. I would first prefere Bajaj bikes, den Honda, and den suzuki, among our indian bikes. Regarding yamaha, yamaha is with least ranking. Only rx 100 matters. Yamaha engines are bullshit.. Dnt wrk on long drives neither in racing.. It only gives look.. But zero comfort level. And after sales of yamaha are wrost. I personally would suggest p220 dtsi..

  5. I’ve used almost all the bikes of 200 displacements. I ve done world record twice on bike in diff sector. I would first prefere Bajaj bikes, den Honda, and den suzuki, among our indian bikes. Regarding yamaha, yamaha is with least ranking. Only rx 100 matters. Yamaha engines are bullshit.. Dnt wrk on long drives neither in racing.. It only gives look.. But zero comfort level. And after sales of yamaha are wrost. I personally would suggest p220 dtsi..

    • ur…….funny….ur lier….wat u know abt R15……..ur saying ur a world recorder……..yamaha is mainly for its engine and performance…….no other bikes give this much ……………i own….rx100 for 5 years and rx135 for 6years and r15 for 6 months………i say yamaha r the best

  6. I’ve used almost all the bikes of 200 displacements. I ve done world record twice on bike in diff sector. I would first prefere Bajaj bikes, den Honda, and den suzuki, among our indian bikes. Regarding yamaha, yamaha is with least ranking. Only rx 100 matters. Yamaha engines are bullshit.. Dnt wrk on long drives neither in racing.. It only gives look.. But zero comfort level. And after sales of yamaha are wrost. I personally would suggest p220 dtsi..

  7. Kunal how could you say that yamaha engine are bullshit…. you can see alot of old yamaha in road even today , while every pulsar which is 5 years old is only good for scrap….. Dude you are talking about a japan engine with a filthy bajaj….

  8. If we check comparison, we all will first look at the best option which is Ninja. But as its price does not make it buy-able option for most of us, look at the second best option in everything. Second best option is clearly Pulsar 220. Compare it with yamaha or honda, in everything its better than them. At last compare the price and you know who is winner. Its Pulsar 220 with 21bhp of power. If you just want to decide by brand names, then don’t waste time in reading comparisons.

  9. Anirban Chaudhary

    Kawasaki Ninja is the #1 no bike in india and then Yamaha R15 is second best and then Hero Honda Karizma ZMR…

    Pulsar fans wake up ….u only think about price and comparision….first of all drive the first two bikes and then comment here..

    Bajaj's all Pulsars are like a wet crow in heavily rain…lollz….after purchasing Pulsar looks like a superb bullshit…you know why because its gives very noise, handling is very very bad in high speed…which is the main point in biking…and whenever i saw Pulsars on the roads, i noticed the rear portion of Pulsars are always shaking. totally crap and bullshit bike….

    Dont compare the bikes in fall of love….understand the all bikes like a true rider :D

  10. PULSAR IS THE BEST ALL AWARE AND KNOW THAT.BUT I MOSTLY PREFER PULSAR 220 Dtfi.every girls likes that her boyfriend own a pulsar.

  11. @ Anirban Chaudhary: I have owened Karizma ,pulsar (220,180,150) and R15. Pulsar engines are the best for rough handling and cheap maintenance. Rest are too costly. Pulsar has a advantage over the spares. its available in all the autospares. And regarding Ninja its different category. Its the lone wolf in 250cc racing category.

    • take a life man………

      if u think r-15 & zmr r better than p220

      then u r comparing then blind folded

      p200 is the king of indian bikes

      i own a ninja 250 it’s a different category

      it’s a demon hidden in the shell of a bike

      trust me

      no indian bike can mach it in any aspect else the prise

  12. Out of these 4 , Yamaha R15 is the best.

  13. Baja Pulsar 220 the cheapest and the best without comparing the looks of all the bikes what do u say guys ??

  14. What makes a Winner:
    I would prefer to have a Pulsar, R15 & a ZMR than merely just a Ninja in my garage.
    How many times can a biker expect to reach 176kmph in the entire bike's life??
    What is the point of having 6 gears when we have to change gear in less than every 30 sec in our country?
    What is the point of investing more money on to a lesser road presence bikes?
    Why should you have a bigger engine which delivers lower power?
    Eliminate appropriately and the winner will clearly emerge!
    Now tell me who the winner is?

  15. wish we had 1 more bike in here.. Ninja will no longer b the lone wolf… check our Honda's website… Booking for the nxt in d pack of 250cc is here… Honda CBR 250R…. Not as powerful as Ninja.. but a sure market eater when u look at d price… 1.5lakhs (without ABS) & 1.8la (wid ABS)… go honda…

  16. 1 thing for sure… no1 in here after putting in about 1 lakh Rs. wants to say that the other bike is better thn his… I would just say that I have booked a CBR250R already @ 1.7lakhs (wid ABS) & boy am I excited!… Ninja better check ur pricing again :P

  17. you must have added apache rtr 180 also to the list of comparison

  18. Ninja is better than the other bikes

  19. zmr is very gud bt it’s price high…

    pulsar 220cc is very fast bike ….bt it’s quality very bad..

    r15 -milege worst

  20. i think zmr is better looking than pulsar and yamaha,and its engine is more powerful ,i mean it doesnt need to make it service every month…
    and dudes its nt the bikes which goes to maximum speed ,its the heart of the biker what maximum speed he can achieve…
    i dont think u have ever cross the limits on the road.and one thing more pulsar truly is power ful bt its engine becomes crap after a year…
    zmr is the best option.

    • Hey, i do won a pulsar and i dont make it service every month but at least every 4 months, i used to change the engine oli when ever it becomes black my self ( once every 2 months approx)… And one time i didnt even make it serviced for alomst 10 months…. In my opinion the life of the bike does not depend on the manufacturer, but the rider and service men who maintain it… And one thing i got my bike rebored at around 96000km(reading) but my friends Karizma was reboared at around 30000km(reading)….And i wanna tell u the last thing is that if u have a little knowledge on bike serviceing plz do it ur self instead of going to the bajaj service centers except if u r needed to replace spares go to the other road side mechanics…

  21. every one can't own….ninja 250…u lucky guys….anyways….i ride r15….and iam 6 ft….its best bike 2 handle…and riding….it in city and highways….it smooth…but pulsar….is best 4 its spare parts avability..after sales service…is very gud….but if u want that head turning look…then go 4 r15 ..girls like it more than karizma..zmr….but if have gud pocket ..then ninja all the..way so in summry over all..with looks,maintenence..style..handling..riding……price…r15…4 sure !!

  22. hey u all i tell u ZMR is the best

  23. These are all confusing massage overall

    no body can clear what we purchase.

  24. zmr is the bst bajaj 220 is nthing less then a bull shit mann….

  25. just look at those figure of ninja

  26. reading d above comments i can say dat d best bike on indian roads is r15 n karizma zmr……220 has excess power with less safety in riding n ninja is toooo costly.

  27. "YAMAHA'S" class is simply international as compared to india's bajaj n her000 h0nda…n ninja is toh best in its class n LOSERS ,go n opt fr 220…..nly pick up baki bakwaasssssssssss

    • Just dont compare these pulsars and zmr s with the world class bikes. The jap bikes are world famous for their powerful sports bike. they are the # 1. No one can competite with them. the R 15, Ninja & cbr 250 r were the best sports bike in india right now. i hope the class leading SUZUKI is also entering in to the segment soon in india. They are the best in reliability, performance, looks and etc., etc., etc., The Bajaj, TVS & HH were not the bike makers initially, they have learnt it from the jap bikes. they couldnt competite with them. for further clarification learn from wikipedia about the jap bikes, then u will know the fact

  28. what is the mileage of karizma zmr?

  29. the one, bajaj pulsar 220 f is the only bike which have all the qualities of a super bike in very cheap price,__this is only the bike through which you can do what ever you want to, i have the one limited edition 220, n enjoying every movement on it,,,,,

  30. I own both the bikes p220 and ninja. ninja is the worst bike i have ever ride. but 1 thng of ninja is the best is it acclereates like boosting rocket but its a worst bike for rough, dirt cheep maintainance. parts r its damn costly of ninja. n turning r very bad….. i’ll sugess u to go 4 p220

  31. pulsar 220 is the best all over

  32. ders no bike dat can take de fastest indian….n 22o i much better den de ninja
    ninjas just de name 22o can take it down bcause it is a indian

  33. I do own a p220 dtsi, though fan of its acceleration but now its time to say i've experienced what it becomes after 1 year. Engine oil leak!! Engine oil not found in CHD except bajaj's, gear shift is sumtimes itchy!! Now vibs also comin in. Dont know about other bikes but i would say pulsar is a bit harsh after a year. But it does give you few moments of joy whn u leave any R15, Zmr, Rtr behind once they tryna race.. :also fuel i'snt costing much to my pocket :-). If Bajaj makes more stable engine for pulsarz it'll surely be better than any other bike.

    Best bike would not be the one that runs fast but that which offers comfort. So, Harley is my next bike..

    And yea go for cbr250!! I always felt honda makes more comfortable bike than any other brand.

  34. only zmr the best….'
    dont bay any other bike in this price…………………

  35. Go for pulsar 220, its killer looks, very good suspenion, 21 ps power, mileage around 40 kmpl,138 kmh of topspeed, Oil cooled techology makes it a ROAD STAR bike in india, its the best sellin sports bike allover Asia. Go for pulsar. And price is also less than Karizma, R15,cbr. Bt we have to maintain it proparly.

  36. lol i would personally prefer a pulsar 150 :D if you really want a good performance bike buy, r15. want a high speed one, buy ninja. i dnt think hero honda's good at any of these except that their spares are good and long lasting :)
    and if you think of buying a p220, pls change minds…, it's 220cc engine with low cost really magnetises young blood but trust me, it's got the worst performance on road! you wouldn't want your bike to cry for a replacement engine in a year or less… right? if you wanna pulsarm buy 150 or 180. it's performance is good and 150 gives you a milage of 55 in city and myn gives 61 and is capable of a 112kmph!

  37. in total average i suggest that the new karizma zmr is the best because it is has 250cc engine in low bhp means the maintainance is low and also it gives better mileage because of pgmi-fi fuel injection which gives better average as compared to all bikes

  38. hey frend i got to know abt these awsome bikes and read a lots of reviews abt these bikes….i know that there is no comparisons for ZMR in front of R15 …bt then also i ll prefer zmr ….bcos of..

    1. fuel…2.comfort.3.best touring….where as after driving..R15..only for 10-15 mins ur back will b paining..for sure…

    also….got to know that from some of the comments that…its totaly wrong to compare a 150 cc R15bike with a 223 cc ZMR…….whoever saying this kids grow up….and try to find abt the significance of rmps …bhp

  39. Binny commented right…….. R15 is for track maniacs for short and fun trips……….ZMR for long and comfortable drives+fun……….. so R15 get 8/10 and ZMR 8.5/10. P220 has power and also good for long rides, but lack quality in long run, but spares are damn cheap, so out of this race, after all we need reliable bike. Ninja is not for all common folks….. above average can afford it…… its the world's best 250cc far better than CBR250

  40. r15 is the best……..then 220.

  41. I owe Pulsar 150 and Karizma ZMR.. I am having Pulsar 150 almost for 5 years and rode around 35000 KM and toured a lot and it attains 115KM/hr and I feel bike is very stable even I am only 5.6 but it is very easy to manage.. Top speed is ability of the biker along with power of bike. Once I am on 115 , I feel pity that why cannot it goes 130 that’s why I decided to add one more bike.. I was well determined to go for Pulsar 220 but few aspects changed my mind:

    1) Too many Pulsar on Road.

    2) I am already having Pulsar 150CC and I love my bike.. I had won many street battles with this bike.

    3) When I went to Hero Honda showroom only for time pass I saw Karizma ZMR .. Just to check it’s weight and stiiting posture I sat on bike and belive I found it much much comfortable.. I got confused that whether should I go for Karizma or well trusted Pulsar… I called some of my friends and got advices like go for Hero Honda as Bajaj bikes are not good for longer time.. I disagreed as I always used Bajaj and it gave me satisfaction whether it was Bajaj Super, Calliber or Pulsar.. The engine life depends how u take care of ur bike.. I consider my bike as my baby..

    When I went to Bajaj showroom, I could not find Pulsar 220 is as comfortable as Karizma ZMR.. Also Karizma ZMR is having a rick look as compared to Pulsar 220.. Pulsar all models are on same frame there is no distinction in cursory look..

    4) Now I am happy that Karizma ZMR is right choice.. My conclusion is go for Pulsar 220 if u don’t have Pulsar 150/180/200 else go for Karizma ZMR.. Karizma ZMR is nice touring bike although it costs around 118000 on road with Capictor Head light.. But if we are going for fun then price doesn’t matter.. Now my next target is enfield 500CC classic, hope my wife and my dad will allow for that :)

  42. as a owner of the ninja 250 i would suggest not 2 buy ninja and r15 because it causes a lot of back pain compared 2 zmr and 220!!!

  43. Boss for Indian roads “mumbai” pulsar is the best bike.

  44. Best is for sure pulsar 220,,, anyways ninja is not there for every 1, But if u r a gud rider then for sure go with "Ninja" otherwise pulsar 220 is the best. Like in r15 rear tyres are so so small compare to pulsar 220. Karizma is also not bad but price is to much and no gud looks. "OVERALL PULSAR 220 IS THE BEST"

  45. This chart is no more use… Its CBR250r in India which people are craze about… Its just powerful as Ninja, Comfort, realibity… Everything is fine as Ninja… it got Honda's engine too… Says, maintenance is easy and also costs affordable 1,6000 INR or something like that figure without ABS though. So CBR250r is the best for now for everything and everyone… Looking for long drives and races.

  46. people!! all of you are correct…all I can say is that this formula can help you… Performance + Adoptability = Perfect!!! Each one of us have differences…also the same with them YAMAHA,HONDA,KAWASAKI,BAJAJ…each have its own trademark to protect…everything change when it comes to 'fuel' or petrol..here in asia petrol price is rising every month..so,people here think,why would i buy big engine,good quality,have trademark,which price is high…rather I look for the bike which adopts…and now let us flip the situation,if suppose the price of the 'petrol' in asia is the same to the middleast countries,would you still consider the price of the bike? I guess no!! You will prefer the good quality and the name even if high price because the main factor really affecting us is the 'petrol'….hahahaha Bajaj rules in india…but only in india!! They still need years to be with the brands that have legacies!!!

  47. Lol…Yeah…bajaj and yamaha and all..M going for ninja in a day….Super sexy bike.

  48. R15 is the best bike than pulsser220

  49. lol r15s 0-60 is 5.15 secs and not 3.6 !! get ur facts correct!! the data is wrong!!!

  50. i am having a yamaha r15 …………….. i think it is awesome in style and performence too……………

  51. karizma zmr s fine

  52. There was no talk abt pulsar 220, if comparing with the following bikes, P220 range was king on all indian bikes.

  53. I think in terms of handling, Honda has got the BEST package. In terms of power & performance, we may have a debatable scenario between the ZMR n the 220 on an open stretch of highway if racing/ pacing over 10-15kms.

    The R15 is a piece-of-shit –> Yamaha messed up with the release of this bike.

    The Ninja is a very neat offering, average in mid-range but shoots off after 8k rpm. Pricing a little too steep for the Indian biking scenario, else a very good bike.

    Cheers!!

  54. in my opinion yamaha r 15 is the best brand to buy

  55. pulsar 200 and r15 v2.0 are best among all of these

  56. Have u all guys gone crazy..how can u compare this bikes such as Hero Karizma and pulsar 220 with the yamaha and Kawasaki technology.

    With my opinion Kawasaki is the best of all …since it has got all the technical specs which r required to rule the roads but yes it does nt has economical value… but yes regarding power no one can beat Kawasaki Ninja 250R/300R….

    Besides this monster Kawasaki.

    We have got the Yamaha R15 v.2 …. since yamaha has introduction a very well designed 150 cc engine with the maximum power and torque getting a view with the engine displacement …. But yes yamaha has not introduced much modification in version 2 as all of us expected … but its good….

    SO,

    Kawasaki and yamaha Rocks.!

  57. Keep in mind, the rpms at which they produce their respective torque and bhp.

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