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Yamaha Fazer, Bajaj Pulsar 220DTSi or Hero Honda Karizma?

India Yamaha Motor has recently introduced Yamaha Fazer in India, at a price point of Rs. 72,000 ex-showroom Delhi. This puts it in the same price bracket of the newly launched Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi and the old yet gold, Hero Honda Karizma.

While Yamaha Fazer’s 150cc air cooled engine produces 14ps of maximum power, new Pulsar 220 DTSi manages to churn out 21ps from its 220cc heart and Karizma produces 17ps from its 223cc mill.

While I wouldn’t like to question Yamaha’s wisdom behind the launch of the new Fazer and feel it would sell, primarily due to its looks. I can not help but wonder, whether it was the right thing to do. After all as a touring enthusiast (to whom Yamaha seems to be pitching this motorcycle to), if I am out looking for a good touring motorcycle and have 72k budget, I would no doubt be looking at the new Pulsar 220DTSi or the Karizma, as they seem more fitting for touring duties than a Fazer, irrespective of whether it is touring on the highway, hills or off the beaten trail.

While I have no doubt that Fazer would make a nice touring companion, I just do not see the wisdom of going in for a 150cc 14ps motorcycle, when I can get a 220cc 21ps motorcycle for the same price and that too when there isn’t going to be much difference in mileage either!

Of course if Yamaha was to bump up the engine capacity to 200 or 250cc, Yamaha Fazer would have made one of the best if not the best touring motorcycle in India…

119 Comments

  1. YAMAHA FAZER…………..cAn JuSt SaY……ITZ AWEESOMMEE…..aFtR All ITz A JaPANESE tECH !!! GO FOR YAMAHA>>>YaMaHA ROXXX…….

  2. Pulsar 220 might be Desi but it’s heart is made of a 220cc desi powerful engine. Neither Fazer nor Karizma can even stand beside P220. When u ride P220, it makes u feel the power. And more over in India it’s always better to have a Desi bike in terms of servicing, repairing and all.

    Pulsar 220 rocks…

  3. no one can’t stand before yamaha(FAZER)…..yamaha rocksssssssssssss

  4. Pulsar Rocks…….. yahmah kuch nai nai…

  5. FAZER

  6. i was using pulsar 2 years before but i lose my control when isaw yamaha .now yamaha is rulling my heart…pulsar is for child riders….

  7. aadhithya says:

    FAZER….IS THE BEST…

  8. YES FAZER IS THE BEST BIKE,AND ALSO SPORTYYYYYY…LOOK N RIDING………….YES!YAMAHA

  9. indias one an only super sports bike “PULSER 220 DTSi”

  10. NO 1 GOSE TO PULSER BUT MINE IS FAZER

  11. YES YAMAHA FAZER IS BEST IN ALL THE BIKES

  12. YAMAHA FAZER is best bike in all segments. if anybody wants speak abt fazer just drive the bike nd tell. yamaha Rockzzzzzzzzzzzz…. stay back all….

  13. Guys what about Karizma R

  14. Pls help me to choose which is best yamaha fazer or R15 version 2.0

  15. Akshay Kumbhar says:

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiii Yamaha rokssssss,,,,,,,,,,,go for fazer…R15………….its two awesome ……….

  16. i go foh yamaha fazer

  17. Sumit Sunny go i have yamaha fazer awesome bike but r15 2.0 is better than fazer… yamaha rocks…………….. 🙂

  18. PULSAR 220 ROCKS ITS ASWOME AND SUPERB TO DRIVE AND THE PERFORMANCE IS VERY VERY GOOD AND THE BODY LOOKS SUPERB AND IT IS THE NO 1 SPORTS BIKE IN INDIA THE YAMAHA FZS IS NOT AT ALLA GOOD
    AND THE R15 AND THE FAZER IS ALL SO GUD PULSAR 220 IS THE BEST OF YAMAHA AND THE NEW LOOKING HEAD LIGHT

    PULSER 220 IS THE BEST OF ALL YAMAHA SAY NO TO YAMAHA !!!!!

  19. Karizma bike is a dashing style and powerful.

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