220cc Bikes in India: Mileage and Specs Comparison

by Joy on September 24, 2012

220cc bikes India comparison

Moving on from the 180cc segment, we come to the 220cc segment, a segment that truly stands out as a performance biking segment. We have skipped the 200cc segment since this consists only of the newly launched Pulsar 200NS. Coming to the 220cc, here we encounter 3 motorcycles, 2 from the Bajaj stable; the Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i and the Pulsar 220 DTS-i. From Hero MotoCorp, we have the long famed Karizma ZMR, one of the oldest and respected ones to be in the Indian performance biking segment.

Although, the thrill and bliss of biking matters to the riders from this segment onwards, an extra look at the mileage figures(Official and User reported) provided below would definitely assist you in your research, especially during these hard times when India is facing a sky-rocketing rise in fuel costs. Car drivers, have an option to switch to diesel from the gasoline ones, but sadly, we bikers have to bear the brunt of any change in petrol prices as we don’t have a similar option. As with the 180cc, the 220cc mileage comparison also comes along with a detailed comparison of the technical specifications of the candidates.

Mileage Comparison of 220cc Segment Bikes in India

Model (Manufacturer wise) Official Figure User Claimed figure (avg) Difference
Pulsar 220 DTS-i 42 34 8
Avenger 220 DTS-i 43 38 5
Hero MotoCorp
Karizma ZMR 42 39 3


Technical Specification Comparison of 220cc Segment Bikes in India

Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i Hero Karizma ZMR
Type 4 stroke, DTS-i 4 stroke, DTS-i 4 stroke
Displacement 220cc 219.89cc 223cc
Cooling Air Air cooled with oil cooler Air cooled with oil cooler
Cylinder Arrangement single single single
Max Power 21.04 PS @ 8500 RPM 19.03 PS @ 8400 RPM 17.84 PS @ 7000 RPM
Max Torque 19.12 Nm @ 7000 RPM 17.5 Nm @ 7000 RPM 18.35 Nm @ 6000 RPM
Bore X Stroke 65.5 X 66.2 mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Starting Intelligent Cdi Intelligent Cdi DC-FTIS
Clutch Wet Multi-plate Wet Multi-plate Wet Multi-plate
Gears 5 speed 5 speed 5 speed
Front Telescopic, with anti-friction bush Telescopic forks Telescopic Hydraulic Shockers
Rear 5 way adjustable, Nitrox shock absorber Hydraulic Shock Absorber 5 step adjustable IGRS
Front 260mm disc 260mm disc 276mm disc
Rear 230mm disc 130mm drum 240mm disc
Front 90/90 X 17- tubeless 90/90 X 17- tubetype unidirectional 80/100 – 18
Rear 120/80 X 17- tubeless 130/90 X 15- tubetype unidirectional 100/90 – 18
Length 2035mm 2195mm 2110mm
Width 750mm 750mm 805mm
Height 1165mm 1130mm 1175mm
Ground Clearance 150mm 169mm 150mm
Wheelbase 1350mm 1475mm 1350mm
Kerb Weight 150kg 154.5kg 159kg

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150cc Segment Comparison.

125cc Segment Comparison.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

RKS September 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Thank God, Koyee to post aaya bikeadvice per after a long time


jimmy September 25, 2012 at 7:22 am

KTM Duke200 and pulsar 200 have a 200cc liquid cooled engine with the latter borrowing the engine from the KTM Duke200.They should also have been included because of their upto date technology.low performance air cooled 220cc class are too overrated.


Actor Vijay September 25, 2012 at 7:48 am

Excellent … but i always prefer Bicycle… less weight and no need to worry about the fuel cost at all… don’t know why stupid people waste money in burning fuel like this


Ogami Itto September 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

Increase in two wheelers coupled with less space,heavy traffic and accidents, soon these comparisons will revert back to bicycles.


Herman January 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Hi Actor Vijay,,,,We stupid people live in the 21st century…… and enjoy the fuel when there are still some around. We will join you when it is all gone. I think you are lacking the needed brain cells.


faisal September 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Well the honest fact is that the Pulsar 200 NS is better than all the bikes mentioned here.


Actor Vijay September 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

Faisal Bro… Pulsar is no way near my hercules Bicycle… mine costs jsut 1:35 the cost of it and no need to fill gas too..


Vijay September 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

yes…that’s why they have not included pulsar 200ns in this article…


raj September 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Writer have forgotten that in 220cc segment there is 1 option left . It’s urban legend Karizma R . which is best in its class and gives better mileage compared to above all bike .


Mohit Kumar October 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

Hadd hai Technology bi koi cheez hoti hai,

itz clear from ur comment that you have Karizma….
nd dont even know what Programmed Fuel Injection is …


Akash September 28, 2012 at 6:24 am

Front – 120/80 – 16
Rear – 170/80 – 15

Are you guys nuts? These are the details given for ZMR. Well, atleast my comments are read by someone and I don’t mind if they don’t get posted here for public viewing just because my comments are realistic and true.

Get your facts right first. A simple copy+paste job won’t make you a biker or this site as a biking reference site.


Mohit Kumar October 11, 2012 at 11:24 am



pcgeorge September 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Why all are bothered about milage above 200cc segments? It is for power and thill only.


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