220cc Bikes in India: Mileage and Specs Comparison

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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