The Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z and the Yamaha MT-15 V2 are two compelling options in the Indian motorcycle market. The Pulsar NS400Z offers more power and features, but comes at a slightly higher price point compared to the MT-15 V2. Let’s dive into a detailed comparison between these two bikes to help you decide which one suits you best.


The Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z starts at Rs 1.68 lakh (Standard) and goes up to Rs 1.73 lakh (DLX) ex-showroom, while the Yamaha MT-15 V2 is priced at Rs 1.85 lakh (introductory price).


Both bikes come with all-LED lighting, dual-channel ABS, traction control, and a digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity. However, the Pulsar NS400Z offers additional features like ride-by-wire and four ride modes (Sport, Road, Rain, Offroad), which the MT-15 V2 lacks.


The Pulsar NS400Z is powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 39.4bhp at 8,800rpm and 35Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. On the other hand, the MT-15 V2 features a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with VVA technology, generating 18.1bhp at 10,000rpm and 14.2Nm at 7,500rpm. The NS400Z offers a higher top speed of 154km/h compared to the MT-15 V2’s 130km/h.


The Pulsar NS400Z comes with a 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc, while the MT-15 V2 features a 282mm front disc and a 220mm rear disc, both with dual-channel ABS. Both bikes have 17-inch alloy wheels, but with different tyre sizes. The NS400Z has a 110/70 front and 140/70 rear tyre setup, while the MT-15 V2 has a 100/80 front and 140/70 rear setup. The NS400Z handles suspension duties with an upside-down front fork and a rear monoshock with preload adjustability, similar to the MT-15 V2.


The Pulsar NS400Z is available in Brooklyn Black, Pearl Metallic White, Pewter Grey, and Glossy Racing Red colours, whereas the MT-15 V2 comes in Cyber Green, Racing Blue, Ice Fluo Vermillion, Dark Matte Blue, and Metallic Black shades.


The Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z offers a more powerful engine and additional features compared to the Yamaha MT-15 V2, making it a compelling choice for those looking for a performance-oriented naked motorcycle. However, the MT-15 V2’s slightly lower price point may appeal to budget-conscious buyers. Ultimately, your choice between the two will depend on your preferences and priorities.