Research finds Modenas Pulsar NS200 produces the best “power-to-Ringgit” ratio

According to a survey made by, the Modenas Pulsar NS200 was found to have produced the most amount of power at the lowest price.

The simple study was made by dividing the prices of the bikes with the amount of horsepower produced to get the “power-to-Ringgit” ratio.

Both the Pulsar NS200 and RS200 sit on top of that list with owners only having to pay RM384/hp and RM472/hp respectively.

What happens when you really think about how much you’re paying for the amount of horsepower your beloved motorcycle produces? Will you be impressed by the figures you’re coughing up or will you be surprised at how much it really costs for a bike that produces that much/little power?

Let’s take our very own personal Vespa Primavera for example. Our 2014 model cost roughly around RM12,000 before GST was implemented and it made almost 12hp brand new. If you divided the price with the amount of power, we basically paid RM1,000 per horsepower for the Primavera!

Let’s take a more recent example. The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS has proven itself to be quite a capable and comfortable middleweight motorcycle which comes at a very attractive RM37,189 (basic price with GST) price tag. Divide that price with 67.3hp which is how much power the Ninja 650 produces and you’ll only be paying RM552.58 for each horsepower!

According to a recent independent survey made by, they listed down 25 of the most popular small capacity bikes from 150cc to 250cc and they found out that the 2017 Modenas Pulsar RS200 and Pulsar NS200 made the most amount of power for your Ringgit.

The simple survey was done to actually find out which of these bikes produced the highest horsepower figures at the lowest prices. The Kawasaki Ninja RR150 topped that list as it produces 30hp and cost roughly around RM10,800 in the current second-hand market to date. In short, those who own the RR150 only had to pay RM360 for every horsepower the bike makes, but the RR150 is no longer available in the market so it is out of contention.

Considering that Kawasaki Motors Malaysia (KMSB) is not officially bringing in the RR150 and the current prices revolve around second-hand and grey-import models which can be quite sketchy at times, the next best thing is the Modenas Pulsar RS200 and NS200. You can buy them brand new, too.

2017 Modenas Pulsar RS200, a Malaysian rebadge of the Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Both bikes produces 24hp and when divided by their prices of RM11,342 (RS200) and RM9,222 (NS200), the naked Pulsar NS200 wins the ‘power-to-Ringgit’ ratio with an impressive figure of RM384/hp whereas the RS200 is still worth applauding for sitting at RM472/hp.

The study also included other bikes from Yamaha, Naza, Honda, Benelli and many more. To check out the complete results of the survey, check out the screenshot below or you can head over to the website.

Although this was a very simple research done to basically find out how much one is paying for every single horsepower made by the bikes, it was still quite an interesting find considering that the Modenas Pulsar siblings are currently on top of the game.

We’ve tested both bikes and honestly, they are indeed two of the most fun bikes you can own at very affordable prices. To check out our review on both the Pulsar RS200 and NS200, CLICK HERE.

A passionate individual when it comes to anything related to two wheels (or sometimes more), he enjoys the chaotic and magical world of motorsports as much as riding leisurely to the shops on his beloved Vespa. With an education-based background, he is always eager to learn and share about the poetic arts of motorcycling.

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