Today in our Top 10 things you need to know about the latest addition to Bajaj’s lineup – the new Pulsar 200NS. Let’s get started.
Top 10 things you need to know about the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS –
1. Pulsar 200NS has been designed by Edgar Heinrich, the person who was previously designing BMW motorcycles. Apart from Pulsar 200NS, he has been credited with the design of the legendary R 1100 RS, RT, K1200R and also the R 1150GS and R1200G.
2. NS? The letters mean Naked Sport. What does it mean? The Pulsar 200NS is a sport bike that is customized by removing the fairing, and making other changes that result in an overall more aggressive look.
3. It’s built on the Bajaj’s Austrian partner’s KTM Duke 200 engine platform. The lower cylinder head and underbelly exhaust are the same which is seen on the KTM Duke. Both motorcycles have the same bore x stroke of 72 x 49.
4. It comes with liquid-cooled engine and triple spark technology. There are only few motorcycles in the country which comes with liquid cooling system and Pulsar 200NS will be the basic model to feature liquid-cooled engine in the country. Coming to the triple spark technology, it provides even better combustion compared to twin spark which results in higher fuel efficiency and better power output
5. It features all-new digital-analogue instrument cluster with digital speedometer, digital fuel gauge, digital trip meter and analogue tachometer. The huge round tachometer dominates the instrument cluster, is placed in centre and is flanked by a digital screen on right side and other tell-tales LEDs on the left side. The tachometer also incorporates a small vertical screen which displays the fuel gauge.
6. It drops the traditional down tube steel frames for a pressed steel perimeter beam section frame with rectangular tube section swing arm that lead to a lateral stiffness that is three times more rigid than the previous gen Pulsar 220.
7. Fuel-economy? Nothing official from the ARAI yet but Bajaj itself is targeting a fuel-economy of 35/58 kmpl (city/highway) and combined (expected) – 45 kmpl. Pretty impressive.
8. Prices start at Rs. 85,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Pulsar 200NS. Looking at the levels of equipment, design sophistication and sheer performance of the new Pulsar 200NS, is the best value-for-money (VFM) package available in the country as of date.
9. It is the latest addition to the brand and will compete with the likes of the Yamaha R15 Version 2.0, Hero Honda Karizma ZMR and Honda CBR 150R/250R.
10. Bajaj is so confident that the Pulsar 200NS will be a success that it expects to sell around 10,000 -15,000 units a month after 2-3 months period. I’m definitely impressed.
Refresher – Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS will be powered by 200 cc engine, with SOHC 4 valve engine with triple sparks plugs producing 23.17 BHP of peak power at 9500 RPM and 18.3 Nm of peak torque at 8000 RPM, Bajaj claim the Pulsar 200 NS will hit 60 km/h in 3.61 seconds and 100 km/h in just 9.83 seconds. The Pulsar 200 NS is not the fastest Indian with a top speed of 136 km/h. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the Pulsar 200 NS uses liquid cooling. With the use of lighter components, the Pulsar 200 NS weighs 145 kgs.
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