Expanding the Pulsar range, Bajaj Auto today added two more variants of the Pulsar AS200 and AS150. The AS200 is basically a semi-faired version of the 200NS designed for the adventure loving biking enthusiast who required a go-anywhere bike for weekend adventures.
Priced at Rs 91,550 (ex-showroom Delhi), surprisingly the AS200 is cheaper than naked 200NS by Rs 3. It differs from the 200NS by having a semi-fairing, full-sized rear mudguard and no rear tyre hugger, but gets a large windscreen visor and much needed 55W projector headlamp for the low beam and 55W high-beam MFR. There is no fuel-injection or ABS on offer!
Like the Pulsar 200NS, the AS200 too is built around the same perimeter frame and gets the same nitrox mono-suspension at rear but has a wheelbase of 1363cm which is the longest in the segment. Only one variant on the AS200 is available, with three colours on offer – Red, Black and Blue. The company has skipped on body decals and dual-tone colours which is a good thing.
Based on the Pulsar 200NS platform, the AS200 is powered by the same 199.5cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke and 4-valve liquid-cooled Triple Spark DTS-i engine that produces 23.5bhp and 18.3Nm of torque with power going to the rear wheel via a chain-drive paired to a 6-speed gearbox. There is a 280mm front disc brake and a 230mm rear disc brake on offer.
Compared to the AS150, the AS200 has a bigger engine with 3 spark plugs and liquid-cooling, better brakes and wider tyres (100/80/17 front and 130/70/17 rear). The weight of the Pulsar AS200 is 153 kgs which is 10 kgs more than the AS150 while the ground clearance is 3 mm lesser than the AS150. Both the motorcycle has a 12-litre fuel tank and the dimensions (L x W x H) are identical.
The Pulsar AS200 represents the next design leap for the Pulsar range of motorcycles ensuring that it will continue its successful run in the Indian market. The introductory price should ensure that the company will get its initial volumes as it had planned.
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