Inspired from the bigger Pulsar 400SS, Bajaj Auto has today launched its younger sibling called Bajaj Pulsar RS200 (formerly Pulsar 200SS) in India. The Pulsar RS200 is available in two variants; ABS variant priced at Rs 1.30 lakh, while the non-ABS variant is priced at Rs 1.18 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Surprisingly, unlike we mentioned earlier today the Pulsar RS200 is available only in two colours: Red-White and Yellow-White, and Fuel Injection System is standard across the range. The Pulsar fans were anxious to know the top-speed of the RS200 which the company claimed is the fastest Pulsar yet – and its capable of achieving 141 kmph. The Pulsar RS200 weighs 165 kgs that is 20 kgs more than the 200NS.
The Pulsar RS200 gets the same engine as the 200NS, but with a fuel-injection system that makes it more powerful than the 200NS inspite of added weight. The 199.5cc single-cylinder, 4-valve, triple-spark, liquid-cooled engine has power bumped to 24.5 PS at 9500 RPM and 18.6 Nm of torque at 8000 RPM. The engine is continues to be mated to the 6-speed gearbox and gets no changes to the gear ratios.
On-board features are similar to those seen on the 200 NS. The Pulsar RS200 gets LED DRLs, twin-projector head-lamps (55W low beam projector and 65W high beam projector), LED tail-lamps, clip-on styled handlebars, split seats, digital speedo, back-lit switchgear, ‘Race Exhaust’ (Midship race spec exhaust with throaty sound), Single channel ABS with 300 mm disc (largest in the segment) and 230 mm rear disc.
The Pulsar RS 200 is 1999 mm in length, 765 mm in width and 1114 mm in height while ground clearance is at 157 mm making performance across Indian road conditions more efficient. It has a wheelbase of 1355 mm and a fuel tank capacity of 13 litres. It uses meatier MRF Zappers tubeless tyres, the front tyre is 100/80-17 52P while the rear is a 130/70-17. The front suspension is a telescopic fork with anti-friction bush, while the rear is a Nitrox mono shock with Canister.
Bookings for the Pulsar RS200 have already commenced at the Bajaj dealerships across India well before the official launch and even prior to prices being announced with the payment of Rs 5,000. The on-road New Delhi price of Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is expected to be around Rs 1.43 lakh for the ABS variant and Rs 1.29 lakh for the non-ABS variant.
Priced aggressively, the Pulsar RS200 will be that most-powerful bike in its budget and will compete with Yamaha YZF-R15, KTM 200 Duke, Hero Karizma ZMR and Honda CBR150R. The Pulsar RS200 looks great in yellow, as seen on the Pulsar 400SS at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, so checkout the studio shots of the young beast below.
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