Mystery of Bajaj’s upcoming sub-200cc Pulsar solved!

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS - FrontView

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS – FrontView

Pune-based bike manufacturer, Bajaj Auto is one of the leading two wheeler manufacturer in India has offered a bike which changed the whole market scenario like the Bajaj scooters did and the bike is lovingly known as the ‘Bajaj Pulsar‘. The bike proved to be uncontrollable and conquered to the very last limit in the Indian bike market.

For all those Pulsar lovers there is good news, as promised at launch of 200NS that the company will launch a new variant of Pulsar every year from now onwards and the Pulsar brand will keep on growing bigger for the years to come. Recently, Bajaj Auto confirmed its plans to launch two Pulsars this year, one will be the KTM Duke 390 based Pulsar 375, while the other will be positioned below the Pulsar 200 NS.

Although the details of Pulsar 375 are flooding online with some updates every now and then, details about the sub-200cc Pulsar remain mystery at the moment. Currently, the company has a full-fledged line-up of bikes at the moment and no spot is vacant in the sub-200cc category. Thus, Bajaj Auto could launch a replacement for Pulsar 150 or Pulsar 180 to tap into higher volumes in the mass market segment with 200 NS body panels.

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS - RearView

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS – RearView

Looking at possibility, the Pulsar 150 is a strong player among the 150cc motorcycles on offering in India, reduces the possibilities of 150 NS. KTM’s global CEO Stefan Pierer has stated that his company is looking at the possibility of launching an 180cc motorcycle in India. Therefore, we bet it might be new 180cc Pulsar family bike boasting the same design that of the Pulsar 200 NS. Also don’t be surprised if a Bajaj Pulsar 180 NS would be spawned from the KTM Duke 180.

Apart from its sporty design panels, the new Pulsar 180 is expected to be lighter in weight, have a more powerful and fuel-efficient engine. It might come fitted with a series of useful technologies which improve its ride and handling package. The new 180 Pulsar will be sold parallel to the existing Pulsar 180, but might feature some of the first in class features. It will directly compete with the likes of TVS Apache RTR 180 and other bikes in the sub-200cc segment.


Also see – Bajaj Auto to launch sub-200cc Pulsar by end 2013, alongside Pulsar 375