The people who have been regular users of the internet would by now know about the new Pulsars, namely the 200SS and the 375. These motorcycles have been the topic of many discussions on online automobile related forums and have featured on the trending list and most viewed article list of almost every Indian automobile related website for quite a long time now. It is clear that the Indian biking crowd is very curious about these two new variants and is expecting a lot from Bajaj. The reason is simple, Bajaj is known for pulling off the impossible and creating motorcycles which have a blend of performance and reliability, and then pricing it at a point, where competitors stand no chance against them. The Pulsar was the motorcycle that brought along a change in the Indian biking scene over a decade ago and another revolution is expected with the launch of these two new variants of the Pulsar. Meanwhile, the below is the first ever uncamouflaged frontal spyshot of the new Bajaj Pulsar 200SS snapped by Powerdrift.
We all know that these two motorcycles have been spotted multiple times while undergoing fully camouflaged testing and there have been numerous speculations regarding the specifications of the motorcycles and also regarding the launch date of these motorcycles. Several websites including ours, also suggested that the two new Pulsars would be displayed at the upcoming Auto Expo in New Delhi, but it had not been confirmed officially until now. Shyam Sundar Narayan, Bajaj’s Marketing manager has now confirmed that the new Pulsar models will be unveiled at the Indian Auto Expo. Another source tells us that, Bajaj will display two or three new motorcycles at the Auto expo and at least two of those will be launched later this year. We are pretty confident that the motorcycles being spoken about are the Pulsar 200SS (Super Sport) and the Pulsar 375.
The Pulsar 200SS would be based on the 200NS, but will come with a lot more tech. The 200SS will have a full-fairing and will be powered by the same 199.5cc engine found in the 200NS, but will be fuel-injected instead of carburettored. The 200SS might be offered with ABS, but we are not exactly sure whether it is part of the standard equipment or will be available as an option.
The Pulsar 375 too has been in the making for quite some time now and will be powered by the same liquid cooled, 373cc, fuel-injected, single cylinder engine found on the KTM Duke 390. On the Duke 390, this engine has a maximum output of 43PS and 35NM. But the Pulsar 375 might get a marginally lower power output, but it will perform better than the Duke 390 on a race-track because it is a fully-faired bike, with a race derived tuning and ergonomics. What remains to be seen is, if the Pulsar 375 will perform as well as the Duke 390 on the streets.
We are definitely excited for the reveal of these two motorcycles, and you too should be!
Source – Hindu Business Line
Image Credit – Powerdrift (on Facebook)