Over the years, the Bajaj Pulsar nomenclature has undergone numerous changes, which, in turn, has led many consumers into a state of mental uncertainty. The same goes for the bike you see here, for it had been discontinued to make way for the AS200 in 2015.
The Pulsar AS200 didn’t see much success in the market, and the lack of a naked motorcycle in the ever-growing 200cc segment seemed a bit underwhelming for the Chakan-based bikemaker. So, it was natural for the bikemaker to re-introduce the NS200 in the market.
Since it was re-introduced in 2017, the NS200 went through a number of changes to conform to the new emission norms. As a result, the NS200 now comes with a BS-IV compliant engine, a number of aesthetic updates – a new belly pan, colours and stickers – and the name have been flipped to make it in line with other Pulsars. Here’s the full lowdown.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is powered by a 199.5cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which, as mentioned earlier, is now compliant with stringent BS-IV emission norms. The power and torque remain identical to the earlier model, at 23.2bhp and 18.3Nm. The power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. The engine pulls nicely off the low-end and remains vibe free for the most part. The motor is rev-happy, but the top-end is a bit dull in comparison to the meaty mid-range.
The bike you see here is an aggressive streetfighter naked. Therefore, the Pulsar 200NS isn’t too shy to show off its sharp and edgy design. As for the numbers, the bike is 2,017mm in length, 804mm in width, and 1,075mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 1,363mm and a ground clearance of 167mm. Moreover, the dry kerb weight is rated at 154kg.
Fuel tank capacity
The fuel tank capacity of the Pulsar NS200 is rated at 12-litres. The fuel efficiency, on the other hand, is an ARAI-rated 36 kilometres to a litre.
Helping the Pulsar NS200 with its agility and stupendous handling characteristics is a telescopic forks suspension setup at the front and nitrox monoshock absorber with canister suspension setup at the back. Furthermore, the bike sits on a pressed steel perimeter frame chassis. As for the other hardware, the bike sports 100/80-17-inch wheels at the front and wider 130/70-17-inch wheels at the rear. The braking setup comprises of disc brakes at both ends, 300mm at the front and 230mm at the rear.
In terms of safety, the Pulsar NS200 now comes with single-channel ABS as standard. Other than that, the NS200 doesn’t come with any fancy electronics. The electricals comprise a halogen-powered headlamp while the taillamp is an LED unit. As for the instrument cluster, an analogue tachometer sits right next to a digital fuel gauge and a digital screen that covers other essential information.
You can grab the Pulsar NS200 in three different colours: Graphite Black, Mirage White, and Red. While the Graphite Black colour is the stealthiest of the lot, it’s the Red shade that looks the most exuberant.
All the extensive information regarding Pulsar NS200 can be found in the brochure. For instance, you can check the variants, various dimensions, features, styling information, and colours at a single place.
As of late-2019, the Pulsar NS200 is available in a single variant. The price for the standard-ABS variant is Rs. 1.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the on-road price, head over to autoX.
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