Close on the heels of the Pulsar RS200, Bajaj has introduced yet another new range of Pulsar bikes. It’s called the Adventure Sport series, and comprises of two new motorcycles, the Pulsar AS200 and the Pulsar AS150. The Pulsar AS motorcycles are targeted at those inclined towards riding long distances on their motorcycles.
Setting them apart from the regular Pulsars is the neatly-incorporated half-fairing, which looks smart, and should shield the rider from wind blast at high speeds. The bikes also get a projector headlight, which should allow for unhindered riding in darkness.
From the outset, it is pretty clear that the Adventure Sport bikes are based on the Pulsar 200NS, so the basic design and the chassis are all the same. While the AS200 also incorporates the exact same engine and cycle parts of the 200NS, the AS150 employs a new 4-valve version of the 150cc air-cooled engine that’s found in the standard Pulsar 150 DTS-i. The unit produces 16.76 bhp, making it one of the most powerful 150cc motorcycles in India. The AS150 also gets narrower tires and a drum brake at the rear. ABS is not available on either bike, even as an optional extra.
Bajaj has priced the Pulsar AS150 at Rs 79,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the AS200 at Rs 91,550 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bikes are available in three colours, Red, Blue, and Black. While the AS200 can be pegged against the Hero Karizma R, the AS150 competes with the Yamaha Fazer and the Gixxer SF. Watch this space for a full-fledged comparison review in the coming weeks!