|Power:||23.2 bhp @ 9500 rpm|
|Torque:||18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm|
|Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS||87,193|
The Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is the latest iteration of Bajaj Auto Pulsar series of bikes. Launched in 2012, the 200NS completely revamps the Pulsar, introducing a brand-new 200cc engine that incorporates many of Bajaj’s technological innovations. The liquid-cooled engine is fed via a large 33mm carburettor, and three spark plugs are used to detonate the fuel/air mixture.The exhaust is mounted underneath the bike for better mass centralization, and employs ExhausTEC technology for improved low-end torque. The tubular frame makes way for a stiffer twin-spar type chassis, which helps in high-speed handling and cornering stability, while the Nitrox gas-charged monoshock rear suspension helps in imparting a comfortable ride over all surfaces. It comes with front and rear discs that have a petal profile which helps in quick heat-dissipation. The instrument cluster consists of a digital multifunction speedo with an analogue tachometer, a shift indicator light and blue-backlit switchgear.
Mileage, Price and Colours
The Pulsar 200 NS delivers a SIAM-rated mileage of 58 kmpl. It is priced at Rs 85,631 (ex-showroom, Delhi), and is available in Black, Black and White, Black and Red & Black and Blue
Design and Ergonomics
The bike is designed in true streetfighter fashion, with an aggressively styled front section and a sparsely styled rear. It comes fitted with clip-on handlebars and moderately rear-set foot pegs that seat the rider bent slightly forward with the feet placed towards the rear, in a position that offers maximum control during spirited riding, while not adversely affecting comfort during everyday usage.
Engine and Gearbox
The bike is powered by an all-new 199cc liquid-cooled triple-spark engine that produces 23 bhp @ 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm torque @ 8000 rpm. Power is channelled to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox.
It comes equipped with 37mm telescopic front forks and Nitrox gas-charged monoshock rear suspension. This setup helps in imparting good handling and stability, while providing a comfortable ride over all surfaces.
The bike is fitted with a 280mm front and a 220mm rear disc setup. Both discs have a petal profile which helps in quick heat-dissipation, thereby reducing brake fade, and improving braking at high speeds.
Who should buy one?
Those looking for a sporty, powerful and nimble bike for city commutes and for short weekend rides should consider buying the bike.
|Bore X Stroke||72mm X 49mm|
|PS/RPM Peak Power||23.2 bhp @ 9500 rpm|
|NM/RPM Peak Torque||18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm|
|No Of Gears||6|
|Wheelbase (mm)||1363 mm|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||167 mm|
|Kerb Weight (mm)||145 kg|
Ex Showroom: Delhi