Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS spied testing, launch delayed to 2015
A fully faired Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS has been caught testing on many occasions in the past across many Indian cities – Pune, Satara, Ooty, Manali, etc. It has been caught once again, but this time along with the spy shots, we also have an interview with the test rider, who revealed some exciting information pertaining to the launch of new Pulsar 200 SS.
Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS, designed as a compact sportsbike features twin projector headlamps, two piece tail lamps and LED daytime running lights. It will also sport twin seats, a muscular fuel tank and clip on handle bars while it will borrow its instrument console directly from the Pulsar 200 NS. Telescopic suspension at the front and mono shock at the rear of the 200SS will be similar to that seen on the 200 NS.
With no fully faired motorcycles under the Bajaj lineup yet, Pulsar 200 SS will be a first in this category while it could demand a price at a premium of INR 20,000 over Pulsar 200 NS. Once launched, competition will come in the form of Yamaha R15 V 2.0, Honda CBR150R and recently unveiled Hero Karizma ZMR facelift.
Speaking about its launch, the test rider revealed that the test phase will continue till the end of this year, and there is no scope of this bike getting launched in 2014. (so what was it doing at the showroom?) The bike you see in the images, has already done 19,000 kms on the odo. Â Engine specification on board the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS will remain same as 200 NS in the form ofÂ a 200 cc liquid cooled, single cylinder engine. But the output has been pumped up to offer 26 hp (NS offers 23.52 PS peak power and 18.3 Nm peak torque while being mated to a 6 speed gearbox).
Other details revealed include : Mileage claimed by the rider is 48 kmph, which once again will enable Bajaj to offer one of the most fuel efficient bikes in the segment. ABS is on offer. Front disc brakes are from Bybre, riding posture and seat comfort is better as compared to 200 NS, and fuel injection is on offer.