Bajaj Pulsar 200SS spotted: No news on launch date
Bajaj Auto surprised everyone when they did not showcase the Pulsar 200 SS at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. A fully faired variant of their flagship Pulsar 200 NS, the 200 SS was recently spotted near Pune while it was being tested by a rider. The new spy shots reveal the riding stance of the new Pulsar 200 SS, which is expected to be launched very soon.
Back in July 2013, it was revealed that two new Pulsar’s will be introduced in India by March 2014. These were expected to be in the form of Pulsar 200 SS and Pulsar 400 SS. While we got to see the 400 SS at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, there is no word on the 200 SS yet, which probably makes us believe that it wont be launched before the end of this month.
Anyways, Bajaj is trying their best to launch the new Pulsar motorcycles in India as early as possible. They are currently testing many new bikes, which includes the likes of 150 NS, 180 NS, 200 SS, 200 NS FI, 400 SS and 400 CS. Most of these bikes were spotted testing together earlier this year.
Recently a lone Pulsar 200 SS was spotted testing near Pune. Comparing the spyshots of these to the one’s spotted back in January 2014, we can notice that the camouflaged material has been reduced, indicating that the launch is near.
To be powered by the same single cylinder engine that powers the NS, the 200 SS is expected to feature a digital fuel injection system in addition to optional ABS. Apart from this, it will also feature monoshock suspension for the rear and telescopic forks in the front. The headlight will have projector headlamps. Overall, the 200 SS will offer a better ride and handling as compared to the 200 NS. Price will be in the range of Rs 1.15 – 1.20 lakhs, making it a direct competitor to Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR 150R.
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