Bajaj tried Fuel Injection technology before on Pulsar 220 and launched it in 2007. The bike was well received but there were some niggling issues with it and not all service centres had repairmen with the know-how to service it. There were only few trained technicians from the company for resolving FI related problems. This led to some negative impression on the bike and Bajaj ended up discontinuing the FI version of Pulsar 220. This way, the company saved some bucks it was spending for the FI and the fans were forced to opt for comparatively less expensive carburettor equipped Pulsar 220.
But Bajaj takes care of fuel injected motorcycles under KTM and Kawasaki banner. And so far servicing of those bikes seem to be going smooth. So the Indian bike manufacturer can actually create a buzz by launching the Pulsar 200 NS FI in India.
KTM Duke 200 and Pulsar 200 NS are manufactured in Bajaj’s Chakan plant in Pune district. The Fuel Injected model of 200 NS is also manufactured and dispatched to other markets from the same plant. This implies that the FI system used in Pulsar 200 NS could be borrowed from KTM Duke’s inventory. So Bajaj can also introduce the 200 NS FI in Indian market.
As listed in global website of Bajaj, the FI version of Pulsar 200 NS produces almost same power output as the carbureted variant available here. The figures are 23.52 PS at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm at 8,000 rpm. What differs is the top speed. FI model is 1 kmph faster than Indian 200 NS which reaches 135 kmph. The 6 speed gearbox is also the same, but marginally more aggressive throttle and improved mileage can be expected in Pulsar 200 NS FI.