With every new market launch, Bajaj Auto has surprised media and fans alike, with their aggressive pricing strategy in the 200cc and above segment. For eg, KTM Duke 390, RC 390, and RC 200. Now, as the brand gears up to launch yet another (and much awaited) motorcycle in India, we try and calculate what could be Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS price when launched.
So how do we do this? As the new Pulsar 200 RS is based on the already existing 200 NS, its anybody’s guess that it will be more expensive than the NS. But by how much?
This is the tricky part. We can sit and calculate the price of each additional part on the 200 RS (most of them are anyways available in Mumbai’s chor bazaar), or we can take a look at Zauba.com – the website which keeps a track of India’s import and export data.
The second option is easier, and probably more accurate. We know that Bajaj Auto has already exported some units of Pulsar 200 RS to countries like Turkey, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand. Through Zauba, we realise that the listed price of Pulsar 200 RS when exported to Indonesia in CKD format is Rs 88,523.
Now, Indonesia also receives Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS in CKD format, which has a listed price of Rs 62,525 on Zauba. When you take into account that the price of Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS in India is approximately Rs 91k today, we can guess that the price of 200 RS could be under Rs 1.1 lakhs. This means, it will be cheaper by Yamaha R15 by about Rs 10k.
Featuring full front fairing, LED tail-lights, twin projector headlamps with DRL LEDs in the front, if Bajaj Pulsar 200 RS is launched under Rs 1.1 lakhs at launch, it will easily become the most affordable and value for money sportsbike in the segment.
It has been confirmed that the Pulsar 200 RS will be powered by the same engine as seen on board the 200 NS, but will it deliver same power and torque figures, remains to be seen. As per a source, the 200 RS is expected to be offered with non ABS and ABS variant. The ABS variant is also expected to get a FI system, while the non ABS variant will continue with the triple spark carburettor system as seen on the 200 NS. This will help the company achieve a mouth-watering starting price. Expect the ABS variant to be priced at Rs 1.25 lakhs once launched.