Bajaj has come a long way from their first Pulsar offerings in the form of 150cc and 180cc eleven years back. Their latest Pulsar, the 200 NS was launched in India earlier in June with an ex-showroom price of approximately Rs 85,000. Boasting of a 4 valve SOHC 199.5cc engine, the vehicle is capable of 23.52 PS power at 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm torque at 8000 rpm.New Pulsar motorcycle is capable of accelerating from 0-60 kmph in 3.61 seconds while 0 to 100 kmph is possible in 9.8 seconds. According to Bajaj, Pulsar 200 NS has a top speed of 136 kmph.
As always is the case with Bajaj Pulsar, price is the USP, of Pulsar 200 NS as well, but surprisingly, immense improvement in handling also adds to the USP of this new sports bike. It is for the first time that Pulsar sports a Nitrox Mono Suspension at the rear. Wide tires giving it a more aggressive look while the exhaust is fitted beneath the chassis just as is seen in Duke 200.
Petal disc brakes are fitted in front and rear, but it is space between tank and hump that is uncomfortable and causing strain to riders over long distances specially those in medium height category. Suspension too is rigid and performance is maintained however it does cause a problem over uneven road surfaces which can add to discomfort. Overall, Bajaj has impressed everyone with the new 200 NS. Enough of facts, sit back and enjoy the review of Pulsar 200NS by Power to the Rider.
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Review by Power to the Rider.
Pulsar 200NS fast lap around a test track
Tech Specs of Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
Type Type SOHC – 4V – Liquid Cooled
Combustion system Combustion system Triple spark
Ignition system Independent spark control through ECU
Crankshaft Type Integral
Max Power 23.52 PS @ 9500
Max Torque 18.3 Nm @ 8000
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 49 mm
Displacement 199.5 cc
Fuel system Carburettor, UCD 33
Air filter Paper element
Exhaust system Exhaust TEC enhanced centrally mounted
Frame Type Pressed steel Perimeter Frame
Wheel Base 1363 mm
Length x height x width 2017 mm x 1195 mm x 804 mm
Seat ht-Rider 805 mm
Ground Clearance 167 mm
Vehicle Kerb weight 145 kg
FAW/RAW 72/73 kg
Fuel Tank capacity 12 L
Front suspension Telescopic Front Fork with Antifriction Bush Dia 37
Rear Suspension Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber with piggy back gas canister
Front (Type) Petal Disc with floating caliper
Front (Size) Dia 280 mm Disc
Rear (Type) Petal Disc with floating caliper
Rear (Size) Dia 230 mm Disc
Braking Distance – Both brakes (60 – 0 Kmph) 16.33 meter
Front 100/80 – 17, 52 P, Tubeless
Rear 130/70 – 17, 61 P, Tubeless
Front 10 spoke 2.5 x 17, Alloy
Rear 10 Spoke, 3.5 x 17, Alloy
Acceleration and Top speed
0-60 kmph 3.61 sec
0-100 kmph 9.83 sec
Max Speed 136 Kmph
System DC Ignition
Battery 12V 8AH VRLA
Head Lamp H4 bulb 12V 55/60W
Tail/Stop Lamp 0.3/3 W, LED
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