A report from Patrika states that Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS has caught while it was being ridden by the owner. Passersby reveal that the bike was being ridden at speeds of about 40-50 kmph, when the incident occurred. The incident took place in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
As per the report, the owner noticed the engine over heating and fire coming out of the same. He stopped the bike on the side of the road. Luckily, passersby managed to help in time and save the bike. You can see how passersby are helping douse the fire on Pulsar 200 NS by throwing water.
This is not the first such incident reported this summer. In fact, a couple of days back, a similar incident was reported by Dhanish Ahamed from Pasumalai, Tamil Nadu. A a proud owner of Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 since the last 16 months, Dhanish was on his way to his college when he saw his bike’s engine catching fire.
Not sure of what to do, he immediately brought the bike to a stand still and parked it on the side of the road. Within minutes, the fire engulfed the fuel tank, post which the entire bike was on fire. By the time help arrived, the bike was completely gutted. Locals tried helping by throwing water, but it was of no help.
Speaking to Rushlane, Dhanish mentions that the bike had no after market fitments, neither it was poorly maintained. The bike was serviced at regular intervals. The next servicing was due in another 1,500 kms. At the time of the incident, he was riding solo, and was at about 60 kmph. When we asked, if he has any idea about how the fire broke, he says he is not sure, but it could be due to short circuit.
Initially, the dealer and Bajaj team had been supportive towards the entire incident. Dhanish says that the dealer had promised him a brand new Pulsar RS200 as a replacement. But two days after the incident, the dealer refused to give Dhanish a replacement bike. Instead, the dealer is offering Dhanish a discount on a new bike. Below is the incident recorded on video.
Produced at Chakan for the whole world, the flagship Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle is powered by a 199.5 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder fuel-injected single-cylinder engine which is tuned to deliver 24.5 PS and 18.3 Nm of torque. A 6-speed gearbox transmits the power.
Also read – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 review
While the export-spec variant boasts of a dual-channel ABS, the domestic model makes do with an optional single-channel ABS for the front wheel. Other feature highlights include dual projector headlamps, clip-on handlebars, split seats, two-piece taillight and sharp body panels.