Bajaj Pulsar RS200 high demand results in 200 NS production being suspended
Production of Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS has been put on back burner temporarily to accommodate the raising demand for the newly launched fully faired Pulsar RS200. Both motorcycles were being produced at the company’s Chakan plant which is due for capacity expansion in the near future.
Bajaj’s flagship product not only enjoys a high demand in India but has also been received very well in the overseas markets. Responding to a query by Rushlane, the Pune-based automaker stated:
Thanks to overwhelming demand for RS200 both in domestic and overseas, supply of NS is temporarily not happening.
Earlier, the company’s MD Rajiv Bajaj revealed that a second unit within Chakan campus would commence production by early 2016 with an initial capacity of 50,000 units per month. We expect Bajaj to prioritize Pulsar RS 200 until the new plant becomes operational.
Chakan plant’s Phase I is currently the sole global manufacturing base for compact displacement KTM Dukes and RCs apart from catering to Pulsar 200 series. With more Pulsar variants such as 150 NS, RS 400 in the pipeline, getting the Phase II up and running at the earliest is crucial.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is powered by the 199.5 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine derived from its naked sibling but gains fuel injection. As a result, it produces marginally higher power and torque outputs of 24.5 PS and 18.6 Nm respectively. Transmission is a 6-speed unit.