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Bajaj Pulsar RS200 – Things we hated about the Fastest Pulsar Yet

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 Review Wallpaper Chakan Track-01
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 has introduced Bosch's low-cost ABS in India, which is expected to be found in a good number of upcoming two-wheelers in the country.

No doubt Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is a revolutionary product, but we all have our concerns and expectations that weren’t met.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 hosts many firsts for the company as well as the Indian two-wheeler market. Its design, features, performance and value are really being appreciated, evidence of which is first 1,000 bookings done in just 7 days from launch date, that is when only 17 showrooms across the nation accepted bookings. As weeks pass by, the reach of Bajaj Pulsar RS200 will expand to around 50 outlets in bigger cities by the end of 2015.

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 Review Wallpaper Chakan Track-01

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has introduced Bosch’s low-cost ABS in India, which is expected to be found in a good number of upcoming two-wheelers in the country.

So, getting to what we wished could have been better in Bajaj Pulsar RS200, it starts with the very ABS feature that the RS200 boasts of equipping. While single-channel (front only) ABS may be advocated to be sufficient enough, being the flagship motorcycle of one of the largest two-wheeler makers in the world, it should have featured dual channel ABS (front and rear) if not for the fact that it is being promoted as a Race Sport bike.

Also Read – Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Review at Chakan Plant Test Track

Looking closely, we have learnt that some if not all export markets that are yet to receive the RS200 will do so with dual channel ABS kit, and probably India will be the only market that does not benefit from a truly fully-loaded Pulsar. And these export models will indeed be manufactured and sent from the Chakan plant. So, why does Bajaj Auto have to refrain from offering a much safer Pulsar variant to the home-market when it produces the same locally for exports?

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 Review Wallpaper Chakan Track-13Then comes the handling part. Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is indeed very nimble and will be easy to control in difficult situations, and the bike does not feel like it weighs 165 kg at all. But, given the sheer number of Pulsar variants out there all with similar riding posture, Bajaj could have offered a really forward-lean pose on the RS200, to compete directly with Yamaha R15. With Pulsar 200 NS and brand new Pulsar AS 200 already designed for comfortable riding and touring, did Bajaj really need to stick to the much relaxed riding position with the RS200 as well?

Also Read – Interesting Q&A on Bajaj Pulsar RS200 during Indian launch

Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 Review Wallpaper Chakan TrackThird, Bajaj Auto hasn’t revealed the ARAI certified mileage of Bajaj Pulsar RS200, and responded to our query simply saying this is a race-inspiring / performance bike and there is no concern for fuel efficiency here. Is Bajaj embarrassed by the mileage of RS200 since the company holds focus for producing top mileage bikes for the country? We are yet to find out how much Pulsar RS200 can squeeze out of a litre of fuel.


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Ashwin Ram N P

Ashwin Ram N P

Life after college in 2014 has seen Ashwin Ram propel himself wholeheartedly into the auto industry. Information is never enough for this young blogger who enthusiastically ticks his elaborate checklist at each drive. The need to add that one extra detail ensures select articles that are upbeat, and comprehensive.

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  • Reetabrata Bhattacharya

    The riding posture is perfect, there is no need to make it forward biased. However a taller wind-screen would have been useful.