Taglined as the “Fastest Pulsar Yet” Bajaj Pulsar RS200 (RS is for Race Sports) was expected to receive a single channel (only front wheel) Bosch ABS system in order to keep price low. But, this is not the case. New spy shots from BikeAdvice confirm the presence of ABS ring on rear wheel as well, thus confirming the presence of a dual channel ABS.
Speaking about Bajaj Pulsar RS200 tyres, tread pattern confirms that they are MRF Zapper S Tyres, which claims to provide excellent road grip while cornering. Engine specifications include a 199.5cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected petrol engine offering 24.4 PS peak power at 9,500 rpm and 18.6 Nm peak torque at 8,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
The fully faired Bajaj Pulsar RS200 sits on the 200 NS platform and has a total weight of 151 kgs as compared to the 200 NS which weighs 145 kgs. Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 also has a smaller fuel tank of 12 kgs while measurements stand at 2,060mm in length, 750mm in width and 1,160mm in height. RS200 has ground clearance of 165mm making travel on Indian road conditions easier.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is being produced from the company manufacturing unit in Chakan, near Pune. Colour options on offer will be red, yellow, blue and black. These are available in single tone as well as dual tone.
The new Pulsar receives crystal LED tail lamps and twin projector headlamps with LED DRLs. It will mainly compete with Hero Karizma R, and Yamaha YZF-R15, though it has much better engine and features on offer. Set for launch on March 26, Pulsar RS200 is likely to be priced at around INR 1.25 lakhs on road. Bookings have already opened at company dealerships at a down payment of INR 5,000 with deliveries promised in April 2015.