This modified Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS in Indonesia caught our attention because it tries too hard to pass as an Aprilia. While the compact naked motorcycle is no match for the sharp looking Aprilia Tuono, one has to appreciate the modifier’s attempt at matching the aesthetics.
The spruced up Pulsar adopts the silver, red and black livery that mimics Aprilia’s default color theme.
The modifier even went on to give the Pulsar 200 NS a trellis chassis like element which appears to be non-structural (it’s there only to enhance the aesthetics). However, this undertaking is not purely cosmetic. The 200 NS’ regular telescopic front fork has been replaced by a sturdy WP inverted telescopic fork.
The motorcycle also sports fatter rims and tyres, large double front discs and a custom silencer with small twin canisters. Other noteworthy enhancements include auxiliary LED lights, new handlebar grips, a sharp belly pan, new radiator shrouds and blacked out turn indicators.
It is unclear whether the engine was subjected to a performance upgrade or not. In stock condition, the 199.5 cc carbureted single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine produces PS and 18.3 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is current not being sold in India due to production constraints at the company’s Chakan plant. The more premium RS200 enjoys priority when it comes to allotting the available production capacity.