Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS Review – A Next Generation Sports Bike

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Bajaj’s Pulsar 200NS is a flagship model presenting very crafty design, stronger chassis and latest engine technology. Intended to combine slick design & styling with new-generation technology, Pulsar’s ‘Naked Sports’ (NS) version is perhaps the greatest evolution ever in the Pulsar series.

As per the changing scenario and buyer preferences, Pulsar 200 NS is an attempt by automaker to change the perception of nearly a decade-old Pulsar brand in the modern context. Bajaj has emphasized on portraying the bike as a true sports bike in order to capture the imagination of young riders.

The Pulsar 200NS boasts of latest technology that takes performance biking to the next level. All the changes done in style and design of the bike go in line with the technology. It is certainly a responsive and speedy bike with impressive numbers. Most of the riders will be happy with its stability and the rate of acceleration.

Overall, the Pulsar 200 NS is an impressive offering with plenty of great features and excellent value for money. Here are some fast facts of Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS:

  • All-new in terms of design, styling and technology
  • Naked Sports (NS) with attractive decals, graphic’s and shades
  • Exhaust outlet below the engine
  • New stronger and lighter chassis
  • New design for Split-seat
  • New headlamp, tail light and turn indicators
  • Available in four different shades
Technical Specifications

Pulsar 200NS derives its power from a 4 valve, liquid-cooled 200cc engine, capable of generating a power of 23.17 bhp at 9500 rpm with 18.3 nm torque at 8000 rpm.

Mated to six-speed manual transmission, the mileage of this power bike is 58 kmpl in standard driving conditions with top speed of 136 kmph. On city roads, you can expect a mileage of 31 kmpl while on highways, upto 41kmpl, with a combined average of 35 kmpl.

The bike can accelerate from 0 to 60 km/kmph in 4.4 seconds and 0 to 100 km/kmph in merely 9.8 seconds. Touted as the next-generation bike of India, Pulsar 200 NS is equipped with triple spark plugs that help to boost the fuel economy. It has a 12 litre fuel capacity.

Design and Styling

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
In terms of exterior design, the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS aims to break the ground and to some extent, it is successful. As its name suggest, it is a naked body type, available in four different shades – Ebony Black, Cocktail Wine Red, Pearl Metallic White and Sapphire Blue. Recently, Bajaj has introduced 3 all-new shades in Pulsar 200 NS, which go well with the excellent design of the bike.

The bike also features new design for the fuel tank, alloy wheels and side scoops¸ giving it a stronger yet sleeker look. The bike’s chassis is lightweight yet stronger to boost the bike’s speed and power. The entire front of the motorcycle is fiercer, sharper and aggressive. Overall, it’s a busy and eye-catching design, with various severe angles, cuts and planes.

Riding & Performance

Riding the Pulsar 200 NS is simple and enjoyable. Offering the upright seating position (ideal for city traffic), bike’s seat is positioned higher with a shortened wheelbase, providing it greater agility. Despite being a large bike, its thick handlebar grips have got an enhanced texture that reinforces the feel of control. Its refined engine is punchy and strong and feels smoother while moving through traffic. It’s definitely quieter than any other Pulsar model. Thanks to the bike’s more spare chassis and reduced weight as the leaning doesn’t feel very demanding, in spite of the bike’s bulk.

Top Competitors of the bike

The most advanced Pulsar yet, 200 NS gives a hard time to its rivals not only in terms of performance but also with an alluring price tag. Some of its competitors include Yamaha R15, Yamaha Fazer, Honda CBR 250R and KTM Duke 200.

Boasted with some fantastic features, outstanding performance and excellent technical specifications, Bajaj’s Pulsar 200 NS is a high-performing bike with excellent handling and strong chassis. With a ‘Decade of Dominance’ in the performance motorcycle market in India, the home-grown automaker is seeking to move the race forward with the help of this latest bike. Traditionally representing affordable price and performance, the new version of Bajaj Pulsar doesn’t disappoint you. With its current price, it is one of the best deals in the market.

2016 Specifications and Prices

Ex-Showroom Price (Rs.)

City Delhi Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Ahmedabad Hyderabad Bengaluru
Pulsar 200NS 91,553 89,156 97,279 93,569 93,084 93,287 92,724

Engine
Type: 4 stroke, single cylinder, Liquid Cooled, SOHC
Valvetrain: 4 valve
Displacement: 199.5 cc
Power: 23.52 PS at 9500 rpm
Torque: 18.3 Nm at 8000

Mileage
City: 31kmpl
Highway: 41kmpl
Claimed: 58kmpl

Performance
0-60kmph: 4.4s
Top speed: 119kmph

Other Specifications
Suspension(F): Telescopic Fork
Suspension(R): Mono suspension with nitrox
Brakes(F): 280mm Disc
Brakes(R): 230mm Disc
Tyre(F): 100/80 – 17 – Tubeless
Tyre(R): 130/70 – 17 – Tubeless
L x W x H: 2017 mm x 1075 mm x 804 mm
Wheelbase: 1363mm
Kerb Weight: 151kg
Ground Clearance: 169 mm


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