Note: Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS is Called RS 200 in India
Bajaj Pulsar does not need any introduction, as the two-wheeler is managing to attract bike lovers since the launch of its first model in 2001. Its latest version, Pulsar 200 NS, was launched in 2012, and the bike maker claims that it has sold more than five million units of pulsar till April 2012. Pulsar 200 NS was discontinued from August 2015.
Now, Pulsar lovers are all set to try their hands-on Pulsar 200 RS that is expected to reach the market soon. Bajaj Auto’s MD, Rajiv Bajaj recently interacted with journalists from India’s leading business channel and confirmed the same. Let’s take a look at some of the bike’s possible features.
Do you remember Bajaj’s Pulsar SS 400 concept that it unveiled during 2014’s auto expo? That is how Pulsar RS 200 looks like!
Certain aspects of this bike’s design seem to be bit inspired from KTM bikes. LED tail lamps, integrated turning indicators, dual projector headlamps, alloy wheels, and a regular stubby exhaust are good enough to differentiate this bike from Pulsar 200 NS. Vehicle’s daytime running LED lights will provide additional shine to attract eyeballs during.
Bike’s instrument cluster seems inspired from the one in 200 NS. It will include analogue tachometer combined with digital speedometer, trip meter, odometer, fuel gauge and clock.
After looking at certain leaked images, it is clear that Pulsar RS 200 will be available in white, sapphire blue, ebony black, cocktail wine red and yellow color.
Pulsar RS is powered by 199.5cc engine, and is fitted with 6-speed gearbox. Fuel tank’s capacity in this bike is 12 liters.
As of now (while writing this review) the company has not released any information about bike’s mileage, maximum speed, and other engine related details. But Pulsar NS is also powered by same 199.5cc engine, and it offers overall mileage of around 58 KMPL. Certain bike review sites suggest that the new model’s engine can reach maximum speed of 135 KMPH.
Braking and Suspension
Bajaj has fitted front and rear disc brakes in Pulsar RS 200. Bike’s nitrox mono shock absorber with gas canister manages the rear suspension, while telescopic front fork manages the front suspension. Vehicle’s ground clearance is 165 mm.
Bajaj is planning to release two different variants of Pulsar RS 200. First variant will be standard and second one will offer certain additional features along with anti-lock braking system. This ABS system is said to be specially designed by Bosch.
Bike lovers waited a lot for this bike
Bike lovers in India are desperately waiting for this bike since almost twelve months now. Hopefully, Bajaj will start handing over Pulsar 200 SS by the end of March this year.
News reports suggest that the bike maker has recently displayed Pulsar 200 SS during an auto event in Turkey. Bajaj Auto plans to release this bike’s ABS variant in certain overseas markets as well. Bike is expected to come with price tag of around Rs 1.25 lakh, plus taxes.
Bajaj plans to release six two-wheeler vehicles this year
Bajaj plans to launch six new vehicles this year including one 400 cc and one 100 cc Pulsar model. The company aims to capture at-least 20 per cent of Indian market share this year. Company’s current market share is around 16 to 17 per cent. Sales-wise, Bajaj ranks second in the market, right behind Hero Moto Corp which occupies first position in Indian two-wheeler market.
S Ravikumar, Bajaj Auto’s president for business development recently interacted with journalists and shared the information that the company plans to launch one new vehicle each month during this year. He said that new products will help the company to re-gain its lost market share.