2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS, RS 200 BS 4 Launched
Pulsar RS 200 gets an optional single-channel ABS; 200 NS gets Auto Headlamp On (AHO) feature.
Bajaj Auto has unveiled the MY2017 BS 4-compliant Pulsar 200 NS street-fighter and RS 200 sportbike for the Indian market, with prices starting from INR 96,453 and INR 121,881 respectively (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). With marginal cosmetic updates and added features, both the upmarket bikes in the Pulsar range offer responsive performance and decent value proposition.
The Pulsar 200 NS primarily targets the likes of TVS Apache RTR 200 and just launched Yamaha FZ25. The 2017 model gets enhanced exterior graphics and styling elements including a belly pan. Another new addition is the Auto Headlamp On (AHO) feature, while the 199.5 cc triple-spark, liquid-cooled engine (shared with KTM Duke 200) is now BS 4-compliant. The engine is still carbureted, unlike some export variants with fuel injection system. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox, the engine delivers nearly same 23.52 PS max power at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. The 200 NS is available in three colour schemes – Graphite Black, Wild Red, and Mirror White.
The fully-faired RS 200, on the other hand, gets few mechanical upgrades as well including improved telescopic front forks and a mono-shock rear suspension, with 300mm front disc and 230mm rear disc brakes. A single-channel ABS system offers braking assistance, but only to the front wheel, unlike Dominar 400 with dual-line ABS. Visually, the RS 200 is more or less the same the previous model, except for some body graphics and two new paint schemes – Racing Blue and Graphite Black.
Powered by the same BS 4-compliant 199.5 cc engine as the 200 NS, the RS 200 gets a slight increase in peak output with 24.5 PS power at 9,750 rpm and 18.6 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm. It primarily targets similar products in the segment like Yamaha YZF-R15, Suzuki Gixxer SF Fi, and KTM RC 200. The ABS-variant of the bike is priced at INR 133,883.
It is to be noted that deadline for all new two-wheelers to conform to BS 4 emission norms is March 31 this year, therefore every bike makers are bringing out their upgraded models this year.
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