Bajaj will introduce new variants of its Pulsar brand on Arpil 14, 2015 as the company has invited the media for a launch event. Now although the two wheeler manufacturer has not revealed the names of the products that will be launched, it did mention in the invite “launch of the new Pulsar Range” which indicates that Bajaj will introduce multiple variants.
It’s just been two weeks since the launch of the Pulsar RS 200 and the company’s new flagship will most likely be joined by three new offerings including the Pulsar 200 AS, 150 NS and 150 AS. The 200 AS will be slotted between the 200 NS and RS 200 and is likely to commence sales from 14th April itself while the 150 NS and AS models could be unveiled with sales set to commence in the May-June period.
The new Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS will witness a major overhaul over the outgoing model with styling inspired from the 200 NS while power will come from the 150cc motor that is now tuned to produce 17 PS and 13 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The 150 AS, on the other hand, is the touring friendly version based on the 150 NS and gets projector headlights, large windscreen and a bikini fairing extending up to the fuel tank. The 150 AS will be positioned below the 200 AS in the Pulsar family.
The front disc brake too appears to be smaller than the Pulsar 200AS. The engine will be air-cooled instead unit of a liquid cooled motor. Other changes include smaller profile tyres, a different rear chain sprocket, a different saree guard and the inclusion of a centre stand.
Coming to the Bajaj Pulsar 200 AS (Adventure Sport) that commenced production along with the RS 200, the tourer gets new half-fairing similar to the Pulsar 220F, a tall windscreen and a projector lamp incorporated into the headlight cluster. The rear sports a conventional mudguard while the tail lamp remains the same as the 200 NS. The powerplant will continue to be the 199.5cc single-cylinder carburetted motor producing 23.5 PS and 18.3 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Prices for the 200 AS are expected to be around the Rs. 1 lakh mark (ex-showroom).
While checkout the Video of Pulsar RS200 cruising to 0-100Km/hr in 10 sec
The Pulsar RS 200 draws power from a 199.5cc single which is the same unit as the NS but gets multiple revisions. For starters, it’s now fuel-injected and uses the same Bosch ECU as the KTM RC 200, It managed to hit a top speed of 151 km/hr while on same KTM RC 200 at 137 km/hr. The Pulsar certainly has a high speedo error but it is still the faster bike of the two, the true top speed being 140.8 km/hr as claimed by the company. Interestingly though, the RS 200 redlines at 11,000 RPM which is 500 RPM higher than than KTMs. There is no doubt that the KTMs use higher quality components than the Pulsars and that’s the reason why they are lighter and cost more.
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