The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 has been one of the bestselling bikes in India. The ongoing design of the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 sports a stealthier appeal due to its naked bike design. In addition, it is worth mentioning that the “NS” suffix stands for “Naked Sports.”
That said, it sports Pulsar’s racing DNA.
Moreover, the NS200 was also the first offering post-collaboration between Bajaj and KTM. It first entered the Indian market in 2012, making it one of the oldest offerings. Since then, the commuting bike has gone through major changes. Be it features, looks, colour options, or a slight change in engine tune. That said, the 2022 iteration is in a facelifted guise.
So, is the ongoing model of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 a dealbreaker or not? Let’s find out!
As for the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 specifications, the bike draws power from a 199.5cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 23.8bhp at 9,500rpm and 18.5Nm of torque at 8000rpm. And it transmits the power to the rear wheel of the bike. However, this engine comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. With this output, the engine is peppy yet rev-happy. At the same time, the bike is nimble and can easily glide through the corners at high speeds. The top speed of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is 125 kmph!
The bike also gets the bikemaker’s patented triple spark technology. This technology is one of the reasons behind making the NS200 one of the best Bajaj bikes in India.
Besides that, it is also worth noting that the Pulsar NS200 bike’s engine is more or less the same as the KTM Duke 200. Additionally, the BS compliance engine is so refined and smooth that the power delivery tends to be more linear. For hard-core bike enthusiasts who enjoy quick responses upon pressing the gas pedal, the KTM Duke 200 is the one.
As per ARAI, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200’s mileage is near 40kmpl.
Suspension and Handling
Let’s begin with the suspension setup. At the front end of the bike, you’ll see a telescopic fork. And, at the rear, you’ll notice a Nitrox mono shock absorber with canister suspension. Besides that, the NS200 runs on a 100/80-17 section tyre at the front, while the rear is wider, measuring 130/70-17.
And the bike’s brakes are taken care of by 280 mm front and 230 mm rear disc brakes. In addition, this bike gets a single-channel ABS.
Apart from that, the bike is also pretty heavy as it weighs 159.5kg.
As far as the Bajaj Pulsar NS200’s features are concerned, the bike has a respectable number of offerings. It comprises a semi-digital instrument cluster in which the tachometer is analogue and the rest are digitally displayed. The bike also gets an electric start, a stand alarm, and several indicators (such as a low battery, low fuel, and low oil). In addition to these features, it also gets an automatic headlamp, and the headlamp type is a multi-reflector.
Dimensions and Chassis
Let’s begin with the Pulsar NS200 dimensions. It measures 2017mm in length, 804mm in width, and 1075mm in height, and it sits on a wheelbase of 1363mm. Moreover, the owners of the NS200 also don’t need to worry about the ground clearance since it is 168 mm. For Indian roads, that type of ground clearance makes more sense.
However, the Pulsar NS200 bike is developed on the perimeter frame.
Prices and Variants
Coming to the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 price, it has a price tag of Rs 140,666/-. Moreover, there is only one variant with that ex-showroom price in Delhi as of August 2022.
Apart from that, customers have four dual-tone colour options to choose from: Satin Blue, Burnt Red, Metallic Pearl White, and Pewter Grey. The introduction of those new colour options made the ongoing NS200 distinguishable from its outgoing model.
As for the Bajaj Pulsar NS200’s rivals, it stacks up against the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, KTM Duke 200, and the Yamaha FZ25. Another one of the most anticipated bikes in India is the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100. It will enter the 200cc segment. But there will be more bikes with similar pricing or with the same engine displacement, or both.
Therefore, the 200cc is one of the hottest segments in India right now. This segment has different types of bikes with different pricing so that it can cater to customers with different budgets. However, at the same time, it is also worth mentioning that the lowest price of a 200cc bike in India is around Rs 1.2 lakh. Keep in mind that prices will vary across states and pan-India. You can also check out the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 on-road price in your region on autoX.
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