Earlier this week, we reported a Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 with an after-market, under-seat, dual exhaust system which proved to be a massive hit. Today, its street-fighter derivative, in the form of a modified Pulsar 200 NS saves the day with its unique Italian flavours. The job, done up in Indonesia, tries to replicate an Aprilia, and in places, a Ducati.
Aprilia references aside, the modifications, both functional and cosmetic, cannot be termed as crass or wacky. There are new, golden hued, USD front forks courtesy WP Suspension, about the biggest front disc brakes the owner could find and new, chrome plated wheels wrapped around by racier tires. Add an after-market exhaust system to the mix with two, lovely, polished cannisters peeking out.
Cosmetic enhancements include a pair auxiliary LED lights stuck neatly on either side of the Transformer inspired face, new handlebar grips, a re-designed belly pan, new radiator shrouds and blacked out turn indicators. Moving on to the Italian feels – just like how those non-functional, trellis frame like structures scream Ducati, the while the red & silver livery is a nod to Aprilia. There’s even Massimo Tamburini’s name on the fuel tank extensions in an ode to the iconic Italian motorcycle designer.
Modifications, if any, to the stock, 199.5 cc carbureted, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine are unknown. In stock guise, the engine is good for 23.1 PS and 18.3 Nm, while being mated to a 6-speed transmission.