EXCLUSIVE: No styling changes have been made to the Pulsar 200 NS

Added in: Bajaj Auto


Back in 2001, the Pulsar twins started a revolution of sorts. The advent of Brand Pulsar pioneered the democratization of performance biking, offering affordable motorcycles which were not mere commuters. 10 years on, Brand Pulsar, as we know it today has an unparalleled Indian fan base. So the big question that I ask myself as I begin writing this post is, will the new Pulsar, that we tested about 3 months back, be able to do justice to the to its celebrated lineage? Does it have enough substance to snatch buyers from Yamaha R15? Would it be able to carry forward its predecessor’s legacy into an era where Indian biking seems to have finally come of age? The stakes are much higher now than ever before. The Indian biking enthusiast buying into the Pulsar segment has a bigger pocket, and far more options. So does the new Pulsar sustain its relevance as strongly as it did ten years back and throughout the course of its existence? These questions will be answered only in due course of time. However, the news here is that the eagerly awaited bike has reached some of the Bajaj dealerships. The image here shows the 200NS on display at the Delhi dealership and it indicates that Bajaj is very near to launching this bike.

The bike seen at the dealer had a few visual changes compared to the model we had tested at Bajaj’s Chakan facility and at the unveiling event. The bike here doesn’t sports the matt black finish on the side panels and instead opts for a body colour paint finish. This little change makes the bike a little bland in our opinion and many out there are saying that version seen at the unveiling looked far more sporty. Also strange is the fact that the Triple Spark sticker is missing from the engine cover. We earlier thought that the 200 NS, when it goes on sale, will not look exactly like the model we had tested. 

From what our sources tell, these little changes seen here won’t make it to the version that goes on sale in a few days. The only change, and a non visual one, is that the bike will have a more powerful headlight. Good news then. No?


Pulsar 200NS Specifications


Type      SOHC – 4V – Liquid Cooled

Combustion system        Triple spark

Ignition system                 Independent spark control through ECU

Crankshaft Type               Integral

Max Power         23.52 PS @ 9500

Max Torque       18.3 Nm @ 8000

Bore      72 mm

Stroke   49 mm

Displacement    199.5 cc

Fuel system        Carburettor, UCD 33

Air filter                Paper element

Exhaust system                Exhaust TEC enhanced centrally mounted


Frame Type        Pressed steel Perimeter Frame

Wheel Base        1363 mm

Length x height x width                 2017 mm x 1195 mm x 804 mm

Seat ht-Rider     805 mm

Ground Clearance           167 mm

Vehicle Kerb weight       145 kg

FAW/RAW          72/73 kg

Fuel Tank capacity           12 L


Front suspension             Telescopic Front Fork with Antifriction Bush Dia 37

Rear Suspension               Nitrox  Mono Shock Absorber with piggy back gas canister

Brakes – type

Front     Petal Disc with floating caliper

Rear       Petal Disc with floating caliper

Brake Size

Front     Dia 280 mm  Disc

Rear       Dia 230 mm Disc


Front     100/80 – 17, 52 P, Tubeless

Rear       130/70 – 17, 61 P, Tubeless


Front     10 spoke 2.5 x 17, Alloy

Rear       10 Spoke, 3.5 x 17, Alloy

Max Speed         136 Kmph


0-60 kmph           3.61 sec

0-100 kmph        9.83 sec

Braking performance

Braking Distance – Both brakes (60 – 0 Kmph)     16.33 meters


System                 DC Ignition

Battery                 12V 8AH VRLA


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