The upcoming faired variant of the Pulsar 200NS, BAL’s flagship model, has been spotted again and the latest spy pic reveals some more details of the soon-to-be-launched motorcycle.
In all likelihood, the upcoming bike would be called as the Bajaj Pulsar 200SS (supersports) and could be launched in coming few weeks.
Here are some new details of the bike (as revealed by the latest spy pic):
- Unlike the underbelly exhaust of the 200NS, the upcoming bike has a short stubby exhaust on the right
- Most of the panels seem to have gone a major revision
- The bike has raised clip ons, which should benefit the tourer
- Trafficators look similar to that of the Duke and might be LED units
- Steel braided brake hoses
- The upcoming bike’s front fairing boasts of a windscreen that has been set upright and would reduce wind drag to the rider
- The bike would come with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS rings visible)
- The bike would share its wheels and tires with the 200NS
- RVMs seem to be more ‘use-able’ than those of the P220
- Suspension shared with the 200NS
The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 200SS is slated to become the first fully faired BAL motorcycle and as earlier spy pics reveal, would come with twin projector headlamps.
It may be noted that the P200NS is powered by a four valve, four stroke, single pot 200cc motor that has a peak power-torque of 23.5 PS-1.86 kgm. The engine comes mated to a six speed gearbox. For the 200SS though, we expect that the engine has been tuned for at least 24PS of max power. The motor could dump the carb. in favor of a FI unit.
Worth a mention is the fact that while the Pulsar 200NS boasts of segment leading power and torque figures, the fact that its immediate rivals (read: Hero ZMR, Yamaha R15, Honda CBR150R) sport a full fairing has made life a tad tough for the flagship Pulsar. I believe that as per the perception of many, a faired bike needs to be sharper and faster. Several R15 buyers were smitten by the machine only because it ‘looked’ like a race bike – they didn’t care much for the fact that it actually handled like one too. Some still compare the CBR150R with the 250cc variant. Thus, having a fairing seems to be the most quintessential factor to appear cool.
It is being expected that the Bajaj Pulsar 200SS, which will be a Yamaha R15 V2.0 adversary, would be only slightly pricier than the naked sibling and could have an on-road of approx INR 1.10 lakhs.
We also believe that the faired 200NS should be the perfect successor to the fast aging Pulsar 220 DTSi and we are looking forward to the launch of the all new Pulsar.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 200SS.