HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: After garnering huge success in the earlier versions of Bajaj Pulsar, Bajaj Auto has once again come up with its latest version of the popular premium bike — Pulsar 200NS. HH Bajaj, authorised distributor of Bajaj Two-wheelers, is all set to introduce the premium bike at the NADA Auto Show in Kathmandu slated for September 19.
“We expect this feature packed Pulsar 200NS to attract the young crowd, as they are increasingly opting for stylish and high performing sports bikes,” said Shekhar Golchha, executive director of Golchha Organisation, parent company of HH Bajaj. According to him, the new Pulsar 200NS offers an excellent mileage of around 50 kmpl, while riding it at an average speed of 55 kmph. He informed that the bike would tentatively cost at around Rs 300,000. He added, “The bike will compete with models like Honda CBR 250 R and Yamaha R15 in the domestic market.”
The new Pulsar 2012 is equipped with new features — namely 6-speed gearbox and Nitrox Mono Shock
Absorber — along with in-dependent gas canister at the rear and a petal disc brake at front as well as rear. The sculpted front mudguard, wrap around tank shield, split seat, Darth Vader headlamp and delectable rear regist-ration are some of the striking features of the new Pulsar 200NS that adds to the bike’s
appeal. This naked bike has pressed steel perimeter beam section frame type chassis and 32 mm carburettor.
Powered by a liquid-cooled single cylinder 4-valve SOHC 199.5cc engine, the bike delivers a peak power of 23.2 bhp at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 18.3 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The new engine of the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is an advanced version of the company’s trademark DTS-i (Digital Twin Spark-ignition) which it had introduced in the year 2003. The company claims this performance-oriented engine can reach 60 kmph in just 3.61 seconds and 100 kmph in 9.8 seconds.
The major performance booster for the new Pulsar NS include a central mono-shock suspension, three-spark plugs for the engine and both wheels incorporated with disk brakes. The new Pulsar 200NS is 2,017 mm in length, 804 mm in width, 1,195 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,363 mm. It weighs 145 kg, making the new model seven kg lighter than Pulsar 200 DTS-i. Ten-spoke alloy wheels, wrap around tank shield, delectable rear registration are some of its stand out features.
According to company, the new Pulsar 2012 can attain a top speed of 136 kmph.
This new version of the bike incorporates 37 mm telescopic front fork with antifriction bush (front), 280 mm front and 230 mm rear disc brake and stand alarm. Moreover, the sports bike has low fuel indicator, low battery indicator, digital speedometer, low oil indicator, analogue tacho-meter, passenger footrest, and 12V, 8AH VRLA battery. In
addition, this model has 100/80 - 17,52P and 130/70 - 17,61P sized tubeless tyres.