New range of Pulsar bikes unveiled
KATHMANDU: It was drizzling in the evening of August 1, but DAV School Ground was on fire with enthusiastic passion. The reason behind it was the performance of Nepathya accompanied by the launch of much-anticipated Pulsar bikes. As venue was already heated by the powerful performance of Nepathya, the simultaneous launch of Pulsar RS 200, AS 200 and AS 150 raised the pulse of the spectators. Unlike the usual launching of bikes, these bikes were unveiled in style amidst a crowd of over 1,000 in the audience.
Unveiling the bikes, Shekhar Golchha, Executive Director of HH Bajaj, authorised distributor of Bajaj Bikes, said, “Pulsar has been one of the most preferred bikes among Nepali customers and these all-new bikes will be a real treat for racing bike lovers in Nepal.” Citing that Pulsar RS 200 is the fastest pulsar ever, he said, “We are optimistic about the success of these models as the previous models of Pulsar were all loved by Nepali bikers. “We are soon going to assemble the Bajaj bikes in Nepal itself,” announced Golchha. However, he didn’t disclose by when the bikes will be assembled in the country.
The RS bike comes under the Racing series while the AS bikes come under ‘Adventure series. The price of Pulsar RS 200 is Rs 399,900 while that of Pulsar AS 150 and AS 200 are Rs 249,900 and Rs 284,900 respectively. According to the company, they aim to sell altogether 1,000 units of these bikes per month in the domestic market.
The Pulsar RS 200 looks muscular and with the HD focus twin projector headlamps look absolutely aggressive. In addition, the stylish front fairing and performance dynamics add a different character altogether to this new-age Pulsar. Powered by a 4-valve, tri-tech, FI liquid-cooled engine, the RS200 delivers a maximum power of 24.5 PS at 9750 rpm and a peak torque of 18.6Nm at 8000 rpm. The racing bike is armed with single channel anti-lock braking system (ABS), which ensures the perfect braking experience. With 17-inch tyres bike offers good grip and ensures a comfortable and easy riding position with the racing thrill.
The design of Pulsar AS bikes offer the feel of ‘adventure’ with the quarter fairing blending well with the sculpted tank and split seats. Sharing the same design, powered by liquid-cooled Tri-tech engine, AS 200 provides a maximum power of 23.5 PS at 9500 rpm and a peak torque of 18.3 Nm at 8000 rpm. Meanwhile, AS 150 gets an all-new, freshly tuned air-cooled DTSi engine, which delivers a maximum power of 17 PS at 9500 rpm and a peak torque of 13 Nm at 7500 rpm. Both the bikes are mated to five-speed gearbox. The AS 150 offers an impressive ground clearance of 170 mm while the AS 200 offer 167 mm.