Bajaj Pulsar NS200

Bajaj Pulsar NS200

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 96,453
* Delhi. May vary.

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Overview Bajaj Pulsar NS200 BS4 was recently launched in India at INR 96,453. The 199.5 cc, single cylinder engine is good for 23.17 BHP at 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm at 8000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle is now offered in three dual-tone shades and rivals Apache RTR 200 in its segment. The motorcycle weighs 145 kg and claims a top speed of 136 kmph. Bajaj Autos silently relaunched the motorcycle as their was no official event for its arrival. A lot of fans were waiting for the NS200 but they would be disappointed to know that the bike is not equipped with Fi and ABS. Bajaj should have kept these features as an option like TVS is offering on the Apache RTR 200.
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Bike Variant Bajaj Pulsar NS200 BS4
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) Rs 96,453
On-Road Price (Delhi) Rs 1.08 lakh (approx.)
Also Known As (AKA) 200cc NS | Pulsar 200NS
Mileage 30-40 kmpl (approx.)
Type Naked
Status Available
Shades Graphite Black, Mirage White, Wild Red
Official Tagline The Ultimate Naked Street Fighter
Frame/Chassis Pressed steel perimeter beam section frame
ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE
Displacement 199.5 cc
Emission Standard BS4
Maximum Power 23.17 Bhp @ 9500 rpm
Maximum Torque 18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Engine Description 199.5cc, Triple Spark, 4 - stroke, SOHC - 4V - Liquid Cooled, single cylinder, BSIV
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Carb (Bajaj has not launched the Fi model in India)
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 49 mm
No. of Cylinders 1
Power-to-weight Ratio 152.43 BHP per tonne
Torque-to-Weight Ratio 120.39 NM per tonne
Specific Output 116.14 BHP per litre
Cylinder Configuration SOHC layout
TRANSMISSION
No. of Gears 6
BRAKES
Front Brake 280mm Petal Disc
Rear Brake 230mm Petal Disc
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension 37mm Telescopic Front Fork with Antifriction Bush
Rear Suspension Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber with piggy back gas canister
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 100/80 - 17
Rear Tyre 130/70 - 17
Front Wheel 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Wheel Type 10 Spoke Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
BATTERY
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 8AH
Voltage 12V
ELECTRICALS
Electrical System 12V Full DC MF
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 2017 mm
Overall Width 804 mm
Overall Height 1075 mm
Ground Clearance 167 mm
Seat Height 805 mm
Wheelbase 1363 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 152 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-60 kmph 3.87 secs
0-100 kmph 10.28 secs
Top Speed 136 kmph
Mileage (City) 30 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 40 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 35 kmpl
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Exhaust/Muffler Exhaust TEC enhanced centrally mounted
LIGHTING
Head Light H4 BLUE TINGE (12V 55/60W), All-time Headlamp On (AHO)
Tail Light LED
Auxiliary Light

Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Review

16 May, 2017 09:12 AM

Overview

Bajaj Auto recently launched the 2017 Pulsar NS200 in India at INR 96,453 (ex-showroom Delhi). The motorcycle was informally discontinued in 2015 and brought back due to customer demand and increase in production. It now comes with all new dual tone shades and uses the same engine with BS4 compliant emission properties on the 2017 version. Apart from its belly pan, no other component has been further added to the motorcycle. Here is a detailed review for the naked street fighter.

Design & Style

In terms of exterior design, the Pulsar aims to break new ground, and to a significant degree it is successful, although it takes a number of cues from Bajaj’s Pulsar 135 model. The bike is a naked body type, and it is intended to combine slick styling with new-generation technology – the ‘NS’ is an acronym for ‘Naked Sports’. The bike’s chassis is stronger and more lightweight, hoping to boost the bike’s speed and power in keeping with its ‘sporty’ profile.

The bike features an entirely revamped layout for the exhaust, now positioned beneath the engine – inspired by the 200 Duke. The new design also extends to the rest of the body: the fuel tank, side scoops and alloy wheels have a stronger yet sleeker look. The entire front of the bike is sharper, fiercer and more aggressive. Overall, it’s a very busy, eye-catching design, with lots of severe angles, planes and cuts – many will wish for a simpler, more classic design.

Instrument Cluster

Bajaj Pulsar NS200 features all-new digital-analogue instrument cluster. It features digital speedometer, digital fuel gauge, digital trip meter and analogue tachometer. The huge round tachometer dominates the instrument cluster, is placed in center and is flanked by a digital screen on right side and other tell-tales LED’s on the left side. The tachometer also incorporates a small vertical screen which displays the fuel gauge.

Engine and Gearbox

Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is powered by a liquid-cooled 199.5cc engine which develops maximum power of 23.17 Bhp at 9500 rpm with maximum torque of 18.3 Nm at 8000 rpm. Company claimed top speed is 136 kmph. The engine is mated to six-speed manual transmission. The BS4 compliant engine is lesser polluting and the weight of the bike saw an increase to 152 kg on the 2017 version.

Acceleration and Top Speed

The Pulsar NS200, according to Bajaj, is capable of a top speed of 136 kmph, which puts it exactly equal with the Duke 200. The bike can accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph in 3.61 seconds and 0 to 100 kmph in just 9.83 seconds. It’s certainly a speedy and responsive bike, and the numbers are impressive – most drivers will be happy with the rate of acceleration and its stability.

Mileage

The addition of three spark plugs at the top of the engine helps to boost fuel economy at low and mid-range revs. The fuel consumption for the Pulsar projected by the manufacturer positions it in the middle to low bracket within its class. On city roads, riders can get a fuel mileage of 30 kmpl. On highways, you can expect up to 40 kmpl, giving a combined mileage of 35 kmpl, which is a respectable return but drivers who want plenty of mileage for their money may want to look elsewhere. The fuel tank has a capacity of 12 liters.

Comfort While Driving

Wider shape means that it feels bulkier and more muscular. Its thicker handlebar grips have an enhanced texture and reinforce the feel of control, despite it being a large bike. Riding the bike is simple and enjoyable: the overall seating position is predominantly upright, ideal for moving through city traffic, and the seat has been positioned higher in conjunction with a shortened wheelbase, lending it greater agility. The seat is solid but can feel a little too firm – you’ll start to notice it on long journeys.

Suspension

At the front of the Pulsar NS200, there is 37mm telescopic front fork suspension with anti-friction bush. At the rear, the bike features nitrox mono-shock absorber suspension with a piggyback gas canister. The suspension shows its worth on rough surfaces – when you hit a bad patch, the bike manages to mop up most of the shocks and retain a smooth ride.

Brakes

The bike’s brakes are decent and solid. At the front Pulsar NS200 is equipped with 280mm disc brakes, and at the rear 230mm disc brakes. The bike’s braking distance from 60 to 0 kmph is 16.33 meters. The brakes perform well: a soft initial bite is driver-friendly, but the power comes into force with a harder squeeze, and when used the rear disc allows a significant degree of travel, making it easy to modulate its pressure.

Ride and Handling

The Pulsar NS200’s engine feels strong and punchy, and when moving through traffic it feels smooth and refined. It’s certainly quieter than any Pulsar model seen before, except when pushed toward the top end of its acceleration – the resulting metallic grind as you approach it is redline is unpleasant. In dense traffic, the Pulsar 200 is a quick, quiet ride that can twist and turn almost effortlessly. Leaning doesn’t feel too demanding, despite the bike’s bulk, thanks to its reduced weight and more spare chassis.

Tyre Size

Pulsar NS200 is equipped with ten-spoke alloy wheels. The front tyre is a 100/80 x 17 inch, 52P, and the rear is a 130/70 x 17 inch, 61P. The bike does suffer considerably in wet condition – its tyres start to feel greasy and unstable, approaching a lack of grip that would be unsettling for any driver.

Shades

It is available in three shades: Mirage White, Wild Red and Graphite Black. Bajaj recently introduced these 3 all-new shades for the Pulsar NS200, which go really well with the design of the bike.

Reasons to Buy and Value for Money

It is a high-performance bike with a strong and capable chassis and excellent handling. Traditionally representing affordable performance, the new incarnation of the Pulsar doesn’t disappoint, it is one of the best deals on the market.

Verdict

Having claimed a ‘Decade of Dominance’ for itself in the performance motorcycle market for India, Bajaj is seeking to move the race forward with this new bike. The Pulsar NS200 in an impressive new offering with plenty of great features.

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 - The Ultimate Naked Street Fighter
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Its a really nice bike, i love it, it looks like Honda cb1000r. ... read more

Best Features: Best sound in 4000-8000 rpm

Pros: Nice 6 speed gear box with high engine rpm

Cons: Rear tyre width is not enough

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The Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is one of the best concepts from the company which have been made into a reality. Given that India is a market which does not have many.... ... read more

Best Features: Digital Instrument Cluster

Pros: Powerful Engine, Great Design Language, Mileage

Cons: Could Have Been Lighter, Could Have Done With MRF Tyres

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