Overview 

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 was launched in 2012 after the KTMs came and a bond between Bajaj and KTM resulted in this beast. Earlier Bajaj has its own Pulsar 200 but was not a success due to aging. Pulsar 200 deserved an update and got it in 2012. However, the motorcycle was discontinued in 2017 to make room for Adventure Sport Pulsar AS200 which was a colossal failure. Bajaj relaunched NS200 in 2018 and is available in full flesh. Let's see what we get with NS200. 


  Engine & Performance 


Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
NS200  Engine
Bajaj pulsar receives a BS-IV compliant single-cylinder 199.5cc liquid-cooled, SOHC DTS-i engine with Triple spark technology. This engine is a detuned version of KTM 200 engine with some minor tweaks like the Bajaj patented DTS-i and triple spark plug technology. This engine produces a max of 23.5 PS power at 9500 rpm and max torque of 18.3 Nm at 8000 rpm. This engine is a high revving engine due to its square geometry. Bajaj has added three spark plugs to its head to increase the combustion rate with low fuel consumption. This engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox via a wet multi-plate clutch. The clutch feels a bit heavy, but after a time we get used to it. Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 mileage lies between 30-38 kmpl and is reasonable considering the combustion chamber. Liquid cooling works fine, and the engine doesn't heat much. We will not fell the heat unless we are driving in shorts which we should avoid. Radiator n helps to dissipate the heat away from riders legs.

  Suspension and brakes 


Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
Perimeter frame
In the front, we get 43 mm conventional telescopic forks and on the rear, a mono-shock with nitrox cannister. These shock absorbers are mounted on Perimeter frame which adds much stability and rigidity to the motorcycle than the older tubular frame.  
Braking duties are taken care by 300 mm front disc with radially mounted dual piston ByBre callipers, and on the rear, we get a 230 mm with single-piston calliper. Single-channel ABS is standard and comes only on the front wheel. The front 17-inch alloy wheel comes with a 100/80 tubeless tire and rear is 130/70-17 tubeless. Ground clearance is at 169 mm, and kerb weight is 152 kgs which are slightly heavy. 

  Aesthetics & Features 


Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
Since 2012 the design geometry of motorcycle hasn't changed and now after seven years it kind of feels dated. But still, it is one of the god looking machines. Starting off the front, it gets a small CB1000R inspired headlamp and below that lies two pilot lamps. The motorcycle is a streetfighter and looks bold and macho. We get a nice edgy front fender as well finished in dual-tone. Moving further, we see a macho, edgy and massive tank with 12L fuel capacity. The tank is well sculpted, and there is enough space to lock our knees. The tank is made of plastic, and the actual container is below that. The side panels are typical pulsar styled. From the side, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 looks very clean; first, the mono-shock is hidden under the seat, and the underbelly exhaust is what made people wonder. We now also get body-coloured engine belly pan which felt left out. The seat set up is split-seat setup with functional split grab rails for the rear passenger. The seats are comfortable enough, and the riding position is upright. The foot-pegs are centre set, and we get raised clip-ons. Moving to the rear, we get signature pulsar inspired taillamps designed for NS 200. The best thing about NS is that we already have a minimalistic tail and it does not require any tail tidy. The rear tyre gets a big tire hugger to prevent pillion from splashes. 
For the features, we get an analogue-digital speedometer. The tachometer is analogue and speedometer, fuel meter, odometer, clock lies on the right side and telltale lamps on the left. We get clip-on with bar end for confident riding. Bajaj provides tank grip from the factory. It has got nitrox mono-shock absorber. The headlight is now LED. The switch gears have illumination inside them and much more.

  Price and Colours 

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is available in three colours, wild red, graphite black and mirage white. All these colours are dual tone with grey touch. 

Pulsar 200 NS price is around Rs. 1,13,331/- ex-showroom Delhi.

Graphite Black
Mirage White
Wild Red




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