Last month, Bajaj had launched the fully faired version of the Pulsar 200NS in India. Recently showcased at Pune, the RS200, retails at Rs 1.21 lakh for the non-ABS version and at Rs 1.33 lakh for the ABS version, ex-Pune. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is said to be the fastest Pulsar yet with a claimed top speed of 141kmph.
At the showcase in Pune, Bajaj stated that the Pulsar has been the undisputed number one choice in the sportsbike segment, with a whopping 43 per cent share of the market. Further elaborating on its plans for its new range of motorcycles, the company said that it hopes to sell 2,000 RS200s and around 1,500 AS bikes in a month. Meanwhile, the Pulsar 200NS and the 220F will continue to be sold alongside the new RS and AS bikes. Bajaj is reported to have been selling around 60,000 Pulsar bikes every month.
The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is powered by the same 199cc engine from the NS200. However, in the RS, it makes 24.5PS of power and 18.6Nm of torque, with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The same 6-speed manual transmission from the NS helps transmit power to the road. The claimed fuel efficiency should be approximately 54kmpl, since the NS also claims almost similar figures.
Features in the RS200 include a service due indicator, projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, monoshock rear suspension and many more. To reign in all the power, there is a 300mm disc at the front coupled with a Bosch single-channel ABS, with a disc at the rear. There are stickier MRF tyres on offer as well. Current colour options include yellow and red with black expected to be in the showrooms soon as well.
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