Bajaj Pulsar AS 200
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Putting an end to rumours about the halt in production of Bajaj's Pulsar AS 150 and AS 200 in India, latest reports say that the adventure version of Pulsar continues to be in production and will soon be updated with BS-IV compliant engine.

Both the Pulsar AS 150 and AS 200 are in production at Bajaj's plant, MotorBeam reported. However, the report did not say whether the bikes in production are the models with the BS-IV compliant engines. Going by the latest report, the Bajaj Pulsar AS 150, AS 200 may also see cosmetic changes, along with engine upgrade.

Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 is powered by a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which can churn out 23bhp of power at 9,500rpm and 18.3Nm of peak torque at 8,000rpm, coupled to six-speed transmission. On the other hand, the Pulsar AS 150 is powered by 149.5cc engine air-cooled engine that develops 16.5bhp at 9,500rpm and 13Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. While the former has been priced at Rs 94,780, the latter comes with a price tag of Rs 81,230 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).

Bajaj is in the process of upgrading its range of motorcycles in India to meet BS-IV emission norms. The company has already announced the arrival of the new Avenger range with updated engines. Biking enthusiasts have also seen the new range of Pulsar, including Pulsar 200F, Pulsar 180 and Pulsar 150. From what we have seen so far, the new Pulsar range of Bajaj also includes changes such as new body graphics, rim decals, new matte-grey finish exhaust with chrome highlighting and blue backlit instrument console light.

The company is also readying the power cruiser, the Dominar 400, which is expected to enter the market by the end of 2016.

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