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A worker walks beside newly built motorbikes at the Bajaj Auto Ltd. plant in Pune, about 130 km (82 miles) from Mumbai August 9, 2007.Reuters File

The Pulsar lovers in India have one more reason to rejoice today. The emerging reports on the web suggest that the Pune-based bike manufacturer Bajaj has also started the production of its Adventure Sports bike Pulsar 200 AS, indicating the arrival of the model soon.

It is no secret that Bajaj is launching its Pulsar RS 200 on 26 March, but what came as surprise is that alongside this model, the company is also readying another Pulsar model 200 AS. The folks at Shifting Gears report that Bajaj 200 AS is likely to make its India debut soon after the Pulsar RS 200 as it also hit the assembly line at the company's Chakan plant.

Bajaj Pulsar 200 AS, a model which is believed to be a semi-faired version of 200 NS was caught on camera quite a few times while undergoing testing on the public roads. Likely to be priced under ₹1 lakh, Pulsar 200AS is expected to replace the ageing Pulsar 220F.

Although the key specifications and other details of the model are not know yet, rumours on the web suggest that the 200 AS will get  power from the same 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine of 200 NS, which is tuned to churn out 23bhp of power and 18.3Nm of peak torque, coupled to six-speed transmission.

Bajaj is also testing a low-capacity Pulsar model in India which is also likely to be part of the company's 2015 line-up. Supposedly called Pulsar 150AS, the model is likely to get power from a 149.5cc single cylinder air-cooled engine that is also seen in Pulsar 150 NS at Turkish Motor Show. The engine has the capacity to churn out 17ps of power at 9,000rpm and 13Nm of maximum torque at 7,500rpm.

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