A new prototype of Bajaj's Pulsar 200 AS (Adventure Sports) has been spied undergoing testing in the country, indicating that the bike is also on the company's line-up for the domestic market in 2015.
Spotted by IndianAutos Blog reader near Pune, Maharashtra, Pulsar 200 AS was seen camouflaged. The bike, which is based on Pulsar 200 NS, is speculated to reach our market as replacement of 220 F.
Visually, the new 200 AS is a semi-faired version of 200 NS. The bike is expected to come with larger windshield and headlamp with projector. The power is likely to come from the 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine of 200NS, which can pump out 23bhp of power and 18.3Nm of peak torque, coupled to 6-speed transmission.
If recent reports are to be believed, the new Pulsar 200 AS is likely to be one among the six models that is coming from the house of Bajaj by mid-2015. The bike is likely to get a sub-₹1 lakh price tag.
In 2015, Pulsar 200SS is likely to be Bajaj's first offering in India. The bike, which was caught on camera dozens of times is the fully-faired version of 200NS. Power is likely to come from 199.5cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, triple-spark engine of its sibling. The bike is expected to come with fuel injection technology and ABS.
The current engine of 200NS has the capacity to churn out 23.52PS of power at 9,500rpm and 18.3Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The engine is likely to come mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the stopping power is likely to come from 280mm and 230mm disc brakes.