Bajaj launched all-new Pulsar RS 200 to compete with fast-growing rivals such as KTM in India. The new sporting bike is a fusion of great performance, comfort and good mileage, an ideal combination for Indian bikers. Bajaj is going after KTM and Yamaha with its fastest bike ever without compromising on its core principals. Here are top six reasons that make Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 a preferred choice for bike enthusiasts in India.
Compared to other bikes in Bajaj's line-up, Pulsar RS 200 shines as the most advanced looking bike with great looks. It has the fully-faired body that gives the new Pulsar a fresh look. The headlamps are treated with dual-projector lights and the tail lamps are slightly elevated. The handle bars are designed to keep the biker in straight position suitable for comfortable cruising in the city roads.
Bajaj has tagged the Pulsar RS 200 as its fastest bike ever. This is justified with 199.5cc, single cylinder, SOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled, fuel-injected engine mated with six-speed transmission. The new bike pushes down 25.65 horses down the pipes with a torque of 19.2nm at max. The two-wheeler manufacturer claims the Pulsar RS 200 is capable of achieving 141kmph as its best speed.
Even with a sporty design, Bajaj did not compromise on the comfort for both rider and the pillion. The seating is almost straight and pillion seat is pushed by an inch higher. The handle bar design makes for a comfortable riding experience in the city limits as well as for touring. It has Telescopic Front Fork suspension with Antifriction Bush on the front wheel Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber on the rear, designed to make long journeys less tiring.
Bajaj mostly prioritizes on the bike's mileage and uses it as the major selling point. Compared to other bikes in the same category, like KTM RC 200, Yamaha R15 and others, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 has been certified to deliver 54kmpl under normal riding conditions. This can be a huge advantage for Bajaj if it really manages to hit the target.
With extreme speed, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 comes with incredible braking. The bike comes in two variants, with or without ABS. Front brake in the RS 200 is a 300mm butterfly disc and the rear tyre is stopped by a 230mm butterfly disc.
Bajaj wanted to make its bike stylish, powerful and affordable. Although it may seem a little too much for those who are looking a bike for under ₹1 lakh, Pulsar RS 200 is the cheapest of all compared to its rivals with similar specs and engines. The Pulsar RS 200 carries an ex-showroom price tag of ₹1.18 lakh for the non-ABS variant and ₹1.3 lakh for the ABS model in Delhi.