Popular two-wheeler maker Bajaj has been seen testing a series of bikes in the country time and again. Now the latest in line is the Bajaj Pulsar 200SS test mule which was allegedly caught on test in Pune.
Pulsar 200SS has been creating ripples among two-wheeler aficionados in the domestic market for quite a while now. Though the launch of the bike in the country is yet to be confirmed, the expectation is that the company would pull the wraps off 200SS by the end of this year. The bike - the fully faired version of Pulsar 200NS - was earlier spotted at a dealership in the country, indicating its arrival of the 200SS.
In the new set of spy pics, posted by the folks at OverDrive , Bajaj's upcoming Pulsar offering looks similar to the SS 400 Concept that was unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Under the hood, Pulsar 200SS is likely to carry the retuned version of four-stroke, SOHC, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine of 200NS. The 200NS is powered by an engine, which has an output of 23.65 Bhp and a torque of 18.3 Nm.
Other stipulated features of the bike include digital fuel injection system, optional ABS, monoshock suspension at the rear, telescopic forks at the front and projector headlamps. The bike will be pitted against Yamaha R15 V2.0 and Honda CBR150R in the sub-continent market and is likely to carry a price tag higher than 200NS.
Apart from Pulsar 200SS, Bajaj is also speculated to introduce Discover F150, Pulsar SS400 (Super Sport 400) and Pulsar CS400 (Cruiser Sport 400) in India in the coming months. Bajaj Discover F150, the flagship variant in the Discover lineup, is likely to draw its power from 4-valve, 150cc DTS-i engine which can generate a power of 14PS. The bike borrows its styling cues from Pulsar 220 and Hero's Karizma ZMR, and is expected to accommodate features like disc brakes, monoshock suspension at the rear and both electric and kick start.
Both CS400 and SS400 follow the design philosophy of KTM Duke 390 and comes with 375cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple spark engine. The engine is coupled to a six-speed transmission with fuel injection. Pulsar SS400 shares similarities with the earlier rumoured Pulsar 375 and is expected to come with features like split seat, mudguard-mounted tailight and clip-on handle bars. The bikes also house anti-lock braking systems (ABS).