The new Bajaj Pulsar 200NS ( Naked Sport ) to be priced at less than a Lakh Rupees, will be powered by a water cooled 200cc mill, with 4 valves and triple spark plugs. The triple spark plug leads to a 50% increase in combustion speed, said Mr. Joseph Abraham, Chief Technology Officer, Bajaj Auto. This in turn leads to a Lower Brake Specific Fuel Consumption ( fuel consumed for 1KW output for one Hour), fuel Consumption improvement between 10% to 17% and a peak power of 23.5 PS at 9500 rpm and torque of 18.5 Nm at 8000 rpm. Redlined at 10500 rpm, the new Pulsar is sure to be the street fighter its always been.
A new six speed gearbox has been pressed into service, we’ll have to see how it performs on track, and on road.
The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is to be launched in the next fiscal.
The new Pulsar 200NS drops the traditional down tube steel frames for a pressed steel perimeter beam section frame with rectangular tube section swing arm that lead to a lateral stiffness that is three times more rigid than the previous gen Pulsar 220. The Nitrox Monoshock with the piggybacking gas canister ( oh, Bajaj ) and the 280mm petal disc up front, with the Bybre floating caliper and the 230mm disc at the rear aid handling.
For the first time on an indigenous motorcycle, the exhaust is mounted centrally for better weight distribution. Performance figures are as follows :
Top Speed 136 kph
0-60 kph 3.61 sec
0-100 kph 9.83 sec
Braking Distance 16.33 m, which is a metre lesser than the previous generation Pulsar 220.
Missing though are the fantastic 55W head lamps with the projector. The Pulsar 200NS uses HS1 35/35W headlamps without projectors! A Bajaj exec assured us that was in store for us when they bring out the faired version of the new gen Pulsar.