The second largest motorcycle manufacturer in the country, Bajaj has started deliveries of the hotly anticipated Pulsar 200 NS. Bajaj announced on its Facebook post that the company handed over keys of the Pulsar 200 NS to the first five customers at a ceremony in Pune. The Pulsar 200 is priced at Rs 84,096/- (ex showroom Pune).
Earlier, on June 4, we had reported that Bajaj has opened bookings of the Pulsar 200 NS. As always, Bajaj has given the new Pulsar 200 NS a highly competitive price tag which undercuts rival like Hero Karisma ZMR and the KTM Duke 200 by 10-15k. Bajaj will start bookings in other cities according to schedule and is expected to start deliveries by mid-June.
Bajaj had first shown the Pulsar 200 NS at the Delhi Auto Expo and from then auto enthusiasts had been eager about the launch of the bike. The new Pulsar 200NS was actually expected to arrive in April, but delayed.
The NS in the new Pulsar 200NS indicates naked sports, clearly showing Bajaj's plans to move towards niche sports bikes from its current line-up of commuter bikes. The new Pulsar 200NS will feature the best technology ever used by any Bajaj bike.
The new Pulsar 200NS promises to offer the best in class performance, emission as well as fuel economy (58 kmpl) thanks to the new cutting edge technology used in its DTS-i engine. The 199.5cc single-cylinder engine which produces a power output of 23.17 bhp and maximum torque of 18.3 Nm is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox that is also fitted in the recently launched KTM Duke 200. The new Pulsar will reach 100 km/h below 10 seconds before hitting a top speed of 136 km/h.