What was expected to be launched in India, has now been launched in Turkey. Bajaj Auto has launched the most feature-rich and powerful variant of the NS 200 in Turkey.
Apart from that, it also gets an advanced and more powerful 194 cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine that delivers 24.5 PS power at 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm at 8,000 rpm. Mated to a 6 speed gearbox, it has a kerb weight of 145 kgs.
Launched in India earlier this year, the new Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is priced from about INR 98,000, ex-showroom here. It comes with disc brakes in the front and rear, but misses out on ABS, and FI. The India-spec variant is powered by a 199 cc engine which delivers 23.5 PS at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm. Mated to a six speed transmission, it has a kerp weight of 152 kgs.
This means that the India spec Pulsar NS 200 is not only heavier, it is also less powerful. This has resulted in the export-spec Pulsar to accelerate faster, have a higher top speed, and a much better braking system. Export spec is compliant with EURO 4 emission norms, while the one in India is compliant with BS4 emission norms.
A naked sports bike in the entry level segment, the new Pulsar NS 200 is offered in the entry level segment in the country. It is not clear if Bajaj will launch this more updated and powerful variant of the Pulsar NS200 in India. In case they do decide to launch this in India, it will definitely be a welcome move.
In Turkey, Pulsar NS 200 without FI and ABS is priced from 8,870 Lira (INR 1.6 lakh) while the FI and ABS variant costs 11,300 Lira (INR 2.03 lakh).