|Pulsar 200 NS|
As promised Bajaj India unveiled all-new 2012 model of Pulsar in January, 2012. It has been christened 'Pulsar 200NS'. It is powered by a liquid-cooled 200cc engine which develops maximum power of 23.17 bhp at 9500 rpm with maximum torque of 18.3 nm at 8000 rpm. But it was expected that Bajaj was about to upgrade the entire Pulsar line-up. The face-lift was much needed because the Pulsar was launched almost a decade ago. Anyways, Pulsar 200NS is new product, it features all-new exhaust layout, which is now below the engine like 200 Duke. The Pulsar 200NS is all-new in terms of styling and technology. It features new design for alloy wheels, instrument cluster, fuel tank and side scoops. 2012 Pulsar 200NS is lighter, stronger and faster. It was expected that all the Pulsar models will be upgraded but Bajaj unveiled Pulsar 200NS. The Pulsar 135, 150, 180 and 220 remains unchanged.
PRICE - RS 98000*/-
Type Type SOHC - 4V - Liquid Cooled
Combustion system Combustion system Triple spark
Ignition system Independent spark control through ECU
Crankshaft Type Integral
Max Power 23.52 PS @ 9500
Max Torque 18.3 Nm @ 8000
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 49 mm
Displacement 199.5 cc
Fuel system Carburettor, UCD 33
Air filter Paper element
Exhaust system Exhaust TEC enhanced centrally mounted
Frame Type Pressed steel Perimeter Frame
Wheel Base 1363 mm
Length x height x width 2017 mm x 1195 mm x 804 mm
Seat ht-Rider 805 mm
Ground Clearance 167 mm
Vehicle Kerb weight 145 kg
FAW/RAW 72/73 kg
Fuel Tank capacity 12 L
Front suspension Telescopic Front Fork with Antifriction Bush Dia 37
Rear Suspension Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber with piggy back gas canister
BRAKES & TYRES
Front (Type) Petal Disc with floating caliper
Front (Size) Dia 280 mm Disc
Rear (Type) Petal Disc with floating caliper
Rear (Size) Dia 230 mm Disc
Braking Distance - Both brakes (60 - 0 Kmph) 16.33 meter
Front 100/80 - 17, 52 P, Tubeless
Rear 130/70 - 17, 61 P, Tubeless
Front 10 spoke 2.5 x 17, Alloy
Rear 10 Spoke, 3.5 x 17, Alloy
0-60 kmph 3.61 sec
0-100 kmph 9.83 sec
Max Speed 136 Kmph
System DC Ignition
Battery 12V 8AH VRLA
Head Lamp H4 bulb 12V 55/60W
Tail/Stop Lamp 0.3/3 W, LED
Apart from adding to the looks and muscle to the front of the Pulsar 200 NS, the perimeter frame
allows for sharp, nimble and confident handling along with better cornering stability due to higher
lateral stiffness. The Pulsar 200 NS chassis comprises of a steel perimeter frame and a rectangular
tube section swing arm that offers substantially higher torsional rigidity.
The low slung central muffler & the tightly packaged Nitrox mono shox ensures low & central CG position.
The almost 50:50 weight distribution helps in effortless maneuvering curves and substantially improving
high speed and straight line stability.
The Pulsar 200NS is loaded with technology that has boosted performance. Sitting in the saddle takes you straight to the next generation of biking. The revolutionary Triple spark technology provides unprecedented performance, efficiency, lower emissions and when coupled with the 4-valve engine provides better power, throttle response and pick-up at all engine speeds. To keep this power mill running smoothly the Pulsar 200NS hosts a Liquid cooling system that ensures longer engine life, smoother engine sound and no power fading or overheating. Add to this, a 6-speed gearbox and you are in biking heaven.
The Pulsar 200NS manages to dish out peak power of 23.5 Ps @ 9500 rpm and a healthy torque of 18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm. It boasts of a power to weight ratio of 162 Ps per ton! No wonder it can accelerate from 0-60 in 3.61 sec and 0 – 100 in 9.83 sec.
The NS in the name stands for “Naked Sports” and there is no doubt when you look at the Pulsar 200NS that it is one of the best looking street fighters around.The body has been sculpted with careful attention to detail, like the foot pegs or the grips on the handle bar or even the backlit switches. Every aspect of the bike has been crafted to ensure the aggressive and muscular
look of the Pulsar is married with the next generation of motorcycling design. The riding position on the Pulsar 200NS is upright making it perfect for city riding and also to take it for a
spin on the twisties.
The TRIPLE SPARK PLUG-Three spark plugs provide unprecedented performance and efficiency - Fast and optimal combustion at part load conditions results in better fuel efficiency and ensures lower emissions.The high performance triple spark engine controlled by an advanced Electronic Control Unit, is the technology of the future.
4-VALVE : The 4-valve engine facilitates induction of more quantity of charge (air-fuel mixture) and complete evacuation of all burnt gases.This results in increased engine performance – power, throttle response and pick-up at all engine speeds.4-valve engines can be revved to much higher RPMs, without any engine strain, allowing the rider to experience superior performance.
LIQUID COOLING - The high performance Pulsar 200NS engine is kept cooled using liquid coolant, which is better at heat dispension as compared to an air cooled engine.Liquid cooling ensures there is no power fading due to overheating and results in longer engine life and the coolant provides for a muffling effect which smoothens engine noises even at high RPMs.
6-SPEED GEARBOX - The smooth shifting 6-speed gearbox is perfectly mated to the powerful 4 valve, triple spark,200cc engine ensuring optimal use of the wider range of power delivery.
- All-new design and styling (though it resembles Pulsar 135)
- Expected in coming days (Was expected to be launched on 14th May)
- NS stands for 'Naked Sport'
- New attractive shades/decal/graphics
- New design for alloy wheels
- Exhaust outlet beneath the engine
- New design for the instrument cluster/speedometer/tachometer
- New lighter and stronger chassis, is faster and lighter
- Rectangular box swing-arm, Fat rear tyres
- Yellow coloured mono shock unit at the rear
- 280mm front and 230mm rear disc brake
- New Design for Spilt-seat
- New headlamp, turn indicators and tail light
"The next generation of the Pulsar is all set to devastate its competition. Welcome the all-new 2012 Pulsar 200NS."
"With the 200NS, the designers at Bajaj have created a new visual identity for the Pulsar without making an aberration
from the brand’s core design principles. The new version seems more balanced, more modern and more contemporary."
"...the 200NS to is a path breaker and how! It’s an evolution of a revolution from a decade ago, a product that steps
up the ante for its own genre and other contemporaries to boot."
"It's not only miles ahead than the bike it replaces but it also has the performance to match the best bikes in the
200cc segment on sale today in India."
"KTM comparisons aside, within the first few minutes you will clearly know that you are on a vastly improved machine
with the new Pulsar."
"Good looking, well equipped, packed with exhilarating performance and handling, Bajaj’s 200NS takes the Pulsar family
into a higher plane."
"The design is bold and bang up to date, fusing together streetfighter cues with typically Pulsar-family design elements."
"With 23.52PS of power on tap at 9500rpm and 18.3Nm of turning force at 8000rpm, the triple spark plugged, four valves SOHC,