The automotive giant, Bajaj has launched its one of the most affordable Indian sportbike, Pulsar RS200, which is the fully faired version of Pulsar 200NS. The company has reported that the bike will be available in Indian show-rooms, starting from Q2 this year with a price tag Rs. 1.18 lakhs.
The RS200 is powered by a 200 cc fuel injected engine equipped with liquid cooling, churning out 24.5 ps of maximum power @ 9750 rpm with 18.6 nm of peak torque, giving it a jet-like propulsion.
The RS200 has been designed to offer a mixture of performance, comfort and balance coupled with a powerful acceleration which can be seen as a feature packed motorcycle capable of handling Indian road conditions while having a lot of power to exploit on empty roads instead of being just another track scorcher.
Featuring a tubular chassis and wide tyres the beast gets the much-needed stability at higher speeds. The underbelly exhaust ensures less noise and also adds to the engine performance.
The bike gets the 300 mm disc brakes in the front tyres with a much needed single channel anti-lock braking system, thereby ensuring the safety of the rider while braking at higher speeds and varying terrain. The anti-lock braking system was a much-needed upgrade in pulsars, keeping in mind the high speeds it has to offer.
The twin projected headlamps ensure effective and optimum illumination at all road conditions.
ENGINE AND POWERTRAIN
The heart of the beast is a 200cc four stroke, single cylinder fuel injected engine, delivering 24.5 ps of peak power @ 9750 rpm and 18.6 nm of maximum torque which leads to balanced acceleration and power delivery which quickly leads it to the 141km/h top speed. With the use of liquid cooling technology, the engine overheating issues are easily taken care of, leading to increased engine health and performance. Though the unidentified engine problems in pulsars have always been a pain in the neck, the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) can pinpoint many major problems when connected to a computer and also have the capability of readjusting the engine to varying atmospheric conditions and altitudes, thereby eliminating the need to see the mechanic every now and then.
Looking at the economic factor, the RS200 promises an unbelievable 54 kmpl of mileage, thanks to the fuel injection technology. The six-speed gearbox used in the RS200 is taken from the naked version of the bike and ensures smooth gear shifting and optimum power delivery.
Though the RS 200 uses the same engine as in KTM RC 200 but has slightly low-power delivery than the KTM RC 200.