The second largest two-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto Ltd has pulled a fast one on its competitors by unveiling a new motorcycle model, Pulsar 200NS, which it plans to start selling early in the next fiscal year that starts April 1. Bajaj has not revealed the price of new Pulsar motorcycle.
According to reports, the Pulsar 200NS will have a 200-cubic-centimeter engine and will be sold in addition to the four motorcycles it sells under the Pulsar brand--it sells Pulsar motorcycles with 135-cc, 150-cc, 180-cc and 220-cc engines. The model will compete with Honda Motor Co Co.'s CBR 250R and Yamaha Motor Co.'s R15 motorcycles, Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj told reporters.
Bajaj MD Rajiv Bajaj was quoted as saying "The Pulsar 200NS will compete with other company models which are in the Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh price range. You can expect this model to be under Rs 1 lakh.’’ The company currently produces 1 million Pulsar motorcycles a year at its Chakan factory in the western Maharashtra state.
It was also reported that Pulsar 200 NS engine will have 3 sparks - Triple Spark Ignition System instead of the traditional twin - spark system which are seen in the current Pulsar motorcycles. Pulsar 200 NS is powered by a 199.5 cc engine that will generate a maximum power of 23 bhp @ 9,500 rpm and will deliver a maximum torque of 18.3 Nm at 8,000 rpm. Bajaj will manufacture Pulsar 200 NS at their unit in Chakan near Pune. Dry weight of new Pulsar 200 NS is 145 kgs. Bajaj new Pulsar 200 NS will have a top speed of 136 kmph, making it one of the fastest motorcycle made by Indian manufacturer. Bajaj new Pulsar 200 NS will be able to accelerate from 0-60 kmph in just 3.8 seconds while it will take just 9.8 seconds to cross 0-100 kmph mark. Apart from these exceptional figures, Pulsar 200 NS delivers a mileage of 58 kmph when driven at a constant speed 55 kmph.