Bajaj has been very aggressive in 2016, introducing a number of updates (2017 Pulsar range) and new products (Bajaj V15, Dominar 400). Now it seems that they will continue this momentum in 2017, launching the V12 commuter first, and then moving on to introduce bikes like the Pulsar NS160, 2017 Pulsar 200NS Fi and even new colours for the RS200. The latter three were showcased recently at a dealership meet in Turkey.
Though it has not been confirmed whether the bikes will launch in India, we are confident of their prospects.
Let’s check out each one in detail:
Bajaj Pulsar NS160
While we were all expecting the globally available 150NS to be launched in India next year, Bajaj went a step further and has now showcased a higher displacement, 160cc model of the same. It should be launched in India in 2017 and is a great move considering Bajaj already has the AS150, and also since most of its competition are in this space (including Honda CB Hornet 160 R and TVS Apache RTR 160).
The design of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is similar to the NS200 and it should share the perimeter frame with 150AS. Body coloured engine cowl, clip-on handle bars, 17” alloy wheels, telescopic front forks and nitrox monoshock at the rear will be part of its equipment list. Braking duties will be done by 240 mm petal disc at front and a 130 mm drum at the rear (with optional disc & single channel ABS).
A EURO-IV compliant, 160cc, triple spark, DTS-i, oil-cooled mill powers the 160NS, producing 15.5 PS at 8500 RPM and 14.6 Nm at 6500 RPM. The 150AS on the other hand produces 17 PS of power at 9500 RPM and 13 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM,
Price– Rs. 72,000 – 75,000/-
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS
After Bajaj introduced the AS200 in India they slowly began to withdraw the NS200 from the market citing production overlaod. However this was mostly because people began to prefer the semi-faired AS version more than the NS, but once the initial hype died down, demand for the latter came back.
The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200NS doesn’t get any aesthetic changes. Powering it will be the same 199.5cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, triple-spark, fuel injected engine that produces 24.bhp at 9500rpm and 18.3Nm of torque at 8000rpm, which is seen on the RS200. ABS is provided on the top variant.
It must be noted that the FI version is available in turkey for quite sometime now. Similar specs are expected in the Indian spec model as well.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 new colours
Completing the 2017 Pulsar updates, the Pulsar RS200 will get new colours and decals for 2017. The bike which was showcased at the dealer’s meet in Turkey came in a gorgeous black-grey combination, with new decals and rim stickers. Another colour expected is Red-White dual tone, which was also spotted earlier.