Bajaj Pulsar NS250 and RS250 could launch in 2019
Bajaj is heard to be working on a 250cc motorcycle to effectively replace their 200cc motorcycle in India. The Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS has been around for some time now but was discontinued and then recently re-launched to accommodate demand. The RS200, on the other hand, is only achieving modest sales across India, which is less than what Bajaj had hoped for. So updating these motorcycle are better for the manufacturer than, say, the Pulsar 220, which is selling like hot cakes. Further, this would help to put more pressure on bikes such as the FZ25 in the segment.
|Bajaj Pulsar 250 (expected details)|
|Bajaj Pulsar NS250 price||Rs. 1.05 lakhs|
|Bajaj Pulsar RS250 price||Rs. 1.20 lakhs|
|Launch date in India||2019|
Both the bikes are part of Bajaj’s next-generation UG6 Pulsar range which will debut in 2019.This update is set to bring some much needed features like fuel injection, monoshock and ABS across the popular series. The platform is scalable as well, meaning, all their bikes from 150cc to 250cc can use it.
Bajaj Pulsar NS250 and RS250 – What to expect?
The entry-level quarter litre segment doesn’t have a lot of bikes at its disposal, but the ones that are have been showing promising signs of growth. In order to compete with the superior looks and quality of bikes such as the Yamaha FZ25 and Fazer 25, it’s necessary for Bajaj to up their game. That’s where the two new flagship Pulsars come in!
The Bajaj Pulsar NS250 will most likely be an evolution of the existing 200NS. This is because its design has become an integral part of the line-up along with that of the Pulsar 220. However, the bike is set to become bigger and sharper, ever so slightly inching closer to the Honda CB1000R.
The RS200’s design doesn’t have the mass appeal of the NS200 though, and could thus be changed around a lot. These include changes to front fascia, fairing and even the choice of colours.
If you are wondering where the engine comes from, don’t forget that KTM has the Duke 250. It has a 30bhp producing monster that will surely trump any kind of competition if made in to production as the NS250.
When will the UG6 Pulsars launch in India?
There’s unofficial confirmation that the new range of Pulsars will launch in India next year. There are no details on the price yet but hopefully they will not change much.
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