If reports are to be believed, the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS could be removed from production in the coming months. While the runaway success of the AS200 and RS200 is said to be the main reason, this news shouldn’t be taken as all bad. Last month we reported that Bajaj is planning to launch the pulsar CS200 (a smaller displacement version of the CS400, showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, Delhi), and possibility of the manufacturer discontinuing the streetfighter. With production already stopped, we can expect the bike to be phased out soon.
Bajaj is already crowded in the 200cc space, offering three bikes including the AS200 and the RS200. Since most parts of the NS200 are interchangeable with the AS200, a better product would definitely help the increasing sales of the Indian manufacturer. Also upcoming products like the 180NS and 150NS share distinct similarities (/totally identical) with the 200NS.
The Bajaj Pulsar 400CS was one of the star attractions of the previous Indian Auto Expo, many people loving it even more than the supersport version -400SS. The sports tourer will share similar engine and under pinnings with the 200RS, and will be priced accordingly. An identical smaller capacity product(which is expected) will be a worthy replacement to the 200NS.
The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is powered by a 199.5cc liquid cooled mill that is capable of producing 24.5 PS of power at 9750 RPM and 18.6 Nm of torque at 8000 RPM and the same mill will be provided on the Pulsar CS200. In comparison the Pulsar 200 NS comes powered by a 199.5cc single-cylinder triple-spark engine that delivers 23.5 PS and 18.3 Nm of torque.