Few weeks back we got an opportunity to experience the NS series of Bajaj Pulsar motorcycles – The NS160 and NS200. In this article we are going to have a deeper look at Bajaj Pulsar NS200 model. As a part of exclusive media ride event in Bengaluru, Bajaj had made a provision for the rider to test the motorcycle on a race track. Not only we tested the motorcycle for 3 to 4 laps on the race track, but we also took the NS200 for a long ride for about 120 kms along side Bengaluru airport and Nandi Hills. What follows below is the riding experience and review of new Bajaj Pulsar NS200 motorcycle.
Design and Looks
The Pulsar NS200 motorcycle unit which we got for testing was in Pearl Metallic White color option. The motorcycle looks stylish with a very impressive NS200 graphics across its body. It is a naked motorcycle with a very proportional design.
Engine and Performance
The new Pulsar NS200 is powered by liquid cooled, triple spark, 4-valve Fuel injected DTS-i engine with a displacement of 199.5cc. The engine of Pulsar NS200 delivers a maximum power of 24.5 PS at 9750 rpm and delivers a maximum torque of 18.74 Nm at 8000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Handling, Brakes and Suspension
Having ridden the KTM RC390 in the race track with a leaned riding position, I personally felt riding the NS200 in the upright position was comfortable than RC390 and I was more confident while cornering with the NS200. I really loved the engine noise and how well the machine behaved when doing quick shifts and also how easy it was to do downshifting. The front console was simple and readable and now gets a gear shift indicator. Since the motorcycle is equipped with dual-channel ABS and features USD fork suspension in the front I was more confident about my riding and felt I was in a total control even at higher speeds.
On Highways and City roads
On the highways, the motorcycle was very stable and agile at faster speeds. I did not like the quality of indicator switches used in Pulsar NS200 – it lacks feedback. Unlike Bajaj Pulsar N160 which features LED headlamp, the new NS200 gets only halogen based headlamps – It is not a big problem, but for the kind of money you pay for motorcycle – you expect it to have latest tech in your bike. Riding in city traffic was fun, the motorcycle is not heavy and you can do quick maneuvering in traffic. Having said that, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 on the highway clocked a top speed of 128 Kmph, thanks to the perimeter frame, it feels like going more fast and it remains stable. It feels like you are a Hoodibaba!
Brakes and suspension were good. Also the dual-channel ABS.
Dimensions and other specs
The new 2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 measures 2017mm in length, 804mm in width, 1075mm in height. The wheelbase of new Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is 1363mm and the ground clearance is 168mm. The total kerb weight of new 2023 Pulsar NS200 is 158 kgs.
Price and Color details
The ex-showroom price of 2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is Rs 1,47,347/- ( Ex-showroom Delhi).
The new NS200 is offered in 4 attractive colors namely: Metallic Pearl White, Glossy Ebony Black, Satin Red, and Pewter Grey. Check out 2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 in 2 colors.
What do we think about the new Bajaj Pulsar NS200 2023 model? The latest Pulsar NS200 motorcycle not only complies with latest regulations like OBD2 and runs on E20 compliant fuel, but also is improved in so many ways. Firstly, the older telescopic forks are replaced by Upside Down Forks which improves the suspension and handling. Unlike other Pulsars in the market, the NS200 (and even NS160) gets perimeter frame which is designed to handle higher speeds remains stable when you are rigorously racing. The engine is more refined and offers a great fuel efficiency upto 38-40 Kmpl. It is a very nice sports motorcycle with 200cc engine available under an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.5 lakhs – Go for it – The Hoodibaba is back!
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