Bajaj is very close to launching their new Pulsar, the big brother of 200NS, the new full fearing, Pulsar 200 SS. Although the bike is suppose to share the mechanical with earlier launched 200NS but it seems that the 200 SS may come with additional optional features.
Off late, we have seen videos and pictures are shared in social networking sites about dealer preview of the bike in different countries like Turkey, Thailand but recent export data shows completely different pricing declared by Bajaj before exporting.
To compare, the Pulsar 200 NS, which shares it engine design with KTM duke, is powered by a 200 cc liquid cooled, 4 Valve, SOHC, triple spark engine. It generates 23ps / 18nm of power compare to the 25ps / 19nm duke 200 engine, which is basically same but comes with DOHC along with a single spark plug configuration and Fuel injection.
Talking about the pricing of the 200SS, which would come with a sports bike looks, that’s full fearing and compete with R15 or CBR 150 (even to some extend the bigger 250), pricing is a very critical issue as Bajaj is known to offer really value for money offering. Not to forget, they (bajaj) is already selling the KTM RC 200 at Rs. 1.6L range.
The Pulsar 200 NS is priced at Rs. 87k (ex-showroom) without any tax or registration fee, and if we look at the pricing from the export data, the 200 SS is exported at three basic price range,
- Rs. 85kThese prices are ex factory, meaning Bajaj may or may not have calculated their profit. It also doesn’t include tax.
- Rs. 95k
- Rs. 1.10L
It points to three different models, likely to be with,
- Same engine as it is with 200 NS (carburetor version).
- The Fi version (likely to be from KTM), which Bajaj has already hinted as the power output of 200 SS is said to have increased and now matching with Duke / RC 200. That is 25ps / 19nm.
- The Fi version with ABS. As we have already seen spy / leaked pictures of 200 SS with ABS sensor in front / rear disc.
It is still not confirmed as what will be launched or whether we would be getting three different models on for sale or not, but data shows that all options are on table & to fight the price war, Bajaj may actually launch the bike with optional features, like what Honda has done with their CBR 250R and CBR 250R C-ABS.