Pulsar RS 200

 

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Review

Overview

RS (Race Sport), a totally new name for Indian bike categories signifies the importance of racing DNA in the new Bajaj Pulsar RS200 . Whether RS is a prefix or a suffix, Racing is all what the machine is about and Bajaj Autos have finally launched the RS200 in India with a price of INR 1.18 lakhs for the Standard model and INR 1.30 lakhs for the ABS model.

Design & Style

The  new Bajaj Pulsar 200 RS is nothing less than a super-bike in terms of design. The complicated looking front of RS200 houses projector lamps for increased visibility and style with an addition of LED eyebrows, which boosts its aggressiveness to a new level. Small yet attractive exhaust adds to its racing appeal. Body cuts and curves are marvellous and they definitely will leave all of your side thoughts behind.

Instrument Console

Like other Pulsar bikes, the RS200 also comes equipped with an analog-digital instrument console. It features an analog tachometer with digital speedometer, digital odometer, digital trip-meters and clock. The ABS version also features an ABS on/off light.

Dimensions & Weight

The bikes is 1999mm in length, 765mm in width, 1114mm in height and the bike weighs 165 kg (kerb weight) . The ground clearance of the fastest Pulsar is 157mm and the fuel tank capacity stands at 13 litres.

Engine & Gearbox

Expectations remained the same; the new Pulsar RS 200 is still imagined with the 200 NS engine. But for RS200, Bajaj has launched the Fi (Fuel Injected) version of the 199.5cc engine. The Fi version produces 24.2 BHP (24.5 PS) @ 9750 rpm which definitely shatters the enemy’s wining desire. A max torque of 18.6 NM @ 8000 rpm is produced. Comparatively, the Non-Fi 200NS develops maximum power and maximum torque of 23.17 Bhp @ 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm respectively. The engine houses six gears, each for a perfect shift and a considerable lead.

Top Speed & Mileage

The top speed of the bike is 140.8 KMPH and it should cross the 100 KMPH mark in 9.5-9.8 seconds! The company claimed mileage of RS200 is 54 KMPL (@ constant speed of 58 KMPH)

Brakes & Suspension

Braking of a racing bike is much more important than its accelerating power and for a Pulsar, which burst out like a forest fire, a 300 mm butterfly petal disc with floating caliper has been used at the front and a 230 mm butterfly petal disc for the rear has been used. ABS has been kept optional for the new performer. 60 to 0 kmph timings have gone significantly down with these advanced arrangements. RS200 also comes equipped with single channel ABS system. Suspension at work is the telescopic front forks with anti-friction bush and nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister at the rear.

Comfort while Riding

As expected, the 17 inch pair manages the ride and the rider throughout the ups and downs on the road. 110/70 tubeless tyre for the front and 130/70 tubeless for the rear guarantees superior track performance as well as comfortable city ride through the bumps. Split seats with proper finishing for the pillion makes the ride more comfortable. The same iconic handlebars have been used which fills the rider with an urge to race and defeat whatever comes in the way.

Shades

RS200 is available in 2 eye-catching shades – Yellow and Red. It was expected to be launched in 4 shades – Red, Yellow, Blue and All-Black but for now Bajaj has launched only 2 of these in India.

Variants

The bike is available in 2 variants – Standard (non-ABS) and one with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) . The ABS model is equipped with single-channel ABS system by BOSCH.

Quick Facts

  • Officially launched in India on March 26, 2015 @ 1:00 PM | Available in 2 variants – Standard (non-ABS) and ABS
  • Price – INR 1,18,000 (Standard model) | INR 1,30,000 (ABS model) | Both variants are equipped with a 199.5cc Fi engine
  • Generates Maximum Power of 24.2 BHP (24.5 PS) @ 9750 rpm | Develops Maximum Torque of 18.6 NM @ 8000 rpm
  • The engine redlines at 11,000 rpm | 6-speed transmission | Pressed steel perimeter beam section frame
  • Company claimed top speed is 140.8 KMPH and claimed mileage of the bike is 54 KMPL (@58 KMPH contant speed)
  • Front Brake – 300mm butterfly disc brake (optional single channel BOSCH ABS) | Rear Brake – 230mm butterfly disc brake
  • Front Suspension – Telescopic with anti-friction bush | Rear Suspension – Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister
  • Overall Length – 1999 mm | Overall Width – 765 mm | Overall Height – 1114 mm | Ground Clearance – 157 mm | Wheelbase – 1355 mm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 13 litres | Kerb Weight – 165 kg | Front Tyre – 100/80–17 section | Rear Tyre – 130/70–17 (tubeless)
  • Key Features – Twin projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, Split-seat, LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Available in 2 Attractive Shades – Yellow | Red | Gets side mounted exhaust unlike the underbelly unit in 200 NS

 

VEHICLE SUMMARY
Status Available/On Sale
Tagline Leave Track Racing to Amateurs
Type Sports
Frame Pressed steel perimeter beam section frame
Exhaust Single right side exhaust
Shades Red (with black & white graphics), Yellow (with black & white graphics)
Warranty 2 Years or 30,000 Kms
Handle Bar Tall two piece handlebar (Clip On Bar)
ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE
Displacement 199.5 cc
Maximum Power 24.2 BHP (24.5 PS) @ 9750 rpm
Maximum Torque 18.6 NM @ 8000 rpm
Engine Description Single cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, Fi (Fuel Injected)
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Ignition Independent spark control through ECU
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 49 mm
Number of Cylinders 1
Power-to-weight Ratio 146.7 BHP per tonne
Torque-to-Weight Ratio 112.7 NM per tonne
Specific Output 121.30 BHP per litre
Cylinder Configuration Vertical
Valve System SOHC
Fuel Type Petrol
Rev Limit 11000 rpm
Spark Plugs Per Cylinder 3
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 Speed Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet Multiplate
Final Drive Chain
BRAKES
Front Brake 300mm butterfly disc brake
Rear Brake 230mm butterfly disc brake
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Optional
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic with anti friction bush
Rear Suspension Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 100/80-17 52 P tubeless
Rear Tyre 130/70-17 62P tubeless
Front Wheel 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Wheel Type Black Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
BATTERY
Battery Type Maintenance Free
ELECTRICALS
Electrical System 12V Full DC
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 1999 mm
Overall Width 765 mm
Overall Height 1114 mm
Ground Clearance 157 mm
Seat Height Approx. Seat Height – 805 mm
Wheelbase 1355 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 165 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-100 kmph 9.5-9.8 secs
Top Speed 140.8 kmph
Mileage (City, approx.) 38 kmpl
Mileage (Highway, approx.) 48 kmpl
Mileage (Combined, approx.) 43 kmpl
Mileage (Certified) 54 kmpl
LIGHTING
Head Light Twin projector headlamps (55w low beam and 65w high beam)
Tail Light Crystal LED
Turn Signal Light (Front) LED
Turn Signal Light (Rear) LED
LED Lamps LED DRLs

 

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