Bajaj Auto has officially launched the ABS equipped Pulsar 200 NS. This bike has already reached Bajaj dealerships last month. Also, dealers has already been taking bookings for the same. The Pulsar 200 NS is priced at Rs. 1.1 lakhs , ex-showroom Delhi. This makes it more expensive than the non-ABS version by around Rs. 12,500.
Here is an official statement from Mr. Eric Vas, President – Motorcycles at Bajaj Auto,
We have received a large number of requests from our customers for ABS and hence we are extending it to the NS200. We are No 1 in performance Naked Sports bikes with our NS200 with a huge fan following among young, performance seeking motorcycle enthusiasts due to its world class quality and style, backed by and its thrilling performance. The introduction of the ABS variant will enhance the bikes performance appeal and strengthen our leadership in this performance segment.
The ABS unit on the 200 NS is a single channel version that works only on the front wheel’s hydraulic disc brake. The rear wheel’s hydraulic disc brake is not connected to ABS. This also means that ABS will kick in only when the biker uses the front brake.
A rear wheel skid due to brakes locking will not be prevented if only the rear brake is used. This is still better than a non-ABS system as most of panic braking is done by bikers using the front brake. However, it’s not as effective as a dual-channel ABS that’s offered on bikes like the KTM Duke 390 and Bajaj Dominar.
Apart from the addition of the ABS unit, there are no other changes on the bike. It continues with a 200cc four stroke engine with liquid cooling, a four valve head and triple spark ignition. This engine generates 23.5 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm.
The engine does not get fuel injection but makes do with a carburetor. A 6 speed manual gearbox is offered with this engine. The Pulsar 200 NS gets telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. The bike features street fighter styling and one of the best looking motorcycles Bajaj has ever produced.