The long riding culture is growing with each passing day in India. The motorcycle range offering such capabilities, however, remains very limited. The delay in the launch of motorcycles like BMW GS 310 and KTM Adventure 390 has forced riders to experiment with what is available in the market. Here is an example where a Pulsar 200 NS motorcycle has been transformed into a Triumph Tiger 800.
What are the changes?
The Pulsar 200 NS has gone through extreme changes and it looks quite bigger than the stock form. Everything that has been put in the motorcycle has been custom made and fits perfectly on the motorcycle. All the extra accessories are made up of MS roads, which are quite sturdy and lightweight.
There is an adjustable windscreen to stop the windblast at high speeds on the freeways. The handlebar is from the KTM 390 Duke, which is wider than the stock Pulsar 200 NS and gives the rider a more upright and relaxed riding position. The front footpegs have been pushed little ahead to give a more relaxed ride experience.
The front forks are stock but have been modified to provide more travel, which makes it more comfortable on the rough roads and taking it on the off-road is also easier. The engine also gets a crash guard to save it from any kind of obstruction on bad roads or while doing off-roading. The Pulsar 200NS also gets engine crash guards that will save the engine, oil sump and the radiator from any falls.
Other protection includes headlamp cage with MS roads. Other than that, the motorcycle gets luggage pannier and a rear mount to put the top box. There is also a backrest for the pillion to provide optimum comfort during long-range hauls.
The engine is stock but there is a new custom exhaust that sounds pretty good and heavy. The air filter is market BMC and with the new exhaust, the Pulsar 200 NS is much more masculine sounding than it is in the stock form.
The liquid-cooled 199.5cc engine that develops a maximum power of 23.17 Bhp and 18.3 nm of peak torque. The motorcycle is heavier by 8-9 kg and the acceleration has gone down by a bit but it is almost negligible. The motorcycle retails at Rs. 96,453 ex-showroom, Delhi.