Bajaj Auto is one of the popular two-wheeler manufacturer in the country. Bajaj’s Pulsar range of motorcycles are very popular among younger generation because of the looks, power and of course the price. Bajaj recently updated their line up to meet the new BS6 emission norms and Pulsar range also received the same update. Pulsar RS200 is the fastest Pulsar in the range and it also received the BS6 update. Apart from having a cleaner engine, the motorcycle is now much more safer than before as Bajaj has installed the RS200 with a dual channel ABS as standard.
RS 200 is one of the sportiest looking Pulsar in the range. It has dual projector type headlamps, fully faired front with sporty graphics, clip on handle bars, part digital part analog instrument cluster, Crystal LED tail light and so on. The BS4 version of the motorcycle was also equipped with ABS but it was only a single channel set up. That means only the front wheel had the ABS system and the rear wheel would still lock up under hard braking. It can be very dangerous as the motorcycle will have the tendency to go sideways making it difficult for the rider to control the motorcycle.
The Dual-channel ABS on the other hand has the system installed on both front and the rear wheels and avoids locking of the wheels if hard braking is done. Apart from the dual channel ABS and a BS6 compliant engine everything else remains the same in the BS6 version of Pulsar RS200.
It is still powered by the same 199.5-cc,Triple Spark, single cylinder, fuel injected, liquid cooled engine that generates a maximum of 24.5 PS and 18.6 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It continues to get the telescopic suspension at the front and a mono shock at the rear.
Prices for the BS6 version RS200 has already been released and as expected the prices have definitely gone up in comparison the BS4. The BS6 version is now Rs 3,033 more expensive the BS4. The ex-showroom price of Pulsar RS200 now is Rs 1,44,966. The price hike is not too much considering the fact that Bajaj updated the engine and also managed to provide dual channel ABS. Dual channel ABS is a lot safer than single channel ABS as it works on both the wheels. While off roading though, ABS can be a tricky feature to have, especially for those who want to lock the rear wheel by braking.