The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is one of the fastest 200cc motorcycles currently on sale in India and Bajaj exports it around the world. One of the countries, the NS200 is sold in is Vietnam, where one owner has turned his bike into a 350 cc tribute to the Kawasaki Z1000. Meet the Pulsar NS350.
The NS350 has undergone extensive changes that have turned it into a Kawasaki Z1000 mini-me. However, the changes aren’t just skin deep as the owner has also played around with the engine as well and has rebored it so it now displaces 350cc compared to the original bike’s 200 cc. However, no power figures have been released for the 150 cc larger rebored engine.
In terms of design, the Pulsar NS350 takes its cues directly from Kawasaki’s litre-class Z1000, and its LED headlights look quite similar to the big Japanese bike. Other cosmetic changes include a small raised windshield, carbon-fibre handlebar with new clip-ons, CRG-sourced clutch brake and clutch levers.
Other cosmetic changes include new side fairing on the fuel tank (a holdover from the original bike), an all-digital console sourced from a Honda MSX125 along with aftermarket engine and crash guards. The Pulsar NS350 features a Maserati Trident logo that sits between the headlight and the windscreen.
The Pulsar NS350 also sports a brand new seat and a whole new tail section with a taillight that has been restyled as well and features LED lighting as well. Both the saddle and the rear end are hand units.
There are also quite a few mechanical changes other than the rebored engine that makes this modified Pulsar the one to have. These changes include Brembo brake callipers, new rear suspension and a wider 180 section rear tyre which should help the modified NS350 deal with the extra power from the modified engine of the original NS200 which in its standard guise produces 23.17 Bhp at 9,500rpm and a peak torque output of 18.3Nm at 8,000rpm which is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox.
Overall, this modified NS200 fulfils its owner’s wish of turning it into a tribute to the Kawasaki Z1000. Hopefully, the power from the rebored engine will be enough to make its on-road performance match its sense of style.