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  • Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS, 200 RS & NS – New Colours Delivery From 23rd Oct

    Bajaj has updated the colour schemes on offer with the RS and NS range ahead of the upcoming festive season to increase customer footfall
    Bajaj Pulsar New Colours

    Bajaj has introduced new sets of paint schemes to its Pulsar NS and RS series. The NS range consists of NS 160 and NS 200 whereas the RS range comprises the RS 200. NS stands for Naked Sports therefore consists of naked bikes whereas RS stands for Racing Sports which consists of faired racing motorcycles.
    Updates on RS and NS series
    Both bike ranges will now be offered with a different colour palette. While the RS 200 will now be available in three new colour schemes namely- Metallic Pearl White, Pewter Grey and Burnt Red (Matte Finish) whereas the NS series will have an additional option of Plasma Satin Blue.
    Therefore the rejigged colour palette of now comprises three colours in the RS range and four colours in the NS range. The new paint schemes are well rounded off with the addition of new while alloy wheels. The company claims that the new colour palette has been inspired from trendy ‘colour blocking’ design language which accentuate sportiness and agility of the motorcycles.
    Apart from this, front and rear fenders of the bikes are now finished in carbon fibre texture. To add a distinctive flair to the sporty bikes, a hot stamping pattern has been added on the seats as well. The same set of updates could be seen on the bikes shown in the latest TV commercial released by Bajaj recently.
    Bajaj Pulsar New Colours
    New Colour Prices
    Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is offered at a price of Rs 1,52,179 while the NS200 and NS160 are priced at Rs 1,31,219 and Rs 1,08,589 respectively. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
    On the occasion of launch of the new colours, Narayan Sundararaman, Head-Marketing, Bajaj Auto commented that these colours have been added keeping the upcoming festive season in mind. The company believes that these new paint schemes will attract more consumers thanks to the eye-catching looks.

    Powertrain & Transmission
    Pulsar RS200 is a fully-faired sports bike which is powered by a 199.5cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-valve motor derived from the KTM 200 range. This BS6 complaint motor churns out 24.5 PS of power and 18.7 Nm of peak torque. This unit is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It gets discs on both ends with a 300mm disc on front and 230mm at rear while offering dual-channel ABS.
    Like the RS200, the NS200 is based on a perimeter frame but gets a naked body with minimum panels. It draws its power from the 199.5cc motor as RS200 with identical outputs and is paired with the same 6-speed gearbox.

    Pulsar NS160, on the other hand, is powered by a 160.4cc four-valve, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine which pushes out 17.2 PS of power and 14.6 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duty in this case is carried out by 5-speed gearbox. More

  • Bajaj Pulsar 125 Split Seat Drum Brake Priced Rs 7k Cheaper Than Disc

    Save for the front drum brake with CBS, there are no other changes
    Image – Nilesh Shergill

    The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Split Seat is now also available in a new entry level variant with front drum brake. This has brought the entry price point of the Pulsar Split Seat to INR 73,274 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The move seems to be aimed at drawing more prospective customers to the Bajaj outlets this festive season.
    Bajaj Pulsar 125 Split Seat
    The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Split Seat distinguishes itself from the regular Neon variant by means of, you guessed it, a split seat. The variant also receives a belly plan, split grab rails and contrast red or silver accents on a black base.
    The new entry level drum brake variant manages to undercut the disc brake variant by almost INR 7k, making it much more accessible to prospective customers on a budget. However, if the availability of the Pulsar 125 Neon drum brake variant is anything to go by, good luck finding a Split Seat 125 drum variant in stock at showrooms.
    At this point, we think the new variant with a tempting price tag is purely a bait which will increase the footfall at the outlets so that the sales executives can upsell the disc brake variant. We will change our mind if one could actually spot a drum brake-equipped Pulsar in flesh. Below is a first look video, credit to Youtube channel The Bikers Diary.
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    Specifications at a glance
    Save for the replacement of front disc with a drum, there are no other changes to the Bajaj Pulsar 125 Split Seat base variant. Needless to say, it is equipped with the mandatory CBS (Combi-Braking).
    To recap, the commuter motorcycle is powered by a 124.4 cc air-cooled motor which is good for 11.8 hp and 10.8 Nm of torque. Gearbox is a 5-speed unit. Most of the other mechanical bits are shared with the 150 cc variant.
    The bike employs traditional telescopic front forks, twin rear shock absorbers, 17-inch alloy wheels, 80/100 x 17 front and 100/90 x 17 rear tubeless tyres and a 11.5 liter fuel tank.
    Bajaj Pulsar Prices Oct 2020
    Rivals
    The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Split Seat rivals the Hero Glamour and Honds SP125. The new drum variant puts the Pulsar right in the sweet spot, at least for the marketing purposes. In a related news, Hero Motocorp recently introduced a special edition variant of the Glamour named the Blaze which offers front disc brake and a USB charger at INR 72,200 (Ex-showroom). With Yamaha, Suzuki and TVS deciding to leave the 125 cc commuter segment alone, it is a three-way battle now. More

  • Bajaj Pulsar Prices Updated For Oct 2020 – New Price List

    A total of 12 motorcycles are offered under the Bajaj Pulsar range currently – From 125 cc to 220 cc
    Bajaj Auto is on a roll and reported cumulative (domestic and exports) sales of over 4 lakhs in September 2020, posting growth in both, domestic and export markets. In fact, last month, Bajaj posted its highest ever exports.

    As part of period measures to accommodate rising input, commodity and process costs, a price revision for Bajaj Pulsar range has been executed. Depending on variant, price hike varies from just over 100 bucks to over a grand.
    For brand Pulsar, this is the stuff dreams are made of and having started the journey over a decade earlier, Bajaj has over time ensured a wider range so as to be able to offer something for everyone. Below is the updated price lift for Pulsar range, for Oct 2020.
    Bajaj Pulsar Prices Oct 2020
    Pulsar 125 – The smallest and the most affordable Pulsar ever, is offered in 4 variants. Entry level Neon 125 drum variant costs Rs 72,122 while the Neon Disc costs Rs 76,922. Above this, is the Pulsar 125 Split Seat Drum variant which costs Rs 73,274. The disc variant of the same costs Rs 80,218. Speaking about specs, all 125cc offerings are powered by the same engine, that returns 11.8 PS power and 10.8 Nm of peak torque.
    Pulsar 150 – This Pulsar range is offered in 3 trims. The base model, called 150 Neon, is priced from Rs 92,627. Above this is the 150 STD, that is priced from Rs 99,584. Top of the line Pulsar 150 variant is the 150 Twin Disc, which is priced at Rs 1.03 lakhs. The range gets power from a 149.5cc engine that returns 14 PS, and 13.25 Nm of peak torque paired to 5-speed MT.
    Pulsar NS160 – Next up in the Pulsar range is the NS160, which is also the entry level naked streetfighter. Pulsar NS160 fitted with front and rear disc brake. It is priced from Rs 1.08 lakhs. With power from a 160cc engine, it returns 17.2 PS, and peak torque of 14.6 Nm, paired with a 5-speed MT.
    Pulsar 180F – The most affordable Pulsar with fairing, the Pulsar 180F Neon is priced from Rs 1.13 lakhs. The 180cc engine returns 17.02 PS, and 14.52 Nm of peak torque.
    200cc+ Pulsar Range
    Pulsar 220F – Bigger sibling of the 180F, is the Pulsar 220F. It is priced from Rs 1.23 lakhs. Pulsar 220F fitted with front and rear disc brake, and single-channel ABS. It’s 220cc powerplant returns 20.4 PS, and 18.55 Nm of peak torque.
    Bajaj Pulsar NS200 New colour
    Pulsar NS200 – The top of the line Pulsar naked street-fighter is priced at a hefty Rs 1.31 lakhs. It will soon get a new colour option. A new TVC shows the NS200 in a new dual colour theme – red and white, white painted alloy wheels, and chassis members. It is powered by a 199.5 cc liquid cooled engine that returns 24.5 PS, and peak torque of 18.5 Nm paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
    Pulsar RS200 – The most expensive Pulsar on offer, is the RS200. This is also the only fully faired Pulsar motorcycle on offer. It is priced from Rs 1.52 lakhs. Engine is same as NS200, so are the power figures. Torque output is slightly higher, at 18.7 Nm. More

  • New Bajaj Pulsar TVC has Stunts with Social Distance Message

    The latest Bajaj Pulsar TVC features RS200 and NS200 variants performing synchronized stunts at a deserted port
    The new Bajaj Pulsar TVC anthem is an ode to current times. Addressing the need to maintain 2 metre physical distance between folks (the yellow line markers), it talks about breaking barriers in the current world we live in, and the paths one will have to create. Bajaj Pulsar TVCs have always involved spectacular stunts and catchy audio track. The latest release isn’t any different.
    Bajaj Pulsar TVC

    The video features Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and Pulsar NS200 motorcycles performing synchronized stunts at a deserted port. Like all the previous TVCs, the new one demonstrates the Pulsar models’ sporty character and handling.
    The video also revealed new color theme for the Pulsar NS200 street fighter. The RS200 on the other hand is represented in its existing blue and white colour theme. Take a look at the TVC video below.
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    Bajaj Pulsar NS200 New Colour?
    The pair of new Bajaj Pulsar NS200 examples featured in the video are swathed in new red and white dual-tone colour theme. The street fighter features white painted alloy wheels and chassis members for the first time in its existence. While the graphics on the fuel tank and its extensions are consistent with the existing model, the tailpiece seems to have fresh decals with a bit of black in the mix. There are no other visual changes to the naked motorcycle.
    The new colour could be introduced sometime in the future but it is to be noted that the video features a clear disclaimer which reads as follows: “Products shown are for illustration purpose only and they may not be an exact representation of the product. Actual colours and accessories may vary.” So, for now, we would not be expecting the red-white liveried NS200 to hit the showrooms.
    Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and NS 200 motorcycles performing stunts with social distancing
    Festive season push
    The Bajaj Pulsar nameplate has been a cash cow for the company for nearly two decades now. With regular updates, ever expanding lineup and constant marketing push, Bajaj has been managing to keep the Pulsar brand the best seller it its segment. The iconic TVCs play an important role in shaping Pulsar as a youthful and energetic brand.
    With the festive season upon us, motorcycle makers are gearing up for a significant increase in demand. The new-found preference for private transportation is also expected to reinforce the positive customer sentiment we usually see around this time of the year. The new promotional video comes right in time to take full advantage of the scenario. More

  • Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Modified Scrambler – Gets LED Lights, Knobby Tyres

    The modified Bajaj Pulsar NS200 scrambler retains stock fuel tank and side panels but gets new headlamp and tailpiece
    The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 enjoys a sizable fan following in export markets, especially in Turkey and Southeast Asian nations. In The Philippines, the naked motorcycle is marketed under Kawasaki brand and is called as the Rouser NS200. We have come across a tastefully modified Rouser NS200 from the country.
    Modified Bajaj Pulsar NS200

    The modified motorcycle adopts a hard-core scrambler style and as evident from the pictures, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 embraces the transformation effortlessly. While the end product looks completely different from the stock motorcycle, changes are actually not that extensive.
    The modified Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ditches its trademark headlamp assembly in favour of a circular LED unit and a simple bodywork. This alone gives the street fighter a whole new identity. The modifiers went on to replace the stock front fender with a high-raised plastic unit to give it an off-road feel.

    The tailpiece has been done away with and in its place lies a tastefully executed red leather saddle. The rear tyre hugger has also been deleted but the motorcycle gains a custom rear fender which is mounted on the rear sub-frame.
    The motorcycle retains stock fuel tank and side panels but the silver paint job is bespoke. The scrambler also sports custom engine guard and rear-view mirrors which are mounted at either end of the handlebar.
    Off-road elements
    The most significant modifications however are the humongous knobbies which are mounted on the stock alloy wheels. In addition to giving the bike a distinctive scrambler look, the tyres would also come in handy to tackle unpaved trails. Further enhancing the motorcycle’s off-road credentials is the chrome finished custom exhaust.

    The Bajaj Pulsar NS200’s original underbelly exhaust would not allow the motorcycle to be abused too much on an off-road trail, especially if crossing streams are involved but the custom bike seem to be adequately equipped to complete that task.
    The chassis, sub-frame, swing-arm, suspension system, clip-on handlebar and brakes have been retained without any modification. We don’t think the modifiers fiddled with the motorcycle’s engine and gearbox either. The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is powered by a 199 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Triple-Spark engine which is tuned to produce 24.13 hp and 18.22 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 6-speed unit.
    In The Philippines, the Bajaj Pular NS200, known as the Kawasaki Rouser NS200, is priced at PHP 99,900 (around INR 1.51 lakh). More

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    Bajaj Pulsar RS200 BS6 dual-channel ABS variant leaked

    Bajaj Auto had silently updated its popular RS200 faired sports motorcycle to BS6 emission specifications. Prices went up by around Rs 3,000 to hit a starting price of Rs 1.45 lakh ex-showroom. In India’s 200cc motorcycle segment, the Bajaj RS200 and its naked sibling, NS200 are two popular choices because of their superior value for […] More

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    Bajaj Pulsar RS200 BS6 Arrives At Dealer, Price Revealed – Video

    BS6 Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 New The starting months of the year have seen OEMs of multiple categories rushing to update their products to BS6 specifications ahead by the deadline, 1 April 2020. Owing to this, we have witnessed back-to-back product launches in the Indian automotive market. This includes minor updates or facelifts as well […] More

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    Bajaj Pulsar BS6 models specs leaked – 180, 220, NS200 and RS200

    The BS6 Bajaj Pulsar 220 sees a 0.92bhp drop in power output while the NS200 and RS200 get an increase of about 1bhp The Indian automotive industry has been busy updating products across various brands and categories to the new BS6 emission specifications. While a large chunk of the market has become BS6-compliant, certain popular […] More