Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is the earlier version of Pulsar NS200 (full-faired version) and Pulsar 220F, launched by Baja Auto. Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 can easily produce peak torque and the same amount of more power when compared with Pulsar 220F bike. When it comes to handling, the RS 200 model shines more than the 220F bike. This motorcycle was introduced with perimeter and fun to twist with RS 200 bike. The engine is all-new as per Bajaj and they have worked extensively for an improved low-end and more exciting top-end in the rev-range.
Styling & Comfort
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 has an amazing styling and never appeared on any of the Bajaj motorcycles. Pulsar RS 200 styling looks a little bit too busy. However, the new graphics blend perfectly with the body panels of the motorcycle. The front houses twin projector headlamps with twin LED pilot lamps and a big windscreen to deflect the air from the rider on the highways so that the wind-blast can be reduced.
The side profile comes with full-fairing which consists of many panels aiding in aerodynamics. Pulsar RS 200 will enhance its side profile with colored front rim, short smart exhaust, and lower rider seat along with the muscular fuel tank. The conventional grab rails have been replaced for some cleverly placed area in the tail section for the pillion to hold on. At the rear, you get an LED tail lamp without a mudguard and a fat rear tire for that sports bike appeal.
The rider gets a semi-digital instrument console surrounded by faux carbon-fiber. The center place is taken by an analog tachometer with a digital readout for fuel-gauge and an RPM limit light at the top. Towards the right, you get a digital speedometer which is backlit in blue color. The left section houses the tell-tale lights.
Performance and Handling
The handling of the Pulsar RS200 shines due to the perimeter frame and stiffly spring suspension which enhances the cornering abilities. The bike may feel a little bit on the stiff side for daily commutes but Bajaj has done this in the favor of riding dynamics. The comfortable riding position is not too aggressive on the rider’s body and the person will feel comfortable while riding.
The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 will compete with Suzuki Gixxer 250, KTM RC 200, and Yamaha YZF R15 Version 3 V3.
Engine & Transmission
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 specs come with a liquid-cooled engine that produces a max power output of 24.5PS @ 9,750 and a peak torque output of 18.6Nm @ 8,000rpm. The rev-happy engine is mated to a slick-shifting 6-Speed manual gearbox. The engine also features Bajaj’s patented Triple-Spark 4-Valve DTS-i technology which increases the efficiency of the combustion.
Braking & Safety
Braking duties are handled by discs in the front and at the rear. The front disc brake comes with 300mm and as well as the rear disc brake at 230mm. Bajaj also offers Single-Channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to enhance the braking capability of the Pulsar RS200.
According to the ARAI review, the all-new Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 can deliver mileage around 35 kmpl. However, if you ride any motorcycle aggressively it will fail to deliver good mileage.