Bajaj Auto launched the 2017 version of its two best performers, Pulsar RS200 and Pulsar NS200 with upgraded engines that comply with the BS-IV emission norms. As per the order from Government of India, all automobile companies are asked to upgrade their vehicles (both existing and upcoming) with BS-IV compliant engines before March 31st, 2017. This initiative was taken as a first step to curb the pollution levels in the country.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is charged with the existing 199.5cc, fuel injected, triple spark BS-IV compliant DTS-i engine that develops 24bhp and 18.6Nm of torque. The top speed for this model is 141kmph. The 2017 RS 200 features perimeter frame, twin projector headlamps, AHO (Auto Headlamp On) function, liquid cooling and also ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as an option. This fully faired bike is priced at Rs.1,21,881 for the non-ABS variant and Rs.1,33,883 for the ABS variant (Both ex-showroom prices, Delhi). There are no cosmetic updates on this variant other than the two new paint schemes in Racing Blue and Graphite Black.
Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is also powered with the existing 199.5cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine that produces 23bhp and 18.3Nm of peak torque, while coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. Unlike the earlier model, there is also the presence of a new body coloured belly pan. The NS200 was discontinued by Bajaj Auto in 2015 to make way for their new launches AS150 and AS200. But the strong demand for this particular model pushed the company to relaunch the NS200 now, even without any updates except for the engine. The 2017 NS200 has been priced at Rs.96,453 (Ex-showroom price, Delhi) and is available in three new paint schemes- Graphite Black, Mirage White & Wild Red.
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