Some Bajaj bikes that didn’t get the price hike are sporting a new increased tag. The Bajaj NS200 is one of those. The Pulsar NS200 price in India begins from Rs 1.28 lakh now, that up from the previous BS6 model’s Rs 1.25 lakh tag. The price difference now is Rs 3,501, ex-showroom. The motorcycle sports no changes and the ongoing pandemic situation could be one of the reasons for the price increase.
The other motorcycle that got a price hike includes the RS200. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has now priced at Rs 1.48 lakh, ex-showroom. This again is Rs 3,501 quite the previous BS6 price. While the BS6 transition, Bajaj had added dual-channel ABS to the equation, thereby making the bike a bit safer on the road. Still, the NS200 runs a single-channel ABS, aligned with the front wheel.
Both the bikes derive power from a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 200cc engine that puts out 24.5hp of power and around 18.5Nm torque. A 6-speed gearbox is again common to both the bikes. A steel-pressed perimeter frame forms the chassis of the bike. MRF Nylogrip tires on 17-inch alloy wheels too are on offer. The instrument console also as other mechanical bits too are an equivalent . There are telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear.
Bajaj offers split seats with its 200cc models. Speaking of which, recently there have been talks of a 400cc engined RS model within the works. It will probably use the RS 200’s styling and also the Dominar’s motor. It seems like a potent combination given that the RS’ chassis can take that additional power. A slight styling change can be expected as well. Still, whether Bajaj wants to launch it here to compete with the Ninja 400 or not is another question. The said model is being planned for the other global markets at present.