Another day and we have another new spy picture of the eagerly awaited Bajaj Pulsar in its fully faired avatar which has come up, we will pass the credits of the picture to Mr. Raj Aryan.
What is intriguing to note is and which should be the first thing we would like to find out is which one of the faired Pulsar is this – 200SS or 400SS? From the photo it is evident that the bike is all production ready to make us assume it has to be the Pulsar 200SS which is coming sooner than later! However, the final nail to the coffin should be those Eurogrip tyres.
The Pulsar 400SS showcased at the Auto Expo wore Metzeler tyres so we can assume that the production version will also wear the same rubber as well. However, looking at the possibility and since Pulsar 200NS gets Eurogrips, its faired sibling upcoming Pulsar 200SS may continue with Eurogrip tyres as well. Hence, it would seem safe to deduce that these Pulsars in the picture should be the Pulsar 200SS.
Though the things get interesting from here forward, have a closer look at the ABS ring in the picture. If it is indeed the upcoming, ready to launch Pulsar 200SS, does this mean that Bajaj will offer it as an optional extra? If this turns out to be the case then this is going to be one important factor for the ones among you waiting to buy this bike, since, none of its KTM siblings, neither the KTM Duke 200 nor the RC200 get ABS even as an option.
The engine, a 199.5 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled, carburetor employed unit producing 23.52 PS (23.18 bhp) at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm will be shared with the Pulsar 200NS. It’s still not clear whether this upcoming Pulsar will benefit from fuel-injection or not. The Pulsar 200NS is available as a fuel-injected model in Turkey with a power output of 24.4PS, about 1PS higher than the current carburettor equipped Pulsar 200NS of India. So it won’t be incorrect to expect the same output to reflect on the Indian models.