Expected to be priced around Rs 1.2 lakh – Rs 1.5 lakh, the Bajaj Pulsar CS200 will rival the KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Avenger 220.
The Bajaj Pulsar CS200 will share its engine with the Pulsar RS200 - i.e. 199.5cc, triple spark, 4-valve, liquid-cooled DTSi.
Bajaj Auto, the homegrown two-wheeler maker, is betting big on the popular Pulsar brand. After a series of new Pulsars (RS200, AS150 and AS200), the company is all set for the launch of the most powerful Pulsar – CS400. Moreover, Bajaj will also introduce the 150NS, 180NS and RS (Race Sport) 400 in the country. Unveiled at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show, the Pulsar CS400 received overwhelming response from visitors. Interestingly, Eric Vas, President of Bajaj Auto’s motorcycle business had also hinted at the introduction of a smaller capacity CS model, though he didn’t talk about its capacity or specs. Ever since many of us guessed it to be a 200cc model – Bajaj Pulsar CS200 – and it seems it might turn out to be true as one such test mule has been recently spotted. The spotted bike had a 200cc engine that has been borrowed from the Pulsar RS200.
Since Bajaj Auto plans to roll out the Pulsar CS400 before 2016 festive season, the Pulsar CS200 will take time to hit Indian roads. We can expect it to arrive sometime in 2017.
|Minimum||Rs. 1.2 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs. 1.5 lakh|
|Engine||199.5cc, triple spark, 4-valve, liquid-cooled DTSi|
|Max Power||24.3bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Max Torque||18.6Nm @ 8000rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed, close-ratios unit|
New LED headlamp
Flat set handlebar
Digital instrument console
Gear shift indicator with white backlight
Stepped saddle seat
Large alloy wheels
Front- Telescopic Fork
Rear- Monoshock Setup
Front & Rear – Disc brakes along with ABS (anti-lock braking system)
The new 200cc Pulsar will face heat from products like KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Avenger 220 and other 200cc motorcycles.
The CS200 will borrow its design cues from the Cruiser Sport 400. The bike will carry the 200NS silhouette with an aggressive front fascia. It might get a newly styled LED headlamp, sculpted tank and body cowls, large alloy wheels, stepped saddle seat, a digital instrument console and gear shift indicator with white back light. Unlike the RS400 that has clip-on handlebars, this cruiser sport will come with a flat set handlebar.
Power for the CS200 will come from a 199.5cc, triple spark, 4-valve, liquid-cooled DTSi engine that also does duty in the Pulsar RS200. This power mill is capable of putting out a maximum power of 24.3bhp at 9,500rpm and a peak torque of 18.6Nm at 8000rpm. Transmitting power to the wheels will be a 6-speed, close-ratios gearbox. The bike is likely to offer a top-speed of about 130kmph.