Bajaj has always been known to offer the best at the time when no one else does. The time when the first Pulsar came into the picture, we just had the Hero Honda CBZ to work with and the options were slim. And the same goes with the other models in the company’s lineup too.

With KTM entering the Indian circuit, the Duke became the first 200 cc naked street motorcycle. However, it could not enjoy the complete monopoly for a very long time as Bajaj, one of its major stakeholders, stepped up.

In came the Pulsar 200 NS and the opened the floodgates for many other companies to try their hands on. The NS was the perfect answer for the people who looked for an equally powerful bike as the Duke but had a budget restraint.

The Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS price is a lot more affordable, which makes it a mass sale motorcycle.

Walkaround aspects of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200

The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is like the perfect naked streetfighter model and had a tallish stance. It has the highest seat height in the segment after the Duke 200. There are clip-on handlebars but the ergonomics are upright, thanks to the high-risen level of the handle.

The tank section is sculpted, but not a lot. However, the contour on the tank for the rider to lock his knees is apt, especially considering the rear set foot pegs. Another thing that you will like about the bike is the way the rearview mirrors are designed. Though they aren’t very functional for people who are on the heavier side, the placement looks attractive.

The instrumental console is very purpose-built. No, there isn’t a lot of information on offer, barring the basics and it isn’t a complete digital unit either. But the fact that the analogue-digital approach (a round dial for the tachometer) would egg the rider to push harder.

Not buying the fact. Just take the bike for a spin and feel the urge to accelerate each time you see the tachometer dual go past the 5,000 rpm mark.

Technical details

The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is suspended over a telescopic front forks and Nitrox rear monoshock, and since it is a street motorcycle, the suspension isn’t on the softer side. There are 17-inch wheels at both ends, out of which the front is wrapped is 100 mm tyre while the rear gets a 1300 mm unit.

The brakes are excellent on the NS200, thanks to the large 300 mm disc up front and 230 mm at the rear. Moreover, the addition of ABS entices the stopping power.

What’s more?

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is known for its brute-force engine that produces raw power on the throttle. With 23.2 bhp power and 18.3 Nm of torque, it is the most powerful motorcycle in the segment after the Duke 200 and is probably the fastest.