Bajaj Auto has been testing a slew of Pulsars since quite some time now and the launch is still impeding. The company rocked the 2014 Auto Expo by showcasing two new Pulsars – the Pulsar CS400 and Pulsar SS400. Amongst all this, the Pulsar SS200 wasn’t seen or heard about. We spoke to a Bajaj representative who informed us that the lower capacity version of the fully faired Pulsar will come first, followed by the SS400. The Pulsar CS400 power cruiser will be launched in 2015 while KTM’s RC 200 and RC 390 will be launched by the middle of the year.
While the Pulsar SS400 is the distant cousin of the RC 390, the SS200 shares the same relationship with the RC 200. Bajaj Auto always follows a bottom-up approach when it comes to launches and that’s the reason lower capacity offerings are brought to the market first. The Pulsar SS200 will bear heavy resemblance to the SS400 which is very good news indeed as the SS400 does look striking in person. The design of Bajaj Auto’s first full faired bike is spot on and we love the floating LED tail lights.
The Bajaj Pulsar SS200 will draw power from a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, triple-spark, 4-valve engine which uses fuel-injection instead of a carburetor. The bike is expected to get ABS as an option and will produce 24 BHP of power. While the engine and underpinnings are largely similar to the Pulsar 200 NS, the Pulsar SS200 also gets projector headlights, clip-on handle bars, and steel braided brake lines. We expect Bajaj Auto to price the Pulsar SS200 at around Rs. 1.20 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the non-ABS model. The launch is expected in April.