Today is a day which will change the motorcycle industry for the next few years. India’s most popular motorcycle, the Bajaj Pulsar is set to go into its next generation and the Chakan based automaker will be unveiling the bike for the first time ever. We are the event and will update you with pictures, details and alot more in real time. Stay tuned.
2:30 - Bajaj has showcased all the versions of the Pulsar, right from the original which was launched in 2001 to the latest version which was launched in 2009. The company is going down memory lane showcasing the previous models and their advertisements.
2:40 - The development of the Pulsar started way back in 1998, with commercial launch taking place only in 2001. The second generation Pulsar being launched today is all new.
2:47 - 4-valve compression technology chamber and triple spark technology to feature in new gen Pulsar. Better fuel economy and performance. One master plug at top and two supplementary at sides. 15% faster combustion. 23.5 BHP compared to old Pulsar 220′s 21 BHP. Next Generation Pulsar is called Pulsar 200 NS.
2:55 - The Pulsar 200 NS is a naked bike, which looks slightly similar to the P135. Liquid cooled, 4-valve, triple spark, carb engine. 23.5 BHP of power at 9500 RPM, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. All new alloy wheels and monoshock suspension.
3:00 - 18.3 Nm of torque at 8000 RPM. Weight of 145 kgs and a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters. 280mm front disc, 230mm rear disc and central exhaust.
3:05 - NS stands for naked sport, full faired can be expected with other smaller versions to come. Competition is Yamaha R15 and KTM Duke 200. Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS price is less than Rs. 1 lakh.
3:10 - The Pulsar 200 NS will be available from April 2012. Bajaj has no plans of phasing out old Pulsars as of now. However they will be phased out eventually.
3:20 - World’s first single-cylinder bike to feature tri-spark technology. 0 – 60 kmph in 3.8 seconds and 0 – 100 kmph in 9.8 seconds. Top speed – 136 kmph. Expected mileage of 58 kmpl at 55 kmph. Ground clearance of 167 mm. 60 – 0 kmph in 16.33 meters.
3:30 - Twin spar perimeter unit frame, 37mm double downtube front suspension, petal discs, 32 mm carburetor, parts shared with KTM Duke 200 including engine components.