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Nishant Sukharia’s Pulsar 200 NS Ownership Review

Pulsar 200NS Ownership Nishant

Hello motor enthusiasts and readers! We have with us, Nishant Sukharia, who clocked in more than 200 kms on his new Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. Let’s get his viewpoint on this new beast that has created a wave in the two-wheeler segment. Over to him.

Hi, Motorbeam readers, this is Nishant and here is my short review on my new Pulsar 200 NS.

The Good Bits

1) Too good stability – Especially at low speeds one is not required to put the foot down very often.

2) Good road presence – People chase me sometimes to get a better look of the bike. At the parking, it always generates crowd around it.

3) Universal appeal – Almost every other person I bumped into, literally loved the looks of the 200 NS. I still remember the first words of my friend who has a Pulsar 220. He said, “Dil aa gaya!”

Pulsar 200 NS vs P220

4) The light beam is really very good. It is pretty close to the Pulsar 220′s projector lamp. I am totally satisfied with this.

5) Bang on seating position – The knee recesses accommodate my legs nicely, making me feel like a part of my bike.

6) Smooth gear shifts – There has been no false neutrals so far.

7) I am getting a mileage of around 35-43 km/l in mixed traffic conditions which is pretty good.

8) It is faster than a K&N’ed Pulsar 220 DTS-i.

9) Brakes are one of the best I’ve experienced so far. Pretty close to the ones on the Yamaha R15.

10 No squeaking or any other weird noises of any sort so far.

11) Very very smooth and graceful ride.

Pulsar 200 NS Cluster Night

The Not So Good Bits

1) A stuck fuel gauge – I discovered this after filling the tank for the first time. It is stuck in the reserve position. It is not a major issue though because the fuel pipe is protected and hidden under the frame. I will get it fixed during the first service.

2) The horn is very discouraging. It sounds like a 100cc bike’s horn.

3) The instrument console seems to be very confused. Sometimes it shows “LOW OIL LEVEL” indication but when I switch the engine kill to OFF and then back to ON it goes away. The fuel level indicator is not very precise. Sometimes, it shows 4 bars and then after switching the bike off and then on, it shows the fuel to be in reserve.

4) During the mornings, the bike stalls sometimes i.e if I twist the throttle very slowly. However, when I twist it in my natural way, it does not stall. But after a minute of idling, this issue gets mitigated. It is not a major issue for me.

Pulsar 200 NS Rear Tyre

5) I thought my Pulsar 200 NS is free from this particular issue (the bike tending to go slightly towards left at low speeds), but once when I took my hands off the handlebars, the bike just rushed to the left. It takes a lot of effort to maintain a linear pace without the hands on the bars especially at low speeds. I’ll try to get it checked in the first service.

6) The tyres are not adequate. The rear one locks a lot even under normal braking on roads with a little sand on it. It does not provide enough confidence while cornering or when at high speeds.

7) One more thing which I felt is that after extensive gear shifts, the bike tends to vibrate a little. I need to check this once again.

Pulsar 200 NS Owner Report

8) Can’t lock the bike with the handebars in the right hand side position which is a very irritating one because I’m used to locking my bikes in the RHS position as it provides me more space to get on and off from a bike. It kind of takes the smile away from my face.

9) The rear tyre hugger is neither appealing nor that much practical. Something like the one on the Yamaha R15 V2.0 would have been appreciated. I am going to take it off anyway. So it is not a major issue.

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  • sam August 24, 2012, 8:23 pm

    We had a similar issue. Like fuel gauge and radiator fan not working.. It was some relay problem had to go after those service guys for a week to get it fixed… Fuel gauge is some connection issue, engine oil light was blinking often and was fixed when relay changed… Pretty much heating on low speeds.. fans was not working not sure it will be okay after fans works.. .. I feel some vibration like Apache on rides.. do you..? handled and gear ratios are pretty okay..

    • Nishant August 26, 2012, 11:18 pm

      Nope…I don’t feel that much vibrations on my 200 NS…& if you are getting “Apache level” vibes then report it to the Bajaj svc…+ I don’t have any engine heating issues…

      • Agnal September 8, 2012, 10:10 pm

        I own a p200ns like u do and i have issues with radiator coolant and there is a serious vibration after 65kmph and i am fed up with its complaints.i cant agree with ur review.

        • ramcharan September 12, 2012, 4:48 pm

          if you are getting any vibrations at such low speeds then you have to take your bike to servicing center if you are not familiar with 200 cc bike that might have also be a problem for you to feel such vibrations

      • hitesh` September 30, 2013, 10:23 am

        its been two months from now(Sept) but the problem of radiator is not resolved…i changed the relay of my NS200 last may 2013 but when noticed after two months,,the radiator was not working again…..there is oil indication every time when i ride my bike over 3000 rpm….Even if i replace it now will it be a temporary fix or permanemt, i don’t understand…….help required

        • Faisal Khan October 1, 2013, 12:32 am

          Hitesh, show it to Bajaj and they should find a fix.

    • manu john November 21, 2012, 8:52 pm

      hi sam. i have the same problem radiator fan is not working…when i inquired one of the technician told me that the fan will work only after the engine gets heated to a particular extent…is it true..or will the radiator fan start just after we start the enginee…plz reply to my mail

      • Ashutosh Wattal January 18, 2013, 8:55 am

        Yes, the radiator fan works only when the engine heats up, for me its running most of the time, i really wonder after 15 minutes of normal riding why the fan starts, also it vibrates the whole bike…

      • nzboy May 18, 2014, 3:28 am

        I got the 2014 model yesterday and already did 200kms.. Radiator fan only comes on when heated up. Its off most of the time.

      • Rony John July 13, 2014, 7:31 pm

        Yes its correct the fan will only engine get heated. I bought my p200ns on sep 2013. Even me also have the same problem with fuel gauge. Its not working properly. We cannot trust the fuel gauge.

        Vibration… You have to show your bike in Baja service centre. But before going just inquire about the service centre work. Because all the bajaj service centre are not so good.. In Bangalore amba Bajaj show room’s one of the beat service center.

        Hope this date will help u…

  • Vibin P Vijay August 25, 2012, 12:05 am

    Rear end looks like the Pulsar 135 which is big let down for such an expensive powerfull bike.

    • Nishant August 26, 2012, 11:12 pm

      totally agree !!!

    • Nishant August 29, 2012, 5:40 pm

      After removing the tyre hugger & saree guard it no longer looks like the 135 LS.

  • robin yates August 25, 2012, 12:20 pm

    why do you need the rear brake when cornering?

    • Navaneeth August 25, 2012, 2:55 pm

      there is a type of cornering where rear bike is applied with little pressure so that front rotates more than the rear wheel….but did he mentioned abt rear break or tyre…

    • Nishant August 26, 2012, 11:13 pm

      I don’t…I said that the rear tyre locks up sometimes even under normal braking cuz of the lack of traction…

  • Nishant August 25, 2012, 1:14 pm

    yeah…there are some vibrations after a splash in the rain…also the engine sounds a bit harsher now followed by the squeaking sound of the rear disk brakes….also the rear tyre hugger splashes a lot of water & dirt on to the pillions back , when my bro. was riding the bike yesterday after a drizzle , the back of my shirt got completely wet…
    Looks like its time to hit the Bajaj SVC…:p

  • Gautam August 26, 2012, 8:44 pm

    The Pulsar 220 still looks much better..The new Pulsar certainly needs a fairing

    • Nishant August 26, 2012, 11:16 pm

      Well, as far as looks are concerned , they are subjective.
      For example , the NS’ looks don’t really impress me that much but a lot of ppl love it ; my friend who owns a P 220 just loves the 200 NS’s looks & performance & everything…after riding my 200 NS he said that his k&n-ed 220 seems like crap…

  • Ysak August 27, 2012, 12:51 pm

    i too think ns luks more kool with a fairing.. or the h.light shud hav been lil muscular,lil big than this..

  • Supriyo Chakraborty August 27, 2012, 11:15 pm

    After reading so many reviews I am bit confused about the performance & build quality of Pulsar 200 NS. As far as looks is concerned it looks awesome but while riding on it it doesn’t feel like a class apart performance like Honda CBR 150 / Yamaha R15 V2.0. It is not as smooth as CBR or R15. Brakes just sucks in normal conditions. I don’t know about the rainy seasons. Neither the digital console nor the back side of of the NS attracted me. Guy’s please suggest me what to do, because ur suggessions will going to help me to own the bike within this Sunday.

    • Deepak Dongre August 28, 2012, 12:40 am

      I know I might be thrashed for this, but I’ll be utter frank.

      Supriyo- I feel exactly what you do. Following are my observations:

      1) The bike looks just gorgeous in pics- thanks to particular angles and closeups taken. Looks really big. I mean you can just have a look of the Hornet 600 in yellow and come back to a pic of a yellow NS and it’ll be like..heck, this bike’s BIG. But then, its a small bike. Same goes for the looks- except yellow and little for blue, you hardly notice the NS being parked or passing by.

      2) I ride a CBR and though the build quality has been criticized on Honda’s part- I still get the feeling of riding a premium and expensive bike. And the NS touted to be high on quality levels still does not give me the feeling.

      3) I had my own review between the NS, the Duke and the CBR and I got hammered online for uttering the word “VIBES” to the Pulsar as if I had committed a big sin. Vibes are certainly there and I can vouch for that. Not just riding a test bike, but three different bikes. It cannot be coincidence or a lemon on all three occasions.

      4) The brakes are good and the tyres are decent- not that bad. In fact they are better than the crappy tyres that come on the CBR. Same goes for the brakes too- the ones of the CBR (non-abs) are typical that you find on Honda bikes i.e. spongy. At high speeds you need sharp brakes- not spongy ones.

      These are just a few that I wanted to highlight- though in the end its a fabulous bike on the rupee vis-a-vis peformance factor. Looking at your query, if you have decided to buy a bike and would clocking more kms in the city with ocassional weekend outing- look no further than the Duke. Its twice worth every penny of the premium over the Pulsar.

    • Nishant August 28, 2012, 12:39 pm

      I disagree on the brakes part.The brakes are really nice-strong,sharp & provide good feedback.The tyres are decent for commuting & occasional touring.
      Although the front brakes are now making a weird squeaking noise which I’ll get checked at the SVC today.The rear portion of the bike looks crap with the saree guard (approx weight =400 grams) & the tyre hugger (approx weight =900 grams) which I removed yesterday & now the bike looks really mean & aggressive.
      The bike does have some issues in the rainy season but that’s nothing what Bajaj ppl can’t solve…+ I get calls from the SVC regularly regarding any issues with the bike i.e they are paying special attention to the NS owners…

      “” 7) One more thing which I felt is that after extensive gear shifts, the bike tends to vibrate a little. I need to check this once again. “” – I checked this one yesterday where I was bound to ride in the 1st & 2nd gears only for almost 6-8 kms in bumper to bumper traffic & it turns out that the bike didn’t vibrate then…infact I was very surprised to see the way the bike handled that torture & hence,now I’m even more in love with my bike…

      Also we are NOT talking about vibes like those on the Apache…& if you are wearing a riding glove you probably might not even feel it & trust me I’m not at all biased for any brand here…I’ve extensively ridden my friend’s R15 V1 for a year & I’ll choose my NS over an R15 any day !

      I had a budget of 1.4 lacs , I could’ve bought the Duke or the R15 but P 200 NS felt like ‘the one’ for me…

      y suggestion for you will be to ride both the NS & the Duke for a couple of kms & then make your decision.

  • Deepak Dongre August 28, 2012, 12:27 am

    Thanks to Nishant for his impressions of the NS- but I feel that let people finish around 1500-2000 kms of riding and then we could possibly take their reviews- it would be more exhaustive, the bike would have had taken a bit of work/thrash etc. I mean just 200 and you hold the mic to the guy..I feel its just too early.

    • Ashutosh Wattal January 18, 2013, 9:12 am

      Well i hv covered nearly 3500 KM,
      Positives :
      Brakes are spot on, tyres are decently good, i hvnt had any problm wid thm yet
      i am gettin city average of 40+ since 1st service,
      Negatives :
      Engine seems to heat up vry fast within 15 minutes of city riding . . .
      Gear at times does get stuck on Neutral from 1 to 2
      After 1st servicing, i am observing a lot of fuel/oil around all of engine area, its completely covered with that
      I often see the tyre air pressure reducing dramatically to 22s after around a week of driving with pavilion, i used to keep it at 32 but now i keep it at 36, but still not helping . . .
      Also the engine makes quite a sound at above 75 after riding it in city for over 25 minutes

  • Zed August 28, 2012, 4:53 pm

    For a bike that’s supposed to be a whole generation leap and bounds above its predecessor and one that’s just 200kms old – that’s a lot of “Not so good bits”. I wonder what will be the bike like after 20000 kms.

    • Nishant August 29, 2012, 5:38 pm

      Mate , some of the Not-so-good-bits are related to modifications & my personal opinion.
      I won’t count them under the manufacturer’s fault.

  • Gilly Boy August 28, 2012, 5:22 pm

    To honestly understand a bike one needs to give it time and also a few KM’s (about 2000 Km will be ideal) i test drove the pulsar and damnnn it was a good we will certainly like hearing from you once the bike has crossed more KM’s and also like to know how its been holding up (rattles if any , spare costs etc etc)

    i eagerly await the next KTM 350 or perhaps the Pulsar 350 NS and that should be much more better in terms of power and handling and if it is about 2-2.5 lacs OTR i think it will be a better buy than a CBR 250 ABS (yeah ABS helps but u know … so does more power :-) )

  • Supriyo Chakraborty August 28, 2012, 9:55 pm

    @ Nishant – This is too early to pass any comment for a bike like Pulsar 200 ns. Because i’ve fallen in love with it. Now I have decided to wait for few days, till date I hope you will definately cruise around 2000 kms in your odo. I will be eagerly waiting for your next feedback / review after few thousand kms. Please share with us few things (if u can) –
    1. Its fuel consumption ?
    2. In the higher RPM’s like more than 100 kms/hr. does the engine make noise / vibrate ?
    3. During the rainy season in the wet roads does the brakes works well ?
    4. After riding for a long distance in on / off road do you feel any problem (e.g. back pain) like other bikes ?
    and last but the most important one
    5. After the 1st servicing are you facing the same problems like before ?
    This questions might sounds like foolish or for some people may feel irritating but any kind of feedback from any body (who are already using this bike) will be appreciated (speacially Nishant).

    • Nishant August 29, 2012, 5:34 pm

      Fuel Consumption : I’m getting around 40-45 kmpl ( 70% city riding || 30 % Highway with speeds b/w 50-60 kph as the bike is in the Run-in period )

      I did not felt any vibrations or weird noise @ 91 kph ( speedo indicated ). Didn’t raced it upto 100 yet.

      Brakes : the brakes are really nice.Its the tyres that lack grip.Changing them to soft compound ones like the Pirelli Sport Demon or the MRF Zappers will improve handling + braking efficiency.

      Back pain : Didn’t had any back pain yet but after riding around 30-40 kms in city traffic the lower part of my neck tends to pain a little, but that I guess is because of my lifestyle which does’t permit me with appropriate physical exercise.

      Service : The 1st service is still pending but I did take my bike to the svc to get the issues resolved.And here are the details :
      – The squeaking sound from the front brakes is resolved.
      – The guy tried to fix the fuel knob but its still pretty hard.It takes a lot of effort to twist it.
      – Took off the rear saree guard & tyre hugger. That’s a weight reduction of 1.3 kgs. The bike looks much better now & the rear end sure feels lighter.
      – I asked the mechanic about installing P220′s horn on my bike & he said that he can do it but I’ll have to talk about this with the engineer on the first service regarding what modifications are permissible.
      -The bike tending to go left still persists.I forgot to report this one to the svc guy though. I’ll report it on the 1st service.
      -The tyres lack grip when they are cold.After riding for a couple of kms on a sunny day the traction increases a little.But one can always upgrade the tyres & this is something which has to be done after-market. Bajaj ppl won’t take the tyres back.
      – I checked whether the bike vibrates after extensive gear shifts again & found out that it didn’t. Being a performance oriented bike it does gets heated up a bit in bumper to bumper traffic on a sunny day , but no over heating issues.

      The ppl at svc are really helpful & they pay special attention to the NS owners & their rides..
      To wrap it up…I am really happy with this bike. :)

      I hope this answers your queries to a certain extent.

      • Supriyo Chakraborty August 29, 2012, 10:51 pm

        @ Nishant – Thanks a lot dear, ur answers are very much helpful for me. But still i will wait for the 1st servicing of ur bike. As well as please post a review again when u will complete 2000 – 5000 kms. Do you know the parts costing / availability of this bike & which lube the SVC people are suggesting for this bike?

        • Nishant September 18, 2012, 1:36 am

          Sorry but I don’t know the cost of the parts.

          As far as the Engine oil is concerned the svc ppl use Bajaj DTSi 10000 oil.

      • suhas hendole September 17, 2012, 6:23 pm

        hey nishant… i want to talk with you buddy…related to ns…will u pls share ur no.

        • Nishant September 18, 2012, 1:36 am

          sorry mate , but I can’t share my no.

  • Ankur Goel August 29, 2012, 2:37 pm

    Hi Nishant,
    I am planning to go for NS after extensive research day & night. Flipping from R15 to duke to CBR 150. However yesterday in one of the review i read that NS has a bad turning radius, is it true?
    Another thing, I did feel vibes during my test ride at Bajaj but i neglected it considering it was a Test Bike. How would you define those vibes as a bike rider not the owner of this lovely beast ;).
    The reason your bike stalls in the morning is because of RPM idling. For some strange reason Bajaj has set it at 1,300, whereas it should be at 1,500. In morning the engine is cold, after you leave it idle for few mins the RPM idling issue automatically gets rectified.
    Thank You

    • Nishant August 29, 2012, 5:07 pm

      Turning radius : Yes the turning radius is wider for sure.But it won’t be much of an issue once you get used to it. I had some trouble with it initially whenever I tried to park it but none as of now.After riding it a bit in city traffic & getting used to the bike it won’t a problem at all.

      Vibes : As I said earlier we are not talking about Apache vibes but yes , the vibes are there for sure.It actually depends upon the riders frame of reference ; if you’ve been riding Apache or any Pulsar that you won’t feel it much but if you’ve been riding a Yammy or Honda then you’ll feel it.I have ridden the R15 V1 & P 220 extensively & the vibes on the NS don’t bother me much.Try one more test ride of the NS & rev it up a bit & if you feel that the vibes are too much then try the Duke.

      Bike stalling : Yeah that’s true.But the bike doesn’t stalls if I twist the throttle normally ; it only stalls when I twist the throttle slowly.So not much of an issue.

      I hope this helps.

  • chetan August 29, 2012, 5:16 pm

    Got totally confused reading the reviews!!!

    Guys one question : Shall i buy / wait / go for some other bike ???

    i need to make some decision asap. Please suggest

    • Nishant August 29, 2012, 5:47 pm

      There is no bike that even comes close to the NS in the Value For Money dept.

      Totally worth the 98k INR price.Also, I’ve watched almost all the reviews of the 200NS & none said anything bad about it.
      Its just that the bike has some issues which can be solved at the SVC.

      Still , if you have a budget of 1.3 lacs you can consider the KTM Duke.

      • consfused !!! August 30, 2012, 3:43 pm

        thanks nishant, appreciate ur assistance

  • consfused !!! August 29, 2012, 5:30 pm

    my only concern is bike has any technical problem, shall i buy or no ?

    kindly suggest

    • Nishant August 29, 2012, 5:48 pm

      No major issues.
      Just inspect the bike well before taking the delivery.

  • Sunil August 29, 2012, 6:00 pm

    I own a 200ns it’s a awesome bike but I want a engine cover for it . Can you tell me how much will it cost me ?

    • Nishant August 29, 2012, 6:11 pm

      No idea.
      But I won’t suggest this mod because it may lead to engine overheating…though something like the DuKe’s engine cowl will be fine but I don’t think it would be a direct fit on the NS because of the NS’ exhaust assembly.

  • Sunil August 29, 2012, 6:35 pm

    Can I put a under seat exhaust pipe ?

  • Ankur Goel August 29, 2012, 9:37 pm

    Thank you very much for the reply. Anyways I have decided to go for NS. I guess the reason I felt those vibes cause I ride my brother’s FZ 16 a lot. I have hardly ridden pulsar or apache. Will post my review once I get my hands on this baby.

    Thank You once again, will be joining you very soon :)

  • Supriyo Chakraborty August 29, 2012, 10:54 pm

    @ Sunil – Does your bike also cursed with Eurogrip tires like I have seen during my test ride ?

  • KK August 30, 2012, 6:08 pm


    Guys, I still feel like going for pulsar 220 since I have been its great fan but never owned it. But now this new variant has been launched and I am confused. Please suggest.

    • Sai Sandeep August 30, 2012, 7:27 pm

      there is absolutely no point of going for the P220 as it is no more the fastest the P220 maxes out out at 133kmph (real speed) and the 200NS at 136kmph also in terms of milege the NS is much better and not to mention the looks and the features but as i have never been much of a pulsar fan i would rather go for the more expensive duke than go for the cheaper NS and really feel the lack of quality.

  • KK August 30, 2012, 6:08 pm

    Guys, I still feel like going for pulsar 220 since I have been its great fan but never owned it. But now this new variant has been launched and I am confused. Please suggest.

    • Nishant August 31, 2012, 11:39 pm

      Go for the 200 NS over the 220.
      You won’t regret your decision.

    • Faisal Khan September 1, 2012, 2:10 am

      KK, there is no confusion. The 200 NS is miles ahead of the 220.

      • Suman September 8, 2012, 11:34 am

        I booked my NS..
        bt little consusion to chose the colour..
        which colour is best suits NS ?
        plz help me..

        thanx in advance

        • Faisal Khan September 9, 2012, 12:34 am

          Suman, I would pick black or yellow. Both look super cool.

  • mirza August 31, 2012, 11:18 am

    i am planning to order the bike as i liked it very much….but after reading ur review ….there are 2 concerns from my side…
    1)how is the handling of bike compared to apache rtr 180
    2)what are the disadvantages of the rear tyre ?
    3 ) how is the road grip?

    • Nishant August 31, 2012, 11:37 pm

      I have not ridden the RTR 180 but I’ve ridden the first version of Apache & in my opinion the Handling of the NS is pretty good once you get used to it…
      The problem with the rear tyre is that it does not give enough feedback , often while cornering at high speeds I get cautious to make sure the rear tyre won’t give up.
      Also the rear tyre locks up very easily , but not an issue once you get used to it.
      Initially when I used hit the rear brakes the rear used to lock up easily but now as I’ve got used to it its not much of an issue now & this can be mitigated by installing a stickier tyre.
      The tyres are good for commuting though.

  • amit August 31, 2012, 12:58 pm

    I took a test drive of this bike for around 1~1.5 km and had following observations:
    1. Performance is good in fact much better over current 220. Good Low end torque. Bike pulls at 30kmph even in 6th gear.
    2. Instrument cluster always show low fuel and Oil indicator. Even after repeated on and off, it refused to go off.
    3. Although brakes are very effective, still need to be applied carefully. Rear wheel lock up easily.
    4. This bike looks absolutely dull in black. Infact its looks very similar to Pulsar 135. If you plan to buy, choose a bright color.
    5. There was some rattling issue even at low rpm as low as 3000. I hate the rear hugger design and it’s almost useless
    6. Steering Effort is high comparatively to previous pulsar. Usually OEM keeps less weight in Front to reduce steering effort. Once need to get use to really to turn this bike.
    7. You can start this bike even after removing two spark plug cables. I don’t know upto what extent this will impact on FE or Performance

  • golu September 1, 2012, 5:31 pm

    which is faster 200ns or 220…….. 220 ki speed 144 hai whereas 200′s its 136 ????????? Please tell the truth….

    • Nishant September 2, 2012, 12:21 am

      200 NS’ acceleration is better than 220′s.
      But 220 has an advantage @ top speed.Its more stable @ speeds over 125 kph than the 200 NS because of the fairing & weight.
      But on a track , 200 NS will smoke 220 into ashes.

      • vikas September 6, 2012, 11:27 am

        jyada speed chalane wale jaldi upar bhi jate hai bhai isliye 100 kph maximum and it is a cool speed on this awesome naked sports bike :)

  • golu September 1, 2012, 5:55 pm

    my friend loves his p220 so much. He even says that cbr250 is nothing in front of 220……?????? And 200ns is crap…… He dont listen to meeee

  • golu September 2, 2012, 5:48 pm

    thanx for the answer….. :D

  • Ankur Goel September 4, 2012, 12:37 am

    Hi Nishant,
    I booked my NS yesterday after doing research for almost more than 2 months. To help others please consider the following points:
    1. If price is what you think, first kindly forget any other bike and just buy NS. Total paisa vasooool.
    2. If engine refinement is your mantra with engine quality, then kindly go only for yamaha or honda. I ride my brother’s FZ on frequent basis. It has crossed 21,000 with every day harsh riding and there are no vibes, engine still feels smooth & overall bike condition is just brilliant. No way it feels a bike which has crossed 20k mark.
    3. Bajaj may have done a great work with NS but i can assure you they can never surpass HONDA or YAMAHA. They are the kings of bike. It will take still some more time to produce a bike better than those two brands.

    The one thing that bajaj has managed to do with NS is that, they have come close.

    So to sum it up, if price is not an issue then please dont look NS or else vice-versa.

  • Viky September 4, 2012, 9:39 am

    @ Faisal : How would you ensure that all the three spark plugs are working fine all the time. If these extra Spark Plugs really have to do with FE and Power rating , then its a major drawback. Who will keep on Checking this ? More over we started the bike after removing two spark plug cable. Could you explain ?

    • Faisal Khan September 5, 2012, 2:56 am

      Viky, I guess regular servicing should keep issues at bay.

  • jinto September 4, 2012, 5:32 pm

    the responses are different ….really confused,whether i should choose it or not…its appearance and perforamance demandable.but not sure about the engine quality,though it was the introduction..some1 please give me a feed back,i mean the guys who got the bike in advance now..

  • Ankur Goel September 4, 2012, 6:12 pm

    Hi Jinto,
    My bike is due for delivery. Well even i was confused about the engine part as I have never been a fan of bajaj for very obvious reason. But you shouldn’t forget that engine on NS is of KTM made.
    That’s the risk I took and would certainly suggest you to go for it. I hate pulsars and even now I do. This is has just the name pulsar in it, everything else is better & new. I did a research of almost 2 months.
    Rest you see.

    • Suman September 8, 2012, 11:43 am

      100 % right ..

    • jinto September 9, 2012, 8:51 am

      great…go for it….

  • Soumya September 5, 2012, 12:11 pm

    Hi All,

    I have done over 2k kms on my 200NS now.
    The bike does get a bit rough with a splash of rain(there’s a temporary underlying grunt). It very smooth otherwise.
    I agree with Nishant on most of his comments.
    There are vibes sumtyms here n there(but not so much to worry about)
    Sweet spot: above 70 km/hr on 6th above 5k rpm….above that speed the byk transfroms into a beast. super fun.
    P.S:Its a more practical bike than a R15 V2 or KTM duke(though they r better performers).

  • Sunil September 5, 2012, 2:10 pm

    Hi Guys,
    This has been a long & confusing comment thread :). Anyways, I’ve booked my pulsar 200 NS & is due to be delivered on Sept 8.
    If you are still confused, then i guess you can list the various points that one would consider while buying a bike (such as engine performance, mileage, looks, price tag, road grip, service cost, braking, ride position). Take a test ride & prepare your scores. To me the NS scored a minimum of 7/10 for all these (definitely a 9 or 10 for looks, price tag, service cost & ride position). Yes the foreign bikes will easily score better than the pulsar in terms of performance & ride quality but then it does not mean those bikes are perfect (are they?). So I suggest that you create a list of criteria & take a test ride. And of course use the loads of reviews available online (i’ve booked by bike but I still continue to read new review :P)
    And Nishanth, you have given an honest review man, let us know how the bike feels when it is about 200 kms old & I’ll try to put my comments when the bike is older.


  • vikas September 6, 2012, 11:21 am

    hey nishant bro iam from raipur (c.g)
    i was thinking to buy pulsar 200 ns but im bit confused coz of many negative response from peoples. can u help me bro i want to know the real disadvantages of this bike..

    • Nishant September 6, 2012, 2:13 pm

      Already posted above.
      Almost all the aspects have already been covered in the comments above.

  • Agnal September 6, 2012, 5:54 pm

    I am facing serious problems from radiator my view it would increase the maintanance cost of bike

  • Vikas September 7, 2012, 10:08 pm

    Bhai ek aur sawal ki is bike ka cilencer maine dekha ki woh bike k neeche me hai aur yaha city me itne bumfers hai toh kya woh takrayega agar hum double sawari usme se nikalenge toh ???

    • Nishant September 8, 2012, 1:25 am

      Nope…I’ve ridden it through some really nasty bumps & it rides over them cleanly…so ground clearance is not much of an issue…

  • Vikas September 9, 2012, 11:05 am

    I hope so bro par mere bhai k pas pulsar 180 hai aur uska main stand takrata hai jab hum gande bumfer se nikalte hai.. Kal maine pulsar 200 ns ka underbelly exaust test dekha.. Awesome video

  • ronny September 9, 2012, 3:41 pm

    Nishant bro…
    Nice post of u… I read frequently your blog.. I am in complete love with this beauty…. I have done a comprehensive research on this beast… didn’t get that much -ve remarks… could have booked it early but wanted to wait for few days… but can’t wait anymore… was a bit confused regarding the color at the end… but finally the Mustered Yellow is my deal… so I booked my 200NS today… will get it delivered tomorrow or day after tomorrow (atleast that’s what showroom guyz confirmed)… once I have my NS200 in my garage .. I will miss my RX100 badly… which is my first love from past 10 years (odo reading is 122942KM)… n selling it now…
    ride safe and always wear helmet….

    • Nishant September 9, 2012, 5:20 pm

      Thanks mate…:)
      Yellow seems to be the new Black for the new Pulsar…people are going crazy for the yellow one…
      Do post your experience with the NS…and 123k Kms on the RX 100 is pretty cool….you must’ve really loved it…:)

  • Nishant September 9, 2012, 10:34 pm

    Completed 500 kms on the Odo.
    First service done.
    Charges :
    Oil : 450
    Oil Filter : 83
    Chain Servicing : 71
    Bike has become smoother now.Got the monoshock on a slightly harder setting ,thereby resulting in improved handling & a higher ride height.The Fuel knob issue has been resolved.I also asked the svc guy to pop the 220′s horns on my NS but he advised not to as it would void the warranty.

    The “Low oil pressure” indicator still pops on sometimes though.

    • Sunil September 10, 2012, 4:13 pm

      Hey Nishant,
      The svc guys asked me not to go beyond 60 kmph before the 1st service is done. Is this really required? The reason I ask is, it is very very difficult to stop yourself from going beyond 60 :)
      What would really happen if I go beyond 60 before 1st svc?

      • Nishant September 11, 2012, 1:43 am

        Hehe…I know its damn difficult to control the wrist whilst on an NS…:D
        The funda behind this is the Run-in (the first 1000 or 2000 kms of your brand new engine) period…it is to make sure that all the engine parts & components gel in well together…so as to make sure that the engine lasts long & hassle free…but that totally depends on you…I took my NS uptill 91 kph on the first day itself !!
        Even before the 1st service I used to give it some short bursts till 70-80…Though I still try to adhere to the manual’s instructions regarding the maximum speed before 1000 kms i.e 48 kph in 6th gear…
        just don’t ride at a specific RPM , try to vary it occasionally…
        Have a look at this :

  • JOHN September 12, 2012, 12:08 am

    Awesome bike.

    I just completed 2800Kms and Max speed with pillion rider is 140KMPH.

    Some Vibrations are felt at 80 to 90 KMPH – I dont know why :(

    But turns a beast after 120 KMPH speed!!!!!

    A real Beast.

    I am sure it cannot match with HONDA CBR 250, But much much better than Yamaha R15 for

    top speed and Power!!!!

    And i felt Vibrations after rainfall….. Bad isnt it….

    But believe me This is the only Bike which is better than Yamaha bikes in India but cannot beat HONDA CBR 250.

    • Nishant September 12, 2012, 8:24 pm

      yeah…vibes kick in after rainfall…never experienced this on any other bike before…

  • Jivan September 12, 2012, 1:40 pm

    Hey Nishant,
    I’ve read all of ur reviews about the performance of this bike. I too have booked this bike and will get the delivery after a week or so. I have ridden pulsar 200cc, 220cc and a complete fan of pulsar. To be honest, i have less knowledge of bike’s components. I would like to know more about the 3 spark plugs used in the all new 200ns. I have heard rumours that if one spark plug goes dull then this n that happens, cud u plz brief me about this, how will one be able to know if all 3 spark plugs are in good conditions n working well and if some problems arises in any of the spark plugs then what happens, plz if u cud explain this to me, it wud be much helpful. And i m just a beginner with basic knowledge of bike’s component , :)

    • Nishant September 12, 2012, 8:23 pm

      Technically , if any spark plug stops working then you should observe a drop in the fuel efficiency & more CO2 from the exhaust outlet…
      but the chances of happening these are very slim cuz spark plugs are pretty basic components & hence the chances of their failure are very less….so no need to worry…
      You should get a fuel economy of around 30-45 kmpl on the 200 NS depending upon your riding conditions…I get 40-42 kmpl with 90% city & 10% h/w riding…

    • Nishant September 12, 2012, 8:26 pm

      And yeah…congratz on your new bike :)

  • rage September 12, 2012, 2:35 pm

    Hey guys….can any one suggest which bike is better 200NS or KTM dukes

  • Jivan September 13, 2012, 10:45 am

    Thanks Nishant, your feedback was much helpful to me. I m going to luv my new 200ns :)

  • rinton September 18, 2012, 10:50 pm

    Hey, what’s the top speed of ns?

  • Vikas September 20, 2012, 2:21 am

    Wel i saw a video in youtube and it show the pulsar 200 ns can go 151 kmph speed.. Amezing i love this bike

    • Nishant September 20, 2012, 12:06 pm

      That’s speedo indicated…considering an error of 8% it turns out to be around 136

  • Arjun Singh September 20, 2012, 10:09 pm

    Hey Nishant,

    Did your NS gave some odd sound of friction in breaks ? any time?….or any other friction sound in bike….i took NS ,some 2 days back, today i felt , bike is giving some kind of friction sound. and till now i have completed 90kms in bike.

    There is no problem in riding the bike, all things are good except that sound.

    Arjun Singh

    Any ways thanks a lot Nishant for your Right review and feedback on Pulasr 200NS…

    • Nishant September 21, 2012, 9:18 pm

      Anytime mate.
      And yeah , it does make some noise from the brakes but only after a ride in mud…
      It happens because of the dirt getting stuck in the brake assembly but I figured out a way to solve it i.e to use the brakes ! Simple !
      Pressing the brakes completely for around 2-3 times should fix this…
      And if the problem still persists , get it checked at the SVC they’ll fix it for sure.

  • Arjun Singh September 21, 2012, 11:16 pm

    Hi Nishant

    Today i visited SVC, evn they told same……n no prob found……so smile on my face……:)…
    u r looki master in NS…..:)

    and yes on my way to office there is one dusty way coz of metro construction here in bangalore……i think this little prob came from thr…….any ways it got solved….:)

    And one very happy thing for me is…in b’lore traffic…i got 38-42 milage……coz of traffic till now i could not drove my bike in 6th gear properly n constantly for 5 min also…..but still good milage..

    • Nishant September 23, 2012, 12:11 am

      Thanks, but I am no master in NS…hehe
      And yeah that noise from brakes might be because of that dusty route…
      And 38-42 kmpl of fuel economy in bangalore is simply great !
      Keep sharing the ownership experience mate.

  • Abhay Gade September 22, 2012, 12:05 am

    Hello Friends should i take pulsar 200Ns or not..??

    is 220 better than 200NS..??

    as per i have my honda dazzler (150cc) will pulsar give me good result..??

    thanks alot…for a great info of 200Ns…!! :)

    • Nishant September 23, 2012, 12:16 am

      Well , because you are riding a Honda as of now , the only thing that you should worry about are the vibrations…take a test ride of the NS & rev it real nice to check whether the vibes bother you or not…
      Opting for 220 over 200 NS is not a good idea mate…as there is only a little price difference between them & the features you get in the NS over the 220 is just awesome…
      Even Bajaj is claiming that 200 NS is “The Best Pulsar Yet” !!!

      • Abhay Gade September 24, 2012, 4:01 pm

        Thanks Bro…..surely i will go for 200Ns…!! :)

        just the avg part i have to fix….as honda is givig me an avg of 55kmpl..!


  • Goutham September 23, 2012, 10:55 am

    I’m planning to buy a Pulsar 200 NS and the problem you said about the deviation towards left at low speed really bothers me. So I was wondering whether you checked it with the servicing people.. If you did please let me know.. I love this bike and I really want to buy this bike, so I’d be glad if you could tell me..! :)

    • Nishant September 23, 2012, 8:28 pm

      The deviation towards left is noticeable only & only when you take your hands off the handlebars & is not present on all the NS in market…also I noticed that the more you ride, the more this issue gets mitigated…its almost negligible on my bike right now…even my brother checked this & thought the same…

  • JOHN September 27, 2012, 5:22 pm

    Hi Guys,

    Wanna take my Bike for a long ride this weekend Saturday and Sunday(29/30 sep) ,Anybody who wants to Join / drive their bikes for a long ride let me know.

    • Faisal Khan September 28, 2012, 1:50 am

      John, why don’t you post this in the forums. We can have a meet up for Bangalore members.

  • JOHN September 27, 2012, 5:23 pm

    OOPS sorry I forgot to tell that I Live in Bangalore!!!

  • Vikas September 28, 2012, 3:56 pm

    Bro i heard abt the acceleration fault in pulsar 200 ns and that guy bike cant repaired by the svc.. That comment is making me confused bro plz help me coz i want to buy this bike in dhanteras..

    • Nishant September 28, 2012, 9:08 pm

      I did not faced any such issue.

  • JOHN September 28, 2012, 4:26 pm

    Fine Faisal.
    I will put it in a forum and lets meet next week in Bangalore and go for a long ride.

    However this week i will have to go as I have alreday planned…..

    • Faisal Khan September 29, 2012, 11:57 pm

      John, sure. Just open a new thread there.

  • SHAUNAK September 28, 2012, 5:12 pm

    dear Nishant. suggestions helped me alot bt wanted to know more,M thnkng to buy pulsar 200ns…..i got atractd twrds dis bike coz it got gud luks, gud speed n gud mileage (58kmpl) bt d thing is dat my frnd got 200ns and mileage givs hm less den 45. Evn i sw owners feedback on internet evn owners claims dat it gvs mileage less den 45. So m confused… Plz sugest me gud guidence. Plz.

    • Nishant September 28, 2012, 9:10 pm

      it is less than 45 for sure.
      I am getting 41 kmpl with 90% city ride and I think its pretty decent. Expecting a fuel economy of over 50 kmpl with a bike producing 20+ bhp is not valid mate.

      • Shaunak October 8, 2012, 8:01 pm

        Tanx dude. I bukd pulsar get it within dis 10 days

        • Nishant October 9, 2012, 12:45 pm

          Nice…do post experience…

  • SHAUNAK September 28, 2012, 5:15 pm

    and more thing, m frm Goa,,,Wer roads r narrows so wanted to know, how mch mileage 200ns can giv…. plzzzz suggest me

    • Jerry October 3, 2012, 3:15 pm

      hey Shaunak, my name is jerry, my pulsar 200ns i already have driven 600 kms n friend of mine has driven his pulsar 200ns upto 1500 km n for him, he is getting 55km per liter millage, pulsar 200 ns is very good bike, do go for it..

      • Shaunak October 8, 2012, 8:06 pm

        Tanx a lot nishant n jerry….

  • Vikas September 28, 2012, 6:21 pm

    Mileage maybe 35 – 40 but we have to look after 6 months whats the average of this bike..

  • Yuvraj Vats September 29, 2012, 8:52 pm

    Hi Bro.. Excellent review of the bike.. Its the best Pulsar yet.. as claimed by Bajaj and its indeed true.. Its my first bike.. Got it on 26th.. now m not pretty sure of the maintenance part.. as in what engine oil to use and stuff like that.. If you could help me out with it.. have driven arnd 80km so far.. Any help would me much appreciated. :)

    • Nishant September 30, 2012, 11:58 am

      Thanks bro & welcome to the family… :)
      As far as engine oil is considered stick to either mineral oil or semi synthetic till 5000 kms.
      Bajaj emphasises on its semi-synthetic DTSi 10000 oil 20W50 grade , using any other oil might void the engine’s warranty…but if you still wish to use any other brand or grade consult your service centre…
      And as I said earlier ride gently for the first 1000-2000 kms.
      Happy riding.

  • suyash September 30, 2012, 2:24 pm

    kindly list the bikes(below ninja 250) which can cruise all day long at 110km/ hr(true) with least amount of vibrations or any mechanical vl help in my buying decision as i hate vibrations at high speeds..

    • Nishant September 30, 2012, 11:54 pm

      You have 2 bikes below 3 lacs that can do that ::
      –The best pick would be CBR 250R. Great bike for day to day ride & touring.

      –Then comes the 200 NS.Best bang for the bucks.

      **I don’t own a Duke so I won’t comment on its touring capabilities but as per most of the reviews its not a decent tool for touring.

  • tausif ahmad October 1, 2012, 1:36 pm

    Ns 200,Very bad in performance it has very much vibration and irritated sound,

    Bajaj has no any perfect Cervice Center for this bike

    tausif ahmad

  • suyash October 1, 2012, 2:19 pm

    but i read dat cbr150 has lessee vibrations dan 250 while doing high speeds.. is it true?

    • Nishant October 1, 2012, 2:25 pm

      I don’t think so…

  • suyash October 1, 2012, 2:22 pm


    • Nishant October 1, 2012, 2:33 pm

      in fact CBR 150R has a stiffer suspension compared to the 250R resulting in more vibes & discomfort at high speed cruising.

  • Anil October 1, 2012, 10:35 pm

    Guys, any idea how much it cost to remap the ECU and its results on bike?

    • Nishant October 2, 2012, 11:46 pm

      Don’t know about the cost but the results of remapping the ECU will depend upon the coding I guess…whether its intended for more fuel economy or more performance…
      By the way , I’ve heard that P200NS doesn’t possess an ECU…Not sure though..

  • Anil October 1, 2012, 10:38 pm

    and yes, awesome review man!

    Fais, do you have a chance to get different custom graphics for this bike and post here?

    • Nishant October 2, 2012, 11:48 pm

      Thanks mate.

  • suyash October 1, 2012, 11:28 pm

    as den r15 shud also hav more vibrations as its also stiffly sprung.. but as all knw r15 is most vibe free bike in india till date and i xperiencd it also at high speeds bt its obviously nt back friendly fr touring..

  • suyash October 1, 2012, 11:38 pm

    i guess u dnt get it dat m talking abt vibrations frm footpegs n handlebars.. i dnt thnk so is related to stiffness of suspension but the quality of frame used..

    • Nishant October 2, 2012, 11:40 pm

      yeah but as we all know that R15 is a very dedicated & potent track tool…
      CBR 150R on the other hand is not…
      Both R15 & CBR possess perimeter frame , but R15 has a tad softer suspension as compared to the CBR150R

  • suyash October 3, 2012, 12:08 am

    buddy frames of both bikes are same n better dan cbr250 double cradle ones ok. so on a smooth highway (110km/hr Cruising) how come d role of suspension hmm..?? n cbr150 has a highr revving unit dan r15 so its obvious who is d betr track tool!!!

    • Nishant October 4, 2012, 3:07 pm

      You are the first person who’s saying that CBR150R is a better track tool than R15…
      Anyways…the thread is going OT…

  • karmen October 3, 2012, 12:29 am

    the thing on my mind is, can it do long wheelies? how about 3rd gear wheelies? :)

  • Anil October 3, 2012, 8:40 am

    any one done with 10k with the NS or nearby?
    Kindly post the negatives..

  • suyash October 4, 2012, 10:57 pm

    only by engine worthiness(high revving unit) bt its nt d ans 2 my questn.. hw cm d role of suspensn in vibratn?? its d same thng dat p200ns has betr topspeed dan p135 cz it has a monoshock..hehe!! no relatn na..

  • suyash October 4, 2012, 11:21 pm

  • Gahaha October 5, 2012, 6:42 pm

  • dhanush October 6, 2012, 10:48 am

    Nishanth i’m about to buy a pulsar 200ns asap..
    but according to me.. the tyres of it isn’t that good.. so i am looking to swap the tyres to zapper.. as it offers a better cornering stability at high speeds.. I am worried that they are not gona swap for free or for a discounted rates..
    So i did ask the dealer about it… But he really didn’t help me out with it.. I did ask the technical team but even they failed to help me out… can you help me out with it???

    • Nishant October 6, 2012, 1:40 pm

      I did the same too…but they denied to take the TVS Eurogrips back…
      The only resort left is to sell it to a someone who’s interested to buy a 130/70-17 tyres , chances of which are very very slim…
      Also , AFAIK , There isn’t any Zapper available in 130/70-17 spec which offers good grip…
      But you can go for MRF Revz-S ( 2.5-3k INR )or Pirelli Sport Demon ( 3.5k+ INR )…
      or Dunlop Tuff Grip 140/70-17 ( 2.8-3.5k INR )

  • Mir Ali October 7, 2012, 12:08 pm

    What is pulsar 200ns’s exact mileage on highway’s?

    • Nishant October 7, 2012, 2:27 pm

      maybe upwards of 40 kmpl depending upon a lot of factors like weight , speed , traffic , road conditions , etc…
      A fellow NS owner got 50 kmpl with speeds between 80-130 kmph walong with a pillion.

      • Mir Ali October 7, 2012, 5:51 pm

        what about 50-60 kmph on highways?
        actually my college is out of city and i get only highway for 15 km and upon that i don’t ride more than 60 kmph :)

  • Saurabh October 8, 2012, 8:35 pm

    Hi I am planning to buy this bike…………..But like is it smooth as yamaha fz?? and like can you plz suggest me between FZ – S and Pulsar NS 200??
    I am confused????????????

    • Nishant October 8, 2012, 9:31 pm

      See Saurabh…the deal is very simple…
      Yamaha FZ is a 150 cc bike, producing around 14 bhp I guess.
      P 200 NS produces 23.5 bhp which is 9.5 bhp more than the FZ , its like comparing a stunner to a P220 !! The only thing common in both the NS & FZ is the Naked styling & riding character.
      So if you ask me I’ll choose P 200 NS over FZ any day !!!
      Now your other query , whether NS is as smooth as the FZ ? The best way to find out is to test ride both the bikes thoroughly yourself !! Because some people feel the vibes on NS but some don’t…but considering that FZ is a Yammy…it would be smoother by a tad…
      So now , the question you need to ask yourself is whether you want outright performance or smoothness…

      • Saurabh October 10, 2012, 5:26 pm

        Thanks Yar actually I took test ride and also i felt smoothness in NS so like regarding Bajaj quality is it worth it?? What you say how it is overall as you have ridden:)

        • Nishant October 10, 2012, 9:30 pm

          I am totally happy with it…
          No regret whatsoever :)

          • Saurabh October 12, 2012, 1:05 pm

            Ok Nishant Thank You :)

  • shivam srivsstav October 8, 2012, 11:07 pm

    i m confused PULSER 200 NS between CBZ-XTREME……which have good milage?
    plz tell me.

    • Nishant October 8, 2012, 11:12 pm

      Fuel economy = CBZ Xtreme.

    • Abhijit January 6, 2013, 12:16 am

      One thing is very frustrating on this forum. Lot of people comparing 150cc bikes with 200cc… Only R15 can come close to P200NS (thats what most reviews say, but personally i feel P200NS is much better than R15 in all the departments except for engine refinement and quality). Anyway thats just my opinion. But guys please don’t compare a CBZ or Unicorn or Hunk with 200NS. those bikes and this bike are completely intended for different purposes..

  • Dz October 9, 2012, 4:29 pm

    Can we add an original horn to P200ns? Or, is it better to replace it by the old style double horns?
    Please suggest, like every bit of it but the horn…

    • Nishant October 9, 2012, 8:03 pm

      Horns are very easy to switch…you can install almost any horn you want

      • Dz October 12, 2012, 6:18 pm

        I added a genuine bajaj horn but… Added one works fine but another one is giving problem. Is current provided for horn limited? So that it doesn’t support double horns. Both work fine when engine is off.
        Please suggest.

        • Nishant October 12, 2012, 9:26 pm

          Get it installed from the service centre itself…the mechanic who fixed the new horn might have screwed the wiring…

      • Dz October 12, 2012, 6:22 pm

        Is current provided for horn limited? So that it doesn’t support double horns. Both work fine when engine is off but when engine starts only added one (bajaj genuine one) works properly.
        Please suggest.

  • abhijeet October 10, 2012, 8:39 am

    i am confused between a yamaha R15 and a pulsar 200 ns can anyone suggest which would be a better bike ?

    • Nishant October 10, 2012, 5:08 pm

      Even I was confused between the R15 V2.0 and the P200 NS…but then my brother asked me whether I want outright performance or looks & build quality (I’ll not talk about the racing capabilities of the R15 here cuz I don’t believe in street racing & there are no tracks in gujarat…)…and most of my ride consists of city ride which requires more power at lower RPMs which the R15 doesn’t offer…and I didn’t wanted a fellow P200 NS or P220 to smoke me on highways even after paying a premium of 30,000 INR…so I chose the P200 NS over the R15…

      • abhijeet October 10, 2012, 8:21 pm

        thanks nishant it helped a lot…

        • Nishant October 10, 2012, 9:28 pm

          no prob. mate.

  • RK October 10, 2012, 5:44 pm

    I like every bit of this bike, and wanna get one soon. Only thing that is bothering me is that Bike has no Kick Start. Altough it is been a while Bajaj has not been using Kick starts in its high end models, just wanted to know about the disadvantages of not having one.

    • Nishant October 10, 2012, 9:26 pm

      None !!
      Even cars had something like a manual start in the beginning of 20th century…
      Kick start will fade out in the upcoming years from almost all the vehicles…

      • gani October 12, 2012, 8:00 pm

        I am facing the vibrations and irratating sound when, i hold the clutch for changing the gear.
        why its happens

        • Nishant October 12, 2012, 9:24 pm

          There might be something wrong with the clutch cable…take it to the Service centre & get it checked…

  • Yogesh Vaja October 11, 2012, 12:20 am

    I am very keen to buy P 200 NS. But heard from a friend that the bike faces a problem of the coolant leak. What happens normally in such cases.

    • Nishant October 12, 2012, 2:26 pm

      coolant leakage can occur due to overfilling the container…
      There’s a pipe installed for such reasons and that pipe will drain any spills…
      Just don’t overfill the coolant…

  • chetan October 13, 2012, 2:12 pm

    hey hi, My friend has taken a new 200ns.. And i was also planning to take it.. But ma friend is telling it has many problem.. Gearbox problem, panel is shaking.. and many others… So i want ur suggestion plzz.. I should buy it r not??

    • Nishant October 14, 2012, 6:48 pm

      I am not facing any gearbox issues or shaking panels.

  • Meet October 14, 2012, 12:18 am

    dude plz tell me how are the brakes of 200ns compared toh R15 one.Are they efficient enough or are just like pulsar 220?

    • Nishant October 14, 2012, 6:46 pm

      The brakes are pretty solid…they provide nice bite & feedback…pretty close to the one’s on the R15 V1.0*

  • shenju October 15, 2012, 10:08 pm

    eh i wana buy ths bike, wl i get a milleage abt 50 aftr service

    • Nishant October 16, 2012, 11:14 am

      50 is too much for a 23.5 bhp bike.
      When buying this bike one should expect something between 32-45 kmpl.

  • Shah Alam Khan October 16, 2012, 11:57 am

    Hi Nishant,
    This is Alam from lucknow.
    I’m planing to change my bike in next 2-3 days but i’m confused between cbr150r and pulsar200ns. will you plz help me to choose the best among these machines. waiting for ur kind reversion.

    • Nishant October 22, 2012, 10:29 pm

      I’d choose the P 200 NS among these two bikes.

  • Sam dawjee October 22, 2012, 12:41 am

    I wanted to buy thiz bike i just wanna know…if i do stunting on thiz bike how much milafe will thiz bike if i do stunts..n its good for stunting

    • Nishant October 22, 2012, 10:31 pm

      Its a Pulsar so its definitely good for stunting ( even Chris Pfeiffer said this when he came to India and saw Ghost Ryderz do stunts on the Pulsar UG III )
      Forget fuel economy if you are interested in stunting !!!

  • Shaunak October 22, 2012, 11:04 pm

    Hey nishant… Nice to b back here…..ur sugestions r all rgt. Hattsoff to u man. N 1 tng i wan to ask u. I wan to fix fairing 4 my yellow p200ns…. Can i o cant? Jus help me.

  • SHAUNAK October 22, 2012, 11:09 pm

    Hey nishant! Nice to b back hr.. Ur al sugestions r rgt, hattsoff to u man. N 1 tng i wan to ask u. I wan to fix fairng 4 ma yellow p200ns. Can i or i cant? If nt den y?

    • Nishant October 23, 2012, 1:12 pm

      Hehe…thanks Shaun.
      Installing a fairing on a naked bike would look disproportionate in my opinion.Plus it may lead to reduced flickability and added weight up front leading to reduced performance…the weight distribution on the NS is 49:51 which makes it the best pulsar yet ; any changes may spoil that…
      But if you want it for aesthetic appeal then you must consult a fabricator near your locality for exact details…

  • sahith October 24, 2012, 5:32 pm

    hey i was wondering if the digital system is really that bad as u mentioned and i also wanna ask u that the bike has some dealer issues like changing the original parts is that all true..??? reply me soon coz im takin the bike tomorrow

    • Nishant October 24, 2012, 10:42 pm

      The digital fuel gauge just gives you an idea, not that much of an error though…
      And I checked my NS’ speedometer with a Fazer 150 , Karizma ZMR , R15 & a Pulsar 150 UG III and found out that the speedometers readings didn’t had any difference , not even a single digit difference between mine and my friend’s R15…so I guess my NS does not have that 8% speedo error…

      • Anil October 26, 2012, 10:35 am

        incorrect:-) The speedo error arises more while cruising.. High speeds….

        • Nishant October 26, 2012, 9:38 pm

          we were doing 90**

          • Anil P October 28, 2012, 10:21 pm

            nice.. Okay so no error with your machine and what is your top speed achieved till date?

          • Nishant October 29, 2012, 8:33 pm

            110kph at a tad over 7k rpm.

  • sharaf October 25, 2012, 5:26 pm

    I bought the newly launched Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS at Kovai Ramanathapuram Sungam Sri Autos.

    In just two days after taking delivery of the bike,Crank shaft sound was coming from the engine.

    When I approached the showroom regarding this problem they told me that this is just normal sound which will come on all Pulsar 200 NS vehicles and asked me to come after registering the bike.

    I again approched them after registering and they weren’t able to fix the problem. Till now they haven’t solved the problem.

    When I asked again and again they are telling that this sound will come on all Pulsar 200 NS. I asked them then*whether this model was a failure and for that they didn’t had any answer.

    So when buying Bajaj Two wheelers you go along with a your known mechanic and buy the vehicle. Then only we will get proper value for our money.

    Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS don’t have centre stand I had spent Rs.520/- to buy a centre stand and fixed.

    So it is advised to be exteremly careful when buying Bajaj two wheeler Vehicles

  • KARTHIK BHARATHI October 27, 2012, 7:58 am

    @Nishant Sukharia: Even I faced that low oil level indicator. Service people told that an orifice need to be replaced.After replacing the orifice i did not see the indication again.

    • Nishant October 27, 2012, 2:25 pm

      ohkay…thanks…I’ll get it changed on 2nd service.

  • Aravind October 27, 2012, 11:41 am

    I too own a P200NS red.
    I get vibrations from 6-7k rpm in all gears. After 7k rpm, it becomes smooth. Is that common in all 200NS??
    Pls help.

    • Nishant October 27, 2012, 2:21 pm

      Switching to fully-synthetic oil might make the bike a little smoother.Also tighten loose bolts if any.

  • Aravind October 27, 2012, 11:43 am

    Hi. I own a 200NS red. I get vibrations from 6-7k rpm in all gears. Later on after 7k rpm the bike becomes smooth.
    Is this common in all 200NS??
    Pls help.

  • Aravind October 27, 2012, 2:38 pm

    Thanks a lot Nishanth. :)

    • Nishant October 27, 2012, 7:34 pm

      No prob. mate. :)

  • Praneeth Ravi October 28, 2012, 9:49 am

    Bro, wht do u think about the body quality of Pulsar200NS compared with other pulsar models..?? Since, I’m planning to use the bike for stunt riding, I juz wanna know, if this model will also start making sounds pretty soon like other pulsars, or it has an improved itz quality in body make too..??

    • Nishant October 28, 2012, 9:40 pm

      The build quality is good…better than previous generation Pulsars…
      But considering that you are into stunting I’ suggest you give Duke 200 a try…its a better bike for stunting…

  • Anil October 28, 2012, 9:02 pm

    Hello friends mere pass 200ns hai aur yeh bike bahut hi achi speed deti hai aur iska milege 51km/ph hai high way par yaroo belive me

  • jithan October 29, 2012, 6:14 am

    i got accident with my 200ns its saftey gard for engen head light broken i bought it yestaday wt 2 do now pls help me

    • Nishant October 29, 2012, 12:02 pm

      claim insurance.

  • karan October 29, 2012, 12:00 pm

    i m facing a big problem…. i need the center stand for the bike to repair my forks bends… but due to its non avalablity its still in service…. big big problem….

  • karan October 29, 2012, 12:01 pm

    jithan…. repair it… its worth it

  • jeswin October 29, 2012, 9:46 pm

    hello frnd,
    today i ride this bike.i think this is the best 200 cc bike in India. because the cost,servicing and also mileage.this bike speed look like an jet. u just accelerate the machine it give a mind blowing performance.its not a bike it is jet..

  • ked October 29, 2012, 10:02 pm

    hello Frnds,
    i have read all the review. i want to buy a bike dis diwali.. der is a confusion between
    FZS – Fazeer – P NS200 …
    i made a test ride of p ns200. and i 2found the vibration problem in P ns200.
    i have also read very bad review about p ns200.consumer complains,vibration…etc..
    What should i do..??

    • Nishant October 30, 2012, 11:56 pm

      Prioritise your needs…ask yourself what you want from your new bike…and then decide.

    • Faisal Khan November 1, 2012, 1:33 am

      Ked, get the Pulsar 200 NS.

  • Anil P October 29, 2012, 10:07 pm

    faisal, Nishant and guys,
    Just wanna know the comparison of NS and R15. I know they are totally two different kinda machines but.
    How abt the drag race between these?
    I don have an idea but r15 pick up is almost near to ns till 60 kmph as i heard:)

    • Nishant October 30, 2012, 11:55 pm

      There would not be much of a difference between these two bikes.
      Plus it also depends a lot on the riders.

    • Faisal Khan November 1, 2012, 1:32 am

      Anil, the NS is faster than the R15 overall.

  • Harish Vishvanath November 1, 2012, 3:43 am

    Booked the vehicle 200NS on 19/10/12 and now after taking the delivery on 31/10/12 and returning to home as it was raining.. the bike engine started to shutdown at regular intervals..firstly thought that it might be cold start as the weather was cold due to rain..and this continued..and after 4-5 such stops the choke also didnt start to journey to home was 80% pushing the the vehicle would start go few meters and then stop and then starts after 10mins..people were like mocking as new bike from delivery and pushing on was such a a point in an road intersection the engine shutdown and didnt start, the policeman there helped me push the vehicle aside as it caused traffic hopeless situation..
    Dont know what the problem it the faulty engine..literally had to push my new vehicle drenching in rain to home as it didnt start at all when reached 1/2 km away from home..
    Is it the same case of faulty engine..
    Noticed that my acceleration was getting weak(like when the fuel is nearing empty) but the fuel indicator showed 2 bars. so i stopped my bike and switched of the engine. i waited for some 30 seconds and started it started ok.. But when i started raising the throttle the engine turned off. i couldnt understand why..even tried using choke..same problem..switched it on again raised the throttle ,the engine switched off.
    The engine just shuts down as accelerate after starting the vehicle and then doesn’t start for 5-10 mins..even the choke doesn’t work sometimes. Is this a serious problem ..

    • Nishant November 1, 2012, 8:05 pm

      There might be following possibilities :
      1.) Very Lean Air-Fuel mixture. ( most likely )
      2.)Very low idle RPM.
      3.) Fuel pipe might be choked.

      My suggestion to you would be to report it to the Service centre ASAP !!
      And if the SVC ppl don’t fix it , report it to bajaj Customer care.

  • sachin November 1, 2012, 4:09 pm

    which byke would u prefer pulsar 200ns or yamaha 15 v2 consider price

    • Nishant November 1, 2012, 7:58 pm

      You won’t regret buying anyone of these.
      As per my preference is considered I guess that has already been answered as I already bought the 200 NS over the R15 v2.0 & the Duke 200.
      But if you want a safe bet go for the R15.

  • Anil P November 1, 2012, 8:12 pm

    Thanks for de response Faisal:-)

  • Chandra Sekhar November 2, 2012, 10:25 am

    Hi Nishant,

    Can you suggest me on my first bike? I am on the side of Pulsar 200 NS but i worry about it’s performance after some time. Like all the other pulsar series do u think it will make sound and performance will decrease.?

    • Nishant November 2, 2012, 12:22 pm

      As you are a first time biker I’ll suggest you to go for some other bike as P200 NS demands some technical knowledge sometimes in the form of altering the AFR screw , gear shifts ,etc.
      R15 V2.0 would be a safer bet for a new biker as its a proven product with no issues whatsoever.

  • Nishant November 2, 2012, 4:34 pm

    1700 km update :
    Money spent of Fuel ( regular fuel , not premium ) so far : 2800 INR
    Approx. Fuel efficiency : 44 kmpl !!! :)
    The bike was running ‘ohkay’ so far but still kinda felt “dry”. And used to vibrate sometimes.To sum it up , I liked my NS but I wasn’t in love with it.So I tuned the AFR screw to make the air-fuel mixture a little richer and turned the screw 180 degrees ( anti-clockwise ) and now there are no vibrations even @ 110 kph !!!
    The bike sounds more throaty and nice now. Though the richer setting would decrease the fuel efficiency by a small amount but its a small price to pay for no vibrations.The bike feels much more smooth now though there isn’t any variation between the RPM-Speed i.e the bike still attains 100 kph mark @ 7000 rpm just like before altering the AFR mix, but minus the vibrations. :)
    Only issue I’m facing right now is that sometimes the gear locks in the neutral while shifting between 1st & 2nd gears which is kinda irritating.I’ll get it fixed @ 2nd service.
    Seems like today I found my “day of love”…hehehe

    Note** : Don’t fiddle with the AFR screw until you are absolutely sure what you are doing.

  • Vikas November 3, 2012, 2:22 pm

    Yestarday me and my 2 friends on pulsar 200 ns and my friend drive more than 100 kmph and the bike acceleration is soo daam good..
    Today in morning i drive ns and i feel that ns is the perfect bike for me but there is only 1 minus point is that ladies cant sit on this bike :(
    that point is very main point for me :(
    now iam going to buy avenger 220…

  • Vikas November 3, 2012, 2:26 pm

    FRIENDS PULSAR 200 NS IS BEST TO BUY.. 95000 RS is very low amount for pulsar 200 NS..
    My friends pulsar ns gives 45 kmpl average and the bike controlling is very easy so buy this amezing machine :)

  • Aravind November 5, 2012, 11:43 pm

    Dude, Please tell me more about the AFR screw. Where is it placed in the bike. If possible, pls post or mail me a pic.
    I wanna badly get rid of the vibs. So!!!!

    • Nishant November 6, 2012, 8:46 pm

      The AFR screw is a small screw located on the right hand side of the bike , a little above the idle-rpm screw…it determines the amount of fuel entering the engine compartment…as I felt that mine was running lean ( i.e too much air , and less petrol ) I made it a bit rich ( more fuel )…anti-clockwise rotations make the Air-Fuel mixture rich & vice-versa.
      Type in your e-mail so I can send you an image.

      • hari January 18, 2013, 6:11 pm

        what you said is wrong nishant.. in 200ns its the anticlockwise rotations of afr screw that makes it leaner and clockwise rotations makes a rich mix…. rotate anticlockwise and u can see the rpm lowering…

  • Kishore November 6, 2012, 1:31 pm

    Hi dude, where u lock ur helmet in ur bike???

    • Nishant November 6, 2012, 8:40 pm

      I don’t…there isn’t any provision on the NS to lock the helmet…so I carry it around in my hand. :P

  • Aravind November 7, 2012, 7:00 am

    Oh okay!
    My mail-id is

  • Aravind November 7, 2012, 7:16 am

    And dude I have found a way to lock helmet.
    I’ll also mail u the pics soon.

    • Sharath Raghav November 8, 2012, 5:40 pm

      Can u pls mail me d pics too!!
      My mail id s –

    • Faisal Khan November 8, 2012, 5:55 pm

      Aravind, just send it to me and I will upload it in this article. Use the contact form above.

      • Anil P November 8, 2012, 11:47 pm

        Thats right Fas:-)

  • Anil P November 7, 2012, 12:14 pm

    Aravind, pls also copy me at

  • Rahul R November 7, 2012, 4:35 pm

    pls snd me lckng pictr

  • Ankur November 8, 2012, 11:37 pm

    M confuesd plz suggest me frnds
    Optns r FZS fazer n ns 200 plz
    i own a 150 pulser i ride is vry rashly n roughly its gvng a milege of jst 23-25 km/l
    m fedup of dis bike i wanna get smthn wich gvs mileage upto 40km/l atleast plz help me out

  • Anil P November 8, 2012, 11:51 pm

    Ankur, your insane riding + expecting 40 FE with above bikes is not possible.
    You need to look on 125cc bikes then;-) Just kidding man.:)
    GO for NS n change your riding style from rash to atleast speed:-)
    safe ride all:-)

  • Ankur November 9, 2012, 12:51 am

    Bro mah clg is 28km far frm delhi n reach clg in 30min n smtimes even fastr , i jst need a bike wich doesnt vibrate n sound badly
    i go fr one day rides fr around600-700 km in a day thts too evn in daytime,
    wud ns help me out?
    dnt wry i wear al guards;)

    • Nishant November 9, 2012, 3:41 pm

      Yeah , NS should suit you fine.

  • shubham singh November 9, 2012, 10:26 am

    whats the milage of pulsar ns…
    m cnfuse abt milgae in nrmal ride…
    so plz help me

    • Nishant November 9, 2012, 3:44 pm


      • Rajul Singh November 9, 2012, 4:07 pm

        Dear Nishant ,
        I have been watching discission and suggestions at length about Pulsar 200 NS. Agreed that the Bike has got Looks, Style , Body structure etc. for everyday cruzing and long rides. But what matters after all is its average .. I met ppl currently riding this machine and when asked for milage…. was shocked by these answers
        1. ” after 1st service 25 ke Upar Nahi jati city me , chahe jitna dum laga lo and highway pe 35 max”….in Noida
        2. “Power bahut hai, chalti mast hai but milage 30 ka hi nikalti hai”…. Ghaziabad.
        3. ” If u ride in controlled manner it will give u 35 maximum in city and 40 on Highway, but who slows down on highway”………Noida
        4. And the most funny one “Ise kharidne ke Baad Milage ka kya dekhna”…. Noida

        With these replies i halted my plans to buy this machine..No consistancy in words of users……I travel approx 30 kmks daily on medium traffic roads and seriously dont wanna to loose pocket in fuel after getting this for a handsome price of 96000 ( Delhi). Else 150 Cc segment is a better option i prefer with really gud models from Honda, Hero & Suzuki.
        Request you to kindly be specific with its milage ….. Actual Milage with speed and riding conditions of Delhi NCR.
        Please reply

        • Nishant November 10, 2012, 11:46 am

          I don’t know about Delhi as I’ve never been there but all I can say is that the route to my college from my place is no piece of cake…my college is 14 kms away from my place which involves heavy traffic & I still get 45 kmpl…with 100% city riding ( speeds between 45-65 kmph ) & I get the same on highways as well as I do upwards of 80 kmph constantly…

        • hari January 18, 2013, 6:15 pm

          i get a mileage of 40 with mixed hard and slow and rash driving…. exactly forty.. it always depend on one’s riding habits…

  • Ankur November 9, 2012, 11:04 am

    A frnd of mine told tht 45 is on highway at constant speed of 50 only adequate throttl and 35 in trafc +rash n 40 in trafc

  • Rajul Singh November 9, 2012, 4:45 pm

    I have been watching discission and suggestions at length about Pulsar 200 NS. Agreed that the Bike has got Looks, Style , Body structure etc. for everyday cruzing and long rides. But what matters after all is its average .. I met ppl currently riding this machine and when asked for milage…. was shocked by these answers
    1. ” after 1st service 25 ke Upar Nahi jati city me , chahe jitna dum laga lo and highway pe 35 max”….in Noida
    2. “Power bahut hai, chalti mast hai but milage 30 ka hi nikalti hai”…. Ghaziabad.
    3. ” If u ride in controlled manner it will give u 35 maximum in city and 40 on Highway, but who slows down on highway”………Noida
    4. And the most funny one “Ise kharidne ke Baad Milage ka kya dekhna”…. Noida

    With these replies i halted my plans to buy this machine..No consistancy in words of users……I travel approx 30 kmks daily on medium traffic roads and seriously dont wanna to loose pocket in fuel after getting this for a handsome price of 96000 ( Delhi). Else 150 Cc segment is a better option i prefer with really gud models from Honda, Hero & Suzuki.
    Request you to kindly be specific with its milage ….. Actual Milage with speed and riding conditions of Delhi NCR.
    Please reply

  • atul November 9, 2012, 5:30 pm

    I took a test ride of p200 and was disappointed. test bike stalled 2-3 time even before engaging first gear. test guy tried another bike and same story continued but any how bike started and I found that seating position is not comfortable at all. high frequency vibrations were pronounce even at lower rpms and there were no pleasing exhaust note like my p150 has.

    • Anil P November 9, 2012, 11:29 pm

      you should be easily get adjusted for this kinda wide seat. Riding positions can be easily changed unlike other bikes.
      The test bike was full of vibs cos its a test ride bike and ppl who test rode really tested well;-)
      apart from negligible vibs in around 4rpm. This goes out well. Past 6k rpm, you are lost!
      Vroom vroom vroooooooooo

    • Nishant November 10, 2012, 11:49 am

      I’d suggest you to hit another Bajaj outlet & test ride the NS again…

  • rohit November 11, 2012, 10:04 pm

    hey guys…..I am planning to buy a bike in dis diwali …..can you suggest me which bike should I buy among pulsar 220f nd 200ns considering the looks and mileage ?
    plz tell me about the mileage of both bikes in city and highway…!

    • Nishant November 12, 2012, 3:17 pm

      NS is better both in performance and fuel efficiency.
      Looks are a subjective matter…so have a look at the bike yourself in flesh…
      My NS’ FE : 43 kmpl
      My friend’s P 220 F FE : 37kmpl

  • austin November 12, 2012, 2:03 am

    yeah..gr8 u knw guys k.t.m n bajaj r in a collaboration n soon goin to launch pulsar 350 n k.t.m duke 350 wid same engine….i love pulsar ns…dont compare it with any bike…coz it will set up a totally new class of nude bikes
    ..chek on the specification of 220 n 200 …ns is far better than 220

  • gash November 12, 2012, 2:11 am

    200ns engine is better then p220 because… 200ns engine lower half is of ktm which way to refined … p220 engine is made by bajaj….

  • david November 23, 2012, 10:13 am

    hi dudes, am planing to take pulsar 200ns, i jus want to the mileage in highway and city ride. cn u plz say and say abt on road price of pulsar 200ns

  • Anil P November 24, 2012, 12:07 am

    Faisal, are we able to lessen the stiffness of shocks and sudden braking at around 90 to 0 is challenging.. Bike shivers a bit. Is this normal guys?

    • Faisal Khan November 25, 2012, 9:29 pm

      Anil, depends on the road surface but it shouldn’t shiver.

  • Anil P November 24, 2012, 12:09 am

    shivers in sense, you feel you will lose control if you apply little more pressure on brakes..

  • Anil P November 25, 2012, 9:58 pm

    Ya Thanks.
    Suspension is hard compared to other commuter bikes i felt.. Any chance v can soften it?

    • Faisal Khan November 26, 2012, 11:50 am

      Anil, P200 NS is not a commuter bike so don’t expect soft suspension here.

  • Anil P November 26, 2012, 10:17 pm

    duke is not a commuter either.. It has a soft one..
    Any help?

  • Naveen November 28, 2012, 12:07 pm

    i am planning to get a bike and the 200NS is one the front runner in my list. bajaj engines usualy start to fail after around 20000km. So is that problem rectified for the 200NS?? please advice

  • Jivan November 29, 2012, 2:24 pm

    hi everyone, had lots of issues with pulsar 200ns from the very first week of this bikes purchase. but had servicing from bajaj itself and now most of them are solved, just wanted to know whats with the vibration of the bike while riding, i can feel the vibration distinctly while riding, can feel it even on the rear break pedal while riding, and i just noticed that the fuel keeps on leaking frequently through the fuel pipe and stops only wen i turn the fuel supply to off .. any ideas of what is going on..i am going to give my bike to serciving again though after a couple of days, any ideas before this happens wud be very much helpful…

  • Anwar December 4, 2012, 9:33 am

    cngrats for u p200ns buddy!
    The problem with my 200ns is dat when i leve my handlebars while riding it tends to left side….
    U too had the same issue…Did u get it fixed? If yes then how?

    • Nishant December 4, 2012, 3:46 pm

      I still have it…but it doesn’t sway to the left with that much intensity now…I guess it would reduce gradually…

      • Anwar December 5, 2012, 7:59 am

        Hmmm….n wot did servicin guys told abt it??
        Isnt it a major issue??
        Or it is present in each n evry pulsar200ns in da market??

        • Nishant December 7, 2012, 2:54 pm

          svc guys were clueless…and its present in almost all the NS’…
          I checked it again today….and now the bike doesn’t sway to the left at all…got resolved on its own

  • dilli December 6, 2012, 11:04 pm

    Hi, friends
    i got a pulsar 200ns an 2 months ago and i ride it for 1800 kms but it still giving me an bad mileage of 28kmpl…can anyone give me idea to increase in mileage. even am following common mileage improving steps..thats not working much..

    • Nishant December 7, 2012, 2:56 pm

      If you know how to tune the AFR then you can make it leaner to increase FE…but don’t fiddle with it unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing…

      • vinay singh December 20, 2012, 4:23 pm

        hi nishant! mujhe bike leni h,lekin mai confuse hun,mujhe 200ns pasand h,par mileage ka darr h,mujhe 45+ mileage chahiye,avenger 220 ya pulsar 200ns pleze suggest me……..

        • Nishant December 20, 2012, 11:46 pm

          none of these bikes guarantees a FE of over 45 kmpl mate…
          Look for a lighter & less powerful bike if mileage figure is very critical for you…

    • Faisal Khan December 9, 2012, 11:10 pm

      Dilli, are you redlining it?

  • Prathamesh December 7, 2012, 7:15 am

    Guys the first 1000 units from any production line come out to. Be faulty n if ur bikes may b from that lot/ batch of production faults are expected . Regurdless of any vechicle. Its India boys!!!

  • Prathamesh December 7, 2012, 7:17 am

    Fork alignment can solve the problem of left side turning

  • Viky December 7, 2012, 9:08 am

    Dear Faisal,
    Don’t you think it’s really awful to craft Hype for a product which is burdened with massive issues??? Just go through your forum ouchh miserable owners reporting countless issues! Appreciate will keep your review as perfect without biased with any fussy brand especially Bajaj.

    • Faisal Khan December 9, 2012, 11:11 pm

      Viky, yes it is. But if you see Mahindra, they too are on the same level as Bajaj, as far as quality goes.

  • Anwar December 8, 2012, 8:16 am

    Yup buddy yo r ryt…i too checkd it….its quite less than before…
    Hey, whts ur idle rpm??
    I have set it to 1.5k…is this fyn?

    • Nishant December 9, 2012, 2:13 am

      totally cool….

      • Anwar December 18, 2012, 4:58 pm

        Its awsum byk bajal hs eva creatd….m proud to hav it…ma handling issue got resolved on itself…amazing!
        Mileage-43 km/l.
        Vrooom….n it reaches 100 km/hr!
        U knw guys…those dudes havin r15 or cbr 150 feels jealous wen dey c this beast… :-D

  • Linga hari haran December 11, 2012, 3:57 pm

    Now what mileage it giving to you !!! @Nishant

    • Nishant December 11, 2012, 5:21 pm

      45 kmpl…went on a ride 2 days back….did 320 kms that day & ripped the bike a lot…did constant 120+ kph speeds….still got 45-50 kmpl fuel efficiency.

      • $ree December 12, 2012, 4:44 pm

        how ws ur ride during the first days …?? too hard or soft accelerations… ??(RPM).

        • Nishant December 13, 2012, 1:04 am

          the acceleration was a little soft initially…and the bike was rough too…but after the 1st service the bike became smooth…and then I tuned the AFR to rich resulting in a punchier ride quality…

  • Abhishek Joshi December 11, 2012, 9:18 pm

    Planning to buy this in Jan. But need a clear picture of mileage in city.

  • prabhu December 13, 2012, 2:18 pm

    I want to buy this bike. no problem of the budjet only issue is milage, I am working in marketing job so i required atleast 45+ milage, please reply for this

    • Nishant December 13, 2012, 11:32 pm

      this is my last post regarding fuel economy.
      Its 45 kmpl.

    • Faisal Khan December 14, 2012, 1:14 am

      Prabhu, it should give you 40 km/l with sane riding.

  • jay cool December 14, 2012, 8:24 pm

    Hi i m 5’7” well built can i ride with ease or may feel any problems reagarding the stability or i choose any other bike

    • Nishant December 15, 2012, 12:13 am

      I’d say 200 NS is best suited to 5′ 8″ + guys…but I suppose you’d be fine on it….take a ride as well…

      • jay cool December 15, 2012, 10:09 am

        thnx @ nishant

    • Faisal Khan December 17, 2012, 7:45 pm

      Jay, you shouldn’t have a problem with your height.

  • Rajesh December 17, 2012, 5:46 pm

    I am Planing to buy pulsar 200NS in 1st week of Jan-13. Request you to share your feedback as you guys are much aware of its pros and cons. Some ware I read this bike has problem with its gear changing and is there any issue with its engine. This bike has only self start, there is no kick start, there won’t be any starting issue if i don’t go for ride for some couple of days (10-15days). Please share the drawbacks of this bike.


    • Faisal Khan December 17, 2012, 8:11 pm

      Rajesh, have you read our review?

      • Rajesh December 17, 2012, 9:56 pm

        Yes Faisal….I have gone through all the review posted above, but these are some points which I want to have some idea:-

        1. Issue with the gear changing after a certain a period. (because somewhere I read that there is an issue with its gear changing)
        2. Only self start, there is no kick start. So if I leave the bike for some days without ride does it not create any problem in starting.

        See I am a layman in this field. You guys might be experts. So I want to make myself very clear before putting a huge amount in this.

        • Nishant December 17, 2012, 10:38 pm

          I had some issue with the gears after the first service….b/w 500-1300 kms switching gears b/w 1st & 2nd was a tad troublesome…but now maybe I’ve gotten used to it or the issue got resolved by itself…

          about your query regarding the absence of kick start : well mate I don’t want to be rude but to be honest this query of yours would have been justified 5 years back !!!
          We have FZ , R15 , P 220 , CBR 250 , CBR 150 , Duke 200 , 200 NS , etc etc that does not possess kick start…even cars in the initial 20th century used to rely on manual ignition but nowadays people don’t even know this basic fact !!
          Electric start is very much reliable as far as there is no other fault in the vehicle…

          And as a matter of fact I did left my bike lie idle for about 17 days & the bike cranked in the first press of the button…
          I am doing 2500 + kms as of now which also involves 360 kms of touring & some burnouts & power slides…& I think I made a pretty good choice with the pulsar 200 NS…

  • Rajesh December 18, 2012, 10:13 am

    Thanks buddy for resolving my queries. So its good to go with pulsar 200NS.:)

  • Abhishek Joshi December 18, 2012, 12:59 pm

    @ Nishant
    I went up with a Bajaj dealer in Bangalore. I asked him the mileage of both 200ns and 220f. He told “200ns gives 35-40 and 220f gives 40+”. My friend who took 220f which is giving him 25-30 kmpl. How i dont know how can this 200ns give 45kmpl? what could be the reason inspite it has lot of power than 220f.

    • Nishant December 18, 2012, 11:51 pm

      see…the fuel efficiency of any engine does not solely depends on its power output , it also depends on the size of the engine…Pulsar 220 F has a 20 cc bigger engine than the 200 NS….& the NS has 3 spark plugs in contrast with the 220f…
      Hence you can see nowadays that even premium vehicles like Jetta are coming up with 1.5 litre engine but relatively same power delivery as its competitors by using Turbochargers & other performance enhancement equipments…
      The fuel economy of the NS though is inconsistent to an extent…some of my friends from Kolkata are getting 35 kmpl…while some are even getting 50 kmpl !!!
      So I’d say that one should expect 30-50 kmpl with the NS…

      • Abhishek Joshi December 20, 2012, 1:43 am

        Thanks a lot for the clarification. Owning this bike on Jan or Feb. :)

  • Abhishek December 21, 2012, 5:13 pm

    Hi nishant,
    i saw in ur pics that ur bike has green lights in the eyes of bike over the headlights. Have u installed those lights frm outside bcoz i didnt seen dis before in any pulsar 200, nd also they are looking very nice

  • abhishek December 21, 2012, 5:23 pm

    Hi nishant,
    i saw in ur pics that ur bike has green lights in the eyes of bike over the headlights. Have u installed those lights frm outside bcoz i didnt seen dis before in any pulsar 200, nd also they are looking very nice

    • Nishant December 21, 2012, 9:15 pm

      hehehe…those are not lights abhishek ,that’s the flower I put for the Puja when I took the delivery of the bike…

  • kumar bhargav December 22, 2012, 10:23 pm

    thanks a lot nishanth for briefing about this bike!!!!thanks a lot!!!

  • Aayush Surti December 25, 2012, 1:01 pm

    yamha bikes r not value for money n if u call fz n r15 smooth…den udd call dis makhan

  • Abhijit December 26, 2012, 1:36 am

    Guys, got my new 200 NS on 24/12/12. As of now no issues with 25kms on odo!! Also i am following the guidelines of running it within 50kmph for first 2000 kms (as advised by mechanic). As of now, i am amazed by its muscular looks. How much long a distance can this bike handle?

    • Nishant December 27, 2012, 3:43 pm

      As long as you can…cuz NS is equipped with a Radiator + fan…just get the bike checked before going out on a long trip…

  • Abhijit December 26, 2012, 1:41 am

    Hey Nishanth!! Thanks for the updates. Good pics, good review… any new problems with your bike? How long have you traveled continuously on this bike?

    • Nishant December 27, 2012, 3:38 pm

      In a single stretch I’ve done 180 kms of hardcore ripping on my NS…and didn’t face any issues at all…
      Recently , the horn seems to have been malfunctioned…or maybe its some wiring issue , not sure…but other than this the bike is doing really well…
      Got an invitation from the Bajaj Workshop for a free check-up of the NS on 29th Dec as some technician / engg. is coming there who was involved in developing the NS…so I’ll get the horn issue sorted out then…

      • Abhijit December 28, 2012, 11:32 pm

        Ohh thats great.. So Bajaj is recognizing your efforts in changing prospective buyers mind… But seriously, damn good bike…For 1 Lakh its more than VFM.. Today i completed till 175 kms on Odo… while engaging 1st gear, gear lever struck a bit, but that’s not an issue. Another thing what i have observed is that during stoppage at signals sometimes the vehicle idle at 2500 rpm. Dont know if i need to set the idling right. But remaining times I feel that its idling is right which will be around 1500rpm mark.. Kindly let me know if any alterations need to be done.

        Also, the Engine oil level is 25% visible from the round glass opening and coolant is just above the minimum mark when the vehicle is standing straight… Mechanic said thats fine… Please let me know your input.. It would be helpful if u take the pics of your engine oil levels and coolant levels and upload the same…

        Thanks again for this very helpful forum discussion…

        • Nishant December 29, 2012, 8:53 pm

          Hi Abhijit, good to know that you are happy with the NS too :)
          btw , I went to the svc for the “free check-up” today @ about 11:30 am & got the bike back by 4 pm…got the horn changed under warranty for free as it was malfunctioned & wasn’t working properly…
          And your idle RPM is fine , its common in all the NSes out there…under heavy traffic conditions the idle RPM may increase sometimes…
          And as far as the coolant is above the minimum level mark you shouldn’t worry…
          And the same goes for the oil level in the glass window. See, the oil level will vary if the bike has been lying still for a while & after a ride…
          Usually after riding the bike for a while the oil gets dispersed in the engine compartment & hence there is less oil in the glass window…also, NS is equipped with a “Low Oil pressure Indicator” which will pop if there is less oil / oil pressure…
          So if you are not facing this indication from the console then your bike is doing fine… :)

          • Abhijit December 30, 2012, 11:22 pm

            Ohh.. Thats good.. I guess Bajaj has lot of hopes on NS and hence good service for the customers. Good to know..
            Thanks for the detailed explanation. Yes, i absolutely forgot about the low oil indicator!!.. I had same idle issue with my P150 too..But never bothered. Problem is that sometimes we start comparing this bike with super bikes and hence we want the bike to be trouble free in all the aspects.
            Planning to take NS for a 180 KM updown trip.. Want to finish of these 1500 – 2000 kms asap.. ;)

            Nice to be among others with NS with soo much great knowledge.. Thanks again and safe driving.. Cheers..

  • Vipin December 26, 2012, 5:53 pm

    Hey Nishanth! Thnx for the review! Frst I decided to buy R15 2.0 since I ws told 200ns gives pretty bad mileage! Buh thnx to your review, I’ll be buyin the 200ns within 2-3 days! :)

    • Nishant December 27, 2012, 3:40 pm

      Hi Vipin…nice to know that my review helped you out…
      Do post the ownership experience from time to time as soon as you get it…:)

      • Vipin December 27, 2012, 7:12 pm

        Sure!! :) Wil get my vehical on Jan 1st! :) Ny advice on how to maintain riding untill frst service so I get a good mileage ?

        • Nishant December 27, 2012, 8:06 pm

          Check the bike thoroughly while taking the delivery of the bike…check whether Engine oil is upto the mark , check the Coolant , check all the electricals ,look for any scratches or weird noises ,etc

          Don’t rev the bike hard for the first 1000 or so kms…and vary the speed occasionally…don’t ride on a constant speed for a long time…try to ride below 50-60 kph speeds…occasional bursts would be fine though…

          • Vipin December 27, 2012, 8:59 pm

            Thnx a ton bro! :)

  • manoj December 29, 2012, 11:41 am

    Hi NISHANT. I would like to buy this bike and like to use more than 50000 kms. someone told to me that bajaj engines have short life span compared to others like yamaha and honda, is it right. I wants your honourable opinion.

    • Abhijit December 29, 2012, 2:37 pm

      Hi, I guess it depends mainly upon the way we maintain our bikes. However, 50K kms can be done on any bike. I see my friends pulsar whose odo is struck at 45k 4 years back. He is still using it heavily and i guess it might have crossed 70k mark. So if pulsars of old generation and technology can do it then why not P200NS?

      However having said this, the P200NS is a bit sophisticated with radiator, fan, coolant etc which needs better maintenance. Decent maintenance and regular service can see it cross 50k easily or even 1Lakh.

      Happy riding… :)

    • Nishant December 29, 2012, 8:57 pm

      I totally agree with Abhijit…the life of anything depends upon its user…
      I have an 8 year old LML Freedom Prima 125 and it still works fine…
      One of my friend owns a 7-8 year old Pulsar 150 ( UG II ) & its still doing well…

  • ARJUN December 29, 2012, 9:48 pm

    my friend owning 220f gets a decent mileage of 53.the mileage depends on ur driving nature

  • Viraj shah December 29, 2012, 10:04 pm

    Hi Nishant
    I like this bike a lot and want to buy it
    I have read all your opinion and got convinced to buy this

    Only concen is that other negative reviews which I read online regarding the gearshift
    Some people got stuck their gear in 3rd gear with is solved only by mocha nic
    Is there any problem with the engine??
    I have read your comments regarding this but still I want a le test update on this
    Kindly suggest is it worth to buy??
    Howa the bold quality of this bike?v

    • Nishant December 30, 2012, 8:50 pm

      Hi Viraj , the built quality of the NS is pretty good…best among all the Pulsars till date…but not the best out there…
      But despite of this ,NS is the best VFM bike under 1.5 lacs. Period.
      Also , I haven’t faced any serious issue with the NS yet…none that would require a mechanic to resolve…
      Having said that , if built quality & hassle free ownership experience is your top most priority , then I’d suggest you to go for a Yamaha or Honda…but if you want a potent VFM bike with a little niggles sometimes then you should opt for the NS…

  • hari January 2, 2013, 3:42 pm

    the gear locks and become harsh,

    rode only 4800 km.the vibration of tank is more…. p220 180,150 does not have dis issue..

  • prabhu January 2, 2013, 4:01 pm

    I like this bike very much i m gng to buy this bike on friday.

    It have radiator & collant oil. Pulsar 200ns is costly to maintain??

    • Nishant January 2, 2013, 4:13 pm

      Nope…its not at all costly to maintain…all the spares are pretty economical…

  • prabhu January 2, 2013, 4:41 pm

    Thank u nishant.
    For how many kilometer we have to replace coolant oil.

    • Nishant January 2, 2013, 7:52 pm

      I believe its 50,000 kms or probably 1,00,000 kms in the manual…not sure…. :p

  • sandeep January 2, 2013, 4:43 pm

    HI Nishant, Would like to know tat whether ur bike gives ny gear shifting probs???? Coz now a day s i face lot of issue with gear shifting… first of all the sound s kind of irritating while shifting from 1 to 6 and vice versa.. and sometimes gear doesnt engage while shifting… It keeps me worrying a bit.. Plus gettting vibration even in 60km… Dude bought it 3 months back and crossed 5000 kms…

    Do u face similar kind of issuses and if u do please help me out..

    Dude would like to have one more suggestion from u..
    Is that really worth to change the stock filter to K&N RC1100, also planning to get NGK iridium spark plugs.. Please help me am very desperate to add this my bike… advise me….

    • Nishant January 2, 2013, 7:47 pm

      Hi Sandeep.
      Even I had trouble with the gear shifting initially but after about 1500 kms the gear works fine now…though sometimes it does give a loud “tuck” sound while downshifting at very low speeds…but other than this its very smooth…
      After riding 5000 kms the NS shouldn’t give any gear issues though.Get your bike checked at the SVC mate.Also tell them about the vibration issue…do this first & if the problem persists let me know…

      K&N RC 1100 is kinda notorious air-filter…some say its good while some say it damages the engine…I would recommend you not to go for this specific air-filter….also RC 1100 is a conical filter while the NS hosts a rectangular one under the fuel tank cover…if I come to know about a factory replacement K&N Air-filter I’ll post it here…

      You can go for the NGK spark plugs though…but don’t expect any drastic difference in the ride quality or fuel efficiency or any other parameter…
      Also ,if you do plan to switch to NGK , I’d recommend to switch all the 3 spark plugs to NGK rather than just switching 1 or 2 , for maximum efficiency…1 NGK should cost you about 350-550 bucks…

      Do keep posting. Ciao for now :)

      • sandeep January 3, 2013, 2:03 pm

        Hey Nishant

        • sandeep January 3, 2013, 2:08 pm

          Thanks for the suggestion ll Keep ya updating man :)

          Yea the vibration and gear ‘tuck’ kind of sound keeps me worrying a lot. Gonna visit weekend the SVC guys :) Hope they fix it :)

          Thot of givin a roar kind of feeling to the bike by adding RC1100 but thanks will keep n mind ur suggestions nd very soon gonna replace the spark plugs :)

          Cheers Buddy!!! :)

          • Nishant January 6, 2013, 1:08 pm

            Hi Sandeep…I found the factory replacement air filter for the 200 SN…the model no. is KT-1211…its basically for the duke but duke & P200 NS share the same air-filter & oil filter…

  • kumud January 2, 2013, 11:21 pm

    bro my 200ns got some squeaking noise from rear in a speed of 0-15 kmph is it a disc sound or something else….?

    • Nishant January 3, 2013, 1:03 am

      its the rear disc making that noise…I suppose your bike is new…
      over some time it should go away…if it doesn’t , hit the svc…

  • kumud January 3, 2013, 10:30 pm

    bro i got my bike svc on 1 st jan….nw it runs 550 kms…i m in trouble pls give me suggestion about that……
    and i report it at my service time they solved out it and that day bike did nt have any voice but next day again it starts….

    • Nishant January 3, 2013, 10:43 pm

      ohhkay…try this…
      Whilst sitting on the bike…move the bike backwards while pressing the rear brakes lightly…to this 2-3 times…

    • sandeep January 4, 2013, 5:26 pm


      I too had the same prob but after first service it went..
      U 2 will get rid of t soon…

  • Vipin January 4, 2013, 6:47 pm

    Bro nishant, is there ny way I cn reduce the seat height ?? I feel 805mm a bit too uncomfortable riding doubles in traffic! Single riding is all fine though! Please help me out! :)

    • Nishant January 4, 2013, 11:03 pm

      Nope…there isn’t any way to lower the saddle height of the bike…
      you can switch the rear suspension setting to the softest setting but it won’t reduce the saddle height that much…
      you can change the cushion of the seat from a furniture or similar shop to reduce the seat height…

  • Jeevan January 5, 2013, 9:04 am

    Bro, iam getting only 30-35kmpl.. What is the perfect gear shifts should I do? Even I won’t rip it much.. When I was riding constantly at 80 in highway I got only 32kmpl.. Plz help me out to improve FE..

    • Nishant January 5, 2013, 10:36 pm

      try to not to rev the bike much…increase the speeds gradually & try to ride in the 6th gear when possible…maintain adequate tyre pressure…

      • Jeevan January 6, 2013, 7:51 am

        And what rpm should I shift the gear?

        • Nishant January 6, 2013, 1:06 pm

          3.5k to 5k rpm

          • Jeevan January 6, 2013, 5:07 pm

            At wat speed should I go constantly?

  • kumud January 6, 2013, 3:43 pm

    bro today i did what u told…….it reduces some noise…..nw little bit noise is remaining……..

    • Nishant January 7, 2013, 2:20 am

      It would go away eventually after some time…

      @ Javed : 55-65 kph would be optimum for best FE

  • Pankaj January 6, 2013, 8:32 pm

    Hi Guys,

    I am an owner of 200NS, and no doubt its an awesome bike to own and ride as well. I have driven it around 7300 kms +, and have a lot of things to say about it. First the Pros:
    Powerful, good looks, and extremely stable ride at low as well as high speeds. There have been events when people riding on roads along with me, try to keep up for a better view, and at Red Lights, generally ask “Kitna cost pada?” and “Kitna Deti hai?”, and I proudly answer them. But still there are issues with the thing as well.

    1. First of all, Dewan Bajaj service, is just “WORST”, the dealer from which I bought my bike is like the worst of all in service. They are not ready to take responsibility for any problems, and at times I have waited whole 2 days for a simple problem.
    2. Bike, as seen on other websites, actually gives problem in shifting gear from 1st to 2nd, it gets blocked in between, and can really cause problem, when you are in middle of some events requiring fast shifts.
    3. For my bike, the coolant has leaked 2 times in 6-7 months, and the service people are not sure what to do. I have been telling them to just change the faulty hose but they don’t have one ever in the stock. Now, if it happens for the third time, I am going to take this issue to company first, and if they are not ready, then to the consumer forum.
    4. The bottom part, where the exhaust fits, generally gets struck when we try to go over some speed breaker, and it is really a thing to worry

    • Srikanth February 20, 2013, 3:30 am

      hey Pankaj, the Bajaj service has been a similar issue with my 200ns. The gear-shift alloy had broken off at traffic signal within 1000kms and company nor the dealer is ready to take any responsibility and do not agree for chances being a faulty part. And, complaint to the company will not help as they call back to your dealer to take care of the problem. Guess the service guys at bajaj arent yet ready to handle such a bike. My bike has been touring the service station frequently.

      • Pankaj March 10, 2013, 1:03 pm

        Hi Srikanth
        Now, it has been around 8 Months and clocked 10,000Kms + , and I have come to a result that I REALLY MADE A MISTAKE for spending Rs. 1,00,000 on a III rd class bike. I am really fed up of the kind of service I am getting, and my coolant leak problem has grown too far and count have gone over 5 times for which I have complained about the same to SVC, but every time its a JUGAAD. I have always been telling them to just change the Coolant Hose, but its again out of stock. I guess Bajaj people have gone on an year long sleep, and just forgot about preparing the spare parts for the bike. The bike has started rattling a lot, and the whole bikes ride has got so rough that even the pillion complains about it. Bikes chain has been making sound ever since 2nd srevice, and even after 4 service in 8 months and 10000+ Kms, the coolant problem, the gear shift problem, and chain sound and roughness in riding has not been solved. Gear Shifting had one day landed me in a serious condition and I was close to being hit by a following car, just because it blocked in between.
        Really, all those guys making up there mind for the same bike, please be sure that you’ll have apologies for your mistake. And please guys, don’t suggest to complaint to Bajaj, auto as they wont solve the issue, as I guess they are sleeping.

        • Faisal Khan March 11, 2013, 1:12 am

          Pankaj, this is really bad on Bajaj’s part to not address complaints. Can you give more details like which dealer, etc.

          • Pankaj March 12, 2013, 1:25 pm

            Hi Faisal,
            I had made a complaint, and yesterday got a call from Bajaj CC, Pune, and as I was assuming, I was redirected to the same SVC (its in New Delhi, Dewan Motors, Nawada). I have again taken the bike today to them, and lets see if any success. Though I am hopeless, because those svc guys are really incompetent and irresponsible people and they have never been able to understand the actual problem. Today, I have told them to just change the complete radiator unit, if they are not able to know the problem, but I am 100% sure, it should be again out of stock. I am assuming this because even the Gen.Manager of the SVC is such an irresponsible person, that you would not want to ask for a help from him next time once you have a chat with him, as he always looks blank. And I am unable to get it somewhere else as there are 2 svc’s close to my location and I am just fed up of both of them. Anyways lets see if they do something now. I’ll keep you updated on this, Thanks……

          • Pankaj March 12, 2013, 1:38 pm

            Hey Faisal,
            One more thing, I guess you might have come across a lot of people complaining about the Gear Shift problem. So, do you think that’s a known issue, since the bike came into market and until now Bajaj haven’t been able to rectify it, or rather I should say, they are not ready to do it? I have asked atleast 3 owners personally and all complaining about it. Any guesses?

          • Pankaj March 13, 2013, 12:29 pm

            Hi Faisal,
            I am back with the same issue. I know that this place is not meant for discussing my problem but, I just want to let people know a little about the reality. I mentioned that I have given it in service yesterday after complaint, and as I was hoping, the problems still there. They told me that all the issues have been rectified but as I told, those people are so incompetent that now I am really thinking that how can Bajaj authorize them for a service center. All problems still there, Coolant Leakage.. Body Vibrations and Gear Shifting. Just the chain sound issue has been tweaked a little. I am really fed up of Bajaj :( Guys please look for a good service before buying this bike, moreover, I would suggest not to……. If this can happen here in Delhi, how about places with less service centers around.

  • vishnu vijay January 9, 2013, 4:59 pm

    i had a big problem….. my ns leaks coolant,i don’t know why. its not even pointing min in the indicator….. somebody please tell me why this is happening,,,,,,,,7736399049.,

    • Nishant January 9, 2013, 8:37 pm

      take your bike to the service station mate…

    • Pankaj March 10, 2013, 1:08 pm

      Same problem here :(, and believe me those SVC people are so incompetent that you cant get rid of it ever. I can just suggest you to feel sorry for your bike like me. Mine has been around 7 months old and 5 time complained about it, and suggested to change the hose, but the reply “Sorry sir, its out of stock”, is like a nursery rhyme for them.

  • prabhu January 10, 2013, 12:40 pm

    I booked pulsar 200 ns
    gng to get deliver on 13 or 14. what are the things i have to check in the new bike.

    • Nishant January 14, 2013, 1:54 pm

      Check all the electricals , paint job , brakes , check the console to check how much kms it has done so as to assure that you are getting a fresh piece & not a test ride bike…
      Check the oil level & coolant level as well…check for any leakages too…
      Check for any weird noises by revving it a bit…

  • Vinod BS January 13, 2013, 7:40 pm

    I have been riding this awesome,powerful 200ns for 1200+kms… Good control,balance and he stays calmly on the road on any speed makes u feel comfortable…Only problem i faced is it”s too heavy for me to move him on to the road and once he is on ..ready to rock. Its worth for money…

  • Abhijit January 14, 2013, 12:28 am

    Hi NS owners, I did 850 kms on odo till date… feeling like accelerating it hard, but my mind dosent allow me. svc guy has asked me to go slow on throttle till 2000 kms… Whats your advice guys?

    • Faisal Khan January 14, 2013, 12:51 pm

      Abhijit, take it slow till first service.

      • Abhijit January 14, 2013, 10:13 pm

        Hi Faisal, 1st service is over at 722kms. Thats why i was thinking to accelerate. Will hold on for few more kms.. Thanks..

    • Nishant January 14, 2013, 1:48 pm

      Don’t ride it hard for the first 1000 kms atleast…its necessary for proper settling in of the gears , pistons , etc…the first 1000 or 1500 kms play a key role in the long run for any new bike or car…
      But I started to rev a bit after 1300 kms…as I couldn’t stop my heart :)
      As of now , the odo is on 3k + kms & its an absolute pleasure to ride the NS…my friends keep praising about its capability to handle high speeds…no vibrations at all…not even at 115 kph , post that the quality of the road comes into picture…

      • Abhijit January 14, 2013, 10:20 pm

        Hi Nishanth, thanks for that advice. Today i accelerated it till 6k rpm in each gear with pillion. But from tomo i will again maintain it till atleast 15k kms. Thanks for the advice. Yes, handling of the bike is too good. Even the mileage is around 40.
        But I really feel that the tyres are too bad. Reading different reviews i thought that tyres might be bad at high speeds but even at low speeds they dont hold on to the road. Toady my bike skid for few meters but given the excellent handling of the bike it went straight without any problem.
        Planning to change the tyres, which one would you suggest without considering the budget and does the change in tyres put any impact on mileage. I guess it should but hope not by a huge margin. 3 or 4 kms change should be fine for me.
        Thanks in advance for the advice :)

        • Nishant January 15, 2013, 2:11 am

          Hi Abhijit , I totally agree with you. The tyres are not upto the mark. They are fine for commuting but for enthusiasts like us its a pain.

          The profile of the rear tyre of the NS is 130/70-17 so you have 2 options (if you don’t want to up-size it ) :
          Pirelli Sport Demon – This is the best you can get. Soft compound. PSD offers awesome grip on-road.But sadly it won’t be an easy task to find one as this tyre didn’t had an ISI mark so the Indian Govt. banned its import to India some months back.But if you manage to get one , go for it. The cost depends upon the dealer. There is no official price for it. But should be in the range between 4000-5800.

          MRF Revz-S – This is the one that comes as stock on the R15 V2.0. Its a radial tubeless tyre. Soft compound. Provides very good grip on-road. But its more prone to puncture because of a flat profile. A lot of my friends installed this one on their NS & are praising about it. Should cost you between 2700-3100 INR. I’d recommend this one.

          And if you want to up-size it to 140/70-17 , you can go for Dunlop Tuff Grip. Its a medium compound tubeless tyre. Provides pretty good grip on road. Its not the best for off-road but still better than the PSD & MRF. Should cost about 2800-3700 bucks.

          The guys who installed the MRF Revz-S faced a drop in FE by about 2-3 kmpl , but its totally worth it. You can google “MRF revz-s pulsar 200 NS” for pictures…

          For the front , you can go for the one fitted on the FZ16. I’m not certain about the model name but its an MRF made for sure.Offers good grip on-road.

  • Sam January 14, 2013, 4:39 pm

    200ns and if affordable go for thunderbird 350

  • vishal January 17, 2013, 2:29 pm

    Hi Guyssss…. i want to buy Pulsar 200ns but i can’t find that the mileage of that bike. Company states that the mileage is 45kmpl and many of the owners of the bike told that it gives only gives 35kmpl….so why is the difference in mileage as per the owners of the bike and that stated by the company?? is this just a publicity stint or marketing strategy of bajaj?? wht is exact mileage of pulsar 200ns.

    • Pankaj March 12, 2013, 2:03 pm

      Hi Vishal,
      Company states it to be 45Kmpl just because:
      1. Its strict test condition stats.
      2. Its a marketing strategy as Indians are most of the times very obsessed with the “Mileage” thing.

      Basically, the mileage provided by the manufacturer, are an outcome of strict test conditions. If you ask your SVC to check the mileage of your bike, I am sure it would be 5-10 kmpl more than the actual, just because they are measuring it up in test conditions, which are done on freely moving rollers and your bike will be run on the 4 or 5th gear most of the times, so there is not much load on the engine. The same is done in the company. But when you drive it on roads, the science in totally different. Here your bike is subject to irregular breaking, clutching, accelerating, gear shifts etc and at irregular intervals, which makes the engine and other parts heat up, and due to this heating up, the engine’s efficiency get decreased, thus increasing the fuel consumption. This is why you have a good mileage when driving on highways rather than other crowded roads.

  • prabhu January 19, 2013, 7:17 am

    I got the bike yesterday.
    Thanks for ur review. It help me to buy this bike.
    i having some issues.

    1.when i stopping my bike rmp gng high.
    2.when reducing the gear its strucking.
    3.head light glowing 10 sec after i kills my engine.
    4.suspension are very hard.

    Please help me to get out of this issues..

    • Nishant January 19, 2013, 4:00 pm

      1. RPM fluctuation is present on all the NSes out there.
      2. Gear shift issue will subside by a small amount after riding 1000 or so kms.
      3. I didn’t understand what you said here…I mean what did you expect here ? Do you want the lights to ON even when the engine is off or what ??
      4. Suspensions on the NS are hard. Its the character of the bike.

      • prabhu January 20, 2013, 4:09 pm

        I dont know hw the light will work..
        I m just asking light will glow after the engine is off??

      • Abhijit January 24, 2013, 5:00 pm

        Hi Nishanth, i guess Prabhu is right. The headlight and Display lights take a extra bit of time to get on.

        Hi Prabhu,
        I guess Bajaj has purposely put a bit of delay in the circuit. The reason being when you use the kill switch it is as good as switching off your key, but if you want to put off only the engine with battery being “ON” you have to again “ON” the kill switch immediately. Hence there is a trick here. If you want to kill only the engine, switch off kill switch and “ON” it immediately and if you want to kill both battery and engine switch off the kill switch for a longer time. To make this possible i guess Bajaj has used/put some delay in the circuitry. That’s the reason why headlight or display light takes a bit longer to get on. this is just my guessing and i am not sure.

        However, the delay is very negligible, so we can ignore it as long as the light is switching on!!

        Good Luck…

        • Abhijit January 24, 2013, 5:04 pm

          One more thing, as you mentioned in your query that Headlight is taking 10sec after switching on… It wont take 10 Sec’s.. Just a extra bit of time..Say a second …

          • Abhijit January 24, 2013, 5:06 pm

            One last thing :),

            The bike is expected to reac 100kmph in 9.4secs, so if in a dark night it takes 10secs to get on then i am sure most of the NS owners will meet each other in hospitals…

          • prabhu January 25, 2013, 1:06 pm

            Thanks abhijit.

          • prabhu January 29, 2013, 12:32 pm

            Is there main stand available for this bike..

  • golu January 19, 2013, 4:45 pm

    The 2 reasons why I cant buy this OR will not buy this bike are:
    1) I dont have MONEY…
    2) Its seat is high and my height is less, 5’5″ only.

    • Abhijit January 24, 2013, 4:51 pm

      Your first reason was enough!! :)

      • Akash February 2, 2013, 10:21 pm

        Abhijit . . . . :D
        yo man I dont have money. . . . Thats the sole reason…. 8-)

  • Rahul January 20, 2013, 11:26 am planning to buy 200ns.n few people who owns the bike are saying its not user friendly n its risky to take on highways or for a long trip as gear box gives problm in shifting gears.n while taking a turn its really it true.and can u plz temme wt r the major problms.n is it worth to buy it.

    • Moin February 23, 2013, 10:26 pm

      I have the pulsar and have driven for 1500 KMS, from day 1 the bike is giving problem including gear down shift and petrol leak which was corrected on the first day.
      Down shift gear problem happens regularly, more in traffic. Very dissapointed about pulsar 200 NS, regretting it, should have bought KTM

  • Linga January 25, 2013, 3:54 pm

    it’s value for money

  • pranesh January 29, 2013, 5:09 pm

    hi guys. i havr driven it 5200+, guys i reached top speed of 127 , above its not getting any speed… guys what’s ur top speed..?

    • Nishant January 30, 2013, 7:24 pm

      I’ve done 130 @ 9k RPM both with & without a pillion in slightly windy conditions…couldn’t take it above that as the roads didn’t inspire enough confidence…

  • akhil prakash February 1, 2013, 12:02 am

    Hi guys,, ma pulsar gives a mileage of 45 in city, it had run 1000kms,, but i feel the suspension to be hard,and also sound from back brake discs,,,
    is there any solution….?????

    • Faisal Khan February 1, 2013, 5:40 pm

      Akhil, get it checked form service center.

    • Pankaj February 2, 2013, 4:03 pm

      Hi Akhil,
      I assume that you have driven the bike in rainy or damp/muddy area, as the dust in the mud creates a lot of friction and that causes the disks to create noise. I would suggest you to just use clean water and wash it out, and then when a cotton cloth try to clean the surface of the disks. I have driven the bike in rainy and muddy conditions and I can tell you that during rains I have been washing my whole bike almost every day. Because I really love my bike :).

      I agree that the suspension is quite hard but can’t help with that. Though I’d suggest, you to get it adjusted at Service Center.

      • Abhijit February 2, 2013, 11:40 pm

        Guys, i guess the suspension is purposely kept hard so that the bike can handle better in curves. Nishanth’s input is required. He is very good with this bike.. :)

        Good Luck…

    • Nishant February 3, 2013, 12:10 am

      As Pankaj suggested ,wash the discs if they seem to make a lot of noise…& if it still doesn’t goes way go to the svc & point it out to the mechs there as some NS are reported with bent rear discs…especially in the Eastern India zone…
      the mileage is same as mine 45 kmpl overall…
      And as far as the suspension is concerned IT IS HARD for sure…the stock NS comes with the 2nd or 3r softest setting so if you want a softer suspension setting you can get it to the softest one at the SVC but don’t expect a drastic difference here, in fact the difference might be so small that you might probably not even notice it !…and as Abhijit said , harder suspension usually aids in cornering…I’m running with the 4th softest setting right now ( i.e 2 settings harder than a stock NS cuz I love corners a lot…though on bad roads its a pain…so what I do on bad roads is that I stand on the footpegs rather than sit on the seat & feel the bumps….hehe )…

  • Pankaj Chavan February 2, 2013, 9:11 pm

    pulsar 200ns or 220F……my height is 6’0……i want better handling in traffic situations??

    • Abhijit February 2, 2013, 11:48 pm

      Hi Pankaj, Pulsar 200 NS is technologically advanced bike. Also it has got better handling, better mileage etc. Go for 200NS and i am sure you will not regret.

    • Nishant February 3, 2013, 12:17 am

      200 NS is the way to go mate…
      More power , better brakes , better handling , better FE , better & fresh looks , better tech , etc etc…
      And especially in traffic 200 NS kicks ass big time…hehe

  • Akash February 2, 2013, 10:17 pm

    Pankaj bhai . . . . Of 200NS . . . Perimeter frame ensures superb handling….. Get it….. Whats there in 220 that extra plastic… U love it ??
    Dude get NS… U’ll never regret.

  • akhil prakash February 3, 2013, 10:09 pm

    Thankyou guys,,,
    let me wash my brakes….
    What rpm should i maintain till i reach 1000 and upto 2000kms,,,,???

    • Nishant February 4, 2013, 1:33 am

      Try to keep the rpm below 5-6k but don’t ride at a a constant speed for long…vary the speeds & rpms occasionally…

      • prabhu February 5, 2013, 12:14 pm

        Nishant wy u asking us to vary the speed constantly??

        • Nishant February 5, 2013, 7:39 pm

          cuz its good for the engine…I’m won’t advise red lining it though…

        • Abhijit February 14, 2013, 9:57 pm

          Hi Prabhu, Varying speeds/RPM’s is necessary, be it a car or bike and how much old they are. This is because you want the engine to work through the range of RPM rather than keeping it at a particular RPM which only puts that particular part of the engine/cylinder into work. Thus varying RPM means that you are making the whole region of engine to work and hence equal distribution of work throughout the cylinder. Hence manufacturers also recommend you to “not” to keep the engine idle for long as engine is working only at that RPM level and hence the engine gets heated up very soon…
          That doesn’t mean that come down to 40 after going into 100′s for few minutes… Keep the speeds between 60 to 120… dont vary too frequently and anyway on Indian roads its difficult to maintain a high speed for long…

          Gujrati’s can do it because of the super standard roads.. :)

          • Nishant February 14, 2013, 10:27 pm

            hehe…”Gujarati’s can do it because of the super standard roads”…true to an extent…

            Some updates :
            Installed dual horn setup on my NS…costs about 360 bucks…sounds similar to the P220′s horn…

            Got the 2nd service done as well ( @ 4200 kms right now ) . Bike is much smoother now. Low end torque & gear shifting is improved as well.

  • chaos February 5, 2013, 10:46 pm

    Hi All P200ns owners out there ,

    I want a frank review of the bike which has done more than 5K KMS.
    I have heard and read worse nightmares about P200ns owners who have clocked higher mileage in them.
    Vibrations, harshness from the engine. mileage reduced.
    Main thing – speed attained at an RPM earlier demands a higher RPM to reach the same speed and same gear.
    All that im worried about is the engine, gear box its refinement and long term reliability.

    want to know about the niggles apart from the tyres.

    A bunch of biking enthusiasts in Chennai waiting to grab the 200NS after confirmation.

    Any news about Bajaj launching a new version 200NS with EFI , that you heard in the showrooms or SVCs ? or at least an updated 200NS engine wise to fix the 3 spark plug tuning issues.

    pour in ur inputs, experiences and inferences please.


    • Pankaj March 12, 2013, 2:53 pm

      Hi Chaos..
      Well I have done 10,500 + on the bike, and no doubt that’s a passion to ride. But seriously, don’t know whether Bajaj has rectified some of the major issues with the bike in latest units or not, but really there are issues in the bike. Mine, apart from some problems of coolant leakage very frequently (I have given it in service today, after complaining to Bajaj), one issue that has been ever since is the gear shifting. First it blocks in 1st to 2nd gear, and the shifting degrades after long run.
      Though I cant give u a super speed review, coz I have never gone over 90kmph :), just because I never got a chance here on crowded roads of Delhi. But even that 90Kmph was smooth ride. It is quite handy and easily maneuverable, but got a little more ride hight, as compared to a P150. I personally feel that handle bars are a little more out-stretched than other pulsar.
      Regarding vibrations, and roughness etc…. mine did fine and really smooth until 5000Kms, but after that I guess lack of good service from Dewan Bajaj….. now it has gone so rough that you can feel it, even if you are sitting as a pillion.

      My personal suggestion is that if you want to go for the same bike, just wait for a little more time(If you haven’t already bought it). Let bajaj solve those issues and after refinement it should be good to go for it. My guess is that Bajaj is unable to manufacture or deliver spare-parts and there is a lot of scarcity.

      Anyways…. I really love the machine…..:D, still the machinery behind needs to be refined a little ^^

  • akhil prakash February 6, 2013, 12:09 am

    Dear chaos,,
    you would not get such a bike with this power with mileage ,stability, bybre brakes,oil cooled bike @ this price…even the ghost riderz have changed to NS…
    If u like it go for it

  • akhil prakash February 6, 2013, 12:27 am

    Did anyone put power filter???

  • uttam February 7, 2013, 3:59 pm

    i had purchase 200ns last 6 month and i’m totally satisfied, all is best. some give disadvantage regions. but i don’t find any region.

  • prabhu February 7, 2013, 7:28 pm

    Hi Nishant

    i could like to know about the air % in tyre.

    How much i have to fill??

    • Nishant February 7, 2013, 10:35 pm

      25 PS in the front & 28.5 in the rear for solo riding
      & 32 PS in the rear with a pillion on.

  • Akash February 7, 2013, 11:22 pm


  • Saikat February 8, 2013, 2:29 am

    Hi Guys,
    Sorry for this lil off the topic question, but you ppl really seem to be the best ppl to ask this.

    I am planning to buy a bike to learn how to ride a bike (sounds funny I know). I know how to ride a scooter though (dad’s). Learning biking on friends’ bikes isn’t a option as am in a new city with no friend who has got a bike.
    Please help me choose a bajaj bike, plz.
    I am just fida over 200 NS’s looks, but dont know anything about bikes, so just skeptical of buying such a heavy bike.
    Will it be a wrong decision to buy 200 NS??
    Please advice which one I should buy!!!

    • Nishant February 8, 2013, 4:58 pm

      Try a Honda or Yamaha…
      A Honda Unicorn Dazzler or even a CBR 250R if you have the budget or a Yamaha FZ 150…all three are good bikes to learn…

  • akhil prakash February 9, 2013, 12:50 am

    Learning on lighter bikes is good for ur health,,, try honda shine, or pulsar 150

    • Abhijit February 15, 2013, 10:06 pm

      Hi Nishanth, great to hear that the bike has become more smoother after 2nd service. Ystrdy i took my bike on Golden Quadrilateral road.. I was on my way to a place which is 80 Kms from Bangalore. I really enjoyed the drive to the core. First time in my life i was riding the bike at speeds of 120 to 130 kmph… Amazing feeling. I stopped at a dhaba on the roadside and a guy who was in Chevy UVA came to me and told how he was trying to overtake me and ended up unsuccessfully!!!… Its a fun to drive this machine guys, thought its a entry level premium bike the feel is amazing…
      One problem if someone can help me out… I spent almost a whole day ystrdy on bike and my bum is paining a lot. Ystrdy it was impossible for me to sit on the bike with soo much pain. I some how managed to sit on the bike.. It pained horribly guys… Today also i am not able to sit on bike… :( …

      @Nishanth , did any cushioning on the seat.. with such a pain its impossible for me to think of going for a long drive again… Does cushioning help in anyway?

      • Nishant February 16, 2013, 12:44 am

        Good to see that you are happy with the NS bro…& yeah cushioning does help a lot…infact a lot of riders who are into touring make sure to switch to a softer & plush-ier seat…it can do wonders if done properly…

  • rahul February 17, 2013, 7:35 pm

    What is the average height a person should have to ride this bike..guyz please rply

    • ayush February 20, 2013, 7:27 am

      i think atleast 5ft 7″ is required as the saddle height of 200ns is 805mm i suppose.

  • kedar February 21, 2013, 7:07 pm

    HEy frnds.. i have owned da pulsar 200ns and drove it till 1300km @ da speed limit of 40-50km..on highway.. and believe me i think i am da one who has maintained da bike alot.. but still i feel its giving me very low average as compared to other… currently its give me 32/liter but as i have maitained it well it shud give me 10km more i.e 43 km.. and its making me mad… what more i shd do please help me…

    • Nishant Sukharia February 28, 2013, 1:13 am

      report this to the svc.

  • Abhi February 25, 2013, 1:23 am

    Hey Guys, Abhi Here New One 4r Our Pulsar 200 NS Zamanna… .
    Till My 1st Service I Got 43 KM/L And After I’m Just Getting 37 Thats It, And That Too I’m Movig With Just 60-65 KM/H Cases, Is Their Any Problem With My Engine Or Something Else, Can U Guys Plz Guide Me… .. .

    • Nishant Sukharia February 28, 2013, 1:12 am

      is there any difference the bike is running now ?
      I mean, did you used to have any sort of vibrations before ?? If yes , then is it sorted out now ??
      Otherwise take your bike back to the svc & tell them to tune the CO2 = 2% @ about 1500 RPM…if they are clueless when you say this to them then tell them that there is a drop in FE after the service & you want to get that fixed…

      • abhi March 13, 2013, 7:01 pm

        Ya Nish, My Bike Vibrates When It’s Takes Pickup From 30-50 Kms, After Handling With 60′s No Vibrations Will Be Their, And Front Part Of My Bike Little Bit Sounds (Vib’s), I Crossed 2000 Kms Today, Can U Plz Suggest @ What RMP Should I Maintain… .. .

    • Pankaj March 10, 2013, 1:17 pm

      Hi Abhi,
      Your bike is at all fine. until the first service it gives over 42 kmpl, and after 2nd you get a stable mileage of around 35-37. But that depends on how it is driven. I ride it almost every day to my office and back home and travelling around 52Kms, but in extreme bad traffic conditions, and I have to keep grabbing my clutch for around 20 mins in whole single journey of around 26Kms, but the mileage is stable at around 33-35 Kmpl. And my bike has undergone 4 service and clocked 10000+ kms.

      • abhi March 13, 2013, 7:04 pm

        Tnk ‘U’ Pankaj… .. .

  • prashant March 5, 2013, 11:25 pm

    I have this bike…last week I went for a long drive from puducherry to Bangalore n blv me this is a new breed n seriously I just love this bike…u can trust ths bike that he won’t fail ur expectation

  • adams rema March 8, 2013, 6:24 am

    hey guys,ma front portion of NS vibrates,what to do?like wise what iz ur opinion about motul engine oil?

    • Nishant Sukharia March 8, 2013, 2:40 pm

      report it to the svc….they’ll fix it with some double sided tapes…
      And about MOTUL oil….well if you want it you can go for it…its one of the best automotive lubricant brand out there…but imo Bajaj DTS-i 10k oil is just fine for the NS…

  • Harish Sujjun March 8, 2013, 9:34 pm

    Guys planning to get ma 200ns this month.. :) Confused abt d color.. Which is the best on road ??
    Thanks in advance..

    • Pankaj March 12, 2013, 3:07 pm

      Well, u can choose a Black….. or…….A yellow……..mmm…….may be a blue one……. or the Red……
      Ha ha……… hey man that’s your personal choice. How could someone tell you to go for a specific color. I know you must be excited with going for a new NS, but a color is a personal choice. Even then my choice is Black…. as I guess it does not look bad when the color starts to fade or some unavoidable stain. But my next choice should be a red… as it is not pure red, but more of maroon. And I know the yellow one looks bright….. but sorry :D, I can only confuse you but can’t suggest. Just go for the one you like. Best of Luck…

  • aayush March 8, 2013, 10:16 pm

    can you please comment on how the exhaust sound of the bike is? Many people have told me that it sounds less vocal than the older pulsars?

    • Nishant Sukharia March 10, 2013, 5:45 pm

      Its more “calmer” than old gen pulsars which is good at high speeds cuz the bike doesn’t sound stressed & too loud.

  • john March 10, 2013, 6:34 pm

    guys… need an help!!! even you people really seems to be the best people to ask this..
    even m going to buy the NS within some days,, is there any vibrations in bike??
    How is the Hardware…?
    is it worth or, should i go for KTM,
    mainly it ll be riding in VILLAGE ROADS max..
    is it better to go for it?? help me guys…

    • Nishant Sukharia March 11, 2013, 3:09 pm

      Considering that you’ll be riding on village roads most of the time I’d recommend not to go for either the Duke or the 200 NS because both of these bikes are bundled with a stiff suspension ,especially the Duke. And riding on crappy roads for too long on any of these bikes will take a toll on your back & comfort for sure. So I’d recommend a bike with a softer suspension.
      But if you have made up your mind regarding the Duke or the 200 NS , I’d recommend to go for the 200 NS cuz it offers a little softer suspension than the Duke & in contrast with the Duke’s soft compound tires , the NS comes with hard compound ones so the chances of a puncture would be less too.

      • JOhn March 28, 2013, 9:34 am

        Hey Nishanth thanks a lot for your precious & calm replay… but m k with 200Ns, my dought is 200Ns can give me a long life? body durability? engine performance? Hardware?? Or KTM is better choice??

    • Pankaj March 12, 2013, 3:16 pm

      I agree with Nishant. Both of them are on a little stiffer side, and can really be uncomfortable ride on village roads. Another thing worth-mentioning here is that if there are irregular bumps on the roads, you should avoid it more, as both the bikes have got the exaust installed under the belly, and its called centrally mounted exaust.. and most of the times gets struck while riding on those bumps…. and that’s sometimes really feels like bump in your head (in case you really love your bike…:D). And yes, the tires are also made for commuting and just fine for proper roads.

  • Baljinder March 10, 2013, 11:09 pm

    John, I both bikes are good with same technology..if your budget is more than go for Duke……
    NS will give u same thing in cheap price but less thrill from Duke.

  • Baljinder March 11, 2013, 3:47 pm

    Hey Nishant, I bought new pulsar 200ns….. problem is with poor grip of tyres on road while breaking.
    can u suggest me good which to choose and price also? especially rear

    • Nishant Sukharia March 12, 2013, 2:48 pm

      The profile of the rear tyre of the NS is 130/70-17 so you have 2 options (if you don’t want to up-size it ) :
      Pirelli Sport Demon – This is the best you can get. Soft compound. PSD offers awesome grip on-road.But sadly it won’t be an easy task to find one as this tyre didn’t had an ISI mark so the Indian Govt. banned its import to India some months back.But if you manage to get one , go for it. The cost depends upon the dealer. There is no official price for it. But should be in the range between 4000-5800.
      MRF Revz-S – This is the one that comes as stock on the R15 V2.0. Its a radial tubeless tyre. Soft compound. Provides very good grip on-road. But its more prone to puncture because of a flat profile. A lot of my friends installed this one on their NS & are praising about it. Should cost you between 2700-3100 INR. I’d recommend this one.
      And if you want to up-size it to 140/70-17 , you can go for Dunlop Tuff Grip. Its a medium compound tubeless tyre. Provides pretty good grip on road. Its not the best for off-road but still better than the PSD & MRF. Should cost about 2800-3700 bucks.
      The guys who installed the MRF Revz-S faced a drop in FE by about 2-3 kmpl , but its totally worth it. You can google “MRF revz-s pulsar 200 NS” for pictures…
      For the front , you can go for the one fitted on the FZ16 i.e MRF Zapper FX.

  • Jeevan March 12, 2013, 6:24 am

    Dude recently I serviced bike in one of the bajaj service station. I am getting very poor mileage of 25-30kmpl even I ride moderately around 60 to 70 kmph.. I said to the service guy abt the prob and he said he will tune the engine but no use… Bike is 6 months old, till now I didn’t got mileage more than 40 kmpl.. Plz help me out in mileage..

    • Nishant Sukharia March 12, 2013, 2:42 pm

      hmmm…tell them to tune the CO to 1.75% & check whether there is any improvement in the fuel economy.

      • Jeevan March 12, 2013, 7:42 pm

        will it take much time? i mean should i leave the bike entire day?

        • Nishant Sukharia March 13, 2013, 1:10 am

          Well it doesn’t takes much time but they may have other bikes to deal with as well…

  • Baljinder March 13, 2013, 1:14 pm

    Thanx Nishant alot for guiding me……. valuable feedback

  • Baljinder March 13, 2013, 2:09 pm

    @Nishant, Mrf Zapper Vyde 150 or 140/70-17 cost around 3200 after little effort…….and Prelli Sport Demon 200 bugs more. Which is better???
    MRF official website Zapper FV,FM nd FS only available for front ( no FX)..
    and after installing 140 on NS how much drop in FE???

    • Nishant Sukharia March 13, 2013, 10:14 pm

      PSD would offer the best grip.
      Also MRF official website is outdated , hit a local MRF dealer for more info.

  • Abhishek March 13, 2013, 7:28 pm

    Hi Nishant,
    I bought pulsar 200ns on last sunday and completed around 200kms. I found some problems in it.
    First is that sometimes the Gear Stuck.
    Second is the RPM, when the bike is started after the engine is cooled down then its around 1500(which is normal) but after 3- 4 kms they goes to 2500 without any acceleration.
    so plz suggest what to do now…..

    • Nishant Sukharia March 13, 2013, 10:11 pm

      The gear should get smooth after the run-in period…
      And the other issue should be resolved @ the first service.

  • Rishabh Gupta March 14, 2013, 2:54 pm

    hi guys I want to purchase pulsar NS 200 and I want to know that what all point should I check before purchase.
    Secondly I want to know the as my height is 5.6″ does it suits me or not

  • prabhu March 14, 2013, 6:24 pm


    I have one issue. if i didnt use my bike for 5 hours. and after that if i start my bike. while putting 1st gear its getting off.its happening continously. its really irrtating me.. Wt to do for this..

    • Nishant Sukharia March 14, 2013, 9:47 pm

      Check whether the fuel knob is in OFF mode.
      If that’s not the issue , then there’s a choke on the left side of the engine just beneath the perimeter frame , pull that while revving a bit & let go of the throttle , the bike should not die with the choke on , & if it does then I suppose there’s some tuning issue most probably with the idle rpm.
      And if you still can’t figure out the problem , then call your Bajaj SVC & report it to them.

  • Nishant Sukharia March 14, 2013, 9:52 pm

    @ Faisal : I have to retype the URL again & again to shuffle between pages.
    Would like if the buttons could be integrated in this new layout.

    • Faisal Khan March 15, 2013, 11:14 am

      Nishant, can you be more specific. I wasn’t able to understand.

      • Nishant Sukharia March 15, 2013, 1:12 pm

        The new website doesn’t have buttons to switch between pages…

        • Faisal Khan March 15, 2013, 1:45 pm

          Nishant, buttons where? Can you email me a screenshot of what is missing?

          • Nishant Sukharia March 15, 2013, 7:18 pm

            How can someone look at the previous comments ??
            For example if someone wishes to read the 30th comment then ?

  • SUDHARSAN March 19, 2013, 6:12 pm

    HI guys i bought pulsar 200ns on 13-3-2013 i really love the bike except the tyre part i clocked the bike 450 in odo and leave the bike in svc today morning the bike is a real monster ididnt crosed 6rpm. guys try this in highways i placed my both legs in pillion riders foot pad and leaned forward and sticked my body towards the tank and the highway crusing is a pure bliss iam falling in love with my black monster…

  • abhi March 19, 2013, 8:48 pm

    NS200… .. .

  • adam March 28, 2013, 3:02 pm

    hey guys,how abt motul engine oil in my 200ns?is it good,than bajaj engine oil?after using motul the engine will become more silent is it true?

  • akhil March 31, 2013, 11:39 pm

    Hey guys,,,
    what abt doing modifications in the engine and silencer,,,had anybody done that,,,,?????
    Any suggestions

  • kumud April 10, 2013, 12:13 am

    I ride my bike 1500km….i have a confusion about the raditor fan…can u tell me hw i check the fan is working or not..?

    • Nishant Sukharia April 11, 2013, 12:40 am

      You have to keep revving the bike hard for a couple of minutes for the fan to kick in…but it would work for only about 30 seconds to a minute & then it’ll go off…

  • abhi April 19, 2013, 10:32 pm

    Hey Nish & Faisal, Here Is Abhi, Now My NS, ODO Is @ 3200 But I Started Streching My Bike 110+ When My ODO Is @ 2500 And Also I Knocked My NS 134kmh Recently, When I Started From 2500 ODO To Strech, Till These Days Im Not Feeling To Be Under 100-120kmh, So Will It Be Problematic For My Bike Mileage And Performance In Future, ‘Plz Plz Suggest Me’, Now I’m Getting Mileage Around 36/ lts ‘Shell Super’, I’ll Be Waiting For Ur Both’s Replay… ..

    • Faisal Khan April 20, 2013, 12:19 am

      Abhi, you have got your bike serviced right? Now you can ride it at the speed you like.

    • Nishant Sukaria April 22, 2013, 1:06 am

      the run time is over…so you can ride as you want to…also , filling with premium fuel won’t increase your mileage…
      But the more aggressive you ride the less mileage you will get…36 kmpl is still on the good side in my opinion.

  • abhi April 26, 2013, 9:15 am

    How About ‘NS’ Top Speed… .. .?

  • abhi April 29, 2013, 9:45 pm

    Nish & Fisal Can You Guys Plz Tell Me @ 4 RPM, What Is The Consistency Speed Of NS… .. .

  • Pankaj May 2, 2013, 11:09 am

    Hey Faisal,
    Can you suggest a renowned Bike/Automobile expert in Delhi. As you might remember I had reported issues of coolant leakage and gear shifting earlier in this blog and told that Bajaj is not at all keen to solve the issue.
    I am considering to take the issue legally and file a law suit. I had even submitted a written complaint 20 days back to Bajaj and Dewan Bajaj (after complaining through mails and on phone many times) but still haven’t got any reply, and withing 10-12 days, I am going to file a case for manufacturing defect, and deficiency of service.
    So, for proving that its a manufacturing defect I need to get it certified from an experienced bike/automobile expert. It would be great if you guys help me in contacting an experienced automobile expert so that he can certify for the same and I can prove myself correct in court.

    • Nishant Sukharia May 16, 2013, 1:39 am

      sorry bro…but I live in ahmedabad and I don’t know any auto-mobile expert as such…

  • Sid May 30, 2013, 2:11 am

    iv had this bike for around a month now…
    done with 520km..
    i see a lotta ppl r bullshitting about this master-piece..yeah the 200NS..
    iv got no probs whatsoever….n there ain’t even minute signs of vibrations..
    no over heating nothing..
    the longest distance i rode it for is 60km…
    i have 0 regrets buy this companion…
    n honestly,its leagues ahead of DUKE in all aspects except the horsepower…
    (duke is 25 n p200ns is 23.5).
    go for this if u want a price worthy ride,a fuel worthy,looks worthy n performance worthy ride.

  • Jivan June 6, 2013, 10:07 pm

    Hi everyone, i’ve had my 4th servicing last week, and still lots of problems in my NS, i feel as if my bike’s pick up is drastically low, previously it used to reach 60kmph so easily, and the other problem i am having is that just after it crosses around 60 then i think the bike vibrates so much that i feel i m losin control of my bike, and weird noises begin at above 60kmph, i am from nepal, and here in nepal, the bajaj svc guys are so ignorant that i am fed up of going to bajaj service centers, everytime i report a problem, they just pretend to show a bit of their concern, and say they have tighten up some nuts and this and that but the bike remains with its previous problems unsolved, i guess i have to search a new bike servicing place other that bajaj’s one. aniways any suggestion of what should be the real matter with my bikes problems that i mentioned above, … lookin for a quick response …

    • abhi July 5, 2013, 10:49 am

      U Just Contact To This Number “18002332453″ Bajaj Customer Care, It’s Toll Free, Nd Inform About Ur Problem, Nd Complaint On That Service Center Also, What Nd All Bad Situation Faced In Ur Bike… .. .

  • akshay June 20, 2013, 9:59 pm

    done 300 kms on my ns………..I need reviews on gear shift ratios……I have to change gears too often…….my bike doesnt give much output at 22 kmph in 4th gear…..I know I shouldnt be riding at 22 on 4th but on my prev. bike it wasn’t a problem. therefore I am pretty much concerned about this. And turning radius is horrible, any suggestion for that? And there are vibrations…..not in front body but in the back!! I feel that tail lights are constantly vibrating!! even on ~40 kmph…….Any ideas about that?

  • sourabh July 11, 2013, 4:02 pm

    hey guys am now buyng a new pulsar 200 ns ..nd am not much exp rider so can u plz suggest me what i hav to check when am buyng 200ns ..coz u people had experienced much …

    • Faisal Khan July 11, 2013, 4:54 pm

      Sourabh, why not consider a easier bike like say the Fazer or R15?

  • abhi July 23, 2013, 3:08 pm

    One Word “200 NS Or 220 F”, Make It Fast, It’s For All… .. .?

  • akhil September 30, 2013, 6:59 pm

    Hey guys,,i m not satisfied with the present sound of ma ns,,,,any suggestions to change it,,,,

  • gurpreet singh October 9, 2013, 11:23 pm

    Bro i m facing a very unusual problem with my NS….on occasional basis my engine vibrates a lot at 60km/hr and the bike gets harsh….the pick up reduces drastically…but after some days the bike goes normal…it doesn’t vibrate at 110km/hr….i don’t know what is causing this behaviour i m getting an average of 42km/l and i have completed 9400km on the bike….please help me out here

    • Nishant Sukharia March 7, 2014, 8:48 pm

      If you are still using the Bajaj DTS-i oil then stop using that & switch to Motul 5100 (15w50 Semi-synthetic) or 7100 (20w50 Fully Synthetic) oil , & don’t forget to change the oil filter every time you change the engine oil.Clean & lube the chain at least once every 1000 kms or so.

  • Anees October 18, 2013, 10:04 am

    hello guys,I had bought the 200NS last month & the bike has completed its 400kms…I liked the bike very much.. The problem of rear brake noise started from the 3rd day itself visited service center for atleast 5 times to get it solved somehow the noise has reduce but still persists…I dont experience bike turning towards left when I ride alone only eperience it when someone over 70 kgs is on the pillion seat..I havent gone over 60mph because of the bike’s running-in period & sure there are some vibration issues and the mud gets splashed on the rear number plate & the underneath portion of the rear seat even with guards at place..

  • Anees October 18, 2013, 10:17 am

    my ns is pretty good in other aspects but I want the bike to vibrate less at 2nd & 3rd gear as one cant go for 4th gear easily very bad road conditions,other irresponsible drivers & bywalkers & even traffic as in my town.. I bike makes sound when in 3rd gear at 35 or 40 & at 2nd gear between 25-30..this wasnt the problem with the default accelerator settings.. I think the guy at svc have loosened the accelerator little bit & hence I am facing this issue..plz suggest something or help me regarding this.

  • amy sharma November 20, 2013, 6:48 pm

    my 200 ns is a piece of crap. 45 days of purchase and it is stationed at parking. reason is the coolant, so called an extra feature has malfunctioned. service people dont respond properly, no one takes responsibility… bike is gud but the service quality and responses of bajaj people have made the things worse. :(

    • Faisal Khan November 21, 2013, 8:18 pm

      Amy, how many kms done?

    • Nishant Sukharia March 7, 2014, 8:44 pm

      Mail your issue @ bajaj customer care for better assistance.

  • Ankeet December 25, 2013, 1:52 pm

    Heyy nishant you r just too amazing…..
    I also will b a owner of 200 ns now infact have a clear idea to buy tat only…..
    But the only problm or confusion i am facing is tat
    There are many negative points also but y still 200ns is tat nice……
    My family forcing me to go for a unicorn but buying 200ns will realy cost me more .? As taking in consideration
    The maintenance of it….
    Nishant plz help me dam confused…..

    • Nishant Suikharia March 7, 2014, 8:43 pm

      I don’t know whether you bought a bike already or not but here is my take on your query.
      If this is your 1st bike, then I’ll advice you to look at something else instead because this bike “may” demand some attention initially. But then, I bought the bike in august 2012 when it was freshly launched & the initial few stock usually suffers from some problems , but Bajaj should have fixed most of the issues by now. And Unicorn is a totally different bike. So ask yourself what you want from your bike & then make your decision.

  • shahbaz January 2, 2014, 11:01 pm

    200ns requires alot of maintenance, without maintenance it is a big s***. Dont go for 200ns go for 220f. 220 is very good on highways and long drives,but when 200ns is in highway it will start to blow due to wind and is not good for long drives. Some people say that 200ns can beat 220 but it is not true ,if 220 has a better rider 200ns cant see the tail of this beast. One more thing dont compare a naked with sport because naked is like donkey and sport is like a cheetah

  • Alex February 26, 2014, 2:25 am

    Hey guys…. i ride ma ns only below 60s then also I’m gettin mileage of 36 for 100rs… please help me :-(

    • Nishant Sukharia March 7, 2014, 8:37 pm

      Get the CO level of your bike checked at the service station.
      Excessive riding in traffic may also lead to low mileage.
      Describe your riding in more detail.

  • Ankit Behad March 17, 2014, 8:16 pm

    Hey Nishant!
    I just did the second service for my bike, which worked superbly, but now, the power just faded a couple of times, and the bike won’t start for the next 20-25 minutes. This happens in less than a 10 km drive. I guess its a over heating issue, and started happening because I told the servicing guy to increase the rpm a little. Could you give a quick suggestion, please!

    • Nishant Sukharia March 23, 2014, 5:43 pm

      what exactly happens after 10 or so kms ?? Does the engine shuts down on its own ?? Does the electric start works fine or not ??

  • Kaushik March 24, 2014, 2:48 am

    I bought my bike 1 month ago so far done with 700 kms, from day 1 experiencing rear break squeezing sound, even after the 1st service remains the same. How can this be fixed.

    • Mental March 24, 2014, 4:42 am

      Head to for further questions and answers.

      And the squeaking sound may be due to dust/dirt, and may go away if you wash the rear brakes with water from a pressure hose(not too much pressure though). If the noise is cyclic ie has a rhythm to it, it may be a bent disk, get it replaced at the SVC under warranty.

      One more thing, at the SVC stand your ground and don’t leave until your problem is rectified, those people will claim that your bike is fine even if the engine is missing.

  • kanha Garg March 26, 2014, 4:54 pm

    AMAZING BIKE…. no problem at all , after riding it for the first time you will feel that you are riding an expensive racing bike , driver seating position is very comfortable , a very pleasant voice

  • Ankit Behad April 4, 2014, 11:23 pm

    The electric start worked fine, the engine went down on its own.
    When shown to a local, he cleaned carburetor, presumed that there must be some water leaked in.
    He cleaned it, and for now, it’s working fine.

  • Amit Singh Patil June 28, 2014, 11:02 am

    I own 2014 model of pulsar 200 ns , i have done 3.5k kms . The gearbox is not good on 200 ns gears change with thudding noise if not shifted carefully at perticular RPM , it needs high rpm for smooth shifting , at low rpm it makes loud noise and in traffic it needs frequent gear shifts which is irritating. It doesnt have good low end torque but speed is awesome. Also when we set the carb at slightly rich setting it becomes so smooth with no vibes. But with this setting iam getting mileage of 32 kmpl in south mumbai heavy traffic. Dont know its good or bad as some reviews claim 37 kmpl in city riding conditions. It has ample horse power but torque at low rpm is not good. It needs high rpm to feel 23.52 ps power.


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