New-Gen KTM RC 200 & 2022 NS250 Spotted On Test
While the Austrian brand will launch the small RC this year in India, the new Pulsar NS bike will only be introduced next year.
The upcoming new generation 2022 Bajaj Pulsar NS250 and the 2021 KTM RC 200 have been spotted on test once again. MotorBeamer Pratik Gaikwad saw the motorcycles on test runs near Pune and could not help but take their pictures.
The upcoming NS250 which will come with new styling and from the picture we have of the 2022 Bajaj Pulsar NS250 spotted on test, it is clear that the motorcycle will come with a fairly big fuel tank with extensions, new split seats and grab handles.
By the looks of it, there is a new rear subframe on the bike that also has a slim number plate holder with thin blinkers, a tyre hugger and a side-mounted exhaust canister.
The seating posture of the rider on the test bike seems rather comfortable and the bars are set pretty high as well. Sporting telescopic forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear, the bike has disc brakes on both wheels.
It should come with full LED lighting and a new digital instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity, while powering the motorcycle will be a 250cc air- and oil-cooled engine that will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
On the other hand, the 2021 KTM RC 200 that was also spotted on test runs looks to among several test mules that have been piling the miles on of late.
It sports the contentious front headlight surround, redesigned side fairing panels, a slightly larger tank and a new subframe, which we think is also shared with the NS250, as they look very similar.
Riding on new alloy wheels, the small supersports motorcycle has USD forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear. Due to revised ergonomics, the rider has a comparatively comfortable riding posture as well.
The engine, however, is likely to be the same 199.5cc unit tuned to produce 25 HP and 19.2 Nm of torque. The new RC 200 is expected to be launched this year in India.