The 2015 Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS will be the company’s new flagship offering and will be christened as the fastest Pulsar on offer in the Indian market.
You read it first on MotorBeam. Bajaj Auto will be launching the Pulsar 200 SS full-faired motorcycle in the country in the first quarter of 2015. While a launch date on the 200 SS has been speculated on several occasions in the past, the news comes to us directly from the automaker. The company’s new flagship motorcycle has been spied for quite some time now and most of the details on the aesthetics and mechanicals are already out in the open with the full-faired offering sharing several components with its naked sibling, the 200 NS.
Even though Bajaj has not confirmed any of the details on the all-new Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS, here is everything that you need to know. The 200 SS shares its underpinnings with the 200 NS including the chassis (gets revisions), wheels, tyres as well as the instrument console. The 199.5cc triple-spark, single-cylinder engine from the 200 NS has been re-tuned to offer marginally improved performance and will churn out 23.70 PS of power on the Indian spec version. The international version comes equipped with fuel-injection with power bumped to 24.4 PS.
In terms of aesthetics, the Pulsar 200 SS shares its styling with the bigger 400 SS concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo this year. The model gets twin projector headlamps as well as LED daytime running lights to boast off along with a sharply styled fairing. You also get split seats, while the riding position is sportier than the 200 NS. Bajaj has also added a side mounted exhaust on the 200 SS, instead of the underbelly exhaust seen on the naked sibling.
Despite the added weight, the new Pulsar 200 SS will be faster than the 200 NS with the faired body helping in the aerodynamics. The sports bike will be competing against the likes of Yamaha R15 2.0, Honda CBR150R as well as the upcoming Hero HX250R in the segment. Keeping the prices competitive, the 200 SS is expected to be priced around Rs. 1.35 lakhs (on-road) as per our internal sources, positioning the bike below the RC 200 in the Bajaj-KTM lineup. So, if you were saving up for the new Pulsar, you might have to wait a bit longer.