We had early reported that Bajaj Auto would not be bringing any motorcycle at the 2012 Auto Expo. We even made a Hitler getting angry video due to the delay of the next generation Pulsars, which has been received very well by everyone. A few days ago, we had posted pictures of a KTM showroom in Pune, which is nothing but a re-badged Bajaj Probiking outlet. We had also said that the Duke 200 will be launched on the 24th of January, 2012. We have just confirmed the same now and Bajaj Auto will launch the KTM Duke 200 on the 24th in New Delhi. The Duke 200 was earlier scheduled for a 4th January launch but due to the Auto Expo, the company chose to postpone the launch by more than a fortnight.
Our reader Aryan informs us that he saw the new Bajaj Discover and next generation Bajaj Pulsar being tested near Akrudi-Chakan road in Pune at night. The bikes were not camouflaged and Bajaj Auto is taking advantage of the Auto Expo as everyone’s attention is diverted towards the event. The bikes are being tested at night to prevent people from spotting and snapping it. The Pulsar which Aryan spotted had disc brakes at the front as well as the rear. The engine is liquid cooled and had KTM Racing written on it. The frame is twin beam type, likely borrowed from the Kawasaki Ninja. The bike featured Mono suspension, silencer similar to the KTM Duke, headlamps similar to the Yamaha FZ16, large radiator and tail lights similar to the current Pulsar.