Bajaj Auto hasn’t discontinued the Pulsar AS 150 or AS 200 as rumoured. The bikes are very much in production.
There have been rumours of Bajaj Auto discontinuing the Pulsar AS series which as most would have guessed by now, are nothing but rumours. Launched earlier this year, the Pulsar AS 150 and Pulsar AS 200 production is very much on, although a minor adjustment was done by the company with the motorcycles being switched over to the upcoming BS-IV emission norms.
Bajaj Auto might not be producing the Adventure Sport series at high capacity, considering the demand for first generation Pulsars are higher. That is the reason why the company chose to update the old Pulsar 220, 180 and 150 to BS-IV first. The Pulsar AS 150 and Pulsar AS 200 will get similar updates with some cosmetic tweaks to freshen things up.
The Pulsar AS 150 is the cheapest motorcycle in India to feature a projector headlight, it comes equipped with a semi-fairing and the 4-valve engine is a segment first too. It is underpinned by a perimeter frame which is unique for a commuter motorcycle. The Pulsar AS 200 on the other hand is nothing but the Pulsar 200 NS underneath with four changes to make it more attractive.
With people still preferring the Pulsar 220 over the new Pulsar 200 NS, Bajaj equipped the Pulsar AS 200 with a projector headlight, semi-fairing and a windshield visor. Rumours were also rife that Bajaj would launch the Pulsar 200 NS with FI but the company has no such plans even though the same model is sold overseas.
Pulsar AS 150 & AS 200 Production
– Production of the Adventure Sport Pulsars is very much on
– Bajaj Auto has adjusted production to meet demand
– Production changes were done to upgrade engines to BS-IV
– No new Pulsar model is in the pipeline