More than 50% of Bajaj Pulsar RS200 buyers opt for ABS variant – Report

Posted on: Jun 19, 2015 - 11:23am IST

The RS200 gets a Bosch-made ABS system.

The Bajaj Pulsar RS200, launched in India in March this year, is the first Pulsar model to come with ABS. Fitted as an option, the ABS variant of the Pulsar RS200 costs INR 12,000 more than the non-ABS variant, ex-Showroom, Delhi. However, that has not deterred enthusiasts from ticking this option, according to Eric Vas, president of Bajaj Auto’s motorcycle business.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Yellow side view at Launch
The Pulsar RS200 is powered by a fuel-injected version of the 199.5 cc engine.

The executive revealed in an interview that more than 50 percent of RS200 customers have opted for the top-end ABS variant, which is priced at INR 1.3 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi. As of June this year, Bajaj says that it has received over 3,500 bookings for the RS200 pan-India.

The RS200 is based on the same frame as the Pulsar 200 NS. However, it is powered by a fuel-injected version of the 199.5 cc engine which develops 24.5 PS and 18.6 Nm of torque. Paired to a 6-speed transmission, the Pulsar RS200 has a claimed top-speed of 141 km/h.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Yellow instrument cluster at Launch
The RS200 has a claimed top-speed of 141 km/h.

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Post the launch of the Pulsar RS200, Bajaj Auto also launched its new Adventure Sport series of motorcycles, the AS 150 and the AS 200, both of which are also based on the 200 NS’s platform. Bajaj has set itself monthly targets of 2,500 units of the RS200, 10,000 units of the AS 150 and 5,000 units of the AS 200.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 – Image Gallery

[Source – AutocarProfessional]

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