Recently, we brought you a modified Bajaj Pulsar that took styling cues from the Japanese litre-class roadster, the Kawasaki Z1000. Now, we have stumbled upon another modified Bajaj Pulsar NS200 wearing an adventure tourer outfit. The motorcycle was created by Andy Custom.
For starters, the fascia gets a complete makeover, as the motorcycle sheds its stock headlight for a pair of dual, aftermarket units. A custom metal grille surrounds the headlight. Above is a tall windscreen that addresses the touring needs and provides protection from the windblasts during highway runs. Under the headlight is a beak design – a typical design trait on adventure tourers.
The front forks are standard units, although they receive additional travel with a custom lift kit. The rear shock, too, gets a custom lift kit.
Behind the new fascia is a tall-set handlebar borrowed from the KTM Duke range, which replaces the stock clip-on style units. The raised handlebars offer upright ergonomics for a more comfortable ride. Moreover, the tall-set handlebar would also come handy while standing on the footpegs during off-roading.
The Pulsar NS200 retains its muscular fuel tank. An addition to the design is the radiator shroud that features the body colour.
The motorcycle gets an aftermarket crash guard to protect the engine in case of a fall, and the design looks solid. However, things would have been better with the addition of a skid plate to protect the engine from mud and rocks while going off the road. The crash guard holds a pair of auxiliary lights for better illumination.
An aftermarket exhaust, which has marginally improved the ground clearance of the motorcycle, replaces the stock underbelly unit.
Luggage solutions include hard panniers on the side and a top box at the rear that should accommodate sufficient luggage for long distance trips.
Everything else remains standard, and the motorcycle retains most of the stock bits. Thus, you would find the split seat setup behind the fuel tank. The rear panel, tail light, and blinkers have been retained in the original form.
There is no mention of mechanical upgrades, and thus we expect the motorcycle to use the stock 199.5 cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-Valve, Triple Spark engine that delivers 23.5 PS of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm.