Bajaj has launched three motorcycles based on the 200 NS's platform in the last month.
Bajaj Auto says that it has received over 3,500 bookings for the Pulsar RS200 which went on sale in India on March 26, 2015. Launched as the 'Fastest Pulsar Yet', the RS200 is being introduced in a phased manner across regions, Eric Vas, president, Motorcycles Business, Bajaj Auto, told reporters.
The RS200 is based on the Pulsar 200 NS, but gets suitable cosmetic and mechanical changes to justify its 'Racing Sport' tag. The 199.5 cc single-cylinder engine features fuel injection, and hence produces 24.5 PS and 18.6 Nm of torque, giving the motorcycle a top-speed of 141 km/h. Further, the RS200 is the first offering from Bajaj to sport ABS (single-channel, Bosch-made unit).
The RS200 is priced at INR 1.18 lakhs for the non-ABS version and INR 1.3 lakhs for the ABS variant, ex-Showroom, New Delhi. Post the launch of the RS200, Bajaj Auto also introduced its new Adventure Sport range of motorcycles, the AS 150 and the AS 200. The AS series of motorcycles are also based on the 200 NS's platform, but get a half-fairing while the RS200 is fully-faired.
Bajaj Auto estimates that it will sell 2,500 units/month of the RS200, 10,000 units/month of the AS 150 and 5,000 units a month of the AS 200.