Bajaj Auto has commenced bookings of the India-made ABS version of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 in Nepal. The company retails its motorcycles in Nepal in collaboration with Golchha Organisation under the trade name HH Bajaj. Deliveries of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 will begin after 8 October 2019.
The non-ABS version of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 was retailed at NPR 3,19,900 (INR 2 lakh) and the new ABS version carries a sticker price of NPR 3,34,900 (INR 2.09 lakh). In India, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 costs INR 1.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
At the heart of the Pulsar NS200 ABS is the same 199.5 cc liquid-cooled, triple spark, 4-valve mill. Coupled to a 6-speed gearbox, the engine produces 23.52 PS of power and 18.3 Nm of torque. HH Bajaj has officially confirmed that the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS is a carburetted model, just like the Indian-spec bike. A fuel-injected version of the Pulsar NS200 is expected to be launched in India later this year.
Suspension duties of the Pulsar NS200 ABS are taken care of by 37 mm conventional telescopic fork up front and a monoshock with adjustable preload at the rear. Besides that, the ABS version of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 gets a bigger 300 mm front disc (up by 20 mm). However, the rear disc continues to be a 230 mm unit. ABS is a single channel unit. The bike has a healthy ground clearance of 167 mm and a 12-litre fuel tank.
Bajaj Auto has been retailing its motorcycles in Nepal for 19 years now and currently has 18 models in its portfolio. They have dealership count of 81 outlets across Nepal.
In Nepal, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS competes with the Hero Xtreme 200R and TVS Apache RTR 200 4V which retail at NPR 2.96 lakh and NPR 3.25 lakh respectively.