Bajaj Auto is one of the leading two-wheeler brands in the country. Bajaj growth is phenomenal over the past few years, it sold 28 lakh units in 2019 up from 13 lakh units in 2012. In 2019, Bajaj growth declined by 12 % to 25 lakh units. 2019 turned out to be a bad year in general for the Automotive Industry and 2020 might follow the suit. The nationwide lockdown was enforced in India to control Coronavirus outbreak leading to a massive decline in the sales of two-wheelers. Not just the sales, companies had to deal with the transition from BS4 to BS6 Emission Norms. Bajaj Auto has updated its Pulsar Series with new a BS6 engine making it fully compliant with the new stringent BS6 pollution norms. Bajaj Pulsar RS200 will compete against the likes of Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 and KTM RC125 in the Indian market.
Pulsar made its’ first appearance in the Indian market 19 years ago and it’s still generating good numbers for the brand. Globally, Bajaj has sold over 1.2 crore units of Pulsar. Pulsar Series has 9 diffrent models in its portfolio with RS 200 being the flagship model. Recently, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 was launched in the Indian market at a price tag of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom), Delhi. It is Rs 3,000 more expensive than the outgoing BS4 model partly due to the addition of new components to make it BS6 compliant. BS6 Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is also 3 Kgs heavier than its predecessor.
BS6 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 was initially launched with single-channel ABS but Bajaj have sprung a surprise. As per the latest specifications released on Bajaj Auto's official website, now the Indian consumer will have an RS200 with dual-channel ABS. Prior to this introduction, the BS4 version came only with just a single-channel ABS as a variant.
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RS 200 suspension is telescopic with anti-friction bush Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister. Disc brakes are present at both rear and front. Bajaj RS 200 is equipped with a Triple Spark 4 Valve 200cc BSVI DTS-i FI Engine, Liquid Cooled 199.5cc engine. The new BS6 engine will churn out 24 bhp of maximum power and 18.7 Nm of peak torque.