A refreshed line-up for the Bajaj Pulsar
The folks at Bajaj have made updates to the entire Pulsar range for 2017, key among which was to make them all BS-IV compliant, while most of the others were purely cosmetics. Among all these changes, we see the return of a crowd favourite, the NS200, which has replaced the AS200 in the Pulsar line-up. Let's get a little deeper into what's new\:1) Pulsar 135LSThe smallest one of the lot, the entry level 135LS has been tweaked to be more appealing to the commuter class buyer. No more split seat or sporty looking split grab rail. It now has a single seat, a single unit grab rail, a higher visor and new graphics.Price\: Rs 60,178 (ex-showroom, Delhi)2) Pulsar 150One of the key players of the range, the 150 gets minor mechanical changes, tweaking the bore and stroke of the engine to improve bottom and mid range performance. It now makes 1Nm more torque and about 1bhp less power. Bajaj has also worked on improving the NVH levels and the 150 sports a larger muffler, while the suspension setup has been revised for a comfier ride. It too gets new graphics and the Automatic Headlamp On feature in this model.Price\: Rs 73,513 (ex-showroom, Delhi)3) Pulsar 180Not much new here apart from updated graphics, a rear disc brake and the Automatic Headlamp On feature. No need to mess with something that's doing alright.Price\: Rs 79,545 (ex-showroom, Delhi)4)Pulsar 220FEven fewer updates on the Pulsar with the biggest engine, limited to new graphics, Automatic Headlamp On and a carbon black finish for the exhaust. It's unsure how long this engine variant will be on offer with the 200cc-300cc crowding up with modern tech, but it's still here for now.Price\: Rs 91,201 (ex-showroom, Delhi)5)Pulsar RS200The youngest one on the block, the RS200 is also limited to graphic updates in the form of two new colour schemes and the addition of the Auto Headlamp On feature.Price\: Rs 1.21 lakh/ Rs 1.33 lakh (ABS) (ex-showroom, Delhi)6) Pulsar NS200It's here, back by popular demand says Bajaj, and why not give your people what they want. For dramatic context, it is replacing the AS200 which when it came, replaced the NS200. It too is BS-IV compliant of course, and gets a belly pan along with the Automatic Headlamp On feature as well. It gets the same 199.5cc single cyl engine as the RS200 and the KTM Duke 200 but is tuned for an output of 23bhp and 18.3Nm of torque. There are no other changes in spec over the 2012 model, not yet anyway.Price\: Rs 96,453 (ex-showroom, Delhi)Bajaj has planted itself in this segment with the Pulsars and is exploring new opportunities for the brand with the Dominar. One can expect further exciting products at bargain prices and we look forward to whatever they have in store for the Indian motorcycle market.