Bajaj Auto has given the Pulsar RS200 a new paint scheme going by the name Racing Red. This new paint scheme is in addition to the two other paint schemes already on offer on the RS200, namely Racing Blue and Graphite Black. The Racing Red is a dual tone colour, with a key aspect being the fact that the front wheel is painted red while the rear wheel gets a black finish. The bike is priced at Rs. 123,891 for the non-ABS version while the single channel ABS equipped version is priced at Rs. 135,795. All paint schemes of the Pulsar RS200 feature the same pricing.
The bike is powered by a 200cc liquid cooled engine that also gets fuel injection. This engine is the detuned version of the 200cc motor also used by the KTM Duke 200 and RC200 bikes. On the Pulsar RS200, the engine features key changes. It gets triple spark ignition (single spark plug on the KTMs) and a single overhead camshaft instead of the DOHC layout on the KTMs. Peak power is rated at 24.5 PS while peak torque is 18.6 Nm. A 6 speed manual gearbox is offered as standard. The bike gets a full fairing, and projector headlamps.
Other key features on the Pulsar RS200 include an electric starter, disc brakes on both alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, telescopic front forks, gas charged monoshock rear shock absorber, an analog-digital instrument cluster, twin split seats and clip-on handlebars. The bike is designed to be versatile, with its riding position suitable for city riding, track use and also long distance highway runs. It’s Bajaj’s flagship fully-faired motorcycle presently and will soon be joined by a 373cc model called the Pulsar RS400. It also has a street fighter sibling called the Pulsar NS200, which is much cheaper and aimed mainly at those seeking an affordable, entry-level performance bike for city riding.