2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 150

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 150 Exterior
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  • Bajaj Pulsar NS 150
  • Year:
    2017
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  • Engine:
    inline-1
  • Displacement:
    149.5 cc
  • Top Speed:
    87 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    INR 74000 (Est.)
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The pocket streetfighter rises on the horizon.

In the past fifteen years, the ‘Pulsar’ nameplate has become one of the most versatile brands in the field of motorcycles. The name has spawned a variety of bikes, ranging from 135cc to 200cc naked streetfighters, a 220cc semi-faired sports tourer and recently, a 200cc fully faired supersport motorcycle. Talking about the current range, it was the Pulsar NS 200 which turned out to be the model which opened up doors for an all new generation platform, engineering and design philosophy. It was this bike that came with new underpinnings rather than being based on the first generation Pulsar 150, upon which all the other Pulsar models were built before its arrival.

After the arrival of the Pulsar NS 200 on the block, Bajaj came up with few more all new generation offerings, which included Pulsar RS 200, Pulsar AS 200 and Pulsar AS 150. Now, to make its range even more elaborated, Bajaj has added one more version of the Pulsar in the form of Pulsar NS 150. Now, the Pulsar NS 150 is to Pulsar AS 150, what the Pulsar NS 200 is to Pulsar AS 200, and by that we mean to say, that it is, more or less, a naked version of the already existing Pulsar NS 150, which is already selling in good numbers for Bajaj in India. The model has already gone on sale in some of the international markets, with an Indian launch scheduled this year. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Pulsar NS 150:-

 

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160

This baby Pulsar takes on the sporty DNA of its elder sibling.

In the past fifteen years, the ‘Pulsar’ nameplate has become one of the most versatile brands in the field of motorcycles. The name has spawned a variety of bikes, ranging from 135cc to 200cc naked streetfighters, a 220cc semi-faired sports tourer and recently, a 200cc fully faired supersport motorcycle. Talking about the current range, it was the Pulsar NS 200 which turned out to be the model which opened up doors for an all new generation platform, engineering and design philosophy. It was this bike that came with new underpinnings rather than being based on the first generation Pulsar 150, upon which all the other Pulsar models were built before its arrival.

In 2017, that bike made a grand comeback and put Bajaj on the streetfighter map again. Calling it as the ’Pulsar 200 NS 2017 Laser Edged edition’, Bajaj is set to take the performance biking to a whole new level. Now, there is another sibling for the NS200 and it is heading our way very soon. The Pulsar NS 160 rumbles on. The model has already gone on sale in some of the international markets, with an Indian launch scheduled next month. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Pulsar NS 160:-

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The Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 gets modified to break the top speed shackle.

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 gets modified to break the top speed shackle.

Takes the top speed to a colossal 178 kph mark!

In 2015, Bajaj Auto launched the first of a new-generation design philosophy in the form of the NS 200, an acronym for ’naked sport’. Then in 2017, it received a major update that included upgraded engine, a bunch of cosmetic changes and a couple of mechanical upgrades. It came in to take performance biking to a new state of adrenaline and Bajaj themselves termed it as “an adrenaline pumping beast”.

Now, there is a guy who has taken this very seriously and has taken his NS 200 to new performance levels that takes the manufacturer top speed of 140kph and make dinner out of it.

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Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Manufacturers took them off the shelves to make way for new models.

As you all know, starting from April 1st, 2017, the Supreme Court has ordered all manufacturers to stop registering and selling vehicles still running on BS-III engines. To clear them before the deadline all dealers who had stock started levying massive discounts on their products, and some even lost money in this process. The industry took a ₹ 600 crore hit due to the three-day discount fest.

Then there were few motorcycles that just did not sell despite the discounts. This was the cue for the manufacturers to take them off the shelves completely and get a new replacement machine for the same ones. While some of them have been replaced, few others just could not manage to burn the midnight oil and live up to expectation. They were just phased out of the assembly lines. Here is a list of those who couldn’t make it to the party this year:-

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The wackiest mod ever done on a Pulsar

The wackiest mod ever done on a Pulsar

This NS 200 is a discotheque in its own term

Character. It’s a hard-to-define quality but when it comes to motorcyclists, this compelling argument for the immeasurable is a no-brainer. Take a look at his bike and then you will understand everything about that person. Maybe even which song he sings in the shower. The whole story.

This Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 tells you one such story. A story of full show and lights.

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This video tells you why ABS for motorcycles is so important

This video tells you why ABS for motorcycles is so important

This neat piece of tech can save many lives.

There has never been a rider comfortable in a situation where his wheel got locked due to aggressive braking. This is where ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) comes into the picture.

Bajaj has made a video for us to know how this tech works in favour of keeping us safe and prevent any untoward accidents from happening.

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What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

The list includes a model from almost all the manufacturers from India. We ought to give them some slack.

In our number of stories, we have repeatedly said that the Indian two wheeler market is one tough field to study. The kind of demands we Indians do ask from two-wheeler makers are quite hard to conquer, as we want literally everything in one product.

Keeping in view of such demands from a very competitive market, the manufacturers too are doing a tremendous job by offering products which are offering a good blend of all the traits in one single package. Out of all these products, some do hit the sales charts with massive popularity, while some of them end up being average or low sellers, despite being a brilliant piece of engineering and design.

In this feature story, we are going to throw some light on the latter category of motorcycles and scooters, ones which are not selling as expected despite being wonderful in one way or the other. Here’s a list of all such unfortunate and underrated motorcycles and scooters, and we seriously wish that they do post impressive numbers for their makers:-

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Deciphering the Bajaj Pulsar line-up for 2017. Which is the one for you?

Deciphering the Bajaj Pulsar line-up for 2017. Which is the one for you?

From commuters to the apex knee benders, Bajaj has got it covered to satisfy all strata of riders.

Born in 2001, the Pulsar was destined to be a superstar from the word ‘go’. Not only it spawned a host of motorcycles ranging in versatility and performance, but also introduced a long list of industry-first features and technology, making the Pulsar a pioneer among the performance motorcycles in India.

Now, in 2017, after many generations of updates and many new models added to the line-up down the line, the Pulsar series has got a BS-IV motor running under the belly along with yet another updated edition. Let us have a look at our 2017 Pulsar models. And Bajaj has made one for every kind of rider in the country, be it a commuter or a hard-core street guy.

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Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS launched in Nepal

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS launched in Nepal

The younger sibling of the 200 NS is making a scene in the land of the Buddha.

In 2015, Bajaj Auto launched the first of a new-generation design philosophy in the form of the NS 200, acronym for ’naked sport’. A streetfighter that was later discontinued for not being able to be compliant to the emission norms for some, gearbox issues for others and few say for braking judders. Whatever they were, Bajaj took it off the shelves.

In 2017, that bike made a grand comeback and put Bajaj on the streetfighter map again. Calling it as the ’Pulsar 200 NS 2017 Laser Edged edition’, Bajaj is set to take the performance biking to a whole new level. Now, there is another sibling for the NS200 and it is heading to Nepal. The Pulsar NS 160 rumbles on.

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The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

Bajaj Pulsar NS 150 vs Honda CB Hornet 160 R vs Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ-S FI. Choose your weapon of choice to ride the streets

The segment of 150cc motorcycles has been completely revived after a very long time, as we can see a prominent presence of almost all the major players of Indian two wheeler motoring in this category of motorcycles. From a segment which was earlier, in initial stages, was believed to have a very niche audience which values performance more over the commonly perceived notions of low maintenance and high fuel economy, the 150cc segment has now spawned into a number of categories within itself. However, the most of the volumes of this segment come out of premium 150cc commuter streetfighters, which are perfectly well spaced between the entry level 150cc commuters as well as 150cc sports tourers and super sports.

Speaking of this segment in particular, it all started when Yamaha launched the very macho looking and attractive FZ-16 back in 2008, which, at the time of its launch, became an instant success, for the motorcycle brought some international levels of design traits, build quality and features, some things which made it look like a scaled-down version of the liter class roadster from Yamaha, the FZ1.

Today, this segment has become more of a single player territory, as almost all the biggies of this industry now have a presence. However, speaking of the favourites, the trio of Japanese makes – Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki – are ruling the roosts with their respective offerings, the CB Hornet 160 R, FZ-S FI Version 2.0 and Gixxer. With their brawny styling, typical Japanese build quality and refinement and adequate performance, all these three motorcycles are the most prominent and one of the best-selling motorcycles for their respective parent manufacturers.

Seeing the success of the Japanese motorcycles, how can Bajaj, the pioneer of the 150cc segment, can be left behind? After having a glorious journey of the very popular Pulsar brand, the manufacturer is all set to unleash its offering in the premium 150cc streetfighter category with the all-new Pulsar NS 150. A lesser powerful and lesser equipped version of the Pulsar NS 200, the Pulsar NS 150 will be positioned above the Pulsar 150 to take on the competition from Japanese rivals.

Now which one emerges to be a winner out of this tough battle? Let’s find out:-

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 150

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 150

The pocket streetfighter rises on the horizon.

In the past fifteen years, the ‘Pulsar’ nameplate has become one of the most versatile brands in the field of motorcycles. The name has spawned a variety of bikes, ranging from 135cc to 200cc naked streetfighters, a 220cc semi-faired sports tourer and recently, a 200cc fully faired supersport motorcycle. Talking about the current range, it was the Pulsar NS 200 which turned out to be the model which opened up doors for an all new generation platform, engineering and design philosophy. It was this bike that came with new underpinnings rather than being based on the first generation Pulsar 150, upon which all the other Pulsar models were built before its arrival.

After the arrival of the Pulsar NS 200 on the block, Bajaj came up with few more all new generation offerings, which included Pulsar RS 200, Pulsar AS 200 and Pulsar AS 150. Now, to make its range even more elaborated, Bajaj has added one more version of the Pulsar in the form of Pulsar NS 150. Now, the Pulsar NS 150 is to Pulsar AS 150, what the Pulsar NS 200 is to Pulsar AS 200, and by that we mean to say, that it is, more or less, a naked version of the already existing Pulsar NS 150, which is already selling in good numbers for Bajaj in India. The model has already gone on sale in some of the international markets, with an Indian launch scheduled this year. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Pulsar NS 150:-

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

Your chance to get your ’stealth-mode’ on.

In 2015, Bajaj Auto launched the first of a new-generation design philosophy in the form of the NS 200, acronym for ’naked sport’. A streetfighter that was later discontinued for not being able to be compliant to the emission norms for some, gearbox issues for others and few say for braking judders. Whatever they were, Bajaj took it off the shelves.

The bike is making a grand comeback in 2017, and we couldn’t have been more excited with Bajaj’s attempt to get back in the streetfighter segment, giving the competition a run for their money. The new edition will see an engine that is BS IV compliant and carries a bunch of cosmetic changes and a couple of mechanical upgrades.

Bajaj calls it the Pulsar 200 NS 2017 Laser Edged edition, and it is all set to take performance biking to a new state of adrenaline. Bajaj termed it as “an adrenaline pumping beast” and we are here to find out why.

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Did You All Watch The New Funny Bajaj Pulsar NS200 TV Commercial: Video

Did You All Watch The New Funny Bajaj Pulsar NS200 TV Commercial: Video

Well how many of you wants to see Sumo Wrestlers performing stunts

Bajaj Auto launched the 2017 Pulsar NS200 in India recently and the new motorcycle is already available on sale across all Bajaj dealerships. Unfortunately, the new NS200 is launched minus the FI and ABS here in India which is a huge disappointment for many Pulsar fans across the country. The ABS is not even offered as an option like the ones they offer in the Dominar 400 or the Pulsar RS200.

For the Indian market, the updated Pulsar NS200 is offered with the same 199.5 cc, single cylinder engine which delivers around 23 Hp of peak power and 18.3 Nm of torque. The powerful unit, as usual, is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The kerb weight of the motorcycle is 145 kilograms. Apart from the new graphics and colours the only other feature which has been added to the motorcycle is the AHO (Always headlamp on). The motorcycle is offered with three colour options which include Wild Red, Mirage White, and Graphite Black. Surprisingly the same motorcycle is offered with a completely new 194.4 cc, fuel injected unit for the International markets. The new engine produces about 24.5 Ps of peak power and the same 18.3 Nm of torque like the Indian market.

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Bajaj has already dispatched the NS 200 to showrooms.

Bajaj has already dispatched the NS 200 to showrooms.

Deliveries have already started for the Naked Sport

In 2015, Bajaj Auto launched the first of a new-generation design philosophy in the form of the NS 200, acronym for ’naked sport’. A streetfighter that was later discontinued for not being able to be compliant to the emission norms, few say.

Down the line, TVS launched the Apache RTR 200 4V and recently Yamaha with their FZ25. To get back at this homegrown competition, Bajaj is all set to re-enter the streetfighter segment with the launch of the 2017 Pulsar NS 200, which was teased a few weeks back. The official launch, however, will happen this month but Bajaj has silently started accepting booking for the motorcycles and some showrooms have already begun delivering them the very next day.

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Get Up Close and Personal With The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar RS200: Video

Get Up Close and Personal With The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar RS200: Video

Gets two additional colour options and new BSIV compliant powertrain

Bajaj has almost updated their entire Pulsar range of motorcycles; they already introduced the updated Pulsar 135, 150, 180 and 220 variants in India and will soon launch the 200 NS as well. Now according to the recent reports they will also soon be launching the updated 2017 Pulsar RS200 as well. Recently a You Tuber Aditya’s Vworld has uploaded a walkaround video of this soon to be launched fully faired motorcycle.

In this clip you can clearly watch that the updated Pulsar RS 200 will be available with two new colour options including grey-black mix and a white-blue scheme about which we have reported recently. At present the RS 200 is available with three colour schemes. We definitely like the new Blue and White duel tone paint scheme on the motorcycle.

Apart from the addition of two new colour options we actually don’t notice any other cosmetic updates on the motorcycle.

The motorcycle still is powered by the same 199.5 cc, single cylinder, triple spark unit, paired to a 6 speed gearbox this unit is producing about 24.5 PS of peak power at 9,750 rpm and 18.6 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. The updated motorcycle powertrain will obviously be BSIV compliant unit keeping in mind Governments rule of all the two wheelers meeting BSIV emission norms by April 2017.

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Bajaj Introduces New Racing Blue Paint Scheme For The Pulsar RS200

Bajaj Introduces New Racing Blue Paint Scheme For The Pulsar RS200

With the introduction of this new colour the Pulsar fans gets 4 colour options for the RS200

Bajaj Auto has introduced a new paint scheme for their popular flagship Pulsar offering the RS200. Called the racing blue edition the price for the non ABS variant starts at Rs 1.47 lakh (on-road Mumbai) while the ABS variant is priced at INR. 1.62 lakh (on-road Mumbai).

One of the highlight of this all new paint scheme is that the front wheel along with the body panel is also painted in Blue while the rear wheel on the other hand gets the same Black paint finish to it. Apart from the Blue paint the Racing Blue Edition also gets white touches to it as well. So now after the introduction of yet another paint scheme the Indian customers now have options to choose from four different colour options which includes yellow, red, black and blue.

The bookings for the all new paint scheme have already started at all Bajaj showrooms. After almost 2 years of its introduction the Popularity of the Pulsar RS200 hasn’t faded a bit. This motorcycle went on to become the most awarded motorcycle of the year 2015 and swept away all the awards.

Powered by a 199.5 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled fuel injected unit this engine is capable of producing about 24.5 bhp of peak power at 9,750 rpm and 18.6 Nm of peak toque at 8,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. The motorcycle gets a 300 mm disc brakes towards the front and 230 mm disc at the rear. The motorcycle also gets a single channel ABS setup for its front wheel.

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Bajaj teases the updated 200 NS

Bajaj teases the updated 200 NS

The motorcycle now gets fuel injected powertrain and some cosmetic updates

Bajaj Auto has shared the first teaser image of their soon to be launched 2017 Pulsar NS 200 on their social network channels. The 200 NS first made its appearance back at in 2012 and for some reason Bajaj decided to discontinue the motorcycle from the Indian market instead of its popularity and impressive sales numbers. However the motorcycle is still exported to some other International markets from India.

Now with the increasing competition from TVS and KTM, Bajaj once again has decided to reintroduce the updated variant of the NS 200 in India. According to the latest reports the updated motorcycle will be launched soon in India and Bajaj has actually made some thorough changes to one of the most popular entry level naked streetfighters.

To begin with the updated 2017 Pulsar 200 NS gets fuel injection instead of carburettor now. The engine too is also completely new; the 194.4 cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox now delivers 24.5 PS at 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm. The power output as you all can clearly notice has increased by 1 Ps.

Although we are still not sure about the cosmetic changes the new Pulsar NS200 will receive though but expect it to get perhaps a new duel tone colour option, and a relocated Pulsar logo. There is also a fair chance that Bajaj might provide a single channel ABS as well just like the ones found on their RS200.

There are no details of the prices available yet but expect it to be priced slightly higher than the current bike. However expect the 2017 Pulsar 200 NS to be priced much lower the KTM Duke 200.

We will definitely update you with more details once the motorcycle is launched here in India within the next few weeks.

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS

The same old motorcycle with added features

Recently we have reported that Bajaj Auto will be re launching their 200 cc streetfighter the Pulsar NS in January 2017. Gaadiwaadi was able to get some exclusive images from the local dealership meet where the updated Pulsar 200 NS for the model year 2017 was showcased.

There were rumours that Bajaj has actually axed their popular naked streetfighter which was launched back in the year 2012 in the year 2016 to make way for the slightly better equipped Pulsar AS200. However that is not the case Bajaj surely did cut the supply of the NS200 but they once again will be relaunching the motorcycle and this time this is definitely better equipped and also gets plenty of styling updates as well.

Now this is definitely a good time to relaunch the naked streetfighter as it can directly take on its biggest rival the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V which has definitely swiped away all the awards and became a hot favourite amongst the Indian biking enthusiast. Now that we know that the updated 2017 Pulsar 200 NS will be launching here in the Indian market next month eher are all the details available at this moment about the new naked streetfighter.

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180

The updated Pulsar gets imporved brakes and some cosmetic updates

As we all know, it was Bajaj Auto which recreated the performance oriented motorcycling scenario in India back in 2001 with the launch of two Pulsars, the Pulsar 150 and the Pulsar 180, with the numerical suffixes of theirs depicting the cubic capacity of the engines of the respective motorcycles. While both the versions of the motorcycle were launched with the intention of laying down the foundation of performance motorcycling in India, the character of both the motorcycles were quite different. The Pulsar 150 was on the perfect balance of performance and fuel economy, whereas the Pulsar 180 was the motorcycle to bring out the delirious side of the rider.

With a bigger engine on the board over the Pulsar 150, the Pulsar 180 clearly became the new favorite of motorcycling enthusiasts, as there was nothing in the market at that time which could overpass the Pulsar 180 in terms of displacement and performance. Over the years, the Pulsar 180 has been given a series of cosmetic and mechanical advancements, in parallel to the Pulsar 150. However, with the advent of more and more refined and powerful motorcycles in the space of 150-250cc category, the Pulsar 180 soon began to show its age and began to feel a bit dated and underpowered in front of its contemporary competition

For the year 2017, Bajaj has given a mild update to the Pulsar 180 in order to bring this once-a-game-changer back into the game of competition. The new Pulsar 180 now sports a few minute cosmetic and mechanical changes as well as a couple of equipment additions, which have made the motorcycle look a bit more premium than before, if not drastically. Here’s a brief review of the latest version of the Bajaj Pulsar 180:-

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Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS To Go On Sale Once Again From Mid January 2017

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS To Go On Sale Once Again From Mid January 2017

The powerful and popular naked streetfighter is once again making a comeback

Bajaj Auto is all set to reintroduce the Pulsar 200 NS in the Indian market from mid January 2017 onward. The home-grown two wheeler manufacturer decided to withdraw the motorcycle from the Indian market in the month of April 2016 in order to promote and make room for two of their newest motorcycles the Pulsar AS150 and the AS200. The AS200 is the same NS200 under the skin but is well equipped and slightly more premium than the Pulsar NS200. However Bajaj continued to export the motorcycle to the markets of Latin America where the product is quite popular.

Now according to the recent reports the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is once again making a comeback in the Indian market and it will go on sale from mid January 2017 onward. The updated Pulsar 200 NS is expected to get BSIV engine upgrade and that will perhaps be its biggest update.

As far as the other changes are concerned expect the motorcycle to get some new cosmetic updates which might include new colour shades and graphics. The rest of the styling will be identical to the old motorcycle. Another big inclusion will come in the form of addition of new single channel ABS system just like the ones found in the Pulsar RS200. Unfortunately the naked streetfighter won’t be getting duel channel ABS system like the ones seen on the new Dominar 400.

As far as the powertrain is concerned expect the upgraded BSIV 199.5 cc, liquid cooled, 4 valve, single cylinder triple spark unit which has been sourced from the Duke 200 produces the same 23.52 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine is paired to 6 speed gearbox.

Expect the new updated 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS to get slight price hike when it finally launches here in January 2017.

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Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma

Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma

Tow of the most popular entry level 200 cc motorcycles goes head to head

No matter how advanced and fast-forward the Indian motorcycling scenario may have become, the credits to the growth of the performance oriented segments in the 21st century for the mass market will always be given to the two home-grown brands, Bajaj Pulsar and Hero (the then Hero Honda) Karizma. Ever since the beginning, these two brands have created quite a huge fan following which is easily commendable for something which has been developed wholly from scratch. While the Pulsar with its 150cc and 180cc siblings clearly made Indians think beyond their bread and butter 100-125cc commuters, it was the Karizma which forced the more mature enthusiasts to have that essential craving for a more refined, bigger and wholesome experience of two wheeler motoring with its bigger stance.
In 2007, the Karizma finally got a direct rival in the form of Bajaj Pulsar 220 – a motorcycle which intended to change the scenario of performance oriented motorcycling with its feature rich package and exhilarating performance. The arrival of the Pulsar 220 on the block began to make the Karizma a thing of the past and actually dated. Though it’s 2016, and both these motorcycles have come a long way as evolutionary packages. But then, one thing is still common between both these motorcycles – at the price of a premium 150cc motorcycle, these home grown 220cc machines promise a bit more value for money performance package.

Now, much has been said about both the motorcycles in the years gone – while the Pulsar 220F is still touted as one of the easiest and rider friendly entry level performance motorcycle even after these years, the Karizma was given a thorough facelift by Hero as its whole new flag bearer model. The Bajaj Pulsar 220F has recently been given a minute facelift, which once again has brought the motorcycle back to the limelight. Though these motorcycles are now existing in the Indian market for quite a long time now, which make them pretty dated in the first impression in front of the new age premium 150cc offerings from the Japanese makers, but make no mistake, as these two motorcycles are one of the most underrated machines in the price bracket they belong to, as they bring the best ratio of performance to price in this bracket.

In this feature story, we are going to compare the Bajaj Pulsar 220F and the Hero Karizma to find out which one of these two make the better home-grown quarter liter semi-faired sport tourer. Here we go:-

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Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Find out who ends on top

In the last couple of years, the Indian market of two wheelers has seen an upward growth in terms of both sales numbers as well as maturity. Talking about the latter aspect, the urban Indian buyer is gradually beginning to think beyond the sole factor of fuel efficiency, as he wants something more from his machine – factors like comfort, features, added power and a bit more muscle in the machine he rides. For all these factors, it is the segment of entry level 150cc commuters which, in these days, is serving them in the most apt way. This particular category of motorcycles may not serve the fuel economy of a 100/110/125cc motorcycle, but then, it surely gives the consumer a feel of riding a bigger motorcycle, without sacrificing much on his pocket.

The oldest player of this field, Honda CB Unicorn, continues to impress its target audience with its no-nonsense approach towards design, strengthened by its robust build quality, refinement and the credit of introduction of the technology of rear monoshock in the Indian market. Yamaha also opened its cards by launching the SZ-RR Version 2.0 below the FZ range, which serves as its most affordable 150cc offering. And then, recently, Hero gave a comprehensive makeover to its underdog, the Achiever, which claims to have become much more desirable and better in its new avatar.

Finally come Bajaj Auto, which has the most versatile lineup of 150cc motorcycles in the Indian market. But then, it offers a very unique product in the market which offers the performance and features of the 150cc motorcycles aforementioned above, but at a price of a 125cc motorcycle. This product is the Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS, the only 135cc motorcycle in the country today, which aims to take all the lower positioned 150cc motorcycles. Which one of these emerges out to be the best bet? Let’s find out:-

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS

The baby Pulsar too joins the updated Bajaj Motorcycle lineup

As odd it may sound, the segment of 135cc motorcycles has always been one unique category of motorcycles which may have seen a very limited number of motorcycles belonging to it, but then, each and every motorcycle which has existed in this space has gone unnoticed for most of the times, despite of the sheer value they command. It all started with the Hero Honda Ambition, which was soon followed up by Bajaj Auto, which launched a couple of motorcycles with this engine configuration, one of which is the Pulsar 135 LS.

Currently existing as the only 135cc motorcycle in the Indian two wheeler market, the Pulsar 135 LS makes a strong case for itself by being the most affordable motorcycle which sports the Pulsar moniker. When it was launched way back almost half a decade ago, it screamed a lot of value for offering edgy styling and premium features at a price of a premium 125cc motorcycle. After existing in the market in an almost unchanged manner, the Pulsar 135 LS has recently received its first proper facelift, bringing it back in the game of sports oriented commuters. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS:-

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150

The updated motorcycle has received few cosmetic but no BSIV engine update yet

Our home grown two wheeler manufacturers Bajaj Auto is perhaps the busiest auto manufacturer this month. They not only are launching the much anticipated Dominar 400 Cruiser which is their flagship offering for the Indian market but at the same time are also updating their current Pulsar range as well. They already introduced the 2017 semi faired Pulsar 220F in India which gets few cosmetic updates and a BSIV engine upgrade. Now they also launched the updated Pulsar 135, 150 and the 180 as well. While reports also states that Bajaj will also update the AS200 variant with the BSIV compliant engine just like the Pulsar 220F and the Avenger range.

Unfortunately Bajaj has decided not to make too many changes to the overall motorcycle and surprisingly the Pulsar 150 hasn’t actually received the BSIV engine upgrade as well so the motorcycle still carried forward the old powertrain.

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 220F

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 220F

The renowned Pulsar 220F recieves some new notable updates

The brand Pulsar introduced by our own homemade two wheeler manufacturer Bajaj truly gave something to Indians to actually be proud of. The Pulsar brand was introduced in the Indian market in 2001 and since then this has been one of the popular choices for the people and especially youngsters. After launching the Pulsar brand Bajaj introduced the Pulsar 220 which was equipped with plenty of modern features and also was powered by their then most powerful engine. To begin with, the Pulsar 220 was equipped with projector headlamps which were very first in its segment; the motorcycle also featured rear disc brakes as well and monoshock absorbers. Apart from the rear disc brakes the Pulsar 220 also came with clip on handlebars which too were something new for this segment at that time.

Now as the time progressed there were plenty of new changes made to this particular motorcycle and if we are not too wrong this surely is still counted as one of the most popular Pulsars ever. The Pulsar 220 is popular amongst the crowd for its handling characteristics. The semi faired motorcycle is nimble in the city traffic and stable at high speeds.

Recently Bajaj started updating their existing range of motorcycles besides launching new products. Last year they gave some updates to the Pulsar range and introduced duel tone colour scheme. Now according to the latest report Bajaj will be introducing the updated 2017 Pulsar 220F in the Indian market and recently it was also caught at a dealership.

Update09.12.2016:- Bajaj today launched the updated Pulsar 220F in India. The motorcycle gets more than just cosmetic updates. WE have updated this review accordingly

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What Is New In The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 220F: Video

What Is New In The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 220F: Video

The video also compares the old motorcycle with the updated one

Bajaj has launched the updated Pulsar 220F in the Indian market and this motorcycle has received more than just sticker update this time. The Bajaj Pulsar 220F has been here in the Indian market for a long time and enjoys a cult status amongst the Youngsters of the Country. This motorcycle offers plenty under its bag. It gets projector headlamps, gas charged shock absorbers, digital instrument cluster and a powerful and responsive 220 cc 4 stroke engine.

The updated 2017 Pulsar 220F gets new graphics which although looks identical to the older models but take a closer look and you will notice the difference. Besides the sticker update the motorcycle also gets a blue lit digital instrument cluster while the previous motorcycle gets an orange lit backlit display. The motorcycle also gets a different exhaust system as well. While it also gets cushioned seats for long distance touring. The biggest change however comes in the form of the engine getting the much derserved BS IV upgrade.

The 220cc 4-stroke oil-cooled engine still produces about 21 PS at 8500 rpm and 19.12 Nm at 7000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. There is no doubt that the Pulsar 220F despite its age still is popular moto9rcycle in the 200 cc segment.

The motorcycle is priced at INR. INR 91,000, ex-showroom, Mumbai.

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Bajaj Teases Upcoming 2017 Pulsar Range Launch Soon

Bajaj Teases Upcoming 2017 Pulsar Range Launch Soon

The entire Pulsar range will get significanmt update for the year 2017

Bajaj has teased their new Pulsar range on their Facebook page recently indicating their launch is near. Now according to the reports some are saying that the changes are not limited cosmetics Bajaj also has made some significant change to the powertrain as well.

The teaser image shows two motorcycles which most probably is the new Pulsar 180 and the Pulsar 150. Now both the motorcycles looks exactly like the existing range. The motorcycle gets the same headlamp silhouette which gives us a sense that Bajaj has perhaps added only cosmetic updates to both these motorcycles. However some reports also states that there might be some mechanical changes as well which may comes in the form of engine upgrades. Bajaj will have to upgrade their engines because according to recent Government orders all the manufacturers will have to upgrade their engines to meet the BSIV norms in India from April 2017 onward.

The 2017 Pulsar 220F already gets a new cool Blue illumination for the instrument cluster along with some new snickering. Expect the same kind of change as well on the updated Pulsar range as well.

Bajaj’s current Pulsar range consists of the Pulsar 135, Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180, Pulsar As150 and 200 and the Rs200.

We will definitely update you with more details as soon as they are available with us.

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Bajaj Upcoming 400 CC motorcycle Enters Production Launch In December

Bajaj Upcoming 400 CC motorcycle Enters Production Launch In December

The motorcycle is being manufactured at Bajaj’s Chakan Plant

After a lot of time there is actually some good news for those who are eagerly waiting for the upcoming flagship motorcycle from Bajaj. Bajaj has posted a new photograph of the motorcycle on their Bajaj Pulsar facebook page.

The completely new unknown motorcycle entered production at Bajaj’s Chakan plant in Maharastra, India. According to the recent reports the motorcycle will be launched in India towards mid-December. The best part is also that the first motorcycle was rolled out of Bajaj’s all-women engineer assembly line at the plant.

This is the same motorcycle which was first showcased at the 2014 Auto expo where it was showcased as the CS400 concept. The concept model carried the Pulsar brand name on the motorcycle that is when we all thought that this will be perhaps Bajaj’s flagship offering under their Pulsar sub brand. The motorcycle was initially called VS400. But towards the beginning of this year Bajaj has decided to launch this new motorcycle under a different sub brand called Kratos. Only recently we came to know that Bajaj once again decided to give it a new name and it will be called Dominar. You can also expect some new alphabets which will also be placed before the 400 number as well just like the AS, RS and the NS.

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Both Bajaj Pulsar AS150 & AS200 Getting BSIV Upgrades

Both Bajaj Pulsar AS150 & AS200 Getting BSIV Upgrades

Both the motorcycles production has been halted as of now for the upgrading purpose

We all are hearing rumors for a long time that Bajaj has discontinued the Pulsar AS150 as well as the AS200. Howver according to the recent reports on Motor Beam Bajaj has not discontinued the two most popular products after the Pulsar 220F and the RS200 but actually decided to give them the BSIV upgrade. However Bajaj has decided to stay tight lipped about this.

However the rumors are that these motorcycles won’t actually get the engine upgrades but at the same time will also get some cosmetic updates as well.

The AS150 you all know uses the new Perimeter frame chassis and is powered by the 149.5 cc DTS-i twin-spark engine which produces about 17 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 13 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The air-cooled engine is paired to a 5-speed transmission. The three colour options available with this model are Red, Blue and Black.

The more powerful Pulsar AS200 on the other hand gets the 199.5 cc DTS-i triple-spark engine which produces about 23.5 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. This engine is paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox.

We will definitely update you with more details as soon as they are available with us.

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Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Find out which one stays on top of the list

In the recent years, the segment of 150cc motorcycles has seen a lot action. Thanks to the constant growth in the industry, the 150cc segment has gradually become the segment which attracts as the starting commuter range for most of the buyers, especially in urban areas and Tier-I cities, thus surpassing 100-125cc class by being the first motorcycle for majority of them. It is due to the substantial growth in the 150cc segment, that this particular class of motorcycles is now filled up with various kinds and types of motorcycles.

On closely inspecting this segment, we do find that the motorcycles of the higher and premium end of this segment, which comprises of motorcycles like the CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Suzuki Gixxer, are now churning up impressive numbers. But then, it is the lower end of the segment which is forming up the biggest chunk of this segment, as far as volume is concerned. Thanks to the Bajaj Pulsar 150, which single handedly is ruling this end of the 150cc segment by a huge margin. Being a segment initiator, the Pulsar brought many segment-firsts like digital speedometer, LED tail lamps, backlit switchgear, et al, but then, it was the power-packed performance of the Pulsar, which positioned it above the sea of usual lower-powered commuters.

But going for the Pulsar was not so easy, the motorcycle did found an apt competitor in the form of Honda CB Unicorn almost a decade ago. And now, given the fact that the competition and generation has moved forward, Honda has given the customers an option of an all new Honda CB Unicorn 160, a spiritual successor of the 150cc Honda Unicorn (which though is still available), which comes with modern styling and gadgetry and bigger heart.

Then, there is the TVS Apache RTR 160, the first proper competitor to the ‘then-sporty’ Bajaj Pulsar 150, which comes with a punchy engine and an impressive list of features, giving the customers an option of a value for money package. And at last, we should not forget the Yamaha FZ, which truly re-wrote the rules in the 150cc segment, with its brawny design inspired from the international lineup of Yamaha and a marvelous combination of torquey engine and best-in-class dynamics.

Except the Honda CB Unicorn 160, all these motorcycles belong to one generation before with their new generation models on sale as more premium offerings. In this story, we are going to compare all these four motorcycles which form the executive category of the 150cc commuter segment, to find out which one fits the tag of the segment leader in actual sense.

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New Updated Bajaj Pulsars Launching Soon

New Updated Bajaj Pulsars Launching Soon

Pulsar 150, 180 as well as the 220 will get their much deserved updates soon

This is definitely some good news for the millions of Pulsar fans across the Country. Bajaj besides introducing the brand new much anticipated motorcycle the VS400 within November also will update their Pulsar range of motorcycles including the Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180 and the also the Pulsar 220 as well.

Now according to the reports Bajaj will give some serious change to the Pulsar 150, 180 and the 220. They not only will get a completely new styling update but will also get some mechanical updates as well. Expect all these motorcycles to get new additional CBS and ABS system which will become mandatory for two wheelers above 125 cc from April 2017 onward while the deadline for the existing two wheelers is April 2018. Apart from the safety system expect the motorcycle to also get some thorough updates as well to their engines to make them more responsive and fuel efficient at the same time.

As far as the styling is concerned both the Pulsar 150 and 180 will get their styling inspiration from the NS200. That’s right expect both the motorcycles too look like a miniature version of the now discontinued NS200 streetfighter. While the Pulsar 150 will get disc brakes towards the front and drum brakes towards the rear, the Pulsar 180 will get disc brakes both towards the front as well as rear. You can also expect the Pulsar180 to get ABS setup as well.

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Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR

Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR

find out which one stands on top

No matter how advanced and fast-forward the Indian motorcycling scenario may have become, the credits to the growth of the performance oriented segments in the 21st century for the mass market will always be given to the two home-grown brands, Bajaj Pulsar and Hero (the then Hero Honda) Karizma. Ever since the beginning, these two brands have created quite a huge fan following which is easily commendable for something which has been developed wholly from scratch. While the Pulsar with its 150cc and 180cc siblings clearly made Indians think beyond their bread and butter 100-125cc commuters, it was the Karizma which forced the more mature enthusiasts to have that essential craving for a more refined, bigger and wholesome experience of two wheeler motoring with its bigger stance.

It’s 2016, and times have almost changed with the arrival of more powerful Yamahas, Hondas and KTMs, and just because of these changing times, thankfully, these two brands have evolved much on the forefronts, a phenomenon which has led to the introduction of two fully-faired sportsbikes on the block, the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and the all new Hero Karizma ZMR, both of which are flagship models for their respective parent manufacturers. While the Pulsar RS 200 is an all new model, which happens to be the first ever fully faired motorcycle in the history of Bajaj Auto, the currently available Karizma ZMR is essentially the second generation model of the previously available Hero Honda Karizma ZMR which was one step above the company’s highly successful semi-faired tourer, the Karizma.

Now, much has been said about both the motorcycles in the past one year – while the Pulsar RS 200 has been regarded as a whole new face of Bajaj Auto by being its best motorcycle ever, the all new Karizma ZMR was reintroduced to the forefront by Hero as its whole new flag bearer model. In this feature story, we are going to compare the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and the Hero Karizma ZMR to find out which one of these two make the better home-grown quarter liter fully faired sportsbike. Here we go:-

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Bajaj Will Delay The Launch Of The Pulsar VS400

Bajaj Will Delay The Launch Of The Pulsar VS400

The launch will happen only after festive season

We all were almost certain about Bajaj launching their newest offering the Pulsar VS400 in India before the festive season. However according to the recent reports unfortunately that isn’t happening. Bajaj has decided push back the launch of their upcoming motorcycle and now chances are that it will be introduced in the Indian market only after festive season is over.

Now the main reason behind this was to focus on the current sales and gather some sales volume during the upcoming festive season. According to Bajaj officials their product lineup looks ready and they are all set to meet the demands of their customers. So in order to focus on the festive demand they have decided to push back the launch of their new motorcycle.

Although the Bajaj officials has not revealed any specific date but the launch will definitely happen only after the festive season for certain.

The Bajaj Pulsar VS400 is the production variant of the CS400 concept showcased at the 2014 Auto expo. It is not an unknown fact to us anymore about how this motorcycle will look and which engine will power this new motorcycle.

This will be the most powerful Bajaj motorcycle ever launched in the Indian market and will bring with it plenty of new features as well. The Motorcycle was already caught testing on Indian roads couple of times and will be powered by the same 373 cc, single cylinder liquid cooled unit which also powers the KTM Duke390 as well. This is also the first motorcycle in its segment which will also feature duel speedometer and an all LED headlamps as well.

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Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma

Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma

Find out who ends on top

No matter how advanced and fast-forward the Indian motorcycling scenario may have become, the credits to the growth of the performance oriented segments in the 21st century for the mass market will always be given to the two home-grown brands, Bajaj Pulsar and Hero (the then Hero Honda) Karizma. Ever since the beginning, these two brands have created quite a huge fan following which is easily commendable for something which has been developed wholly from scratch. While the Pulsar with its 150cc and 180cc siblings clearly made Indians think beyond their bread and butter 100-125cc commuters, it was the Karizma which forced the more mature enthusiasts to have that essential craving for a more refined, bigger and wholesome experience of two wheeler motoring with its bigger stance.

It’s 2016, and times have almost changed with the arrival of more powerful Yamahas, Hondas and KTMs, and just because of these changing times, thankfully, these two brands have evolved much on the forefronts, a phenomenon which has led to the introduction of two semi-faired tourers on the block, the Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 and the all new Hero Karizma. While the Pulsar AS 200 is an all new model based on the Pulsar NS 200 and is touted to be the spiritual successor of the erstwhile flagship from Bajaj, the Pulsar 220F, the currently available Karizma is essentially the second generation model of the previously available Hero Honda Karizma which set the path for the quarter liter motorcycles in the country on a larger scale.

Now, much has been said about both the motorcycles in the past one year – while the Pulsar AS 200 has been regarded as a much deserved facelift and successor to the Pulsar 220F, the Karizma was brought to the forefront by Hero as its whole new flag bearer model. Unfortunately, both these motorcycles failed to live up to the expectations of the enthusiasts due to a couple of reasons – some believe that the Pulsar RS 200 is a much better deal over the Pulsar AS 200 even though being available at a healthy premium over the latter, the controversial EBR-inspired design philosophy has almost ruined the Karizma brand. But make no mistake, as these two motorcycles are one of the most underrated machines in the price bracket they belong to, as they bring the best ratio of performance to price in this bracket.

In this feature story, we are going to compare the Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 and the Hero Karizma to find out which one of these two make the better home-grown quarter liter semi-faired sport tourer. Here we go:-

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Did You Watch The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Demon Black Edition Commercial: Video

Did You Watch The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Demon Black Edition Commercial: Video

The RS200 doing what it does the best

Bajaj launched the Pulsar RS200 last year and it attracted plenty if attention mainly because of its aggressive styling and exclusive features. This motorcycle also happens to be the most powerful offering from Bajaj until now. When Bajaj launched the RS200 the motorcycle was launched with two colour options which include Red and Yellow. Although the demand for the Yellow colour was high and there was actually a long waiting period for this particular variant. Later in 2016 Bajaj also introduced another new Black variant too which they called the Demon Black edition.

The Demon Black edition definitely helped the motorcycle look and appear meaner and more aggressive it even helped give the motorcycle big bike like appeal. In this commercial Bajaj is trying to demonstrate what this motorcycle is capable of. We loved the way the RS200 leans into the corners in this commercial and takes on the twisty and turning roads. Not to mention the beautiful landscape even makes the video worth watching.

The Pulsar RS200 is powered by 199.5 cc single cylinder liquid cooled, EFI unit which is capable of producing about 24.2 Bhp of peak power and 18.6 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. This is the fastest Pulsar yet and is capable of reaching a top speed of 140+ km/h.

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Production Variant Of The Bajaj Pulsar CS400 To Be Called VS400 Will Develop 34.5 Bhp

Production Variant Of The Bajaj Pulsar CS400 To Be Called VS400 Will Develop 34.5 Bhp

The CS400 will be called VS400 and is comparatively lot less powerful than the Duke 390

Maxabout has posted two recent scanned copies of leaked brochures of what it looks like the production variant of Bajaj’s much anticipated soon to be launched motorcycle CS400. But surprisingly the badge under the pillion seat as well as the details on the document is referring the CS 400 as the ‘VS400’. Although the full abbreviation of the ‘VS’ lettering is not out yet but Bajaj could possibly be pitching their power cruiser under their ‘V’ brand of motorcycle which currently has only one of their popular product the V15.

The report also discloses the details of the power output of the upcoming motorcycle as well. The new Bajaj VS400 (New name) will obviously be powered by the same KTM Duke 390’s 373 cc, single cylinder liquid cooled engine which will get incorporated with Bajaj’s DTSi technology. However this new engine will produce only about 24.74 KW (34.5 Bhp) of peak power at 8000 rpm as compared to the 43.5 Bhp which is actually produced on the KTM RC390. The engine will be paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox though. Some more details of the motorcycle are also out including gross weight of 332 kilograms. The gross weight of the vehicle according to the official term includes vehicle’s chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passenger and cargo weight.

The motorcycle is expected to be launched this month and will be priced in between INR. 1.60-1.80 Lakhs ex showroom.

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Bajaj Will Offer A Non ABS Variant Of The CS400 As Well Spied!

Bajaj Will Offer A Non ABS Variant Of The CS400 As Well Spied!

The non ABS CS400 will be priced lot less than the ABS variant

Until now we knew that Bajaj will offer their flagship offering with ABS as standard however these new images prove otherwise. It seems like Bajaj is actually planning to launch the new CS400 exactly two years to develop this motorcycle from scratch because it was first showcased at the 2014 Auto expo. Now the exclusion of ABS means that the motorcycle will be priced aggressively which also indicates that there is a fair chance that the non ABS variant of the CS400 can be priced less than the Duke 200 and just above their existing RS200 which will definitely make it one of the most affordable 200+ cc motorcycle in India.

Bajaj will be launching the CS400 towards the end of August 2016 and as you all already know that it will actually look identical to the concept which was showcased at the Auto expo. The only difference however made to the production version though is that it misses out on the upside down forks showcased on the concept motorcycle.

The CS400 will be powered by the same KTM’s 373 cc single cylinder unit but it will actually get Bajaj’s patented DTS-i technology incorporated in it as well. The engine will be paired to a 6 speed gearbox.

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Watch The Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar NS 150 In Action In This New TVC: Video

Watch The Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar NS 150 In Action In This New TVC: Video

The smaller sibling of the NS 200 will be launched soon in India as well

Bajaj has not disclosed any information exactly when they are actually planning to introduce the new Pulsar NS 150 streetfighter in the Indian market. All of us are presently excited about the upcoming Pulsar CS400 which will be the most powerful motorcycle from the Bajaj’s stable. In this video you will actually watch the upcoming Pulsar NS 150 which is the younger sibling of the NS 200 doing some crazy things.

The NS 150 is also built on the same perimeter frame which supports the NS as well as the AS and the RS motorcycle. Although no official engine details of the NS 150 is available at this moment but it will most probably be powered by the same unit which powers the current AS150. The 150 cc, air cooled DTSi unit is capable of producing about 17 Ps of peak power. The engine will be paired to a 5 speed gearbox. As far as the styling is concerned the NS 150 borrows all its styling from the bigger NS200. It gets this bikini fairing towards the front a semi analogue cum digital instrument cluster, chiselled tank and separate sport seats. The motorcycle has been fitted with a single disc brake towards the front and a drum brake towards the rear for stopping.

In this video you can actually watch the upcoming NS 150 performing some cool stunts.

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Hear The Upcoming Bajaj CS400 Roar For The First Time: Video

Hear The Upcoming Bajaj CS400 Roar For The First Time: Video

Use a good pair of earphones

Bajaj will be launching the CS400 in the coming weeks and just few weeks ahead of its launch the motorcycle was once again caught testing in a new video. However this video is actually little different from the rest of the videos or spyshots we have seen so far because in this video you can actually hear the motorcycle exhaust note properly for the very first time.

I am sure you all will love to hear the soon to be launched Pulsar CS400 exhaust note for the first time. So just click the video and put on a good pair of headphones.

The Pulsar CS400 as you all are already quite are aware was showcased for the first time at the 2014 Auto expo as a concept. This motorcycle will be the most powerful offering from Bajaj until now. The CS400 will be powered by the same KTM Duke 390’s 373.2 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. Expect this powertrain to feature Bajaj’s DTSi spark ignition system. The official power figures are not disclosed yet but expect it produce slightly lesser power than its rival Duke 390 because Bajaj will also think about the fuel efficiency side of the engine as well which might take a toll on its performance figures. However the engine will come paired to a 6 speed gearbox.

Feature wise the motorcycle gets a full digital instrument cluster and a second digital display unit on the fuel tank. This motorcycle will also get a duel channel ABS system as well.

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Bajaj Pulsar CS 400 Official Sketch Leaked Launch In August

Bajaj Pulsar CS 400 Official Sketch Leaked Launch In August

It will be the most powerful offering from Bajaj

We all are quite excited about the new Pulsar which will hit the Indian market soon. This is the same motorcycle which was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo as a concept. Motor octane recently released a picture of what appears to be the production variant of the CS400 and for all your information the upcoming motorcycle will also be launched with cocktail Red colour options as well besides other colour options.

What is even more interesting is also the fact that the motorcycle will be launched mo0st probably in between August and September and will be priced in between 1.5-1.8 Lakh rupees. The new Motorcycle uses the same RS200 platform and is powered by a retuned variant of the KTM 390’s 373 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled unit. This engine will get Bajaj’s patented DTSi technology and will come paired to a 6 speed gearbox. Although the power and torque output are not released yet but expect it to produce slightly lesser power than the Duke 390.

The motorcycle will come enriched with many advanced technology and features. It will get duel instrument console and also LED headlamps which will be segment first. For the safety of the rider Bajaj has decided to equip their newest and most powerful offering with duel ABS setup as well.

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Royal Enfield Continental GT VS Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Video

Royal Enfield Continental GT VS Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Video

Find out who wins this ultimate drag race

A Drag race between two completely different genres of bikes is always interesting and whe n it comes to Bajaj and Royal Enfield things get even more interesting. In this video you can actually watch a Royal Enfield Continental GT takes on a Bajaj Pulsar RS200.

In the beginning of the video you can watch a Royal Enfiel;d Continental GT takes on a Pulsar RS200. Now e all k now while the RE is a complete café racer its opponent the Pulsar is a hardcore sportsbike. The Contiental GT although is powered by a more powerful single cylinder, air cooled, 4 stroke 535 cc engine which produces about 29 Bhp of peak power and an impressive 44 Nm of torque and is paired to a 5 speed gearbox. The Pulsar RS200 on the other hand is powered by a much smaller 199.5 cc sin gle cylinder liquid cooled unit which is capable of producing about 24 Bhp of peak power and 19 Nm of torque. But what makes the Pulsar Faster than the Continental GT is also the fact that it is comparatively heavier than the RS200 as well.

You can also watch a KTM Duke 390 too is also constantly racing with both these motorcycles as well which is also interesting.

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Confirmed! Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Gets LED Headlamp Setup: Video

Confirmed! Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Gets LED Headlamp Setup: Video

The first motorcycle in its segment to sport LED headlamps

One more video of the Bajaj CS400 surfaced on the internet and when we actually said that we ourselves are actually tired reporting constantly about this upcoming Pulsar but in this instance it actually reveals some more interesting facts about the motorcycle actually.

We are happy to confirm you that the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar CS400 will be equipped with LED headlamp unit. Although the design of the headlamp unit has not changed at all from the concept motorcycle but in this video you can actually watch the rider who is actually riding this CS400 test mule used the LED headlamp inside the tunnel. The LED headlamp offcourse will provide more illumination than standard conventional halogen headlamps.

The Pulsar CS400 is the newest and the most powerful Pulsar from Bajaj’s lineup and it uses a 373 cc single, cylinder, liquid cooled 4 stroke engine which is expected to produce around 43 hp of peak power and 35 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to a 6 speed gearbox. You can expect this soon to be launched Pulsar to come equipped with a duel channel ABS as well. While the other first time feature list includes a dual digital instrument cluster, LED headlamps etc.

Expect this newest Pulsar to hit the Indian market during the festive season and will be positioned above the already existing Pulsar RS200.

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Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs KTM Duke 390

Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs KTM Duke 390

Find out where the upcoming CS400 stands when we talk about some serious competition

Bajaj has definitely won plenty of hearts when they showcased the Pulsar CS400 concept at the 2014 Auto expo. It was one of the best concepts of the show and also will be Bajaj’s most powerful Pulsar ever launched by Bajaj. The other factor which also attracted everyone’s attention is also the fact that the CS400 did not looked like the regular Pulsars, Bajaj will be pitching their most powerful motorcycle yet as a sporty cruiser. The ‘CS’ in the CS400 stands for Cruiser sport and the best thing is that it was caught number of occasions while it was being tested on the Indian roads for the past few months. All the test mules which were caught during testing looked almost identical to the concept motorcycle which gave us all a clear idea that the production variant of the CS400 will look identical to the concept apart from few significant changes.

Now that the launch date of the new sports cruiser from Bajaj is almost here so today we have decided to give you all the details of the Bajaj CS400 and some of its competitors which it will face as soon as it hits the Indian market. The CS400 as you all should be aware of will be powered by a 373 cc engine which will produce an impressive amount of power and torque. This engine will actually be borrowed from the Duke 390 but Bajaj definitely will add their own technology like DTSI and triple spark to it. So the closes competitor of the CS400 will definitely be the KTM Duke390 and the most trusted and well established 3500 cc Classic cruiser from Royal Enfield.

Click past jump to know the differences between all these three motorcycles and also where exactly the soon to be launched Bajaj Pulsar CS400 stands amongst its competitors.

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6 New Motorcycles You Don't Want To Miss In 2016

6 New Motorcycles You Don’t Want To Miss In 2016

From Ducati to Bajaj the Indian motorcycle future certainly looks promising

At the beginning of this year we have seen plenty of new motorcycle along with cars which were showcased at the 2016 Auto expo. Now that it’s already middle of the year while many of them are already launched in the Indian market some of them still left to make their grand entry. Today we have decided to provide you all the details of five of the most important as well as promising motorcycles that are all set to the hit the Indian market within the next few months.

Click past jump to read 5 of the most promising upcoming motorcycle which will hit the Indian market this year

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Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Caught Once Again! : Video

Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Caught Once Again! : Video

Luckily you could see a lot of the prototype motorcycle because it was being chased by a car

Quite honestly I too am actually tired reporting continuously about the CS400 for the past few months. Recently it was caught at the Mumbai-Pune expressway being chased by a KTM Duke200 and now once again it was caught while being chased by a car. Fortunately we got to watch a lot of the CS400 prototype in flesh this time because it was being driven on congested road.

The CS400 name stands for Cruiser sport as you all know is the latest upcoming motorcycle from Bajaj’s stable and it will be their first powerful cruiser after the Avenger. The CS400 was showcased for the first time at the 2014 Auto Expo as a concept and now after almost two years we could actually see it in flesh on the Indian roads. Powered by the same 373 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which originally does duty on the KTM Duke 390, the engine is expected to produce slightly lower power than it produces on the Duke390 however it will come paired to a 6 speed gearbox.

In terms of feature the soon to be launched Bajaj CS400 will most likely get a full LED headlamp, duel digital instrument cluster, an upside down fork and also a duel channel ABS which will actually make it one of the feature packed motorcycle of its segment.

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Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Makes KTM Duke 200 Eat Dust: video

Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Makes KTM Duke 200 Eat Dust: video

The CS400 will be the most powerful motorcycle from Bajaj

The test mule of the soon to be launched Bajaj Pulsar was caught testing number of different occasions and this time it was once again caught testing on NH-4 highway. What is even more surprising is also the fact that this time around it was actually being chased by another guy who was riding the Duke 200 and still he was not able to go anywhere close to the CS400.

Offcourse! We were not blaming the Duke 200 rider for not able to go anywhere close near the CS400 because offcourse the CS400 uses a more powerful powertrain. In this video you can watch the Duke 200 gets close to the CS400 for once and then once it overtakes and passes in between the two trucks the CS400 just vanishes in thin air which actually gives you a sense that that motorcycle really has got some quick acceleration and can take off before you think its actually gone.

The Bajaj CS400 was first showcased as a concept at the 2014 Auto Expo New Delhi and this will actually also be Bajaj’s most powerful motorcycle ever. The alphabets CS on the CS400 stands for cruising sport and the good news is that the test mule looks exactly like the concept which means the production variant will not vary much from the concept. Coming to the powertrain the CS400 will use the same 373 cc displacement, single cylinder, liquid cooled 4 stroke engine which is also used by the Duke 390. This power mill produces about 43 Hp of peak power and about 35 Nm of torque on the Duke 390 and hopefully the CS400 wil also produce the same amount of power. However Bajaj will actually concentrate more on fuel efficiency part as well which might take a toll on the performance of the motorcycle.

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Bajaj Lowers The Price Of Their Pulsar 135 LS Model

Bajaj Lowers The Price Of Their Pulsar 135 LS Model

The 135 LS is the entry level Pulsar in the Bajaj lineup

Bajaj launched the Pulsar 135 LS back in 2009 and since then it has not received any major update. The Pulsar 135 LS competes in one of the most exciting as well as competitive market segment of India which now has been filled with many competitors from different manufacturers. The Pulsar 135 LS also happens to be the entry level motorcycles from their renowned Pulsar brand but the exciting news is that Bajaj has actually lowered the price of the Pulsar 135 LS by almost 4000 rupees.

That’s right! You can now get your hands on the baby Pulsar by paying INR. 58,002 (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the same motorcycles was actually priced INR. 62, 000 (ex showroom Delhi).

Now what could possibly be the reason for Bajaj to slash the price of this particular motorcycle? Is it its sluggish sales number or is it the fact that this has been in the Indian market for a long time and now its competitor’s offers almost the same amount of features that are usually found in the 135 LS. The Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS was the one motorcycle which offers plenty of goodies in this segment. To begin with this actually carries the Pulsar badge with its name, the Pulsar 135 LS also gets split-seat, aluminium clip-on handlebars , analogue digital instrument cluster which are definitely those kind of features that you generally find in a 150 cc motorcycle. But now that it has been in the market for a long time and which actually has affected its sales numbers as well that is the reason why Bajaj has decided to actually slash the prices.

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4751 kilometers covered in 17 days on Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS:Video

4751 kilometers covered in 17 days on Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS:Video

The rider travelled a large part of the South India on his Bajaj Pulsar NS200

India has some amazing roads spread across the country. While many travellers love to travel the country by roads on their cars, many like to ride on their motorcycles and explore the beautiful places across the country. While many motorcyclists find solace in the mighty Himalayan region, many find the lush green scenic places in the Southern India more attractive, therefore riding the roads of the region on their motorcycles.

Here is a motorcyclist who chose to roam the Southern states on his Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. Bajaj Motorcycles launched the 200 NS of the very popular Pulsar range in April, 2012. The sharply design aggressive looking sporty motorcycle is powered by a liquid cooled 199.5 cc four stroke engine which has been designed and developed for performance. The engine is paired with a 6 speed gearbox and it churns out 23.5 PS of peak power at 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of peak torque at 8000 rpm. The Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS delivers a fuel economy of 54 kmpl and it can accelerate 0 – 100 kmph in 9 seconds with a top speed capability of 130 – 135 kmph.

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Comparison: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V VS Bajaj Pulsar AS200 VS KTM Duke 200

Comparison: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V VS Bajaj Pulsar AS200 VS KTM Duke 200

Big fight in the entry level performance Motorcycle find out who wins the top spot

When TVS introduced the new Apache RTR 4V we all were really very much excited to see this motorcycle in flesh. This new motorcycle surely featured the most powerful engine of the Apache lineup and that was not the end for the first time TVS has also fitted a monoshock suspension setup at the rear which by the way is already available with some of the other competitors that the new Apache competes with.

Talking about competition the new Apache RTR 200 4V is a streefighter which takes on he newly launched Bajaj Pulsar AS200 which is actually a semi faired version of the Bajaj famous streefighter model the NS200, while the other big competition that it will face is from the KTM Duke 200 which has been ruling this segment since its launch.

Meanwhile let us also inform you that the deliveries of the new Apache RTR 200 4V has already commenced in some of the major states and the new Apache takes on the above mentioned rivals in India. The new motorcycles gets its power from a 197.75 cc, SOHC, four-valve, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine which is available in both carburetor as well as with fuel injected form as well which also makes it an unique offering in this segment.

So let us now get into the details of this comparison review to find out who has the biggest advantage amongst these three motorcycles and who claims the top spot.

Click past jump to read more about the comparison review of the all new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs the Bajaj Pulsar AS200 and the KTM Duke 200

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Comparison: Suzuki Gixxer VS Bajaj Pulsar AS150 VS Honda CB-Hornet 160 R

Comparison: Suzuki Gixxer VS Bajaj Pulsar AS150 VS Honda CB-Hornet 160 R

Find out who wins the top spot

The 150 cc segment is the most competitive segment of the country and most of the people who are looking for a commuter yet powerful motorcycle settle for a 150 cc motorcycle. As I already said in number of other occasions too that the motorcycle scenario of our Indian market has changed a lot in the recent times. A person who looks for motorcycle in this 150 cc segment not only looks for more power but also features as well as styling at the same time. We although have plenty of motorcycle’s from different motorcycle manufacturers from the likes of Yamaha, Bajaj, Honda, Suzuki and Hero but today we have decided to pick exactly three motorcycles from this segment who are definitely wining people’s hearts.

The three contenders of this segment includes Bajaj AS150 which is definitely the most powerful amongst the other contenders, the next big contender is from Honda called the CB-Hornet 160R who looks brawny and muscular and is the latest and the newest offering from Honda while the last contender in this list is definitely the motorcycle which has once again brought Suzuki in the limelight the Gixxer.

Below provided is a complete comparison review of the three major contenders of the 150 cc segment:-

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2015 Bajaj Pulsar AS200 : Driven

2015 Bajaj Pulsar AS200 : Driven

A pocket friendly powerful motorcycle

When Bajaj introduced the NS200, it was an instant hit! I still remember going to the Bajaj showroom several times just to get a glance of that motorcycle. That muscular fuel tank, ‘Autobot’ inspired headlamps, that cheeky looking rear tail portion, nitrox monoshock shock absorbers and not to forget the underbelly exhaust, everything was just perfectly crafted giving it an aggressive character and also justifying Bajaj’s old tag “Definitely Male”. Then it was the technology that it offered. The NS200 was the first budget performance motorcycles to offer a liquid cooled engine, then offcourse! There was the triple spark technology. Everything about this motorcycle was new to the Indian customers back in 2012.

Skip to year 2015, the motorcycle scenario has also changed completely we now have plenty of new offerings from different two wheeler manufacturers. Motorcycle enthusiast now has better options to choose from if they have a flexible budget.

But think deeply! For those who are looking for an entry level performance motorcycle still gets few options in their hand. Let me be honest here, we either have the blue eyed boy of this segment the KTM Duke 200 (which according to me is overpriced but stays on top of the list for its performance and offcourse the ‘Austrian’ tag mark. yes! We were always attracted to ‘videshi’ objects) or the old Karizma ZMR (which looks to me that it has tried to lose several pounds and ended up losing its original identity) and then there is the new entrants the Mahindra Mojo and the Benelli TNT250i.

So what about those people who don’t want to spend 1 and half lakh rupees behind an entry level performance motorcycle? well! We have got our very own two wheeler maker Bajaj as our only savior! Their new breed of Pulsars which evolved from the NS200 including the RS200 and the AS200 definitely leaves their mark here. The real spotsbike styling and charisma, the advanced hardware and the powerful engines and the aggressive pricing is what makes this motorcycles crowd favourite.

We have already talked about the RS200 now it’s time to we talk about the AS200 which is just a semi faired variant of the NS200 or there is something more than that?

Yes! I have answered to all your questions, is it better than the Pulsar 220? Can it be used for touring? What is its top speed? Etc but to get all your answers you need to read this review first.

Read more about the 2015 Bajaj Pulsar AS200

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Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS With ABS Spotted

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS With ABS Spotted

The refreshed NS200 Will Get ABS after RS200

There is no denying in the fact that the Bajaj Pulsar is the most popular motorcycle brand amongst the Indian biking enthusiast when they look for something which is exclusive, provides enough power, stylish and fits within ones budget at the same time. Recently Baja introduced their new breeds of Pulsar’s which includes the As200 and the RS200.

What is even more interesting and exciting is also the fact that recently Motorbeam caught the 200 NS testing which also was fitted with ABS. Now for those who forgot about the NS well! It was the first motorcycle that Bajaj launched which was fitted with the same engine sourced from Austrian motorcycle brand KTM.

Until now Bajaj offered ABS only with their flagship offering the RS200 but what it looks like they also have plans to introduce the refreshed NS200 which will also be fitted with ABS. Unfortunately the test bike which was fitted with ABS came only on the front wheels and which indicates that the upcoming and refreshed NS200 will also get a single channel unit ABS like the RS200. The updated NS200 is a naked motorcycle which when launched will take on the likes of TVS Apache 200 and the KTM Duke 200.

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Bajaj's comprehensive lineup of 150cc motorcycles

Bajaj’s comprehensive lineup of 150cc motorcycles

Over the last 15 years, Bajaj has improvised itself a lot in making motorcycles, so much that it has ditched its roots as a manufacturer of India’s first popular scooter and becoming a motorcycle only maker, just like Harley Davidson and Royal Enfield. Some feel that this is actually a huge risk by Bajaj by not existing in the booming scooter market, but Bajaj strongly feels that its motorcycles are capable enough to keep it in the game.

And somewhat it manages to stay true to its belief, as the manufacturer is constantly working on upgrading its product portfolio. Bajaj knows that the market is actually shifting from puny commuters, and to be in the game, it is now expanding its lienup of powerful commuters. And perhaps, this is the reason why Bajaj has not one or two, but five different 150cc motorcycles, each of which has a different flavor of its own.

All the five 150cc motorcycles are based on different platforms, and have different body styles. This move by Bajaj is somewhat paying it well too, as all of the five 150cc motorcycles are proving out to be the best sellers in their respective segments and price points. Here’s our comprehensive story on all the five different 150cc motorcycles from Bajaj Auto.

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Indian girl kid riding Pulsar like pro: Video

Indian girl kid riding Pulsar like pro: Video

Bajaj Pulsar is one of the most sold motorcycles of India. Since the introduction of the range in 2001 Pulsar has been one of the best sold and most popular motorcycle ranges of all time in India. In this video an Indian girl kid is seen riding a Bajaj Pulsar 220F. Although it is not clear where the video was shot, but as it seems the girl was riding somewhere in Kerala.

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The Demon Black Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Looks Uber Cool: Video

The Demon Black Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Looks Uber Cool: Video

Recently Bajaj introduced another color scheme for their recently launched exceptionally popular RS200 model. The RS200 when launched was available with only Red and Yellow color scheme but the more popular color amongst the two was definitely the Yellow. There were also some reports that there was even waiting periods upto three and four months for the motorcycle.

Recently Bajaj introduced a new Demon Black color scheme which perhaps actually replaced the Red color because when we searched for the Red color it was not showing on their official website which perhaps given us a hint that Bajaj has stopped producing the Red color scheme for the RS200. So now the RS200 is available with only Yellow and Demon Black paint scheme.

The RS200 is the fastest Bajaj Pulsar developed yet, it is powered by an updated single cylinder, liquid cooled, 199.5cc engine which is also fuel injected. This unit mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox is capable of producing about 24.5 Ps of peak power at 9750 rpm and 18.6 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm. According to Bajaj this motorcycle can attend a top speed of 140.8 km/h which is quite impressive.

In this video you can watch the particular Demon Black color of the RS200 has been highlighted and like we mentioned it even makes this motorcycle look bolder and sportier.

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The Evolution Of Bajaj Pulsar – A Glorious Journey

The Evolution Of Bajaj Pulsar – A Glorious Journey

They say – heroes do live a limited life or take a rebirth, but legends never die. In the history of Indian motorcycling scenario, if there is a motorcycle which has gained a cult status and the position of a legend, it’s the Bajaj Pulsar. Born in 2001, the Pulsar was destined to be a superstar from the word ‘go’. Not only it spawned a host of motorcycles ranging in versatility and performance, but also introduced a long list of industry-first features and technology, making the Pulsar a pioneer among the performance motorcycles in India.

In all these years, the Bajaj Pulsar has been held responsible for initiating the thrill of living a good life on two wheels. All the motorcycles holding this coveted nameplate do have a slight edge over their competitors in their respective segments. And all of this at unbelievably smashing price rates, which make them the best value for money propositions. Yes, they do lag behind their Japanese competitors when it comes to the feeling of being premium and the levels of fit and finish, but when it comes to delivering uncompromised raw performance, the Bajaj Pulsar comes second to none.

Following is a comprehensive overlook on the entire history of the Bajaj Pulsar from 2001 till date. Read and relive the good old memories:-

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1610 KMs Covered In Less Than 24 Hours On Pulsar RS200: Video

1610 KMs Covered In Less Than 24 Hours On Pulsar RS200: Video

Bajaj launched the new breed of Pulsars recently, which constituted of the RS200 and the AS200 and AS150. Now both this bikes comes loaded with lot of new features along with good looks but can they really live upto the name and expectations of the people? Here is a video to prove that.

Devjeet Saha who is a young biker from Pune and has completed many of the tough riding challenges in the past has taken the challenge of completing 1610 Kms in just 24 hours on the brand new Bajaj Pulsar RS200. Now this motorcycle is definitely a sportsbike but is popular amongst the crowd because of its comfortable riding stance and powerful engine. So will this new motorcycle will able to complete this tough challenge watch the video and find out.

Devjeet started his 1610 kms long trip from Akurdi Pune. His next stop was in Katraj, from where he again took off and stopped at Shirwal. Meanwhile he had already covered about 72.3 Kms in less than 2 hours without any signs of fatigue. He was able to cover 100 kms more of his long journey in 3 hours and little more; he was able to cover 432 kms in just 7 and half hours which was amazing. According to Devjeet at 500 Kms he was totally fresh and he thanked the comfortable seating and riding position for that. He reached Chitradurga and already covered 660 Kms in just 9 hours 30 mints. He reached Bangalore and was feeling tired, he was able to ride safely at night and also in high speeds and he gives the twin projector headlamps of the RS200 all the credit for that which provided an excellent illumination during night. He was back in Pune the next day from where he actually started and that also in time.

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