Bajaj Auto has introduced an ABS variant to for the Pulsar NS200, with prices starting at INR 1.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The model is powered by a 200cc a liquid cooled four valve, triple spark DTS-i engine and delivers 23.5 PS of power. It now comes with ABS in combination with bigger disc brakes and perimeter frame to provide better stability and control for the rider.
NS, which stands for Naked Sports, is a naked street fighter motorcycle coming in two engine capacities: the Pulsar NS200 and the Pulsar NS160. The Pulsar NS200 ABS is available in 3 colors including Wild Red, Mirage White and Graphite Black. The model has been introduced in all metros cities and will be progressively available across all dealerships in the country.
Mentioning on the introduction of the Pulsar NS-200 ABS, Mr. Eric Vas, President, Bajaj Auto Ltd said,
“We have received a large number of requests from our customers for ABS and hence we are extending it to the NS200. We are No 1 in performance Naked Sports bikes with our NS200 with a huge fan following among young, performance seeking motorcycle enthusiasts due to its world class quality and style, backed by and its thrilling performance. The introduction of the ABS variant will enhance the bikes performance appeal and strengthen our leadership in this performance segment.”
Speaking on the occasion, Eric Vas, President – Motorcycles, Bajaj Auto, said that they have received a large number of requests from their customers for ABS and hence they are extending it to the NS200. He further went on to add that they are the number one in the naked sports bike segment with the NS200 which has a huge fan following among young, performance seeking motorcycle enthusiasts due to its world class quality and style, backed by and its thrilling performance. The introduction of the ABS variant will enhance the bikes performance appeal and strengthen their leadership in this performance segment.
What’s a single channel ABS?
A single channel ABS refers to the anti-lock braking system that works only on the front wheel. A dual channel ABS system works on both the front and back wheels. Since most braking happens on the front wheel, manufacturers in India add single channel ABS to budget motorbikes in order to keep prices low.
In fact, even the Pulsar RS 200 offers a single channel ABS and so does the Suzuki Gixxer SF, which recently saw ABS added to it. To sum it up, a single channel ABS system gets the job done and greatly improves safety under hard braking. However, it’s not equal to a dual channel ABS, which is superior. Coming to the Pulsar NS 200 with ABS, the bike retains the 200 cc single cylinder engine that features liquid cooling and a triple-spark ignition system. The motor puts out 23.5 Bhp of peak power and 18.6 Nm of peak torque. A 6 speed manual gearbox comes standard. Suspension on the bike consists of telescopic front forks and a mono-shock rear. Alloy wheels and hydraulic disc brakes are standard. The bike features street-fighter styling and is aimed at those who want a reasonably priced yet aggressive looking bike with peppy performance, for everyday use.
NS, standing for Naked Sports, is an aggressive street fighter bike coming in two engine capacities – the Pulsar NS200 and Pulsar NS160. The Pulsar NS200 ABS is available in 3 colors – Wild Red, Mirage White and Graphite Black and is priced at Rs.109, 715/- (Ex Showroom, Delhi). It is now introduced in all Metros and will be progressively offered across all dealerships in the country.