Stunting Alert! Bajaj has finally launched the updated Pulsar NS200 to make it a better fit for the Indian market. Ever since its debut in 2012, the Pulsar NS200 has not received any notable significant update. The 2023 NS200 intends to right another winning script for Bajaj. But does it have everything in its stride to be capable enough to go up against TVS, Hero, and Yamaha is something you have to wait till we do an in-depth comparison review. But, for now, here's everything you need to know about what has been updated and changed in the 2023 Pulsar NS200.
The prominent update is the addition of an upside-down front fork that replaces the conventional telescopic suspension unit. Another major update is on the safety front, wherein the brand has slapped a bigger 300mm disc compared to the 260mm disc in the previous model. The braking now gets a dual-channel ABS setup, and the calliper has been changed to Grimeca from ByBre.
The design language has not been tweaked much, apart from adding new colours - Glossy Ebony Black and Satin Red. and Satin Blue colour options will no longer be available. On the features front, NS200 gets a semi-digital console that provides essential information like- a gear position indicator, fuel efficiency, and Range.
The engine is now RDE compliant and gets an OBD-2-ready (onboard diagnostics) 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 24bhp of power and 19 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated with a 6-speed gearbox.
At 1.47 lakhs, the bike is now around seven thousand more expensive than the outgoing version. How well all these changes translate into the real-world riding experience is something you have to wait until the review is out.