Bajaj Pulsar RS200 review
Pulsar RS200 is the most affordable and most wanted bike in the 200 cc segment, especially for the full fairing lovers. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is definitely a killer at looks than the previous edition of Pulsar 220cc. However, the match would be a great treat if the comparison is face to face between the RS200 and KTM RC200. This time, Bajaj has once again done a great job by offering the Pulsar RS 200 price to wonder about the Bajaj motorcycles.
Outlook of Pulsar RS200
The look of the Pulsar RS200 is definitely a mind blower and the full fairing finishing is perfectly done to be felt as a racing motorcycle. The front side of RS200 with the dual lamp assembly resembles the eyes of an anger racer. The neatly designed side mirrors on the fairing reminds the antenna of a ferocious bee.
The well sculpted, fabricated, the muscular fuel tank just offers the comfortable position to the rider when you are on this beast. The 3D Pulsar logo on both sides of the fuel tank with the carbon fiber fitting around is much impressive.
The body graphics are not overdone, but looks awesome and remains to be the identity of the Pulsar RS200. The rear view of the bike is a badge for Pulsar RS200 and the rear fender carries the broken bull horns like danger LEDs.
The wider rear area boosts the feel of sporting, with the split seat and short, well designed exhaust. However, Bajaj may have thought twice whether to design the protrusion out of the exhaust, without it might be a good finish of the side profile.
The matte carbon engine cover is carefully designed to match the whole body fairing of the Pulsar RS200 and stand clean and neat. Without the full fairing, the naked look of the Pulsar RS200 can look like a naked street fighter, which might attract more naked bike lovers.
RS200 Engine and gearbox
The 199.5 cc, single cylinder, Liquid Cooled, 4-stroke, Fuel Injected (Fi), engine produces about 24.2 BHP @ 9750 RPM of Maximum Power and Maximum Torque of 18.6 NM @ 8000 RPM.
Relatively very small power is lost in terms of BHP and torque in the carburator version as it produces 23.17 Bhp @ 9500 RPM of highest power and maximum torque of 18.3 NM @ 8000 RPM. Both the variants employ SOHC, 4-valve, Triple Spark technology and 6-speed gear box for improved mileage and transmission.
Pulsar RS 200 Top speed and mileage
If that is all about the pulsar you thought, the demon can thrill you at a top speed of 141 Kmph, which on the speed life touches from 0-100 in just 9.7 seconds. Bajaj claimed 54 Kmpl at a constant driving pace of 58 KMPH can get you a handful of mileage, but that’s not the purpose of the BHP, the pulsar RS200 has got.
Getting a mileage of 35 kmpl on city side and 40 kmpl on the highway side might not bother a pulsar lover who would be ready to grab an RS200 if returning 35-38 Kmpl combined.
RS200 Kerb Weight & Dimensions
The Pulsar RS200 is quite large and well sized on its dimension part measuring about 1999 mm in length, 765 mm in width, and 1114 mm in height. The 157 mm ground clearance of RS200 is moderate, but keeps handling fine without difficulties.
The rider of the RS200 may rethink about the 165 kg weight, but is not heavy while riding. Though the muscular tank looks huge, it can fill up to 13 liters of fuel at a single stretch.
As the bikes of modern era come with a fully digital console, the Pulsar RS200 combines both analogue and digital technology. The decision is on the personal side of the individual, as there are equal proportions of bikers desiring for either full analogue or the digital ones.
But, the Pulsar RS200 features an analog tachometer combine with digital speedometer, odometer, trip-meter and clock together as the instrument console. Additionally, Low Oil and battery Indicator, fuel indicator, Rev Limiter are some of the interesting features included.
The telescopic front forks with an anti-friction bush of the Pulsar RS200 looks tough, but then does its duty smoothly. The rear side gets a Nitrox mono shock absorber with a Canister to support the heavy duty frame for the best riding quality.
Tires and brake
The alloy wheels look almost similar to Pulsar 200 NS, yet good enough to ensemble the entire look of the motorcycle. Both the wheels of RS200 are fitted with butterfly disk brakes, while the front measuring 300 mm and rear is 230 mm.
The ABS remains as option and is expected shortly. The on road grip might not be a worry, as the tubeless 100/80-17 52 P front and 130/70-R17 rear tyre comes into action getting you a free minded ride.
Pulsar RS 200 colors
Currently the motorcycle is offered in three colors – Red, Yellow and Black.