Bajaj Pulsar AS200 review
Bajaj auto limited revolves around the name Pulsar for over a decade and the company even continues to name their upcoming motorcycles as Pulsar as additional versions. Neither the company nor the pulsar seems to leave aside, since the bondage is made non-detachable as they worth it. In addition, the pulsar series of bikes gained remarkable product value and tends to dominate every road. Here is the newcomer from the Bajaj, built solely from the pulsar components and appears strong and adventurous, hence called Bajaj Pulsar AS200-stands for Adventure sport.
Outlook and design
The AS200 is totally devoted to its high performance and is placed under the tourist category. The body of the Bajaj Pulsar AS200 is derived from the daring naked street fighter 200NS, who is a gladiator for the two wheeler battle field. But still looks identical to its smaller version Pulsar AS150.
The split seat arrangements, LED twin tail lamp, large fuel tank, underbelly exhaust, alloy wheels and side doors together is a combination of instincts remembering the naked version 200 pulsar. However, the edges of the Pulsar AS200 go sharper, due to the aggressive partial front fairing with powerful projector headlamps.
The front visor sees through the on and off road path, that is mounted higher giving a feel of tall bike. This newest Bajaj Pulsar AS200 now attached with a long and better looking mudguard at the rear is a fair job. The clip on handle bars and the high saddle position offers the rider a grand posture.
Dimension of Pulsar AS200
The dimension of the AS200 is almost close to the 200NS and remains almost same compared to Pulsar NS150. The bike is built with an appropriate dimension measuring an overall 2070 mm in Length, 804 mm in Width, and 1205 mm in Height with a wheelbase of 1363 mm.
The ground Clearance 175 mm and Seat Height 805 mm of Pulsar AS200 gives hassle-free ride every time. The riding quality, especially on the traffic and corners are better handled though AS200 weighs 153 kg.
Pulsar AS200 Engine and Transmission
As the Pulsar AS200 is believed to be a semi faired version of Pulsar NS200, the engine unit is also shared equally on both AS and NS 200 variants.
The powerful 199.5 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine of Pulsar AS200 produces about 23.17 Bhp @ 9500 rpm of maximum power and 18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm of peak torque. The electronic fuel-injection supported Triple Spark, SOHC, 4-valves engine excels in the value of power delivery.
The engine is mated with a six speed gearbox transmission and the gear shift ratios are crisp and rapid.
Bajaj Pulsar AS200 Top speed and mileage
The touristic AS200 loaded with the refined engine set up maintains pleasant being on the rider seat. The bike responds well to the throttle and can reach to a maximum speed level of 135 kmph is impressive.
The AS200 takes almost 4 secs to reach from 0-60 kmph and recorded 11 secs to reach from 0-100 kmph. The overall city and highway mileage of AS200 together returned 34-36 kmpl. The fuel tank capacity of 12 litres manages the Pulsar AS200 to have on the relaxed corner for exploring new roads.
The AS200 features the usual combination of analogue and digital cluster. An analogue tachometer and digital speedometer, trip meter, odometer, fuel gauge and trip meter are seen on the dashboard. Information like beam indicator, turn indicator and other basic keys are present.
The Bajaj Pulsar AS200 offers a smooth ride and gets the bad road experience away through the assistance obtained from the suspensions. The front side of the AS200 is installed with the conventional 37 mm telescopic fork with anti-friction ring. Whereas, the rear side of the bike gets a Nitrox mono-shock absorber with gas reservoir. The great position on the AS200 with the clipper handle bar provides smooth runs on off roads.
The braking department of the AS200 is powered by the 280mm single disc with two pot floating caliper in the front and rear 230mm single disc with single pot caliper. The application of stopping forces comes into action immediately without creating a problem of jerks or skidding. ABS version is not yet made available, but can be obtained as optional later.
The AS200 wears a 100/80-17 M/C 52S tyres on its front foot and the rear wheel wears a 130/70-17M/C 62S sized tyres. The tyres sizes are good on for AS200 in terms of off road rides and pot holes. The 10 spoke star shape alloy rims are impressive on AS200 pulsar, which is not new on this bike.
Pulsar AS200 colours
The current shades offered for the Bajaj Pulsar AS200 are simple and common as available in AS150. Red, Black and Blue are the current shades available. The bike can be given more importance on the exteriors which may gain even more attention for the well-built design.