The sharp, aggressive styling with a muscular mass-forward look make NS200 more attractive. The semi-digital instrument cluster gets legible and gives hassle-free use. The motorcycle entails single-channel ABS.
The halogen headlamp with pilot lamps and a semi-digital instrument cluster add enhancement to the bike. The raised clip-on handlebars and split seats work to give a comfortable yet sporty riding position to some extent. The two-tone paint job with graphics also adds to its sporty look.
The motorcycle gets a shift light beacon with some readouts like:
- A side stand indicator
- A high-temperature warning lamp
Other features of the bike include:
- New digital-analogue instrument cluster with digital Speedometer
- Digital Fuel Gauge
- Digital trip meter
- Analogue tachometer
The tachometer gets paced in the centre and flanked by a digital screen on the right side and other tell-tales LEDs on the left side. The tachometer also has a small vertical screen to display the fuel gauge.
With a sporty design, NS200 pathed the predecessors for how 200cc segment motorcycles should look like. Though the bike’s styling has remained unchanged since 2012 (its launch), its look gets compatible with the date.
With all-new decals and the matte finish, the bike stills give a very tough competition to many in the market. Pulsar 200NS has muscular curves at all the right places that’s more than enough to give it a better look.
The small cowl under the engine is the only part of the motorcycle that promotes sharpness. The kerb weight of the bike gets 156kg, and the ground clearance gets 168mm. The bike has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres.
Pulsar 200NS gets the four colours:
- Burnt Red (matte finish)
- Metallic Pearl White
- Pewter Grey
- Plasma Satin Blue
The motorcycle gets powered with a 199.5cc/4 strokes/SOHC/liquid-cooled engine. The single cooled engine comes with a maximum power output of 23.17bhp at 9,500rp. The engine gets a peak torque output of 18.3Nm at 8,000rpm.
The engine transfers its power to the chain drive through a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox.
Pulsar 200NS can accelerate from 0-100kmph in 9.83 seconds and will go at a top speed of 136kmph. So, the acceleration gets brisk and gives the feeling of urgency.
The motorcycle retains a carburettor rather than changing it to fuel ignition, so it helps a tad with the power delivery. When compared to the KTM unit, the NS200 engine remains unpowered. But, it’s far smoother and powerful than the earlier Pulsars.
The centrally mounted exhaust with ExhaustTEC technology also adds to the engine performance by reducing backpressure.
Bajaj claims an overall mileage of 200NS to be 58kmpl. But the bike does not return the figures that Bajaj claims. However, triple spark technology escalates combustion efficiency. The better ride-ability at low revs also helps in increasing efficiency.
The motorcycle returns 30kmpl when ridden around the town, and on highways, the returns get 40kmpl. So, the bike gives an average mileage of 35kmpl when it uses a high-compression 200cc engine.
The motorcycle gets equipped with 17 inches tubeless MRF Eurogrip tyres. The section tyre at the front is 100/80-17, and at the rear, it’s 130/70-17.
The bike gets built around a pressed steel perimeter chassis. It rides on telescopic forks suspension at the front and the rear on Nitrox mono shock absorber with canister suspension.
The unique tread pattern on the tyres keeps the bike firmly planted at the time of aggressive cornering. The wider turning radius means that you will not have to flick it effortlessly.
The braking system includes a 280mm disc at the front and a 230mm disc at the rear.