Bajaj had recently discontinued the Pulsar 200NS (Carburettor version) series from its showcase. Here are some reasons why people still love it!
The Style Quotient
The Pulsar 200NS caused many heads to turn due to its distinctive styling. Thanks to Edgar Heinrich, the legendary German motorcycle designer who worked along with Bajaj (2009-2012).
His works include designing the BMW S100RR & BMW R12000GS! The Perimeter Frame was first introduced into the NS(Indian Market), which maximizes stiffness and stability.
Honda CBR is for power, KTM Duke is for racing, and NS is for stunting.
Yes, that’s right! These flagship models have been christened for certain purposes. As far as the 200NS goes, it was born for stunting. The rising stunting group GhostRiderz is the official ambassador, and they chose 200NS over others due to its power and maneuverability.
In the case of the price tag, too, it is one of the few bikes in the 200cc category under 1 Lakh. (Apart from Pulsar 220 & the upcoming Apache 200)
The bike gets even better with mods.
NS stands for Naked Sports, and we can see from the design, it is chopped down to the basic level, keeping the aggressive looks. This enabled fans to add custom paint jobs, mufflers, and projector headlamps, which complements it even more.
The Best of Bajaj in one bike
As the NS was the flagship model from Bajaj, it contained all that Bajaj had to offer. With the patented triple spark technology, if offered a fuel efficiency of 40 kmpl, that was a big deal for a 200cc bike in that category.
Love for the mono-tone: Mustard Yellow
From the history of the Pulsar series, the demon black version is the most sold, and Bajaj has a black version in every variant of the series. But when the NS was introduced in 2011, a new tone, the Mustard Yellow, entered, complementing and styling the new tone was a huge hit.
Later, when Bajaj introduced the Dual-tone variants, the Yellow was ditched, and two models with body (not so catchy) graphics were introduced. Another ‘fail‘ move from the company. This, too, affected the sales of the brand.
Pulsar AS, a rip-off of NS
For the festival season, Bajaj had shut down the production of NS (August 2015) to concentrate on the semi-faired version of NS called the 200 AS & 150 AS from the Bajaj Chakan Plant. A major rip-off from the NS. Bajaj ended up creating haters for ripping off the NS.
Lovers all over the world for 200NS (a.k.a The Wolf)
Bajaj had introduced the Pulsar 200NS, not only to the domestic market but also to the foreign market. This led to the formation of riding groups such as The Lycans & Naked Wolves, who conduct adventure rides for the NS enthusiasts.
In recent news, Bajaj has released a statement regarding the release of the FI (Fuel Injection) version of the NS by early 2016; along with updated looks and body graphics, the new NS will share the refined engine of the new RS200.
The FI version was introduced early in the Indonesian market, and through this update, the total bhp of the bike rises from 23 to 24.
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