The internet is currently abuzz with images of a Pulsar 200NS based adventure touring motorcycle. Bajaj has revealed the motorcycle in Indonesia. We at Autocar India have also spotted the same Pulsar NS with a quarter fairing, testing on the Pune-Lonavala highway, however, we were unable to click any pictures.
It is essentially a 200NS but with a smart-looking quarter fairing that extends to meet the motorcycle's fuel tank. It gets a mid-size transparent visor that will deflect air while touring at higher speeds. There's a new headlight equipped with a projector lamp. The rest of the bike is the same, including its chassis, tyres, Bybre disc brakes up front and rear, and the split saddle. Once it arrives on our shores, it too will get powered by the four-stroke, 199.5cc, single-cylinder and water-cooled engine developing 23.2bhp of power and 1.86kgm of torque. Overall, the motorcycle, in the flesh, looks smart and visually different from any other Bajaj motorcycle.
The manufacturer had earlier equipped its Pulsar 220F with a similar projector headlight and quarter fairing. The Pulsar 220F is still on sale and continues to sell in good numbers. Bajaj's Discover 150F has also been doing well since launch. It offers a good balance between performance and economy, and is equipped with a similarly well-styled quarter fairing panel.