Pros and Cons: Bajaj Pulsar RS200

1,000 bookings in just 7 days of launch with only 17 showrooms accepting bookings nationwide, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 attracted a large number of bike enthusiasts from all across the country giving a tough competition to KTM and Yamaha. This new sport bike by Bajaj is a blend of power-packed performance, good mileage and great comfort. Here we have listed the pros and cons of Pulsar RS200 to let you know the inside-out scenario of the bike.

Features Which Will Make You Love Bajaj Pulsar RS200

  • Aggressive Design

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 features unique design and styling which gives it a look of an advanced bike. The fully-faired body adds to its freshness and newness. The headlamps have got dual-projector lights with elevated tail lamps gives the bike a sporty as well as the aggressive look.

  • Powerful Performance

With a top speed of 140.8 kmph, Bajaj has entitled Pulsar RS200 to be its fastest bike till date. The 199.5cc, single cylinder, SOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled, fuel-injected engine mated with six-speed transmission justifies the label by the bike maker. The engine can churn out 24.2 Bhp at 9750 rpm against a torque of 18.6 Nm at 8000 rpm. It can cross 0-100 kmph mark in just 9.92 seconds!

  • Great Comfort

It is highly appreciable that despite a sporty design, the bike features equal comfort for both rider and the pillion. The seating is almost straight with pillion’s seat higher by an inch. The handle bars enhance the comfort of the rider by helping him to ride in straight position while riding in city or outside. To make long journeys more comfortable the suspension duties are excellently performed by the telescopic front fork suspension with anti friction bush on the front and wheel nitrox mono shock absorber with canister on the rear.

  • Great Mileage

Like all other features, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 wouldn’t leave you disappointed here as well. Bajaj claims that RS200 can return a mileage of 54 kmpl at a constant speed of 58 kmph. This would be brilliant if the bike is able to hit this target. You can expect it to return 35-45 kmpl in real-world riding conditions.

  • Incredible Braking

The bike is available in two variants with ABS and without ABS. To fit best with its top speed, the bike has got incredible braking system with 300 mm butterfly front disc and the 230 mm butterfly rear disc.

  • Affordable Price

So, Bajaj has made great efforts to make its stylish and powerful bike affordable to all aspirant buyers. Priced at Rs. 1,20,500 for non-ABS variant and Rs. 1,32,500 for ABS variant, Pulsar RS200 is the cheapest as compared to its rivals.

Points Where Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Lags Behind

  • Single Channel ABS

The bike maker must have equipped Pulsar RS200 with dual channel ABS instead of single channel. This would have boasted off its image as the flagship motorcycle of one of the largest two-wheeler makers in the world.

  • Heavy Weight

The weight of 165 kg makes the bike difficult to handle and even affects it acceleration.

  • Relaxed Riding Posture

Another thing that would make some buyers wonder is that when Bajaj already had launched Pulsar 200NS and AS200 for comfortable riding then why has it done the same with RS200?
Instead a really forward-lean posture for the RS200 could have given tough competition to Yamaha R15.

  • Body Rattling

At high rpm, you may experience vibrations and even hear the rattling noises of the front fairing. This may withdraw the rider’s attention off the road, creating fear of breakdown of body parts.

Detailed information and specs at: 2023 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Price, Specs, Top Speed & Mileage in India (New Model)