Bajaj Pulsar 200AS to spearhead a new segment in India

Bajaj Pulsar 200AS to spearhead a new segment in India
author image Roger Dsouza
Tuesday 10 March 2015, 14:52 PM

Bajaj Auto, one of the leading names in the two-wheeler segment, has revealed the new Pulsar 200 AS in the Indonesian automobile market. This abbreviation stands for Adventure Sports and is expected to bring forward an all-new segment in the two wheeler segment. This is said to be a budget friendly option from the Indian brand, launched especially to offer off-roading experience along with touring capability. As a part of the Adventure Sports package, Bajaj is expected to offer a split-seat configuration and a large front suspension.

It will be powered by the same 199 cc engine, which will be featured with a carburettor-fed or a fuel-injection technology and will generate23.5 PS of power. It is expected to be taken from the 200 NS trim variety and be mated with a six-speed transmission. Considering the importance of safety, Bajaj might also be the first Indian manufacturer to offer an adventure bike with ABS.

Bajaj Pulsar 200AS to spearhead a new segment in India

The front fairing design on the Pulsar 200AS has distinct similarities with the newly launched Discover 150F. While there are no confirmations on its pricing, it is expected that the Bajaj Pulsar 200 AS prices will be around Rs.1 lakh (ex-showroom). However, this bike might be the first one in this series and also expected to lead to a new segment in India.

The possible competitor to the Bajaj Pulsar 200 AS might be Hero Impulse. Though, the bike from Hero comes with slightly toned down specifications and features, it has the potential to pose a threat to Pulsar 200 AS.

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