Unveiled: 2023 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS USD forks walkaround

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Unveiled: 2023 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS USD forks walkaround (Image: bajajauto.com)
Unveiled: 2023 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS USD forks walkaround (Image: bajajauto.com)

Delhi : One of the sportiest lineups in their respective sectors has been the Bajaj Pulsar NS range. They have done a decent job of captivating the Indian market with their bold aesthetic and presence. Now that USD forks and dual-channel ABS are available for the NS200 and NS160, Bajaj wants to increase the presence of this series. The first batch has begun to arrive at dealer showrooms after last week's social media tease of these two motorcycles.

Walkaround 2023 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS With USD Forks

We now have a first walkaround video, courtesy of Rash Gear channel. Those who anticipated design modifications will be let down. Without USD front forks, the new 2023 Pulsar NS resembles earlier iterations.

With relation to the NS200, it is the only model to receive a dual channel ABS upgrade. Dual-channel ABS was long ago added to the Pulsar RS200, a faired version of the NS200. It was about time Bajaj supplied it with its naked sister as well.

What would exterior look like ?

These Pulsars appear even more muscular now that they have USD front forks. The Pulsar NS160 and NS200 virtually appear to have hit the gym and are currently flexing their triceps. The thicker portion of the forks with USD forks are now on top and have a larger surface area to clamp with the frame. Better clamping force is provided, increasing the cohesiveness of the frame.

Bajaj offers both bigger front forks measuring 33 mm USD with NS200 and smaller front forks measuring 31 mm USD with NS160 in Brazil. The same approach is anticipated for models made specifically for India. Bajaj is competing against the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V by including dual-channel ABS and USD front forks on the Pulsar NS200.

Details and Features we got to see

We anticipated Bajaj will include some new features with this update given that it is 2023. features such as Bluetooth interaction with smartphones and GPS-assisted turn-by-turn directions. In addition, Apache 200 4V has adjustable front suspension, LEDs in place of halogen lighting, and other features. Yet, it doesn't appear to be the case. We do receive an upgraded instrument cluster with a gear position display.

The previous 160.3 cc single-cylinder engine is still used in the Pulsar NS160. It can generate 17.2 PS of power at 9000 RPM and 14.6 Nm of torque at 7250 RPM when mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The 199.5 cc liquid-cooled engine of the NS200, in contrast, produces 18.74 Nm of torque at 8000 RPM and 24.13 bhp of power at 9750 RPM.

Cost price and availability in market

Price increases of between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000 are anticipated for the upgraded Pulsar NS160 and NS200 models. Each of the current models costs Rs. 1.25 lakh and Rs. 1.4 lakh. Prices are ex-showroom prices.