Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Review by Anand

by Deepak Raj on January 10, 2013

Some call it a bumblebee, some call it a street fighter, and for some, it’s a newly styled muscular beast. Yes, I’m talking about Bajaj’s latest product “Pulsar 200NS”. A bike which stands for the term “evolution” in Indian biking history. I’m Anand, a bike enthusiast from the ‘City of joy’, Kolkata. Here’s the review of one of the best things in my life.

Rider (Me) wid the logo

How It joined my life

It was the month of June when I had my CPT (C.A. foundation exam) and the only words that was tingling my mind were ”Pass the foundation exam n then u can have a bike” (Said by my dad). So after the exam (which went so good which I knew for sure I was going to pass) I started shortlisting bikes. Those days I used to ride my dad’s 15 year old Hero Honda Splendor, even though I learnt biking on TVS Victor and Bajaj Discover, I used the Splendor for more than a year to get my hands on a bike perfectly so that I can jump on to a bigger one easily.

Logo

A year before when I used to learn, I really liked the TVS Apache for its acceleration, looks, the exhaust note, etc. But when it came for me to choose a bike, TVS discontinued it and introduced a ‘Beast’ RTR. I was really disappointed with it. So I thought of shortlisting bikes (Sport Oriented). My dad advised me to go for Honda CBR 250R. I also liked the CBR for many reasons. 25 Ps of power, the handling, smooth engine, it was very tempting. But if it was to buy a bike after paying 2Lakhs (cost of CBR250R ABS variant approx.) it would had been better to move on to Ninja 250R. But since I was jumping to a bigger bike from a 100cc bike, I never had that confidence that I could control so much of power.

So I started shortlisting bikes those were good at handling, rear disk brakes were a must, performance and a decent fuel economy. The bikes which came out of shortlisting were (In preferential order), Honda CBR 150R, Yamaha YZF R15 v2.0, KTM Duke 200 & Bajaj Pulsar 220F (since at that time 200NS was launched at some places in India and I was really not so sureabout how that bike would be).

Honda CBR 150R

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It’s a great bike for starters. Nice handling, flickable, 18PS of Power. It was all good. The major downer I faced was its price. It was highly over priced at 1.4L (on-road). Plus the rumors surrounding the non-availability of CBR spare parts restricted me from buying it.

KTM Duke 200

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The Duke of street bikes; a fun to ride machine, the refined KTM engine, full digital console, and the sexy trellis frame, the orange machine grabs attention of everyone on the road. The bike can be considered the best when it comes to performance, but comfort? Duke wasn’t up to the mark. Plus the light machine, the power to weight ration king had too much of power in it to make me confident about it. It was also priced almost same as the CBR 150R.

Yamaha YZF R15 v2.0

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This is the bike which has got the super sport looks to die for. Its styling inspired from its elder siblings was very aggressive and one of the best present in India (for those who want to taste a track machine). I myself prefer the faired bikes like this than any other kind. But I guess it didn’t please my parents that much. The super leaning seating posture, high raised pillion seat, even lack of grab rails, made them go against it. After a long argument in which i failed to convince them, I had to drop the option.

Pulsar 220F vs. Pulsar 200NS

So the only choice I was left with was Pulsar 220F. It was priced nicely, was a good performer. It was a nice option, but my father was still against it because it was quite outdated, and advised me for 200NS. Then the long tussle over the two products, which one is the better one, hovered over my mind (which I saw many people were facing). My friends also started forcing to take it. Then one day when I was surfing over pages saw a Delhi boy’s mileage figure (shared of his 200NS) to be 45kmpl.

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I was really astonished to see it as for a 200cc bike, it was really surprising. It gave more mileage than all of the bikes I shortlisted which meant I can ride it even more without worrying about the fuel prices. I quickly read about the KTM inspired triple spark engine Bajaj invented and thought it was worth giving a try. I saw many bike reviews and videos by them (one of which really influenced me was of the “Power to the Rider” ) and made me realize that the bike was really a blast and maybe I’m wrong about the way I think about it (Like it stand no where against to 220F n all).

Then the day came when I came to know that 200NS is launched in rest of India. I quickly went to the showroom to have a look at it, and there it stood, a big muscular yellow NS. I looked at the specs the bike and everything seemed good to me. I asked for a test drive and they were kind enough to let my try the yellow beast. The bike drove me crazy the moment i released its clutch. Everything in the bike was according to my needs. One cannot feel the power as a raw brute force, its rather more like a polished creature, which i didn’t find it difficult to control.

The mileage figure quoted by them was 35-40 kmpl in city, which was like other shortlisted bikes of mine so it really didn’t bother anyone in my family too. So I went directly to the main dealer (Since he quoted the cheapest price for it) and booked my NS in blue color. I was given a waiting period of 25 days min but they said they’ll call it in evening and tell the date when I can get it. I happily returned home and as I reached, they called and asked me the blue color has arrived and whether I can take delivery today?

I was very excited. The following day I went to the showroom and took the delivery (Costed me @95500 plus 900 for registration which was way low in costing when compared with other bikes i shortlisted) & as I rolled down the streets, I got the amazing feeling of a headturner (Mine was one of bikes that came in the first lot, so people were kind of watching the bike for the first time).

Looks and Styling

The CB1000R inspired headlamp, pressed steel perimeter frame, sleeker tail, fatter rear tyre gives it a stunning naked street-fighter’s look. The bike has also got a huge muscular tank which adds to the look of the bike. I mean if the 220F looked a beauty due to the Ducati 749 styled headlamp, I’ll say it’s the muscles on this bike that makes it best looking Pulsar ever.

Headlamp

The bike has got a new digital console as well which provides more info than the previous one and looks cleaner and better than it too. The few downers in its styling are rear tyre hugger which splashes a lot of mud especially on the pillion rider (If there’s any). Then it’s the height of the bike, its high for a short heighted person to drive. It also makes it difficult for the pillion rider to mount on the bike. But other than it Edgar Heinrich (The one who designed it) has done a great job. Almost nothing is similar to the older generation except the pulsar speedlines which made it look similar to the pulsar brand.

Performance and Breaking

Muscular Tank, Pressed Steel Perimeter Frame

The 4-valve triple spark liquid cooled engine delivers 23.52 Ps of Power @ 9500 rpm & 18.3 Nm of Torque @ 8000 rpm and weighs about 145 kgs which gives it an impressive power to weight ratio of 162 Ps/ton. The bike achieves 60kmph at just 3.61s and 100kmph at 9.83s (Company claimed). It’s got 280 mm & 230 mm Bybre front and rear petal disks with floating calipers. They work like a charm and stops the bike smoothly irrespective of what speed you are driving at. But as far as the tyres are concerned, they are really not up to the mark.

Handling and Comfort

New Digital Console

Coming to the handling, the perimeter frame and stiff suspension along with the underbelly exhaust (which helps a lot in mass centralization) allows u to take corners beautifully. Many people often complain about older generation Pulsars or even Pulsar 220’s weak fairing, which made one feel like a ping pong ball, the perimeter frame gives you the confidence of cornering like an experienced track rider. But when it comes to off-roading, the stiff suspension will be a pain in your butt. But the bike stays stable on those conditions as well pleasantly makes its way through it. The 200NS with its upright seating posture is quite comfortable. Seats are also well padded and are comfortable on long rides as well.

Mileage

It gives me a mileage of 40-43kmpl on an average.

Small Downers of the Bike

1. The horns are very weak, especially for highway riding.
2. Eurogrip tyres aren’t good enough, Replacing it with a set of Pirellis will be great.
3. Height of the bike is high n can be a problem for medium built guys, also it requires a lot of effort for the pillion to mount on the bike like the R15 v2.0.

As far as I hope one cannot find any more downers other than these because otherwise the bike is great.

The Verdict

Bike Front

After using this bike since 24th August, I never felt that i have made a wrong decision by choosing it than the other bikes (even tough its a non faired bike, but its got the styling which would make you forget about it). The Pulsar 200NS has truly come out as a Next-gen Pulsar. The value for money machine can easily attract anyone from taking other biggies of the market from the package its offering at such a low price. We can now say that it’s going to be hard for other manufacturers to compete against it in the market too. Overall the Engine Smoothness, Linear Power Delivery, Exhaust Note, Styling, Handling, it excels in all of them when compared to the older generation pulsars. Hence, one can say without hesitating that it is “The Best Pulsar Yet”..

Regards,
Anand

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jayadeep January 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

A very good review….But one aspect which i felt missing in your review was “QUALITY”. Can the quality be compared to Hondas and Yamahas….

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Anand January 10, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Well as compared to the older generation of pulsars the quality is a class apart.. But Bajaj still needs to work out more to stand at par with Honda and Yamaha’s.. Bajaj is trying to capture market unlike these two biggies..

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Gabs January 10, 2013 at 11:37 pm

No doubt Bajaj is one of the most innovative and emerging Indian bike companies. Every product it launches has something more, new and something better to offer. Pulsar 200NS is truly an amazing bike in its segment.
When it comes to quality, Pulsar 200NS is as good as bikes from Hondas and Yamaha if not better. No doubt Hondas and Yamaha produce very fine and refined bikes abroad, but sadly the bikes they sell in India aren’t as good in quality like their counterparts.

What surprises me is the number of bloggers questioning the quality of Bajaj bikes especially that of Pulsar. And the funniest part is that the most of these bloggers don’t own Bajaj bikes so their opinion is not unbiased. Jealousy…envy… improper information ………… These could be the possible reasons what cloud their minds.

What sets Bajaj apart from the others is the innovative technology they incorporate and extremely sensible pricing of their products that is conducive to the Indian market.

Good review Anand. I hope you’ll share your experience with this bike once again at least an year from now.

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Anand January 10, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Thank You Gabs..

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Gaurab January 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Hope bajaj is working on the quality of parts
I own a Avenger 220,almost 2 years old with 18000 kms .The chains become slack frequently and vibrations increases as it gets a little old

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I hope so, my friend’s avenger 200′s condition is also nt good enough.. Lets hope Bajaj does its work to bring out better quality rather than thinking more about its cost.. :)

Murali Gudipudi January 15, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Yah! I have the same problem with my unicorn dazzler.Chain maintenance is my biggest problem, it needs regular cleaning & oiling. And it wears out quickly, cost around Rs.2400.

king razer January 11, 2013 at 9:23 am

fantastic bike………………..

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Yes it is..

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crazywheels January 11, 2013 at 9:43 am

the Real king is the pricing strategy of 200 NS. One thing i am sure pulsar 200 ns is far more refined than the 200F. and even more comfortable than DUKE. In the category of Indian superbikes CBR, R15 2.0, Duke, 200 NS, there are only two bikes who are keen in class comfort- CBR 150r and Pulsar 200 NS. Cbr is a bit more comfort, but the pricing makes holes in our pocket. Pricing is the main thing that makes customers go for other models with CBR in mind. A lot of my friends went for other models saying that they miss CBR refinement, but they have to manage their pocketmoney also. I am sure 200 NS is the right choice for you.Congrats

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Truely said bro.. If Honda prices CBR well, its a great bike for those who are taking their first bike in sport segment..

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prathibho January 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

nice review anandi

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Unhh, the name sounds good as Anand bro.. :P

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Vikram January 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Great Review Anand,

I am one of the happy rider’s to Own a 200NS as well,

Bike is obviously a wonder machine, Its a wonderful feat by the engineering team, Its sound is like a fierce animal grunt, not as all others like Yamaha and Honda who have polished silent boyz when compared at the idling.

It has awesome power and traffic has never been an issue to hamper my speed bars. Stretches as short as less than 400m have taken me beyond 100Km/h, pretty easily and as you say, stopping is never an issue, just that Tyres could have been immensly better any ways MRF, Diablo can help always.

Quality geeks would really want to own all the make’s and then give their views because every make has its own advancements, some time I like the silent blows of Honda, some time slow grunts from yamaha but mostly I like the roar that our beast gives when we supersede all, every one has to look around and say “who’s that?” Some say I am crazy, some say careless, but I say with 23.5 ps in my palm I never feel like continuing at 50-60.

Still as the basics says, stay safe, and this is obviously that helps you be safe but as well sporty.

Hope to take my beast on my dream ride soon..

Will put in my ownership review then,

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Sure mate.. I hope your review is up soon.. :) and yeah even after so many days of its launch, it feels great when people gather around it in a parking lot and comment about its looks and styling.. :)

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Jai Shankar January 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Hi Anand, I am using this bike from the last 2 months and it was amazing. I want to add few things to your Article – I am getting milage of 47-50 depends on the riding. I am suffering with the gear shift as it struck some times. It could have better Torque according to me and the suspension is hard as compared with the earlier Pulsars. I am planning to change the Engine Oil with any Synthetic one. Lets see then, I will post with the latest details.

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Yes bro.. Mileage depends upon how u ride. Previously i also used to get around 45 when it was new.. but now that my hands are set on the ride, i dnt fear to pull the throttle, hence a lil low mileage (jst a lil pull.. i dnt always drag ;))

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Amarjeet Singh January 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I have purchased the Pulsar 200NS on 15 July 2012 and completed 10K so far. I am too facing issues with tyres, as road grip is not good enough for such a powerful bike.

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Yes.. I guess bajaj gave these hard rubber tyres for tyre longetivity.. any good sticky tyres (which sticks to the road well when braked hard) will do.. Ill go with what xbhp has adviced us.. Pirelli MT75 for front & Sport Demon for rear..

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Faann January 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I think giving no grip in tyres can increase the speed of the bike!
That’s why Pulsars are so fast!

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Nitin January 13, 2013 at 12:14 am

@Faann, Poor grip do not increase speed, but it leads to crash. Lean tyre with great grip is recommended. Like the ones on R15 1.0. Change the poor grip tyres immediately. I had a major crash solely due to inefficient tyres, which skidded under FEATHER TOUCH application of brakes.

Hari January 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm

When you write a review try to write it yourself and not by copying words which are said in the PTR(power to the rider)review of the 200ns.Otherwise the review is a good one.

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Anand January 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Think whatever you want to bro.. If i had to copy it wouldn’t had taken me 2 days to think and write about all the aspects of the bike.. And yet i feel sorry that i missed out small things like how underbelly exhausts work in flooded times and all.. But i guess everyone can read them in comments..

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Imran January 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Honest Review …

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Anand January 11, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Thank you Imran.. one should be very honest about the bike when posting a review else it goes in vain.. I hope my experience shared can help others in choosing a bike..

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Faann January 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Great Review.These reviews should come.

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Anand January 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Thank You..

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Gerald John January 11, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Nice review! pls write another review after two years! Hope your bike won’t let you down. Keep it up.

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I hope it wont..

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Ashis January 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I never liked Pulsars for their reliability and refinement. But this new 200NS bowled me over. If height wasn’t issue ( I’m 5.6″ tall only), I would have definitely bought this instead of HH Hunk. Would you mind if i ask your height ?

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Its almost same as your bro.. 5’7″ but i wanted to stick to the bike as i found it perfect for me.. U know every bike has its uniqueness.. I liked this one’s.. :)

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VignesH January 12, 2013 at 10:48 am

Nice review and the last pic is stunning!!!

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

thanks Vignesh..

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vishnu January 12, 2013 at 11:01 am

Nice review anand.. I really appreciate the way you described about the pros and cons of pulsar 200ns..Even i own a black pulsar 200ns which i purchased on october,2012..Till now im very much satisfied with it, im getting a mileage of 49kmpl on city and 53 kmpl on highway, my odo reading at present is 5530km. what else can you ask more from this bike..? I agree with your statement of false gear, and Eurogrip really it sucks yaar, i hope to change it as soon as possible…

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Yeah.. at least we can get more petrol to ride more.. ;)

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Nitin January 13, 2013 at 12:03 am

Mind blowing fuel efficiency. The mileage is in league of 150 CC bikes. I would like to have this bike which has commendable power and respectful mileage figures.

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Anand January 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

Yes.. Its a perfect blend of power and mileage, Thanks to the KTM inspired, four valve, triple spark engine..

Adithya January 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Great review of a great bike!

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Thanks bro.. :)

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Tanvir January 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Anand its a good review… i also have a 200NS The bike is good to ride, nice handling, braking and a muscular look but i am facing a problem for lot of days…..my use of the bike is limited i usually ride the on weekends my mile meter reading is 800km and the problem is the engine check icon is showing on the meter console….i have showed it to the mechanic and serviced it several times they cant make it right and i also cant go to any service centre of Bajaj here in Bangladesh as my bike is not legal. so, what should i do…?

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Anand January 13, 2013 at 10:10 am

Is that a wrench symbol?? That means your bike needs to be serviced (It appears whenever u cross the specified service kms on ur speedo.). it might have come after first 500 kms. Go to any bajaj service they’ll fix it for u.. but its not a big issue to concern.. nothings wrong with the bike..

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Zeru January 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Hi… Nice review… A bit short but neat and simple.

Can you tell whether this would be a manageable bike for my height – 167 cms? What is your height, if you don’t mind asking and how comfortable are you in that height?

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Anand January 13, 2013 at 10:14 am

My height is also the same.. At first u can find some problems but it’ll get accustomed to after 2-3 months.. and u can ride like a pro..

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Zeru January 14, 2013 at 11:57 am

That’s a bit of relief… Thank you :)

Denzil January 12, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Getting a bike after doing well in exams is amazing thing .I have ridden Pulsar 200 NS and it is much better and comfortable then other Pulsars .I would say nicely selected bike .

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Yes.. The best pulsar yet!

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Faann January 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Well,there is some filmy effect in those pics ofcourse.

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Anand January 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Retro effect, u can get those in many softwares available.. I frst adjusted the light in the image using lightroom then edited.. :)

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Aditya January 13, 2013 at 3:38 am

Hi There, Its interesting for me to see you did not care to throw one of HERO MOTO’s rides in your list, at least for name sake.. I personally think Karizma R/ZMR still deserves a place to comfortably rubs its shoulders with newer bikes, I never owned a karizma though. Nevertheless, nice bike and unbiased review.

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Anand January 13, 2013 at 10:25 am

I’m really sorry for that. Actually i didn’t like the styling of it. I cant say anything about it since i haven’t ridden it ever. :(

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Kedar January 13, 2013 at 11:29 am

Thank’s 4 review

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Anand January 18, 2013 at 12:46 am

Pleasure mate.. :)

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faisal January 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Some really awesome pictures, really appreciate the detailed review.

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Anand January 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Thank u faisal.. :)

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Manju January 13, 2013 at 10:48 pm

nice review bro, m also looking 4wd to buy this beast instead f classic 350 as d waiting period f classic 350 here in Bangalore is 12 to 14 months… but m only concerned abt p200ns’s life span as it s having 3ple spark…

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Anand January 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I cant say about the life span of it as it is newly launched. Also it’ll not be fair to compare it with the older generation pulsars.. The only thing i can say u is 3 spark plugs are meant for better combustion of fuel, which generates more power as well as more fuel efficiency..Nothing to worry about it because its better.. :)

Btw is classic 350′s waiting period so long? My friend’s dad got his Thunderbird after 1.5 months..

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Manju January 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm

thunder bird is having 3 months waiting
period in bng n I din lyk tb much … can’t
wait a year 4 classic350:( …
so stil in dilemma

Gabs January 14, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I don’t think triple spark is going to affect the life of the bike or the engine. Triple spark only creates better combustion as the fuel and air mixture get more help in burning from the 3 spark plug.

I own a P150 for the last 8 years which has already clocked 88,750 KM on the Odo. It has twin spark and even after so many years the engine hasn’t changed a bit, it’s as smooth as I expect it to be and still gives me 60 KMPL. I know some bikers complain about Pulsars quality and reliability. But for me, it’s been a wonderful good 8 years of biking and absolutely no problems with the bike at all.

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Manju January 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm

oh dats grt… people always listen talk bad abt reliability f pulsars so only fully confused… but ur reply gave some hopes

Anand January 18, 2013 at 12:44 am

Many people have used their pulsars for a long time, u can read it in other’s comments too.. At the end of the day, its upto you to determine ho much long you want to use the bike, maintain it properly and it’ll be good enough. Yeah u wont find the quality Honda or ktm are offering, but hey, for an Indian bike, everyone knows pulsar is the best brand.. And as PTR (Now PD) has said it : “We at least have one bike form an Indian manufacturer that can take its Javanese rivals, head-on!!”

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jobi January 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

nice review. thank u anand .if any chance to introduce 150cc pulsar ns

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Anand March 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Npe bro.. The next bike in the pulsar family will be Pulsar 375

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jobi January 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

nice review. thank u anand .pls explain the future plans of bajaj

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Anand January 18, 2013 at 12:46 am

You have to keep yourself updated to Bikeadvice for it.. As far as the news has come.. Bajaj has confirmed its next big launch to be Pulsar 350/375..

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Ajay chauhan January 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I love pulsar….
I have got pulsar 220…
& i really really like it…
One thing i would like to tell is…
Shezz ma fst & lst….GF

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Anand January 17, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Mine is my bro.. Its too muscular for a woman.. Definitely male.. :D

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Akash January 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Very good review…. Anand.
I too loved Pulsar 200NS a lot. Its undoubtly the BEST PULSAR yet. But its “BAD” that its designer is not INDIAN :-/
I want all Indian companies viz, Bajaj, Tvs, Hero, Mahindra on TOP in terms of refinement and performance….
And you and even others are right about the high cost of CBR 150R.
Its 6 days since I started learning bike riding on my mama’s Splendor and I’m gonna buy TVS PHOENIX as my first bike after getting my licence :P
In coming years, many peformance bikes will launch in India in a price bracket of 2-4 lacs…

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Anand January 17, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Welcome to a whole new world of biking.. :D

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Manju January 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm

thunder bird is having 3 months waiting period in bng n I din lyk tb much … can’t wait a year 4 classic350:( …
so stil in dilemma

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Anand January 17, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Ohh didn’t knew that it had such a long waiting period.. U can start shortlisting bikes according to your own requirements… :)

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G Madhan Raj January 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm

anand could you tell me the exact mileage of 200ns in different conditions………………………….and which tyres are u planning buy for 200ns..:P

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Anand January 23, 2013 at 8:20 am

Mileage:
43kmpl when shifted gears between 3-5k,
40 kmpl when shifted gears between 5-7k,
when redlining totally, i never measured it, cuz one never looks for mileage in that case (i.e. while performing hard). But i dont think itll go down much, take it as 35-38kmpl at minimum..

Tyres:
Pirelli MT75 for Front & Sport Demon for Rear tyre.. But not changing now, its better to learn a few things with a bad rubber n then get a good one later when u’ve perfected it.. (If u knw wht i mean) ;)

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shubham February 5, 2013 at 5:50 am

i want to buy bike (150-200cc).i like pulser bikes. and i desides to buy 200ns
but on one website i found bad reviews about it.like gearbox is problematic.means one guy’s 200ns bike’s gear got foxed in first gear and he could not change gear even in neutral.then i changed my mind.but after readings all reviews here now my mind about 200ns again changed.
many thanx 2 u
this month i will buy 200ns
if u hav other gud option now then plz suggest me bike less than 1 lac rs.
and 160-200cc .

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Anand March 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Well the gearshifting problems are solved at once when you switch to better engine oil like motul.. Bajaj has really shiffty engine oil and makes downshifting problematic.. Use motul engine oils and there wont be any problem.. trust me..

Within 200cc duke is the best, but when it comes to price and affordability along with fuel efficiency while taking a bike.. there’s no competition to 200Ns.. Go for it.. :)

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Reeto February 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

My experience with the 200NS has been terrible. Excessive vibrations on the handlebar, seats and tank to the extent that even the pillion complains of discomfort due to vibes. The handling is great but the stiff suspension and unrefined engine makes the entire ride a traumatic experience.

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Manju February 19, 2013 at 10:22 am

how abt maintenance point of view? m in dilemma whether to buy karizma r , 200ns…. wat all it’s problems?

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Anand March 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Bajaj’s maintainace is very low (from cost point of view) as the speares and its parts are so cheaply available. But, if you’re upto karizma then be ready for maintainance problems.. spare part availibility for eg is alsways a problem in karizmas..

Anand March 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm

You must take the bike to a SVC.. Theres almost no vibes in my NS or any of the members of Naked Wolves.. yes the handling is stiff and that is made for the purpose of cornering and better handling.. in which it excels, my bike’s suspension is made even more stiff than stock one to make it a pure cornering machine..

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Jagadish Ramu February 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Pulsar products are way too heavy for pocket. i owned HH CBZ Xtrem. which is way better than Pulsar 180 in terms of quality & maintenance. was no problem with HH Xtrem for three years & returning good mileage between 45~50. but it was my wrong decsn to sell my HH xtrem & buy Pulsar 180. as the real quality darshan of bajaj intended to happen to me within 2 months of my purchase. non self was working due starter motor gone. you need to push your bike to start every time. however, it is rectified after taking to service team & complaining about 3 times. and its just completed one year and lot of tear wear is like sprocket gone. fuse need to be replaced in self starter etc., i am fed up and thinking to sell it off now.

so guys pls think before you buy Bajaj products. as i drove Honda DIO and HH Xtreme which is extremely good in quality has no tear wear issues over three year of use.

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Anand March 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Please stop comparing the new pulsar with the old gen pulsars.. If possible find an element which is same with the older gen and then think..

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shovon February 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

@Nitin
hey you said you’ll post a review of your apache when itll touch 40k kms in sumon’s review
man where’s it?

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Manju February 19, 2013 at 10:22 am

how abt maintenance point of view? m in dilemma whether to buy karizma r , 200ns…. wat all problems 200ns has?

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Anand March 13, 2013 at 10:30 pm

If you want techincal details wait for a few more days one more review of mine is gonna be uploaded saying its tech details..

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sujith February 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm

nice review
my height is 163cm, can i manage p 200ns..?

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ANUJ March 9, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Hi,
I am planning to buy this bike..But i have checked reviews on internet and everyone is talking about vibrations and gear problem is it true?
Some people are saying that the first batch of bike was faulty and now new batch after dec 2012 is good… Please reply soon with your honest comments and with your riding experince…

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Kiran March 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Hey…
I own the yellow 200NS and its a BEAST!! Got it in Dec 2012 and i have clocked around 2000 Kms till now. Had to control the revving till the first 1000kms , but then i unleashed it and WOW!! it never seems to stop amazing me.. I still remember the first road trip i had with this bike. I constantly clocked 130-140 kmph for like hours. It delivered the power with such an ease that i was truly amazed. Handling was brilliant around the corners and the power transmission was smooth across all gears.. I covered around 350 Kms in a single day and my back and wrists were totally fine.. The seating posture is aggressive and comfortable at the same time.. Initially i thought that the bike had a little excessive vibrations, but after the first service, it reduced considerably. During the long bike ride, i didnt feel the vibrations as much.. And the grunting of the engine is very addictive! U feel like revving this beast forever!

I am just a bit concerned about the tyres, which i would definitely change soon. One another thing that i didnt like abt this bike was the shitty fuel indicator. Its useless and never gives the correct reading. But i can safely say that it returns a mileage of around 35-40 kmpl in daily city driving. It increases to around 40-45 during highway cruising..

Pros : Looks, handling, Value for money
Cons: Horn, Tyres and an irritating vibration around 6.5k rpm, but this fades away pretty soon..

Lastly i would like to point out that Bajaj was never known for reliability over a long period of time.. Pulsars are meant to be ridden for a period of 4-5 years after which it would be better to switch on to a different machine.. I would advise people who purchase 200NS to go with the same mentality and the beast will never cease to amaze you with its prowess..

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Anand March 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

there aren’t much vibes in the bike and yes there are problems when downshifting the gears.. but thats due to bajaj’s shitty engine oil.. switch to motul if you take it.. the gears will shift with ease and will be buttersmooth..

about the newer batch of NS, the only difference is a vibration damping kit which was introduced in all NS models manufactured after october..

The sole purpose of it was to cancel out the vibes at post 8k rpm and damp the noise of it.. the older NS aree equipped with it on free bajaj check up camp..

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Anand March 13, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Its very nice of bajaj to setup a free camp for 200NS in various cities to make the older 200NS even better by intoducing some parts for it.. For the first time Bajaj did good to a product..

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Rakshit March 21, 2013 at 7:27 pm

i own a blue pulsar ns and its really awesome and gives a good mileage of 42 ..
but the tyres are very poor they skid too much once i had fatal fall and got my ankle fractured so thinking of changing of tyres..but does it affects the performace and mileage as many of them said the mileage decreases..???plz suggest me some tyres…

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Anand March 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm

No Rakshit, the only thing you sacrifice by getting a softer compund of trye is the tyre life. But that doesnt really matter before safety…

Until that try not to use you rear break or use it to the minimun possible extent. Always use front breaks while decelerating and then balance by rear brake. its like 70% front break use and 30% rear. This will minimise the risk of skidding to a great extent.. :D

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Anand March 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

You can try MRF revs.. (fz’s front tyre and r15 v2.0′s rear tyre) Or if u want the best go for Pirelli MT75 front and Sport Demon rear..

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Rakshit March 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Thanx for info…
but does the mileage decrease??by changing the tyres…
Good review anand..

hari April 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I going to buy 200ns bike, I like its design at the same time concerned about its mileage can I expect 42 + mileage on mixed conditions, plz say me the truth

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Anish May 16, 2013 at 3:35 am

I owned a black 200ns on this month,its an amazing performance bike…that i have driven.but i like to buy an yellow ns..when i go to oder it..one of the service boy tell to me that i had better to chose a black coloured one…because yellow is a limited version of pulsar 200ns..you cant get any spare (yellow body parts) of it quickly..but black is available at any time…thts why i take black..on this…is it true on tht rumer…

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Anand May 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Don’t consider those guys comments.. those are all rumours.. And btw if u want to just change the colour you can buy the yellow tank cover and the tail rather than buying a whole bike..

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varun June 15, 2013 at 10:30 am

i bought a blue ns two days before.i could not turn the bike easily.it has a very wide turning radius.unsure of myself if i could ride this bike……

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Z July 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Hello,

How can i know batch of Pulsar 200NS. I want to buy new a bike from new batch coz i heard many bad things about 200NS from the first batch.

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Shahbaz Quraishi September 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Dear Anand,
I am 5’4 inches tall can you please tell me, will I able to ride this bike easily?
As I have purchased it and it will get delivered in next 4 days,
Please reply friend I am really confused.

Thanks you so much in Advance

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raj October 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

nice review…..
hey what is the mileage of 200ns in city and on highway.
And if driven around 50-60 kmph, then whats the mileage..??

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rajj October 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm

and one more thing.
Whether its mileage is more than pulsar 220f ?
I am confused between this two bikes.
please reply

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ashwin October 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

nice review.
what is mileage of 200ns in city and on highway
Also what is mileage if driven between 50-6o kmph.
Showroom guys says 2oons gives mileage 35-37 only.

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Sai February 14, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Hi Anand,

A bold n interesting for review for riders.
Need a clarification regarding the height of the pillion seat. Is it too high? As my parents are concerned about the height of the it?

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