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Hello everyone ..!!!! I am Suraj Kumar a lover of fast and stylish two wheelers. Since my childhood days I always dreamt of owning a bike which should have cool looks and powerful engine. And after many years my dream came true after I joined my college for pursuing my BBA degree. I noticed that bikes and cars were a common vehicle which most of the students owned.
My dream to buy a bike was revolving inside my mind but I was very confused because my parents didn’t have the budget to purchase me a super bike. The day I decided to actually buy a so called ‘Personal’ bike for myself, believe me not less than a dozen options roamed around my mind.
The top picks amongst that dozen were Yamaha FZ 16, TVS Apache RTR 180, Hero Hunk, Bajaj Pulsar 220F, Bajaj Avenger, Honda Unicorn & the most interesting part of this buying procedure was that the motorcycle 200NS I finally bought was never even considered as an option.
How I Bought Pulsar 200NS
I entered the Bajaj showroom & suddenly a blue color 200NS caught my eyes. 200NS leaves a muscular bike. Inspired from various naked sport racers across the globe, the bike looks identical to various successful superbikes when seen through different angles like – while watching it from the front, she easily reminds you of the ultra famous superbike Honda CB1000R.
Carrying various inherent Bajaj characters with it such as dual LED Strips tail lamps, pilot lights below headlamps (unlike other pulsars where pilot lights are above the headlamp) & the stylish rubber ‘Pulsar’ badging on the tank.
At the rear Bajaj just copy pasted the styling from their other offering Pulsar 135 LS without giving any sort of innovation to it. The 130/70 wide rear tyre provides NS that so called Sporty attitude. Bajaj has made a great looking product or can even say the most eye-catching bike in the sub 1 Lakh category.
My first ride on NS200
I was super excited to ride a sports bike which is one of the fastest bikes on road. It has a superb pickup and the engine sounds also good. I feel like riding a beast on the road which has superb power and dashing looks. During this period I was actually running, Every time I take my bike on road, people started chasing me. I always wanted to show them what NS could do and would accelerate hard. The best looking pulsar, you can’t decline that fact. Everyone, notably girls seeing him first would fall in love with the NS for sure.
Believe me, pillion riders love this Pulsar a bit more than the KTM Duke 200. The seat comfort of the NS is more than the Duke 200. But for long distance rides, the pillion rider complains of back pain but when riding alone, the small extended part of the pillion helps. The tank cover is sharp, muscular and adds to the overall naked styling and has the 12-litre tank. The scoops in the tank cover give good thigh support and extends to cover the radiator.
Everyone having a first look exclaims ‘Man, where is the silencer?’ The underbelly exhaust allows a clear view of the rear disc brake. Fit and finish are good. The bikini fairing looks good but once past 100 km/hr wind resistance is high.
Getting the styling queues from some bigger bikes, the overall styling is just awesome. Comparing it with the R15, according to me has no sense, both are from different categories. It looks good with no big stickers, just a 4-valve and a 200 NS sticker on either side but some parts of the head lamp are also stickered. The rear number plate mount looks great and is lighted by a 3W bulb. The tank cover is plastic, so are the Pulsar logos on it.
If you love buying a naked bike, the Pulsar 200 NS is the best choice out there. Mind that you get everything for just a lakh, a definite eye catcher!