Pulsar RS200 dual-channel ABS is rumoured to be coming soon but we wonder why shouldn’t the flagship Pulsar get BS6 engine along with it?
Bajaj is the segment leader in the 200cc segment but of late it has seen competition intensifying in this space with TVS becoming aggressive with its Apache 200 and Hero joining in with as many as four motorcycles. TVS also took the lead by announcing the BSVI version of Apache 200 which gets many innovative features like SmartXonnect, GTT, fuel injection etc.
But over of all of this, Apache 200 offers dual channel ABS (along with rear lift-off protection) against the single-channel ABS of Pulsars of this segment. The Pulsar RS200, which is the flagship Pulsar for Bajaj also doesn’t get a dual channel ABS despite its positioning (and high price of about 1.42 Lakh ex-showroom).
This may change as according to an online report, Bajaj may launch a dual-channel ABS equipped Pulsar RS200 anytime soon. The bigger surprise is the eventual price it is being said to adorn. The report claims that Pulsar RS200 dual channel ABS will cost Rs 1,43,016 ex-showroom in Jaipur which is only 1400 costlier than its corresponding single-channel ABS version.
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What is confusing is the fact that this price (obviously) does not include the Bharat Stage VI increment which is due and is expected in the next update. If there is a plan for an updated ABS, shouldn’t it be clubbed with the BS6 version – why a variant for a limited period of a few weeks/months?
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Anyway, consider this as a rumour for now but let us hope Bajaj considers this and we get a more potent and safer 2020 Pulsar RS200…
Source – Bikewale