There you go…. after initial reports of its impressive bookings, Bajaj reveals that they have received a fantastic response to their current flagship – the new Pulsar RS200. According to Eric Vas, President motorcycle business Bajaj Auto, Pulsar RS200 has been selling 1700 units every month on an average which is the best they can do at the moment because of their production constraints. This figure is only from the 56 cities they are able to supply the motorcycle till now.
He tells Economic Times, that the company will ramp up production of the motorcycle, which is manufactured at he Chakan plant, to 4000 units every month in the coming two months. This will allow them to reach more cities and will reduce its waiting period which is upto three months in some places, wherever the motorcycle is available.
He also said that, Bajaj’s market share in the 1 to 2 lakh price bracket, which sells around 7150 motorcycles every month, has increased significantly to 56 percent. Now, they intend to double the size of the segment.
Pulsar RS200 was launched in March this year and has been an instant point of interest for its aggressive styling and loads of features. Bajaj reports that over 50 percent of bookings have been for the ABS variant which is costlier by about Rs 12,000 over the regular non-ABS version.
A few days back, Eric also hinted at a smaller Pulsar CS200 which will be based on the bigger CS400 Bajaj showcased at the Auto Expo.