Bajaj’s Pulsar RS200 is the company current flagship and will remain one until the Pune based manufacturer decides to launch their 375ccs sometime early next year. It comes with a very sporty design (some call it overdone) and is based on the engine of the RC200.
Bajaj launched it in March this year and within one month of its launch, it was announced that the motorcycle has received over 3500 bookings and that was the figure only for the 17 cities it was shipped to. One and a half month later, in an interview to Autocarpro, Eric Vas, President of Bajaj’s motorcycle business, shares the same figure of ‘over 3500’ bookings for the new Pulsar, but he does reveal that over fifty percent of the bookings have been for the ABS-equipped variant which is about Rs 12,000 costlier than the non-ABS variant on the ex-showroom Delhi prices.
This is an encouraging indication that buyers of these (relatively) powerful bikes are shelling out more for safety. For the booking numbers, we believe Eric Vas is not updated with the latest figures and they may be higher.
Pulsar RS200 is Bajaj’s first motorcycle to get (single channel) ABS and interestingly, the costlier sibling RC200 doesn’t get it even as an option. It (RS200) is also the only fuel injected motorcycle in the stable at the moment.