BS6 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Gets Dual-Channel ABS As Standard

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The Pulsar RS200 becomes the third Bajaj offering equipped with a dual-channel ABS, apart from the Dominar 400 and the Dominar 250

Bajaj Auto recently upgraded the entire Pulsar line-up to comply with the latest emission norms, and the transition resulted in a price hike for all the models. The RS200 continues to be the flagship Pulsar on sale in the country, and its BS6-compliant version has been priced at Rs 1,44,966 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) onward.

While the BS4 Pulsar RS200 was initially launched with a single-channel ABS only, Bajaj had introduced a dual-channel ABS version for the bike late last year. However, the BS6-compliant RS200 was launched with a single-channel ABS initially but now again, gets dual-channel ABS as standard.

The news was first speculated due to a leaked price list from a dealership that had dual-channel ABS mentioned right next to the Pulsar RS200. However, the news can now be confirmed since the Bajaj Pulsar RS200’s official website has been updated with ‘dual channel ABS’.

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The RS200 draws power from a 199.5 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DTS-i (triple spark) engine that puts out 24.5 PS of maximum power, along with 18.7 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are taken care of by a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle gets a  telescopic fork up front, and a preload-adjustable monoshock suspension at the rear. The braking is handled by a 300 mm disc up front, and a 230 mm disc at the rear.

Just like the powertrain, visual changes have been made to the RS200 either, and it continues to sort a twin-projector headlamp setup, along with LED DRLs, a crystal LED tail lamp and a semi-digital instrument cluster. The bike gets 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends wrapped in MRF Nylogrip rubber. Bajaj offers the Pulsar RS200 with three different paint options, namely Racing Red, Graphic Black and Racing Blue.

At a price of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom), the Pulsar RS200 goes up against the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 in the Indian market, while it also rivals the only other fully-faired 200 cc motorcycle in the country, the KTM RC200.