During the official unveiling of the 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 at Mumbai on 30th January 2012 in India(click here for details), Bajaj’s top Boss, Rajiv Bajaj revealed that Bajaj Pulsar 200 fully fared version is under development and may debut in coming months. With a fully fared version of Pulsar 200, it will be a very lucrative value proposition for bike buyers and will attract them towards the Pulsar pulling them away from the Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR150R. The reason for the same is that the Pulsar 200 NS is likely to be priced under Rs. 1 Lakh price tag, so the fully fared version should be priced under Rs. 1.15 Lakhs. At this price tag, a fully fared Pulsar 200 with higher power and torque ratings compared to the R15 and CBR 150R makes a more attractive deal.
image – 2012 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
Where Fully Fared Pulsar 200 Leads R15 and CBR 150R?
- Better power output compared to the Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR150R
- Better torque ratings compared to the Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR150R
- More Lucrative price tag compared to the Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR150R
- Triple Spark plug technology
- Better sales and service network
- Comparatively lower cost of service and repairs compared to Yamaha and Honda
Where Fully Fared Pulsar 200 Lags Behind R15 and CBR 150R?
- Pulsar 200 uses carburettor compared to Fuel Injection technology (something like MPFI for cars) used by Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR150R
- Handling and dynamics of the Pulsar 200 are yet to be tested against the well established R15 and Honda CBR bikes
- Engine refinement levels of Yamaha and Honda are better so far than the Pulsar series
- There is no official timeline announced for the launch of Pulsar 200 Fully Fared version, so the buyers who want to make a purchase in near future may not wait for Pulsar 200 fully fared version.
- Build quality of Honda and Yamaha looks more premium compared to Bajaj bikes.
We will keep our fingers crossed and hope that Bajaj comes out with a wonderful fully fared pulsar like it has done with the Pulsar 200 Naked Sports Bike. It may take sometime (not officially revealed), we expect the fully fared version to come out by end of this calendar year. For details on the recently revealed Pulsar 200 NS and KTM Duke 200, check out our detailed reports below: