Available at Rs 1.34 lakh, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 became first of the modern-day Pulsars to borrow heavily from KTM
The Bajaj Pulsar is easily the most recognizable motorcycle brand in the country with almost every motorcycle rider having owned one or, at least, having ridden one at some point of his life. Over the years, the Pulsar range has expanded to a strong lineup of carefully positioned offerings that suit diverse needs. One of the more popular of these models has been the Bajaj Pulsar NS range, which comprises of motorcycle in 160cc and 200cc range. Today, though, we can see the motorcycle in a new iteration that seems to be heavily inspired from a Ducati Hypermotard.
Created by abin_designs_511 on Instagram, the NS200-based concept looks very stylish and impresses with the dual-sport layout. The front-end carries a long travel USD suspension and a high-set mudguard and the handlebar grips have been fitted with knuckle guards. The ear-end gets a meatier tyre and the motorcycle even gets an underseat exhaust instead of the underbelly unit that is prone to damage off the road. Other than these changes, the motorcycle hasn’t been given any other update and carries the same panels as the regular model. Even the alloy wheels have been retained, all of which means that the Bajaj Pulsar NS Supermoto looks every bit a NS200 but with enough changes to have an identity of its own.
As the Bajaj Pulsar NS Supermoto is simply a concept that has been created digitally, there is no info on the specifications and other hardware. For reference, the NS200 is powered by a 199.5cc single-pot, triple-spark fuel-injected motor that produces a maximum power of 24.5 PS and a peak torque of 18.5 Nm. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed transmission. The motorcycle is built around a perimeter frame and carries conventional telescopic forks up front and a Nitrox monoshock at the rear. The alloy wheels measure 17-inch in diameter and feature 300 mm and 230 mm petal discs at front and rear, respectively.
Coming back to the Bajaj Pulsar NS Supermoto concept seen above, well, we’re surely impressed with the artist’s work and feel that he has visualized a dual-sport motorcycle that won’t cost an arm and a leg to purchase. True, it won’t be as capable as the Ducati Hypermotord either but it will definitely serve well as an entry-level dual-sport motorcycle. Right?