Bajaj will soon launch the Pulsar RS200 with a dual-channel ABS replacing the current version with a single-channel ABS.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is a popular motorcycle amongst enthusiasts as it is one of the most affordable fully faired bikes. In that price range, you also have the Yamaha R15 V3 and KTM RC125, but both of them generate lesser power.
Now, reports suggest that Bajaj is going to update the Pulsar RS200 with dual-channel ABS. It will replace the existing version with a single-channel ABS as standard. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Dual-channel ABS will cost around Rs 1.43 Lakhs, demanding Rs 1400 more than the other version.
Other than that, there will be no changes on the Pulsar RS200. The dual-channel ABS is important in motorcycles that are fast because even on the single-ABS bikes, the rear tire locks up. However, most of the 200cc and under motorcycles come with single-ABS.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 runs on a KTM-derived 199.5cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. The motor is capable of pumping out 24.5 BHP and 18.6 Nm of peak torque, while mated to a 6-speed gearbox setup. The engine is still BS-4 compliant.
For suspension, the Pulsar RS200 uses telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the back. Currently, braking is handled by disc brakes at both the ends with a single-channel ABS as standard. This will be replaced by ABS at the back as well.
Bajaj is also gearing up for the launch of its BS-6 range. The manufacturer had earlier hinted that we can expect the BS-6 lineup to be out by early 2020. Most of the models in the Bajaj range have cleared their BS-6 certifications.
This year is big for Bajaj as it has already unveiled its first electric scooter, Chetak. The prices of Bajaj Chetak will be unveiled next month. In December, Bajaj is also bringing the Husqvarna brand to India, which will give us two premium retro-modern motorcycles.