Bajaj Pulsar RS200 dual channel ABS launched in India; price increased

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 dual channel ABS

The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 was the first bike from the maker to get ABS. It started the single channel ABS trend in India. Bajaj recently updated the model to meet BS6 norms. However, now Bajaj has given the Pulsar RS200 dual channel ABS. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 BS6 dual channel ABS price in India is Rs 1.44 lakh, ex-showroom. This is an increase of Rs 3,000 over the BS4 model. Bookings and delivery are expected to start after the lockdown ends.

More details on the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 dual channel ABS

The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 always came with dual disc brakes. There was also the ABS ring at the rear. At one point, we did ask Bajaj the reason for adding another ring at the back. The response was that it was to stop the motorcycle from stoppies. The official though said that at a future date, the RS200 might get dual channel ABS. Considering that the competition like the FZ250 and the Fazer 250 as well as Suzuki Gixxer SF250 offer it, it was but natural for Bajaj. The price hike seems to have been absorbed with the BS6 update. The Pulsar’s front brake is a 300mm disc while the rear one is a 230mm unit.

Speaking of BS6, the Pulsar RS200 uses the same 199.5cc, 4-valve, triple spark, liquid cooled engine. This one makes 24.5PS of power and 18.7Nm. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit. Bajaj claims a top speed of 140.8kmph. The kerb weight of the motorcycle has gone up and it is even heavier than the Suzuki Gixxer SF250 (161kg).

There is no change to the other feature list and the RS200 gets dual projector headlights, semi-digital instrument cluster, a rear monoshock, LED tail light, split seats and more. The RS200 is the faired version of the NS200 but now further distinguishes itself with the dual channel ABS.

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