What Makes Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS Best Bike in the 200 cc Segment?

Bajaj Auto is a behemoth among motorcycle manufacturers in India. The brand launched its first true-bred street sports bike back in December 2012.

Among all Pulsar models, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 still remains a best seller. When it was introduced in India, people went crazy for the bike. The reasons are many. For starters, the motorcycle is a true naked streetfighter-style motorcycle. Fast forward to 2022, the motorcycle still comes with an aggressive design language. The decals on the bike are track-inspired.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

Bajaj also made sure that the BS6 iteration of the bike also held on to the underbelly exhaust manifold of the OG NS 200. This is one of the best Pulsar NS 200 features to this day as per purists and critics alike.

In terms of positioning, Bajaj made sure that the NS 200 sits in between its siblings the F250 and the RS 200. The brand also revised the ex-showroom MSRP of the motorcycle. The NS 200 is now available across India with an on-road Rs. 1, 71,757*.

Other best Pulsar NS 200 features are mentioned below-

Killer Looks


Since it was launched back in December of 2012, the NS 200 hasn’t been revised much in terms of styling. However, the design language was ahead of its time. This is why, even in 2022, the bike is capable of turning heads!

The attention seeker is the distinctive headlamp unit of the bike. The two pilot lamps that flank the headlamp unit also add to the appeal. The fuel tank retains its muscular design. The creases and lines of the fuel tank also offer ample support to the inner thighs of the rider. The latest iteration of the motorcycle also retains its sharp and distinctly styled splits tail lamp unit. The paint quality and the overall fit of the body panels look quality assured as well.

Bajaj also recently updated the colour options for the motorcycle. The new range of colours available from the OEM for the bike is mentioned below.

  • Burnt Red
  • Metallic Pearl White
  • Pewter Grey and
  • Satin Blue.
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Balanced OEM Packaging


Indian bikers these days are being offered motorcycles that come loaded with an array of onboard electronically controlled features. Most of the time, these features are mere marketing gimmicks, and they do not add to the riding experience of the bike.

The NS 200 is not one of those bikes. The bike has an intentional neo-retro product packaging. Bajaj engineers state that the NS 200 is one of the few motorcycles in India that offers the purest form of riding experience. Hence, the presence of minimal onboard electronically controlled features is justified.

The bike is offered with single-channel ABS, a semi-digital instrument cluster, backlit switchgear and halogen lighting. That’s about it. If one wants to enjoy a raw riding experience then this is the bike one should own. It is as simple as that!

A gem of an Engine


The motor on the NS200 has a total displacement of 199 CC. The engine has a single-cylinder and is fuel-injected. The motor is also compliant with the BS6 emission norms. The OEM also paired the motor with an efficient liquid-cooling system. The peak power and torque outputs of the engine stand at 24.13 bhp and 18.74 Nm respectively.

Perfect Ride Quality


The rider would sit with an aggressive stance. The low handlebar and rear set footrests make sure of that! However, riders would not feel uncomfortable on long rides thanks to the heavily revised seats. Furthermore, getting on and off the saddle of the bike is easy for both tall and short riders. This is due to the perfect seat height and ground clearance of the bike.

The suspensions on the bike are set on the stiff setting. This is a street sports bike. Hence, a stiff suspension allows the bike to remain stable at high speeds and on corners.

The brakes on the bike are perfect for a bike of this calibre. To put things into perspective, the latest iteration of the bike comes with a 300mm disc at the front. The rear disc has a diameter of 230mm. Bajaj has equipped both discs with dual pistons that enhance the overall braking performance of the bike.

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Worth the Hype TBH!


The Pulsar NS200 BS6 iteration hasn’t lost its raw sporty character. The power delivery of the motor is linear after the 3,000 RPM range. The engine is fine-tuned and refinements are visible when one twists the throttle and pushes the engine to 10,000 RPM! The top speed of the bike is electronically limited to 145 KMPH.

The six-speed transmission works beautifully with a wet multi-plate clutch. This is one of the reasons why the engine never struggles when it is pushed to its limits. Hence, the hype surrounding this motorcycle is justified. To learn more, it would be best that one takes a test ride at the nearest Bajaj dealership.

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