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If there is one thing that Bajaj Auto is famous for, it is fast and reliable bikes. A typical motorcycle needs to be robust, fuel-efficient, it should be good looking and most importantly, comfortable.
If you are in the market for a new motorbike, two options offered by Bajaj Auto beat the rest in terms of value as well as quality. These two options are the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and the NS 200. Few Comparisons of Pulsar RS 200 vs Pulsar NS 200.
The RS 200 has a better fuel injection system. It gives the bike a more effective and robust power delivery, which in turn helps improve tan already excellent throttle response.
Both bikes come with the same 199.5 cc engine. Bajaj has made sure that the engine is tuned specifically to the needs of each bike. It is perfect for the RS 200 as well as the NS 200.
These two bikes are not the most fuel-efficient ones available in the Bajaj all bikes lineup. The NS 200 is slightly more fuel-efficient giving you a fair 36.1 kmpl fuel efficiency whereas the RS 200 gives you 35 kmpl. The RS 200 makes up for the lesser fuel efficiency with a slightly bigger fuel carrying capacity(13L vs NS 200s 12L tank).
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There isn’t too much difference in weight between the RS 200 and the NS 200. However, due to the bulky fairings, the RS 200 weights 164 kgs, 10 kgs more than the NS 200.
At 9500 rpm, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 can produce an impressive 23.5 PS of power. However, the RS 200 can produce 24.5 PS of power at 9750 rpm.
At 8000 rpm, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 can produce a powerful 18.3 Nm of torque. The RS 200 is marginally better producing, 18.6 Nm of torque at the same 8000 rpm.
Because of the addition of the fairings, the ground clearance of the RS 200 is lower than the NS 200. It has gone down from 169mm in the NS 200 to 157mm in the RS 200.
Both bikes have impressive top speeds. If we were to compare the high speed among all Bajaj bikes, these are some of the faster ones. The RS 200 has a top speed of 141 kmph, and the NS 200 has a high rate of 135 kmph.
The Anti-Lock Braking is the most notable safety addition of the RS 200. This feature was originally only available in the RS 200 and not the NS 200. However, later versions of the NS 200 also employed a single-channel ABS.
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By adding all the new and fresh features to the RS 200, Bajaj has comfortably made it more expensive than the NS 200. Just the non-ABS version can cost up to Rs 25,000 more, whereas the ABS version can cost up to Rs 38,000 more. The on-road price of the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 can be Rs 1.36 lakh* onwards, lower than the Rs 1.66 lakh* it’ll cost you to own the RS 200.
Ever since Bajaj Auto released it was RS 200 back in 2015, it sparked an intense discussion of the Pulsar rs 200 vs NS200 among its support base. The RS 200 is claimed by some to be more powerful and faster than the older NS 200. Also, it is safer since it comes with the newer Anti-lock Braking System(also known as ABS) Technology. Another point to consider is that the RS 200 is a faired bike, which is becoming standard in all Bajaj bikes, which means that it has a more muscular look than the bare NS 200 chassis.