Sunday, February 12, 2012

PULSAR 200 NS VS KTM DUKE 200 ( Video )

The reports says that Bajaj motors is aiming to fix the price of KTM Duke 200 around 1.17 lakhs which is still on the higher side. This will be achieved by borrowing some of the spare parts used in the successful Pulsar series bikes. It is expected that Bajaj KTM Duke 200 will have the clutch and front brake lever of Pulsar 200 NS. Despite of the other high end components used, the price of KTM Duke 200 doesn't seems to be nominal.

Type: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled
Valve Train: 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC
Displacement: 200 cc
Bore x Stroke: 72 mm x 49 mm
Starting: Electric
Transmission/Gears: 6-speed
Fuel System: Fuel Injection

Type: Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
Front Suspension: WP, Telescopic Upside Down Forks
Rear Suspension: WP, monoshock
Suspension travel Front: 150 mm
Suspension travel Rear: 150 mm

Tyres (front/rear): 110/70 x 17(tubeless)/ 150/60 x 17(tubeless)
Front Brake: 300 mm Disc brake
Rear Brake: 230 mm Rear Disc
Steering head angle 65°

Wheel base: (1,361 ± 15) mm
Ground clearance (unloaded): 170 mm
seat height (unloaded): 810 mm
Total fuel tank capacity: 10.5 litres
Dry Weight: 125 kg

Pulsar 200 NS

Whew. She’s here. Finally. It was worth the wait.
The new Bajaj Pulsar 200NS ( Naked Sport ) to be priced at less than a Lakh Rupees, will be powered by a water cooled 200cc mill, with 4 valves and triple spark plugs. The triple spark plug leads to a 50% increase in combustion speed, said Mr. Joseph Abraham, Chief Technology Officer, Bajaj Auto. This in turn leads to a Lower Brake Specific Fuel Consumption ( fuel consumed for 1KW output for one Hour), fuel Consumption improvement between 10% to 17% and a peak power of 23.5 PS at 9500 rpm and torque of 18.5 Nm at 8000 rpm. Redlined at 10500 rpm, the new Pulsar is sure to be the street fighter its always been.

The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is to be launched in the next fiscal.

The new Pulsar 200NS drops the traditional down tube steel frames for a pressed steel perimeter beam section frame with rectangular tube section swing arm that lead to a lateral stiffness that is three times more rigid than the previous gen Pulsar 220. The Nitrox Monoshock with the piggybacking gas canister ( oh, Bajaj ) and the 280mm petal disc up front, with the Bybre floating caliper and the 230mm disc at the rear aid handling.

Specifications of Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS :

Displacement : 199.5cc Single Cylinder SOHC Engine
Max Power: 23.4 BHP @ 9500 RPM
Max Torque: 18.3 Nm @ 8000 RPM
6 speed gearbox
4-valve compression technology
Front : 280mm Disc
Rear: 230mm Disc
Front : Telescopic forks with antifriction bush
Rear : Nitrox monoshock with a piggyback gas canister
Tyres Front and Rear: 100/80 R17 & 130/70 R17
Ground Clearance: 167mm
Wheelbase: 1363mm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 12 Litres
Kerb Weight: 145 kg

Mileage: 55 – 60 KMPL

 Missing though are the fantastic 55W head lamps with the projector. The Pulsar 200NS uses HS1 35/35W headlamps without projectors! A Bajaj exec assured us that was in store for us when they bring out the faired version of the new gen Pulsar.

For the first time on an indigenous motorcycle, the exhaust is mounted centrally for better weight distribution. Performance figures are as follows :

Top Speed 136 kph

0-60 kph 3.61 sec

0-100 kph 9.83 sec
    Braking Distance 16.33 m, which is a metre lesser than the previous generation Pulsar 220.
    So which one would it be?


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