Kawasaki Pulsar 200NS Review
The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer – Kawasaki introduced the Pulsar 200NS which is the product of its sister concern Bajaj, the manufacturer based in India. Kawasaki launched the Pulsar 200NS in Indonesia in 2013, with some graphic upgradations. The Pulsar 200NS is a quintessential city bike, with a potent 199.5cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder engine, lightweight slim chassis, sporty and aggressive street-fighter styling and a relaxed ergonomics. In Indonesia, Kawasaki offers Pulsar 200NS in trademark Lime Green color option. The bike is not locally made, it comes exported from the Bajaj factory in Indonesia, therefore, it comes with a slightly high price tag. Along with its class-leading quality and stunning good looks, Pulsar 200NS is a great commuting bike, unlike any other.
The Pulsar 200NS has inherited Kawasaki's trademark good looks and Bajaj's modern styling, making it one of the most good-looking bikes on the road. The Pulsar 200NS borrows its design aesthetics from its elder sibling Pulsar 135. True to its name – NS as in Naked Sports, Pulsar 200 sports a sharp and sporty street-fighter looks. Based on a highly rigid perimeter frame, the bike has an aggressive look, which is further accentuated by sleek headlights and elongated side view mirrors. The bike also sports a new exhaust, which is inspired by KTM Duke 200, along with a more bold alloy wheels which add on to its sporty profile. The overall dimensions have been kept well-proportionate measuring at 1,965 mm x 810 mm x 1,055 mm, combined with numerous planes and cuts, give the bike a very aggressive yet sports look.
Engine, Economy & Performance
Kawasaki Pulsar 200 NS is powered by a progressive 199.5cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine which delivers a significant 23.17 bhp at 9500 rpm with maximum torque of 18.3 nm at 8000 rpm. A quintessential city bike, the Pulsar 200NS also offers a great fuel-efficiency of 58 kmpl under standard driving conditions and claimed top speed is 136 kmph, keeping you miles away from the petrol pump. Mated with an advanced 6-speed manual transmission, the Pulsar 200NS runs at a top speed of 136kmph, and can reach 0 to 100kmph mark in merely 9.8 seconds. The new fine tuned engine, offers fast and swift movement, which is apt for everyday city use.
Being a daily commuter, Pulsar 200NS offers superb handling during both long hauls and city riding. Kawasaki Pulsar 200NS features a lightweight and rigid slim chassis, which offers nimble handling. The new wider shape of the bike delivers better road trip and combined with thicker handlebar grips which enhance rider control. The bike also sports an upright riding position, wherein the seat has been positioned higher in conjunction with a shortened wheelbase, lending it greater agility. The pressed steel perimeter frame and box section swing arm give the bike great handling and the underbelly exhaust coupled with the rear nitrox mono-suspension gives it better balance and stability.
Safety, Braking, and Miscellaneous:
Kawasaki has ensured to equipped the Pulsar 200NS with adequate safety measures, to make it an apt daily use, city bike. Kawasaki Pulsar 200NS gets its stopping power through a 280mm single petal disc in the front and 230mm single petal disc in the rear. Kawasaki has bestowed the bike with advanced 37 mm telescopic front suspension and mono Shock rear suspension, which compliments its lightweight frame and re-tuned fork and provides great road holding ability, and absorbs shocks and prevents vibrations. The Pulsar 200NS is also equipped with ten-spoke alloy wheels, which offers great road grip and stability even on difficult terrains.
The Kawasaki Pulsar200NS is a great commuting bike, loaded with plenty features. With a potent engine, sporty and sharp street-fighter styling and agile handling, Pulsar is a complete value for money bike, that is apt for new bike riders.