Feb 21, 2008

16 Gary Wiwaha, a Pulsar 200 owner writes from Indonesia

Gary Wiwaha, an Indonesian biker writes to "The Bike Chronicles of India"..

Readers of "The Bike Chronicles of India.. Please welcome Gary Wiwaha, a biker from Indonesia.

Hi, my name is Gary, living in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. I am 30 Years old and working as Operation Mgr at Oil & Gas Drilling Co. (Gary can be reached at: gary.wiwaha@gmail.com)

Gary on his Pulsar 200

Gary on his Pulsar 200 DTSi

Gary has invited me (Payeng) to attend the 2008 "Jakarta Motor Show" to be held in August 2008..

I would love to visit Indonesia on my bike..

Anyone interested in sponsoring this "Biker Next Door"..??

I have bought a Pulsar 200 DTSi quite recently. Previously I have owned a Honda Tiger (200 cc), then a Suzuki EN-125 (125 cc) and the legendary 2 stroke Kawasaki Ninja RR 150 (150 cc).

I sold my Honda Tiger in January 2006. It gave me a lot of problems, such as bad engine noise, gear problems and a poor starter relay. It sucked! After the Tiger, I changed to Suzuki EN-125. But now even the EN-125 has been sold. Although the Yamaha Vixion is available in Indonesia, it is too small for me. It is like a bicycle to me..!! That's why I did not opt for it.(I am 181 cms in height)


The Pulsar caught my attention when I saw a Pulsar 180 (UG II) in Singapore in June 2006. I wondered "Which bike is this..?" It was Big, had Macho Styling and was not like any other bikes that I had seen. In the beginning I thought it was Kawasaki Pulsar from the logo on the tank. But later when I surfed the internet about the Pulsar, I came to know that it was an Indian bike manufactured by BAJAJ AUTO and the brand was PULSAR.

In Indonesia (especially in Jakarta) the name BAJAJ is synonymous with a 3-wheeler passenger vehicle with 2-stroke engine (it has been in Jakarta since 1970). Never did I know that BAJAJ also made such a Macho Bike.

As soon as I came back to Indonesia from Singapore, I tried to find if there was any Bajaj dealer for motorcycle in Jakarta. But alas, luck was not on my side. There are no Bajaj dealers in Indonesia at that time. As time went by, my wish to own the Pulsar slowly started to fade. But surprise..!! In August 2006 there was JMS (Jakarta Motor Show) in Jakarta. And guess who the main sponsor was..?? It was BAJAJ. Bajaj was launching its latest PULSAR 180 DTS-i UG-III in Indonesia..!!

I said to myself, "Wow..!!, Its finally here and my wait will be over soon". I took the test test of the bike. The looks of the bike and the engine was comparable to Japanese motorcycles. But there was something bugging me, it was the gearbox which wasn’t that good. I was ready to buy the Pulsar. But the dealer told me, if you can hold on for a year, you can get the Pulsar 200 DTSi. Wow..!! the Pulsar-180 has just been launched and the Pulsar 200 will come soon too. Cool..!!

I decided to wait patiently for the P-200. Finally I purchased the P-200 on 30-01-2008. the wait is definitely worth. FINALLY!! I am quite pleased with my Pulsar 200. The engine is very smooth and the tone of the silencer is music to the ears. The gears on the Pulsar 200 is also much improved than the Pulsar 180.

I have christened my Pulsar 200 as "Black Beowulf" which means “The hero without fear”.







Gary has invited me to attend the 2008 "Jakarta Motor Show" to be held in August 2008.. I would actually love to visit Indonesia on my bike. But I would need some sponsors to make this possible.

Anyone interested in sponsoring this "Biker Next Door"..??







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16 Comments:

GAGAN said...

Black Beowulf........thoughtful name mate!!

Gary said...

@gagan: Thanks bro....:D

@payeng: Thanks for the artcle...:D

ashes_dad_1991 said...

congrats for your new bike

well atleast they tell you the exact time of the launch of bike(the dealer told u that p200 will be in indonesia only after a year and not that it is just around the corner)

but here in india u ask a dealer about launching of bike they will say it is coming just in a week or two.it is a true story.i asked a tvs dealer in november when is apache fi arriving he said just in a couple of weeks.

and i pray to god to give me as much patience as gary

Sajal Chakraborty said...

Gary Dude!!

I also own a Black Pulsar 200. It's quite a while now (bought it on 30th September 2007. And it was on Payeng's words that I went for this bike).

I can under what you feel when you call it the "Black Beowulf". Take it from me dude, the bike's gonna drive you insane.........the feeling......the throttle......and above all the balance and confidence that it's gonna give as a token of apprieciation.

I call mine the Black Devil, really........go through your runnin period and then with the all the security conditions set.........give your wrist a twist...you would know why I call it the Black Devil!!!!

Congratulations to you and Hats off to Mr. Rajive Bajaj to giving us the P200!!!!

road-yo said...

It's so cool to see others owning & appreciating Indian products :-)

Gary said...

@ashes: hahaha, patience but suffer, at least I got what I really want...:D

@sajal: thanks dude....:D

@payeng: I will write to you again for the review of the P-200 after got the license and plate number....:D

Payeng said...

@ Gary,

Thanks bro.. have a great ownership experience.

Anonymous said...

Hi Payeng,

What happened to your P220 service issue? Did they (Auto service) replace the damaged part?

Saji.

Anonymous said...

congrats dude!

Payeng, why don't u go thr with ur P220.:)

Payeng said...

I would love to visit Indonesia on my bike..

But I would need someone to sponsor my trip..


@Saji,

The part hasn't yet arrived..!!

:-(

YamahaT135.COM said...

hey payeng job here of yamahat135.com

can you confirm what specific date the 2008 jakarta motorshow?

id loved to be there!

Payeng said...

I don't the exact dates for the Jakarta Motor Show..

Why don't you mail to Gary (his mail id can be found in the beginning of the post above)

Gary said...

The Jakarta 2008 Motor Show,estimated on August 2008....:D The exact date still not published yet....but will keep you all updated.:D

yosias said...

can anybody tell how to solve the overheating of this pulsar 200cc? the overheat sign appears when it reached for 600/650 km and keep appears even it have been shutdown for a single full day.

Payeng said...

I don't the exact dates for the Jakarta Motor Show..

Why don't you mail to Gary (his mail id can be found in the beginning of the post above)

ashes_dad_1991 said...

congrats for your new bike

well atleast they tell you the exact time of the launch of bike(the dealer told u that p200 will be in indonesia only after a year and not that it is just around the corner)

but here in india u ask a dealer about launching of bike they will say it is coming just in a week or two.it is a true story.i asked a tvs dealer in november when is apache fi arriving he said just in a couple of weeks.

and i pray to god to give me as much patience as gary

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