First updates of the Pulsar 200NS since its launch..
Pulsars have always had this European flair in its design..
..and therefore decals / stickers does not suit it
The Pulsar 200 NS has been around for a year and half now and it was time for its first upgrade. Bajaj has responded by what looks like, making small cosmetic changes. It is actually quite uncharacteristic of Bajaj who is known to provide substantial additions in its upgrades.
So is it an indication of a maturing manufacturer? Or is it simply the lack or direct competition? You decide for yourself.
The All Black Color seems to be in Pure Black this time
So what are the changes in the 2014 Pulsar 200NS upgrade?
- New Colors: 3 Dual Tone (Black with White, Blue, Red) and 1 Single Color (All Black)
- "Matt" Finish Handlebars (Black Color)
- Tank Pad/Tank scratch guard
- Dark color engine casings/covers
Mustard Yellow Discontinued: Sadly Bajaj seems to have discontinued the "Mustard Yellow" color of the Pulsar 200NS. According to me that was the most attractive color and Bajaj should have continued with it. Nevertheless according to reports the all Black color seems to be in the Pure Black shade and not in the Brownish Black shade that was initially launched.
Pure Black replaces Brownish Black: The Pure Black shade has always been synonymous with Pulsars. In fact Black Pulsars have been infamous as the chosen vehicle involved in many police cases..!! I am sad to see the Mustard Yellow being discontinued but if the Black shade is indeed Pure Black, then it would be worth checking out. Pulsars have always had this European flair in its design and therefore decals/stickers does not suit it. I am therefore not too excited by these dual tone paint/sticker jobs. A few so called bloggers are stating that the dual color is same as that on what is available in Indonesia. But actually the color combination/decals on the Indonesian Pulsar 200NS is different.
Small but thoughtful changes: What is similar to the Indonesian version is the darker colored engine casings, the tank pad and Matt finish handlebars. giving the handlebars the Matt finish is something which was needed. The glossy paint on the Pulsar 200NS was prone to chipping.
Any mechanical changes? Change in Price? There has been no official word about the 2014 Pulsar 200NS apart from uploading its photos on its Facebook page and official site. Therefore probably there would be any mechanical change or a change in its price. There was no big issues with the Pulsar 200NS anyway. But what would be welcome is if Bajaj has provided some improved damping on its engine block to cancel the slight resonance that seems to appear at some specific rpm range.
I have been planning to get the Pulsar 200NS someday and was thinking of getting the Mustard Yellow color, but now with it gone hope the Pure Black color saves the day for me. No dual tone Pulsar for me..!!
And by the way Mr. Bajaj, I wouldn't mind paying 10K-15K more for an ABS version. Thank You..!!
- Ride Review: Pulsar 200NS [Jun 2012]
- Pulsar (1st Gen): A Decade (2001-11) of Dominance [Nov 2011]
- The inspiring story behind the Birth of the "Pulsar" [Aug 2007]
- CBZ Classic Vs Fiero Vs Pulsar 150 Classic: Blast from the past (early 2000’s) [Sep 2010]
- Full Faired Pulsar Photo/Sketch [Nov 2013]
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