On the sidelines of the Discover 100T launch, Bajaj Auto made a very interesting announcement about its flagship motorcycle. Soon, Bajaj Auto will begin producing the fuel injected version of the Pulsar 200 NS. Armed with fuel injection, the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS will head to export markets such as Indonesia and the Philippines. The Pulsar 200 NS is currently available with a carburetor and the addition of fuel injection is expected to make the motorcycle more responsive to throttle inputs along a small boost in fuel economy due to the more precise metering of fuel.
Apart from this major change, the Pulsar 200 NS is expected to retain its street fighter styling, suspension and engine specifications. The 200cc liquid cooled motor that powered the Pulsar 200 NS features a four valve head operating on an SOHC layout. This engine uses three spark plugs for ignition and is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. The engine outputs 23.5 Bhp of peak power and 18.3 Nm of peak torque. This engine shares many components with the KTM Duke 200. The fuel injected Pulsar 200 NS will become the second Bajaj motorcycle to feature fuel injection, after the now-discontinued Pulsar 200 DTS-Fi.
This latest development also means that the upcoming Pulsar 375 will get fuel injection as standard, right from the word go. Meanwhile, given that a fuel injection system is more expensive than a carburetor, expect the Pulsar 200 NS equipped with fuel injection to be pricier than the carbureted model. Expect the fuel injected Pulsar 200 NS to be priced about INR 5-7 thousand higher than the carbed model. It is likely that Bajaj Auto will continue to sell the carbed variant of the Pulsar 200 NS, alongside the fuel injected variant. Also, two variants of the Pulsar 200 NS means more choice for the prospective buyer.