Bajaj Pulsar RS200 gets a dual-channel ABS, finally. Along with the update, Bajaj has also hiked the prices by a marginal premium and the RS200 costs ₹1,43,343 ex-showroom (Delhi), making it ₹1,410 costlier than the single-channel ABS variant.
So what else is new? Nothing. Apart from the updated ABS feature, Bajaj has left the RS200 unchanged, in terms of cosmetics and mechanically. One of the reasons as to why Bajaj was able to keep costs in check is because the RS200 already had a rear disc with a speed sensor. This helped Bajaj save costs on parts.
The dual-channel ABS is the second update the motorcycle received since its launch in 2015, as the earlier one was an ECU update to make the motorcycle comply with BS-IV norms. Apart from these two minor changes, the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has remained unchanged.
With new emission norms (BS6) coming into play soon, Bajaj is expected to update the Pulsar RS200 to meet the new regulations and when that happens, we might see bigger changes to the motorcycle.
Similar to how TVS updated the Apache series with a BS-VI compliant engine, new LED headlights, and a low-rpm assist, Bajaj is expected to bring more changes to the motorcycle apart from a cleaner engine. When the updated RS200 goes on sale, expect Bajaj to hike prices as well.
Currently, the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 dual-channel ABS variant competes with the KTM RC200 and the Hero Xtreme 200S in the Indian market. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200, in fact, sits between the two motorcycles in terms of price as the KTM is priced at ₹1.91 lakh, while Xtreme 200S is priced at ₹99,400, both ex-showroom Delhi. For more updates, stay tuned to WheelBHP.
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