At the Auto Expo 2014, Bajaj Auto gave a pleasant surprise byshowcasing the Pulsar SS400 and the CS400.Based on the lines of SS400 (SS- Super Sports) the manufacturer will soon be introducing the faired version of the NS200, whichhas already gained quite a popularity of a performance oriented motorcycle.The upcoming SS200 has been spied testing many times and a few days back spy images of the Pulsar SS200 surfaced again on the web and it created a stir among the bike aficionados. Now according to sources, Bajaj is planning to launch the Pulsar SS200 in the second quarter of this year. The Pune based manufacturer will first launch the Pulsar SS200 and later on will launch its bigger siblings, the Pulsar SS400 and the CS400.
Visually, we can safely expect that the bike will be very similar to the SS400 showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. The spied images also indicated towards the styling of SS400 been carried over to its lower version. The SS200 will be Bajaj’s first ever fully-faired Pulsar motorcycle and will alsocome equipped with fuel-Injection unit as standard equipment. The SS200 is expected to be powered by a retuned 199.5 cc, four-stroke, liquid- cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine which also powers the Pulsar NS200 and produces peak power of 23.52 PS at 9500 RPM and peak torque of 18.3 NM at 8000 RPM. The engine will be mated to a six-speed gearbox. The power from the engine to the rear wheel will be transmitted via a chain set.
Bajaj is already doing well with its motorcycle the Pulsar NS200, which has proved to be among the most successful bikes from the Pune based manufacturer. Bajaj will aim to repeat the success of the NS200 with the SS200. Regarding the pricing of the upcoming Pulsar SS200, Bajaj is more likely to price this upcoming bike slightly higher than the NS200 due to the addition of FI unit and optional ABS.
Soon KTM, the renowned Austrian motorcycle manufacturer is also going to launch its RC series of fully-faired motorcycles in the Indian motorcycle market. So Bajaj has to price this bike quite aggressively to be in the competition, we can expect the pricing of this upcoming motorcycle to be around Rs. 1.25 lakh. Once launched the Pulsar SS200 will compete with Honda CBR250R and the upcoming KTM RC 200.