Feb 13, 2007

Bajaj Pulsar 200: Press Release

Hey y'all. Here is the official launch press release. Looks like the 200 gets the credit for launching almost everything. So the 220, when it comes (soon, I hear), will get credit primarily for the fuel injection system, the rear disc and the headlamp set. Fair enough, I say. Just launch that one too, ok?

Bajaj Auto expands the Pulsar Range
Launches the exciting new 200 cc Pulsar DTS-i

Mumbai, February 13 2007: Bajaj Auto, the pioneer in performance biking has further extended the portfolio with the launch of the new 200 cc ‘Pulsar’ DTS-i in New Delhi today. The latest offering has set new benchmarks in technology, performance, and styling to address the needs of a growing segment of pro-bikers.

The new Pulsar has many firsts to its credit. It comes equipped with an Oil cooler, which helps control engine oil temperatures at sustained high speeds and rpms, thus ensuring more stable engine oil viscosity. The 200cc DTS-i engine generates 18 Ps of raw pulsating power to provide riding excitement to performance hungry bikers. This makes the Pulsar 200 the most sporty and stylish powerhouse on two wheels to pace the Indian roads.

It’s also the first bike in India to feature both front and rear tubeless tyres, which besides offering superior stability are safer than conventional tube types and in sync with the offerings abroad for similar applications. The rear tyre is the broadest in its category to ensure better road grip and stability.

The new digital console is an advanced version of the latest Pulsar family. Apart from the Digital Odometer, Digital Speedo Meter, Digital Fuel Gauge and two Digital Trip Meters, the console on the 200 cc Pulsar DTS-i has indicators for Air filter condition, Engine temperature, Battery voltage and Oil level, all of which contribute to enhancing rider info for trouble-free riding.

Another first is the use of split seats for styling and comfort. The split grab rail perfectly compliments the new rear chiseled looks. It is also the first Indian bike to have electric start as the sole means of engine cranking, dispensing with the kick lever.

Speaking on the launch Mr. S.Sridhar, VP (Sales & Marketing-2 wh), Bajaj Auto Ltd said, “This launch is in line with our strategy of enhancing our product portfolio to offer riding excitement to pro-bikers. Our entire focus and effort is to deliver outstanding technology and performance. The new Pulsar has now raised the bar in the motorcycle industry with superior technology and features such as the engine oil cooler, digital console etc.”

He added, “We are already market leaders by far in the performance segment and launch of Pulsar 200 DTSi would further reinforce our position in this important segment. The bike joins the immensely popular 150 cc and the 180cc Pulsar DTS-i to extend the Pulsar DTS-i range across a range of price and performance points. ”

The bike would be available at exclusive Probiking showrooms at select locations across the country. Performance biking now also comes at an attractive price of Rs.65,497 ex showroom, New Delhi.

More about Pulsar 200 DTSi
The Bajaj Pulsar 200 DTS-i’s higher sportier stance with greater chassis rear inclination is supported with some of these technologically advanced features.

  • A lowered Headlamp/Fairing assembly alongwith a high tail-end, giving it an aggressive, ready to pounce stance.

  • An all Stainless Steel silencer with a Aluminium muffler can for genuine sporty looks and long life.

  • Large 33 mm Front forks for muscular looks and to take care of the extra suspension and braking loads.

  • Large 260 mm front disc for strong and predictable stopping power.

  • A unique Auto Switchover feature comes into play incase one of the two Headlamp filaments stops functioning.

  • A unique Battery Energy Conserving feature ensures a fixed delay after 3 continuous cranks.

  • All new ‘Blue tinged’ bulbs for the main headlamp and parking lamps. These emit strong ‘White’ light for a distinctive look.

  • Sleek, Twin row, Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for the tail and brake lamp ensures “Zero Maintenance”. and a long battery life.

  • Backlit, Non-Contact type, Soft-touch Handlebar Switches.

  • Self-canceling Indicators that switch off when the turn has been completed and the handlebar comes to a ‘straight ahead’ position with a pre-set automatic switch off function, even if the turn has not been undertaken.

  • Smooth, positive, virtually friction-free gearshift feel with new shifter assembly, an integrated over-shift preventor, and shift forks with rollers mated to a change drum.

  • A Low Maintenance Battery with a unique venting valve, drastically reducing electrolyte loss and therefore reducing frequency of routine maintenance.

  • Black paint theme carried over to the front fork legs, the rear shock absorbers, and the swing arm, in addition to the engine, for deadly looks.

  • High performance exposed ‘O’ ring Drive chain for running in dusty conditions, providing for clean uncluttered looks and commensurate with the bikes image.

I already posted the full specs here. No pics, because I haven't got any. Riding impression tomorrow or day after (it's a bit busy at the office these days). Promise.

6 comments:

Nyctophobia said...

i think this technologically advanced feature takes the cake !!!

A lowered Headlamp/Fairing assembly alongwith a high tail-end, giving it an aggressive, ready to pounce stance.

theslayer said...

I'm so used to perpetually shifting P220 launch dates that I think I won't be able to take it when they actually DO launch the bike.. Whoa.. Guess I'll need some conditioning sessions sometime around April...

Anonymous said...

sure it is a technological feast but is India ready for this...i mean the bike will have only a small niche market..no carb, no kick lever, discs on both wheels, no heel part on the gear shift lever, exposed chain which will become dirty....all this is too much to digest. We will have to relearn biking:)

The BATFAN said...

Just curious ... What are these contact less switches and how are they different from switches on current bikes in production. And how much will back lit switches help because a motorcyclist uses the switches on a bike more with habit rather than a peek.

rohit said...

hey my name is rohit...test rode the 200CC pulsor yeterday...bloody thing can take the wind easily....but at 2nd gear low RPM, it knocks...the bike actually stalled twice when i was riding it

Anonymous said...


but when it'll b valble in mkt...its not available still in the last week of Feb..