At the launch of the Discover 125 ST, Bajaj Auto confirmed their plans of launching the Pulsar 200 SS in the near future. The SS in the Pulsar 200 stands for Super Sports, which will feature a full fairing. Our artist came up with a rendering some time ago (above), and we showed the same to our internal source who said that we are slightly away from the real thing. However, the artist impression gives a rough clue of how the Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS could turn out. Bajaj Auto remains silent about the launch of the Pulsar 200 SS but revealed that the Pulsar 200 NS deliveries would start by July.
The Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS will be positioned above the Pulsar 200 NS. It will feature the same mechanicals too with the most significant changes being done to the gearing to increase top speed. The power output will remain unchanged at 23.17 PS. Bajaj Auto has also started testing prototypes of the Pulsar 200 SS at its track in Pune, a source with direct knowledge of the development has revealed to us. The company has a few prototypes ready with them and will extensively test the bike as its their first full faired motorcycle.
All full faired bike face two main issues. The first being the engine cooling while the second being high vibrations. Bajaj Auto needs to address both before the launch of the Pulsar 200 SS, which will only see the light of the day by the end of the year. The Pulsar has been known for low cost of parts and the company needs to ensure the same is maintained with the Pulsar 200 SS, as fairings are known to be expensive to replace. Expect a premium of Rs. 5000-7000/- on the Pulsar 200 SS over the Pulsar 200 NS.