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    Default Re: First Bike, Confused Between POWER of 200NS and SAFETY of RTR 180 ABS

    Appreciate your importance for safety also. If your rides were limited to city I would have suggested the RTR but since your rides will also consist of long trips, I suggest don't go for the RTR 180. While ABS is a good feature of the bike, it has problems which make it less highway friendly. One is TVS tires, which can changed later however. The main reason I say it is not highway friendly is its small stature. I have never felt comfortable maintaining high speeds say above 90kmph on the RTR 180. To add to the woes, the bike has vibrations (which has been addressed to some level in the newer version).

    NS is excellent on the highways. Has decent torque for city stints also. NS has its own problems but nothing major. Refer the ownership thread. My vote is for the NS. Not to discourage your need for ABS in a bike, but can I say safety depends mostly on your riding habits?

    However, if you are waiting for the SS (not FF), you will get ABS (hope so). Also another Pulsar namely AS200 will be launched. Even after the release don't hurry and buy the newer versions. Specifications maybe slightly different. Wait for problems to creep up in the newer bikes and then decide between NS, SS and AS (and whatever else is in your mind then). If you need a bike now, go for the NS.
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    Hello there,
    Seems you are in the same situation as of me. I love the RTR design and power, but many reviews about TVS engine quality and Vibes is making me confused. As far as 200NS, its been a new gen pulsar with lots of good opinions than all the other previous versions. But still, does an ABS option would be available in 200NS? Some say it might make way into 200 SS or AS, but not the current 200NS..?

    Experts, would you please shed a light on this? With ABS and more grippy tires..200NS would be a pretty nyc catch, i don't mind the carb anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibin M View Post
    Hello there,
    Seems you are in the same situation as of me. I love the RTR design and power, but many reviews about TVS engine quality and Vibes is making me confused. As far as 200NS, its been a new gen pulsar with lots of good opinions than all the other previous versions. But still, does an ABS option would be available in 200NS? Some say it might make way into 200 SS or AS, but not the current 200NS..?

    Experts, would you please shed a light on this? With ABS and more grippy tires..200NS would be a pretty nyc catch, i don't mind the carb anyway.
    Not sure if you are aware, booking for 200SS has commenced. It comes with ABS as standard. Just check with your local Bajaj dealer if its true. I read it here -
    Bajaj Pulsar 200SS Launch, Pics, Price, Specs, Details

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    Seems like 10k is the booking price.
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    Default Re: First Bike, Confused Between POWER of 200NS and SAFETY of RTR 180 ABS

    Yes, i am gonna wait.

    Bajaj has released an official information about the bike through there Facebook page.

    The fully faired version of 200 NS is named as RS 200. (Racing Sport).

    I am waiting for the launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibin M View Post
    Hello there,
    Seems you are in the same situation as of me. I love the RTR design and power, but many reviews about TVS engine quality and Vibes is making me confused. As far as 200NS, its been a new gen pulsar with lots of good opinions than all the other previous versions. But still, does an ABS option would be available in 200NS? Some say it might make way into 200 SS or AS, but not the current 200NS..?

    Experts, would you please shed a light on this? With ABS and more grippy tires..200NS would be a pretty nyc catch, i don't mind the carb anyway.
    There is a good news brother, My friend (Service engineer in Bajaj) who went for the training of 200 SS on Monday said that the bike comes with ABS and FI as standard. He has no info about the pricing of the bike. He said it looks heavy.

    Today Bajaj officially revealed that the name of this bike will be RS 200 not 200 SS. I think RS stands for Racing sport.

    Now my confusion is should I book it as soon as the launch or should I wait for the reviews to come...

    According to the info in bajaj Facebook page this is gonna be fastest pulsar yet. Which means there is definitely an upgrade in the engine. 200 NS and duke 200 has same engine, Duke has FI and NS has carb. But Duke has more power. Reading all together I think its gonna get the same engine of duke 200 . Because | 200 NS engine + FI + Bit More Power = Duke 200 Engine | just a wild guess guys, I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    Not sure if you are aware, booking for 200SS has commenced. It comes with ABS as standard. Just check with your local Bajaj dealer if its true. I read it here -
    Bajaj Pulsar 200SS Launch, Pics, Price, Specs, Details

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    Seems like 10k is the booking price.
    No brother, Its not true. The booking is not yet started officially. But I read in internet that few dealers are started the booking unofficially.

    According to the info I got the official booking will only start from the date it is launching.

    The bike is not gonna come to all dealers. Only around 500 units are manufactured in 1st batch. In Bangalore it will only come to two dealers.

    All the Above information is tentative, But it is provided by my friend who works in Bajaj as a service engineer (He got training for this bike this on Monday )

    According to him the launch date will be 25th or 26th of this month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akhilzo2.6 View Post

    According to the info I got the official booking will only start from the date it is launching.

    The bike is not gonna come to all dealers. Only around 500 units are manufactured in 1st batch. In Bangalore it will only come two dealers.

    All the Above information is tentative, But it is provided by my friend who works in Bajaj as a service engineer (He got training for this bike this on Monday )

    According to him the launch date will be 25th or 26th of this month.
    Then its definitely worth the wait buddy, launch date is not far off. If you can sneak in to the reservations list, get hold of your bike during the first lot itself, since you quoted knowing someone there
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    Then its definitely worth the wait buddy, launch date is not far off. If you can sneak in to the reservations list, get hold of your bike during the first lot itself, since you quoted knowing someone there
    But is it okay to buy it without getting any review comments from the experts.. ? [I am a fan of POWERDRIFT and OVERDRIVE reviews in youtube. ]

    I think proper reviews will take at least a week after the launch. The main problem is I am ready with the money and this waiting is killing me.

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    Pulsar NS 200 -- tested bike and all the niggles that come with a bike s initial launch have been sorted by now.. i feel its best to wait for a year before buying a new bike if you want to stick with it for a longer period of time (think of the KTM D 390.. slipper clutch and 19 other upgrades for the same price on it.. and tons of issues already resolved which the 1st batch of bikes faced)..

    NS 200 might be better as against RS/SS 200 for the above reason.. moreover unless you are planning for hardcore touring the wind blasts wouldnt be that big a deal i feel on the NS..

    RTR ABS -- ABS is definitely an advantage in terms of safety and the RTR scores here.. but i think RTR is not a better tourer as against the NS..

    Just my thoughts.. best of luck with your bike selection mate..

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    I say no to Bajaj because of their sales service experience of mine..since u have a friend who will help u with things....then go for it

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    Go with 200 NS or wait for 200FF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akhilzo2.6 View Post
    But is it okay to buy it without getting any review comments from the experts.. ? [I am a fan of POWERDRIFT and OVERDRIVE reviews in youtube. ]

    I think proper reviews will take at least a week after the launch. The main problem is I am ready with the money and this waiting is killing me.
    waiting would be a wise choice unless it is absolutely necessary for you. And it seems like your friend was right, the release is happening on 26th of this month only.

    Source - New upcoming Bajaj Pulsar RS200 launch scheduled for March 26 | Motoroids.com

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