Bajaj has decided to mix it up a little by introducing 4 new color schemes for their Pulsar 200NS. 3 of these new color themes will be dual-toned, and should be available in showrooms soon.
The 4 new color themes are:
- Midnight Black
Black and Blue
Black and Red
Black and White
These 4 new color schemes would be replacing the existing color variants of the 200 NS, namely: Cherry Black, Safire Blue, Tosca Red and Mustard Yellow.
All of the 4 new themes have Black as their primary color, with Blue, Red and White being used as streaks. This is in-line with the dual toned color schemes Bajaj introduced in the 220 version. It should be noted, that the 200NS would only be sporting new colors, and these bikes would not have the fuel-injection technology. That feature along with other upgrades (we are looking at you ABS) will be available mid next year. So this maybe a dual layered strategy to boost sales and to clear stock of the current 200NS.
The new color scheme should be able to attract customers by offering them the same old reliable Pulsar in a relatively new look. Check out Pulsar 200 NS in its new avatar below, and tell us how you like this new haircut.
Noteworthy is the fact that Bajaj are discontinuing their most popular color: The Mustard Yellow. It would be interesting how the customers react to this news. We would put our 2 cents on the theory, that Bajaj is holding off the Mustard Yellow color scheme for a special occasion, possibly the launch of the new Pulsar 200NS in 2014. Even then we expect the color scheme to be dual toned, quite unlike the Yellow Pulsars that we see on the road today. So if you wanted to own a Mustard Yellow Pulsar, you better make your way to showroom soon, or at-least find an able paint-job.
With the advent of sport biking in India, the look and feel of a bike have become increasingly more important. So much so, that there is an inverse relationship between getting laid and owning a Splendor. Pulsar has always been a fan-favorite among Indians, but with giants like Triumph and KTM entering the market, it is becoming increasingly competitive. Retiring a color scheme, which has been a signature of the brand could be a risky move. But Bajaj has always believed in rejecting the old for the new (remember the round headlight Pulsar, we at RiderZone do), so all this yellow rage might be much ado about nothing.
The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS utilizes a 4-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 199.5 cc. It produces a peak output of 23.2 BHP at 9500 RPM and a torque range of 18.3 Nm at 8000 RPM. The bike is priced at Rs. 87,794/- (ex-showroom, New Delhi), and Rs 87,514/- (Ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Tell us what you think. Will this new color scheme sway you either way, when buying a Pulsar 200NS. Would you rather wait for the new and improved 200NS with fuel-injection and shit? Do you hate Pulsar with all bile and venom? Or do you fall somewhere in between? Tell us what you think, in the comments.
[All images courtesy www.bikeadvice.in]