The front styling seems to be inspired from Honda CB1000R itself and hence you can safely say that “Yes, Bajaj has finally made a motorcycle that has got those true street fighter looks”, in other words – ‘NS’ in the name of Pulsar 200 NS is now justified.
Straight from front this machine is made to grab eyeballs and it does it quite well too. Though it actually looks a bit smaller than it actually is, but still it grabs the eyeballs and that’s all about it. It has got the looks that simply take it head and shoulders above from its other Pulsar siblings, in fact now it won’t be overdone if I say that “Pulsar 200 NS has started making other Pulsars look outdated”. The headlamp is no more that ‘old’ wolf eye styled one, but is a newer design with some kind of triangular shape with pilot lamps mounted at the bottom.
Straight from the ten spoke alloys fitted with that massive petal discs with those golden colored Bybre calipers simply look outstanding and does justice to the design and of course the intentions of the motorcycle.
Coming to the speedo console, now this is what I really welcomed, no more that dated design with a large tacho on the left with even larger digital speed display on the right. Instead this motorcycle has got a completely new design which has an analogue tacho as the major part of the console with digital fuel tank reading being a part of it, while on the right hand side of the tacho you will find a seamlessly fitted speedo display which also contains a digital clock as well as duel trip meters. On the top of it lies a very sporty addition which we call shift light, this light glows up once you are nearing the rev limit of 11k rpm. Left side of the console is also not at all any less interesting, it contains a neutral light, side stand indicator, indicator display and above all a fantastically illuminated ‘B’ sign of Bajaj in blue color, which simply adds to a premium feel of the console.
Where has that muscular fuel tank of Pulsar gone? Oh, has the Pulsar lost it’s unique identity? The answer is actually a ‘NO’, the tank is still masculine but just got a little curvy else the muscle factor has just increased and I hope no one will jeer at me if I say that even the 220 also looks a bit disciplined in front of this aggressive looking piece of engineering. And yes, the actual fuel tank lies below what you see, like in many superbikes, the actual fuel tank lies under the plastic tank covering that you see.