Bajaj is back!
We all now that Bajaj is being distributed by Kawasaki here in the Philippines. Now there is a new bike available for everyone. It's the Rouser 200 (Pulsar 200 in India). Check this page for more information.
Read this BLOG to learn more about this new bike on the block.
Here is the Price (Unofficial)
Selling Price: 94,900
15% downpayment : 14,235
12 mos : 7,763
18 mos : 5,591
24 mos : 4,534
30 mos : 3,907
36 mos : 3,3531
SPEED: Bajaj claims a 135kph top speed and 50kpl as fuel economy. Pulsar 200cc cruises to 60kph from rest in 4.73 seconds
SUSPENSION: Front (Telescopic forks 135 mm stroke) Rear (Triple rate spring, 5 way adjustable, gas charged NitroX shock absorbers)
POWER:maximum power of 18Ps@8000rpm (five speed gearbox with one down and four up pattern)
BRAKES:260mm disc at the front, the massive bike comes to halt in 16.47m from 60kph
FUEL EFFICIENCY:Impressive mileage of 38.3kpl in city and 42.4kpl in highway
General Infos: http://diskorner.blogspot.com/2009/0...geshackus.html
For Reviews: http://www.mouthshut.com/product-rev...51-page-3.html
Last edited by Ronny B; April 23rd, 2009 at 10:32 PM. Reason: Added pic
Review - by Amol Thorat
of Pune, Maharashtra, India Monday, April 7, 2008
Finally a full review on P200 by yours truly ,after almost 4500kms since I bought the bike
Odd time considering that the bike has been launched almost a year ago and many people have bought it.But to tell the truth, this post was on mind since long,pending in the posts section of my blog and I think it will still help.
Prospective buyers - I am no journo of some magazine.All opinions are my own although I will not try to bluff them.
You might come across something which you won't agree (which is bound)please take it into your stride with aplomb, its my humble request!after all these are opinions of a simple mortal...well there are some facts also like technical specs, which will come as they come in a company manual.
A bit of history lesson.
As far as Auto buffs go I don't need to say anything.Pulsar being a milestone in auto-history of India.But for those who came in late , pulsar was launched in 2001,21 st November 2001 to be exact.Since then Pulsar has gone through many alterations and as of 2007-2008, it is quite a refined one compared to the first gen Pulsar of '01.Last update on Pulsar was in nov 'o6.
Head lamp assembly with Blue-tinged parking lamps and main bulb.
2001 - Raw power and super quick around the corners.Flickablility of this classic pulsar is unmatchable.A perfect wheelie machine.
2003 - Revolutionary DTSi appeared as did the fantastic fairing.Top end increased significantly although a low end suffered slightly.These UG2 pulsars are said to clock 133kmph(180cc).
2005 - Bajaj can't stop and throws in goodies like Alloy wheels,Nitrox shock, Fat tyres.Besides overall stance was lowered by almost 12mm making it even more lean mean.Low and mid end given added dose of power for better rideability in city.
2007 - Major changes regarding design and also engine technology.FI appears on 220 as do oil-cooler on both 200 and 220.Even more goodies thrown in most of which are seen first time on any Indian bike.
The 200 is described by many as the most aggressive and balanced looking of the lot and I couldn't agree more.
According to me Pulsar 200 is meanest, leanest , baddest looking pulsar ever ,220 not withstanding.In fact looks were the main reason that made me opt for 200.(well, 220 had a 1.5month waiting when I went to ProB, and this also contributed towards 200!).
When you first throw a glance at 200, what catches your eye most is the tank with new flanks and the black styling from 180 but taken to new height. Lengthened swing arm coupled with huge 120/80 tire makes her substantially bigger than 150/180.
I must add a word about grab rails that are there.I won't go much into details so as to sum up, lets say those grabs are hopeless and serve no purpose other than looking good.You just can't hold onto them be it while pulling the bike backwards or while putting it on stand.The pillion will also complaint(ahem,depends upon what kind of pillion you are having) as in tight situations there is nothing to clench on except the rider!In fact I know some of you will welcome this
Here are some of the design elements that make Pulsar 200..well a pulsar 200!
Parking light -Blue tinge visible
Pulsar 200 sports 198.8cc engine which is capable of producing 18PS @8000RPM.Notable difference between 150/180 engine and 200's engine is that its oil-cooled,which makes it more smooth,calm and relaxed.In fact it is one of the most refined engine to roll out of Bajaj.
Sadly it doesn't scare the rider as classic 180 used to do,anyway its very personal thought.
Thumb the starter(which is a bit noisy and there's no kick starter!) and engine starts with a deep growl.One thing should be mentioned here for those who think that omitting kick starter is a wrong move - Bike starts in first crank without any trick with accelerator.Be it winter or rains.
Anyways, slot into first gear and shoot off.There isn't much to choose from 180/200 as they almost feel same at low end.200's added weight and huge rear tire contributes to this.
But once you move into mid-range there's no stopping, with engine pulling like anything.Roll-on acceleration in 3-4-5 gears is also very good making her more highway friendly than a city rider.
However don't be under impression that its a slouch in traffic light GP's.Once you get hang of her ratios and torque ,such GPs are cakewalk although wheelies are a bit rare to come by due to extended swing arm.
In city you need to shuffle between 1st and 2nd gear most of the time, due to short 1st and a slightly longer than usual ratio 2nd gear.The engine once past 4-4.5K RPM makes a serious power and only then you get the real thrust.The engine then goes right till 9.5K RPM before losing the steam.All in all its much refined and sorted out engine with all the right characteristics thrown in.Only sore point could be the lower end performance.But the smoothness and mid range grunt more than makes it up.
Pulsars right from first generation have been mostly marred by its gearboxes.Thankfully Bajaj seems to have sorted out this one onto its latest generation pulsars.P200/220 being a shining example of this.The gears slot in with noticeable click and false neutrals are almost absent.
However Bajaj has still long way to go before it catches up with Honda/Yamaha as far as gearshifts are concerned.Clutch less gearshifts are better be avoided.But unlike older pulsars, shifting quickly through gears is pleasant experience.
My bike had a particularly clunky shift from 1st to 2nd and vice-versa which is now a days reduced to great extent but still present.2 free services haven't solved the problem yet.
Thankfully this is not a universal problem, as my bikes of my friends have flawless shift.
Split seat and split rear grab -rail
200/200 are being projected as exclusive and performance bikes, clearly this aspect is going to matter most when buying such bikes.
And as expected P200 doesn't disappoint even a bit.
According to overdrive , P200 is capable of reaching 60kmpl in 4.7 seconds which is next only to P220 and is quick by any margins,well at least in India that is!
However its not the time taken to reach 60, its the relaxed nature of engine which makes you smile.You don't feel the speed unless you look at speedo.
There's been a lot of controversy about top speed and I am not still sure about it.
For prospective buyers , don't worry, its on outer side of 120kmph!
Sadly I can't confirm how much beyond 120,as your's truly has only reached 120kmph once on pune-ahmednagar 4 lanes with almost a centimeter of accelerator travel remaining.
Besides I was riding straight up and not crouching.So if you do all these things while going in for speed run on P200, you might reach a healthy 126kmph.
On orkut I have come across people who claim to have reached 135kmph and do 130kmph regularly.This according to me is far stretched and can't be done on stock P200.
So 123-126k is your best bet.
Once past 90k,things become slow and reaching for top is a tedious job just wish that there are no cross winds.
As for touring with her relax engine,cruising all day at 85-90kmph is a cut out task for her as that is the range when engine is in perfectly smooth band.
One point to note here is that , shifting through gears quickly and smoothly is the key to extract maximum performance from P200,too high revs in each gear or too low revs aren't going to help.
Braking is served by disc brake (Ø 260 mm) up front and regular drum(130 mm) brake at the rear.
The braking grunt provided by these two is adequate.Make sure you don't fully rely on only one of the two(especially rear one) as is the habit of many people.The rear brake feels really weak when compared to other bikes but thanks to bigger disc up front, the bike gets some serious braking power.
RIDE AND HANDLING :
This one is a no brainer.Pulsars all along have been great handlers with superb ride and P200 is no exception.All right bits are present such as gas filled shocks which are adjustable,tubeless tires at both end,super rigid chassis ,sporty riding position etc.
Most noticeable thing once you hop onto P200 is riding position.There's no other bike bar 220 in India which is as sporty as this one.Just sitting on it gives a kind of rush which has to be experienced.Thank you Bajaj for this clever and simple piece of thought.
The main contributor to this are the lowered handlebar(no clip-ons though), rear sets, and the stepped seat.The clip-ons a la 220 would have looked even better, but Bajaj seems to reserve them for 220 so as to maintain exclusivity and the higher cost could be another reason.
The stepped seat is nice touch and first on Indian bike(or was it bullet 500?) although the one on my bike is bit hard and not very comfortable.Same holds for rear seat.Besides the rear seat is so high up that for ladies and oldies its a task to climb on it(ok ok i understand its not for your mom or grandpa to sit) nonetheless the look it lends to bike is very sporty.
As for the ride on bad roads there is nothing much to boast about.Big tubeless tires obviously helping the overall comfort level but the thin and narrow seat somewhat lessening the effect.
Bring the bike on plain highways and there is nothing to crib about,its flawless.On hilly roads with lots of turns and bankings, P200 is real joy to ride due to superb grip provided by tires and inherent strong chassis.
The gas filled shock absorbers doing their duty just as ordered.Rear shocks can be adjusted as per your choice.By default they are set on soft mode.
One major concern that I feel is the turning radius.Bike certainly has big turning radius which brings down pulsars traditional quick flicking ability to certain levels down.In city especially you will notice this when in traffic jam.Squeezing through tight spots is not her cup of tea as shown in the ad.Parking in a tight spot is cumbersome to say the least, with stupid grab rails also adding to the nightmare.
Leave these grudges apart and what you have is one of most composed and able handler in the country.Many respected tourers will swear by it I am sure.
At last here comes the dearest topic of many bikers.I wonder if it really matters for bikes like 200 but I won't let it slip through.There is one whole post dedicated to it which you can find here.To wind up the story however here are the excerpts.In city one can expect in the range of 35-40 or even more depending upon your riding style and whole lot of other factors.On highways the figure might swell to 48kmpl.According to me these figures are highly respected when you consider the fat tyres ,bigger engine and performance.
The bike costs anythng between 72-75K depending upon where you live.Considering the goodies and performance that comes bundled with package makes it a good VFM proposition.
Its a good looking and handsome machine standing apart from 150/180cc.Those who think 220 is bit overdone and too advance, 200 makes good case for itself.
The bike has its shortcomings also, like the poor rear brake and huge turning radius making a hard job of city commute.Moreover weak low end performance makes you change gear frequently when in traffic , however its a minute niggle.
Bajaj has tried its best to sort out the issues related to digital console but its still no where near to perfect.Although my particular bike did not give any major headaches, the console is reported to be problem ridden.So be careful with it, thankfully they replace it free of cost in most of the cases.But as long as there is wind through your hair and a long stretch ahead, I bet there is no other bike to ride than P200.
Extended swing-arm to accommodate bigger tire.
Technical specifications as on bajajauto.com -
4-stroke, DTS-i, Oil cooled
18 Ps / 13.25 Kw
1.75 kgm / 17.17 Nm
Telescopic forks 135 mm stroke
Triple rate spring, 5 way adjustable, gas charged NitroX shock absorbers
260 mm hydraulically operated disc brake
Mechanically expanding 130 mm drum type
90/90 x 17” Tubeless tyre, shod on aluminium alloy wheels
120/80 x 17” Tubeless tyre, shod on aluminium alloy wheels
15 Lts ( 2 liters of usable reserve)
12V AC + DC
35/35W clear lens type with 2 pilot lamps
A small extension on front mudguard.
Most visible change.The tank flanks.Excellent!if I may add.
Little oil-cooler.It is nestled perfectly between those flanks.
220spec disc-brake and bigger forks as compared to P180.And they are black.
Zip-guard on the tank.
120/80 MRF zapper-G tire.Huge!
All aluminum silencer.Also notice slightly curved rear-sets.
Sexy brake-lever its bolted on rear-sets.Instantly Giving you super sporty riding position.
Diskorner talks about ROUSER200
Meaner, Leaner, and Badder
Gandang bike yan...135kph is not bad for a factory stock 200cc engine.
Used as Exhibition bike sa TV Commercial (Must see)
Monthly installment is competitive enough pero yung DP nya ay medyo mataas Php 14,235...much higher ang DP nito sa Suzuki Raider 150R.Here is the Price (Unofficial)
Selling Price: 94,900
15% downpayment : 14,235
12 mos : 7,763
18 mos : 5,591
24 mos : 4,534
30 mos : 3,907
36 mos : 3,3531
A market competitor of Yamaha's YBR125 Street Bike.
Lufet din ng mga exhibitions ng riders.... ala kayang molasses yun kaya madulas.... joke...
Regards sa lahat!
building bridges instead of walls...
WE have the skills.. it’s not just how fast your bike can run..but how fast you can think & react…
A VERY COOL BAJAJ COMMERCIAL!
I bought the Pulsar200 earlier this year in June. Now the bike has done over 6000 km and I found it prefect to write a review so as to help the guys who might be going (or not going) for this bike.
Performance :- The bike has a great pick up. On signals the bike wont disappoint you in zipping past other bikes. Vibrations are minimum for the city ride.Once you hit the highway, you wont even know when it reaches 100. But after 100/105 the bike drags a bit to reach to the higher speeds. The max I did was 124 on NH4. Bike vibrates a bit after rpm crosses 7000rpm. Pick up in 3rd and 4th gears are better than in 1st or 2nd which helps in overtaking a slowly moving vehicle in front of you. The engine isnt as refined as Karizma though.
Looks :- I think no comments are required in this dept. P200 is easily one of the best looking bikes on Indian roads. The total black theme with an Aluminium coated silencer gives it a really sporty look. It always seems ready to pounce upon roads and munch kilometers.
Mileage :- We cant expect a good mileage from any 200cc bike. The highest I have got was 48 during my running in when the top speed didn’t exceed 55. Otherwise in normal city riding it hardly reaches 40 wherein I do not race the accelerator excessively and average speed is 50-60. On highways, if you really want to rip apart, you better forget the mileage. During my 1000 km trip I never came below 100kmph and the mileage dipped to 35. Decent highway mileage can be obtained only at max 70-75 kmph.
Handling :- The bike is really stable at all speeds. The wide rear tyre gives you the confidence to keep moving at high speeds. Even the cross winds on highways are not an issue. The turning radius,however, is very large and the bike cant even make a decent U-turn. (Reminds me of the old Premier Padmini). Its very bulky and while parking in the highly crowded parking lots of Pune, its really a damn pain. Pillion is surely gonna complain. The rear saree guard doesnt have a footrest. So your mom will be complaining. The split grab rail -- The more gorgeous it looks, the lesser it is of any significance. The pillion just cant hold on to it. He/she either has to hold you or pray that you drive slowly.
Braking :- Front Disc Brake is capable enough to manage this beast. However I feel rear drum brake could have been made more powerful. Mind you, whenever braking at high speeds, apply both brakes especially on straights. Otherwise the bike wont stop where you want it to. When both brakes applied, the braking becomes awesome or even front brake is fine if you can manage it.
Chain :- The chain is uncovered and requires some special attention. You need to oil it every 1000km. The Bajaj Pro-Biking guys suggest you should clean the chain seperately which costs you 75 bucks. I would be doing it after 10000km. Planning to do that every 5000 km afterwards.
Gear-Shift :- The Gear shifting has thankfully been improved by Bajaj. No more false neutrals. Shifting becomes smoother as the bike becomes older. Yeah! Sometimes you can find it difficult to find the neutral due to the toe shifter(It is more of my problem than the bike’s).
Reliability :- I have made one 1000 km trip and scores of 200-300 kms trip. I have never encountered a single problem. You can happily cruise along at 100 without worrying about engine sieze up. Plus the tubeless tyres give the confidence that you can go on longer trips without worrying about punctures. The seating position is quite sporty. You might feel a bit elbow pain after some hours. But elbow rests (kinda we get at medical stores for 30 bucks) are a good solution for that.
Maintainence :- This baby is a bit costly affair. You should change the oil as receommended. Get proper servicings typically after every 2500km (either from Pro-bking or your trusted local ones) without fail and this bike will never ever let you down. The bike has only electric start. So its of utmost important to keep the battery in proper condition. Although there is an indicator in console which flashes once battery is low like the ones you have in cars. Standard battery is Exide Low Maintianence one.
Others :- Headlights are decent. I have done a few night rides on highways and am satisfied with the quality. They are way better than karizma. Horn is excellent. The digital speedo console has hell lot of goodies. All the switches are provided with backlight so that they are easier to spot in the night.
So if you want a sleek, sporty tourer with acknowledging glances in city.. this is the bike for you...
Price :- 74740/- On Road
Model :- June 2008
Upside Down Front Forks
Bigger Sculpted and Aggressive looking tank
I am sure that after getting your heart pumping and your pulses racing with the above photos/pics, I know this is going to be a cruel blow. But sorry guys, the photos posted above are actually of a modified Pulsar DTS-i 180..!!.
And the most interesting fact is that, this piece of art has originated from Indonesia..!!
Indonesia, the third largest two-wheeler market in the world after China and India is basically a market dominated by step thru two wheelers. But like India there is also a niche category of Motorcycle enthusiasts. It is this segment that Bajaj Auto is hoping to cater to with its Pulsar DTS-i 180 model which has been on sale in Indonesia since November 2006.
Carbon Fibre Finish
The above modifications carried out on the Indonesian Pulsar DTSi 180 goes to show the common tastes that bikers in Indonesia and India share.
The following modifications have been carried out on the Indonesian Pulsar DTSi 180..
Upside Down front forks
Monoshock at the rear
Tank Shrouds to give the bike a "Big" feel
Oversized front Disc Brakes
Rear Disc Brakes (the original front brake has been used here)
Integrated Turn indicators front/back
Half Chain Cover (Finished in "Carbon Fibre" look)
Split Rear Grab Rails (Finished in "Carbon Fibre" look)
Removable Pillion Seat Cover (Finished in "Carbon Fibre" look)
A Custom Paint Job
110 section front/120 section rear, Bridgestone tyres
From the pictures the order of workmanship seems to be professional and of high order.
The mods were carried out by "Caprin Racing" of Surabaya, Indonesia. The total cost incurred for the entire modifications apart from the donor bike was around Rs. 40,000-42,000 (Indian Currency).
In the past all I have published were a few computer generated pictures of bikes which were either mailed to me by TBCI readers or downloaded from other websites or blogs which were created using photo editing software. Most of these pictures again have been of the Pulsar created by Indonesians. Let me make this clear that this shouldn’t be interpreted in any way that TBCI is biased towards Bajaj.
Thanks to "Caprin Racing", this time I could publish photos of a real and excellent modification job. The Bike Chronicles of India thanks Caprin Racing of Indonesia for sharing these photos with us.
Nice bike... Maurag!
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Author Unknown
K Servico will bring some units of this bike next week for their "motorcade"... According to my source,they will show it off from Legazpi to Polangui and back!
It will be available for sale after the event...
See you there!
In 2004, Kymco released their version of Pulsar 125cc in the Philippines... see images below.
To avoid confusion Bajaj Pulsar was changed to Bajaj Rouser. As for the technical specifications, there is really no difference between the two, only for its name. If you will see an image that shows otherwise, then it's only photo-edited or customized
To see the Real image of the Bajaj Pulsar, please go to this link http://www.bajajauto.com/
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Author Unknown
A conventional 4 Stroke engine has a Single Spark Plug located at one end of the combustion chamber and hence the combustion is inefficient leading to sub optimal mileage and sub optimal performance.
DTS-i Engine -
DIGITAL TWIN SPARK ignition engine has two Spark plugs located at opposite ends of the combustion chamber and hence fast and efficient combustion is obtained. The benefits of this efficient combustion process can be felt in terms of better fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
DTS-i Engine can be further tuned to deliver exhilarating performance or exceptional mileage.
DTS-Si Engine -
Like DTS-i (which is the mother technology) the engine has 2 spark plugs, but, instead of conventionally positioned straight ports, the offset positioning of the ports generate high swirl and turbulence of the air fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. This results in highly efficient combustion that further results in exceptional mileage. Like the mother DTS-i technology, the DTS-Si technology is a patented technology developed by Bajaj Auto R&D.
We are launching our first bike with 125 cc DTS-Si engine and best in class mileage of 109 kmpl in September 07. The mileage and performance of this bike is sure to delight you.
DTS-Fi stands for "Digital Twin Spark Fuel Injection", a ‘Bajaj Patented Technology’. In fuel injection the conventional carburettor has been replaced by injector which injects fuel in to the engine in a spray form based on the instructions of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) which is a part of the Engine Management System EMS. The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) is microprocessor based and is the brain of the fuel injection system. It processes information sent by various sensors and instantly determines optimum fueling and spark timing for various engine operating conditions. The ECU contains detailed information of the engine's characteristics from which it picks the necessary data for commanding both fueling & spark timing.
The main advantages of Fuel Injection are:
a. Increased power output for same cc.
b. Better low end torque.
c. Lower fuel delivery & optimisation of spark timing.
d. Improved cold start, quick warm-up and excellent response to sudden acceleration.
e. Lower emission levels.
f. Self detection and communication of fuel system malfunctioning if any.
I just want to know kung may oil filter bang pinapalitan dito after several change oil? Kasi when I tried to call kawasaki spareparts sa muntinlupa e wala daw sa brochure nila yung oil filter. I also noticed na oil cooled ito, anong pagkakaiba ng ibang air cooled at water cooled?
Pasensya na ha. Newbie pa lang kasi ako ang I am planning to buy one by the end of this month.