This Bike is for Fun & Adventure
I have owned the first generation NS200 and also have experienced the fun factor of the latest one. It was and it is always the best in the segment. It was a revolutionary motorcycle when it was initially launched back in 2012. Let's us see the fund fact of mighty NS. Though it was developed on the KTM Duke 200 platform, it has created it's own kingdom and legacy. Till 2012, youngsters in India doesn't have a better any best option to explore and show their full potential to do stunts. It has given wings to fly and the freedom to explore. Coming to design, with robotic headlight, bigger tank, 3 piece handle, perimeter frame and other elements gave it a fresh look and made it better to handle. NS has taken advantage of the perimeter frame, which helps you to carry more speed in corners. The 200CC engine kicks out 23 HP of peak power at 9.5K RMP and 18 N.M at 8K RPM. I feel it quick in low and mid-range and bit leaner at higher RPM. The liquid cooling system helps the engine not to heat quickly and to cool down from high temperature quickly, which gives the rider a long range if riding distance without stopping. The triple spark technology gives it a very good fuel economy, engine life and better response. But the saddest part is the vibes at higher RPM, they are miserable but overall it's fun to ride. I feel Bajaj would have done a better job in terms of build quality, which it has done in the latest version but not up to the mark. It is the best in class, Bajaj could have upgraded this with USD suspension set up at the front, DOHC set up and other quality-driven elements rather than doing cosmetic changes, of course, the new body graphics, belly pan added more beauty to it. The breaking set in the first generation NS200 was bit poor which has been improved and upgraded with ABS in the latest version. In terms of handling the bike, it's fun to ride on highways as well as the close corners of roads. Tyres are doing a decent job, but if want has more fun you can upgrade to some better ones. Bajaj has always given a promised fuel economy across all its Pulsar lineup (even all the bikes from Bajaj), so as the NS. In the initial days there no experts at the service centres, so have to struggle with my NS even for minor problems, but now Bajaj is good. it is one of the best options that you can consider in its segment, the latest version is more reliable and more value for money.